Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Reasonably Available Control Technology for Volatile Organic Compound Emissions in the Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Nonattainment Area, 60546-60550 [2017-27453]

Download as PDF 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December 21, 2017 / Rules and Regulations adverse comments were submitted by December 7, 2017, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect.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Accordingly, the amendment to 40 CFR 52.2570 published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2017 (82 FR 51575) is withdrawn effective December 21, 2017.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 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 244 / Thursday, December 21, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 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. 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 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 20, 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).) 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 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 List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. 60547 Dated: December 15, 2017. Samuel Coleman, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6. 40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows: PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Subpart SS—Texas 2. In § 52.2270: a. In paragraph (c), the table titled ‘‘EPA Approved Regulations In The Texas SIP’’ is amended: ■ i. By revising the entries for sections 115.10, 115.110–115.115, 115.117– 115.119, 115.121 and 115.122, 115.125– 115.127, 115.129, 115.139, 115.215, 115.219, 115.229, 115.239, and 115.359; ■ ii. By adding entries for 115.410 and 115.411; ■ iii. By revising the entries for 115.415 and 115.416; ■ iv. By removing the entry for 115.417; ■ v. By revising the entries for 115.419– 115.423, 115.425–115.427, 115.429, 115.440–115.442, 115.446, 115.449– 115.451, 115.453, 115.459–115.461, 115.469, 115.471, 115.473, 115.479, and 115.519; ■ b. In paragraph (e), the second table titled ‘‘EPA Approved Nonregulatory Provisions and Quasi-Regulatory Measures in the Texas SIP’’ is amended by adding an entry for ‘‘DFW VOC RACT Demonstration’’ at the end. The revisions and additions read as follows: ■ ■ § 52.2270 * Identification of plan. * * (c) * * * * * EPA APPROVED REGULATIONS IN THE TEXAS SIP State citation State approval/ submittal date Title/subject * * * EPA approval date * * Explanation * * Chapter 115 (Reg 5)—Control of Air Pollution from Volatile Organic Compounds Subchapter A—Definitions 115.10 ............................. Covered Attainment Counties ...................... daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES * * * 6/15/2015 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * * * Subchapter B—General Volatile Organic Compounds Division 1: Storage of Volatile Organic Compounds 115.110 ........................... Applicability and Definitions ......................... 6/15/2015 115.111 ........................... Exemptions ................................................... 6/15/2015 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Dec 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4700 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM 21DER1 * 60548 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 244 / Thursday, December 21, 2017 / Rules and Regulations EPA APPROVED REGULATIONS IN THE TEXAS SIP—Continued State approval/ submittal date State citation Title/subject EPA approval date Explanation 115.112 ........................... Control Requirements .................................. 6/15/2015 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * 115.114 ........................... * * Inspection Requirements ............................. * 6/15/2015 * 115.115 ........................... Monitoring Requirements ............................. 6/15/2015 * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * 115.117 ........................... * * Approved Test Methods ............................... * 6/15/2015 * 115.118 ........................... Recordkeeping Requirements ...................... 6/15/2015 115.119 ........................... Compliance Schedules ................................ 6/15/2015 * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. Division 2: Vent Gas Control * 115.121 ........................... * * Emissions Specifications .............................. * 6/15/2015 115.122 ........................... Control Requirements .................................. 6/15/2015 * 115.125 ........................... * * Testing Requirements .................................. * 6/15/2015 115.126 ........................... 6/15/2015 115.127 ........................... Monitoring and Recordkeeping Requirements. Exemptions ................................................... 115.129 ........................... Counties and Compliance Schedules .......... 6/15/2015 6/15/2015 * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * * * [Insert Federal Register cita- * 12/21/2017 tion]. 12/21/2017 tion]. 12/21/2017 tion]. 12/21/2017 tion]. [Insert Federal Register cita[Insert Federal Register cita[Insert Federal Register cita- Division 3: Water Separation * 115.139 ........................... * * Counties and Compliance Schedules .......... * 6/15/2015 * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * Subchapter C—Volatile Organic Compound Transfer Operations Division 1: Loading and Unloading of Volatile Organic Compounds * 115.215 ........................... * * Approved Test Methods ............................... * 6/15/2015 * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * * 115.219 ........................... * * Counties and Compliance Schedules .......... * 6/15/2015 * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * * * * * * * * Division 2: Filling of Gasoline Storage Vessels (Stage I) for Motor Vehicle Fuel Dispensing Facilities * 115.229 ........................... * * Counties and Compliance Schedules .......... * 6/15/2015 * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * Division 3: Control of Volatile Organic Compound Leaks from Transport Vessels daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES * 115.239 ........................... * * Counties and Compliance Schedules .......... * 6/15/2015 * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * Subchapter D—Petroleum Refining, Natural Gas Processing, And Petrochemical Processes Division 3: Fugitive Emission Control in Petroleum Refining, Natural Gas/Gasoline Processing, and Petrochemical Processes in O3 Nonattainment Areas * 115.359 ........................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * Counties and Compliance Schedules .......... 17:05 Dec 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 * 6/15/2015 Fmt 4700 * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM 21DER1 * Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 244 / Thursday, December 21, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 60549 EPA APPROVED REGULATIONS IN THE TEXAS SIP—Continued State citation State approval/ submittal date Title/subject EPA approval date Explanation Subchapter E—Solvent-Using Processes Division 1: Degreasing Processes § 115.410 ........................ Applicability .................................................. 6/15/2015 § 115.411 ........................ Exemptions ................................................... 6/15/2015 * 115.415 ........................... * * Testing .......................................................... * 6/15/2015 115.416 ........................... Recordkeeping Requirements ...................... 6/15/2015 115.417 ........................... Exemptions ................................................... 6/15/2015 115.419 ........................... Counties and Compliance Schedules .......... 6/15/2015 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. 12/21/2017 tion]. 12/21/2017 tion]. 12/21/2017 tion]. 12/21/2017 tion]. * * [Insert Federal Register cita- * [Insert Federal Register cita[Insert Federal Register cita[Insert Federal Register cita- Division 2: Surface Coating Processes 115.420 ........................... Applicability and Definitions ......................... 6/15/2015 115.421 ........................... Emissions Specifications .............................. 6/15/2015 115.422 ........................... Control Requirements .................................. 6/15/2015 115.423 ........................... Alternate Control Requirements ................... 6/15/2015 * 115.425 ........................... * * Testing Requirements .................................. * 6/15/2015 115.426 ........................... 6/15/2015 115.427 ........................... Monitoring and Recordkeeping Requirements. Exemptions ................................................... 115.429 ........................... Counties and Compliance Schedules .......... 6/15/2015 * * * 6/15/2015 12/21/2017 tion]. 12/21/2017 tion]. 12/21/2017 tion]. 12/21/2017 tion]. 12/21/2017 tion]. 12/21/2017 tion]. 12/21/2017 tion]. 12/21/2017 tion]. * [Insert Federal Register cita[Insert Federal Register cita[Insert Federal Register cita[Insert Federal Register cita- * * [Insert Federal Register cita- * [Insert Federal Register cita[Insert Federal Register cita[Insert Federal Register cita- * * * Division 4: Offset Lithographic Printing 115.440 ........................... Applicability and Definitions ......................... 6/15/2015 115.441 ........................... Exemptions ................................................... 6/15/2015 115.442 ........................... Control Requirements .................................. 6/15/2015 * 115.446 ........................... * * Monitoring and Recordkeeping Requirements. Compliance Schedules ................................ * 6/15/2015 115.449 ........................... 6/15/2015 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * Division 5: Control Requirements for Surface Coating Processes Applicability and Definitions ......................... 6/15/2015 115.451 ........................... Exemptions ................................................... 6/15/2015 115.453 ........................... Control Requirements .................................. 6/15/2015 * 15.459 ............................. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES 115.450 ........................... * * Counties and Compliance Schedules .......... * 6/15/2015 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. Division 6: Industrial Cleaning Solvents 115.460 ........................... Applicability and Definitions ......................... 6/15/2015 115.461 ........................... Exemptions ................................................... 6/15/2015 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Dec 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4700 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM 21DER1 * 60550 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 244 / Thursday, December 21, 2017 / Rules and Regulations EPA APPROVED REGULATIONS IN THE TEXAS SIP—Continued State approval/ submittal date State citation Title/subject * 115.469 ........................... * * Compliance Schedules ................................ * 6/15/2015 EPA approval date Explanation * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * Division 7: Miscellaneous Industrial Adhesives * 115.471 ........................... * * Exemptions ................................................... * 6/15/2015 115.473 ........................... Control Requirements .................................. 6/15/2015 * 115.479 ........................... * * Compliance Schedules ................................ * 6/15/2015 * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * Subchapter F—Miscellaneous Industrial Sources Division 1: Cutback Asphalt * 115.519 ........................... * * Compliance Schedules ................................ * * * * * * * * * 6/15/2015 * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * * * * * (e) * * * EPA APPROVED NONREGULATORY PROVISIONS AND QUASI-REGULATORY MEASURES IN THE TEXAS SIP Applicable geographic or non-attainment area Name of SIP provision * DFW VOC RACT Demonstration. * * DFW 2008 Ozone NAAQS non-attainment area. State submittal/ effective date * 7/10/2015 EPA approval date * * 12/21/2017 [Insert Federal Register citation]. Recovery Act (RCRA). On October 5, 2017, EPA proposed to authorize the State’s changes. During the 30-day comment period no adverse comments were received. DATES: The final authorization is effective January 22, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Amaro, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, Land Division, 75 Hawthorne Street (LND–1– 1), San Francisco, CA 94105, phone number: 415–972–3364, email: amaro.laurie@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2017–27453 Filed 12–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 271 [EPA–R09–RCRA–2017–0523; FRL–9972– 09-Region 9] Arizona: Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. A. What decisions has EPA made in this rule? Arizona applied to the EPA for final authorization of changes corresponding to certain federal hazardous waste rules promulgated between May 26, 1998, and July 28, 2006 (also known as RCRA Cluster VIII (checklist 167D) and Clusters IX through XVII) to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and On July 14, 2017, Arizona applied to EPA for final authorization of changes to the State hazardous waste program. EPA concludes that Arizona’s application to revise its authorized program meets all statutory and regulatory requirements established by RCRA, as set forth in RCRA sec. 3006(b), 42 U.S.C. 6926(b), and 40 CFR part 271. Therefore, EPA AGENCY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Dec 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Comments * grants Arizona final authorization to operate as part of its hazardous waste program the changes listed below in Section E of this document, as further described in the authorization application. Arizona has responsibility for permitting treatment, storage, and disposal facilities within its borders (except in Indian country) and for carrying out the aspects of the RCRA program described in its revised program application, subject to the limitations of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (HSWA). B. What is the effect of today’s authorization decision? The effect of this decision is that the changes described in Arizona’s authorization application will become part of the authorized State hazardous waste program, and therefore will be federally enforceable. Arizona will continue to have primary enforcement authority and responsibility for its State hazardous waste program. EPA retains its authorities under RCRA secs. 3007, E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM 21DER1

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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 Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Nonattainment Area

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: 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 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, 
[email protected].

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 Sec.  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 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

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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 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 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. 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 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 20, 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, Incorporation by 
reference, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile 
organic compounds.

    Dated: December 15, 2017.
Samuel Coleman,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.

    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 SS--Texas

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2. In Sec.  52.2270:
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a. In paragraph (c), the table titled ``EPA Approved Regulations In The 
Texas SIP'' is amended:
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i. By revising the entries for sections 115.10, 115.110-115.115, 
115.117-115.119, 115.121 and 115.122, 115.125-115.127, 115.129, 
115.139, 115.215, 115.219, 115.229, 115.239, and 115.359;
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ii. By adding entries for 115.410 and 115.411;
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iii. By revising the entries for 115.415 and 115.416;
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iv. By removing the entry for 115.417;
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v. By revising the entries for 115.419-115.423, 115.425-115.427, 
115.429, 115.440-115.442, 115.446, 115.449-115.451, 115.453, 115.459-
115.461, 115.469, 115.471, 115.473, 115.479, and 115.519;
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b. In paragraph (e), the second table titled ``EPA Approved 
Nonregulatory Provisions and Quasi-Regulatory Measures in the Texas 
SIP'' is amended by adding an entry for ``DFW VOC RACT Demonstration'' 
at the end.
    The revisions and additions read as follows:


Sec.  52.2270  Identification of plan.

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    (c) * * *

                                                        EPA Approved Regulations in the Texas SIP
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                                                                    State approval/
           State citation                    Title/subject             submittal          EPA approval date                     Explanation
                                                                         date
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                                      Chapter 115 (Reg 5)--Control of Air Pollution from Volatile Organic Compounds
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                                                                Subchapter A--Definitions
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115.10.............................  Covered Attainment Counties..       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
 
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                                                    Subchapter B--General Volatile Organic Compounds
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                                                    Division 1: Storage of Volatile Organic Compounds
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115.110............................  Applicability and Definitions       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.111............................  Exemptions...................       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].

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115.112............................  Control Requirements.........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
 
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115.114............................  Inspection Requirements......       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.115............................  Monitoring Requirements......       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
115.117............................  Approved Test Methods........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.118............................  Recordkeeping Requirements...       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.119............................  Compliance Schedules.........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
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                                                              Division 2: Vent Gas Control
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                                                                      * * * * * * *
115.121............................  Emissions Specifications.....       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.122............................  Control Requirements.........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
115.125............................  Testing Requirements.........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.126............................  Monitoring and Recordkeeping        6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                      Requirements.                                  Register citation].
115.127............................  Exemptions...................       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.129............................  Counties and Compliance             6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                      Schedules.                                     Register citation].
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                                                              Division 3: Water Separation
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                                                                      * * * * * * *
115.139............................  Counties and Compliance             6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                      Schedules.                                     Register citation].
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                                               Subchapter C--Volatile Organic Compound Transfer Operations
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                                             Division 1: Loading and Unloading of Volatile Organic Compounds
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                                                                      * * * * * * *
115.215............................  Approved Test Methods........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
 
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115.219............................  Counties and Compliance             6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                      Schedules.                                     Register citation].
 
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                         Division 2: Filling of Gasoline Storage Vessels (Stage I) for Motor Vehicle Fuel Dispensing Facilities
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115.229............................  Counties and Compliance             6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                      Schedules.                                     Register citation].
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                                      Division 3: Control of Volatile Organic Compound Leaks from Transport Vessels
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115.239............................  Counties and Compliance             6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                      Schedules.                                     Register citation].
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                                  Subchapter D--Petroleum Refining, Natural Gas Processing, And Petrochemical Processes
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   Division 3: Fugitive Emission Control in Petroleum Refining, Natural Gas/Gasoline Processing, and Petrochemical Processes in O Nonattainment Areas
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115.359............................  Counties and Compliance             6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                      Schedules.                                     Register citation].
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                                                          Subchapter E--Solvent-Using Processes
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                                                            Division 1: Degreasing Processes
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Sec.   115.410.....................  Applicability................       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
Sec.   115.411.....................  Exemptions...................       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
 
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115.415............................  Testing......................       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.416............................  Recordkeeping Requirements...       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.417............................  Exemptions...................       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.419............................  Counties and Compliance             6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                      Schedules.                                     Register citation].
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                                                          Division 2: Surface Coating Processes
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115.420............................  Applicability and Definitions       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.421............................  Emissions Specifications.....       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.422............................  Control Requirements.........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.423............................  Alternate Control                   6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                      Requirements.                                  Register citation].
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
115.425............................  Testing Requirements.........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.426............................  Monitoring and Recordkeeping        6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                      Requirements.                                  Register citation].
115.427............................  Exemptions...................       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.429............................  Counties and Compliance             6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                      Schedules.                                     Register citation].
 
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                                                        Division 4: Offset Lithographic Printing
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115.440............................  Applicability and Definitions       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.441............................  Exemptions...................       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.442............................  Control Requirements.........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
115.446............................  Monitoring and Recordkeeping        6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                      Requirements.                                  Register citation].
115.449............................  Compliance Schedules.........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
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                                             Division 5: Control Requirements for Surface Coating Processes
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115.450............................  Applicability and Definitions       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.451............................  Exemptions...................       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.453............................  Control Requirements.........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
15.459.............................  Counties and Compliance             6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                      Schedules.                                     Register citation].
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                                                        Division 6: Industrial Cleaning Solvents
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115.460............................  Applicability and Definitions       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.461............................  Exemptions...................       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
 

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115.469............................  Compliance Schedules.........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
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                                                     Division 7: Miscellaneous Industrial Adhesives
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                                                                      * * * * * * *
115.471............................  Exemptions...................       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
115.473............................  Control Requirements.........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
 
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115.479............................  Compliance Schedules.........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
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                                                     Subchapter F--Miscellaneous Industrial Sources
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                                                               Division 1: Cutback Asphalt
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                                                                      * * * * * * *
115.519............................  Compliance Schedules.........       6/15/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                                                                     Register citation].
 
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    (e) * * *

                                  EPA Approved Nonregulatory Provisions and Quasi-Regulatory Measures in the Texas SIP
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                                                                         State
       Name of SIP provision         Applicable geographic or non-    submittal/          EPA approval date                       Comments
                                            attainment area         effective date
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                                                                      * * * * * * *
DFW VOC RACT Demonstration.........  DFW 2008 Ozone NAAQS non-           7/10/2015  12/21/2017 [Insert Federal     .....................................
                                      attainment area.                               Register citation].
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