Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Ozone and PM2.5, 75431-75433 [2014-29586]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 243 / Thursday, December 18, 2014 / Rules and Regulations The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Jackson Street Drawbridge across the Red River, mile 88.6, at Alexandria, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to install four new pinion gears that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and not open to vessel traffic. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. April 6, 2015 to 7 p.m. April 15, 2015. This deviation will be enforced from 7 a.m. April 6 to 7 p.m. April 8, 2015 and from 7 a.m. April 13 to 7 p.m. April 15, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0948] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone (314) 269–2378, email Eric.Washburn@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development requested a temporary deviation for the Jackson Street Drawbridge, across the Red River, mile 88.6, at Alexandria, Louisiana to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. April 6 to 7 p.m. April 8, 2015 and from 7 a.m. April 13 to 7 p.m. April 15, 2015. The Jackson Street Drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.491(b), which states the drawbridge shall open on signal if at least eight hours notice is given; except that, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the draw need not be opened Monday through Friday except holidays. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Red River. The Jackson Street Drawbridge, in the closed-to-navigation position, provides a vertical clearance of 40.0 feet above tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Dec 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 normal pool. Navigation on the waterway primarily consists of commercial tows and recreational watercraft and will not be significantly impacted. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections were received. The Coast Guard will inform waterway users through the Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the closure period so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impacts caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: December 3, 2014. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. [FR Doc. 2014–29661 Filed 12–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R05–OAR–2014–0661; FRL–9920–47– Region–5] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Ozone and PM2.5 Standards Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a submission by the State of Indiana as a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submitted regulations revise Indiana’s ambient air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter (PM) to be consistent with EPA’s 2008 ozone and 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is therefore approving this SIP submission, in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). SUMMARY: This direct final rule will be effective February 17, 2015, unless EPA receives adverse comments by January 20, 2015. If adverse comments are received, EPA will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R05– DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 75431 OAR–2014–0661, by one of the following methods: 1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: aburano.douglas@epa.gov. 3. Fax: (312) 408–2279. 4. Mail: Douglas Aburano, Chief, Attainment Planning and Maintenance Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. 5. Hand Delivery: Douglas Aburano, Chief, Attainment Planning and Maintenance Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Regional Office official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R05–OAR–2014– 0661. 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 docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov E:\FR\FM\18DER1.SGM 18DER1 75432 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 243 / Thursday, December 18, 2014 / Rules and Regulations index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, Air and Radiation Division, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. This facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. We recommend that you telephone Eric Svingen, Environmental Engineer, at (312) 353–4489 before visiting the Region 5 office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Svingen, Environmental Engineer, Attainment Planning and Maintenance Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 353–4489, svingen.eric@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. This supplementary information section is arranged as follows: I. Background II. Summary and Analysis of SIP Revision III. What action is EPA taking? IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES I. Background On March 27, 2008 (73 FR 16436), EPA revised the 8-hour ozone primary and secondary NAAQS to a level of 0.075 parts per million (ppm) to provide increased protection for children and other at-risk populations against an array of ozone-related adverse health effects. These standards are based on the 3-year average of the annual fourthhighest daily maximum 8-hour concentration. On January 15, 2013 (78 FR 3086), EPA revised the primary (health-based) annual PM2.5 NAAQS to a level of 12.0 micrograms per cubic meter (mg/m3) and retained the 24-hour primary NAAQS for PM2.5 at a level of 35 mg/m3. EPA also retained the existing annual PM2.5 secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS set at a level of 15.0 mg/m3, and retained the existing 24-hour coarse particle (PM10) primary and secondary NAAQS at 150 mg/m3. On August 20, 2014, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted revisions to 326 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 1–3–4, ‘‘Ambient air quality standards’’. These revisions make VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:04 Dec 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 Indiana’s 8-hour ozone and annual PM2.5 ambient air quality standards consistent with the NAAQS. The CAA specifies that EPA must reevaluate the appropriateness of each of the NAAQS every five years. As part of the process, EPA reviewed the latest health-based research and determined that several NAAQS revisions were necessary to protect public health and welfare. II. Summary and Analysis of SIP Revision IDEM’s August 20, 2014, submission consists of amendments to 326 IAC 1– 3–4, which includes the revised ambient air quality standards for ozone and PM2.5. These revisions are: inclusion of the 8-hour ozone standard of 0.075 ppm, inclusion of the annual PM2.5 primary standard of 12.0 mg/m3, retention of the annual PM2.5 level of 15.0 mg/m3 as the secondary standard, incorporation by reference of appendix N to 40 CFR 50 (‘‘Interpretation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5’’), and incorporation by reference of appendix P to 40 CFR 50 (‘‘Interpretation of the Primary and Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone’’). The SIP submission is consistent with the current NAAQS. On April 9, 2014, IDEM held a public hearing for the SIP submission. No comments were received at this hearing. III. What action is EPA taking? EPA is approving the SIP submission pertaining to the amendments of Indiana’s ambient air quality standards since it is consistent with the NAAQS. Specifically, we are approving revised rule 326 IAC 1–3–4, ‘‘Ambient air quality standards’’ into the state SIP. We are publishing this action without prior proposal because we view this as a noncontroversial amendment and anticipate no adverse comments. However, in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register publication, we are publishing a separate document that will serve as the proposal to approve the state plan if relevant adverse written comments are filed. This rule will be effective February 17, 2015 without further notice unless we receive relevant adverse written comments by January 20, 2015. If we receive such comments, we will withdraw this action before the effective date by publishing a subsequent document that will withdraw the final action. All public comments received will then be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed action. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Please note that 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. If we do not receive any comments, this action will be effective February 17, 2015. IV. 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 approves state law as meeting Federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this action: • Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993); • Does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.); • Is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); • Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4); • Does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999); • Is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997); • Is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001); • Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the Clean Air Act; and • Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible E:\FR\FM\18DER1.SGM 18DER1 75433 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 243 / Thursday, December 18, 2014 / Rules and Regulations methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). This rule is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, the rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175, nor will it impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law. The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this action and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). Under section 307(b)(1) of the CAA, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by February 17, 2015. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this action for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or action. Parties with objections to this direct final rule are encouraged to file a comment in response to the parallel notice of proposed rulemaking for this action published in the proposed rules section of today’s Federal Register, rather than file an immediate petition for judicial review of this direct final rule, so that EPA can withdraw this direct final rule and address the comment in the proposed rulemaking. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2).) List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: December 5, 2014. Susan Hedman, Regional Administrator, Region 5. 40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows: PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. 2. In § 52.770 the table in paragraph (c) is amended by revising the entry for 1–3–4 under ‘‘Article 1. General Provisions’’ ‘‘Rule 3. Ambient Air Quality Standards’’ to read as follows: ■ § 52.770 * Identification of plan. * * (c) * * * * * EPA-APPROVED INDIANA REGULATIONS Indiana citation Indiana effective date Subject EPA approval date Notes Article 1. General Provisions * * * * * * * Rule 3. Ambient Air Quality Standards * * 1–3–4 .............................................. * * * * * Ambient air quality standards ......... * * * * * BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 73 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES [DA 14–1773] Radio Broadcasting Services; Various Locations Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: 17:09 Dec 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 * * The Audio Division amends the FM Table of Allotments to remove certain vacant FM allotments that are reserved for noncommercial educational (‘‘NCE’’) use. These FM assignments are currently authorized stations and, therefore, are no longer considered vacant FM allotments. FM assignments for authorized stations and reserved facilities will be reflected solely in Media Bureau’s Consolidated Database System (CDBS). DATES: Effective December 18, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rolanda F. Smith, Media Bureau, (202) 418–2700. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Report and Order, DA SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2014–29586 Filed 12–17–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * * 12/18/2014, [insert Federal Register citation]. * 08/07/2014 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * 14–1773, adopted December 4, 2014, and released December 5, 2014. The full text of this document is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the Commission’s Reference Center 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. The complete text of this document may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20054, telephone 1–800–378–3160 or www.BCPIWEB.com. The Commission will not send a copy of this Report and Order pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A), because the adopted rules are rules of E:\FR\FM\18DER1.SGM 18DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 243 (Thursday, December 18, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-29586]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R05-OAR-2014-0661; FRL-9920-47-Region-5]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Indiana; Ozone and PM2.5 Standards

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct 
final action to approve a submission by the State of Indiana as a 
revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submitted 
regulations revise Indiana's ambient air quality standards for ozone 
and particulate matter (PM) to be consistent with EPA's 2008 ozone and 
2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is therefore approving this SIP 
submission, in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act 
(CAA).

DATES: This direct final rule will be effective February 17, 2015, 
unless EPA receives adverse comments by January 20, 2015. If adverse 
comments are received, EPA will publish a timely withdrawal of the 
direct final rule in the Federal Register informing the public that the 
rule will not take effect.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R05-
OAR-2014-0661, by one of the following methods:
    1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    2. Email: aburano.douglas@epa.gov.
    3. Fax: (312) 408-2279.
    4. Mail: Douglas Aburano, Chief, Attainment Planning and 
Maintenance Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.
    5. Hand Delivery: Douglas Aburano, Chief, Attainment Planning and 
Maintenance Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. 
Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office normal 
hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for 
deliveries of boxed information. The Regional Office official hours of 
business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding 
Federal holidays.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R05-OAR-
2014-0661. 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 docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov

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index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly 
available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted 
material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either electronically in 
www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Environmental Protection 
Agency, Region 5, Air and Radiation Division, 77 West Jackson 
Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. This facility is open from 8:30 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. 
We recommend that you telephone Eric Svingen, Environmental Engineer, 
at (312) 353-4489 before visiting the Region 5 office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Svingen, Environmental Engineer, 
Attainment Planning and Maintenance Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-
18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson 
Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 353-4489, 
svingen.eric@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ``we,'' 
``us,'' or ``our'' is used, we mean EPA. This supplementary information 
section is arranged as follows:

I. Background
II. Summary and Analysis of SIP Revision
III. What action is EPA taking?
IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. Background

    On March 27, 2008 (73 FR 16436), EPA revised the 8-hour ozone 
primary and secondary NAAQS to a level of 0.075 parts per million (ppm) 
to provide increased protection for children and other at-risk 
populations against an array of ozone-related adverse health effects. 
These standards are based on the 3-year average of the annual fourth-
highest daily maximum 8-hour concentration.
    On January 15, 2013 (78 FR 3086), EPA revised the primary (health-
based) annual PM2.5 NAAQS to a level of 12.0 micrograms per 
cubic meter ([micro]g/m\3\) and retained the 24-hour primary NAAQS for 
PM2.5 at a level of 35 [micro]g/m\3\. EPA also retained the 
existing annual PM2.5 secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS set at 
a level of 15.0 [micro]g/m\3\, and retained the existing 24-hour coarse 
particle (PM10) primary and secondary NAAQS at 150 [micro]g/
m\3\.
    On August 20, 2014, the Indiana Department of Environmental 
Management (IDEM) submitted revisions to 326 Indiana Administrative 
Code (IAC) 1-3-4, ``Ambient air quality standards''. These revisions 
make Indiana's 8-hour ozone and annual PM2.5 ambient air 
quality standards consistent with the NAAQS.
    The CAA specifies that EPA must reevaluate the appropriateness of 
each of the NAAQS every five years. As part of the process, EPA 
reviewed the latest health-based research and determined that several 
NAAQS revisions were necessary to protect public health and welfare.

II. Summary and Analysis of SIP Revision

    IDEM's August 20, 2014, submission consists of amendments to 326 
IAC 1-3-4, which includes the revised ambient air quality standards for 
ozone and PM2.5. These revisions are: inclusion of the 8-
hour ozone standard of 0.075 ppm, inclusion of the annual 
PM2.5 primary standard of 12.0 [micro]g/m\3\, retention of 
the annual PM2.5 level of 15.0 [micro]g/m\3\ as the 
secondary standard, incorporation by reference of appendix N to 40 CFR 
50 (``Interpretation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for 
PM2.5''), and incorporation by reference of appendix P to 40 
CFR 50 (``Interpretation of the Primary and Secondary National Ambient 
Air Quality Standards for Ozone''). The SIP submission is consistent 
with the current NAAQS.
    On April 9, 2014, IDEM held a public hearing for the SIP 
submission. No comments were received at this hearing.

III. What action is EPA taking?

    EPA is approving the SIP submission pertaining to the amendments of 
Indiana's ambient air quality standards since it is consistent with the 
NAAQS. Specifically, we are approving revised rule 326 IAC 1-3-4, 
``Ambient air quality standards'' into the state SIP.
    We are publishing this action without prior proposal because we 
view this as a noncontroversial amendment and anticipate no adverse 
comments. However, in the proposed rules section of this Federal 
Register publication, we are publishing a separate document that will 
serve as the proposal to approve the state plan if relevant adverse 
written comments are filed. This rule will be effective February 17, 
2015 without further notice unless we receive relevant adverse written 
comments by January 20, 2015. If we receive such comments, we will 
withdraw this action before the effective date by publishing a 
subsequent document that will withdraw the final action. All public 
comments received will then be addressed in a subsequent final rule 
based on the proposed action. EPA will not institute a second comment 
period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do 
so at this time. Please note that 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. 
If we do not receive any comments, this action will be effective 
February 17, 2015.

IV. 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 approves state law as meeting Federal requirements and 
does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state 
law. For that reason, this action:
     Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' subject to 
review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 
12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993);
     Does not impose an information collection burden under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.);
     Is certified as not having a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);
     Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or 
uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded 
Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4);
     Does not have Federalism implications as specified in 
Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999);
     Is not an economically significant regulatory action based 
on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 
19885, April 23, 1997);
     Is not a significant regulatory action subject to 
Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001);
     Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the 
National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 
note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent 
with the Clean Air Act; and
     Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to 
address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental 
effects, using practicable and legally permissible

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methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).
    This rule is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land 
or in any other area where EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that 
a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, the rule 
does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 
13175, nor will it impose substantial direct costs on tribal 
governments or preempt tribal law.
    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the 
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally 
provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating 
the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, 
to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the 
United States. EPA will submit a report containing this action and 
other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of 
Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior 
to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot 
take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal 
Register. This action is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 
804(2).
    Under section 307(b)(1) of the CAA, petitions for judicial review 
of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for 
the appropriate circuit by February 17, 2015. Filing a petition for 
reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect 
the finality of this action for the purposes of judicial review nor 
does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may 
be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or 
action. Parties with objections to this direct final rule are 
encouraged to file a comment in response to the parallel notice of 
proposed rulemaking for this action published in the proposed rules 
section of today's Federal Register, rather than file an immediate 
petition for judicial review of this direct final rule, so that EPA can 
withdraw this direct final rule and address the comment in the proposed 
rulemaking. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings to 
enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2).)

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Intergovernmental relations, Ozone, Particulate matter, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: December 5, 2014.
Susan Hedman,
Regional Administrator, Region 5.
    40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows:

PART 52--APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS

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

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


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2. In Sec.  52.770 the table in paragraph (c) is amended by revising 
the entry for 1-3-4 under ``Article 1. General Provisions'' ``Rule 3. 
Ambient Air Quality Standards'' to read as follows:


Sec.  52.770  Identification of plan.

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                                        EPA-Approved Indiana Regulations
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                                                           Indiana
        Indiana citation                Subject           effective     EPA approval date           Notes
                                                            date
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                                          Article 1. General Provisions
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                                      Rule 3. Ambient Air Quality Standards
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1-3-4...........................  Ambient air quality      08/07/2014  12/18/2014, [insert  ....................
                                   standards.                           Federal Register
                                                                        citation].
 
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[FR Doc. 2014-29586 Filed 12-17-14; 8:45 am]
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