Air Plan Approval; GA: Emission Reduction Credits, 55511-55512 [2017-25193]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 22, 2017 / Rules and Regulations as stringent as the requirements at 40 CFR 51.165, as amended by the final rule titled ‘‘Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements’’ (SIP Requirements Rule), for ozone and its precursors.1 See 80 FR 12264 (March 6, 2015). Please see additional information provided in the direct final action published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2017 (82 FR 45475) and in the companion proposed rule which was also published on September 29, 2017 (82 FR 45547). In the DFR, we stated that if we received adverse comment by October 30, 2017, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received an adverse comment. As a result of the comment received, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule approving Maryland’s SIP revision related to NNSR requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone standard. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. Dated: November 9, 2017. Cosmo Servidio, Regional Administrator, Region III. Accordingly, the amendment to 40 CFR 52.1070(e) published on September 29, 2017 (82 FR 45475) is withdrawn as of November 22, 2017. ■ [FR Doc. 2017–25322 Filed 11–21–17; 8:45 am] ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 6560–50–P 1 The SIP Requirements Rule addresses a range of nonattainment area SIP requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS, including requirements pertaining to attainment demonstrations, reasonable further progress (RFP), reasonably available control technology, reasonably available control measures, major new source review, emission inventories, and the timing of SIP submissions and of compliance with emission control measures in the SIP. The rule also revokes the 1997 ozone NAAQS and establishes anti-backsliding requirements. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Nov 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 55511 [EPA–R03–OAR–2017–0396; FRL–9971–13– Region 3] base year inventory for the Baltimore, Maryland moderate nonattainment area for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS on October 3, 2017 (82 FR 45997). EPA will respond to the adverse comments in a separate final rulemaking action. Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; 2011 Base Year Inventory for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard for the Baltimore, Maryland Nonattainment Area; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule. AGENCY: Due to adverse comments received, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the October 3, 2017 direct final rule that approved a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland to add the 2011 base year inventory for the Baltimore, Maryland moderate nonattainment area for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) into Maryland’s SIP. EPA stated in the direct final rule that if EPA received adverse comments by November 2, 2017, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received adverse comments. EPA will address the comments received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed rulemaking action also published on October 3, 2017. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. DATES: The direct final rule published at 82 FR 45997, on October 3, 2017, is withdrawn as of November 22, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gavin Huang, (215) 814–2042, or by email at huang.gavin@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 20, 2016, the State of Maryland submitted the 2011 base year emission inventory through the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to meet the nonattainment requirements for moderate ozone nonattainment areas for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. In the direct final rule published on October 3, 2017 (82 FR 45997), EPA stated that if EPA received adverse comments by November 2, 2017, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received adverse comments from anonymous commenters. Because adverse comments were received, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule approving the revisions to the Maryland SIP that approves the 2011 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dated: November 9, 2017. Cosmo Servidio, Regional Administrator, Region III. Accordingly, the amendments to 40 CFR part 52 published on October 3, 2017 (82 FR 45997) are withdrawn as of November 22, 2017. ■ [FR Doc. 2017–25323 Filed 11–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R04–OAR–2009–0226; FRL–9971–12– Region 4] Air Plan Approval; GA: Emission Reduction Credits Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule. AGENCY: Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the September 25, 2017, direct final rule that would have approved changes to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) to revise the Emission Reduction Credits (ERC) regulation. EPA will address the comment in a separate final action based upon the proposed rulemaking action, also published on September 25, 2017. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. DATES: The direct final rule published at 82 FR 44519, on September 25, 2017, is withdrawn, effective November 22, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Lakeman, 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. Mr. Lakeman can be reached via telephone at (404) 562–9043 or via electronic mail at lakeman.sean@epa.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22NOR1.SGM 22NOR1 55512 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 22, 2017 / Rules and Regulations On September 25, 2017 (82 FR 44519), EPA published a direct final rule approving a SIP revision submitted by the State of Georgia to revise the State’s ERCs regulation. EPA took direct final action to approve portions of the September 15, 2008, submission that expands the eligibility for sources in Barrow County that can participate in the ERC Program, adds a provision for reevaluation of the Certificates of ERC, changes the administrative fees, and eliminates an exemption for certain types of ERCs. In the direct final rule, EPA explained that the Agency was publishing the rule without prior proposal because the Agency viewed the submittal as a noncontroversial SIP amendment and anticipated no adverse comments. Further, EPA explained that the Agency was publishing a separate document in the proposed rules section of the Federal Register to serve as the proposal to approve the SIP revision should an adverse comment be filed. EPA also noted that the rule would be effective generally 30 days after the close of the public comment period, without further notice unless the Agency received adverse comment by the close of the public comment period. EPA explained that if the Agency received such comments, then EPA would publish a document withdrawing the final rule and informing the public that the rule would not take effect. It was also explained that all public comments received would then be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule, and that EPA would not institute a second comment period on this action. EPA received adverse comments from a single Commenter on the direct final rule concerning how revisions are recorded in the CFR. EPA will address the comments in a separate final action based on the proposed action also published on September 25, 2017 (82 FR 44543). EPA will not open a second comment period for this action. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Incorporation by reference, Lead, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds. Dated: November 9, 2017. Onis ‘‘Trey’’ Glenn, III, Regional Administrator, Region 4. 16:22 Nov 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 [FR Doc. 2017–25193 Filed 11–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 635 [Docket No. 170605543–7999–02] RIN 0648–XF486 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2018 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule; fishing season notification. AGENCY: This final rule establishes the 2018 opening date for all Atlantic shark fisheries, including the fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. This final rule also establishes the quotas for the 2018 fishing season based on overand/or underharvests experienced during 2017 and previous fishing seasons. The large coastal shark (LCS) retention limit for directed shark limited access permit holders is 45 LCS other than sandbar sharks per trip in the Gulf of Mexico region and 25 LCS other than sandbar sharks per trip in the Atlantic region. These retention limits for directed shark limited access permit holders may decrease or increase during the year after considering the specified inseason action regulatory criteria to provide, to the extent practicable, equitable fishing opportunities for commercial shark fishermen in all regions and areas. These actions could affect fishing opportunities for commercial shark fishermen in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. DATES: This rule is effective on January 1, 2018. The 2018 Atlantic commercial shark fishing season opening dates and quotas are provided in Table 1 under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Management Division, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. SUMMARY: ´ Guy DuBeck, Karyl Brewster-Geisz, or Gray Redding at (301) 427–8503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Accordingly, the amendment to 40 CFR 52.570(c) published on September VerDate Sep<11>2014 25, 2017 (82 FR 44519), are withdrawn effective November 22, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Background The Atlantic commercial shark fisheries are managed under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and its amendments are implemented by regulations at 50 CFR part 635. For the Atlantic commercial shark fisheries, the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP and its amendments established, among other things, commercial shark retention limits, commercial quotas for species and management groups, accounting measures for under- and overharvests for the shark fisheries, and adaptive management measures such as flexible opening dates for the fishing season and inseason adjustments to shark trip limits, which provide management flexibility in furtherance of equitable fishing opportunities, to the extent practicable, for commercial shark fishermen in all regions and areas. On August 22, 2017 (82 FR 39735), NMFS published a proposed rule for the 2018 opening dates for the Atlantic commercial shark fisheries, commercial shark fishing quotas based on shark landings information reported as of July 14, 2017, and the commercial shark retention limits for each region and subregion. The August 2017 proposed rule (82 FR 39735; August 22, 2017) for the 2018 season contains details about the action that are not repeated here. The comment period on the proposed rule ended on September 21, 2017. During the comment period, NMFS received approximately 13 written and oral comments on the proposed rule. Those comments, along with the Agency’s responses, are summarized below. As further detailed in the Response to Comments section below, after considering all the comments, NMFS is opening the fishing seasons for all shark management groups on January 1, 2018, as proposed. For directed shark limited access permit holders, the blacktip, aggregated LCS, and hammerhead management groups in the entire Gulf of Mexico region will start the fishing season with a retention limit of 45 LCS other than sandbar sharks per vessel per trip, which is a change from the proposed rule’s retention limit of 50 LCS other than sandbar sharks per vessel per trip. The aggregated LCS and hammerhead shark management groups in the Atlantic region will start the fishing season with a retention limit of 25 LCS other than sandbar sharks per vessel per trip for directed shark limited access permit holders, as proposed. The retention limit for incidental shark E:\FR\FM\22NOR1.SGM 22NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 22, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 55511-55512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-25193]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R04-OAR-2009-0226; FRL-9971-12-Region 4]


Air Plan Approval; GA: Emission Reduction Credits

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the September 25, 2017, direct 
final rule that would have approved changes to the Georgia State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) to revise the Emission Reduction Credits 
(ERC) regulation. EPA will address the comment in a separate final 
action based upon the proposed rulemaking action, also published on 
September 25, 2017. EPA will not institute a second comment period on 
this action.

DATES: The direct final rule published at 82 FR 44519, on September 25, 
2017, is withdrawn, effective November 22, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Lakeman, 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. Mr. Lakeman can be reached via telephone at (404) 562-9043 
or via electronic mail at lakeman.sean@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 25, 2017 (82 FR 44519), EPA 
published a direct final rule approving a SIP revision submitted by the 
State of Georgia to revise the State's ERCs regulation. EPA took direct 
final action to approve portions of the September 15, 2008, submission 
that expands the eligibility for sources in Barrow County that can 
participate in the ERC Program, adds a provision for reevaluation of 
the Certificates of ERC, changes the administrative fees, and 
eliminates an exemption for certain types of ERCs.
    In the direct final rule, EPA explained that the Agency was 
publishing the rule without prior proposal because the Agency viewed 
the submittal as a non-controversial SIP amendment and anticipated no 
adverse comments. Further, EPA explained that the Agency was publishing 
a separate document in the proposed rules section of the Federal 
Register to serve as the proposal to approve the SIP revision should an 
adverse comment be filed. EPA also noted that the rule would be 
effective generally 30 days after the close of the public comment 
period, without further notice unless the Agency received adverse 
comment by the close of the public comment period. EPA explained that 
if the Agency received such comments, then EPA would publish a document 
withdrawing the final rule and informing the public that the rule would 
not take effect. It was also explained that all public comments 
received would then be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on 
the proposed rule, and that EPA would not institute a second comment 
period on this action.
    EPA received adverse comments from a single Commenter on the direct 
final rule concerning how revisions are recorded in the CFR. EPA will 
address the comments in a separate final action based on the proposed 
action also published on September 25, 2017 (82 FR 44543). EPA will not 
open a second comment period for this action.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, 
Incorporation by reference, Lead, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate 
matter, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: November 9, 2017.
Onis ``Trey'' Glenn, III,
Regional Administrator, Region 4.
    Accordingly, the amendment to 40 CFR 52.570(c) published on 
September 25, 2017 (82 FR 44519), are withdrawn effective November 22, 
2017.

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