Partial Stay; Arizona; Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan, 53929-53931 [2016-19113]

Download as PDF 53929 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 157 / Monday, August 15, 2016 / Rules and Regulations EPA-APPROVED NEW HAMPSHIRE REGULATIONS—Continued State citation State effective date Title/subject * * * EPA approval date 1 * Explanations * * * 1 In order to determine the EPA effective date for a specific provision listed in this table, consult the Federal Register notice cited in this column for the particular provision. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2016–19123 Filed 8–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2015–0846, FRL–9950–41– Region 9] Partial Stay; Arizona; Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Partial stay. AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Table of Contents The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting an administrative stay of specific provisions of the Arizona Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) applicable to the Phoenix Cement Company (PCC) Clarkdale Plant and the CalPortland Company (CPC) Rillito Plant under the Clean Air Act (CAA). In response to requests from PCC and CPC, we are staying the effectiveness of control technology optimization requirements for nitrogen oxides (NOX) applicable to Kiln 4 at the Clarkdale Plant and Kiln 4 at the Rillito Plant during the EPA’s reconsideration of these requirements under CAA section 307(d)(7)(B) for a period of 90 days. Today’s action reflects this stay in the Code of Federal Regulations. DATES: Effective August 15, 2016, 40 CFR 52.145(k)(6) and Appendix A to 40 CFR 52.145 are stayed until November 14, 2016. The addition of 40 CFR 52.145(n) in this rule is also effective from August 15, 2016 until November 14, 2016. ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R09–OAR–2015–0846. All documents in the docket are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., confidential business information (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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Aug 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically through http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen McKaughan, U.S. EPA, Region 9, Air Division, Air-1, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Colleen McKaughan can be reached at telephone number (520) 498–0118 and via electronic mail at mckaughan.colleen@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to the EPA. I. Background II. Administrative Stay III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. Background This section provides a brief overview of the background for today’s action. Please refer to our proposed action on reconsideration for additional background.1 On September 3, 2014, the EPA promulgated a FIP addressing certain requirements of the CAA and the EPA’s Regional Haze Rule for sources in Arizona.2 Among other things, the Arizona Regional Haze FIP includes NOX emission limits achievable with selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) applicable to Clarkdale Kiln 4 and Rillito Kiln 4. In particular, the EPA established two alternative emission limits for NOX on Clarkdale Kiln 4: A 2.12 lb/ton limit or an 810 tons/year limit. The lb/ton limit equates to the installation of a SNCR system, based on a 50 percent control efficiency, while the ton/year limit could be met either by installing SNCR or by maintaining recent production levels. We set an emission limit for NOX at Rillito Kiln 4 of 3.46 lb/ton, based on a 35 percent control efficiency. The FIP also includes monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements and a compliance deadline for the final NOX emission limits of December 31, 2018. Finally, in response to comments alleging that SNCR control efficiencies of 50 percent for Clarkdale Kiln 4 and 1 81 FR 42600 (June 30, 2016). FR 52420 (September 3, 2014)(Arizona Regional Haze ‘‘Phase 3’’ Rule). 2 79 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 35 percent for Rillito Kiln 4 were unsupported and that SNCR was capable of achieving higher control efficiencies, we established requirements for control technology demonstrations (‘‘optimization requirements’’) for the SNCR systems at both kilns, which would entail the collection of data that then could be used to determine if a higher control efficiency was achievable. PCC and CPC each submitted a petition to the EPA on November 3, 2014, seeking administrative reconsideration and a partial stay of the final FIP under CAA section 307(d)(7)(B) and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).3 In their petitions, both companies raised multiple objections to the optimization requirements in the FIP. CPC asserted that the requirements were burdensome, expensive, and unnecessary, given that CPC had already ‘‘evaluated fuels, fuel fineness, and the other characteristics listed in the Optimization Protocol’’ as part of its effort to reduce energy usage.4 PCC stated that the requirements ‘‘would be burdensome to implement’’ and ‘‘would substantially interfere with the cement manufacturing operations’’ at the Clarkdale Plant.5 PCC further asserted that requirements would harm the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), which relies on revenue from the Clarkdale Plant.6 The EPA sent letters to PCC and CPC on January 16, 2015 and January 27, 2015, respectively, granting reconsideration of the optimization requirements pursuant to CAA section 3 Letter from Verle C. Martz, PCC, to Regina McCarthy, EPA (November 3, 2014); Letter from Jay Grady, CPC, to Regina McCarthy, EPA (November 3, 2014). 4 Letter from Jay Grady, CPC, to Regina McCarthy, EPA (November 3, 2014), attachment entitled ‘‘Petition of CalPortland Company for Partial Reconsideration and Request for Administrative Stay of EPA Final Rule, Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Arizona; Regional Haze and Interstate Visibility Transport Federal Implementation Plan Published at 79 FR 52420’’ at 4. 5 Letter from Verle C. Martz, PCC, to Regina McCarthy, EPA (November 3, 2014) at 2. 6 We note that while the Clarkdale Plant is tribally owned, it is not located on tribal land. It is subject to State jurisdiction and is regulated by ADEQ. E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 53930 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 157 / Monday, August 15, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 307(d)(7)(B).7 However, the EPA did not act on the companies’ request for a stay of those requirements. On June 30, 2016, the EPA issued its proposed action on reconsideration, proposing to replace the optimization requirements for both kilns with a series of revised recordkeeping and reporting requirements.8 C. Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) This action is not subject to the RFA. The RFA applies only to rules subject to notice and comment rulemaking requirements under the APA, 5 U.S.C. 553, or any other statute. This rule is not subject to the APA but is subject to the CAA, which does not require notice and comment rulemaking to take this action. II. Administrative Stay D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) This action does not contain any unfunded mandate as described in UMRA, 2 U.S.C. 1531–1538, and does not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. The action imposes no enforceable duty on any state, local, or tribal governments or the private sector. In light of the EPA’s proposed rule to replace the optimization requirements applicable to Clarkdale Kiln 4 and Rillito Kiln 4 and the fact that these provisions require implementation of various operational adjustments and submittal of protocols and reports in advance of the December 31, 2018 compliance deadline for the NOX emission limits, the EPA is now granting PCC’s and CPC’s petitions for a stay of the effectiveness of those requirements under CAA section 307(d)(7)(B). In particular, we are staying the effectiveness of 40 CFR 52.145(k)(6) and Appendix A to 40 CFR 52.145 for a period of 90 days, which is the maximum length of a stay authorized under CAA section 307(d)(7)(B). The EPA anticipates that we will complete final action on reconsideration prior to the conclusion of this stay, but if we are unable to do so, we will consider granting a further stay of the optimization requirements under section 705 of the APA. III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Additional information about these statutes and Executive Orders can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/lawsregulations/laws-and-executive-orders. A. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review and Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review This action is exempt from review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) because it applies to only two facilities and is therefore not a rule of general applicability. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES B. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) This action does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). 7 Letter from Jared Blumenfeld, EPA, to Verle C. Martz, PCC (January 16, 2015); Letter from Jared Blumenfeld, EPA, to Jay Grady, CPC (January 27, 2015). 8 81 FR 42600. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Aug 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 E. Executive Order 13132: Federalism This action does not have federalism implications. It will not have substantial direct effects on the states, on the relationship between the national government and the states, or in the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as specified in Executive Order 13132. F. Executive Order 13175: Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments This action has tribal implications. However, it will neither impose substantial direct compliance costs on federally recognized tribal governments, nor preempt tribal law. This action stays the effectiveness of optimization requirements that currently apply to the PCC Clarkdale Plant. The profits from the Clarkdale Plant are used to provide government services to SRPMIC’s members. The EPA consulted with tribal officials under the EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes early in the process of developing our proposed action on reconsideration of the optimization requirements to permit them to have meaningful and timely input into its development.9 G. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks The EPA interprets Executive Order 13045 as applying only to those regulatory actions that concern environmental health or safety risks that the EPA has reason to believe may disproportionately affect children, per the definition of ‘‘covered regulatory 9 See Summary of Consultation with SRPMIC Regarding Regional Haze FIP Reconsideration (Docket ID No. EPA–R09–OAR–2015–0846–0026). PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 action’’ in section 2–202 of the Executive Order. This action is not subject to Executive Order 13045 because it does not concern an environmental health risk or safety risk. H. Executive Order 13211: Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use This action is not subject to Executive Order 13211, because it is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866. I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) This rulemaking does not involve technical standards. J. Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations The EPA has determined that this proposed rule will not have disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority or low-income populations because it does not change the level of environmental protection for any affected populations. K. Congressional Review Act This rule is exempt from the CRA because it is a rule of particular applicability. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Nitrogen oxides, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Visibility. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: August 1, 2016. Gina McCarthy, Administrator. Part 52, chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations 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. Subpart D—Arizona 2. Amend § 52.145 by adding paragraph (n) to read as follows: ■ § 52.145 Visibility protection. * * * * * (n) The effectiveness of paragraph (k)(6) of this section and Appendix A to E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 157 / Monday, August 15, 2016 / Rules and Regulations this section is stayed from August 15, 2016 until November 14, 2016. [FR Doc. 2016–19113 Filed 8–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0719; FRL–9949–49] n-Butyl 3-hydroxybutyrate and Isopropyl 3-hydroxybutyrate; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This regulation establishes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of n-butyl 3hydroxybutyrate (CAS Reg. No. 53605– 94–0) and isopropyl 3-hydroxybutyrate (CAS Reg. No. 54074–94–1) when used as inert ingredients (solvents) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops or raw agricultural commodities after harvest; to animals; and to food contact surfaces in public eating places, dairy-processing equipment, and food-processing equipment and utensils. Steptoe and Johnson, on behalf of Eastman Chemical Company, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of these exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of n-butyl 3hydroxybutyrate and isopropyl 3hydroxybutyrate when applied or used under these conditions. DATES: This regulation is effective August 15, 2016. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before October 14, 2016, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0719, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Aug 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Lewis, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 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: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). B. How can I get electronic access to other related information? You may access a frequently updated electronic version of 40 CFR part 180 through the Government Printing Office’s e-CFR site at http:// www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/textidx?&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title40/ 40tab_02.tpl. C. How can I file an objection or hearing request? Under FFDCA section 408(g), 21 U.S.C. 346a, any person may file an objection to any aspect of this regulation and may also request a hearing on those objections. You must file your objection or request a hearing on this regulation in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, you must identify docket ID number EPA–HQ– OPP–2015–0719 in the subject line on the first page of your submission. All objections and requests for a hearing must be in writing, and must be received by the Hearing Clerk on or before October 14, 2016. Addresses for mail and hand delivery of objections PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53931 and hearing requests are provided in 40 CFR 178.25(b). In addition to filing an objection or hearing request with the Hearing Clerk as described in 40 CFR part 178, please submit a copy of the filing (excluding any Confidential Business Information (CBI)) for inclusion in the public docket. Information not marked confidential pursuant to 40 CFR part 2 may be disclosed publicly by EPA without prior notice. Submit the non-CBI copy of your objection or hearing request, identified by docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP– 2015–0719, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. II. Petition for Exemption In the Federal Register of November 23, 2015 (80 FR 72941) (FRL–9936–73), EPA issued a document pursuant to FFDCA section 408, 21 U.S.C. 346a, announcing the filing of a pesticide petition (PP IN–10841) by Steptoe and Johnson LLP (1330 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036–1795) on behalf of the Eastman Chemical Company (200 South Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660–5280). The petition requested that 40 CFR 180.910, 180.930, and 180.940 be amended to establish exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of n-butyl 3-hydroxybutyrate (CAS Reg. No. 53605–94–0); and isopropyl 3hydroxybutyrate (CAS Reg. No. 54074– 94–1) when used as inert ingredients (solvents) in pesticide formulations applied to pre- and post-harvest crops under 40 CFR 180.910; to animals under 40 CFR 180.930; and to food contact surface sanitizing solutions under 40 CFR 180.940(a). That document referenced a summary of the petition prepared by Steptoe and Johnson on behalf of Eastman Chemical Company, the petitioner, which is available in the docket, http://www.regulations.gov. E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 157 (Monday, August 15, 2016)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2015-0846, FRL-9950-41-Region 9]


Partial Stay; Arizona; Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Partial stay.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting an 
administrative stay of specific provisions of the Arizona Regional Haze 
Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) applicable to the Phoenix Cement 
Company (PCC) Clarkdale Plant and the CalPortland Company (CPC) Rillito 
Plant under the Clean Air Act (CAA). In response to requests from PCC 
and CPC, we are staying the effectiveness of control technology 
optimization requirements for nitrogen oxides (NOX) 
applicable to Kiln 4 at the Clarkdale Plant and Kiln 4 at the Rillito 
Plant during the EPA's reconsideration of these requirements under CAA 
section 307(d)(7)(B) for a period of 90 days. Today's action reflects 
this stay in the Code of Federal Regulations.

DATES: Effective August 15, 2016, 40 CFR 52.145(k)(6) and Appendix A to 
40 CFR 52.145 are stayed until November 14, 2016. The addition of 40 
CFR 52.145(n) in this rule is also effective from August 15, 2016 until 
November 14, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under 
Docket ID No. EPA-R09-OAR-2015-0846. All documents in the docket are 
listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in 
the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., 
confidential business information (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 electronically through http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen McKaughan, U.S. EPA, Region 9, 
Air Division, Air-1, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. 
Colleen McKaughan can be reached at telephone number (520) 498-0118 and 
via electronic mail at mckaughan.colleen@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, ``we,'' ``us,'' 
and ``our'' refer to the EPA.

Table of Contents

I. Background
II. Administrative Stay
III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. Background

    This section provides a brief overview of the background for 
today's action. Please refer to our proposed action on reconsideration 
for additional background.\1\ On September 3, 2014, the EPA promulgated 
a FIP addressing certain requirements of the CAA and the EPA's Regional 
Haze Rule for sources in Arizona.\2\ Among other things, the Arizona 
Regional Haze FIP includes NOX emission limits achievable 
with selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) applicable to Clarkdale 
Kiln 4 and Rillito Kiln 4. In particular, the EPA established two 
alternative emission limits for NOX on Clarkdale Kiln 4: A 
2.12 lb/ton limit or an 810 tons/year limit. The lb/ton limit equates 
to the installation of a SNCR system, based on a 50 percent control 
efficiency, while the ton/year limit could be met either by installing 
SNCR or by maintaining recent production levels. We set an emission 
limit for NOX at Rillito Kiln 4 of 3.46 lb/ton, based on a 
35 percent control efficiency. The FIP also includes monitoring, 
recordkeeping, and reporting requirements and a compliance deadline for 
the final NOX emission limits of December 31, 2018. Finally, 
in response to comments alleging that SNCR control efficiencies of 50 
percent for Clarkdale Kiln 4 and 35 percent for Rillito Kiln 4 were 
unsupported and that SNCR was capable of achieving higher control 
efficiencies, we established requirements for control technology 
demonstrations (``optimization requirements'') for the SNCR systems at 
both kilns, which would entail the collection of data that then could 
be used to determine if a higher control efficiency was achievable.
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    \1\ 81 FR 42600 (June 30, 2016).
    \2\ 79 FR 52420 (September 3, 2014)(Arizona Regional Haze 
``Phase 3'' Rule).
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    PCC and CPC each submitted a petition to the EPA on November 3, 
2014, seeking administrative reconsideration and a partial stay of the 
final FIP under CAA section 307(d)(7)(B) and the Administrative 
Procedure Act (APA).\3\ In their petitions, both companies raised 
multiple objections to the optimization requirements in the FIP. CPC 
asserted that the requirements were burdensome, expensive, and 
unnecessary, given that CPC had already ``evaluated fuels, fuel 
fineness, and the other characteristics listed in the Optimization 
Protocol'' as part of its effort to reduce energy usage.\4\ PCC stated 
that the requirements ``would be burdensome to implement'' and ``would 
substantially interfere with the cement manufacturing operations'' at 
the Clarkdale Plant.\5\ PCC further asserted that requirements would 
harm the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), which 
relies on revenue from the Clarkdale Plant.\6\
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    \3\ Letter from Verle C. Martz, PCC, to Regina McCarthy, EPA 
(November 3, 2014); Letter from Jay Grady, CPC, to Regina McCarthy, 
EPA (November 3, 2014).
    \4\ Letter from Jay Grady, CPC, to Regina McCarthy, EPA 
(November 3, 2014), attachment entitled ``Petition of CalPortland 
Company for Partial Reconsideration and Request for Administrative 
Stay of EPA Final Rule, Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation 
Plans; Arizona; Regional Haze and Interstate Visibility Transport 
Federal Implementation Plan Published at 79 FR 52420'' at 4.
    \5\ Letter from Verle C. Martz, PCC, to Regina McCarthy, EPA 
(November 3, 2014) at 2.
    \6\ We note that while the Clarkdale Plant is tribally owned, it 
is not located on tribal land. It is subject to State jurisdiction 
and is regulated by ADEQ.
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    The EPA sent letters to PCC and CPC on January 16, 2015 and January 
27, 2015, respectively, granting reconsideration of the optimization 
requirements pursuant to CAA section

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307(d)(7)(B).\7\ However, the EPA did not act on the companies' request 
for a stay of those requirements. On June 30, 2016, the EPA issued its 
proposed action on reconsideration, proposing to replace the 
optimization requirements for both kilns with a series of revised 
recordkeeping and reporting requirements.\8\
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    \7\ Letter from Jared Blumenfeld, EPA, to Verle C. Martz, PCC 
(January 16, 2015); Letter from Jared Blumenfeld, EPA, to Jay Grady, 
CPC (January 27, 2015).
    \8\ 81 FR 42600.
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II. Administrative Stay

    In light of the EPA's proposed rule to replace the optimization 
requirements applicable to Clarkdale Kiln 4 and Rillito Kiln 4 and the 
fact that these provisions require implementation of various 
operational adjustments and submittal of protocols and reports in 
advance of the December 31, 2018 compliance deadline for the 
NOX emission limits, the EPA is now granting PCC's and CPC's 
petitions for a stay of the effectiveness of those requirements under 
CAA section 307(d)(7)(B). In particular, we are staying the 
effectiveness of 40 CFR 52.145(k)(6) and Appendix A to 40 CFR 52.145 
for a period of 90 days, which is the maximum length of a stay 
authorized under CAA section 307(d)(7)(B). The EPA anticipates that we 
will complete final action on reconsideration prior to the conclusion 
of this stay, but if we are unable to do so, we will consider granting 
a further stay of the optimization requirements under section 705 of 
the APA.

III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Additional information about these statutes and Executive Orders 
can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/laws-regulations/laws-and-executive-orders.

A. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review and Executive 
Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

    This action is exempt from review by the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) because it applies to only two facilities and is therefore 
not a rule of general applicability.

B. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)

    This action does not impose an information collection burden under 
the provisions of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.3(b).

C. Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA)

    This action is not subject to the RFA. The RFA applies only to 
rules subject to notice and comment rulemaking requirements under the 
APA, 5 U.S.C. 553, or any other statute. This rule is not subject to 
the APA but is subject to the CAA, which does not require notice and 
comment rulemaking to take this action.

D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA)

    This action does not contain any unfunded mandate as described in 
UMRA, 2 U.S.C. 1531-1538, and does not significantly or uniquely affect 
small governments. The action imposes no enforceable duty on any state, 
local, or tribal governments or the private sector.

E. Executive Order 13132: Federalism

    This action does not have federalism implications. It will not have 
substantial direct effects on the states, on the relationship between 
the national government and the states, or in the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as 
specified in Executive Order 13132.

F. Executive Order 13175: Consultation and Coordination With Indian 
Tribal Governments

    This action has tribal implications. However, it will neither 
impose substantial direct compliance costs on federally recognized 
tribal governments, nor preempt tribal law. This action stays the 
effectiveness of optimization requirements that currently apply to the 
PCC Clarkdale Plant. The profits from the Clarkdale Plant are used to 
provide government services to SRPMIC's members.
    The EPA consulted with tribal officials under the EPA Policy on 
Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes early in the process 
of developing our proposed action on reconsideration of the 
optimization requirements to permit them to have meaningful and timely 
input into its development.\9\
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    \9\ See Summary of Consultation with SRPMIC Regarding Regional 
Haze FIP Reconsideration (Docket ID No. EPA-R09-OAR-2015-0846-0026).
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G. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental 
Health Risks and Safety Risks

    The EPA interprets Executive Order 13045 as applying only to those 
regulatory actions that concern environmental health or safety risks 
that the EPA has reason to believe may disproportionately affect 
children, per the definition of ``covered regulatory action'' in 
section 2-202 of the Executive Order. This action is not subject to 
Executive Order 13045 because it does not concern an environmental 
health risk or safety risk.

H. Executive Order 13211: Actions Concerning Regulations That 
Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use

    This action is not subject to Executive Order 13211, because it is 
not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866.

I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA)

    This rulemaking does not involve technical standards.

J. Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions To Address Environmental 
Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations

    The EPA has determined that this proposed rule will not have 
disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental 
effects on minority or low-income populations because it does not 
change the level of environmental protection for any affected 
populations.

K. Congressional Review Act

    This rule is exempt from the CRA because it is a rule of particular 
applicability.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Nitrogen oxides, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Visibility.

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

    Dated: August 1, 2016.
Gina McCarthy,
Administrator.

    Part 52, chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations 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.

Subpart D--Arizona

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2. Amend Sec.  52.145 by adding paragraph (n) to read as follows:


Sec.  52.145  Visibility protection.

* * * * *
    (n) The effectiveness of paragraph (k)(6) of this section and 
Appendix A to

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this section is stayed from August 15, 2016 until November 14, 2016.

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