Clean Air Act Title V Operating Permit Program Revision; New Jersey, 74925-74926 [2016-26017]

Download as PDF 74925 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 209 / Friday, October 28, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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 rule 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 27, 2016. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this rule 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, Nitrogen dioxide, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides. Dated: October 21, 2016. Ron Curry, Regional Administrator, Region 6. 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 T—Louisiana 2. In § 52.970(c), the table titled ‘‘EPA Approved Louisiana Regulations in the Louisiana SIP’’ is amended by revising the entry for Section 509 to read as follows: ■ § 52.970 * Identification of plan. * * (c) * * * * * EPA-APPROVED LOUISIANA REGULATIONS IN THE LOUISIANA SIP State citation State approval date Title/subject * * EPA approval date * * Comments * * * Chapter 5—Permit Procedures * Section 509 ........... * Prevention of Significant Deterioration. * * * * * * * BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 70 [EPA–R02–OAR–2015–0837; FRL–9954–61– Region 2] ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Clean Air Act Title V Operating Permit Program Revision; New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is approving a revision to the SUMMARY: 17:29 Oct 27, 2016 03/20/2016 * * 10/28/2016, [Insert Federal Register citation]. * [FR Doc. 2016–25992 Filed 10–27–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 * Jkt 241001 * * New Jersey Operating Permit Program related to the permitting of stationary sources subject to title V of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in the state of New Jersey. The revision consists of amendments to Subchapter 22 of Chapter 27 of Title 7 of the New Jersey Administrative Code, ‘‘Operating Permits.’’ The revision was submitted to change the fee schedule for certain permitting activities for major facilities. The changes provide additional needed fee revenues for New Jersey’s Operating Permit Program. This approval action will help ensure New Jersey properly implements the requirements of title V of the CAA. This rule will be effective November 28, 2016. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 * * SIP does not include provisions for permitting of GHGs as effective on 04/20/2011 at LAC 33:III.509(B) definition of ‘‘carbon dioxide equivalent emissions’’, ‘‘greenhouse gases’’, ‘‘major stationary source’’, and ‘‘significant’’. Sfmt 4700 * * The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R02–OAR–2015–0837. 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, 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 www.regulations.gov, or contact the person identified in the ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for additional availability information. E:\FR\FM\28OCR1.SGM 28OCR1 74926 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 209 / Friday, October 28, 2016 / Rules and Regulations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suilin Chan, Air Programs Branch, Environmental Protection Agency, 290 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10007–1866, (212) 637–4019. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. What was included in New Jersey’s submittal? On May 15, 2015, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) requested that the EPA approve revisions to the New Jersey title V Operating Permit Program; the EPA proposed to approve those revisions on June 24, 2016 (81 FR 41283). The revisions consisted of amendments to sections 22.1 and 22.31 of New Jersey’s Operating Permits Rule, codified at Title 7 of the New Jersey Administrative Code, Chapter 27, Subchapter 22, that updated the fees paid for certain permitting activities for major facilities, including application fees for significant modifications and fees to authorize general operating permit registration and operation of used oil space heaters. As discussed further in the June 24, 2016 proposed rule, the revisions help NJ raise additional fees to cover its permit program costs, as required by CAA title V. These revisions were adopted by the State on December 29, 2014, and became effective on February 27, 2015. For a detailed discussion on the content of the relevant revisions to New Jersey’s Operating Permits Rule, the reader is referred to the EPA’s June 24, 2016 proposed rule and the public docket. II. What comments did the EPA receive in response to its proposal? In response to the EPA’s June 24, 2016, proposed rulemaking action, the EPA received no comments. ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES III. What is the EPA’s conclusion? The EPA has evaluated New Jersey’s submittal for consistency with the Act, EPA regulations, and EPA policy. The EPA has determined that the revisions to Subchapter 22, New Jersey’s Operating Permits Rule meet the requirements of title V of the CAA and its implementing regulations codified at title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 70. Therefore, the EPA is approving the subject revisions. IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This action merely approves state law as meeting federal requirements and imposes no 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:21 Oct 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993); • Does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (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 CAA; 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, this rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the program is not approved to apply in Indian country located in the state, and the EPA notes that it will not 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. 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 Federal Register. This action is not a PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 ‘‘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 27, 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 which approves the May 15, 2015 program revision submittal by the State of New Jersey as a revision to the New Jersey Operating Permits Program may not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements. See CAA section 307(b)(2). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 70 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Operating permits, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: October 18, 2016. Judith A. Enck, Regional Administrator, Region 2. Part 70, chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 70—STATE OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAMS 1. The authority citation for part 70 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401, et seq. 2. Appendix A to part 70 is amended by adding paragraph (e) in the entry for New Jersey to read as follows: ■ Appendix A to Part 70—Approval Status of State and Local Operating Permit Programs * * * * * * * * New Jersey * * (e) The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection submitted program revisions on May 15, 2015; the revisions related to fees imposed in connection with the permitting of major sources are approved effective November 28, 2016. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2016–26017 Filed 10–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\28OCR1.SGM 28OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 209 (Friday, October 28, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-26017]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 70

[EPA-R02-OAR-2015-0837; FRL-9954-61-Region 2]


Clean Air Act Title V Operating Permit Program Revision; New 
Jersey

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is approving a revision to 
the New Jersey Operating Permit Program related to the permitting of 
stationary sources subject to title V of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in the 
state of New Jersey. The revision consists of amendments to Subchapter 
22 of Chapter 27 of Title 7 of the New Jersey Administrative Code, 
``Operating Permits.'' The revision was submitted to change the fee 
schedule for certain permitting activities for major facilities. The 
changes provide additional needed fee revenues for New Jersey's 
Operating Permit Program. This approval action will help ensure New 
Jersey properly implements the requirements of title V of the CAA.

DATES: This rule will be effective November 28, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under 
Docket ID No. EPA-R02-OAR-2015-0837. 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, 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 www.regulations.gov, 
or contact the person identified in the For Further Information Contact 
section for additional availability information.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suilin Chan, Air Programs Branch, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 290 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, 
New York 10007-1866, (212) 637-4019.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. What was included in New Jersey's submittal?

    On May 15, 2015, the New Jersey Department of Environmental 
Protection (NJDEP) requested that the EPA approve revisions to the New 
Jersey title V Operating Permit Program; the EPA proposed to approve 
those revisions on June 24, 2016 (81 FR 41283). The revisions consisted 
of amendments to sections 22.1 and 22.31 of New Jersey's Operating 
Permits Rule, codified at Title 7 of the New Jersey Administrative 
Code, Chapter 27, Subchapter 22, that updated the fees paid for certain 
permitting activities for major facilities, including application fees 
for significant modifications and fees to authorize general operating 
permit registration and operation of used oil space heaters. As 
discussed further in the June 24, 2016 proposed rule, the revisions 
help NJ raise additional fees to cover its permit program costs, as 
required by CAA title V. These revisions were adopted by the State on 
December 29, 2014, and became effective on February 27, 2015. For a 
detailed discussion on the content of the relevant revisions to New 
Jersey's Operating Permits Rule, the reader is referred to the EPA's 
June 24, 2016 proposed rule and the public docket.

II. What comments did the EPA receive in response to its proposal?

    In response to the EPA's June 24, 2016, proposed rulemaking action, 
the EPA received no comments.

III. What is the EPA's conclusion?

    The EPA has evaluated New Jersey's submittal for consistency with 
the Act, EPA regulations, and EPA policy. The EPA has determined that 
the revisions to Subchapter 22, New Jersey's Operating Permits Rule 
meet the requirements of title V of the CAA and its implementing 
regulations codified at title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, 
part 70. Therefore, the EPA is approving the subject revisions.

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This action merely approves state law as meeting federal 
requirements and imposes no 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 Order 
12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993);
     Does not impose an information collection burden under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (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 CAA; 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, this rule does not have tribal implications as specified 
by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the 
program is not approved to apply in Indian country located in the 
state, and the EPA notes that it will not 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. 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 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 27, 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 which approves the May 15, 2015 program revision 
submittal by the State of New Jersey as a revision to the New Jersey 
Operating Permits Program may not be challenged later in proceedings to 
enforce its requirements. See CAA section 307(b)(2).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 70

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental 
relations, Operating permits, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

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

    Dated: October 18, 2016.
Judith A. Enck,
Regional Administrator, Region 2.

    Part 70, chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is 
amended as follows:

PART 70--STATE OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAMS

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1. The authority citation for part 70 continues to read as follows:

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

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2. Appendix A to part 70 is amended by adding paragraph (e) in the 
entry for New Jersey to read as follows:

Appendix A to Part 70--Approval Status of State and Local Operating 
Permit Programs

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New Jersey

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    (e) The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 
submitted program revisions on May 15, 2015; the revisions related 
to fees imposed in connection with the permitting of major sources 
are approved effective November 28, 2016.
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