Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revision To Control Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Storage Tanks and Transport Vessels, 37161 [2015-15910]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 125 / Tuesday, June 30, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Dated: June 18, 2015. Ron Curry, Regional Administrator, Region 6. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2015–15910 Filed 6–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P [EPA–R06–OAR–2011–0079; FRL–9929–69– Region 6] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revision To Control Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Storage Tanks and Transport Vessels ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 721 [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2014–0649; FRL–9928–93] RIN 2070–AB27 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing a direct final rule published on May 13, 2015 because relevant adverse comments were received. The rule pertained to EPA approval of a Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from degassing of storage tanks, transport vessels and marine vessels. In a separate subsequent final rulemaking EPA will address the comments received. SUMMARY: The direct final rule published at 80 FR 27251 on May 13, 2015, is withdrawn effective June 30, 2015. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Robert M. Todd, (214) 665–2156, todd.robert@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document wherever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean the EPA. On May 13, 2015 we published a direct final rule approving a Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from degassing of storage tanks, transport vessels and marine vessels (80 FR 27251). The direct final rule was published without prior proposal because we anticipated no adverse comments. We stated in the direct final rule that if we received relevant adverse comments by June 12, 2015 we would publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register. We received relevant adverse comments and accordingly are withdrawing the direct final rule. In a separate subsequent final rulemaking we will address the comments received. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Jun 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 Modification of Significant New Uses of Certain Chemical Substances Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: EPA is amending the significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 21 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action amends the SNURs to allow certain uses without requiring a significant new use notice (SNUN), and extends SNUN requirements to certain additional uses. EPA is amending these SNURs based on review of new data for each chemical substance. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of these 21 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs. DATES: This final rule is effective August 31, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2014–0649, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Docket (OPPT Docket), Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 37161 For technical information contact: Jim Alwood, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: 202–564–8974; email address: alwood.jim@epa.gov. For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– 1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you manufacture, process, or use the chemical substances contained in this rule. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: • Manufacturers or processors of one or more subject chemical substances (NAICS codes 325 and 324110), e.g., chemical manufacturing and petroleum refineries. This action may also affect certain entities through pre-existing import certification and export notification rules under TSCA. Chemical importers are subject to the TSCA section 13 (15 U.S.C. 2612) import certification requirements promulgated at 19 CFR 12.118 through 12.127 and 19 CFR 127.28. Chemical importers must certify that the shipment of the chemical substance complies with all applicable rules and orders under TSCA. Importers of chemicals subject to a modified SNUR must certify their compliance with the SNUR requirements. The EPA policy in support of import certification appears at 40 CFR part 707, subpart B. In addition, any persons who export or intend to export the chemical substance that is the subject of a final rule are subject to the export notification provisions of TSCA section 12(b) (15 U.S.C. 2611(b)) (see § 721.20), and must comply with the export notification requirements in 40 CFR part 707, subpart D. II. Background A. What action is the Agency taking? In the Federal Register of April 9, 2015 (80 FR 19037) (FRL–9924–10), EPA proposed amendments to the SNURs for 24 chemical substances in 40 CFR part 721 subpart E. This action E:\FR\FM\30JNR1.SGM 30JNR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R06-OAR-2011-0079; FRL-9929-69-Region 6]


Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; 
Revision To Control Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Storage 
Tanks and Transport Vessels

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing a 
direct final rule published on May 13, 2015 because relevant adverse 
comments were received. The rule pertained to EPA approval of a Texas 
State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for control of volatile 
organic compound (VOC) emissions from degassing of storage tanks, 
transport vessels and marine vessels. In a separate subsequent final 
rulemaking EPA will address the comments received.

DATES: The direct final rule published at 80 FR 27251 on May 13, 2015, 
is withdrawn effective June 30, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert M. Todd, (214) 665-2156, 
todd.robert@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document wherever ``we,'' 
``us,'' or ``our'' is used, we mean the EPA. On May 13, 2015 we 
published a direct final rule approving a Texas State Implementation 
Plan (SIP) revision for control of volatile organic compound (VOC) 
emissions from degassing of storage tanks, transport vessels and marine 
vessels (80 FR 27251). The direct final rule was published without 
prior proposal because we anticipated no adverse comments. We stated in 
the direct final rule that if we received relevant adverse comments by 
June 12, 2015 we would publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal 
Register. We received relevant adverse comments and accordingly are 
withdrawing the direct final rule. In a separate subsequent final 
rulemaking we will address the comments received.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile 
organic compounds.

    Dated: June 18, 2015.
Ron Curry,
Regional Administrator, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2015-15910 Filed 6-29-15; 8:45 am]
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