Proposed Further Delay of Effective Date for Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, Utah/Idaho PM2.5, 11517 [2017-03577]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Proposed Rules ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R10–OAR–2015–0067; FRL–9959–63– Region 10] Proposed Further Delay of Effective Date for Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area Published by the Environmental Protection Agency on January 4, 2017 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule; further delay of effective date. AGENCY: In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,’’ and the Federal Register document published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) on January 26, 2017, the EPA is proposing to further delay the effective date for Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area until April 20, 2017. DATES: Written comments on the proposed rule must be received by March 3, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID EPA–R10–OAR– 2015–0067, online at www.regulations.gov. For comments submitted at www.regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from www.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 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, please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. For the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:23 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: On January 26, 2017, the EPA published a document in the Federal Register entitled ‘‘Delay of Effective Date for 30 Final Regulations Published by the Environmental Protection Agency Between October 28, 2016 and January 17, 2017’’ (82 FR 8499). In that document, the EPA delayed the effective date of Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area to March 21, 2017, as requested in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review’’ (January 20 Memo). That memo directed the heads of Executive Departments and Agencies to temporarily postpone for 60 days from the date of the January 20 Memo the effective dates of all regulations that had been published in the Federal Register but had not yet taken effect. The January 20 Memo also states: ‘‘Where appropriate and as permitted by applicable law, [agencies] should consider proposing for notice and comment a rule to delay the effective date for regulations beyond that 60-day period.’’ In this document, the EPA is proposing to further delay the effective date for Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area until April 20, 2017. The EPA is proposing this additional delay to give Agency officials the opportunity to decide whether they would like to conduct a substantive review of this rule. If Agency officials decide to conduct a substantive review of Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area, the EPA will take appropriate actions to conduct such a review, including, but not limited to, issuing a document in the Federal Register addressing any further delays of the effective date of Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area or extensions of compliances dates in the rule. If Agency officials decide not to conduct a substantive review of PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 11517 Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area, it will become effective on April 20, 2017. The EPA solicits comment only on its proposal to further delay the effective date of Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area. The EPA is not soliciting and will not consider comments on any other aspect of the rule itself. Dated: February 16, 2017. Michelle Pirzadeh, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10. [FR Doc. 2017–03577 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R04–OAR–2016–0615; FRL–9959–08– Region 4] Air Plan Approval; TN: Noninterference Demonstration for Federal Low-Reid Vapor Pressure Requirement in Middle Tennessee Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee, submitted through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), on November 21, 2016. This SIP revision was submitted in support of the State’s request that EPA change the federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) requirements for Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties (hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Middle Tennessee Area’’ or ‘‘Area’’). Tennessee’s November 21, 2016, SIP submittal revises its maintenance plan for the Middle Tennessee Area for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) and demonstrates that relaxing the federal RVP requirements in this Area would not interfere with the Area’s ability to meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). Specifically, Tennessee’s SIP revision concludes that relaxing the federal RVP requirement from 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) to 9.0 psi for gasoline sold between June 1 and September 15 of each year in the Area would not interfere with attainment or maintenance of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24FEP1.SGM 24FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 36 (Friday, February 24, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R10-OAR-2015-0067; FRL-9959-63-Region 10]


Proposed Further Delay of Effective Date for Partial Approval and 
Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the 
Logan, Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area Published by the 
Environmental Protection Agency on January 4, 2017

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; further delay of effective date.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in 
the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President 
and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' and 
the Federal Register document published by the Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA or Agency) on January 26, 2017, the EPA is proposing to 
further delay the effective date for Partial Approval and Partial 
Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, 
Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area until April 20, 2017.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed rule must be received by March 
3, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID EPA-R10-OAR-
2015-0067, online at www.regulations.gov. For comments submitted at 
www.regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from 
www.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 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, please contact the person 
identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. For 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: On January 26, 2017, the EPA published a 
document in the Federal Register entitled ``Delay of Effective Date for 
30 Final Regulations Published by the Environmental Protection Agency 
Between October 28, 2016 and January 17, 2017'' (82 FR 8499). In that 
document, the EPA delayed the effective date of Partial Approval and 
Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the 
Logan, Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area to March 21, 
2017, as requested in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the 
Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory 
Freeze Pending Review'' (January 20 Memo). That memo directed the heads 
of Executive Departments and Agencies to temporarily postpone for 60 
days from the date of the January 20 Memo the effective dates of all 
regulations that had been published in the Federal Register but had not 
yet taken effect.
    The January 20 Memo also states: ``Where appropriate and as 
permitted by applicable law, [agencies] should consider proposing for 
notice and comment a rule to delay the effective date for regulations 
beyond that 60-day period.'' In this document, the EPA is proposing to 
further delay the effective date for Partial Approval and Partial 
Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, 
Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area until April 20, 2017. 
The EPA is proposing this additional delay to give Agency officials the 
opportunity to decide whether they would like to conduct a substantive 
review of this rule. If Agency officials decide to conduct a 
substantive review of Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of 
Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, Utah/Idaho 
PM2.5 Nonattainment Area, the EPA will take appropriate 
actions to conduct such a review, including, but not limited to, 
issuing a document in the Federal Register addressing any further 
delays of the effective date of Partial Approval and Partial 
Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, 
Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area or extensions of 
compliances dates in the rule. If Agency officials decide not to 
conduct a substantive review of Partial Approval and Partial 
Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, 
Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area, it will become 
effective on April 20, 2017.
    The EPA solicits comment only on its proposal to further delay the 
effective date of Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of 
Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, Utah/Idaho 
PM2.5 Nonattainment Area. The EPA is not soliciting and will 
not consider comments on any other aspect of the rule itself.

    Dated: February 16, 2017.
Michelle Pirzadeh,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10.
[FR Doc. 2017-03577 Filed 2-23-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6560-50-P