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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 241 / Monday, December 18, 2017 / Rules and Regulations flight, collapse of the main landing gear, and failure of the pressure deck. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions for Group 1 Airplanes For airplanes identified as Group 1 in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1364, dated May 24, 2017, within 120 days after the effective date of this AD, inspect the stub beam webs for any cracking, and do all applicable on-condition actions, using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (j) of this AD. (h) Required Actions for Group 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 Airplanes Except as required by paragraph (i) of this AD: For Group 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 airplanes, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1364, dated May 24, 2017, at the applicable times specified in paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1364, dated May 24, 2017, do all applicable actions identified as ‘‘RC’’ (required for compliance) in, and in accordance with, the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1364, dated May 24, 2017. Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES (i) Exceptions to Service Information Specifications (1) For purposes of determining compliance with the requirements of this AD, the phrase ‘‘the effective date of this AD’’ may be substituted for ‘‘the original issue date of this service bulletin,’’ as specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1364, dated May 24, 2017. (2) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1364, dated May 24, 2017, specifies contacting Boeing, and specifies that action as RC: This AD requires using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (j) of this AD. (j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Los Angeles ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANMLAACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair, modification, or alteration required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Los Angeles ACO Branch, to make those findings. To be VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Dec 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 approved, the repair method, modification deviation, or alteration deviation must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (4) Except as required by paragraph (i)(2) of this AD: For service information that contains steps that are labeled as RC, the provisions of paragraphs (j)(4)(i) and (j)(4)(ii) of this AD apply. (i) The steps labeled as RC, including substeps under an RC step and any figures identified in an RC step, must be done to comply with the AD. If a step or substep is labeled ‘‘RC Exempt,’’ then the RC requirement is removed from that step or substep. An AMOC is required for any deviations to RC steps, including substeps and identified figures. (ii) Steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the RC steps, including substeps and identified figures, can still be done as specified, and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. 59969 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R01–OAR–2016–0626; A–1–FRL– 9972–20–Region 1] Air Plan Approval; Vermont; Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving Vermont’s Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report (Progress Report), submitted on February 29, 2016 as a revision to its State Implementation Plan (SIP). Vermont’s SIP revision addresses requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA’s rules that require states to submit periodic reports describing the (k) Related Information progress toward reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional For more information about this AD, contact Galib Abumeri, Aerospace Engineer, haze and a determination of adequacy of Airframe Section, FAA, Los Angeles ACO the State’s existing regional haze SIP. Branch, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, EPA is approving Vermont’s Progress Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: 562–627– Report on the basis that it addresses the 5324; fax: 562–627–5210; email: progress report and adequacy galib.abumeri@faa.gov. determination requirements for the first (l) Material Incorporated by Reference implementation period covering through 2018. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference DATES: This rule is effective on January (IBR) of the service information listed in this 17, 2018. paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR ADDRESSES: EPA has established a part 51. docket for this action under Docket (2) You must use this service information Identification No. EPA–R01–OAR– as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. 2016–0626. All documents in the docket (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– are listed on the http:// 53A1364, dated May 24, 2017. www.regulations.gov website. Although (ii) Reserved. listed in the index, some information is (3) For service information identified in not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other this AD, contact Boeing Commercial information whose disclosure is Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data restricted by statute. Certain other Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., material, such as copyrighted material, MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; is not placed on the internet and will be telephone 562–797–1717; internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. publicly available only in hard copy (4) You may view this service information form. Publicly available docket at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, materials are available at http:// 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA. For www.regulations.gov or at the U.S. information on the availability of this Environmental Protection Agency, EPA material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. New England Regional Office, Office of (5) You may view this service information Ecosystem Protection, Air Quality that is incorporated by reference at the Planning Unit, 5 Post Office Square— National Archives and Records Suite 100, Boston, MA. EPA requests Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call that if at all possible, you contact the 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// contact listed in the FOR FURTHER www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrINFORMATION CONTACT section to locations.html. schedule your inspection. The Regional Issued in Renton, Washington, on Office’s official hours of business are December 5, 2017. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to Dionne Palermo, 4:30 p.m., excluding legal holidays. Acting Director, System Oversight Division, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aircraft Certification Service. Anne K. McWilliams, Air Quality [FR Doc. 2017–26834 Filed 12–15–17; 8:45 am] Planning Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New England BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18DER1.SGM 18DER1 59970 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 241 / Monday, December 18, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Regional Office, 5 Post Office Square— Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05–2), Boston, MA 02109–3912, telephone (617) 918– 1697, facsimile (617) 918–0697, email mcwilliams.anne@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. Table of Contents I. Background and Purpose. II. Response to Comment. III. Final Action. IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews. Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES I. Background and Purpose On August 16, 2017, EPA proposed to approve Vermont’s Regional Haze FiveYear Progress Report. See 82 FR 38864. The Progress Report was submitted by Vermont as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision on February 29, 2016. In conjunction with the August 16, 2017 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR), EPA issued a direct final rule (DFR) approving the Vermont Progress Report. See 82 FR 38834. In the DFR, EPA stated that if an adverse comment were to be submitted to EPA by September 15, 2017, the action would be withdrawn and not take effect, and a final rule would be issued based on the NPR. EPA received one adverse comment prior to the close of the comment period. Therefore, EPA withdrew the DFR on October 13, 2017. See 82 FR 47630. Today’s action is a final rule based on the NPR. A detailed discussion of Vermont’s February 29, 2016 SIP revision and EPA’s rationale for approving the SIP revision were provided in the DFR and will not be restated here, except to the extent relevant to our response to the public comment we received. II. Response to Comment EPA received one adverse comment on its proposed approval of the Vermont Progress Report. Comment: The commenter stated that Vermont should have considered visibility effects on parks in Canada and ocean marine sanctuaries. Response: In section 169A(a)(1) of the 1977 Amendment to the Clean Air Act (CAA), Congress created a program for protecting visibility in certain of the nation’s national parks and wilderness areas. This section on the CAA establishes as a national goal the ‘‘prevention of any future, and remedying of any existing, impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I Federal areas which impairment results from manmade air pollution.’’ Areas designated as mandatory Class I Federal areas consist of national parks VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Dec 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 exceeding 6000 acres, wilderness areas and national memorial parks exceeding 5000 acres, and all international parks that were in existence on August 7, 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7472(a)). In accordance with section 169A of the CAA, EPA, in consultation with the Department of Interior, promulgated a list of 156 areas where visibility is identified as an important value. See 44 FR 69122, November 30, 1979. The requirements of the visibility program set forth in section 169A of the CAA apply only to these ‘‘mandatory Class I Federal areas.’’ When we use the term ‘‘Class I area’’ in this and other regional haze actions, we mean a ‘‘mandatory Class I Federal area’’ where visibility has been identified as an important value. The list of 156 areas includes Roosevelt/Campobello International Park (RCIP) located in New Brunswick, Canada. The Vermont Regional Haze Plan for the first planning period affirmed that emissions from Vermont did not contribute to the visibility impairment at this Class I area. See 77 FR 11914, February 28, 2012. The Vermont Progress Report confirms, however, that not only has the state reduced visibility impairing emissions consistent with its regional haze SIP, but that the reasonable progress goals for RCIP for the first regional haze planning period have already been met.1 Based on the requirements of section 169A of the CAA, EPA finds that the Progress Report appropriately considered the visibility status of nearby Class I areas, including that of the Roosevelt/Campobello International Park in Canada. There are no nearby marine sanctuaries identified as Class I areas. III. Final Action EPA is approving Vermont’s Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report SIP revision, submitted by VT DEC on February 29, 2016, as meeting the applicable regional haze requirements set forth in 40 Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR) 51.308(g) and (h). IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under the Clean Air Act, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and applicable 1 Visibility impairment is measured by monitors in the Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE) program. Due to the proximity of the Moosehorn Wilderness Area IMPROVE monitor to RCIP, the Moosehorn monitor is considered representative of visibility at RCIP. More discussion of the visibility status of RCIP can be found in EPA’s proposed approval of the Maine Regional Haze 5-Year Progress Report. See 82 FR 33471, July 20, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. 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); • 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 Clean Air Act; and • Does not provide 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). In addition, the SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where 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 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 E:\FR\FM\18DER1.SGM 18DER1 59971 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 241 / Monday, December 18, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 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. Section 804, however, exempts from section 801 the following types of rules: Rules of particular applicability; rules relating to agency management or personnel; and rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice that do not substantially affect the rights or obligations of nonagency parties. 5 U.S.C. 804(3). Because this is a rule of particular applicability, EPA is not required to submit a rule report regarding this action under section 801. 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 16, 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 be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2).) Dated: December 6, 2017. Ken Moraff, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA New England. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Subpart UU—Vermont Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Regional haze, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds. ■ Part 52 of chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 52—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. 2. In § 52.2370, the table in paragraph (e) is amended by adding an entry for ‘‘Vermont Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report’’ at the end of the table to read as follows: § 52.2370 * Identification of plan. * * (e) * * * * * VERMONT NON-REGULATORY Applicable geographic or nonattainment area Name of non-regulatory SIP provision * * * Vermont Regional Haze FiveStatewide ............................... Year Progress Report. [FR Doc. 2017–27214 Filed 12–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Parts 1 and 32 [WC Docket No. 14–130, CC Docket No. 80– 286; FCC 17–15] Comprehensive Review of the Uniform System of Accounts, Jurisdictional Separations and Referral to the Federal-State Joint Board Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date. AGENCY: In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, information requirements associated with the Commission’s Order, FCC 17– 15. In this Order, the Commission minimized the compliance burdens imposed by the Uniform System of Accounts (USOA) on price cap and rateof-return telephone companies, while Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Dec 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 State submittal date/effective date * * Submitted 2/29/2016 .............. ensuring that the Commission retains access to the information it needs to fulfill its regulatory duties. This document is consistent with the Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of the rules. DATES: The amendments to 47 CFR 1.1409(g) and 32.1, published on May 4, 2017 at 82 FR 20833, are effective January 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Cohn, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, at (202) 418–2747, or email: Robin.Cohn@ fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on December 3, 2017 OMB approved, for a period of three years, the information collection requirements contained in the Commission’s Part 32 Order, WC Docket No. 14–130, CC Docket No. 80–286, FCC 17–15. The OMB Number is 3060–1247. The Commission publishes this document as an announcement of the effective date of the rules. If you have any comments on the burden estimates listed below, or how the Commission can improve the collections and reduce PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 EPA approval date * 12/18/2017, [Insert Federal Register citation]. Explanation * any burdens caused thereby, please contact Nicole Ongele, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1– A620, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. Please include the OMB Control Number, 3060–1247, in your correspondence. The Commission will also accept your comments via email at PRA@fcc.gov. 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 and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (TTY). Synopsis As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it received OMB approval on December 3, 2017, for the information collection requirements contained in the Commission’s rules at 47 CFR 1.791; 1.1409(g); 32.1; 32.3; 32.11; 32.26; 32.101(c); 32.103; 32.2000(a)(4), (b)(1), (b)(2)(iii), (c)(2)(x), (e)(8), (f)(2)(iii), and (j); 32.2110; 32.2210; 32.2230; 32.2310; 32.2410; 32.2680; 32.2682(c); 32.2690(b); 32.3000; 32.3400(a); E:\FR\FM\18DER1.SGM 18DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 241 (Monday, December 18, 2017)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R01-OAR-2016-0626; A-1-FRL-9972-20-Region 1]


Air Plan Approval; Vermont; Regional Haze Five-Year Progress 
Report

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving 
Vermont's Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report (Progress Report), 
submitted on February 29, 2016 as a revision to its State 
Implementation Plan (SIP). Vermont's SIP revision addresses 
requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's rules that require 
states to submit periodic reports describing the progress toward 
reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze and a 
determination of adequacy of the State's existing regional haze SIP. 
EPA is approving Vermont's Progress Report on the basis that it 
addresses the progress report and adequacy determination requirements 
for the first implementation period covering through 2018.

DATES: This rule is effective on January 17, 2018.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket 
Identification No. EPA-R01-OAR-2016-0626. All documents in the docket 
are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov website. Although listed 
in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., 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 at http://www.regulations.gov or at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA 
New England Regional Office, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Air 
Quality Planning Unit, 5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, Boston, MA. EPA 
requests that if at all possible, you contact the contact 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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding legal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne K. McWilliams, Air Quality 
Planning Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New England

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Regional Office, 5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05-2), 
Boston, MA 02109-3912, telephone (617) 918-1697, facsimile (617) 918-
0697, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ``we,'' 
``us,'' or ``our'' is used, we mean EPA.

Table of Contents

I. Background and Purpose.
II. Response to Comment.
III. Final Action.
IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews.

I. Background and Purpose

    On August 16, 2017, EPA proposed to approve Vermont's Regional Haze 
Five-Year Progress Report. See 82 FR 38864. The Progress Report was 
submitted by Vermont as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision on 
February 29, 2016. In conjunction with the August 16, 2017 notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPR), EPA issued a direct final rule (DFR) 
approving the Vermont Progress Report. See 82 FR 38834. In the DFR, EPA 
stated that if an adverse comment were to be submitted to EPA by 
September 15, 2017, the action would be withdrawn and not take effect, 
and a final rule would be issued based on the NPR. EPA received one 
adverse comment prior to the close of the comment period. Therefore, 
EPA withdrew the DFR on October 13, 2017. See 82 FR 47630. Today's 
action is a final rule based on the NPR.
    A detailed discussion of Vermont's February 29, 2016 SIP revision 
and EPA's rationale for approving the SIP revision were provided in the 
DFR and will not be restated here, except to the extent relevant to our 
response to the public comment we received.

II. Response to Comment

    EPA received one adverse comment on its proposed approval of the 
Vermont Progress Report.
    Comment: The commenter stated that Vermont should have considered 
visibility effects on parks in Canada and ocean marine sanctuaries.
    Response: In section 169A(a)(1) of the 1977 Amendment to the Clean 
Air Act (CAA), Congress created a program for protecting visibility in 
certain of the nation's national parks and wilderness areas. This 
section on the CAA establishes as a national goal the ``prevention of 
any future, and remedying of any existing, impairment of visibility in 
mandatory Class I Federal areas which impairment results from manmade 
air pollution.'' Areas designated as mandatory Class I Federal areas 
consist of national parks exceeding 6000 acres, wilderness areas and 
national memorial parks exceeding 5000 acres, and all international 
parks that were in existence on August 7, 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7472(a)). In 
accordance with section 169A of the CAA, EPA, in consultation with the 
Department of Interior, promulgated a list of 156 areas where 
visibility is identified as an important value. See 44 FR 69122, 
November 30, 1979. The requirements of the visibility program set forth 
in section 169A of the CAA apply only to these ``mandatory Class I 
Federal areas.'' When we use the term ``Class I area'' in this and 
other regional haze actions, we mean a ``mandatory Class I Federal 
area'' where visibility has been identified as an important value.
    The list of 156 areas includes Roosevelt/Campobello International 
Park (RCIP) located in New Brunswick, Canada. The Vermont Regional Haze 
Plan for the first planning period affirmed that emissions from Vermont 
did not contribute to the visibility impairment at this Class I area. 
See 77 FR 11914, February 28, 2012. The Vermont Progress Report 
confirms, however, that not only has the state reduced visibility 
impairing emissions consistent with its regional haze SIP, but that the 
reasonable progress goals for RCIP for the first regional haze planning 
period have already been met.\1\
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    \1\ Visibility impairment is measured by monitors in the 
Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE) 
program. Due to the proximity of the Moosehorn Wilderness Area 
IMPROVE monitor to RCIP, the Moosehorn monitor is considered 
representative of visibility at RCIP. More discussion of the 
visibility status of RCIP can be found in EPA's proposed approval of 
the Maine Regional Haze 5-Year Progress Report. See 82 FR 33471, 
July 20, 2017.
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    Based on the requirements of section 169A of the CAA, EPA finds 
that the Progress Report appropriately considered the visibility status 
of nearby Class I areas, including that of the Roosevelt/Campobello 
International Park in Canada. There are no nearby marine sanctuaries 
identified as Class I areas.

III. Final Action

    EPA is approving Vermont's Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report 
SIP revision, submitted by VT DEC on February 29, 2016, as meeting the 
applicable regional haze requirements set forth in 40 Code of the 
Federal Regulations (CFR) 51.308(g) and (h).

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Under the Clean Air Act, 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, EPA's role is to approve state 
choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. 
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);
     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 Clean Air Act; and
     Does not provide 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).
    In addition, the SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian 
reservation land or in any other area where 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 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

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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. Section 804, however, exempts from section 801 the 
following types of rules: Rules of particular applicability; rules 
relating to agency management or personnel; and rules of agency 
organization, procedure, or practice that do not substantially affect 
the rights or obligations of non-agency parties. 5 U.S.C. 804(3). 
Because this is a rule of particular applicability, EPA is not required 
to submit a rule report regarding this action under section 801.
    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 16, 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 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, Regional haze, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: December 6, 2017.
Ken Moraff,
Acting Regional Administrator, EPA New England.

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

PART 52--[AMENDED]

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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 UU--Vermont

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2. In Sec.  52.2370, the table in paragraph (e) is amended by adding an 
entry for ``Vermont Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report'' at the 
end of the table to read as follows:


Sec.  52.2370   Identification of plan.

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    (e) * * *

                                             Vermont Non-Regulatory
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    Name of non-regulatory SIP        geographic or       State submittal     EPA approval date     Explanation
            provision               nonattainment area  date/effective date
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Vermont Regional Haze Five-Year    Statewide..........  Submitted 2/29/2016  12/18/2017, [Insert
 Progress Report.                                                             Federal Register
                                                                              citation].
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[FR Doc. 2017-27214 Filed 12-15-17; 8:45 am]
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