Technical Amendments to Inadvertent Errors in Air Quality Designations for Fine Particles, Ozone, Lead, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide, 25555-25558 [2014-09271]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 86 / Monday, May 5, 2014 / Proposed Rules wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS that the Martinsburg Area has attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS and will continue to attain the standard. Final approval of this redesignation request would change the designation of the West Virginia portion of the Martinsburg Area from nonattainment to attainment for the 1997 PM2.5 annual NAAQS. EPA is also proposing to approve the associated maintenance plan for the Area submitted on August 5, 2013, as a revision to the West Virginia SIP because it meets the requirements of section 175A of the CAA as described previously in this rulemaking notice. In addition, EPA is proposing to approve the 2007 base year emissions inventory as meeting the requirement of section 172(a)(3) of the CAA. Furthermore, EPA is proposing to approve the 2017 and 2025 PM2.5 and NOX MVEBs submitted by West Virginia for Berkeley County for transportation purposes. EPA is soliciting public comments on the issues discussed in this document. These comments will be considered before taking final action. VII. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the CAA 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 CAA. Accordingly, this action merely proposes to approve state law as meeting Federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this proposed 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:41 May 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 proposing to approve West Virginia’s redesignation request, maintenance plan, 2007 base year emissions inventory, and MVEBs for transportation conformity purposes for the West Virginia portion of the Martinsburg Area for the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS, 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 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Nitrogen dioxide, PM2.5, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides. 40 CFR Part 81 Air pollution control, National parks, Wilderness areas. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: April 16, 2014. W.C. Early, Acting Regional Administrator, Region III. [FR Doc. 2014–10212 Filed 5–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 25555 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 81 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0802; FRL 9909–23– OAR] RIN 2060–AS15 Technical Amendments to Inadvertent Errors in Air Quality Designations for Fine Particles, Ozone, Lead, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: This action proposes technical amendments to address several minor, inadvertent and nonsubstantive errors in the regulatory text establishing the air quality designations for certain areas in fourteen states for the 1997 Fine Particles (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), the 2008 Ozone NAAQS, the 2008 Lead NAAQS, the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) NAAQS and the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) NAAQS. The states are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. This action does not propose to change the designation for any area. In the ‘‘Rules’’ section of this Federal Register, we are making the same technical amendments as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 4, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2013–0802, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Email: a-and-r-Docket@ epamail.epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0802. • Fax: (202) 566–1541, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2013– 0802. • Mail: Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2013–0802, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Room: 3334, Mail Code: 6102T, Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0802. Such SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05MYP1.SGM 05MYP1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 25556 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 86 / Monday, May 5, 2014 / Proposed Rules deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2013– 0802. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s policy is that all comments 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 the 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 the 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, the 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 the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the 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. Send or deliver information identified as CBI only to the following address: Roberto Morales, OAQPS Document Control Officer (C404–02), U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0802. For additional information about the EPA’s public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the index at http:// www.regulations.gov. 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, 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 at VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:41 May 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 the EPA’s Docket Center, Public Reading Room, William Jefferson Clinton West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. This Docket Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Air Docket is (202) 566–1742. Documents related to the affected designations are available in the following dockets: Designations for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS: Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2003–0061; Designations for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS: Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2008–0476; Designations for the 2008 Lead NAAQS: Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2009– 0443; Designations for the 2010 NO2 NAAQS: Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2011– 0572; and Designations for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS: Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2012– 0233. In addition, the EPA has established Web sites for the designation rulemakings at: http://www.epa.gov/ pmdesignations/, http://www.epa.gov/ ozonedesignations, http://www.epa.gov/ leaddesignations/, http://www.epa.gov/ no2designations/ and http:// www.epa.gov/so2designations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Oldham, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code C539–04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, phone number (919) 541– 3347 or by email at: oldham.carla@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Why is the EPA issuing this proposed rule? Whenever the EPA establishes a new NAAQS, section 107(d) of the Clean Air Act requires the EPA to designate all areas of the country as meeting or not meeting the new NAAQS, or as unclassifiable where available information does not support a determination whether an area is meeting the NAAQS. The area designations and boundaries for each NAAQS are set forth in tables in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 40 CFR part 81. This action proposes technical amendments to minor, inadvertent and nonsubstantive errors in the 40 CFR part 81 regulatory text concerning the air quality designations PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 for certain areas in fourteen states for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS, the 2008 Ozone NAAQS, the 2008 Lead NAAQS, the 2010 NO2 NAAQS and the 2010 SO2 NAAQS. These states are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. This action does not propose to change the designation for any area. We are publishing a direct final rule in the ‘‘Rules’’ section of this Federal Register because we view this as a noncontroversial action and anticipate no adverse comment. We explain our reasons for this action in the preamble to the direct final rule. The regulatory text for the proposal is identical to that for the direct final rule published in ‘‘Rules’’ section of this Federal Register. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule. If we receive adverse comment, we will publish a timely notice in the Federal Register to withdraw the direct final rule or portions thereof. The portions that are not withdrawn will become effective on the date identified in the direct final rule, notwithstanding adverse comment on any other portion. We would address all public comments in any subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. We do not intend to provide a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. For further information, please see the information provided in the ADDRESSEES section of this document. B. Where can I get a copy of this document and other related information? In addition to being available in the docket, an electronic copy of this proposal will be available on the World Wide Web. Following signature by the EPA Administrator, a copy of this action will be posted on the EPA’s Web site www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/new.html. C. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? Submitting CBI: Do not submit this information to the EPA through www.regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD–ROM that you mail to the EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD–ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD–ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not E:\FR\FM\05MYP1.SGM 05MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 86 / Monday, May 5, 2014 / Proposed Rules contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. Send or deliver information identified as CBI only to the following address: Roberto Morales, OAQPS Document Control Officer (C404–02), U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0802. Tips for Preparing Your Comments. When submitting comments, remember to: • Identify the rulemaking by docket number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number). • Follow directions—The agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a CFR part or section number. • Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes. • Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/ or data that you used. • Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives. • Explain your views as clearly as possible. • Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified. a regulatory flexibility analysis of any rule subject to notice and comment rulemaking requirements under the Administrative Procedure Act or any other statute unless the agency certifies that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Small entities include small businesses, small organizations and small governmental jurisdictions. For purposes of assessing the impacts of today’s rule on small entities, small entity is defined as: (1) A small business as defined by the Small Business Administration’s regulations at 13 CFR 121.201;’’ (2) a small governmental jurisdiction that is a government of a city, county, town, school district or special district with a population of less than 50,000; and (3) a small organization that is any not-forprofit enterprise which is independently owned and operated and is not dominant in its field. After considering the economic impacts of today’s proposed rule on small entities, I certify that this action will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This action proposes technical amendments to address several minor, inadvertent and nonsubstantive errors in the regulatory text concerning the air quality designations for certain areas in prior designation actions and does not impose any requirements on small entities. II. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) This action contains no federal mandate under the provisions of Title II of the UMRA of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1531– 1538 for state, local or tribal governments or the private sector. The action does not propose an enforceable duty on any state, local or tribal governments or the private sector. Therefore, this action is not subject to the requirements of sections 202 and 205 of the UMRA. This action is also not subject to the requirements of section 203 of UMRA because it contains no regulatory requirements that might significantly or uniquely affect small governments. This action corrects minor, inadvertent and nonsubstantive errors in prior area designations A. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review and Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review This action proposes technical amendments to minor, inadvertent and nonsubstantive errors in prior area designations. This type of action is exempt from review under Executive Orders 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011). wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS B. Paperwork Reduction Act This action does not propose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). This action proposes to correct minor, inadvertent and nonsubstantive errors in prior area designations and does not require any party to perform an information collection. C. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) generally requires an agency to prepare VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:41 May 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 E. Executive Order 13132: Federalism This action does not have federalism implications. It will not have substantial direct effects on the states, on the relationship between the national government and the states, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as specified in PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 25557 Executive Order 13132. This action proposes technical amendments to minor, inadvertent and nonsubstantive errors in prior area designations. Thus, Executive Order 13132 does not apply to this action. In spirit of Executive Order 13132, and consistent with the EPA policy to promote communications between the EPA and state and local governments, the EPA specifically solicits comment on this proposed action from state and local officials. F. Executive Order 13175: Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments This action does not have tribal implications, as specified in Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). This action only proposes technical amendments to minor, inadvertent and nonsubstantive errors in prior area designations. Thus, Executive Order 13175 does not apply to this action. The EPA specifically solicits additional comment on this proposed action from tribal officials. G. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental Health and Safety Risks The EPA interprets Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997) as applying only to those regulatory actions that concern health or safety risks, such that the analysis required under section 5–501 of the Executive Order has the potential to influence the regulation. This action is not subject to Executive Order 13045 because it does not establish an environmental standard intended to mitigate health or safety risks. H. Executive Order 13211: Actions That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution or Use This action is not subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355 (May 22, 2001)), because it is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866. I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) Section 12(d) of the NTTAA of 1995, Public Law No. 104–113, section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs the EPA to use voluntary consensus standards (VCS) in its regulatory activities unless to do so would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impracticable. VCS are technical standards (e.g., materials specifications, test methods, sampling procedures and business practices) that are developed or adopted by VCS bodies. The NTTAA directs the EPA to provide Congress, E:\FR\FM\05MYP1.SGM 05MYP1 25558 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 86 / Monday, May 5, 2014 / Proposed Rules through the Office of Management and Budget, explanations when the agency decides not to use available and applicable VCS. This action does not involve technical standards. Therefore, the EPA did not consider the use of any VCS. J. Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629 (Feb. 16, 1994)) establishes federal executive policy on environmental justice. Its main provision directs federal agencies, to the greatest extent practicable and permitted by law, to make environmental justice part of their mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of their programs, policies and activities on minority populations and low-income populations in the U.S. The EPA has determined that this proposed rule will not have disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority or low-income populations because it does not affect the level of protection provided to human health or the environment. This action proposes technical amendments to minor, inadvertent, nonsubstantive errors in the designations for certain areas. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 81 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, National parks, Wilderness areas. Dated: April 15, 2014. Gina McCarthy, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–09271 Filed 5–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 73 [MB Docket No. 14–54; RM–11698; DA 14– 460] wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Radio Broadcasting Services; Toquerville, Utah Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: This document requests comments on a Petition for Rule Making filed by JER Licenses, LLC, winning bidder in Auction 93 for Channel 281C3 at Peach Spring, Arizona. The petition SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:41 May 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 proposes the substitution of Channel 246C for vacant Channel 280C at Toquerville, Utah to accommodate the hybrid application requesting the downgrade of the new FM station, from Channel 281C3 to Chanel 280A at Peach Springs, Arizona. A staff engineering analysis indicates that Channel 246C can be allotted to Toquerville, Utah consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission’s Rules with a site restriction located 46.7 kilometers (29 miles) northeast of Toquerville. The reference coordinates are 37–34–28 NL and 112–56–33 WL. DATES: Comments must be filed on or before May 26, 2014, and reply comments on or before June 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner as follows: A. Wray Fitch III, Esq, Gammon & Grange, P.C., 8280 Greensboro Drive, 7th Floor, McLean, Virginia 22102–3807. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rolanda F. Smith, Media Bureau, (202) 418–2700. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 14–54, adopted April 3, 2014, and released April 4, 2014. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC’s Reference Information Center at Portals II, CY–A257, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. This document may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractors, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone 1– 800–378–3160 or via email www.BCPIWEB.com. This document does not contain proposed information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any proposed information collection burden ‘‘for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees,’’ pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107–198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4). Provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of l980 do not apply to this proceeding. Members of the public should note that from the time a Notice of Proposed Rule Making is issued until the matter is no longer subject to Commission consideration or court review, all ex PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 parte contacts are prohibited in Commission proceedings, such as this one, which involve channel allotments. See 47 CFR 1.1204(b) for rules governing permissible ex parte contacts. For information regarding proper filing procedures for comments, see 47 CFR 1.415 and 1.420. List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73 Radio, Radio broadcasting. Federal Communications Commission. Nazifa Sawez, Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission proposes to amend 47 CFR Part 73 as follows: PART 73—RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES 1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334, 336 and 339. § 73.202 [Amended] 2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Utah, is amended by removing, Channel 280C at Toquerville; and by adding Channel 246C at Toquerville. ■ [FR Doc. 2014–10124 Filed 5–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 RIN 0648–BD98 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska; Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of fishery management plan amendments; request for comments. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) submitted Amendment 100 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and Amendment 91 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05MYP1.SGM 05MYP1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 81

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0802; FRL 9909-23-OAR]
RIN 2060-AS15


Technical Amendments to Inadvertent Errors in Air Quality 
Designations for Fine Particles, Ozone, Lead, Nitrogen Dioxide and 
Sulfur Dioxide

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: This action proposes technical amendments to address several 
minor, inadvertent and nonsubstantive errors in the regulatory text 
establishing the air quality designations for certain areas in fourteen 
states for the 1997 Fine Particles (PM2.5) National Ambient 
Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), the 2008 Ozone NAAQS, the 2008 Lead 
NAAQS, the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) NAAQS and the 2010 
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) NAAQS. The states are: Alabama, 
Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North 
Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. This 
action does not propose to change the designation for any area. In the 
``Rules'' section of this Federal Register, we are making the same 
technical amendments as a direct final rule without a prior proposed 
rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action 
on this proposed rule.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 4, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2013-0802, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: a-and-r-Docket@epamail.epa.gov, Attention Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0802.
     Fax: (202) 566-1541, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2013-0802.
     Mail: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0802, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mailcode: 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Room: 3334, Mail Code: 
6102T, Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-
0802. Such

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deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of 
operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of 
boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2013-0802. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s policy is that 
all comments 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 the 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 the 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, the 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 the 
EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot 
contact you for clarification, the 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. Send or 
deliver information identified as CBI only to the following address: 
Roberto Morales, OAQPS Document Control Officer (C404-02), U.S. EPA, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2013-0802.
    For additional information about the EPA's public docket, visit the 
EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the index at 
http://www.regulations.gov. 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, 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 at the EPA's Docket Center, Public 
Reading Room, William Jefferson Clinton West Building, Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. This Docket Center is 
open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is 
(202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the Air Docket is (202) 
566-1742.
    Documents related to the affected designations are available in the 
following dockets:

Designations for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2003-0061;
Designations for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-
0476;
Designations for the 2008 Lead NAAQS: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-
0443;
Designations for the 2010 NO2 NAAQS: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2011-0572; and
Designations for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2012-0233.
    In addition, the EPA has established Web sites for the designation 
rulemakings at: http://www.epa.gov/pmdesignations/, http://www.epa.gov/ozonedesignations, http://www.epa.gov/leaddesignations/, http://www.epa.gov/no2designations/ and http://www.epa.gov/so2designations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Oldham, Office of Air Quality 
Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 
C539-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, phone number (919) 541-3347 
or by email at: oldham.carla@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Why is the EPA issuing this proposed rule?

    Whenever the EPA establishes a new NAAQS, section 107(d) of the 
Clean Air Act requires the EPA to designate all areas of the country as 
meeting or not meeting the new NAAQS, or as unclassifiable where 
available information does not support a determination whether an area 
is meeting the NAAQS. The area designations and boundaries for each 
NAAQS are set forth in tables in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 
at 40 CFR part 81. This action proposes technical amendments to minor, 
inadvertent and nonsubstantive errors in the 40 CFR part 81 regulatory 
text concerning the air quality designations for certain areas in 
fourteen states for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS, the 2008 Ozone 
NAAQS, the 2008 Lead NAAQS, the 2010 NO2 NAAQS and the 2010 
SO2 NAAQS. These states are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, 
Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, 
Oregon, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. This action does not 
propose to change the designation for any area.
    We are publishing a direct final rule in the ``Rules'' section of 
this Federal Register because we view this as a noncontroversial action 
and anticipate no adverse comment. We explain our reasons for this 
action in the preamble to the direct final rule. The regulatory text 
for the proposal is identical to that for the direct final rule 
published in ``Rules'' section of this Federal Register.
    If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action 
on this proposed rule. If we receive adverse comment, we will publish a 
timely notice in the Federal Register to withdraw the direct final rule 
or portions thereof. The portions that are not withdrawn will become 
effective on the date identified in the direct final rule, 
notwithstanding adverse comment on any other portion. We would address 
all public comments in any subsequent final rule based on this proposed 
rule. We do not intend to provide a second comment period on this 
action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. 
For further information, please see the information provided in the 
ADDRESSEES section of this document.

B. Where can I get a copy of this document and other related 
information?

    In addition to being available in the docket, an electronic copy of 
this proposal will be available on the World Wide Web. Following 
signature by the EPA Administrator, a copy of this action will be 
posted on the EPA's Web site www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/new.html.

C. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA?

    Submitting CBI: Do not submit this information to the EPA through 
www.regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the 
information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or 
CD-ROM that you mail to the EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM 
as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the 
specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one 
complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as 
CBI, a copy of the comment that does not

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contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion 
in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed 
except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. Send 
or deliver information identified as CBI only to the following address: 
Roberto Morales, OAQPS Document Control Officer (C404-02), U.S. EPA, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2013-0802.
    Tips for Preparing Your Comments. When submitting comments, 
remember to:
     Identify the rulemaking by docket number and other 
identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and 
page number).
     Follow directions--The agency may ask you to respond to 
specific questions or organize comments by referencing a CFR part or 
section number.
     Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives 
and substitute language for your requested changes.
     Describe any assumptions and provide any technical 
information and/or data that you used.
     Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and 
suggest alternatives.
     Explain your views as clearly as possible.
     Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period 
deadline identified.

II. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

A. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review and Executive 
Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

    This action proposes technical amendments to minor, inadvertent and 
nonsubstantive errors in prior area designations. This type of action 
is exempt from review under Executive Orders 12866 (58 FR 51735, 
October 4, 1993) and 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011).

B. Paperwork Reduction Act

    This action does not propose an information collection burden under 
the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. 
Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). This action proposes to correct 
minor, inadvertent and nonsubstantive errors in prior area designations 
and does not require any party to perform an information collection.

C. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) generally requires an agency 
to prepare a regulatory flexibility analysis of any rule subject to 
notice and comment rulemaking requirements under the Administrative 
Procedure Act or any other statute unless the agency certifies that the 
rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities. Small entities include small businesses, 
small organizations and small governmental jurisdictions. For purposes 
of assessing the impacts of today's rule on small entities, small 
entity is defined as: (1) A small business as defined by the Small 
Business Administration's regulations at 13 CFR 121.201;'' (2) a small 
governmental jurisdiction that is a government of a city, county, town, 
school district or special district with a population of less than 
50,000; and (3) a small organization that is any not-for-profit 
enterprise which is independently owned and operated and is not 
dominant in its field.
    After considering the economic impacts of today's proposed rule on 
small entities, I certify that this action will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This action 
proposes technical amendments to address several minor, inadvertent and 
nonsubstantive errors in the regulatory text concerning the air quality 
designations for certain areas in prior designation actions and does 
not impose any requirements on small entities.

D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA)

    This action contains no federal mandate under the provisions of 
Title II of the UMRA of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1531-1538 for state, local or 
tribal governments or the private sector. The action does not propose 
an enforceable duty on any state, local or tribal governments or the 
private sector. Therefore, this action is not subject to the 
requirements of sections 202 and 205 of the UMRA.
    This action is also not subject to the requirements of section 203 
of UMRA because it contains no regulatory requirements that might 
significantly or uniquely affect small governments. This action 
corrects minor, inadvertent and nonsubstantive errors in prior area 
designations

E. Executive Order 13132: Federalism

    This action does not have federalism implications. It will not have 
substantial direct effects on the states, on the relationship between 
the national government and the states, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as 
specified in Executive Order 13132. This action proposes technical 
amendments to minor, inadvertent and nonsubstantive errors in prior 
area designations. Thus, Executive Order 13132 does not apply to this 
action. In spirit of Executive Order 13132, and consistent with the EPA 
policy to promote communications between the EPA and state and local 
governments, the EPA specifically solicits comment on this proposed 
action from state and local officials.

F. Executive Order 13175: Consultation and Coordination With Indian 
Tribal Governments

    This action does not have tribal implications, as specified in 
Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). This action only 
proposes technical amendments to minor, inadvertent and nonsubstantive 
errors in prior area designations. Thus, Executive Order 13175 does not 
apply to this action.
    The EPA specifically solicits additional comment on this proposed 
action from tribal officials.

G. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental 
Health and Safety Risks

    The EPA interprets Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 
1997) as applying only to those regulatory actions that concern health 
or safety risks, such that the analysis required under section 5-501 of 
the Executive Order has the potential to influence the regulation. This 
action is not subject to Executive Order 13045 because it does not 
establish an environmental standard intended to mitigate health or 
safety risks.

H. Executive Order 13211: Actions That Significantly Affect Energy 
Supply, Distribution or Use

    This action is not subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355 
(May 22, 2001)), because it is not a significant regulatory action 
under Executive Order 12866.

I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA)

    Section 12(d) of the NTTAA of 1995, Public Law No. 104-113, section 
12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs the EPA to use voluntary consensus 
standards (VCS) in its regulatory activities unless to do so would be 
inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impracticable. VCS are 
technical standards (e.g., materials specifications, test methods, 
sampling procedures and business practices) that are developed or 
adopted by VCS bodies. The NTTAA directs the EPA to provide Congress,

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through the Office of Management and Budget, explanations when the 
agency decides not to use available and applicable VCS. This action 
does not involve technical standards. Therefore, the EPA did not 
consider the use of any VCS.

J. Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions To Address Environmental 
Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations

    Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629 (Feb. 16, 1994)) establishes 
federal executive policy on environmental justice. Its main provision 
directs federal agencies, to the greatest extent practicable and 
permitted by law, to make environmental justice part of their mission 
by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high 
and adverse human health or environmental effects of their programs, 
policies and activities on minority populations and low-income 
populations in the U.S.
    The EPA has determined that this proposed rule will not have 
disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental 
effects on minority or low-income populations because it does not 
affect the level of protection provided to human health or the 
environment. This action proposes technical amendments to minor, 
inadvertent, nonsubstantive errors in the designations for certain 
areas.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 81

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, National parks, 
Wilderness areas.

    Dated: April 15, 2014.
Gina McCarthy,
Administrator.
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