Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County's Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Four Industry Categories for Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions, 51515-51517 [2014-20688]

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[FR Doc. 2014–20645 Filed 8–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2014–0475; FRL–9915–83– Region 3] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County’s Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Four Industry Categories for Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to conditionally approve revisions to the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on behalf of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). This SIP revision includes amendments to the 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: miscellaneous metal and/or plastic parts surface coating processes, automobile and lightduty truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat manufacturing materials. Upon review of the submittal, EPA found that the average monomer volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits were referenced but not included in the regulation for fiberglass boat manufacturing materials. ACHD has committed to revising the regulation and submitting the table of VOC content limits for fiberglass boat manufacturing materials to EPA in order to address specific RACT requirements for Allegheny County. EPA is, therefore, proposing conditional approval of the revisions 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 29, 2014. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA– ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\29AUP1.SGM 29AUP1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 51516 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Proposed Rules R03–OAR–2014–0475 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–2014–0475, 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. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R03–OAR–2014– 0475. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 and at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality Control, P.O. Box 8468, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105. 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 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 to assist them in determining RACT for VOC 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. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 In 1977 and 1978, EPA published CTGs for miscellaneous metal and plastic parts surface coatings, automobile and light-duty truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat manufacturing materials. After reviewing the 1977/1978 CTGs 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 since then, EPA developed new CTGs entitled Control Techniques Guidelines for Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Coatings (Publication No. EPA 453/R–08–003; September 2008); Control Techniques Guidelines for Automobile and Light-duty Assembly Coatings (Publication No. EPA 453/R– 08–006; September 2008); Control Techniques Guidelines for Miscellaneous Industrial Adhesives (Publication No. EPA 453/R–08–005; September 2008); Control Techniques Guidelines for Fiberglass Boat Manufacturing Materials (Publication No. EPA 453/R–08–004; September 2008). III. Summary of SIP Revision On November 15, 2013, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted to EPA on behalf of ACHD a SIP revision concerning the adoption of the EPA CTGs for miscellaneous metal and/or plastic parts surface coating processes, automobile and light-duty truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat manufacturing materials in Allegheny County. Allegheny County is adopting EPA’s CTG standards for miscellaneous metal and/or plastic parts surface coating processes, automobile and light-duty truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat manufacturing materials. These regulations are contained in the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Rules and Regulations, Article XXI, Air Pollution Control sections 2105.83, 2105.84, 2105.85, and 2105.86 in order to: (1) Establish applicability for miscellaneous metal and/or plastic parts surface coating processes, automobile and light-duty truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat manufacturing materials; (2) establish exemptions; (3) establish record-keeping and work practice requirements; and (4) establish emission limitations. Upon review of the November 15, 2013 submittal, EPA found that a table of average monomer VOC content limit for fiberglass boat manufacturing materials was referenced, however, the table was E:\FR\FM\29AUP1.SGM 29AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Proposed Rules wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS erroneously not included in the regulation. Pursuant to section 110(k)(4) of the CAA, PADEP submitted on behalf of ACHD a letter dated July 16, 2014 committing to submit a SIP revision to EPA addressing this error in order to satisfy the RACT requirements under the 8-hour ozone standard for Allegheny County. More detailed information on these provisions can be found in the technical support document located in the docket prepared for this rulemaking action. IV. Proposed Action EPA is proposing conditional approval of 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 for adopting RACT for sources covered by EPA’s CTG standards for the following categories: Miscellaneous metal and/or plastic parts surface coating processes, automobile and lightduty truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat manufacturing materials. Pursuant to section 110(k)(4) of the CAA, this conditional approval is based upon a letter from PADEP on behalf of ACHD dated July 16, 2014 committing to submit to EPA, no later than twelve months from EPA’s final conditional approval of ACHD’s adoption of CTGs for miscellaneous metal and/or plastic parts surface coating processes, automobile and light-duty truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat manufacturing materials, an additional SIP revision to address the erroneous deficiency in the current regulation for fiberglass boat manufacturing materials. The SIP revision, to be submitted by PADEP on behalf of ACHD, will include a table of monomer VOC content limits for fiberglass boat manufacturing materials. Once EPA has determined that ACHD has satisfied this condition, EPA shall remove the conditional nature of its approval and Allegheny County’s adoption of CTGs for miscellaneous metal and/or plastic parts surface coating processes, automobile and lightduty truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat manufacturing materials will, at that time, receive a full approval status. Should ACHD fail to meet the condition specified above, the final conditional approval of Allegheny County’s CTGs for the above listed source categories will convert to a disapproval. EPA is soliciting public comments on the issues discussed in this document. These comments will be considered before taking final action. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 miscellaneous metal and/ or plastic parts surface coating processes, automobile and light-duty truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat manufacturing materials, does not have tribal implications as specified by PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 51517 Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the SIP is not conditionally 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: August 14, 2014. William C. Early, Acting Regional Administrator, Region III. [FR Doc. 2014–20688 Filed 8–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 81 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2012–0918; FRL– 9915–91– OAR] EPA Responses to State and Tribal 2012 Primary Annual Fine Particle Designation Recommendations Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of availability and public comment period. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted its responses to state and tribal designation recommendations for the 2012 primary annual fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) on the agency’s Internet Web site. The EPA invites the public to review and provide input on its responses during the comment period specified in the DATES section. The EPA sent its responses directly to the states and tribes on or about August 19, 2014. These responses focus on designating as ‘‘nonattainment’’ certain areas of the country where air monitoring data from 2011–2013 indicate violations of the 2012 primary annual PM2.5 NAAQS. The EPA intends to make final designation determinations for the 2012 primary annual PM2.5 NAAQS for most areas of the country in December 2014. This notice also announces the EPA’s decision to extend the designation period by up to 1 year to December 2015 for a limited number of areas for which insufficient information is currently available to promulgate designations. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 29, 2014. Please SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29AUP1.SGM 29AUP1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R03-OAR-2014-0475; FRL-9915-83-Region 3]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Pennsylvania; Allegheny County's Adoption of Control Techniques 
Guidelines for Four Industry Categories 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 
conditionally approve revisions to the Pennsylvania State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
on behalf of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). This SIP 
revision includes amendments to the 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: miscellaneous metal and/or plastic parts surface coating 
processes, automobile and light-duty truck assembly coatings, 
miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat manufacturing 
materials. Upon review of the submittal, EPA found that the average 
monomer volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits were referenced 
but not included in the regulation for fiberglass boat manufacturing 
materials. ACHD has committed to revising the regulation and submitting 
the table of VOC content limits for fiberglass boat manufacturing 
materials to EPA in order to address specific RACT requirements for 
Allegheny County. EPA is, therefore, proposing conditional approval of 
the revisions 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 29, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-

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R03-OAR-2014-0475 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-2014-0475, 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-
2014-0475. 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 and at the Pennsylvania Department of 
Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality Control, P.O. Box 8468, 
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105.

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 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 to assist them in 
determining RACT for VOC 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 1977 and 1978, EPA published CTGs for miscellaneous metal and 
plastic parts surface coatings, automobile and light-duty truck 
assembly coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and fiberglass 
boat manufacturing materials. After reviewing the 1977/1978 CTGs 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 since 
then, EPA developed new CTGs entitled Control Techniques Guidelines for 
Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Coatings (Publication No. EPA 
453/R-08-003; September 2008); Control Techniques Guidelines for 
Automobile and Light-duty Assembly Coatings (Publication No. EPA 453/R-
08-006; September 2008); Control Techniques Guidelines for 
Miscellaneous Industrial Adhesives (Publication No. EPA 453/R-08-005; 
September 2008); Control Techniques Guidelines for Fiberglass Boat 
Manufacturing Materials (Publication No. EPA 453/R-08-004; September 
2008).

III. Summary of SIP Revision

    On November 15, 2013, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental 
Protection (PADEP) submitted to EPA on behalf of ACHD a SIP revision 
concerning the adoption of the EPA CTGs for miscellaneous metal and/or 
plastic parts surface coating processes, automobile and light-duty 
truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and 
fiberglass boat manufacturing materials in Allegheny County. Allegheny 
County is adopting EPA's CTG standards for miscellaneous metal and/or 
plastic parts surface coating processes, automobile and light-duty 
truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and 
fiberglass boat manufacturing materials. These regulations are 
contained in the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Rules and 
Regulations, Article XXI, Air Pollution Control sections 2105.83, 
2105.84, 2105.85, and 2105.86 in order to: (1) Establish applicability 
for miscellaneous metal and/or plastic parts surface coating processes, 
automobile and light-duty truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous 
industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat manufacturing materials; (2) 
establish exemptions; (3) establish record-keeping and work practice 
requirements; and (4) establish emission limitations. Upon review of 
the November 15, 2013 submittal, EPA found that a table of average 
monomer VOC content limit for fiberglass boat manufacturing materials 
was referenced, however, the table was

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erroneously not included in the regulation. Pursuant to section 
110(k)(4) of the CAA, PADEP submitted on behalf of ACHD a letter dated 
July 16, 2014 committing to submit a SIP revision to EPA addressing 
this error in order to satisfy the RACT requirements under the 8-hour 
ozone standard for Allegheny County. More detailed information on these 
provisions can be found in the technical support document located in 
the docket prepared for this rulemaking action.

IV. Proposed Action

    EPA is proposing conditional approval of 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 for adopting RACT for sources covered by EPA's 
CTG standards for the following categories: Miscellaneous metal and/or 
plastic parts surface coating processes, automobile and light-duty 
truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and 
fiberglass boat manufacturing materials. Pursuant to section 110(k)(4) 
of the CAA, this conditional approval is based upon a letter from PADEP 
on behalf of ACHD dated July 16, 2014 committing to submit to EPA, no 
later than twelve months from EPA's final conditional approval of 
ACHD's adoption of CTGs for miscellaneous metal and/or plastic parts 
surface coating processes, automobile and light-duty truck assembly 
coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat 
manufacturing materials, an additional SIP revision to address the 
erroneous deficiency in the current regulation for fiberglass boat 
manufacturing materials. The SIP revision, to be submitted by PADEP on 
behalf of ACHD, will include a table of monomer VOC content limits for 
fiberglass boat manufacturing materials. Once EPA has determined that 
ACHD has satisfied this condition, EPA shall remove the conditional 
nature of its approval and Allegheny County's adoption of CTGs for 
miscellaneous metal and/or plastic parts surface coating processes, 
automobile and light-duty truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous 
industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat manufacturing materials will, 
at that time, receive a full approval status. Should ACHD fail to meet 
the condition specified above, the final conditional approval of 
Allegheny County's CTGs for the above listed source categories will 
convert to a disapproval. 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 miscellaneous metal and/or plastic parts surface coating 
processes, automobile and light-duty truck assembly coatings, 
miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat manufacturing 
materials, does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive 
Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the SIP is not 
conditionally 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: August 14, 2014.
William C. Early,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 2014-20688 Filed 8-28-14; 8:45 am]
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