Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, Utah/Idaho PM2.5, 15683-15684 [2017-06311]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 60 / Thursday, March 30, 2017 / Proposed Rules to adopt specific enforceable measures by a date certain, but not later than 1 year from the date of approval. If EPA conditionally approves the commitment in a final rulemaking action, the State must meet its commitment to submit an update to its PSD program that fully remedies the deficiencies mentioned above under element C. If the State fails to do so, this action will become a disapproval one year from the date of final approval. EPA will notify the State by letter that this action has occurred. At that time, this commitment will no longer be a part of the approved Vermont SIP. EPA subsequently will publish a document in the Federal Register notifying the public that the conditional approval automatically converted to a disapproval. If the State meets its commitment, within the applicable time frame, the conditionally approved submission will remain a part of the SIP until EPA takes final action approving or disapproving the new submittal. If EPA disapproves the new submittal, the conditionally approved infrastructure SIP elements for all affected pollutants will be disapproved. In addition, a final disapproval triggers the Federal Implementation Plan requirement under section 110(c). If EPA approves the new submittal, the PSD program and relevant infrastructure SIP elements will be fully approved and replace the conditionally approved program in the SIP. Additionally, we are proposing to update the 40 CFR 52.2371 classifications for two of Vermont’s air quality control regions for sulfur dioxide based on recent air quality monitoring data collected by the state, which removes state’s infrastructure SIP contingency plan obligation for sulfur dioxide. EPA is soliciting public comments on the issues discussed in this proposal or on other relevant matters. These comments will be considered before EPA takes final action. Interested parties may participate in the Federal rulemaking procedure by submitting written comments to the EPA New England Regional Office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this Federal Register, or by submitting comments electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier following the directions in the ADDRESSES section of this Federal Register. VI. Incorporation by Reference In this rule, EPA is proposing to include in a final EPA rule regulatory text that includes incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 51.5, EPA is proposing to incorporate by reference VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Mar 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 two Vermont statutes and one Vermont Executive Order, all referenced in Section V above. EPA has made, and will continue to make, these documents generally available electronically through www.regulations.gov and/or in hard copy at the appropriate EPA office (see the ADDRESSES section of this preamble for more information). 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 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 Clean Air Act. 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 application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the Clean Air Act; and • does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 15683 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, 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). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds. Dated: March 16, 2017. Deborah A. Szaro, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA New England. [FR Doc. 2017–06206 Filed 3–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R10–OAR–2015–0067; FRL–9960–99– Region 10] Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for the Idaho Portion of the Logan, Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area; Proposed Further Delay of Effective Date 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 for up to 90 days. DATES: Written comments on the proposed rule must be received by April 6, 2017. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MRP1.SGM 30MRP1 15684 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 60 / Thursday, March 30, 2017 / Proposed Rules 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. ADDRESSES: 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. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Mar 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 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.’’ The EPA subsequently proposed (82 FR 11517) and then finalized (82 FR 14463) an action on March 21, 2017 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 of up to 90 days to give Agency officials the opportunity to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 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 no later than July 19, 2017. The EPA solicits comment only on its proposal to further delay the effective date and the length of the delay 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: March 24, 2017. Michelle L. Pirzadeh, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10. [FR Doc. 2017–06311 Filed 3–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\30MRP1.SGM 30MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 60 (Thursday, March 30, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 15683-15684]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-06311]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R10-OAR-2015-0067; FRL-9960-99-Region 10]


Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for 
the Idaho Portion of the Logan, Utah/Idaho PM2.5 Nonattainment Area; 
Proposed Further Delay of Effective Date

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 for up to 90 days.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed rule must be received by April 
6, 2017.

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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.'' The EPA subsequently proposed (82 FR 
11517) and then finalized (82 FR 14463) an action on March 21, 2017 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 of up to 90 days 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 no later than July 19, 2017.
    The EPA solicits comment only on its proposal to further delay the 
effective date and the length of the delay 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: March 24, 2017.
Michelle L. Pirzadeh,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10.
[FR Doc. 2017-06311 Filed 3-29-17; 8:45 am]
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