National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to Texas, 70140-70141 [2014-27910]

Download as PDF 70140 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Proposed Rules ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2014–0690; FRL–9919–47– Region–3] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Prevention of Significant Deterioration Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. The revisions incorporate by reference (IBR) the requirements of the Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program into the Maryland SIP. Additionally, the revisions will allow Maryland’s PSD program to automatically update with any revisions to the Federal regulations. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State’s SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. DATES: Comments must be received in writing by December 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA– R03–OAR–2014–0690 by one of the following methods: A. www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. B. 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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 Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 705, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Talley, (215) 814–2117, or by email at talley.david@epa.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 For further information, please see the information provided in the direct final action, with the same title (‘‘Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Prevention of Significant Deterioration’’), that is located in the ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section of this Federal Register publication. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 5, 2014. W.C. Early, Acting, Regional Administrator, Region III. [FR Doc. 2014–27748 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 63 [EPA–R06–OAR–2008–0074; FRL–9919–73Region 6] National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to Texas Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for all sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources). These regulations apply to certain NESHAP promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 40 CFR part 63, as amended between May 25, 2005 and April 24, 2013. The delegation of authority under this action does not apply to sources located in Indian Country. EPA is providing notice proposing to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs to TCEQ. DATES: Written comments on this proposed rule must be received on or before December 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Mr. Rick Barrett, Air Permits Section (6PD–R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. Comments may also be submitted electronically or through hand delivery/courier by following the detailed instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the rules section of this Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rick Barrett, (214) 665–7227; email: barrett.richard@epa.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NOP1.SGM 25NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Proposed Rules In the final rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving TCEQ’s request for delegation of authority to implement and enforce certain NESHAP for all sources (both part 70 and nonpart 70 sources). TCEQ has adopted certain NESHAP by reference into Texas’s state regulations. In addition, EPA is waiving its notification requirements so sources will only need to send notifications and reports to TCEQ. The EPA is taking direct final action without prior proposal because EPA views this as a noncontroversial action and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for this proposed approval is set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn, and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. If EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. For additional information, see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 12, 2014. Bill Luthans, Acting Director, Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division, Region 6. [FR Doc. 2014–27910 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:26 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 26, 28, 32, 42, 50, 52, and 53 [FAR Case 2014–022; Docket No. 2014– 0022; Sequence No. 1] RIN 9000–AM80 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Inflation Adjustment of AcquisitionRelated Thresholds Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to further implement the inflation adjustment of acquisition-related dollar thresholds. A statute requires an adjustment every five years of acquisition-related thresholds for inflation using the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, except for the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (Davis-Bacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute, and trade agreements thresholds. DoD, GSA, and NASA are also proposing to use the same methodology to adjust nonstatutory FAR acquisition-related thresholds in 2015. DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat at one of the addresses shown below on or before January 26, 2015 to be considered in the formation of the final rule. ADDRESSES: Submit comments in response to FAR Case 2014–022 by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for ‘‘FAR Case 2014–022’’. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘FAR Case 2014– 022.’’ Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Comment Now’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘FAR Case 2014–022’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Ms. Flowers, 1800 F Street NW., 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20405. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 70141 Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FAR Case 2014–022, in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, at 202–208–4949, for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202–501–4755. Please cite FAR Case 2014–022. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background This rule proposes to amend multiple FAR parts to further implement 41 U.S.C. 1908. Section 1908 requires an adjustment every five years (on October 1 of each year evenly divisible by five) of statutory acquisition-related thresholds for inflation, using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all urban consumers, except for the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (DavisBacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute, and trade agreements thresholds (see FAR 1.109). As a matter of policy, DoD, GSA, and NASA are also proposing to use the same methodology to adjust nonstatutory FAR acquisitionrelated thresholds on October 1, 2015. This is the third review of FAR acquisition-related thresholds since the statute was passed on October 28, 2004 (section 807 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005). The last review was conducted under FAR Case 2008– 024 during FY 2010. The final rule was published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 53129 on August 30, 2010, and was effective October 1, 2010. II. Analysis. A. What is an acquisition-related threshold? This case builds on the review of FAR thresholds in FY 2005 and FY 2010, using the same interpretation of an acquisition-related threshold. 41 U.S.C. 1908 is applicable to ‘‘a dollar threshold that is specified in law as a factor in defining the scope of the applicability of a policy, procedure, requirement, or restriction provided in that law to the procurement of property or services by an executive agency, as the FAR Council determines.’’ There are other thresholds in the FAR that, while not specified in law, nevertheless meet all the other criteria. These thresholds may have their origin in Executive order or regulation. E:\FR\FM\25NOP1.SGM 25NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 227 (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 70140-70141]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27910]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 63

[EPA-R06-OAR-2008-0074; FRL-9919-73-Region 6]


National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; 
Delegation of Authority to Texas

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has 
submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation of EPA authority 
for implementation and enforcement of National Emission Standards for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for all sources (both part 70 and 
non-part 70 sources). These regulations apply to certain NESHAP 
promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 40 CFR part 
63, as amended between May 25, 2005 and April 24, 2013. The delegation 
of authority under this action does not apply to sources located in 
Indian Country. EPA is providing notice proposing to approve the 
delegation of certain NESHAPs to TCEQ.

DATES: Written comments on this proposed rule must be received on or 
before December 26, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Mr. Rick Barrett, Air Permits 
Section (6PD-R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, 
Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. Comments may also be submitted 
electronically or through hand delivery/courier by following the 
detailed instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule 
located in the rules section of this Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rick Barrett, (214) 665-7227; 
email: barrett.richard@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of this Federal 
Register, EPA is approving TCEQ's request for delegation of authority 
to implement and enforce certain NESHAP for all sources (both part 70 
and non-part 70 sources). TCEQ has adopted certain NESHAP by reference 
into Texas's state regulations. In addition, EPA is waiving its 
notification requirements so sources will only need to send 
notifications and reports to TCEQ.
    The EPA is taking direct final action without prior proposal 
because EPA views this as a noncontroversial action and anticipates no 
adverse comments. A detailed rationale for this proposed approval is 
set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If no adverse 
comments are received in response to this action, no further activity 
is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final 
rule will be withdrawn, and all public comments received will be 
addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA 
will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in 
commenting must do so at this time. If EPA receives adverse comment on 
an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision 
may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final 
those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse 
comment.
    For additional information, see the direct final rule which is 
located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: November 12, 2014.
Bill Luthans,
Acting Director, Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2014-27910 Filed 11-24-14; 8:45 am]
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