Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Nonattainment New Source Review Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule, 55510-55511 [2017-25322]

Download as PDF 55510 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 22, 2017 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0573] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Chesapeake, VA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation; modification. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the I–64 (High Rise) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 7.1, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate routine maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position. DATES: The modified deviation is effective without actual notice from November 22, 2017 through 11 p.m. on December 3, 2017. For purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 11:01 p.m. on November 22, 2017, until November 22, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2017–0573] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH’’. Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this modified temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Mickey Sanders, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6587, email Mickey.D.Sanders2@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 26, 2017, the Coast Guard published a temporary deviation entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Chesapeake, VA’’ in the Federal Register (82 FR 44733). That document resulted from Virginia State Department of Transportation’s request for a temporary deviation, occurring from 7 a.m. on October 2, 2017, through 11 p.m. on November 22, 2017, from the normal operation of the drawbridge to accommodate routine maintenance to bridge. Subsequent to the approval of that request, Virginia State Department of Transportation requested a modification to the temporary deviation, starting from 11:01 p.m. on November 22, 2017, through 11 p.m. on December ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Nov 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 3, 2017, to allow more time to remove and replace the center locks and install new electrical wiring and lubrication piping. Therefore, through this document, the Coast Guard modifies the dates of the previously approved temporary deviation to allow the I–64 (High Rise) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 7.1, at Chesapeake, VA, to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from Midnight on November 29, 2017, through 11 p.m. on December 3, 2017. At all other times, the bridge will open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 65 feet above mean high water in the closed position. The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.997(e). Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so if at least 15 minutes notice is given. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels unable to pass through the bridge in the closed position. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operators can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by this temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of this effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: November 17, 2017. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–25250 Filed 11–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2017–0398; FRL–9971–14– Region 3] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Nonattainment New Source Review Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the September 29, 2017 direct final rule (DFR) that approved a revision to the Maryland state implementation plan (SIP). The revision was in response to EPA’s February 3, 2017 Findings of Failure to Submit for various requirements relating to the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This SIP revision was specific to nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements. EPA stated in the direct final rule that if EPA received adverse comments by October 30, 2017, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received an adverse comment. EPA will address the comment received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on September 29, 2017. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. This withdrawal action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. DATES: The direct final rule published at 82 FR 45475, on September 29, 2017, is withdrawn as of November 22, 2017. ADDRESSES: EPA has established docket number EPA–R03–OAR–2017–0398 for this action. The index to the docket is available electronically at https:// www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at Air Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Amy Johansen, (215) 814–2156, or by email at johansen.amy@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 8, 2017, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) submitted on behalf of the State of Maryland a formal revision, requesting EPA’s approval for the SIP of its NNSR Certification for the 2008 Ozone Standard (Revision 17–01). The SIP revision is in response to EPA’s final 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS Findings of Failure to Submit for NNSR requirements. See 82 FR 9158 (February 3, 2017). Specifically, Maryland is certifying that its existing NNSR program, covering the Baltimore Nonattainment Area (which includes Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties and the city of Baltimore), the PhiladelphiaWilmington-Atlantic City Nonattainment Area (which includes Cecil County in Maryland), and the Washington, DC Nonattainment Area (which includes Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince Georges Counties in Maryland) for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS, is at least SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22NOR1.SGM 22NOR1 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

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R03-OAR-2017-0398; FRL-9971-14-Region 3]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Maryland; Nonattainment New Source Review Requirements for the 2008 8-
Hour Ozone Standard; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule

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 29, 2017 direct 
final rule (DFR) that approved a revision to the Maryland state 
implementation plan (SIP). The revision was in response to EPA's 
February 3, 2017 Findings of Failure to Submit for various requirements 
relating to the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality 
standards (NAAQS). This SIP revision was specific to nonattainment new 
source review (NNSR) requirements. EPA stated in the direct final rule 
that if EPA received adverse comments by October 30, 2017, the rule 
would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received an 
adverse comment. EPA will address the comment received in a subsequent 
final action based upon the proposed action also published on September 
29, 2017. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this 
action. This withdrawal action is being taken under section 110 of the 
Clean Air Act.

DATES: The direct final rule published at 82 FR 45475, on September 29, 
2017, is withdrawn as of November 22, 2017.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established docket number EPA-R03-OAR-2017-0398 for 
this action. The index to the docket is available electronically at 
https://www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at Air Protection 
Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Amy Johansen, (215) 814-2156, or 
by email at johansen.amy@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 8, 2017, the Maryland Department of 
the Environment (MDE) submitted on behalf of the State of Maryland a 
formal revision, requesting EPA's approval for the SIP of its NNSR 
Certification for the 2008 Ozone Standard (Revision 17-01). The SIP 
revision is in response to EPA's final 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS Findings 
of Failure to Submit for NNSR requirements. See 82 FR 9158 (February 3, 
2017). Specifically, Maryland is certifying that its existing NNSR 
program, covering the Baltimore Nonattainment Area (which includes Anne 
Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties and the city 
of Baltimore), the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City Nonattainment 
Area (which includes Cecil County in Maryland), and the Washington, DC 
Nonattainment Area (which includes Calvert, Charles, Frederick, 
Montgomery, and Prince Georges Counties in Maryland) for the 2008 8-
hour ozone NAAQS, is at least

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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).
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    \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.
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    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.

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Accordingly, the amendment to 40 CFR 52.1070(e) published on September 
29, 2017 (82 FR 45475) is withdrawn as of November 22, 2017.

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