Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Department of Pesticide Regulations, 64350-64354 [2016-22499]

Download as PDF 64350 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations EPA-APPROVED IOWA REGULATIONS Iowa citation State effective date Title EPA Approval date Explanation Iowa Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Commission (567) Chapter 20—Scope of Title—Definitions—Forms—Rule of Practice * 567–20.2 ........................ * * * Definitions ..................... * 4/22/15 * * * 6/17/16; 81 FR 39585 ... * * * The definitions for ‘‘anaerobic lagoon,’’ ‘‘odor,’’ ‘‘odorous substance,’’ ‘‘odorous substance source’’ are not SIP approved. * * * Chapter 22—Controlling Pollution 567–22.3 ........................ * * * Issuing Permits ............. * * * 4/22/15 * * [FR Doc. 2016–22398 Filed 9–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2015–0807; FRL–9951–19– Region 9] Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Department of Pesticide Regulations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: * Subrule 22.3(6) has not been approved as part of the SIP. Subrule 22.3(6), Limits on Hazardous Air Pollutants, has been approved under Title V and section 112(l). The remainder of the rule has not been approved pursuant to Title V and section 112(l). * * 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 through http:// www.regulations.gov, or please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for additional availability information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Levin, EPA Region IX, (415) 972– 3848, levin.nancy@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to the EPA. These rules will be effective on October 20, 2016. Table of Contents The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R09–OAR–2015–0807. 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., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. ADDRESSES: I. Proposed Action II. Public Comments and EPA Responses III. EPA Action IV. Incorporation by Reference V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. Proposed Action On February 8, 2016 (81 FR 6481), the EPA proposed to approve the following rules into the California SIP. Adopted/ amended/ revised Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES Local agency Rule # Rule title CDPR ......................... CDPR ......................... CDPR ......................... 3 CCR 6452 ....................... 3 CCR 6452.2 .................... 3 CCR 6558 ....................... CDPR ......................... CDPR ......................... 3 CCR 6577 ....................... 3 CCR 6864 ....................... Reduced VOC Emissions Field Fumigation Methods .... VOC Emission Limits ..................................................... Recommendations for Use of Nonfumigants in the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) Ozone Nonattainment Area (NAA). Sales of Nonfumigants for Use in the SJV Ozone NAA Criteria for Identifying Pesticides as Toxic Air Contaminants. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:00 Sep 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 * the use of certain nonfumigant pesticide products applied to certain crops in the San Joaquin Valley ozone nonattainment area when VOC emissions meet or exceed 95% of the 18.1 tons per day limit on VOC emissions, or 17.2 tons per day. The rules establish limits on the sale and use of high-VOC formulations of nonfumigant pesticide products that contain any of four specified primary active ingredients for use on seven specified crops grown in the San Joaquin Valley. We are approving these rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). DATES: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the California Department of Pesticide Regulations (CDPR) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from pesticides. The overall purpose of the new and revised regulations is to restrict SUMMARY: 6/11/15; 80 FR 33192 ... PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\20SER1.SGM 20SER1 Submitted 05/23/13 05/23/13 05/23/13 02/04/15 02/04/15 02/04/15 05/23/13 05/23/13 02/04/15 02/04/15 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Adopted/ amended/ revised Local agency Rule # Rule title CDPR ......................... 3 CCR 6880 ....................... CDPR ......................... CDPR ......................... 3 CCR 6881 ....................... 3 CCR 6883 ....................... CDPR ......................... CDPR ......................... 3 CCR 6884 ....................... 3 CCR 6886 ....................... Criteria to Designate Low-VOC or High-VOC Nonfumigant Pesticide Products. Annual VOC Emissions Inventory Report ...................... Recommendation Requirements in the SJV Ozone NAA. SJV Ozone NAA Use Prohibitions ................................. Dealer Responsibilities for the SJV Ozone NAA ........... The overall purpose of the new and revised regulations is to restrict the use of certain nonfumigant pesticide products applied to certain crops in the San Joaquin Valley ozone nonattainment area when VOC emissions meet or exceed 95% of the 18.1 tons per day limit on VOC emissions, or 17.2 tons per day. CDPR added or revised the rules specified above largely to establish limits on the sale and use of high-VOC formulations of nonfumigant pesticide products that contain abamectin, chlorpyrifos, gibberellins, or oxyfluorfen as their primary active ingredient, for use on any of the following seven crops: Alfalfa, almond, citrus, cotton, grape, pistachio, and walnut. We proposed to approve these rules because we determined that they complied with the relevant CAA requirements. Our proposed action contains more information on the rules and our evaluation. II. Public Comments and EPA Responses The EPA’s proposed action provided a 30-day public comment period. During this period, we received one comment.1 The commenter supported EPA approval of these rules because they are in line with California’s efforts to reduce smog and improve the health of the environment, which improves the quality of life of its residents. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES III. EPA Action No adverse comments were submitted. Therefore, as authorized in section 110(k)(3) of the Act, the EPA is fully approving these rules into the California SIP. IV. Incorporation by Reference In this rule, the EPA is finalizing regulatory text that includes incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 51.5, the EPA is finalizing the incorporation by reference of the California rules described in the amendments to 40 CFR part 52 set forth 1 See http://www.regulations.gov; Docket ID ‘‘EPA–R09–OAR–2015–0807–0076.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:00 Sep 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 below. Therefore, these materials have been approved by EPA for inclusion in the State Implementation Plan, have been incorporated by reference by EPA into that plan, are fully federally enforceable under sections 110 and 113 of the CAA as of the effective date of the final rulemaking of EPA’s approval, and will be incorporated by reference by the Director of the Federal Register in the next update to the SIP compilation.2 The EPA has made, and will continue to make, these documents available through www.regulations.gov and at the EPA Region IX Office (please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this preamble for more information). V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under the Clean Air Act, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and applicable federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, the EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. 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 Orders 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011); • 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 2 62 PO 00000 FR 27968 (May 22, 1997). 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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 the EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). In addition, the SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where the 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 and will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). 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. The 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 E:\FR\FM\20SER1.SGM 20SER1 64352 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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 Clean Air Act, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by November 21, 2016. 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. 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, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. Dated: August 9, 2016. Alexis Strauss, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX. d. Adding a table entry titled ‘‘Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 3 (Pest Control Operations), Subchapter 1 (Licensing), Article 6 (Pest Control Dealer Licenses)’’ after the new entry ‘‘6558’’; and under it, adding an entry for ‘‘6577’’; ■ e. Adding a table entry titled ‘‘Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 4 (Environmental Protection), Subchapter 2 (Air), Article 1 (Toxic Air Contaminants)’’ after the entry ‘‘6626’’; and under it, adding an entry for ‘‘6864’’; and ■ f. Adding a table entry titled ‘‘Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 4 (Environmental Protection), Subchapter 2 (Air), Article 2 (Volatile Organic Compounds)’’ after the new entry ‘‘6864’’; and under it, adding entries for ‘‘6880’’, ‘‘6881’’, ‘‘6883’’, ‘‘6884’’, and ‘‘6886’’. The additions and revisions read as follows: ■ 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 F—California 2. Section 52.220a in paragraph (c), table 1, is amended by: ■ a. Revising the entries for ‘‘6452’’ and ‘‘6452.2’’; ■ b. Removing the entry for ‘‘6452.4’’; ■ c. Adding a table entry titled ‘‘Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 3 (Pest Control Operations), Subchapter 1 (Licensing), Article 5 (Agricultural Pest Control Adviser Licenses)’’ after the entry for ‘‘6452.3’’; and under it, adding an entry for ‘‘6558’’; ■ § 52.220a * Identification of plan—partial. * * (c) * * * * * TABLE 1—EPA-APPROVED STATUTES AND STATE REGULATIONS 1 State citation * Title/Subject * State effective date * * EPA Approval date * Additional explanation * * Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 2 (Pesticides), Subchapter 4 (Restricted Materials), Article 4 (Field Fumigant Use Requirements) * * Reduced Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Field Fumigation Methods. * November 1, 2013 * * 81 FR 6481, February 8, 2016. * Amends previous version of rule approved at 77 FR 65294 (October 26, 2012). Amended rule adopted by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation on May 23, 2013. Submitted on February 4, 2015. * 6452.2 ...................... Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES * 6452 ......................... * * Volatile Organic Compound Emission Limits. * November 1, 2013 * * 81 FR 6481, February 8, 2016. * Amends previous version of rule approved at 77 FR 65294 (October 26, 2012). Amended rule adopted by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation on May 23, 2013. Submitted on February 4, 2015. * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * 18:07 Sep 19, 2016 * Jkt 238001 PO 00000 * Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\20SER1.SGM * 20SER1 64353 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1—EPA-APPROVED STATUTES AND STATE REGULATIONS 1—Continued State citation Title/Subject State effective date EPA Approval date Additional explanation Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 3 (Pest Control Operations), Subchapter 1 (Licensing), Article 5 (Agricultural Pest Control Adviser Licenses) 6558 ......................... Recommendations for Use of Nonfumigants in the San Joaquin Valley Ozone Nonattainment Area. November 1, 2013 81 FR 6481, February 8, 2016. Adopted by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation on May 23, 2013. Submitted on February 4, 2015. Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 3 (Pest Control Operations), Subchapter 1 (Licensing), Article 6 (Pest Control Dealer Licenses) 6577 ......................... * Sales of Nonfumigants for Use in the San Joaquin Valley Ozone Nonattainment Area. * * November 1, 2013 * 81 FR 6481, February 8, 2016. * * Adopted by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation on May 23, 2013. Submitted on February 4, 2015. * Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 4 (Environmental Protection), Subchapter 2 (Air), Article 1 (Toxic Air Contaminants) 6864 ......................... Criteria for Identifying Pesticides as Toxic Air Contaminants. November 1, 2013 81 FR 6481, February 8, 2016. Adopted by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation on May 23, 2013. Submitted on February 4, 2015. Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 4 (Environmental Protection), Subchapter 2 (Air), Article 2 (Volatile Organic Compounds) Criteria to Designate Low-Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) or High-VOC Nonfumigant Pesticide Products. November 1, 2013 September 20, 2016, [insert Federal Register citation]. 6881 ......................... Annual Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Inventory Report. November 1, 2013 September 20, 2016, [insert Federal Register citation]. 6883 ......................... Recommendation Requirements in the San Joaquin Valley Ozone Nonattainment Area. November 1, 2013 September 20, 2016, [insert Federal Register citation]. 6884 ......................... San Joaquin Valley Ozone Nonattainment Area Use Prohibitions. November 1, 2013 September 20, 2016, [insert Federal Register citation]. 6886 ......................... Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES 6880 ......................... Dealer Responsibilities for the San Joaquin Valley Ozone Nonattainment Area. November 1, 2013 September 20, 2016, [insert Federal Register citation]. * * * * * * 1 Table Adopted by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation on May 23, 2013. Submitted on February 4, 2015. Amends and renumbers previous version of rule approved at 77 FR 65294 (October 26, 2012) as 3 CCR § 6452.4. Amended and renumbered rule adopted by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation on May 23, 2013. Submitted on February 4, 2015. Adopted by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation on May 23, 2013. Submitted on February 4, 2015. Adopted by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation on May 23, 2013. Submitted on February 4, 2015. Adopted by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation on May 23, 2013. Submitted on February 4, 2015. * 1 lists EPA-approved California statutes and regulations incorporated by reference in the applicable SIP. Table 2 of paragraph (c) lists approved California test procedures, test methods and specifications that are cited in certain regulations listed in table 1. Approved California statutes that are nonregulatory or quasi-regulatory are listed in paragraph (e). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Sep 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\20SER1.SGM 20SER1 64354 * * Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations * * * [FR Doc. 2016–22499 Filed 9–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R04–OAR–2016–0011; FRL–9952–50– Region 4] Air Plan Approval; Tennessee; Revision and Removal of Stage I and II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Program Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), for parallel processing on February 8, 2016, and in final form on July 15, 2016. This SIP revision seeks to lower applicability thresholds for certain sources subject to Federal Stage I requirements, remove the Stage II vapor control requirements, and add requirements for decommissioning gasoline dispensing facilities, as well as requirements for new and upgraded gasoline dispensing facilities in the Nashville, Tennessee Area. EPA has determined that Tennessee’s July 15, 2016, SIP revision is approvable because it is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). DATES: This rule will be effective October 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket Identification No. EPA–R04–OAR– 2016–0011. All documents in the docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information 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 either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. EPA requests that if at all possible, you Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:00 Sep 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 contact the person listed in the FOR section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Sheckler, Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. Ms. Sheckler’s phone number is (404) 562– 9222. She can also be reached via electronic mail at sheckler.kelly@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT I. Background On July 15, 2016, Tennessee submitted a SIP revision to EPA seeking modifications of the Stage II and Stage I requirements in the State. First, in relation to Stage II, TDEC seeks the removal of the Stage II vapor recovery requirements from TAPCR 1200–3–18.24 through the addition of requirements for decommissioning, and the phase out of the Stage II vapor recovery systems over a 3-year period from January 1, 2016, to January 1, 2019, in Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson Counties. Second, TDEC seeks to amend the Stage I requirements for gasoline dispensing facilities by adopting by reference the federal requirements of 40 CFR part 63, subpart CCCCCC and removing most of the State-specific language for Stage I vapor recovery. EPA published a proposed rulemaking through parallel processing on June 1, 2016 (81 FR 34940), to approve TDEC’s February 8, 2016, draft SIP revision. The details of Tennessee’s submittal and the rationale for EPA’s action are explained in the proposed rule. The comment period for this proposed rulemaking closed on July 1, 2016. EPA did not receive any comments, adverse or otherwise, related to this rulemaking during the public comment period.1 EPA noted in its June 1, 2016, proposed rulemaking that the Agency would take final action based on that proposed rulemaking only if no substantive changes were made to Tennessee’s submission when it was provided to EPA in final form. On July 15, 2016, Tennessee provided its final SIP revision for the aforementioned changes and no substantive changes had been made between the submission for which EPA proposed approval and the 1 EPA received a comment unrelated to the subject of this rulemaking. See the docket for today’s rulemaking for this comment in its entirety. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 submission that TDEC provided in final form on July 15, 2016. II. Incorporation by Reference In this rule, EPA is finalizing regulatory text that includes incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 51.5, EPA is finalizing the incorporation by reference of TDEC Regulation TAPCR 1200–3–18–.24, entitled ‘‘Gasoline Dispensing Facilities,’’ effective July 14, 2016. Therefore, these materials have been approved by EPA for inclusion in the State Implementation Plan, have been incorporated by reference by EPA into that plan, are fully federally enforceable under sections 110 and 113 of the CAA as of the effective date of the final rulemaking of EPA’s approval, and will be incorporated by reference by the Director of the Federal Register in the next update to the SIP compilation.2 The EPA has made, and will continue to make, these materials generally available through www.regulations.gov and/or at the EPA Region 4 Office (please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this preamble for more information). III. Final Action EPA is taking final action to approve Tennessee’s July 15, 2016, SIP revision that changes Tennessee Gasoline Dispensing Facilities, Stage I and II Vapor Recovery, TAPCR rule 1200–03– 18–.24. to: (1) Allow for the removal of the Stage II requirement and the orderly decommissioning of Stage II equipment; and (2) incorporate by reference Federal rule 40 CFR part 63, subpart CCCCCC, and remove certain non-state-specific requirements for the Stage I. EPA has determined that Tennessee’s July 15, 2016, SIP revision related to the State’s Stage I and II rules is consistent with the CAA and EPA’s regulations and guidance. 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 Act and applicable federal regulations. See 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: 2 See E:\FR\FM\20SER1.SGM 62 FR 27968 (May 22, 1997). 20SER1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2015-0807; FRL-9951-19-Region 9]


Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Department of 
Pesticide Regulations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final 
action to approve revisions to the California Department of Pesticide 
Regulations (CDPR) portion of the California State Implementation Plan 
(SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds 
(VOCs) from pesticides. The overall purpose of the new and revised 
regulations is to restrict the use of certain nonfumigant pesticide 
products applied to certain crops in the San Joaquin Valley ozone 
nonattainment area when VOC emissions meet or exceed 95% of the 18.1 
tons per day limit on VOC emissions, or 17.2 tons per day. The rules 
establish limits on the sale and use of high-VOC formulations of 
nonfumigant pesticide products that contain any of four specified 
primary active ingredients for use on seven specified crops grown in 
the San Joaquin Valley. We are approving these rules that regulate 
these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).

DATES: These rules will be effective on October 20, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under 
Docket ID No. EPA-R09-OAR-2015-0807. 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., 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 through http://www.regulations.gov, or please contact the person identified in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for additional availability 
information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Levin, EPA Region IX, (415) 972-
3848, levin.nancy@epa.gov.

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

Table of Contents

I. Proposed Action
II. Public Comments and EPA Responses
III. EPA Action
IV. Incorporation by Reference
V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. Proposed Action

    On February 8, 2016 (81 FR 6481), the EPA proposed to approve the 
following rules into the California SIP.

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           Local agency                   Rule #               Rule title            amended/        Submitted
                                                                                      revised
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CDPR.............................  3 CCR 6452.........  Reduced VOC Emissions           05/23/13        02/04/15
                                                         Field Fumigation
                                                         Methods.
CDPR.............................  3 CCR 6452.2.......  VOC Emission Limits.....        05/23/13        02/04/15
CDPR.............................  3 CCR 6558.........  Recommendations for Use         05/23/13        02/04/15
                                                         of Nonfumigants in the
                                                         San Joaquin Valley
                                                         (SJV) Ozone
                                                         Nonattainment Area
                                                         (NAA).
CDPR.............................  3 CCR 6577.........  Sales of Nonfumigants           05/23/13        02/04/15
                                                         for Use in the SJV
                                                         Ozone NAA.
CDPR.............................  3 CCR 6864.........  Criteria for Identifying        05/23/13        02/04/15
                                                         Pesticides as Toxic Air
                                                         Contaminants.

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CDPR.............................  3 CCR 6880.........  Criteria to Designate           05/23/13        02/04/15
                                                         Low-VOC or High-VOC
                                                         Nonfumigant Pesticide
                                                         Products.
CDPR.............................  3 CCR 6881.........  Annual VOC Emissions            05/23/13        02/04/15
                                                         Inventory Report.
CDPR.............................  3 CCR 6883.........  Recommendation                  05/23/13        02/04/15
                                                         Requirements in the SJV
                                                         Ozone NAA.
CDPR.............................  3 CCR 6884.........  SJV Ozone NAA Use               05/23/13        02/04/15
                                                         Prohibitions.
CDPR.............................  3 CCR 6886.........  Dealer Responsibilities         05/23/13        02/04/15
                                                         for the SJV Ozone NAA.
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    The overall purpose of the new and revised regulations is to 
restrict the use of certain nonfumigant pesticide products applied to 
certain crops in the San Joaquin Valley ozone nonattainment area when 
VOC emissions meet or exceed 95% of the 18.1 tons per day limit on VOC 
emissions, or 17.2 tons per day. CDPR added or revised the rules 
specified above largely to establish limits on the sale and use of 
high-VOC formulations of nonfumigant pesticide products that contain 
abamectin, chlorpyrifos, gibberellins, or oxyfluorfen as their primary 
active ingredient, for use on any of the following seven crops: 
Alfalfa, almond, citrus, cotton, grape, pistachio, and walnut. We 
proposed to approve these rules because we determined that they 
complied with the relevant CAA requirements. Our proposed action 
contains more information on the rules and our evaluation.

II. Public Comments and EPA Responses

    The EPA's proposed action provided a 30-day public comment period. 
During this period, we received one comment.\1\ The commenter supported 
EPA approval of these rules because they are in line with California's 
efforts to reduce smog and improve the health of the environment, which 
improves the quality of life of its residents.
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    \1\ See http://www.regulations.gov; Docket ID ``EPA-R09-OAR-
2015-0807-0076.''
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III. EPA Action

    No adverse comments were submitted. Therefore, as authorized in 
section 110(k)(3) of the Act, the EPA is fully approving these rules 
into the California SIP.

IV. Incorporation by Reference

    In this rule, the EPA is finalizing regulatory text that includes 
incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 
51.5, the EPA is finalizing the incorporation by reference of the 
California rules described in the amendments to 40 CFR part 52 set 
forth below. Therefore, these materials have been approved by EPA for 
inclusion in the State Implementation Plan, have been incorporated by 
reference by EPA into that plan, are fully federally enforceable under 
sections 110 and 113 of the CAA as of the effective date of the final 
rulemaking of EPA's approval, and will be incorporated by reference by 
the Director of the Federal Register in the next update to the SIP 
compilation.\2\ The EPA has made, and will continue to make, these 
documents available through www.regulations.gov and at the EPA Region 
IX Office (please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this preamble for more information).
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    \2\ 62 FR 27968 (May 22, 1997).
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V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Under the Clean Air Act, the Administrator is required to approve a 
SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and 
applicable federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). 
Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, the EPA's role is to approve state 
choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. 
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 Orders 12866 (58 
FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011);
     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 the EPA with the discretionary authority 
to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or 
environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible 
methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).
    In addition, the SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian 
reservation land or in any other area where the 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 and will not 
impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal 
law as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 
2000).
    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. The 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

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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 Clean Air Act, petitions for 
judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court 
of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by November 21, 2016. 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. 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, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: August 9, 2016.
Alexis Strauss,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.
    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 F--California

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2. Section 52.220a in paragraph (c), table 1, is amended by:
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a. Revising the entries for ``6452'' and ``6452.2'';
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b. Removing the entry for ``6452.4'';
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c. Adding a table entry titled ``Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), 
Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 3 (Pest 
Control Operations), Subchapter 1 (Licensing), Article 5 (Agricultural 
Pest Control Adviser Licenses)'' after the entry for ``6452.3''; and 
under it, adding an entry for ``6558'';
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d. Adding a table entry titled ``Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), 
Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 3 (Pest 
Control Operations), Subchapter 1 (Licensing), Article 6 (Pest Control 
Dealer Licenses)'' after the new entry ``6558''; and under it, adding 
an entry for ``6577'';
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e. Adding a table entry titled ``Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), 
Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 4 
(Environmental Protection), Subchapter 2 (Air), Article 1 (Toxic Air 
Contaminants)'' after the entry ``6626''; and under it, adding an entry 
for ``6864''; and
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f. Adding a table entry titled ``Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), 
Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 4 
(Environmental Protection), Subchapter 2 (Air), Article 2 (Volatile 
Organic Compounds)'' after the new entry ``6864''; and under it, adding 
entries for ``6880'', ``6881'', ``6883'', ``6884'', and ``6886''.
    The additions and revisions read as follows:


Sec.  52.220a   Identification of plan--partial.

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    (c) * * *

                                                Table 1--EPA-Approved Statutes and State Regulations \1\
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                                                              State effective
         State citation                 Title/Subject              date                  EPA Approval date                  Additional explanation
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    Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 2 (Pesticides), Subchapter 4 (Restricted Materials),
                                                       Article 4 (Field Fumigant Use Requirements)
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                                                                      * * * * * * *
6452............................  Reduced Volatile Organic  November 1, 2013..  81 FR 6481, February 8, 2016.......  Amends previous version of rule
                                   Compound Emissions                                                                 approved at 77 FR 65294 (October
                                   Field Fumigation                                                                   26, 2012). Amended rule adopted by
                                   Methods.                                                                           the California Department of
                                                                                                                      Pesticide Regulation on May 23,
                                                                                                                      2013. Submitted on February 4,
                                                                                                                      2015.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
6452.2..........................  Volatile Organic          November 1, 2013..  81 FR 6481, February 8, 2016.......  Amends previous version of rule
                                   Compound Emission                                                                  approved at 77 FR 65294 (October
                                   Limits.                                                                            26, 2012). Amended rule adopted by
                                                                                                                      the California Department of
                                                                                                                      Pesticide Regulation on May 23,
                                                                                                                      2013. Submitted on February 4,
                                                                                                                      2015.
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   Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 3 (Pest Control Operations), Subchapter 1 (Licensing),
                                                 Article 5 (Agricultural Pest Control Adviser Licenses)
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6558............................  Recommendations for Use   November 1, 2013..  81 FR 6481, February 8, 2016.......  Adopted by the California
                                   of Nonfumigants in the                                                             Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                   San Joaquin Valley                                                                 on May 23, 2013. Submitted on
                                   Ozone Nonattainment                                                                February 4, 2015.
                                   Area.
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   Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 3 (Pest Control Operations), Subchapter 1 (Licensing),
                                                        Article 6 (Pest Control Dealer Licenses)
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6577............................  Sales of Nonfumigants     November 1, 2013..  81 FR 6481, February 8, 2016.......  Adopted by the California
                                   for Use in the San                                                                 Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                   Joaquin Valley Ozone                                                               on May 23, 2013. Submitted on
                                   Nonattainment Area.                                                                February 4, 2015.
 
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Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 4 (Environmental Protection), Subchapter 2 (Air), Article 1
                                                                (Toxic Air Contaminants)
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6864............................  Criteria for Identifying  November 1, 2013..  81 FR 6481, February 8, 2016.......  Adopted by the California
                                   Pesticides as Toxic Air                                                            Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                   Contaminants.                                                                      on May 23, 2013. Submitted on
                                                                                                                      February 4, 2015.
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Title 3 (Food and Agriculture), Division 6 (Pesticides and Pest Control Operations), Chapter 4 (Environmental Protection), Subchapter 2 (Air), Article 2
                                                              (Volatile Organic Compounds)
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6880............................  Criteria to Designate     November 1, 2013..  September 20, 2016, [insert Federal  Adopted by the California
                                   Low-Volatile Organic                          Register citation].                  Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                   Compound (VOC) or High-                                                            on May 23, 2013. Submitted on
                                   VOC Nonfumigant                                                                    February 4, 2015.
                                   Pesticide Products.
6881............................  Annual Volatile Organic   November 1, 2013..  September 20, 2016, [insert Federal  Amends and renumbers previous
                                   Compound Emissions                            Register citation].                  version of rule approved at 77 FR
                                   Inventory Report.                                                                  65294 (October 26, 2012) as 3 CCR
                                                                                                                      Sec.   6452.4. Amended and
                                                                                                                      renumbered rule adopted by the
                                                                                                                      California Department of Pesticide
                                                                                                                      Regulation on May 23, 2013.
                                                                                                                      Submitted on February 4, 2015.
6883............................  Recommendation            November 1, 2013..  September 20, 2016, [insert Federal  Adopted by the California
                                   Requirements in the San                       Register citation].                  Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                   Joaquin Valley Ozone                                                               on May 23, 2013. Submitted on
                                   Nonattainment Area.                                                                February 4, 2015.
6884............................  San Joaquin Valley Ozone  November 1, 2013..  September 20, 2016, [insert Federal  Adopted by the California
                                   Nonattainment Area Use                        Register citation].                  Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                   Prohibitions.                                                                      on May 23, 2013. Submitted on
                                                                                                                      February 4, 2015.
6886............................  Dealer Responsibilities   November 1, 2013..  September 20, 2016, [insert Federal  Adopted by the California
                                   for the San Joaquin                           Register citation].                  Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                   Valley Ozone                                                                       on May 23, 2013. Submitted on
                                   Nonattainment Area.                                                                February 4, 2015.
 
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\1\ Table 1 lists EPA-approved California statutes and regulations incorporated by reference in the applicable SIP. Table 2 of paragraph (c) lists
  approved California test procedures, test methods and specifications that are cited in certain regulations listed in table 1. Approved California
  statutes that are nonregulatory or quasi-regulatory are listed in paragraph (e).


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