Air Plan Approval; Georgia: Volatile Organic Compounds, 68936-68938 [2016-23970]

Download as PDF 68936 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 5, 2016 / Rules and Regulations preemption requirements described in E.O. 13132. Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under E.O. 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it will not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If you believe this rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES F. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves the establishment of a special local regulation lasting 12 hours each day over the course of a Friday and Saturday. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental analysis checklist and Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule. G. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Oct 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places, or vessels. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. Add § 100.35T08–0887 to read as follows: ■ § 100.35T08–0887 Special Local Regulation; Arkansas River, Little Rock, AR. (a) Regulated area. (1) A regulated area is established to encompass the following waterway: All waters of the Arkansas River mile 117.4 through mile 118.6. (2) All vessels are prohibited from entering the event area which extends out 25-yards from the left descending bank within the regulated area. All vessels transiting the regulated area outside of 25 yards from the left descending bank zone are limited to slowest speed for safe navigation to minimize wake unless specifically authorized by the COTP. (b) Effective period. This section is effective from 7 a.m. on October 14, 2016 until 7 p.m. on October 15, 2016 and will be enforced each day from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 100.801 of this part, all vessels, mariners, and persons are prohibited from entering the event area, without permission of the Captain of the Port Memphis (COTP). All vessel operators desiring to operate in the event area of this special local regulation must contact the COTP or a designated representative to request permission to do so. The COTP or a designated representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16 or by telephone at 1–866–777–2784. (2) During enforcement, all vessels transiting the marked navigation channel from mile marker 117.4 to mile marker 118.6 will be limited to slowest speed for safe navigation to minimize wake unless specifically authorized by the COTP. (d) Informational broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public through broadcast notices to mariners of the enforcement period for the regulated PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 area as well as any changes in the dates and times of enforcement. Dated: September 27, 2016. T.J. Wendt, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Memphis, Tennessee. [FR Doc. 2016–24071 Filed 10–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R04–OAR–2016–0489; FRL–9953–64– Region 4] Air Plan Approval; Georgia: Volatile Organic Compounds Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of two revisions to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Georgia Department of Environmental Protection (GA EPD) on July 25, 2014, and November 1, 2015. These revisions modify the definition of ‘‘volatile organic compounds’’ (VOC). Specifically, these revisions add two compounds to the list of those excluded from the VOC definition on the basis that these compounds make a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). DATES: This direct final rule is effective December 5, 2016 without further notice, unless EPA receives adverse comment by November 4, 2016. If EPA receives such comments, it will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register and inform the public that the rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R04– OAR–2016–0489 at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM 05OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 5, 2016 / Rules and Regulations you wish to make. 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: Sean Lakeman, 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. Mr. Lakeman can be reached by phone at (404) 562–9043 or via electronic mail at lakeman.sean@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES I. Background Tropospheric ozone, commonly known as smog, occurs when VOC and nitrogen oxides (NOX) react in the atmosphere in the presence of sunlight. Because of the harmful health effects of ozone, EPA and state governments limit the amount of VOC and NOX that can be released into the atmosphere. VOC are those compounds of carbon (excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or carbonates, and ammonium carbonate) that form ozone through atmospheric photochemical reactions. Compounds of carbon (or organic compounds) have different levels of reactivity; they do not react at the same speed or do not form ozone to the same extent. Section 302(s) of the CAA specifies that EPA has the authority to define the meaning of ‘‘VOC,’’ and hence what compounds shall be treated as VOC for regulatory purposes. It has been EPA’s policy that compounds of carbon with negligible reactivity need not be regulated to reduce ozone and should be excluded from the regulatory definition of VOC. See 42 FR 35314 (July 8, 1977), 70 FR 54046 (September 13, 2005). EPA determines whether a given carbon compound has ‘‘negligible’’ reactivity by comparing the compound’s reactivity to the reactivity of ethane. EPA lists these compounds in its regulations at 40 CFR 51.100(s) and excludes them from the definition of VOC. The chemicals on this list are often called ‘‘negligibly reactive.’’ EPA may periodically revise the list of negligibly reactive compounds to add or delete compounds. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Oct 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 EPA issued final rules approving the addition of trans-1,3,3,3tetrafluropropene (also known as HFO– 1234ze) and 2-amino-2-methyl-1propanol (AMP) to the list of those compounds excluded from the regulatory definition of VOC. See 77 FR 37610 (June 22, 2012) and 79 FR 17037 (March 27, 2014). Georgia is updating its SIP to be consistent with those changes to federal regulations. II. Analysis of State’s Submittal On July 25, 2014, and November 1, 2015, Georgia submitted SIP revisions 1 to EPA for review and approval. The revisions modify the definition of VOC found at Georgia’s Rule 391–3–1– .01(llll), ‘‘Volatile Organic Compounds.’’ Specifically, the revisions add trans1,3,3,3-tetrafluropropene (also known as HFO-1234ze) and 2-amino-2-methyl-1propanol (AMP) to the list of compounds excluded from the VOC definition on the basis that each of these compounds makes a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. These changes are consistent with section 110 of the CAA and meet the regulatory requirements pertaining to SIPs. Pursuant to CAA section 110(l), the Administrator shall not approve a revision of a plan if the revision would interfere with any applicable requirement concerning attainment and reasonable further progress (as defined in CAA section 171), or any other applicable requirement of the Act. The revisions to Rule 391–3–1–.01(llll), ‘‘Volatile Organic Compounds,’’ are approvable under section 110(l) because they reflect changes to federal regulations based on findings that the aforementioned compounds are negligibly reactive. III. 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 Rule 391–3–1–.01 ‘‘Definitions’’ effective August 3, 2015, which revised the definition of VOC.2 Therefore, this material has been approved by EPA for inclusion in the SIP, has been incorporated by reference by EPA into that plan, is fully federally enforceable under sections 110 and 113 1 EPA will consider the other changes included in Georgia’s July 25, 2014, and November 5, 2015, SIP revisions in a future rulemaking. 2 The effective date of the rule change made in Georgia’s July 25, 2014, SIP revision is August 1, 2013. However, that change to Georgia’s rule is captured and superseded by Georgia’s update in the November 1, 2015, SIP revision. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 68937 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.3 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). IV. Final Action Pursuant to section 110 of the CAA, EPA is approving the aforementioned changes to Georgia’s SIP for Rule 391– 3–1–.01(llll). EPA has evaluated the relevant portions of Georgia’s July 25, 2014, and November 1, 2015, SIP revisions and has determined that they meet the applicable requirements of the CAA and EPA regulations and are consistent with EPA policy. EPA is publishing this rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. However, in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register publication, EPA is publishing a separate document that will serve as the proposal to approve the SIP revision should adverse comments be filed. This rule will be effective December 5, 2016 without further notice unless the Agency receives adverse comments by November 4, 2016. If EPA receives such comments, then EPA will publish a document withdrawing the final rule and informing the public that the rule will not take effect. All public comments received will then be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Parties interested in commenting should do so at this time. If no such comments are received, the public is advised that this rule will be effective on December 5, 2016 and no further action will be taken on the proposed rule. V. 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 3 62 E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM FR 27968 (May 22, 1997). 05OCR1 68938 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 5, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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 (Public Law 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 CAA; and • does not provide 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). The SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where 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 as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), nor will it impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law. 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. 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 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 CAA, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by December 5, 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. Parties with objections to this direct final rule are encouraged to file a comment in response to the parallel notice of proposed rulemaking for this action published in the proposed rules section of today’s Federal Register, rather than file an immediate petition for judicial review of this direct final rule, so that EPA can withdraw this direct final rule and address the comment in the proposed rulemaking. 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: September 23, 2016. V. Anne Heard, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4. 40 CFR part 52 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 L—Georgia 2. Section 52.570(c) is amended by revising the entry for ‘‘391–3–1–.01’’ to read as follows: ■ § 52.570 * Identification of plan. * * (c) * * * * * EPA APPROVED GEORGIA REGULATIONS State effective date State citation Title/subject 391–3–1–.01 ............. Definitions ................................... * * * * * * 8/3/2015 * * [FR Doc. 2016–23970 Filed 10–4–16; 8:45 am] EPA approval date 10/5/2016, [Insert publication]. * ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0193; FRL–9951–57] Tolfenpyrad; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: 15:06 Oct 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 citation of only changes to Rule 391–3–1– .01(llll). * BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 Explanation Sfmt 4700 * ACTION: * Final rule. This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of tolfenpyrad in or on vegetable, fruiting, group 8–10. This action is in response to EPA’s granting of an emergency exemption under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on agricultural commodities in the group ‘‘vegetable, fruiting, group 8– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM 05OCR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R04-OAR-2016-0489; FRL-9953-64-Region 4]


Air Plan Approval; Georgia: Volatile Organic Compounds

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving 
portions of two revisions to the Georgia State Implementation Plan 
(SIP) submitted by the Georgia Department of Environmental Protection 
(GA EPD) on July 25, 2014, and November 1, 2015. These revisions modify 
the definition of ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOC). Specifically, 
these revisions add two compounds to the list of those excluded from 
the VOC definition on the basis that these compounds make a negligible 
contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. This action is being 
taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

DATES: This direct final rule is effective December 5, 2016 without 
further notice, unless EPA receives adverse comment by November 4, 
2016. If EPA receives such comments, it will publish a timely 
withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register and inform 
the public that the rule will not take effect.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R04-
OAR-2016-0489 at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot 
be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. EPA may publish any comment 
received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any 
information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) 
or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. 
Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a 
written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment 
and should include discussion of all points

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you wish to make. 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: Sean Lakeman, 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. Mr. Lakeman can be reached by phone at (404) 562-9043 or 
via electronic mail at lakeman.sean@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Tropospheric ozone, commonly known as smog, occurs when VOC and 
nitrogen oxides (NOX) react in the atmosphere in the 
presence of sunlight. Because of the harmful health effects of ozone, 
EPA and state governments limit the amount of VOC and NOX 
that can be released into the atmosphere. VOC are those compounds of 
carbon (excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, 
metallic carbides or carbonates, and ammonium carbonate) that form 
ozone through atmospheric photochemical reactions. Compounds of carbon 
(or organic compounds) have different levels of reactivity; they do not 
react at the same speed or do not form ozone to the same extent.
    Section 302(s) of the CAA specifies that EPA has the authority to 
define the meaning of ``VOC,'' and hence what compounds shall be 
treated as VOC for regulatory purposes. It has been EPA's policy that 
compounds of carbon with negligible reactivity need not be regulated to 
reduce ozone and should be excluded from the regulatory definition of 
VOC. See 42 FR 35314 (July 8, 1977), 70 FR 54046 (September 13, 2005). 
EPA determines whether a given carbon compound has ``negligible'' 
reactivity by comparing the compound's reactivity to the reactivity of 
ethane. EPA lists these compounds in its regulations at 40 CFR 
51.100(s) and excludes them from the definition of VOC. The chemicals 
on this list are often called ``negligibly reactive.'' EPA may 
periodically revise the list of negligibly reactive compounds to add or 
delete compounds.
    EPA issued final rules approving the addition of trans-1,3,3,3-
tetrafluropropene (also known as HFO-1234ze) and 2-amino-2-methyl-1-
propanol (AMP) to the list of those compounds excluded from the 
regulatory definition of VOC. See 77 FR 37610 (June 22, 2012) and 79 FR 
17037 (March 27, 2014). Georgia is updating its SIP to be consistent 
with those changes to federal regulations.

II. Analysis of State's Submittal

    On July 25, 2014, and November 1, 2015, Georgia submitted SIP 
revisions \1\ to EPA for review and approval. The revisions modify the 
definition of VOC found at Georgia's Rule 391-3-1-.01(llll), ``Volatile 
Organic Compounds.'' Specifically, the revisions add trans-1,3,3,3-
tetrafluropropene (also known as HFO-1234ze) and 2-amino-2-methyl-1-
propanol (AMP) to the list of compounds excluded from the VOC 
definition on the basis that each of these compounds makes a negligible 
contribution to tropospheric ozone formation.
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    \1\ EPA will consider the other changes included in Georgia's 
July 25, 2014, and November 5, 2015, SIP revisions in a future 
rulemaking.
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    These changes are consistent with section 110 of the CAA and meet 
the regulatory requirements pertaining to SIPs. Pursuant to CAA section 
110(l), the Administrator shall not approve a revision of a plan if the 
revision would interfere with any applicable requirement concerning 
attainment and reasonable further progress (as defined in CAA section 
171), or any other applicable requirement of the Act. The revisions to 
Rule 391-3-1-.01(llll), ``Volatile Organic Compounds,'' are approvable 
under section 110(l) because they reflect changes to federal 
regulations based on findings that the aforementioned compounds are 
negligibly reactive.

III. 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 Rule 391-3-
1-.01 ``Definitions'' effective August 3, 2015, which revised the 
definition of VOC.\2\ Therefore, this material has been approved by EPA 
for inclusion in the SIP, has been incorporated by reference by EPA 
into that plan, is 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.\3\ 
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).
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    \2\ The effective date of the rule change made in Georgia's July 
25, 2014, SIP revision is August 1, 2013. However, that change to 
Georgia's rule is captured and superseded by Georgia's update in the 
November 1, 2015, SIP revision.
    \3\ 62 FR 27968 (May 22, 1997).
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IV. Final Action

    Pursuant to section 110 of the CAA, EPA is approving the 
aforementioned changes to Georgia's SIP for Rule 391-3-1-.01(llll). EPA 
has evaluated the relevant portions of Georgia's July 25, 2014, and 
November 1, 2015, SIP revisions and has determined that they meet the 
applicable requirements of the CAA and EPA regulations and are 
consistent with EPA policy.
    EPA is publishing this rule without prior proposal because the 
Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no 
adverse comments. However, in the proposed rules section of this 
Federal Register publication, EPA is publishing a separate document 
that will serve as the proposal to approve the SIP revision should 
adverse comments be filed. This rule will be effective December 5, 2016 
without further notice unless the Agency receives adverse comments by 
November 4, 2016.
    If EPA receives such comments, then EPA will publish a document 
withdrawing the final rule and informing the public that the rule will 
not take effect. All public comments received will then be addressed in 
a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule. EPA will not 
institute a second comment period. Parties interested in commenting 
should do so at this time. If no such comments are received, the public 
is advised that this rule will be effective on December 5, 2016 and no 
further action will be taken on the proposed rule.

V. 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

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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 (Public Law 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 CAA; and
     does not provide 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).
    The SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or 
in any other area where 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 as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 
FR 67249, November 9, 2000), nor will it impose substantial direct 
costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law.
    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. 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 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 CAA, petitions for judicial review 
of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for 
the appropriate circuit by December 5, 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. Parties with objections to this direct final rule are 
encouraged to file a comment in response to the parallel notice of 
proposed rulemaking for this action published in the proposed rules 
section of today's Federal Register, rather than file an immediate 
petition for judicial review of this direct final rule, so that EPA can 
withdraw this direct final rule and address the comment in the proposed 
rulemaking. 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: September 23, 2016.
V. Anne Heard,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.

    40 CFR part 52 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 L--Georgia

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2. Section 52.570(c) is amended by revising the entry for ``391-3-
1-.01'' to read as follows:


Sec.  52.570  Identification of plan.

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391-3-1-.01....................  Definitions.........        8/3/2015  10/5/2016, [Insert    only changes to
                                                                        citation of           Rule 391-3-1-
                                                                        publication].         .01(llll).
 
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