Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New York State; Redesignation of Areas for 1997 Annual and 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter and Approval of the Associated Maintenance Plan, 21857-21861 [2014-08747]

Download as PDF 21857 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 75 / Friday, April 18, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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. B. Submission to Congress and the Comptroller General 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). enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2).) C. Petitions for Judicial Review Under section 307(b)(1) of the CAA, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by June 17, 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. Parties with objections to this direct final rule are encouraged to file a comment in response to the parallel notice of proposed rulemaking for this action published in the proposed rules section of today’s Federal Register, rather than file an immediate petition for judicial review of this direct final rule, so that EPA can withdraw this direct final rule and address the comment in the proposed rulemaking. This action pertaining to the Virginia SIP revision for GP Big Island, LLC, may not be challenged later in proceedings to List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference. Dated: April 4, 2014. W.C. Early, Acting Regional Administrator, Region III. 40 CFR part 52 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 VV—Virginia 2. In § 52.2420, the table in paragraph (d) is amended by revising the entry for George Pacific Corporation. The revised text reads as follows: ■ § 52.2420 * Identification of plan. * * (d) * * * * * EPA-APPROVED SOURCE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS Permit/order or registration No. Source name State effective date * GP Big Island, LLC * Registration No. 30389. * * * 40 CFR Part 52 citation * * 4/18/14 [Insert page number where the document begins]. * * 52.2420(d); BART permit revised to reflect the unit shutdown; replaces permit dated 6/12/08. * * * * * 10/5/12 * BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81 [Docket No. EPA–R02–OAR–2013–0592; FRL–9909–65–Region 2] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New York State; Redesignation of Areas for 1997 Annual and 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter and Approval of the Associated Maintenance Plan Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: ACTION: Final rule. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:13 Apr 17, 2014 * * On June 27, 2013 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the redesignation of the New York portion of the New York-N.New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT nonattainment area for the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour Fine Particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). In conjunction with its redesignation request, New York submitted a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the area that provides for continued maintenance of the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. The submittals included the 2007 ammonia (NH3), volatile organic compounds (VOC), nitrogen oxides (NOX), PM10, direct PM2.5 and sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions inventories SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2014–08658 Filed 4–17–14; 8:45 am] pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES EPA Approval date Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * submitted to meet the comprehensive emissions inventory requirements of section 172(c)(3) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), and accompanying motor vehicle emissions budgets. EPA is taking final action to approve the requested SIP revisions and to redesignate the New York portion of the New York-N.New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT nonattainment area to attainment for the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. DATES: This rule is effective on April 18, 2014. EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID Number EPA–R02–OAR–2013–0592. 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 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\18APR1.SGM 18APR1 21858 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 75 / Friday, April 18, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gavin Lau (lau.gavin@epa.gov), Air Programs Branch, 290 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10007– 1866, (212) 637–4249. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. I. Background and Purpose On June 27, 2013, the NYSDEC submitted a request to redesignate the New York portion of the New YorkN.New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT nonattainment area (NYNAA) from nonattainment to attainment for the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. Concurrently, NYSDEC submitted a maintenance plan for the area as a SIP revision to ensure continued attainment. NYSDEC provided supplemental submissions to EPA on September 18, 2013, and February 27, 2014, to clarify portions of the redesignation request, maintenance plan, and emissions information. Specific details regarding EPA’s analysis of New York’s SIP can be found in the proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register (FR) on February 11, 2014 (79 FR 8133). II. What comments did EPA receive on its proposal? EPA received three comments in support of the proposal. No adverse comments were received. III. What corrections were made to emissions information? On February 27, 2014, NYSDEC submitted updated information correcting PM10 emissions for eight emissions units. Control efficiencies were not applied to these units which affects how rule effectiveness is calculated. The corrections to the PM10 emissions do not affect the redesignation of the NYNAA for the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS from nonattainment to attainment. Typographical corrections were also made to NH3 emissions information. The corrections do not affect air quality or EPA’s analysis which concludes that the NYNAA meets the requirements for redesignation under section 107(d)(3)(E) of the CAA. The State’s maintenance plan shows that the NYNAA will continue to maintain the 1997 annual and 2006 24hour PM2.5 NAAQS and demonstrates that PM2.5 and PM2.5 precursor emissions inventories will remain below the attainment year inventories through at least 2025. Tables 5, 6A, 6B, and 6C have been amended for PM10 and NH3 emissions and now read as follows: TABLE 5—2007 NYNAA PM2.5 BASE YEAR INVENTORY [In tons/year] Source sector VOC NOX PM10 PM2.5 SO2 NH3 Point ......................................................... Nonpoint ................................................... Nonroad ................................................... On road .................................................... Road Dust ................................................ 3,707.01 101,481.89 46,026.72 71,379.46 N/A 38,195.94 41,899.74 59,512.46 149,501.91 N/A 124,948.39 48,054.84 4,170.45 9,723.36 3,483.59 124,750.31 11,621.00 3,899.30 6,835.30 1,174.60 43,886.32 29,513.22 6,052.88 982.77 N/A 862.89 1,960.83 1.96 3,584.40 N/A Total .................................................. 222,595.08 289,110.05 190,380.63 148,280.52 80,435.19 6,410.08 TABLE 6A—2007 EMISSION TOTALS BY SOURCE SECTOR (tpy) FOR THE NYNAA Source sector VOC NOX PM10 PM2.5 SO2 NH3 Point ......................................................... Nonpoint ................................................... Nonroad ................................................... On road .................................................... Road Dust ................................................ 3,707.01 101,481.89 46,026.72 71,379.46 N/A 38,195.94 41,899.74 59,512.46 149,501.91 N/A 124,948.39 48,054.84 4,170.45 9,723.36 3,483.59 124,750.31 11,621.00 3,899.30 6,835.30 1,174.60 43,886.32 29,513.22 6,052.88 982.77 N/A 862.89 1,960.83 1.96 3,584.40 N/A Total .................................................. 222,595.08 289,110.05 190,380.63 148,280.52 80,435.19 6,410.08 TABLE 6B—2017 EMISSION TOTALS BY SOURCE SECTOR (tpy) FOR THE NYNAA pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES Source sector VOC NOX Point ......................................................... Nonpoint ................................................... Nonroad ................................................... On road .................................................... Road Dust ................................................ Tappan Zee Project ................................. 4,131.72 93,790.95 26,408.16 33,083.83 N/A N/A 37,066.75 36,640.38 45,197.21 68,362.66 N/A 457.00 124,936.11 34,306.76 3,040.77 7,171.83 2,959.46 N/A 124,290.57 9,403.95 2,809.06 3,897.71 954.01 N/A 43,484.29 4,412.25 4,212.42 939.20 N/A N/A 867.60 1,915 1.12 2,340.95 ........................ ........................ Total .................................................. 157,414.67 187,724.00 172,414.93 141,355.28 53,048.17 5,124.68 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:13 Apr 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 PM10 Sfmt 4700 PM2.5 E:\FR\FM\18APR1.SGM 18APR1 SO2 NH3 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 75 / Friday, April 18, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 21859 TABLE 6C—2025 EMISSION TOTALS BY SOURCE SECTOR (tpy) FOR THE NYNAA VOC NOX Point ......................................................... Nonpoint ................................................... Nonroad ................................................... On road .................................................... Road Dust ................................................ 4,153.64 94,698.56 24,737.31 26,911.17 N/A 37,645.59 35,467.73 42,773.21 51,260.81 N/A 124,943.65 38,066.67 2,519.12 6,952.22 3,184.31 124,294.66 10,126.70 2,290.95 3,291.09 960.05 43,596.39 4,389.48 4,599.34 935.40 N/A 872.33 1,924.66 1.05 2,443.53 ........................ Total .................................................. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES Source sector 150,500.68 167,147.34 175,665.97 140,963.45 53,520.61 5,241.57 IV. What is EPA’s final action? EPA has evaluated New York’s redesignation request and determined that it meets the redesignation criteria set forth in the CAA, and is consistent with Agency regulations and policy. EPA is taking several actions on New York’s request. EPA is approving New York’s request for the redesignation of the New York portion of the NY-NJ-CT nonattainment area from nonattainment to attainment for the 1997 PM2.5 annual and the 2006 PM2.5 24-hour NAAQS. EPA is approving New York’s maintenance plan for the New York portion of the NY-NJ-CT nonattainment area because it meets the requirements set forth in section 175A of the CAA. EPA is approving the 2007 NH3, VOC, NOX, PM10, direct PM2.5 and SO2 emissions inventories as meeting the comprehensive emissions inventory requirements of section 172(c)(3) of the CAA. Additionally, EPA is approving the 2009, 2017, and 2025 motor vehicle emissions budgets for PM2.5 and NOX. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(d), EPA finds there is good cause for this action to become effective immediately upon publication. A delayed effective date is unnecessary due to the nature of a redesignation to attainment, which eliminates CAA obligations that would otherwise apply. The immediate effective date for this action is authorized under both 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(1), which provides that rulemaking actions may become effective less than 30 days after publication if the rule ‘‘grants or recognizes an exemption or relieves a restriction,’’ and section 553(d)(3), which allows an effective date less than 30 days after publication ‘‘as otherwise provided by the agency for good cause found and published with the rule.’’ The purpose of the 30-day waiting period prescribed in section 553(d) is to give affected parties a reasonable time to adjust their behavior and prepare before the final rule takes effect. Today’s rule, however, does not create any new regulatory requirements such that affected parties would need time to prepare before the rule takes effect. Rather, today’s rule relieves New York VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:13 Apr 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 PM10 of the obligation to comply with nonattainment-related planning requirements for this PM2.5 Area pursuant to Part D of the CAA. For these reasons, EPA finds good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(d) for this action to become effective on the date of publication of this rulemaking. V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under the Clean Air Act, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and applicable Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 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); PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 PM2.5 SO2 NH3 • 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. 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 June 17, 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 E:\FR\FM\18APR1.SGM 18APR1 21860 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 75 / Friday, April 18, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2).) 40 CFR Part 81 List of Subjects Dated: April 7, 2014. Judith A. Enck, Regional Administrator, Region 2. 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Nitrogen dioxide, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds. Environmental protection, Air pollution control. Subpart HH—New York 2. Section 52.1670 is amended by adding a new entry to the end of the table in paragraph (e) to read as follows: ■ Part 52, chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: § 52.1670 Identification of plan. * * * * * (e) * * * PART 52—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ EPA–APPROVED NEW YORK NONREGULATORY AND QUASI-REGULATORY PROVISIONS Applicable geographic or nonattainment area Action/SIP Element * * * Maintenance plan for the 1997 New York portion of the 1997 and 2006 New York-Northand 2006 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standern New Jersey-Long ards. 2007 attainment year Island, NY-NJ-CT, PM2.5 emissions inventory. 2009, nonattainment area. 2017, and 2025 motor vehicle emissions budget. 3. Section 52.1678 is amended by adding new paragraphs (h), (i), and (j) to read as follows: ■ § 52.1678 Control strategy and regulations: Particulate matter. * * * * (h) Approval—The maintenance plan submitted on June 27, 2013, and supplemented on September 18, 2013 and February 27, 2014, for the 1997 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard and the 2006 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for the New York portion of the New YorkNorthern New Jersey-Long Island, NYNJ-CT, PM2.5 nonattainment area has been approved. (1) The maintenance plan establishes 2009 motor vehicle emission budget for the New York portion of the New YorkNorthern New Jersey-Long Island, NYNJ-CT, PM2.5 nonattainment area. The budget is allocated as follows: 5,516.75 tons per year for PM2.5 and 106,020.09 tons per year for NOX. (2) The maintenance plan establishes 2017 motor vehicle emission budget for the New York portion of the New Yorkpmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES * VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:11 Apr 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 New York submittal date * * 6/27/13 and supplemented on 9/18/13 and 2/27/14. Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NYNJ-CT, PM2.5 nonattainment area. The budget is allocated as follows: 3,897.71 tons per year for PM2.5 and 68,362.66 tons per year for NOX. (3) The maintenance plan establishes 2025 motor vehicle emission budget for the New York portion of the New YorkNorthern New Jersey-Long Island, NYNJ-CT, PM2.5 nonattainment area. The budget is allocated as follows: 3,291.09 tons per year for PM2.5 and 51,260.81 tons per year for NOX. (i) Approval—The 2007 attainment year emissions inventory for the New York portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT, PM2.5 nonattainment area. This inventory satisfies the comprehensive emission inventory requirements of section 172(c)(3). (j) Approval—The 2007 base year inventory for PM10 to establish a PM10 emissions inventory for New York County. EPA Approval date * 4/18/14 [Insert page number where the document begins]. ■ 5. In § 81.333: a. The table entitled ‘‘New York— PM2.5 (Annual NAAQS)’’ is amended by revising the entries under ‘‘New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT’’ for ‘‘Bronx County’’, ‘‘Kings County’’, ‘‘Nassau County’’, ‘‘New York County’’, ‘‘Orange County’’, ‘‘Queens County’’, ‘‘Richmond County’’, ‘‘Rockland County’’, ‘‘Suffolk County’’, and ‘‘Westchester County’’. ■ b. The table entitled ‘‘New York— PM2.5 [24-hour NAAQS]’’ is amended by revising the entries under ‘‘New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT’’ for ‘‘Bronx County’’, ‘‘Kings County’’, ‘‘Nassau County’’, ‘‘New York County’’, ‘‘Orange County’’, ‘‘Queens County’’, ‘‘Richmond County’’, ‘‘Rockland County’’, ‘‘Suffolk County’’, and ‘‘Westchester County’’. ■ The revisions read as follows: § 81.333 4. The authority citation for part 81 continues to read as follows: * PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. PART 81—[AMENDED] ■ Explanation E:\FR\FM\18APR1.SGM * New York. * 18APR1 * * 21861 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 75 / Friday, April 18, 2014 / Rules and Regulations NEW YORK—PM2.5 [Annual NAAQS] Designation a Designated area Date 1 * * * * * New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT * Bronx County ................................................................................................................................................. Kings County ................................................................................................................................................. Nassau County .............................................................................................................................................. New York County ........................................................................................................................................... Orange County .............................................................................................................................................. Queens County .............................................................................................................................................. Richmond County .......................................................................................................................................... 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New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT Bronx County ......................................... Kings County .......................................... Nassau County ....................................... New York County ................................... Orange County ....................................... Queens County ...................................... Richmond County ................................... Rockland County .................................... Suffolk County ........................................ Westchester County ............................... * Type * ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 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Attainment. * a Includes Indian 1 This date is 90 Country located in each county or area, except as otherwise specified. days after January 5, 2005, unless otherwise noted. 2 This date is 30 days after November 13, 2009, unless otherwise noted. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2014–08747 Filed 4–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES 45 CFR Part 1626 Restrictions on Legal Assistance to Aliens Legal Services Corporation ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule updates the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation on legal assistance to aliens. The rule SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:11 Apr 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 implements statutory changes regarding aliens eligible for legal assistance from LSC recipients that have been enacted since the pertinent provisions of the existing regulation were last revised in 1997. Additional information is located in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. This final rule is effective on May 19, 2014. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007, (202) 295–1563 (phone), (202) 337–6519 (fax), sdavis@lsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 I. General Authorities, Impetus for Rulemaking, and Existing Rules LSC’s current appropriation restrictions, including those governing the assistance that may be provided to aliens, were enacted in 1996 and have been reincorporated annually with amendments. Section 504(a)(11) of the FY 1996 LSC appropriation prohibits the Corporation from providing funds to any person or entity (recipient) that provides legal assistance to aliens other than those covered by statutory exceptions. Sec. 504(a)(11), Public Law 104–134, Title V, 110 Stat. 1321, 1321– 54. In subsequent years, Congress expanded eligibility to discrete E:\FR\FM\18APR1.SGM 18APR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 52 and 81

[Docket No. EPA-R02-OAR-2013-0592; FRL-9909-65-Region 2]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
New York State; Redesignation of Areas for 1997 Annual and 2006 24-Hour 
Fine Particulate Matter and Approval of the Associated Maintenance Plan

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: On June 27, 2013 the New York State Department of 
Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) submitted a request for the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the redesignation of 
the New York portion of the New York-N.New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT 
nonattainment area for the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour Fine 
Particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards 
(NAAQS). In conjunction with its redesignation request, New York 
submitted a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a 
maintenance plan for the area that provides for continued maintenance 
of the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. The 
submittals included the 2007 ammonia (NH3), volatile organic 
compounds (VOC), nitrogen oxides (NOX), PM10, 
direct PM2.5 and sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions 
inventories submitted to meet the comprehensive emissions inventory 
requirements of section 172(c)(3) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), and 
accompanying motor vehicle emissions budgets. EPA is taking final 
action to approve the requested SIP revisions and to redesignate the 
New York portion of the New York-N.New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT 
nonattainment area to attainment for the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-
hour PM2.5 NAAQS.

DATES: This rule is effective on April 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
Number EPA-R02-OAR-2013-0592. 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

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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, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Region II, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gavin Lau (lau.gavin@epa.gov), Air 
Programs Branch, 290 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10007-
1866, (212) 637-4249.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ``we,'' 
``us,'' or ``our'' is used, we mean EPA.

I. Background and Purpose

    On June 27, 2013, the NYSDEC submitted a request to redesignate the 
New York portion of the New York-N.New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT 
nonattainment area (NYNAA) from nonattainment to attainment for the 
1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. Concurrently, 
NYSDEC submitted a maintenance plan for the area as a SIP revision to 
ensure continued attainment. NYSDEC provided supplemental submissions 
to EPA on September 18, 2013, and February 27, 2014, to clarify 
portions of the redesignation request, maintenance plan, and emissions 
information.
    Specific details regarding EPA's analysis of New York's SIP can be 
found in the proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register (FR) 
on February 11, 2014 (79 FR 8133).

II. What comments did EPA receive on its proposal?

    EPA received three comments in support of the proposal. No adverse 
comments were received.

III. What corrections were made to emissions information?

    On February 27, 2014, NYSDEC submitted updated information 
correcting PM10 emissions for eight emissions units. Control 
efficiencies were not applied to these units which affects how rule 
effectiveness is calculated. The corrections to the PM10 
emissions do not affect the redesignation of the NYNAA for the 1997 
annual and the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS from nonattainment 
to attainment. Typographical corrections were also made to 
NH3 emissions information. The corrections do not affect air 
quality or EPA's analysis which concludes that the NYNAA meets the 
requirements for redesignation under section 107(d)(3)(E) of the CAA. 
The State's maintenance plan shows that the NYNAA will continue to 
maintain the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS and 
demonstrates that PM2.5 and PM2.5 precursor 
emissions inventories will remain below the attainment year inventories 
through at least 2025. Tables 5, 6A, 6B, and 6C have been amended for 
PM10 and NH3 emissions and now read as follows:

                                                      Table 5--2007 NYNAA PM2.5 Base Year Inventory
                                                                     [In tons/year]
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                      Source sector                             VOC             NOX            PM10            PM2.5            SO2             NH3
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Point...................................................        3,707.01       38,195.94      124,948.39      124,750.31       43,886.32          862.89
Nonpoint................................................      101,481.89       41,899.74       48,054.84       11,621.00       29,513.22        1,960.83
Nonroad.................................................       46,026.72       59,512.46        4,170.45        3,899.30        6,052.88            1.96
On road.................................................       71,379.46      149,501.91        9,723.36        6,835.30          982.77        3,584.40
Road Dust...............................................             N/A             N/A        3,483.59        1,174.60             N/A             N/A
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total...............................................      222,595.08      289,110.05      190,380.63      148,280.52       80,435.19        6,410.08
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                           Table 6A--2007 Emission Totals by Source Sector (tpy) for the NYNAA
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                      Source sector                             VOC             NOX            PM10            PM2.5            SO2             NH3
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Point...................................................        3,707.01       38,195.94      124,948.39      124,750.31       43,886.32          862.89
Nonpoint................................................      101,481.89       41,899.74       48,054.84       11,621.00       29,513.22        1,960.83
Nonroad.................................................       46,026.72       59,512.46        4,170.45        3,899.30        6,052.88            1.96
On road.................................................       71,379.46      149,501.91        9,723.36        6,835.30          982.77        3,584.40
Road Dust...............................................             N/A             N/A        3,483.59        1,174.60             N/A             N/A
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total...............................................      222,595.08      289,110.05      190,380.63      148,280.52       80,435.19        6,410.08
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                           Table 6B--2017 Emission Totals by Source Sector (tpy) for the NYNAA
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      Source sector                             VOC             NOX            PM10            PM2.5            SO2             NH3
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Point...................................................        4,131.72       37,066.75      124,936.11      124,290.57       43,484.29          867.60
Nonpoint................................................       93,790.95       36,640.38       34,306.76        9,403.95        4,412.25           1,915
Nonroad.................................................       26,408.16       45,197.21        3,040.77        2,809.06        4,212.42            1.12
On road.................................................       33,083.83       68,362.66        7,171.83        3,897.71          939.20        2,340.95
Road Dust...............................................             N/A             N/A        2,959.46          954.01             N/A  ..............
Tappan Zee Project......................................             N/A          457.00             N/A             N/A             N/A  ..............
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total...............................................      157,414.67      187,724.00      172,414.93      141,355.28       53,048.17        5,124.68
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                                           Table 6C--2025 Emission Totals by Source Sector (tpy) for the NYNAA
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                      Source sector                             VOC             NOX            PM10            PM2.5            SO2             NH3
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Point...................................................        4,153.64       37,645.59      124,943.65      124,294.66       43,596.39          872.33
Nonpoint................................................       94,698.56       35,467.73       38,066.67       10,126.70        4,389.48        1,924.66
Nonroad.................................................       24,737.31       42,773.21        2,519.12        2,290.95        4,599.34            1.05
On road.................................................       26,911.17       51,260.81        6,952.22        3,291.09          935.40        2,443.53
Road Dust...............................................             N/A             N/A        3,184.31          960.05             N/A  ..............
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total...............................................      150,500.68      167,147.34      175,665.97      140,963.45       53,520.61        5,241.57
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IV. What is EPA's final action?

    EPA has evaluated New York's redesignation request and determined 
that it meets the redesignation criteria set forth in the CAA, and is 
consistent with Agency regulations and policy. EPA is taking several 
actions on New York's request. EPA is approving New York's request for 
the redesignation of the New York portion of the NY-NJ-CT nonattainment 
area from nonattainment to attainment for the 1997 PM2.5 
annual and the 2006 PM2.5 24-hour NAAQS. EPA is approving 
New York's maintenance plan for the New York portion of the NY-NJ-CT 
nonattainment area because it meets the requirements set forth in 
section 175A of the CAA. EPA is approving the 2007 NH3, VOC, 
NOX, PM10, direct PM2.5 and 
SO2 emissions inventories as meeting the comprehensive 
emissions inventory requirements of section 172(c)(3) of the CAA. 
Additionally, EPA is approving the 2009, 2017, and 2025 motor vehicle 
emissions budgets for PM2.5 and NOX.
    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(d), EPA finds there is good cause 
for this action to become effective immediately upon publication. A 
delayed effective date is unnecessary due to the nature of a 
redesignation to attainment, which eliminates CAA obligations that 
would otherwise apply. The immediate effective date for this action is 
authorized under both 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(1), which provides that 
rulemaking actions may become effective less than 30 days after 
publication if the rule ``grants or recognizes an exemption or relieves 
a restriction,'' and section 553(d)(3), which allows an effective date 
less than 30 days after publication ``as otherwise provided by the 
agency for good cause found and published with the rule.'' The purpose 
of the 30-day waiting period prescribed in section 553(d) is to give 
affected parties a reasonable time to adjust their behavior and prepare 
before the final rule takes effect. Today's rule, however, does not 
create any new regulatory requirements such that affected parties would 
need time to prepare before the rule takes effect. Rather, today's rule 
relieves New York of the obligation to comply with nonattainment-
related planning requirements for this PM2.5 Area pursuant 
to Part D of the CAA. For these reasons, EPA finds good cause under 5 
U.S.C. 553(d) for this action to become effective on the date of 
publication of this rulemaking.

V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Under the Clean Air Act, the Administrator is required to approve a 
SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and 
applicable Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 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.
    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 June 17, 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

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not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements. 
(See section 307(b)(2).)

List of Subjects

40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Nitrogen dioxide, Particulate matter, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds.

40 CFR Part 81

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control.

    Dated: April 7, 2014.
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--[AMENDED]

0
1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows:

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

Subpart HH--New York

0
2. Section 52.1670 is amended by adding a new entry to the end of the 
table in paragraph (e) to read as follows:


Sec.  52.1670  Identification of plan.

* * * * *
    (e) * * *

                       EPA-Approved New York Nonregulatory and Quasi-Regulatory Provisions
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                                        Applicable
        Action/SIP Element            geographic or      New York submittal   EPA Approval date     Explanation
                                    nonattainment area          date
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                                                  * * * * * * *
Maintenance plan for the 1997 and  New York portion of  6/27/13 and          4/18/14 [Insert
 2006 PM2.5 National Ambient Air    the 1997 and 2006    supplemented on 9/   page number where
 Quality Standards. 2007            New York-Northern    18/13 and 2/27/14.   the document
 attainment year emissions          New Jersey-Long                           begins].
 inventory. 2009, 2017, and 2025    Island, NY-NJ-CT,
 motor vehicle emissions budget.    PM2.5
                                    nonattainment area.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


0
3. Section 52.1678 is amended by adding new paragraphs (h), (i), and 
(j) to read as follows:


Sec.  52.1678  Control strategy and regulations: Particulate matter.

* * * * *
    (h) Approval--The maintenance plan submitted on June 27, 2013, and 
supplemented on September 18, 2013 and February 27, 2014, for the 1997 
PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard and the 2006 
PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for the New York 
portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT, 
PM2.5 nonattainment area has been approved.
    (1) The maintenance plan establishes 2009 motor vehicle emission 
budget for the New York portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-
Long Island, NY-NJ-CT, PM2.5 nonattainment area. The budget 
is allocated as follows: 5,516.75 tons per year for PM2.5 
and 106,020.09 tons per year for NOX.
    (2) The maintenance plan establishes 2017 motor vehicle emission 
budget for the New York portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-
Long Island, NY-NJ-CT, PM2.5 nonattainment area. The budget 
is allocated as follows: 3,897.71 tons per year for PM2.5 
and 68,362.66 tons per year for NOX.
    (3) The maintenance plan establishes 2025 motor vehicle emission 
budget for the New York portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-
Long Island, NY-NJ-CT, PM2.5 nonattainment area. The budget 
is allocated as follows: 3,291.09 tons per year for PM2.5 
and 51,260.81 tons per year for NOX.
    (i) Approval--The 2007 attainment year emissions inventory for the 
New York portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-
NJ-CT, PM2.5 nonattainment area. This inventory satisfies 
the comprehensive emission inventory requirements of section 172(c)(3).
    (j) Approval--The 2007 base year inventory for PM10 to 
establish a PM10 emissions inventory for New York County.

PART 81--[AMENDED]

0
4. The authority citation for part 81 continues to read as follows:

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


0
5. In Sec.  81.333:
0
a. The table entitled ``New York--PM2.5 (Annual NAAQS)'' is 
amended by revising the entries under ``New York-N. New Jersey-Long 
Island, NY-NJ-CT'' for ``Bronx County'', ``Kings County'', ``Nassau 
County'', ``New York County'', ``Orange County'', ``Queens County'', 
``Richmond County'', ``Rockland County'', ``Suffolk County'', and 
``Westchester County''.
0
b. The table entitled ``New York--PM2.5 [24-hour NAAQS]'' is 
amended by revising the entries under ``New York-N. New Jersey-Long 
Island, NY-NJ-CT'' for ``Bronx County'', ``Kings County'', ``Nassau 
County'', ``New York County'', ``Orange County'', ``Queens County'', 
``Richmond County'', ``Rockland County'', ``Suffolk County'', and 
``Westchester County''.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  81.333  New York.

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                       New York--PM[ihel2].[ihel5]
                             [Annual NAAQS]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Designation \a\
        Designated area         ----------------------------------------
                                    Date \1\               Type
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                              * * * * * * *
              New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Bronx County...............         4/18/14  Attainment.
    Kings County...............         4/18/14  Attainment.
    Nassau County..............         4/18/14  Attainment.
    New York County............         4/18/14  Attainment.
    Orange County..............         4/18/14  Attainment.
    Queens County..............         4/18/14  Attainment.
    Richmond County............         4/18/14  Attainment.
    Rockland County............         4/18/14  Attainment.
    Suffolk County.............         4/18/14  Attainment.
    Westchester County.........         4/18/14  Attainment.
 
                              * * * * * * *
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\a\ Includes Indian Country located in each county or area, except as
  otherwise specified.
\1\ This date is 90 days after January 5, 2005, unless otherwise noted.


                                           New York--PM[ihel2].[ihel5]
                                                 [24-Hour NAAQS]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Designation for the 1997 NAAQS \a\     Designation for the 2006 NAAQS \a\
         Designated area          ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Date \1\             Type            Date \2\               Type
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
                                  New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Bronx County.................  ..............  Unclassifiable/             4/18/14  Attainment.
                                                    Attainment.
    Kings County.................  ..............  Unclassifiable/             4/18/14  Attainment.
                                                    Attainment.
    Nassau County................  ..............  Unclassifiable/             4/18/14  Attainment.
                                                    Attainment.
    New York County..............  ..............  Unclassifiable/             4/18/14  Attainment.
                                                    Attainment.
    Orange County................  ..............  Unclassifiable/             4/18/14  Attainment.
                                                    Attainment.
    Queens County................  ..............  Unclassifiable/             4/18/14  Attainment.
                                                    Attainment.
    Richmond County..............  ..............  Unclassifiable/             4/18/14  Attainment.
                                                    Attainment.
    Rockland County..............  ..............  Unclassifiable/             4/18/14  Attainment.
                                                    Attainment.
    Suffolk County...............  ..............  Unclassifiable/             4/18/14  Attainment.
                                                    Attainment.
    Westchester County...........  ..............  Unclassifiable/             4/18/14  Attainment.
                                                    Attainment.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
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\a\ Includes Indian Country located in each county or area, except as otherwise specified.
\1\ This date is 90 days after January 5, 2005, unless otherwise noted.
\2\ This date is 30 days after November 13, 2009, unless otherwise noted.

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