Approval and Promulgation of State Plans (Negative Declarations) for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont; Withdrawal of State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: New Hampshire; Technical Corrections to Approved State Plans (Negative Declarations): Rhode Island and Vermont, 16270-16271 [2014-06380]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 16270 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / Proposed Rules 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. Accordingly, this action merely approves state law as meeting Federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, 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 Clean Air Act; 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. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Incorporation by reference, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Mar 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: March 10, 2014. Judith A. Enck, Regional Administrator, Region 2. [FR Doc. 2014–06585 Filed 3–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 62 [EPA–R01–OAR–2012–0707; A–1–FRL– 9908–36–Region 1] Approval and Promulgation of State Plans (Negative Declarations) for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont; Withdrawal of State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: New Hampshire; Technical Corrections to Approved State Plans (Negative Declarations): Rhode Island and Vermont Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve negative declarations for hospital/ medical/infectious waste incinerators (HMIWI) for the State of Connecticut and the State of New Hampshire and negative declarations for sewage sludge incinerators (SSI) for the State of Maine and the State of Vermont. EPA is also proposing to approve the withdrawal of a previously-approved State Plan for HMIWI in the State of New Hampshire. Lastly, EPA is proposing technical corrections to Clean Air Act Sections 111(d) and 129 State Plan (Negative Declaration) approvals for Other Solid Waste Incinerators (OSWI) for the State of Rhode Island and the State of Vermont. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA– R01–OAR–2012–0707 by one of the following methods: 1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: mcdonnell.ida@epa.gov. 3. Fax: (617) 918–0653. 4. Mail: ‘‘Docket Identification Number EPA–R01–OAR–2013–0109’’, Ida McDonnell, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Air Permits, Toxic, & Indoor SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Programs Unit, 5 Post Office Square— Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05–2), Boston, MA 02109–3912. 5. Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: Ida McDonnell, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Air Permits, Toxic, & Indoor Programs Unit, 5 Post Office Square—Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05–2), Boston, MA 02109–3912. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office’s normal hours of operation. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding legal holidays. Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules Section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to submit comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Bird, Air Permits, Toxic, & Indoor Programs Unit, Air Programs Branch, Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, Mail Code: OEP05–2, Boston, MA, 02109– 0287. The telephone number is (617) 918–1287. Mr. Bird can also be reached via electronic mail at bird.patrick@ epa.gov. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State’s State Plan revisions as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. For additional information, see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules Section of this Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25MRP1.SGM 25MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / Proposed Rules Dated: February 27, 2014. H. Curtis Spalding, Regional Administrator, EPA New England. [FR Doc. 2014–06380 Filed 3–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 62 [EPA–R02–OAR–2014–0127, FRL–9908–45– Region–2] Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; New York Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State plan submitted by New York State to implement and enforce the Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units. The State plan is consistent with the EG promulgated by EPA on March 21, 2011. New York’s plan establishes emission limits and other requirements for the purpose of reducing toxic air emissions and other air pollutants from SSI units throughout the State. New York submitted its plan to fulfill the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA– R02–OAR–2014–0127 by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Email: mailto:Ruvo.Richard@ epa.gov • Mail: EPA–R02–OAR–2014–0127, Richard Ruvo, Chief, Air Programs Branch, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 Office, 290 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10007–1866. • Hand Delivery: Richard Ruvo, Chief, Air Programs Branch, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 Office, 290 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10007– 1866. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office’s normal hours of operation. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding federal holidays. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R02–OAR–2014– 0127. EPA’s policy is that all comments tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Mar 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 received will be included in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dpckets.htm. Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy during normal business hours at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 Office, Air Programs Branch, 290 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10007–1866. EPA requests, if at all possible, that you contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to view the hard copy of the docket. You may view the hard copy of the docket Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony (Ted) Gardella (Gardella.anthony@epa.gov), Air Programs Branch, 290 Broadway, 25th PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 16271 Floor, New York, New York 10007– 1866, (212) 637–3892. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following table of contents describes the format for the Supplementary Information section: I. EPA Action A. What action is EPA proposing today? B. Why is EPA taking this action? C. Who is affected by New York’s State plan? D. How does this approval affect sources located in Indian Nation Land? II. Background A. What is a State plan? B. What is an SSI State plan? C. Why is EPA requiring New York to submit an SSI State plan? D. What are the requirements for an SSI State plan? III. New York’s State Plan A. What is contained in the New York State plan? B. What approval criteria did we use to evaluate New York’s State plan? IV. What is EPA’s conclusion? V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. EPA Action A. What action is EPA proposing today? EPA is proposing to approve New York’s State plan, submitted on July 1, 2013, for the control of air emissions from existing sewage sludge incinerator (SSI) units throughout the State, except for any existing SSI units located in Indian Nation Land. New York submitted its plan to fulfill the requirements of section 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The State plan adopts and implements the Emission Guidelines (EG) applicable to existing SSI units, and establishes emission limits and other requirements for units constructed on or before October 14, 2010. This proposed approval, once finalized and effective, will make the New York SSI rules included in the State plan federally enforceable. B. Why is EPA taking this action? EPA has evaluated New York’s SSI State plan for consistency with the CAA, EPA guidelines and policy. EPA has determined that New York’s State plan meets all applicable requirements and therefore, EPA is proposing to approve New York’s State plan to implement and enforce the EG applicable to existing SSI units. C. Who is affected by New York’s State plan? New York’s State plan regulates all the units designated by the EG for existing SSI units which commenced construction on or before October 14, 2010 and which are located at a wastewater treatment facility designed E:\FR\FM\25MRP1.SGM 25MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 57 (Tuesday, March 25, 2014)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 62

[EPA-R01-OAR-2012-0707; A-1-FRL-9908-36-Region 1]


Approval and Promulgation of State Plans (Negative Declarations) 
for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Connecticut, Maine, New 
Hampshire, and Vermont; Withdrawal of State Plan for Designated 
Facilities and Pollutants: New Hampshire; Technical Corrections to 
Approved State Plans (Negative Declarations): Rhode Island and Vermont

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
approve negative declarations for hospital/medical/infectious waste 
incinerators (HMIWI) for the State of Connecticut and the State of New 
Hampshire and negative declarations for sewage sludge incinerators 
(SSI) for the State of Maine and the State of Vermont. EPA is also 
proposing to approve the withdrawal of a previously-approved State Plan 
for HMIWI in the State of New Hampshire. Lastly, EPA is proposing 
technical corrections to Clean Air Act Sections 111(d) and 129 State 
Plan (Negative Declaration) approvals for Other Solid Waste 
Incinerators (OSWI) for the State of Rhode Island and the State of 
Vermont.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-
R01-OAR-2012-0707 by one of the following methods:
    1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    2. Email: mcdonnell.ida@epa.gov.
    3. Fax: (617) 918-0653.
    4. Mail: ``Docket Identification Number EPA-R01-OAR-2013-0109'', 
Ida McDonnell, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England 
Regional Office, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Air Permits, Toxic, & 
Indoor Programs Unit, 5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail code 
OEP05-2), Boston, MA 02109-3912.
    5. Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: Ida 
McDonnell, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England 
Regional Office, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Air Permits, Toxic, & 
Indoor Programs Unit, 5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail code 
OEP05-2), Boston, MA 02109-3912. Such deliveries are only accepted 
during the Regional Office's normal hours of operation. The Regional 
Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding legal holidays.
    Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules 
Section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to 
submit comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Bird, Air Permits, Toxic, & 
Indoor Programs Unit, Air Programs Branch, Office of Ecosystem 
Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, 5 Post 
Office Square, Mail Code: OEP05-2, Boston, MA, 02109-0287. The 
telephone number is (617) 918-1287. Mr. Bird can also be reached via 
electronic mail at bird.patrick@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Final Rules Section of this Federal 
Register, EPA is approving the State's State Plan revisions as a direct 
final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a 
noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A 
detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final 
rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action 
rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse 
comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public 
comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on 
this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any 
parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this 
time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, 
paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed 
from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions 
of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
    For additional information, see the direct final rule which is 
located in the Rules Section of this Federal Register.


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    Dated: February 27, 2014.
H. Curtis Spalding,
Regional Administrator, EPA New England.
[FR Doc. 2014-06380 Filed 3-24-14; 8:45 am]
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