Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; 2017 Revisions to NR 400 and 406; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule, 60545-60546 [2017-27425]

Download as PDF 60545 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 244 / Thursday, December 21, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Dated: December 8, 2017. Robert A. Kaplan, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5. at the end of the table entitled ‘‘Visibility Protection’’ and the entries ‘‘Regional Haze Plan’’ and ‘‘Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report’’ under the subheading to read as follows: PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS 40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows: 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ § 52.1870 Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. 2. In § 52.1870, the table in paragraph (e) is amended by adding a subheading ■ * Identification of plan. * * (e) * * * * * EPA-APPROVED OHIO NONREGULATORY AND QUASI-REGULATORY PROVISIONS Title Applicable geographical or non-attainment area * * * Visibility Protection: Regional Haze Plan ...... Statewide ............................ Regional Haze FiveStatewide ............................ Year Progress Report. [FR Doc. 2017–27521 Filed 12–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R05–OAR–2017–0323; FRL–9972–33– Region 5] Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Volatile Organic Compounds Definition; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the November 2, 2017, direct final rule approving changes to the Illinois Administrative Code definition of volatile organic material, otherwise known as volatile organic compound (VOC). The revision would remove recordkeeping and reporting requirements related to the use of tbutyl acetate as a VOC, and is in response to an EPA rulemaking that occurred in 2016. DATES: The direct final rule published at 82 FR 50811 on November 2, 2017, is withdrawn effective December 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Hatten, Environmental Engineer, Control Strategy Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886–6031, hatten.charles@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Dec 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 EPA approval * * March 11, 2011 .................. March 11, 2016 .................. adverse comments were submitted by December 4, 2017, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA received an adverse comment prior to the close of the comment period and, therefore, is withdrawing the direct final rule. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on November 2, 2017 (82 FR 50853). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: December 11, 2017. Robert A. Kaplan, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5. PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS Accordingly, the amendment to 40 CFR 52.720 published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2017 (82 FR 50811) is withdrawn effective December 21, 2017. ■ [FR Doc. 2017–27426 Filed 12–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Comments * 8/1/2012 .............................. 12/21/2017, [insert Federal Register citation]. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: State date * Limited approval. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R05–OAR–2017–0280; FRL–9972–32– Region 5] Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; 2017 Revisions to NR 400 and 406; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule 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 November 7, 2017, direct final rule approving a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision replaces the definition of ‘‘emergency electric generator’’ with a broader definition of ‘‘restricted internal combustion engine’’, makes amendments to procedures for revoking construction permits as well as language changes and other administrative updates, and lastly, removing from the SIP two Wisconsin Administrative Code provisions that affect eligibility of coverage under general and construction permits. DATES: The direct final rule published at 82 FR 51575 on November 7, 2017, is withdrawn effective December 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Radhica Kanniganti, Environmental Engineer, Air Permits Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886–8097, kanniganti.radhica@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM 21DER1 60546 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 244 / Thursday, December 21, 2017 / Rules and Regulations adverse comments were submitted by December 7, 2017, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA received an adverse comment prior to the close of the comment period and, therefore, is withdrawing the direct final rule. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on November 7, 2017 (82 FR 51594). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: December 8, 2017. Robert A. Kaplan, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5. PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS Accordingly, the amendment to 40 CFR 52.2570 published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2017 (82 FR 51575) is withdrawn effective December 21, 2017. ■ [FR Doc. 2017–27425 Filed 12–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R06–OAR–2015–0832; FRL–9972–00– Region 6] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Reasonably Available Control Technology for Volatile Organic Compound Emissions in the DallasFort Worth Ozone Nonattainment Area Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Texas. The Texas SIP submission revises rules for control of volatile organic compounds (VOC) to assist the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) moderate nonattainment area (NAA) in attaining the 2008 8-hour ozone (O3) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and demonstrates that Reasonably Available Control daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Dec 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 Technology (RACT) requirements are met for the DFW NAA. The submission includes Wise County, a county added as part of the DFW moderate NAA. We are approving the submitted rules and RACT demonstration as part of the DFW moderate NAA SIP and as meeting RACT requirements. DATES: This rule is effective on January 22, 2018. ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R06–OAR–2015–0832. 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, e.g., Confidential Business Information 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 either electronically through http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Todd, 214–665–2156, todd.robert@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ means the EPA. I. Background On July 10, 2015 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) submitted rule revisions to their 30 TAC, Chapter 115 ‘‘Control of Air Pollution from Volatile Organic Compounds’’ and a demonstration that RACT requirements are met in the DFW NAA for inclusion into the Texas SIP. The background for this action is discussed in detail in our October 5, 2017 proposal, 82 FR 46450. In that document we proposed to approve the submitted TAC Chapter 115 SIP revisions into the SIP because these revisions will assist the DFW area reach attainment under the 2008 8-Hour O3 NAAQS by reducing VOC emissions for affected sources in the DFW area. We also proposed approval of all revisions for the amended, repealed, and new sections of Chapter 115 that were submitted for inclusion into the SIP. Additionally, the EPA proposed determining the TCEQ rules included in these revisions would meet the CAA § 182(b) RACT requirements for the 2008 O3 NAAQS in the DFW NAA. We also proposed approval of the RACT demonstration, including the negative declarations for certain RACT categories of emission sources provided by the PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 TCEQ. We did not receive any comments regarding our proposal. II. Final Action We are approving the revisions to 30 TAC Chapter 115 submitted to the EPA on July 10, 2015, for inclusion into the Texas SIP. We are also approving the DFW RACT demonstration submitted by the TCEQ. For complete details of the SIP revisions we are approving please see the proposal to this action and the accompanying Technical Support Document included in the public docket for this rule. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Act. III. 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 the revisions to the Texas regulations as described in the Final Action section above. The EPA has made, and will continue to make, these materials generally available through www.regulations.gov and/or at the EPA Region 6 Office (please contact Robert Todd for more information). Therefore, these materials have been approved by EPA for inclusion in the SIP, have been incorporated by reference by EPA into that plan, are fully federally enforceable under sections 110 and 113 of the CAA as of the effective date of the final rulemaking of EPA’s approval, and will be incorporated by reference by the Director of the Federal Register in the next update to the SIP compilation (62 FR 27968, May 22, 1997). 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, the 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); • Is not an Executive Order 13771 (82 FR 9339, February 2, 2017) regulatory E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM 21DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 244 (Thursday, December 21, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 60545-60546]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27425]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R05-OAR-2017-0280; FRL-9972-32-Region 5]


Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; 2017 Revisions to NR 400 and 406; 
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 November 7, 2017, direct 
final rule approving a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation 
Plan (SIP). The revision replaces the definition of ``emergency 
electric generator'' with a broader definition of ``restricted internal 
combustion engine'', makes amendments to procedures for revoking 
construction permits as well as language changes and other 
administrative updates, and lastly, removing from the SIP two Wisconsin 
Administrative Code provisions that affect eligibility of coverage 
under general and construction permits.

DATES: The direct final rule published at 82 FR 51575 on November 7, 
2017, is withdrawn effective December 21, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Radhica Kanniganti, Environmental 
Engineer, Air Permits Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, 
Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886-8097, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if

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adverse comments were submitted by December 7, 2017, the rule would be 
withdrawn and not take effect. EPA received an adverse comment prior to 
the close of the comment period and, therefore, is withdrawing the 
direct final rule. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final 
action based upon the proposed action also published on November 7, 
2017 (82 FR 51594). EPA will not institute a second comment period on 
this action.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

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

    Dated: December 8, 2017.
Robert A. Kaplan,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.

PART 52--APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS

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Accordingly, the amendment to 40 CFR 52.2570 published in the Federal 
Register on November 7, 2017 (82 FR 51575) is withdrawn effective 
December 21, 2017.

[FR Doc. 2017-27425 Filed 12-20-17; 8:45 am]
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