Approval of Air Plan Revisions; Arizona; Rescissions and Corrections, 19495 [2016-07666]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 65 / Tuesday, April 5, 2016 / Rules and Regulations excluding section 4.4 (‘‘Contingency Reductions’’). [FR Doc. 2016–07668 Filed 4–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2016–0028; FRL–9944–56– Region 9] Approval of Air Plan Revisions; Arizona; Rescissions and Corrections Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Partial withdrawal of direct final rule. AGENCY: Due to the receipt of adverse comments, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing a portion of the February 11, 2016 direct final rule approving certain revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP) and correcting certain errors. The adverse comments relate to a particular test method and thus the EPA is withdrawing the portion of the direct final rule that relates to the test methods that include the test method for which the adverse comments were received. DATES: The addition of paragraph (c)(29)(i)(B) published on February 11, 2016 at 81 FR 7214 is withdrawn, effective April 5, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Steckel, EPA Region IX, (415) 947–4115, steckel.andrew@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 11, 2016, the EPA published a direct final rule approving a SIP revision submitted by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). In the February 11, 2016 direct final rule, the EPA also corrected certain errors in previous actions on prior revisions to the Arizona SIP and to make certain other corrections. In the direct final rule, the EPA stated that if adverse comments were received by March 14, 2016, the EPA would publish a timely withdrawal and address the comments in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule also published on February 11, 2016 (81 FR 7259). The February 11, 2016 proposed rule indicated that if the EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of the direct final rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, the EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:15 Apr 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 In this instance, the EPA received adverse comments on a certain test method for which the EPA had approved rescission. The relevant test method was included in a SIP revision submitted by ADEQ on January 23, 1979 that also included a number of other test methods and certain performance test specifications, all of which were approved by the EPA at 47 FR 17483 (April 23, 1982). The EPA’s approval of the test methods and performance test specifications submitted on January 23, 1979 and approved on April 23, 1982 was codified at 40 CFR 52.120(c)(29)(i)(A). The EPA’s action on the rescission of the test methods and performance test specifications submitted on January 23, 1979 and approved on April 23, 1982 is severable from the rest of the direct final rule. Thus, the EPA is withdrawing only the portion of the direct final rule related to those test methods and performance test specifications. The EPA will address the comments in a separate final action covering the state’s rescission of the test methods and performance test specifications submitted on January 23, 1979 (and approved on April 23, 1982) based on the proposed action published on February 11, 2016 (81 FR 7259). The EPA will not open a second comment period for the action on the state’s rescissions of the test methods and performance test specifications. The other actions in the February 11, 2016 Federal Register direct final rule are not affected. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: March 24, 2016. Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator, Region IX. Accordingly, the addition of paragraph (c)(29)(i)(B) which was published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2016 (81 FR 7209) on page 7214 is withdrawn as of April 5, 2016. [FR Doc. 2016–07666 Filed 4–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 19495 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R04–OAR–2015–0696; FRL–9944–55Region 4] Air Plan Approval; South Carolina; Transportation Conformity Update Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on October 13, 2015, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC). This revision consists of transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control measures and mitigation measures. The intended effect of this approval is to update the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the South Carolina SIP to reorganize previous exhibits into a single Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) document as well as updating signatories to add the newly established Lowcountry Area Transportation Study (LATS) to the list of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), created to represent a new urbanized area designated as a result of the 2010 Census. EPA has determined that this revision is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). DATES: This direct final rule is effective June 6, 2016 without further notice, unless EPA receives adverse comment by May 5, 2016. If EPA receives such comments, it will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register and inform the public that the rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R04– OAR–2015–0696 at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will generally SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05APR1.SGM 05APR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2016-0028; FRL-9944-56-Region 9]


Approval of Air Plan Revisions; Arizona; Rescissions and 
Corrections

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Partial withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: Due to the receipt of adverse comments, the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing a portion of the February 11, 
2016 direct final rule approving certain revisions to the Arizona State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) and correcting certain errors. The adverse 
comments relate to a particular test method and thus the EPA is 
withdrawing the portion of the direct final rule that relates to the 
test methods that include the test method for which the adverse 
comments were received.

DATES: The addition of paragraph (c)(29)(i)(B) published on February 
11, 2016 at 81 FR 7214 is withdrawn, effective April 5, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Steckel, EPA Region IX, (415) 
947-4115, steckel.andrew@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 11, 2016, the EPA published a 
direct final rule approving a SIP revision submitted by the Arizona 
Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). In the February 11, 2016 
direct final rule, the EPA also corrected certain errors in previous 
actions on prior revisions to the Arizona SIP and to make certain other 
corrections. In the direct final rule, the EPA stated that if adverse 
comments were received by March 14, 2016, the EPA would publish a 
timely withdrawal and address the comments in a subsequent final rule 
based on the proposed rule also published on February 11, 2016 (81 FR 
7259). The February 11, 2016 proposed rule indicated that if the EPA 
receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of the 
direct final rule and if that provision may be severed from the 
remainder of the rule, the EPA may adopt as final those provisions of 
the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
    In this instance, the EPA received adverse comments on a certain 
test method for which the EPA had approved rescission. The relevant 
test method was included in a SIP revision submitted by ADEQ on January 
23, 1979 that also included a number of other test methods and certain 
performance test specifications, all of which were approved by the EPA 
at 47 FR 17483 (April 23, 1982). The EPA's approval of the test methods 
and performance test specifications submitted on January 23, 1979 and 
approved on April 23, 1982 was codified at 40 CFR 52.120(c)(29)(i)(A).
    The EPA's action on the rescission of the test methods and 
performance test specifications submitted on January 23, 1979 and 
approved on April 23, 1982 is severable from the rest of the direct 
final rule. Thus, the EPA is withdrawing only the portion of the direct 
final rule related to those test methods and performance test 
specifications. The EPA will address the comments in a separate final 
action covering the state's rescission of the test methods and 
performance test specifications submitted on January 23, 1979 (and 
approved on April 23, 1982) based on the proposed action published on 
February 11, 2016 (81 FR 7259). The EPA will not open a second comment 
period for the action on the state's rescissions of the test methods 
and performance test specifications. The other actions in the February 
11, 2016 Federal Register direct final rule are not affected.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

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

    Dated: March 24, 2016.

Jared Blumenfeld,
Regional Administrator, Region IX.
    Accordingly, the addition of paragraph (c)(29)(i)(B) which was 
published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2016 (81 FR 7209) on 
page 7214 is withdrawn as of April 5, 2016.
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