Revisions to California State Implementation Plan; Bay Area Air Quality Management District; Emission Reduction Credit Banking, 57133-57135 [2017-25927]

Download as PDF 57133 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Rules and Regulations be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2)). Dated: November 15, 2017. Michelle L. Pirzadeh, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows: 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. Subpart N—Idaho 2. In § 52.670, the table in paragraph (e) is amended by: ■ a. Revising the entry entitled ‘‘Idaho State Board SIP Revision; Executive Order 2013–06; dated June 26, 2013’’. ■ b. Adding an entry at the end of the table for ‘‘Section 110(a)(2) Infrastructure Requirements—2012 PM2.5 NAAQS’’. The revision and addition read as follows: ■ PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ § 52.670 Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. * Identification of plan. * * (e) * * * * * EPA-APPROVED IDAHO NONREGULATORY PROVISIONS AND QUASI-REGULATORY MEASURES Name of SIP provision * Applicable geographic or nonattainment area * State submittal date * EPA approval date * Comments * * * Chapter VIII—Nonattainment Area Plans * Idaho State Board SIP Revision; Executive Order 2013–06; dated June 26, 2013. * * State-wide .................... 9/16/2013 * Section 110(a)(2) Infrastructure Requirements—2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. * * State-wide .................... 12/23/2015 [FR Doc. 2017–25930 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2017–0130; FRL–9970–68Region 9] Revisions to California State Implementation Plan; Bay Area Air Quality Management District; Emission Reduction Credit Banking Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing action on a revision to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). We are ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 * 10/24/2013, 78 FR 63394. * * * To satisfy the requirements of CAA section 128(a)(1) and CAA section 110(a)(2)(E)(ii) for all criteria pollutants. Renewed on December 14, 2016, expiring December 14, 2020, unless renewed by subsequent Executive Order. See Executive Order 2016–07. * * 12/4/2017, [insert Federal Register citation]. * * Approves SIP for purposes of CAA sections 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C), (D)(i)(II), (D)(ii), (E), (F), (G), (H), (J), (K), (L), and (M) for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. finalizing a conditional approval of one rule. This revision consists of updates to provisions governing the issuance and banking of Emission Reduction Credits for use in the review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA). DATES: This rule will be effective on January 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket No. EPA–R09–OAR–2017–0130. All documents in the docket are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available through http:// PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 www.regulations.gov, or please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for additional availability information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Yannayon, EPA Region 9, (415) 972–3534, yannayon.laura@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, the terms ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to EPA. Table of Contents I. Proposed Action II. Public Comments and EPA Responses III. EPA Action IV. Incorporation by Reference V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. Proposed Action On September 14, 2017 (82 FR 43202), the EPA proposed a conditional approval of the following rule that was submitted for incorporation into the BAAQMD portion of the California SIP. E:\FR\FM\04DER1.SGM 04DER1 57134 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1—SUBMITTED RULE Adopted/ amended Regulation and rule No. Rule title Regulation 2, Rule 4 (Rule 2–4) .................................. Permits, Emissions Banking ......................................... We proposed a conditional approval of Regulation 2, Rule 4 because we determined that, separate from the deficiencies listed in Section II.B of our proposed rulemaking action, the rule: ensures that issued ERCs will meet the criteria laid out in 40 CFR 51.165(a)(3)(ii)(C)(1)(i) at the time of ERC issuance; satisfies the requirements of 40 CFR 51.165(a)(3)(i); satisfies the applicable requirements found in EPA’s Emissions Trading Policy Statement; and satisfies the requirements of 40 CFR 51.165(a)(3)(ii)(C)(1)(ii), which requires pre-base year shutdown credits to be explicitly added back in to the most recent applicable air quality plans. Moreover, we concluded that if the District submits the changes it committed to submit in its August 28, 2017 commitment letter, the identified deficiencies will be cured. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES II. Public Comments and EPA Responses The EPA’s proposed action provided a 30-day public comment period. During this period, we received no comments. III. EPA Action No comments were submitted. Therefore, as authorized in sections 110(k)(4) and 301(a) of the Act, the EPA is finalizing conditional approval of Regulation 2, Rule 4 into the BAAQMD portion of the California SIP. If the State meets its commitment to submit the required measures, the revisions to Rule 2–4 will remain a part of the SIP until EPA takes final action approving or disapproving the new SIP revisions. However, if the State fails to submit these revisions within the required timeframe, the conditional approval will automatically become a disapproval, and EPA will issue a finding of disapproval. EPA is not required to propose the finding of disapproval. There are no sanctions or Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) implications should the conditional approval become a disapproval. Sanctions would not be imposed under CAA section 179(b) because the submittal of Rule 2–4 is discretionary (i.e., not required to be included in the SIP). See ETPS, 51 FR 43,813 at 43,825 (‘‘[S]tates are by no means required to adopt banking procedures, but . . . banks may help states and communities realize important planning and environmental VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 benefits.’’). A FIP would not be imposed under CAA section 110(c)(1) because the disapproval does not reveal a deficiency in the SIP that such a FIP must correct. Specifically: (1) The deficiencies identified herein do not impact or undermine the requirement that offsets satisfy the requirements of 40 CFR 51.165, including the requirement that offsets must satisfy the offset integrity criteria enumerated in 40 CFR 51.165(a)(3)(ii)(C)(1)(i) at the time of use; and (2) Rule 2–4 is not a required CAA submittal because states and air districts have the discretion, but are not required, to adopt banking rules. This final action will incorporate the submitted rule into the SIP, including those provisions identified as deficient. In addition, because we are finalizing our proposed action, we are removing existing Regulation 2, Rule 4 from the BAAQMD portion of the California SIP. IV. Incorporation by Reference In this rule, the EPA is finalizing regulatory text that includes incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 51.5, the EPA is finalizing the incorporation by reference of BAAQMD Regulation 2, Rule 4 (Permits, Emissions Banking), as described in the amendments to 40 CFR part 52 set forth below. The EPA has made, and will continue to make, this document generally available electronically through www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX (Air–3), 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105–3901. V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Additional information about these statutes and Executive Orders can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/lawsregulations/laws-and-executive-orders. A. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review and Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review This action is not a significant regulatory action and was therefore not submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 12/19/12 Submitted 4/22/13 B. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) This action does not impose an information collection burden under the PRA because this action does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. C. Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) I certify that this action will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the RFA. This action will not impose any requirements on small entities beyond those imposed by state law. D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) This action does not contain any unfunded mandate as described in UMRA, 2 U.S.C. 1531–1538, and does not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. This action does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. Accordingly, no additional costs to State, local, or tribal governments, or to the private sector, will result from this action. E. Executive Order 13132: Federalism This action does not have federalism implications. It will not have substantial direct effects on the states, on the relationship between the national government and the states, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. F. Executive Order 13175: Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments This action does not have tribal implications, as specified in Executive Order 13175, because 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, and will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law. Thus, Executive Order 13175 does not apply to this action. G. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks The EPA interprets Executive Order 13045 as applying only to those regulatory actions that concern E:\FR\FM\04DER1.SGM 04DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Rules and Regulations reference, Intergovernmental relations, New Source Review, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. environmental health or safety risks that the EPA has reason to believe may disproportionately affect children, per the definition of ‘‘covered regulatory action’’ in section 2–202 of the Executive Order. This action is not subject to Executive Order 13045 because it does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. Dated: October 31, 2017. Deborah Jordan, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX. H. Executive Order 13211: Actions That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use Part 52, chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: This action is not subject to Executive Order 13211, because it is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866. PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS Section 12(d) of the NTTAA directs the EPA to use voluntary consensus standards in its regulatory activities unless to do so would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. The EPA believes that this action is not subject to the requirements of section 12(d) of the NTTAA because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the CAA. J. Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations The EPA lacks the discretionary authority to address environmental justice in this rulemaking. K. Congressional Review Act (CRA) This action is subject to the CRA, and the EPA will submit a rule report to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES L. Petitions for Judicial Review Under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by February 2, 2018. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this rule for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or action. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements (see section 307(b)(2)). Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Subpart F—California 2. Section 52.220 is amended by adding paragraphs (c)(199)(i)(A)(10) and (c)(429)(i)(E)(3) to read as follows: ■ § 52.220 Identification of plan—in part. * * * * * (c) * * * (199) * * * (i) * * * (A) * * * (10) Previously approved on January 26, 1999 in paragraph (c)(199)(i)(A)(8) of this section and now deleted with replacement in (c)(429)(i)(E)(3), Regulation 2, Rule 4 adopted on June 15, 1994. * * * * * (429) * * * (i) * * * (E) * * * (3) Regulation 2, ‘‘Permits,’’ Rule 4, ‘‘Emissions Banking,’’ adopted on December 19, 2012. * * * * * ■ 3. Section 52.248 is amended by adding paragraph (c) to read as follows: § 52.248 Identification of plan—conditional approval. * * * * * (c) The EPA is conditionally approving a California State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on April 22, 2013, updating Regulation 2—Permits, Rule 4— Emissions Banking. The conditional approval is based on a commitment from the State to submit a SIP revision that will correct the identified deficiencies in this rule. If the State fails to meet its commitment by November 1, 2018, the conditional approval is treated as a disapproval. [FR Doc. 2017–25927 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 174 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0113; FRL–9970–43] Bacillus thuringiensis Cry14Ab–1 Protein in or on Soybean; Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry14Ab–1 protein in or on soybean, when used as a plant-incorporated protectant (PIP) in soybean plants, in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit (EUP) No. 264–EUP–151. Bayer CropScience LP., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need under FFDCA to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Cry14Ab–1 protein. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on April 1, 2020. DATES: This regulation is effective December 4, 2017. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before February 2, 2018, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0113, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone SUMMARY: ■ I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. 57135 E:\FR\FM\04DER1.SGM 04DER1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2017-0130; FRL-9970-68-Region 9]


Revisions to California State Implementation Plan; Bay Area Air 
Quality Management District; Emission Reduction Credit Banking

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing action 
on a revision to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD 
or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). 
We are finalizing a conditional approval of one rule. This revision 
consists of updates to provisions governing the issuance and banking of 
Emission Reduction Credits for use in the review and permitting of 
major sources and major modifications under part D of title I of the 
Clean Air Act (CAA).

DATES: This rule will be effective on January 3, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under 
Docket No. EPA-R09-OAR-2017-0130. All documents in the docket are 
listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in 
the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or 
other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain 
other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the 
Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. 
Publicly available docket materials are available through http://www.regulations.gov, or please contact the person identified in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for additional availability 
information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Yannayon, EPA Region 9, (415) 
972-3534, yannayon.laura@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, the terms ``we,'' 
``us,'' and ``our'' refer to EPA.

Table of Contents

I. Proposed Action
II. Public Comments and EPA Responses
III. EPA Action
IV. Incorporation by Reference
V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. Proposed Action

    On September 14, 2017 (82 FR 43202), the EPA proposed a conditional 
approval of the following rule that was submitted for incorporation 
into the BAAQMD portion of the California SIP.

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                                             Table 1--Submitted Rule
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            Regulation and rule No.                        Rule title                 amended        Submitted
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Regulation 2, Rule 4 (Rule 2-4)...............  Permits, Emissions Banking......        12/19/12         4/22/13
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    We proposed a conditional approval of Regulation 2, Rule 4 because 
we determined that, separate from the deficiencies listed in Section 
II.B of our proposed rulemaking action, the rule: ensures that issued 
ERCs will meet the criteria laid out in 40 CFR 
51.165(a)(3)(ii)(C)(1)(i) at the time of ERC issuance; satisfies the 
requirements of 40 CFR 51.165(a)(3)(i); satisfies the applicable 
requirements found in EPA's Emissions Trading Policy Statement; and 
satisfies the requirements of 40 CFR 51.165(a)(3)(ii)(C)(1)(ii), which 
requires pre-base year shutdown credits to be explicitly added back in 
to the most recent applicable air quality plans. Moreover, we concluded 
that if the District submits the changes it committed to submit in its 
August 28, 2017 commitment letter, the identified deficiencies will be 
cured.

II. Public Comments and EPA Responses

    The EPA's proposed action provided a 30-day public comment period. 
During this period, we received no comments.

III. EPA Action

    No comments were submitted. Therefore, as authorized in sections 
110(k)(4) and 301(a) of the Act, the EPA is finalizing conditional 
approval of Regulation 2, Rule 4 into the BAAQMD portion of the 
California SIP. If the State meets its commitment to submit the 
required measures, the revisions to Rule 2-4 will remain a part of the 
SIP until EPA takes final action approving or disapproving the new SIP 
revisions. However, if the State fails to submit these revisions within 
the required timeframe, the conditional approval will automatically 
become a disapproval, and EPA will issue a finding of disapproval. EPA 
is not required to propose the finding of disapproval.
    There are no sanctions or Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) 
implications should the conditional approval become a disapproval. 
Sanctions would not be imposed under CAA section 179(b) because the 
submittal of Rule 2-4 is discretionary (i.e., not required to be 
included in the SIP). See ETPS, 51 FR 43,813 at 43,825 (``[S]tates are 
by no means required to adopt banking procedures, but . . . banks may 
help states and communities realize important planning and 
environmental benefits.''). A FIP would not be imposed under CAA 
section 110(c)(1) because the disapproval does not reveal a deficiency 
in the SIP that such a FIP must correct. Specifically: (1) The 
deficiencies identified herein do not impact or undermine the 
requirement that offsets satisfy the requirements of 40 CFR 51.165, 
including the requirement that offsets must satisfy the offset 
integrity criteria enumerated in 40 CFR 51.165(a)(3)(ii)(C)(1)(i) at 
the time of use; and (2) Rule 2-4 is not a required CAA submittal 
because states and air districts have the discretion, but are not 
required, to adopt banking rules. This final action will incorporate 
the submitted rule into the SIP, including those provisions identified 
as deficient.
    In addition, because we are finalizing our proposed action, we are 
removing existing Regulation 2, Rule 4 from the BAAQMD portion of the 
California SIP.

IV. Incorporation by Reference

    In this rule, the EPA is finalizing regulatory text that includes 
incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 
51.5, the EPA is finalizing the incorporation by reference of BAAQMD 
Regulation 2, Rule 4 (Permits, Emissions Banking), as described in the 
amendments to 40 CFR part 52 set forth below. The EPA has made, and 
will continue to make, this document generally available electronically 
through www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Region IX (Air-3), 75 Hawthorne Street, San 
Francisco, CA 94105-3901.

V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Additional information about these statutes and Executive Orders 
can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/laws-regulations/laws-and-executive-orders.

A. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review and Executive 
Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

    This action is not a significant regulatory action and was 
therefore not submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review.

B. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)

    This action does not impose an information collection burden under 
the PRA because this action does not impose additional requirements 
beyond those imposed by state law.

C. Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA)

    I certify that this action will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities under the RFA. This 
action will not impose any requirements on small entities beyond those 
imposed by state law.

D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA)

    This action does not contain any unfunded mandate as described in 
UMRA, 2 U.S.C. 1531-1538, and does not significantly or uniquely affect 
small governments. This action does not impose additional requirements 
beyond those imposed by state law. Accordingly, no additional costs to 
State, local, or tribal governments, or to the private sector, will 
result from this action.

E. Executive Order 13132: Federalism

    This action does not have federalism implications. It will not have 
substantial direct effects on the states, on the relationship between 
the national government and the states, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government.

F. Executive Order 13175: Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments

    This action does not have tribal implications, as specified in 
Executive Order 13175, because 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, and will not 
impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal 
law. Thus, Executive Order 13175 does not apply to this action.

G. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental 
Health Risks and Safety Risks

    The EPA interprets Executive Order 13045 as applying only to those 
regulatory actions that concern

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environmental health or safety risks that the EPA has reason to believe 
may disproportionately affect children, per the definition of ``covered 
regulatory action'' in section 2-202 of the Executive Order. This 
action is not subject to Executive Order 13045 because it does not 
impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law.

H. Executive Order 13211: Actions That Significantly Affect Energy 
Supply, Distribution, or Use

    This action is not subject to Executive Order 13211, because it is 
not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866.

I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA)

    Section 12(d) of the NTTAA directs the EPA to use voluntary 
consensus standards in its regulatory activities unless to do so would 
be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. The EPA 
believes that this action is not subject to the requirements of section 
12(d) of the NTTAA because application of those requirements would be 
inconsistent with the CAA.

J. Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions To Address Environmental 
Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations

    The EPA lacks the discretionary authority to address environmental 
justice in this rulemaking.

K. Congressional Review Act (CRA)

    This action is subject to the CRA, and the EPA will submit a rule 
report to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of 
the United States. This action is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 
U.S.C. 804(2).

L. Petitions for Judicial Review

    Under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, petitions for 
judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court 
of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by February 2, 2018. Filing a 
petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule 
does not affect the finality of this rule for the purposes of judicial 
review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial 
review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such 
rule or action. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings 
to enforce its requirements (see section 307(b)(2)).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Intergovernmental relations, New Source Review, Ozone, 
Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile 
organic compounds.

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

    Dated: October 31, 2017.
Deborah Jordan,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.

    Part 52, chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is 
amended as follows:

PART 52--APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS

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1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

Subpart F--California

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2. Section 52.220 is amended by adding paragraphs (c)(199)(i)(A)(10) 
and (c)(429)(i)(E)(3) to read as follows:


Sec.  52.220   Identification of plan--in part.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (199) * * *
    (i) * * *
    (A) * * *
    (10) Previously approved on January 26, 1999 in paragraph 
(c)(199)(i)(A)(8) of this section and now deleted with replacement in 
(c)(429)(i)(E)(3), Regulation 2, Rule 4 adopted on June 15, 1994.
* * * * *
    (429) * * *
    (i) * * *
    (E) * * *
    (3) Regulation 2, ``Permits,'' Rule 4, ``Emissions Banking,'' 
adopted on December 19, 2012.
* * * * *

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3. Section 52.248 is amended by adding paragraph (c) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  52.248  Identification of plan--conditional approval.

* * * * *
    (c) The EPA is conditionally approving a California State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on April 22, 2013, 
updating Regulation 2--Permits, Rule 4--Emissions Banking. The 
conditional approval is based on a commitment from the State to submit 
a SIP revision that will correct the identified deficiencies in this 
rule. If the State fails to meet its commitment by November 1, 2018, 
the conditional approval is treated as a disapproval.

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