Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New York; Determination of Clean Data for the 1987 PM10, 72032-72033 [2013-28655]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES 72032 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / Rules and Regulations (4) Snowmobile requirements. Snowmobiles are limited to a maximum of 1200 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW), including cargo but excluding the weight of the driver and any passenger. * * * * * (e) Off-road motor vehicle use. Operating a motor vehicle is allowed within the boundaries of Curecanti National Recreation Area off park roads under the following conditions: (1) Designated routes and areas. Motor vehicle use off park roads is confined to the following routes and areas: (i) Via the access points and routes listed in paragraph (c)(2)(ii) of this section, directly to the frozen surface of Blue Mesa Reservoir; (ii) A maximum area of approximately 958 acres of the exposed lake bottom of Blue Mesa Reservoir between the highwater mark and the water of the reservoir; and (iii) Posted designated access routes through the recreation area described and selected in the Curecanti Motor Vehicle Access Plan/Finding of No Significant Impact dated July 10, 2012. (2) Identification of designated routes and areas. These routes and areas are identified on Maps 6a and 6b, dated January 1, 2011, which are available at the office of the Superintendent, Elk Creek Visitor Center, Lake Fork Visitor Center, Cimarron Visitor Center, and on the recreation area Web site. (3) Vehicle requirements. Motor vehicles operating off park roads must meet the following requirements: (i) Wheelbase width must not exceed 8 feet, 6 inches. (ii) Maximum gross vehicle weight for motor vehicle use on the frozen surface of Blue Mesa Reservoir is 1800 pounds GVW, including cargo but excluding the weight of the driver and any passenger. This restricts vehicle use on the frozen surface to all-terrain and utility task type vehicles. (4) Speed limits. Unless otherwise posted, motor vehicles may not exceed 15 miles per hour on designated off-road routes and areas. (f) Superintendent’s authority. The Superintendent may open or close designated routes, water surfaces, access points, or areas open to snowmobile, PWC, or off-road motor vehicle use, or portions thereof, or impose conditions or restrictions for snowmobile, PWC, or off-road motor vehicle use after taking into consideration public health and safety, natural and cultural resource protection, and other management activities and objectives. (1) The Superintendent will provide public notice of all such actions through VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Nov 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 one or more of the methods listed in § 1.7 of this chapter. (2) Violating a closure, condition or restriction is prohibited. Dated: November 20, 2013. Rachel Jacobson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2013–28788 Filed 11–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–EJ–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [Docket No. EPA–R02–OAR–2013–0618; FRL–9903–24-Region 2] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New York; Determination of Clean Data for the 1987 PM10 Standard for the New York County Area Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is determining that the New York County nonattainment area in New York is attaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to a nominal ten micrometers (PM10) based on certified, qualityassured ambient air monitoring data for the years 2010 through 2012. EPA is also determining that New York’s obligation to make submissions to meet certain Clean Air Act requirements related to attainment of the NAAQS is not applicable for as long as the New York County nonattainment area continues to attain the NAAQS. DATES: This rule is effective on January 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID Number EPA–R02–OAR–2013–0618. All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the electronic docket, some information is not publicly available, i.e., confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy for public inspection during normal business hours at the Air SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Programs Branch, Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions concerning today’s final action, please contact Henry Feingersh, Air Programs Branch, Environmental Protection Agency, 290 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10007–1866, telephone number (212) 637–3382, fax number (212) 637– 3901, email feingersh.henry@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. What action is EPA taking? EPA is determining that the New York County nonattainment area in New York is attaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to a nominal ten micrometers (PM10). This determination is based upon certified, quality-assured ambient air monitoring data that show the area has monitored attainment of the PM10 NAAQS for the years 2010 through 2012. Actually, New York County has been attaining the PM10 standard since 1992. Specific details regarding the determination and the rationale for EPA’s action are explained in the proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register (FR) on September 13, 2013 (78 FR 56633). EPA’s determination is being made in accordance with its longstanding interpretation under the Clean Data Policy, and with previously issued rules and determinations of attainment. A description of the Clean Data Policy with respect to the PM10 standard can be seen in 78 FR 56633. II. What comments did EPA receive on its proposal and what is EPA’s response? EPA did not receive any comments on the proposal. III. What is EPA’s final action? This final action, in accordance with the Clean Data Policy, which is reflected in 40 CFR 51.1004(c), suspends the requirements for the State of New York, to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures, reasonable further progress plans, and contingency measures for the New York County PM10 nonattainment area for so long as the area continues to attain the PM10 NAAQS. This action does not constitute a redesignation to attainment under section 107(d)(3) of the CAA, because the area does not have an approved maintenance plan as required under section 175A of the CAA. Nor is it a determination that the area has met the other requirements for redesignation. E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / Rules and Regulations sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES The designation status of the area remains nonattainment for the PM10 NAAQS until such time as EPA determines that the area, and/or a State portion thereof, meets the CAA requirements for redesignation to attainment. EPA is determining that the New York County PM10 nonattainment area has attained both the 24-hour PM10 NAAQS and the revoked annual PM10 NAAQS. This determination is based upon certified, quality-assured ambient air monitoring data that show that the area has monitored attainment of the PM10 NAAQS for the 2010–2012 monitoring period. Preliminary air monitoring data available for 2013 are consistent with the determination that the New York County area PM10 nonattainment area is continuing to meet the PM10 NAAQS. This final action, in accordance with the Clean Data Policy, suspends the requirements for the State of New York to submit, for the New York County PM10 nonattainment area, an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures, reasonable further progress plans, and contingency measures in the area for so long as the area continues to attain the PM10 NAAQS. If EPA subsequently determines, after notice-and-comment rulemaking in the Federal Register, that the New York County PM10 nonattainment area has violated the PM10 NAAQS, the basis for the suspension of the specific requirements would no longer exist for the area, and New York would thereafter have to address the applicable requirements for the PM10 NAAQS. IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This action makes an attainment determination based on air quality and results in the suspension of certain Federal requirements, and it does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For these reasons, this action: • Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993); • does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.); • is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); • does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Nov 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4); • does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999); • is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997); • is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001); • is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the CAA; and • does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). In addition, this rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the SIP is not approved to apply in Indian country located in the state, and EPA notes that it will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law. The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this action and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). Under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by January 31, 2014. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this action for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or action. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings to PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 72033 enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2).) List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Particulate matter. Dated: November 8, 2013. Judith A. Enck, Regional Administrator, Region 2. Part 52, chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Subpart HH—New York 2. Section 52.1678 is amended by adding paragraph (g) to read as follows: ■ § 52.1678 Control strategy and regulations: Particulate matter. * * * * * (g) Determination of Attainment. EPA has determined, as of December 2 2013, that the New York County fine particle (PM10) nonattainment area has attained the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standard. This determination suspends the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures, reasonable further progress plans, and contingency measures for as long as the area continues to attain the PM10 NAAQS. [FR Doc. 2013–28655 Filed 11–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R04–OAR–2012–0385; FRL–9903–23Region 4] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Florida: General Requirements and Gasoline Vapor Control; Correcting Amendment Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendments. AGENCY: On June 1, 2009, EPA published a final rule in the Federal Register approving a Florida State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted through the Florida SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[Docket No. EPA-R02-OAR-2013-0618; FRL-9903-24-Region 2]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
New York; Determination of Clean Data for the 1987 PM10 
Standard for the New York County Area

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is determining that 
the New York County nonattainment area in New York is attaining the 
National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter 
with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to a nominal ten 
micrometers (PM10) based on certified, quality-assured 
ambient air monitoring data for the years 2010 through 2012. EPA is 
also determining that New York's obligation to make submissions to meet 
certain Clean Air Act requirements related to attainment of the NAAQS 
is not applicable for as long as the New York County nonattainment area 
continues to attain the NAAQS.

DATES: This rule is effective on January 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
Number EPA-R02-OAR-2013-0618. All documents in the docket are listed in 
the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the 
electronic docket, some information is not publicly available, i.e., 
confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as 
copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be 
publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket 
materials are available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy for public inspection during normal 
business hours at the Air Programs Branch, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Region II, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    If you have questions concerning today's final action, please 
contact Henry Feingersh, Air Programs Branch, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 290 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10007-1866, 
telephone number (212) 637-3382, fax number (212) 637-3901, email 
feingersh.henry@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. What action is EPA taking?

    EPA is determining that the New York County nonattainment area in 
New York is attaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) 
for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or 
equal to a nominal ten micrometers (PM10). This 
determination is based upon certified, quality-assured ambient air 
monitoring data that show the area has monitored attainment of the 
PM10 NAAQS for the years 2010 through 2012. Actually, New 
York County has been attaining the PM10 standard since 1992. 
Specific details regarding the determination and the rationale for 
EPA's action are explained in the proposed rulemaking published in the 
Federal Register (FR) on September 13, 2013 (78 FR 56633). EPA's 
determination is being made in accordance with its longstanding 
interpretation under the Clean Data Policy, and with previously issued 
rules and determinations of attainment. A description of the Clean Data 
Policy with respect to the PM10 standard can be seen in 78 
FR 56633.

 II. What comments did EPA receive on its proposal and what is EPA's 
response?

    EPA did not receive any comments on the proposal.

III. What is EPA's final action?

    This final action, in accordance with the Clean Data Policy, which 
is reflected in 40 CFR 51.1004(c), suspends the requirements for the 
State of New York, to submit an attainment demonstration, associated 
reasonably available control measures, reasonable further progress 
plans, and contingency measures for the New York County PM10 
nonattainment area for so long as the area continues to attain the 
PM10 NAAQS.
    This action does not constitute a redesignation to attainment under 
section 107(d)(3) of the CAA, because the area does not have an 
approved maintenance plan as required under section 175A of the CAA. 
Nor is it a determination that the area has met the other requirements 
for redesignation.

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The designation status of the area remains nonattainment for the 
PM10 NAAQS until such time as EPA determines that the area, 
and/or a State portion thereof, meets the CAA requirements for 
redesignation to attainment.
    EPA is determining that the New York County PM10 
nonattainment area has attained both the 24-hour PM10 NAAQS 
and the revoked annual PM10 NAAQS. This determination is 
based upon certified, quality-assured ambient air monitoring data that 
show that the area has monitored attainment of the PM10 
NAAQS for the 2010-2012 monitoring period. Preliminary air monitoring 
data available for 2013 are consistent with the determination that the 
New York County area PM10 nonattainment area is continuing 
to meet the PM10 NAAQS. This final action, in accordance 
with the Clean Data Policy, suspends the requirements for the State of 
New York to submit, for the New York County PM10 
nonattainment area, an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably 
available control measures, reasonable further progress plans, and 
contingency measures in the area for so long as the area continues to 
attain the PM10 NAAQS. If EPA subsequently determines, after 
notice-and-comment rulemaking in the Federal Register, that the New 
York County PM10 nonattainment area has violated the 
PM10 NAAQS, the basis for the suspension of the specific 
requirements would no longer exist for the area, and New York would 
thereafter have to address the applicable requirements for the 
PM10 NAAQS.

 IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This action makes an attainment determination based on air quality 
and results in the suspension of certain Federal requirements, and it 
does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state 
law. For these reasons, this action:
     Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' subject to 
review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 
12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993);
     does not impose an information collection burden under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.);
     is certified as not having a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);
     does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or 
uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded 
Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4);
     does not have Federalism implications as specified in 
Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999);
     is not an economically significant regulatory action based 
on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 
19885, April 23, 1997);
     is not a significant regulatory action subject to 
Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001);
     is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the 
National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 
note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent 
with the CAA; and
     does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to 
address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental 
effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under 
Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).
    In addition, this rule does not have tribal implications as 
specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), 
because the SIP is not approved to apply in Indian country located in 
the state, and EPA notes that it will not impose substantial direct 
costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law.
    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the 
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally 
provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating 
the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, 
to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the 
United States. EPA will submit a report containing this action and 
other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of 
Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior 
to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot 
take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal 
Register. This action is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 
804(2).
    Under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, petitions for 
judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court 
of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by January 31, 2014. Filing a 
petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule 
does not affect the finality of this action for the purposes of 
judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for 
judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness 
of such rule or action. This action may not be challenged later in 
proceedings to enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2).)

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Particulate matter.

    Dated: November 8, 2013.
Judith A. Enck,
Regional Administrator, Region 2.

    Part 52, chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is 
amended as follows:

PART 52--APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS

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1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

Subpart HH--New York

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2. Section 52.1678 is amended by adding paragraph (g) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  52.1678  Control strategy and regulations: Particulate matter.

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    (g) Determination of Attainment. EPA has determined, as of December 
2 2013, that the New York County fine particle (PM10) 
nonattainment area has attained the PM10 National Ambient 
Air Quality Standard. This determination suspends the requirements for 
this area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably 
available control measures, reasonable further progress plans, and 
contingency measures for as long as the area continues to attain the 
PM10 NAAQS.
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