Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Direct Final Rule for the Approval of an Alternative Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standard; Withdrawal, 54300-54301 [2017-24889]

Download as PDF 54300 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R07–OAR–2017–0267; FRL–9970–98– Region 7] Approval of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa; Elements of the Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS); Withdrawal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule. Due to an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the direct final rule for Approval of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa; Elements of the Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2017. Infrastructure SIPs address the applicable requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110, which requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each new or revised NAAQS promulgated by the EPA. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ‘‘infrastructure’’ SIPs. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state’s air quality management program are adequate to meet the state’s responsibilities under the CAA. DATES: As of November 17, 2017, the direct final rule published on September 29, 2017 (82 FR 45497), is withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Hamilton Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219 at 913–551–7039, or by email at hamilton.heather@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP). In the direct final rule published on September 29, 2017, (82 FR 45497), we stated that if we received adverse comment by October 30, 2017, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA received an adverse comment. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on September 29, 2017 (82 FR 45550). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 Dated: November 8, 2017. Cathy Stepp, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 7. PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS AGENCY: SUMMARY: Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, sulfur dioxide, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Accordingly, the direct final rule amending 40 CFR 52.820 published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2017 (82 FR 45497), is withdrawn. ■ [FR Doc. 2017–24903 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R07–OAR–2017–0512; FRL–9971–00Region 7] Approval of Kansas Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Construction Permits and Approvals Program; Withdrawal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule. AGENCY: Due to an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the direct final rule for Approval of Kansas Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Construction Permits and Approvals Program, published in the Federal Register on September 21, 2017. Kansas’s SIP revisions included revisions to Kansas’ construction permit rules. Specifically, these revisions implemented the revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter; clarified and refined applicable criteria for sources subject to the construction permitting program; updated the construction permitting program fee structure and schedule; and made minor revisions and corrections. DATES: As of November 17, 2017, the direct final rule published at 82 FR 44103, on September 21, 2017, is withdrawn. (913) 551–7164, or by email at Bredehoft.Deborah@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to adverse comments, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve revisions to the Kansas State Implementation Plan (SIP). In the direct final rule published on September 21, 2017 (82 FR 44103), we stated that if we received adverse comment by October 23, 2017, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA received adverse comments. EPA will address the comments in a subsequent action. 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: November 8, 2017. Cathy Stepp, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 7. PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS Accordingly, the amendment to 40 CFR 52.870 published in the Federal Register on September 21, 2017 (82 FR 44103), on page 44105 is withdrawn. ■ [FR Doc. 2017–24894 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Bredehoft, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219 at PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2017–0394; FRL–9970–69– Region 3] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Direct Final Rule for the Approval of an Alternative Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standard; Withdrawal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule. AGENCY: Due to adverse comments received, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the August 28, 2017 direct final rule that approved a revision to the Maryland state implementation plan (SIP) to incorporate by reference a Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) order that establishes an alternative volatile organic compound (VOC) emission standard for National Gypsum SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17NOR1.SGM 17NOR1 rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Company (NGC) to ensure that it remains a minor VOC source. EPA stated in the direct final rule that if EPA received adverse comments by September 27, 2017, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received one adverse comment. EPA will address the comment received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on August 28, 2017. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. DATES: As of November 17, 2017, the direct final rule published at 82 FR 40715, August 28, 2017, is withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Becoat, (215) 814 2036, or by email at becoat.gregory@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 24, 2016, MDE submitted a formal revision to the Maryland SIP. The SIP revision consisted of a request to incorporate by reference a MDE departmental order that establishes an alternative VOC emission standard for NGC as it appears in the permit-toconstruct conditions issued by MDE in order to ensure that it remains a minor stationary source of VOCs. The alternative VOC emissions limit of 195 pounds per operating day with at least a 99% overall VOC control efficiency will achieve a stringent emissions discharge reduction and is more stringent than any established standard for reasonably available control technology (RACT) for major stationary sources of VOCs in Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.11.19. Under COMAR 26.11.06.06E—‘‘Exceptions,’’ a source may request an exception to a VOC emissions limit from MDE if the source is not subject to new source review (NSR) and if the source is unable to comply with COMAR 26.11.06.06B— ‘‘Control of VOC from Installations.’’ In the direct final rule published on August 28, 2017 (82 FR 40715), EPA stated that if EPA received adverse comments by September 27, 2017, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received one adverse comment from an anonymous commenter. As a result of the comment received, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule approving the revision to the Maryland SIP that incorporates by reference a MDE order establishing a VOC emission standard for NGC. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Ozone, Reporting and VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. Dated: October 31, 2017. Cosmo Servidio, Regional Administrator, Region III. Accordingly, the amendment to § 52.1070(d) published on August 28, 2017 (82 FR 40715), which were to become effective November 27, 2017, are withdrawn. ■ [FR Doc. 2017–24889 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 73 [MB Docket No. 17–187; RM–11792; DA 17– 1062] Television Broadcasting Services; Anchorage, Alaska Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Commission grants the request by Gray Television License, LLC (Gray) to substitute channel 7 for channel 5 for station KYES–TV, Anchorage, Alaska. Gray filed comments reaffirming its interest in the proposed channel substitution and stating that if the proposal is granted, it will promptly file an application for the facilities specified in the rulemaking petition and construct the station. As Gray explained in its petition, the antenna currently used by KYES–TV is a repurposed analog antenna the previous station owner built which provides an inefficient signal. In addition, the current remote transmission site does not have a generator and KYES–TV goes silent when there is a power outage. By moving to sister station KTUU’s location, and operating with an existing modern broadband antenna on a highVHF channel, the station will be able to deliver an improved signal. Gray will also add the KYES–TV signal to the translator network used by KTUU, which will reduce most of the loss of service that would result from the proposed move, which will serve the public interest. DATES: This rule is effective December 18, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joyce Bernstein, Joyce.Bernstein@ fcc.gov, Media Bureau, (202) 418–1647. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission’s Order, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 54301 MB Docket No. 17–187, adopted October 31, 2017, and released October 31, 2017. The full text of this document is available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC’s Reference Information Center at Portals II, CY–A257, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. This document will also be available via ECFS (http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/). To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202–418–0530 (voice), 202–418–0432 (tty). This document does not contain information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any information collection burden ‘‘for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees,’’ pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107–198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4). Provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, see 5 U.S.C. 601–612, do not apply to this proceeding. The Commission will send a copy of this Report and Order in a report to be sent to Congress and the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A). List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73 Television. Federal Communications Commission. Barbara A. Kreisman, Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau. Final Rule For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission amends 47 CFR part 73 as follows: PART 73—RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES 1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 309, 310, 334 336, and 339. § 73.622 [Amended] 2. Section 73.622(i), the PostTransition Table of DTV Allotments under Alaska is amended by removing channel 5 and adding channel 7 at Anchorage. ■ [FR Doc. 2017–24944 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P E:\FR\FM\17NOR1.SGM 17NOR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R03-OAR-2017-0394; FRL-9970-69-Region 3]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Maryland; Direct Final Rule for the Approval of an Alternative Volatile 
Organic Compound Emission Standard; Withdrawal

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: Due to adverse comments received, the Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the August 28, 2017 direct final rule that 
approved a revision to the Maryland state implementation plan (SIP) to 
incorporate by reference a Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) 
order that establishes an alternative volatile organic compound (VOC) 
emission standard for National Gypsum

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Company (NGC) to ensure that it remains a minor VOC source. EPA stated 
in the direct final rule that if EPA received adverse comments by 
September 27, 2017, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. 
EPA subsequently received one adverse comment. EPA will address the 
comment received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed 
action also published on August 28, 2017. EPA will not institute a 
second comment period on this action.

DATES: As of November 17, 2017, the direct final rule published at 82 
FR 40715, August 28, 2017, is withdrawn.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Becoat, (215) 814 2036, or by 
email at becoat.gregory@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 24, 2016, MDE submitted a formal 
revision to the Maryland SIP. The SIP revision consisted of a request 
to incorporate by reference a MDE departmental order that establishes 
an alternative VOC emission standard for NGC as it appears in the 
permit-to-construct conditions issued by MDE in order to ensure that it 
remains a minor stationary source of VOCs. The alternative VOC 
emissions limit of 195 pounds per operating day with at least a 99% 
overall VOC control efficiency will achieve a stringent emissions 
discharge reduction and is more stringent than any established standard 
for reasonably available control technology (RACT) for major stationary 
sources of VOCs in Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.11.19. Under 
COMAR 26.11.06.06E--``Exceptions,'' a source may request an exception 
to a VOC emissions limit from MDE if the source is not subject to new 
source review (NSR) and if the source is unable to comply with COMAR 
26.11.06.06B--``Control of VOC from Installations.'' In the direct 
final rule published on August 28, 2017 (82 FR 40715), EPA stated that 
if EPA received adverse comments by September 27, 2017, the rule would 
be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received one adverse 
comment from an anonymous commenter.
    As a result of the comment received, EPA is withdrawing the direct 
final rule approving the revision to the Maryland SIP that incorporates 
by reference a MDE order establishing a VOC emission standard for NGC.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile 
organic compounds.

    Dated: October 31, 2017.
Cosmo Servidio,
Regional Administrator, Region III.

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Accordingly, the amendment to Sec.  52.1070(d) published on August 28, 
2017 (82 FR 40715), which were to become effective November 27, 2017, 
are withdrawn.

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