Air Plan Approval; Georgia; Atlanta; Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard, 14670-14671 [2017-05461]

Download as PDF 14670 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / Proposed Rules 0120, 0130, 0140, 0150, 0200, 0210, 0220, 0230, 0430); • Division 240—Rules for Areas with Unique Air Quality Needs (0170, 0230, 0310); • Division 242—Rules Applicable to the Portland Areas (0700, 0710, 0720, 0730, 0740, 0750, 0760, 0770, 0780, 0790); and • Division 264—Rules for Open Burning (0190). D. Rules Not Approved For the reasons stated above, we are not approving the following revised provisions submitted by Oregon because they are inconsistent with CAA requirements, or because they are inappropriate for SIP approval under section 110, title I of the CAA: • Division 200—General Air Pollution Procedures and Definitions (0050) (compliance schedules); • Division 214—Stationary Source Reporting Requirements (0300 introductory sentence related to NSPS and NESHAPs); • Division 222—Stationary Source Plant Site Emission Limits (0060) (hazardous air pollutants); • Division 224—New Source Review (0510(3)) (PM2.5 inter-pollutant offset ratios); and • Division 234—Emission Standards for Wood Products Industries (0010(8) and (10), 0210(1), 0220(2), 0240(1), 0250 (1) and (2)) (total reduced sulfur and odor). V. Incorporation by Reference In this rule, we are proposing to include in a final rule regulatory text that includes incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 51.5, we are proposing to incorporate by reference the provisions described above in Section IV. Proposed Action. The EPA has made, and will continue to make, these documents generally available electronically through http:// www.regulations.gov and/or in hard copy at the appropriate EPA office (see the ADDRESSES section of this preamble for more information). jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS VI. Oregon Notice Provision Oregon Revised Statute 468.126 prohibits the ODEQ from imposing a penalty for violation of an air, water or solid waste permit unless the source has been provided five days’ advanced written notice of the violation and has not come into compliance or submitted a compliance schedule within that fiveday period. By its terms, the statute does not apply to Oregon’s title V program or to any program if application of the notice provision would disqualify the VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:55 Mar 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 program from federal delegation. Oregon has previously confirmed that, because application of the notice provision would preclude EPA approval of the Oregon SIP, no advance notice is required for violation of SIP requirements. VII. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under the CAA, 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, the EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, this proposed 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 proposed 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 (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 this action does not involve technical standards; 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). PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 The SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where the 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. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: March 9, 2017. Michelle L. Pirzadeh, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA Region 10. [FR Doc. 2017–05463 Filed 3–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R04–OAR–2015–0248; FRL–9957–88– Region 4] Air Plan Approval; Georgia; Atlanta; Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the portion of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Georgia, through Georgia Environmental Protection Division on February 6, 2015, addressing the nonattainment new source review requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards for the Atlanta, Georgia 2008 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Atlanta Area’’). The Atlanta Area is comprised of 15 counties in Atlanta (Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding, and Rockdale). This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act and its implementing regulations. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 21, 2017. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22MRP1.SGM 22MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / Proposed Rules Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R04– OAR–2015–0248 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 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. Dated: March 7, 2017. V. Anne Heard, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUMMARY: ADDRESSES: Kelly Sheckler of the 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. Mrs. Sheckler can be reached by telephone at (404) 562–9222 or via electronic mail at sheckler.kelly@epa.gov. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the NNSR portion of Georgia’s February 6, 2015 SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all adverse comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:55 Mar 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2017–05461 Filed 3–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Parts 523, 531, 533, 536 and 537 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 86 Notice of Intention To Reconsider the Final Determination of the Mid-Term Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Year 2022–2025 Light Duty Vehicles Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: EPA announces its intention to reconsider the Final Determination of the Mid-Term Evaluation of greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for model year (MY) 2022–2025 light-duty vehicles and to coordinate its reconsideration with the parallel process to be undertaken by the DOT’s NHTSA regarding Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for cars and light trucks for the same model years. DATES: March 22, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Charmley, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fuel Emissions Laboratory/OAR, 2565 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, telephone (734) 214–4466. Email: charmley.william@epa.gov and Rebecca Schade, Office of the Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (202) 366–2992. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By this notice, EPA announces its intention to reconsider its Final Determination of the Mid-Term Evaluation of GHG standards for MY 2022–2025 light-duty vehicles. The EPA has inherent authority to reconsider past decisions and to revise, replace or repeal a decision to the extent permitted by law and supported by a reasoned explanation. FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., 556 U.S. 502, PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 14671 515 (2009). In 2012, EPA committed to continuing to coordinate development of its Clean Air Act (CAA) section 202(a)(1) (42 U.S.C. 7521(a)) emission standards with NHTSA’s development of CAFE standards for light-duty vehicles, but did not do so in development and publication of EPA’s January 12, 2017 Midterm Evaluation of standards conducted under 40 CFR 86.1818–12(h) of EPA’s regulations. EPA now announces it will reconsider that determination in coordination with NHTSA. The Mid-Term Evaluation was established to review standards set in a 2012 joint rulemaking by the EPA and NHTSA, which set federal GHG emissions and CAFE standards for MY 2017 and beyond for light-duty vehicles. 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Final Rule, 77 FR 62624 (Oct. 15, 2012). These standards, codified for EPA at 40 CFR 86.1818–12, apply to passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles (i.e., sport utility vehicles, cross-over utility vehicles and light trucks), collectively referred to in this notice as light-duty vehicles. The EPA and NHTSA finalized separate sets of standards under their respective statutory authorities. EPA set GHG standards (including standards for emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide, methane and air conditioning refrigerants) for MY 2017– 2025 passenger cars and light-trucks under section 202(a) of the CAA. NHTSA sets national CAFE standards under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 (49 U.S.C. 32902). NHTSA set final CAFE standards for MY 2017–2021 light-duty vehicles and issued augural standards for MYs 2022–2025. The 2012 rulemaking establishing these standards included a regulatory requirement for the EPA to conduct a Mid-Term Evaluation of the GHG standards established for MYs 2022– 2025. 77 FR 62625 (October 15, 2012), codified at 40 CFR 86.1818–12(h). In July 2016, EPA, NHTSA, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released for public comment a jointly prepared Draft Technical Assessment Report, which examined a range of issues relevant to GHG emissions and CAFE standards for MYs 2022–2025. 81 FR 49217 (July 27, 2016). In November, 2016, EPA issued a proposed determination for the Mid-Term Evaluation. 81 FR 87927 (Dec. 6, 2016). On January 12, 2017, the EPA E:\FR\FM\22MRP1.SGM 22MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 54 (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R04-OAR-2015-0248; FRL-9957-88-Region 4]


Air Plan Approval; Georgia; Atlanta; Requirements for the 2008 8-
Hour Ozone Standard

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
approve the portion of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision 
submitted by the State of Georgia, through Georgia Environmental 
Protection Division on February 6, 2015, addressing the nonattainment 
new source review requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national 
ambient air quality standards for the Atlanta, Georgia 2008 8-hour 
ozone nonattainment area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Atlanta 
Area''). The Atlanta Area is comprised of 15 counties in Atlanta 
(Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, 
Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding, and Rockdale). This 
action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act and its 
implementing regulations.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 21, 2017.

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ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R04-
OAR-2015-0248 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 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: Kelly Sheckler of the 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. Mrs. Sheckler can be reached by telephone at (404) 562-9222 
or via electronic mail at sheckler.kelly@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Final Rules section of this Federal 
Register, EPA is approving the NNSR portion of Georgia's February 6, 
2015 SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because 
the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates 
no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth 
in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in 
response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA 
receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and 
all adverse comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final 
rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second 
comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting 
on this document should do so at this time.

    Dated: March 7, 2017.
V. Anne Heard,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.
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