Technical Correction to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter, 66823 [2016-23304]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2016 / Rules and Regulations § 111.4 [Amended] rule and the parallel proposed rule, we will not institute a second comment period on this action. 3. Amend § 111.4 by removing ‘‘July 31, 2012’’ and adding ‘‘September 29, 2016’’. ■ Dated: September 20, 2016. Janet G. McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation. Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–23335 Filed 9–28–16; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2016–23304 Filed 9–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 50 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2016–0408; FRL–9953–20– OAR] [EPA–R10–OAR–2016–0493: FRL–9953–04– Region 10] RIN 2060–AS89 Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Washington: General Regulations for Air Pollution Sources Technical Correction to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule. AGENCY: Because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received adverse comment, we are withdrawing the direct final rule titled, ‘‘Technical Correction to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter,’’ published on August 11, 2016. DATES: Effective September 29, 2016, the EPA withdraws the direct final rule published at 81 FR 53006 on August 11, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brett Gantt, Air Quality Assessment Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (Mail Code: C304–04), Environmental Protection Agency, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone number: 919–541–5274; fax number: 919–541–3613; email address: gantt.brett@epa.gov. SUMMARY: Because the EPA received adverse comment, we are withdrawing the direct final rule titled, ‘‘Technical Correction to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter,’’ published on August 11, 2016 (81 FR 53006). We stated in that direct final rule that if we received adverse comment by September 12, 2016, the direct final rule would not take effect and we would publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register. We subsequently received adverse comment on that direct final rule. We will address those comments in a final action, which will be based on the parallel proposed rule also published on August 11, 2016 (81 FR 53097). As stated in the direct final mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:57 Sep 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: In reviewing past State Implementation Plan (SIP) actions, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discovered minor typographical errors related to the EPA’s previous approvals of Chapter 173–400 Washington Administrative Code, General Regulations for Air Pollution Sources. The EPA is taking direct final action to correct these errors. This direct final action makes no substantive changes to the SIP and imposes no new requirements. DATES: This rule is effective on November 28, 2016, without further notice, unless the EPA receives adverse comment by October 31, 2016. If the EPA receives adverse comment, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R10– OAR–2016–0493 at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. The 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 66823 make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Hunt, Air Planning Unit, Office of Air and Waste (OAW–150), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, 1200 Sixth Ave, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101; telephone number: (206) 553– 0256; email address: hunt.jeff@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, it is intended to refer to the EPA. I. Introduction In final actions published October 3, 2014 (79 FR 59653) and April 29, 2015 (80 FR 23721), the EPA approved Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173–400–110 New Source Review (NSR) for Sources and Portable Sources and WAC 173–400–112 Requirements for New Sources in Nonattainment Areas—Review for Compliance with Regulations with certain exceptions. One of the listed exceptions was ‘‘the part of 400– 110(4)(e)(f)(i)’’ related to toxic air pollutants. The EPA notes that ‘‘400– 110(4)(e)(f)(i)’’ does not exist under Chapter 173–400 WAC. The correct citation is ‘‘400–110(4)(f)(i).’’ Similarly, both final approvals contained regulatory text under 40 CFR part 52.2470(c) which listed an exception for WAC 173–400–112(8). WAC 173–400– 112(8) does not exist in the version of Chapter 173–400 WAC adopted by Ecology on November 28, 2012, which the EPA reviewed and approved. This exception, related to toxic air pollutants, was a holdover from a previous approval action (60 FR 28726, June 2, 1995). This exception was inadvertently copied as part of 40 CFR 52.2470(c) Table 2—Additional Regulations Approved for Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) Direct Jurisdiction. Both typographical errors were also inadvertently copied in the regulatory text of a November 17, 2015 final approval for the Benton Clean Air Agency, under 40 CFR 52.2470(c) Table 4—Additional Regulations Approved for the Benton Clean Air Agency (BCAA) Jurisdiction, which generally relies on the regulations contained in Chapter 173–400 WAC (80 FR 71695). E:\FR\FM\29SER1.SGM 29SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 189 (Thursday, September 29, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 66823]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23304]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 50

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0408; FRL-9953-20-OAR]
RIN 2060-AS89


Technical Correction to the National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards for Particulate Matter

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: Because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received 
adverse comment, we are withdrawing the direct final rule titled, 
``Technical Correction to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards 
for Particulate Matter,'' published on August 11, 2016.

DATES: Effective September 29, 2016, the EPA withdraws the direct final 
rule published at 81 FR 53006 on August 11, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brett Gantt, Air Quality 
Assessment Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (Mail 
Code: C304-04), Environmental Protection Agency, 109 T.W. Alexander 
Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone number: 919-541-
5274; fax number: 919-541-3613; email address: gantt.brett@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Because the EPA received adverse comment, we 
are withdrawing the direct final rule titled, ``Technical Correction to 
the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter,'' 
published on August 11, 2016 (81 FR 53006). We stated in that direct 
final rule that if we received adverse comment by September 12, 2016, 
the direct final rule would not take effect and we would publish a 
timely withdrawal in the Federal Register. We subsequently received 
adverse comment on that direct final rule. We will address those 
comments in a final action, which will be based on the parallel 
proposed rule also published on August 11, 2016 (81 FR 53097). As 
stated in the direct final rule and the parallel proposed rule, we will 
not institute a second comment period on this action.

    Dated: September 20, 2016.
Janet G. McCabe,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2016-23304 Filed 9-28-16; 8:45 am]
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