Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County's Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Offset Lithographic Printing and Letterpress Printing; Flexible Package Printing; and Industrial Solvent Cleaning Operations for Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions, 44728-44729 [2014-18226]

Download as PDF 44728 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 2014 / Proposed Rules ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2014–0476; FRL- 9914–58Region-3] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County’s Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Offset Lithographic Printing and Letterpress Printing; Flexible Package Printing; and Industrial Solvent Cleaning Operations for Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This SIP revision includes amendments to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Rules and Regulations, Article XXI, Air Pollution Control, and meets the requirement to adopt Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA’s Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) standards for the following categories: Offset lithographic printing and letterpress printing, flexible package printing, and industrial solvent cleaning operations. EPA is proposing to approve the revision to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). SUMMARY: Written comments must be received on or before September 2, 2014. DATES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA– R03–OAR–2014–0476 by one of the following methods: A. www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. B. Email: fernandez.cristina@epa.gov. C. Mail: EPA–R03–OAR–2014–0476, Cristina Fernandez, Associate Director, Office of Air Program Planning, Mailcode 3AP30, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. D. Hand Delivery: At the previouslylisted EPA Region III address. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R03–OAR–2014– 0476. 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 EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy during normal business hours at the Air Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the State submittal are available at the Allegheny County Health Department, Bureau of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, 301 39th Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Shandruk, (215) 814–2166, or by email at shandruk.irene@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 I. Background Section 172(c)(1) of the CAA provides that SIPs for nonattainment areas must include reasonably available control measures (RACM), including RACT, for sources of emissions. Section 182(b)(2)(A) provides that for certain nonattainment areas, states must revise their SIP to include RACT for sources of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions covered by a CTG document issued after November 15, 1990 and prior to the area’s date of attainment. EPA defines RACT as ‘‘the lowest emission limitation that a particular source is capable of meeting by the application of control technology that is reasonably available considering technological and economic feasibility.’’ 44 FR 53761 (September 17, 1979). CTGs are documents issued by EPA intended to provide state and local air pollution control authorities information that should assist them in determining RACT for VOC emissions from various sources. Section 183(e)(3)(c) provides that EPA may issue a CTG in lieu of a national regulation as RACT for a product category where EPA determines that the CTG will be substantially as effective as regulations in reducing emissions of VOC in ozone nonattainment areas. The recommendations in the CTG are based upon available data and information and may not apply to a particular situation based upon the circumstances. States can follow the CTG and adopt state regulations to implement the recommendations contained therein, or they can adopt alternative approaches. In either case, states must submit their RACT rules to EPA for review and approval as part of the SIP process. In 1993, EPA published a draft CTG for offset lithographic printing. 58 FR 59261. After reviewing comments on the draft CTG and soliciting additional information to help clarify those comments, EPA published an alternative control techniques (ACT) document in June 1994 that provided supplemental information for states to use in developing rules based on RACT for offset lithographic printing. In December 1978, EPA published a CTG for graphic arts (rotogravure printing and flexographic printing) that included flexible package printing. In 1994, EPA developed an ACT document for industrial cleaning solvents. After reviewing the 1978/1993/1994 CTGs and ACTs for these industries, conducting a review of currently existing state and local VOC emission reduction approaches for these industries, and taking into account any information that has become available E:\FR\FM\01AUP1.SGM 01AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 2014 / Proposed Rules since then, EPA developed new CTGs entitled Control Techniques Guidelines for Offset Lithographic and Letterpress Printing (Publication No. EPA 453/R– 06–002; September 2006); Control Techniques Guidelines for Flexible Package Printing (Publication No. EPA 453/R–06–003; September 2006); Control Techniques Guidelines for Industrial Cleaning Solvents (Publication No. EPA 453/R–06–001; September 2006). The CTG recommendations may not apply to a particular situation based upon the circumstances of a specific source. Regardless of whether a state chooses to implement the recommendations contained within the CTGs through state rules, or to issue state rules that adopt different approaches for RACT for VOCs, states must submit their RACT rules to EPA for review and approval as part of the SIP process. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS III. Summary of SIP Revision On November 15, 2013, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted to EPA a SIP revision concerning the adoption of the EPA CTGs for offset lithographic printing and letterpress printing; flexible package printing; and industrial cleaning solvent operations in Allegheny County. These regulations are contained in the ACHD Rules and Regulations, Article XXI, Air Pollution Control sections 2105.80, 2105.81, and 2105.82 in order to: (1) Establish applicability for offset lithographic printing and letterpress printing, flexible package printing, and industrial cleaning solvent operations at facilities; (2) establish exemptions; (3) establish record-keeping and work practice requirements; and (4) establish emission limitations. More detailed information on these provisions as well as a detailed summary of EPA’s review and rationale for proposing to approve this SIP revision can be found in the Technical Support Document (TSD) for this action which is available on line at www.regulations.gov, Docket number EPA–R03–OAR–2014–0476. IV. Proposed Action EPA is proposing to approve the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania SIP revision submitted on November 15, 2013, which consists of amendments to the ACHD Rules and Regulations, Article XXI, Air Pollution Control, and meets the requirement to adopt RACT for sources located in Allegheny County covered by EPA’s CTG standards for the following categories: Offset lithographic printing and letterpress printing, flexible package printing, and industrial solvent cleaning operations. EPA is VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 soliciting public comments on the issues discussed in this document. These comments will be considered before taking final action. V. 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 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 proposed rule, pertaining to ACHD’s adoption of CTG standards for offset lithographic printing and letterpress printing, flexible package printing, and industrial solvent PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 44729 cleaning operations does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the SIP is not approved to apply in Indian country located in the state, and EPA notes that it will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Ozone, Volatile organic compounds. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: July 14, 2014. William C. Early, Acting Regional Administrator, Region III. [FR Doc. 2014–18226 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0008; FRL–9911–67] Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment. AGENCY: This document announces the Agency’s receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown in the body of this document, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01AUP1.SGM 01AUP1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R03-OAR-2014-0476; FRL- 9914-58-Region-3]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Pennsylvania; Allegheny County's Adoption of Control Techniques 
Guidelines for Offset Lithographic Printing and Letterpress Printing; 
Flexible Package Printing; and Industrial Solvent Cleaning Operations 
for Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
approve revisions to the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP) 
submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This SIP revision 
includes amendments to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) 
Rules and Regulations, Article XXI, Air Pollution Control, and meets 
the requirement to adopt Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) 
for sources covered by EPA's Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) 
standards for the following categories: Offset lithographic printing 
and letterpress printing, flexible package printing, and industrial 
solvent cleaning operations. EPA is proposing to approve the revision 
to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the 
Clean Air Act (CAA).

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 2, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-
R03-OAR-2014-0476 by one of the following methods:
    A. www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    B. Email: fernandez.cristina@epa.gov.
    C. Mail: EPA-R03-OAR-2014-0476, Cristina Fernandez, Associate 
Director, Office of Air Program Planning, Mailcode 3AP30, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.
    D. Hand Delivery: At the previously-listed EPA Region III address. 
Such 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-R03-OAR-
2014-0476. 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 EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you 
provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment 
directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be 
publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket 
materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or 
in hard copy during normal business hours at the Air Protection 
Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the State submittal 
are available at the Allegheny County Health Department, Bureau of 
Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, 301 39th Street, 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Shandruk, (215) 814-2166, or by 
email at shandruk.irene@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Section 172(c)(1) of the CAA provides that SIPs for nonattainment 
areas must include reasonably available control measures (RACM), 
including RACT, for sources of emissions. Section 182(b)(2)(A) provides 
that for certain nonattainment areas, states must revise their SIP to 
include RACT for sources of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions 
covered by a CTG document issued after November 15, 1990 and prior to 
the area's date of attainment. EPA defines RACT as ``the lowest 
emission limitation that a particular source is capable of meeting by 
the application of control technology that is reasonably available 
considering technological and economic feasibility.'' 44 FR 53761 
(September 17, 1979).
    CTGs are documents issued by EPA intended to provide state and 
local air pollution control authorities information that should assist 
them in determining RACT for VOC emissions from various sources. 
Section 183(e)(3)(c) provides that EPA may issue a CTG in lieu of a 
national regulation as RACT for a product category where EPA determines 
that the CTG will be substantially as effective as regulations in 
reducing emissions of VOC in ozone nonattainment areas. The 
recommendations in the CTG are based upon available data and 
information and may not apply to a particular situation based upon the 
circumstances. States can follow the CTG and adopt state regulations to 
implement the recommendations contained therein, or they can adopt 
alternative approaches. In either case, states must submit their RACT 
rules to EPA for review and approval as part of the SIP process.
    In 1993, EPA published a draft CTG for offset lithographic 
printing. 58 FR 59261. After reviewing comments on the draft CTG and 
soliciting additional information to help clarify those comments, EPA 
published an alternative control techniques (ACT) document in June 1994 
that provided supplemental information for states to use in developing 
rules based on RACT for offset lithographic printing. In December 1978, 
EPA published a CTG for graphic arts (rotogravure printing and 
flexographic printing) that included flexible package printing. In 
1994, EPA developed an ACT document for industrial cleaning solvents. 
After reviewing the 1978/1993/1994 CTGs and ACTs for these industries, 
conducting a review of currently existing state and local VOC emission 
reduction approaches for these industries, and taking into account any 
information that has become available

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since then, EPA developed new CTGs entitled Control Techniques 
Guidelines for Offset Lithographic and Letterpress Printing 
(Publication No. EPA 453/R-06-002; September 2006); Control Techniques 
Guidelines for Flexible Package Printing (Publication No. EPA 453/R-06-
003; September 2006); Control Techniques Guidelines for Industrial 
Cleaning Solvents (Publication No. EPA 453/R-06-001; September 2006). 
The CTG recommendations may not apply to a particular situation based 
upon the circumstances of a specific source. Regardless of whether a 
state chooses to implement the recommendations contained within the 
CTGs through state rules, or to issue state rules that adopt different 
approaches for RACT for VOCs, states must submit their RACT rules to 
EPA for review and approval as part of the SIP process.

III. Summary of SIP Revision

    On November 15, 2013, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental 
Protection (PADEP) submitted to EPA a SIP revision concerning the 
adoption of the EPA CTGs for offset lithographic printing and 
letterpress printing; flexible package printing; and industrial 
cleaning solvent operations in Allegheny County. These regulations are 
contained in the ACHD Rules and Regulations, Article XXI, Air Pollution 
Control sections 2105.80, 2105.81, and 2105.82 in order to: (1) 
Establish applicability for offset lithographic printing and 
letterpress printing, flexible package printing, and industrial 
cleaning solvent operations at facilities; (2) establish exemptions; 
(3) establish record-keeping and work practice requirements; and (4) 
establish emission limitations. More detailed information on these 
provisions as well as a detailed summary of EPA's review and rationale 
for proposing to approve this SIP revision can be found in the 
Technical Support Document (TSD) for this action which is available on 
line at www.regulations.gov, Docket number EPA-R03-OAR-2014-0476.

IV. Proposed Action

    EPA is proposing to approve the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania SIP 
revision submitted on November 15, 2013, which consists of amendments 
to the ACHD Rules and Regulations, Article XXI, Air Pollution Control, 
and meets the requirement to adopt RACT for sources located in 
Allegheny County covered by EPA's CTG standards for the following 
categories: Offset lithographic printing and letterpress printing, 
flexible package printing, and industrial solvent cleaning operations. 
EPA is soliciting public comments on the issues discussed in this 
document. These comments will be considered before taking final action.

V. 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 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 proposed rule, pertaining to ACHD's adoption of 
CTG standards for offset lithographic printing and letterpress 
printing, flexible package printing, and industrial solvent cleaning 
operations does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive 
Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the SIP is not 
approved to apply in Indian country located in the state, and EPA notes 
that it will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments 
or preempt tribal law.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Intergovernmental relations, Ozone, Volatile organic 
compounds.

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

    Dated: July 14, 2014.
William C. Early,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
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