Air Plan Approval; ID; 2012 PM2.5, 57132-57133 [2017-25930]

Download as PDF 57132 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Rules and Regulations I. Background Information ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R10–OAR–2015–0856; FRL–9971–33– Region 10] Air Plan Approval; ID; 2012 PM2.5 Standard Infrastructure Requirements Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Whenever a new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) is promulgated, each state must submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of such standard— commonly referred to as infrastructure requirements. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that the Idaho State Implementation Plan (SIP) meets the infrastructure requirements for the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS. DATES: This final rule is effective January 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R10–OAR–2015–0856. All documents in the docket are listed on the https://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information may not be publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information or other information the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and is publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available at https://www.regulations.gov or at EPA Region 10, Office of Air and Waste, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101. The EPA requests that you contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, excluding Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Jentgen, 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) 553–0340; email address: jentgen.matthew@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Table of Contents I. Background Information II. Final Action III. Statutory and Executive Orders Review VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 On December 23, 2015, Idaho submitted a certification that the Idaho SIP meets the infrastructure requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA) sections 110(a)(1) and (2) for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. On September 12, 2017, the EPA proposed to approve the submission as meeting certain infrastructure requirements (82 FR 42772). Please see our proposed rulemaking for further explanation and the basis for our finding. The public comment period for this proposal ended on October 12, 2017. We received comments in support of this action and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. II. Final Action The EPA finds that the Idaho SIP meets the following CAA section 110(a)(2) infrastructure elements for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS: (A), (B), (C), (D)(i)(II), (D)(ii), (E), (F), (G), (H), (J), (K), (L), and (M). This action is being taken under section 110 of the CAA. III. Statutory and Executive Orders Review Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and applicable Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, the EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, this 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 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); • Is not an Executive Order 13771 (82 FR 9339, February 2, 2017) regulatory action because SIP approvals are exempted under Executive Order 12866; • 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); PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 • 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 CAA; and • Does not provide the EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). 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. In those areas of Indian country, the rule does not have tribal implications and it 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). The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. The EPA will submit a report containing this action and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). Under section 307(b)(1) of the CAA, 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 action 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 E:\FR\FM\04DER1.SGM 04DER1 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

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R10-OAR-2015-0856; FRL-9971-33-Region 10]


Air Plan Approval; ID; 2012 PM2.5 Standard Infrastructure 
Requirements

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: Whenever a new or revised National Ambient Air Quality 
Standard (NAAQS) is promulgated, each state must submit a plan for the 
implementation, maintenance and enforcement of such standard--commonly 
referred to as infrastructure requirements. The Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) finds that the Idaho State Implementation Plan 
(SIP) meets the infrastructure requirements for the 2012 fine 
particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS.

DATES: This final rule is effective January 3, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under 
Docket ID No. EPA-R10-OAR-2015-0856. All documents in the docket are 
listed on the https://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in 
the index, some information may not be publicly available, i.e., 
Confidential Business Information or other information the disclosure 
of which is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as 
copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and is publicly 
available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials 
are available at https://www.regulations.gov or at EPA Region 10, 
Office of Air and Waste, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101. 
The EPA requests that you contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional 
Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 
4:30, excluding Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Jentgen, 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) 553-0340; email address: jentgen.matthew@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Contents

I. Background Information
II. Final Action
III. Statutory and Executive Orders Review

I. Background Information

    On December 23, 2015, Idaho submitted a certification that the 
Idaho SIP meets the infrastructure requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA) 
sections 110(a)(1) and (2) for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. On 
September 12, 2017, the EPA proposed to approve the submission as 
meeting certain infrastructure requirements (82 FR 42772). Please see 
our proposed rulemaking for further explanation and the basis for our 
finding. The public comment period for this proposal ended on October 
12, 2017. We received comments in support of this action and the Idaho 
Department of Environmental Quality.

II. Final Action

    The EPA finds that the Idaho SIP meets the following CAA section 
110(a)(2) infrastructure elements for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS: 
(A), (B), (C), (D)(i)(II), (D)(ii), (E), (F), (G), (H), (J), (K), (L), 
and (M). This action is being taken under section 110 of the CAA.

III. Statutory and Executive Orders Review

    Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP 
submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and applicable 
Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in 
reviewing SIP submissions, the EPA's role is to approve state choices, 
provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, this 
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 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);
     Is not an Executive Order 13771 (82 FR 9339, February 2, 
2017) regulatory action because SIP approvals are exempted under 
Executive Order 12866;
     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 CAA; and
     Does not provide the EPA with the discretionary authority 
to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or 
environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible 
methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).
    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. In those areas of Indian country, the 
rule does not have tribal implications and it 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).
    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the 
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally 
provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating 
the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, 
to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the 
United States. The EPA will submit a report containing this action and 
other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of 
Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior 
to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot 
take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal 
Register. This action is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 
804(2).
    Under section 307(b)(1) of the CAA, 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 action 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

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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, Carbon monoxide, 
Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen 
dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: November 15, 2017.
Michelle L. Pirzadeh,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 40 CFR part 52 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 N--Idaho

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2. In Sec.  52.670, the table in paragraph (e) is amended by:
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a. Revising the entry entitled ``Idaho State Board SIP Revision; 
Executive Order 2013-06; dated June 26, 2013''.
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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:


Sec.  52.670   Identification of plan.

* * * * *
    (e) * * *

                    EPA-Approved Idaho Nonregulatory Provisions and Quasi-Regulatory Measures
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                                     Applicable
     Name of SIP provision          geographic or         State       EPA approval date          Comments
                                 nonattainment area  submittal date
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                                                  * * * * * * *
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                                     Chapter VIII--Nonattainment Area Plans
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                                                  * * * * * * *
Idaho State Board SIP Revision;  State-wide........       9/16/2013  10/24/2013, 78 FR   To satisfy the
 Executive Order 2013-06; dated                                       63394.              requirements of CAA
 June 26, 2013.                                                                           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.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Section 110(a)(2)                State-wide........      12/23/2015  12/4/2017, [insert  Approves SIP for
 Infrastructure Requirements--                                        Federal Register    purposes of CAA
 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS.                                                    citation].          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.
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