Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Redesignation of the Columbus, Ohio Area to Attainment of the 2008 Ozone Standard, 93631-93633 [2016-30470]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 5. In § 52.1167, Table 52.1167 is amended by adding a state citation for conflict of interest law at the end of the table to read as follows: ■ 93631 § 52.1167 EPA-approved Massachusetts State regulations. * * * * * TABLE 52.1167—EPA-APPROVED RULES AND REGULATIONS [See Notes at end of Table] State citation Title/subject Date submitted by State * M.G.L. c. 268A, sections 6 and 6A. * Conduct of Public Officials and Employees. * June 6, 2014 .... Date approved by EPA Federal Register citation * 12/21/16 * [Insert Federal Register citation]. 52.1120(c) 147 Comments/unapproved sections * * Approved Section 6: Financial interest of state employee, relative or associates; disclosure, and Section 6A: Conflict of interest of public official; reporting requirement. Notes: 1. This table lists regulations adopted as of 1972. It does not depict regulatory requirements which may have been part of the Federal SIP before this date. 2. The regulations are effective statewide unless otherwise stated in comments or title section. [FR Doc. 2016–30466 Filed 12–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81 [EPA–R05–OAR–2016–0372; FRL–9956–59– Region 5] Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Redesignation of the Columbus, Ohio Area to Attainment of the 2008 Ozone Standard Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finding that the Columbus, Ohio area is attaining the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) and redesignating the area to attainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS because the area meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). The Columbus area includes Delaware, Fairfield, Knox, Licking, and Mason Counties. EPA is also approving, as a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP), the state’s plan for maintaining the 2008 ozone standard through 2030 in the Columbus area. Finally, EPA finds adequate and is approving the state’s 2020 and 2030 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Columbus area. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) submitted the SIP revision asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Dec 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 and redesignation request on June 16, 2016. DATES: This final rule is effective December 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R05–OAR–2016–0372. All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., 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 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: Kathleen D’Agostino, Environmental Scientist, Attainment Planning and Maintenance Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886–1767, dagostino.kathleen@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. I. What is being addressed in this document? This rule takes action on the June 16, 2016, submission from Ohio EPA requesting redesignation of the Columbus area to attainment for the 2008 ozone standard. The background PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 for today’s action is discussed in detail in EPA’s proposal, dated September 28, 2016 (81 FR 66578). In that rulemaking, we noted that, under EPA regulations at 40 CFR part 50, the 2008 ozone NAAQS is attained in an area when the 3-year average of the annual fourth highest daily maximum 8-hour average concentration is equal to or less than 0.075 ppm, when truncated after the thousandth decimal place, at all of the ozone monitoring sites in the area. (See 40 CFR 50.15 and appendix P to 40 CFR part 50.) Under the CAA, EPA may redesignate nonattainment areas to attainment if sufficient complete, quality-assured data are available to determine that the area has attained the standard and if it meets the other CAA redesignation requirements in section 107(d)(3)(E). The proposed rule, dated September 28, 2016, provides a detailed discussion of how Ohio has met these CAA requirements. As discussed in the proposed rule, quality-assured and certified monitoring data for 2013–2015 and preliminary data for 2016 show that the Columbus area has attained and continues to attain the 2008 ozone standard. In the maintenance plan submitted for the area, Ohio has demonstrated that the ozone standard will be maintained in the area through 2030. Finally, Ohio has adopted 2020 and 2030 VOC and NOX MVEBs for the Columbus area that are supported by Ohio’s maintenance demonstration. II. What comments did we receive on the proposed rule? EPA provided a 30-day review and comment period for the September 28, 2016, proposed rule. The comment E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM 21DER1 93632 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES period ended on October 28, 2016. During the comment period, comments in support of the action were submitted on behalf of the Ohio Utility Group and its member companies. We received no adverse comments on the proposed rule. III. What action is EPA taking? EPA is determining that the Columbus nonattainment area is attaining the 2008 ozone standard, based on qualityassured and certified monitoring data for 2013–2015 and that the Ohio portion of this area has met the requirements for redesignation under section 107(d)(3)(E) of the CAA. EPA is thus changing the legal designation of the Columbus area from nonattainment to attainment for the 2008 ozone standard. EPA is also approving, as a revision to the Ohio SIP, the state’s maintenance plan for the area. The maintenance plan is designed to keep the Columbus area in attainment of the 2008 ozone NAAQS through 2030. Finally, EPA finds adequate and is approving the newly-established 2020 and 2030 MVEBs for the Columbus area. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(d), EPA finds there is good cause for these actions to become effective immediately upon publication. This is because a delayed effective date is unnecessary due to the nature of a redesignation to attainment, which relieves the area from certain CAA requirements that would otherwise apply to it. The immediate effective date for this action is authorized under both 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(1), which provides that rulemaking actions may become effective less than 30 days after publication if the rule ‘‘grants or recognizes an exemption or relieves a restriction,’’ and section 553(d)(3), which allows an effective date less than 30 days after publication ‘‘as otherwise provided by the agency for good cause found and published with the rule.’’ The purpose of the 30-day waiting period prescribed in section 553(d) is to give affected parties a reasonable time to adjust their behavior and prepare before the final rule takes effect. Today’s rule, however, does not create any new regulatory requirements such that affected parties would need time to prepare before the rule takes effect. Rather, today’s rule relieves the state of planning requirements for this ozone nonattainment area. For these reasons, EPA finds good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) for these actions to become effective on the date of publication of these actions. IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under the CAA, redesignation of an area to attainment and the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Dec 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 accompanying approval of a maintenance plan under section 107(d)(3)(E) are actions that affect the status of a geographical area and do not impose any additional regulatory requirements on sources beyond those imposed by state law. A redesignation to attainment does not in and of itself create any new requirements, but rather results in the applicability of requirements contained in the CAA for areas that have been redesignated to attainment. Moreover, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the CAA and applicable Federal regulations. 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: • 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 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, this rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because redesignation is an action that affects the status of a geographical area and does not impose any new regulatory requirements on tribes, impact any existing sources of air pollution on tribal lands, nor impair the maintenance of ozone national ambient air quality standards in tribal lands. 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 February 21, 2017. 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 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Oxides of nitrogen, Ozone, Volatile organic compounds. 40 CFR Part 81 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, Designations and E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM 21DER1 93633 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations classifications, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen oxides, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. 2. Section 52.1885 is amended by adding paragraph (pp)(2) to read as follows: ■ § 52.1885 Control strategy: Ozone. * Dated: December 5, 2016. Robert A. Kaplan, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5. Parts 52 and 81, 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. * * * * (pp) * * * (2) Approval—On June 16, 2016, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency submitted a request to redesignate the Columbus area to attainment of the 2008 ozone NAAQS. As part of the redesignation request, the State submitted a maintenance plan as required by section 175A of the Clean Air Act. Elements of the section 175 maintenance plan include a contingency plan and an obligation to submit a subsequent maintenance plan revision in eight years as required by the Clean Air Act. The 2020 motor vehicle emissions budgets for the Columbus area are 50.66 tons per summer day (TPSD) for VOC and 90.54 TPSD for NOX. The 2030 motor vehicle emissions budgets for the Columbus area are 44.31 TPSD for VOC and 85.13 TPSD for NOX. PART 81—DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES 3. The authority citation for part 81 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. 4. Section 81.336 is amended by revising the entry for Columbus, OH in the table entitled ‘‘Ohio—2008 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS (Primary and secondary)’’ to read as follows: ■ § 81.336 * * Ohio. * * * OHIO—2008—8-HOUR OZONE NAAQS [Primary and secondary] Designation Classification Designated area Date 1 * * Columbus, OH: 2 Delaware County, Fairfield County, Franklin County, Knox County, Licking County, Madison County. * 1 This * Type * * December 21, 2016 ... Attainment. * Date 1 Type * * * * * * * date is July 20, 2012, unless otherwise noted. Indian country located in each area, unless otherwise noted. 2 Excludes * * * * * [FR Doc. 2016–30470 Filed 12–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 750 [HQ–OPPT–2016–0525; FRL–9955–15] RIN 2070–AK28 Procedures for Rulemaking Under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act; Amendment Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES AGENCY: Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) provides EPA with several authorities for addressing risks from chemical substances and includes procedures that EPA must follow in doing so. EPA promulgated regulations shortly after TSCA was enacted to implement the procedural requirements for rulemaking SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Dec 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 under TSCA section 6 as they existed at that time. TSCA was recently amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 52 and 81

[EPA-R05-OAR-2016-0372; FRL-9956-59-Region 5]


Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Redesignation of the Columbus, Ohio Area 
to Attainment of the 2008 Ozone Standard

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finding that the 
Columbus, Ohio area is attaining the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air 
Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) and redesignating the area to 
attainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS because the area meets the 
statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA 
or Act). The Columbus area includes Delaware, Fairfield, Knox, Licking, 
and Mason Counties. EPA is also approving, as a revision to the Ohio 
State Implementation Plan (SIP), the state's plan for maintaining the 
2008 ozone standard through 2030 in the Columbus area. Finally, EPA 
finds adequate and is approving the state's 2020 and 2030 volatile 
organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) Motor 
Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Columbus area. The Ohio 
Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) submitted the SIP revision 
and redesignation request on June 16, 2016.

DATES: This final rule is effective December 21, 2016.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
No. EPA-R05-OAR-2016-0372. All documents in the docket are listed in 
the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, e.g., 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 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: Kathleen D'Agostino, Environmental 
Scientist, Attainment Planning and Maintenance Section, Air Programs 
Branch (AR-18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West 
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886-1767, 
dagostino.kathleen@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ``we,'' 
``us,'' or ``our'' is used, we mean EPA.

I. What is being addressed in this document?

    This rule takes action on the June 16, 2016, submission from Ohio 
EPA requesting redesignation of the Columbus area to attainment for the 
2008 ozone standard. The background for today's action is discussed in 
detail in EPA's proposal, dated September 28, 2016 (81 FR 66578). In 
that rulemaking, we noted that, under EPA regulations at 40 CFR part 
50, the 2008 ozone NAAQS is attained in an area when the 3-year average 
of the annual fourth highest daily maximum 8-hour average concentration 
is equal to or less than 0.075 ppm, when truncated after the thousandth 
decimal place, at all of the ozone monitoring sites in the area. (See 
40 CFR 50.15 and appendix P to 40 CFR part 50.) Under the CAA, EPA may 
redesignate nonattainment areas to attainment if sufficient complete, 
quality-assured data are available to determine that the area has 
attained the standard and if it meets the other CAA redesignation 
requirements in section 107(d)(3)(E). The proposed rule, dated 
September 28, 2016, provides a detailed discussion of how Ohio has met 
these CAA requirements.
    As discussed in the proposed rule, quality-assured and certified 
monitoring data for 2013-2015 and preliminary data for 2016 show that 
the Columbus area has attained and continues to attain the 2008 ozone 
standard. In the maintenance plan submitted for the area, Ohio has 
demonstrated that the ozone standard will be maintained in the area 
through 2030. Finally, Ohio has adopted 2020 and 2030 VOC and 
NOX MVEBs for the Columbus area that are supported by Ohio's 
maintenance demonstration.

II. What comments did we receive on the proposed rule?

    EPA provided a 30-day review and comment period for the September 
28, 2016, proposed rule. The comment

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period ended on October 28, 2016. During the comment period, comments 
in support of the action were submitted on behalf of the Ohio Utility 
Group and its member companies. We received no adverse comments on the 
proposed rule.

III. What action is EPA taking?

    EPA is determining that the Columbus nonattainment area is 
attaining the 2008 ozone standard, based on quality-assured and 
certified monitoring data for 2013-2015 and that the Ohio portion of 
this area has met the requirements for redesignation under section 
107(d)(3)(E) of the CAA. EPA is thus changing the legal designation of 
the Columbus area from nonattainment to attainment for the 2008 ozone 
standard. EPA is also approving, as a revision to the Ohio SIP, the 
state's maintenance plan for the area. The maintenance plan is designed 
to keep the Columbus area in attainment of the 2008 ozone NAAQS through 
2030. Finally, EPA finds adequate and is approving the newly-
established 2020 and 2030 MVEBs for the Columbus area.
    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(d), EPA finds there is good cause 
for these actions to become effective immediately upon publication. 
This is because a delayed effective date is unnecessary due to the 
nature of a redesignation to attainment, which relieves the area from 
certain CAA requirements that would otherwise apply to it. The 
immediate effective date for this action is authorized under both 5 
U.S.C. 553(d)(1), which provides that rulemaking actions may become 
effective less than 30 days after publication if the rule ``grants or 
recognizes an exemption or relieves a restriction,'' and section 
553(d)(3), which allows an effective date less than 30 days after 
publication ``as otherwise provided by the agency for good cause found 
and published with the rule.'' The purpose of the 30-day waiting period 
prescribed in section 553(d) is to give affected parties a reasonable 
time to adjust their behavior and prepare before the final rule takes 
effect. Today's rule, however, does not create any new regulatory 
requirements such that affected parties would need time to prepare 
before the rule takes effect. Rather, today's rule relieves the state 
of planning requirements for this ozone nonattainment area. For these 
reasons, EPA finds good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) for these 
actions to become effective on the date of publication of these 
actions.

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Under the CAA, redesignation of an area to attainment and the 
accompanying approval of a maintenance plan under section 107(d)(3)(E) 
are actions that affect the status of a geographical area and do not 
impose any additional regulatory requirements on sources beyond those 
imposed by state law. A redesignation to attainment does not in and of 
itself create any new requirements, but rather results in the 
applicability of requirements contained in the CAA for areas that have 
been redesignated to attainment. Moreover, the Administrator is 
required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions 
of the CAA and applicable Federal regulations. 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:
     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).
    In addition, 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, this rule does not have tribal implications as specified by 
Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because 
redesignation is an action that affects the status of a geographical 
area and does not impose any new regulatory requirements on tribes, 
impact any existing sources of air pollution on tribal lands, nor 
impair the maintenance of ozone national ambient air quality standards 
in tribal lands.
    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 February 21, 2017. 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

40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Intergovernmental relations, Oxides of nitrogen, Ozone, 
Volatile organic compounds.

40 CFR Part 81

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Air pollution control, Designations and

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classifications, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen oxides, Ozone, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: December 5, 2016.
Robert A. Kaplan,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.
    Parts 52 and 81, 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.

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2. Section 52.1885 is amended by adding paragraph (pp)(2) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  52.1885  Control strategy: Ozone.

* * * * *
    (pp) * * *
    (2) Approval--On June 16, 2016, the Ohio Environmental Protection 
Agency submitted a request to redesignate the Columbus area to 
attainment of the 2008 ozone NAAQS. As part of the redesignation 
request, the State submitted a maintenance plan as required by section 
175A of the Clean Air Act. Elements of the section 175 maintenance plan 
include a contingency plan and an obligation to submit a subsequent 
maintenance plan revision in eight years as required by the Clean Air 
Act. The 2020 motor vehicle emissions budgets for the Columbus area are 
50.66 tons per summer day (TPSD) for VOC and 90.54 TPSD for 
NOX. The 2030 motor vehicle emissions budgets for the 
Columbus area are 44.31 TPSD for VOC and 85.13 TPSD for NOX.

PART 81--DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES

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3. The authority citation for part 81 continues to read as follows:

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

0
4. Section 81.336 is amended by revising the entry for Columbus, OH in 
the table entitled ``Ohio--2008 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS (Primary and 
secondary)'' to read as follows:


Sec.  81.336   Ohio.

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                                         Ohio--2008--8-Hour Ozone NAAQS
                                             [Primary and secondary]
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Columbus, OH: \2\ Delaware        December 21, 2016.  Attainment........
 County, Fairfield County,
 Franklin County, Knox County,
 Licking County, Madison County.
 
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\1\ This date is July 20, 2012, unless otherwise noted.
\2\ Excludes Indian country located in each area, unless otherwise noted.

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