Air Plan Approval; Rhode Island; Enhanced Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule, 984-985 [2018-00134]

Download as PDF 984 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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 the EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, the rule does not have tribal implications and will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. The EPA will submit a report containing this action and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). Under section 307(b)(1) of the 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 March 12, 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 Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: December 21, 2017. Alexis Strauss, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX. Chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations 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 DD—Nevada 2. Section 52.1470 in paragraph (c), Table 7, is amended by revising the entry for ‘‘040.095.’’to read as follows: ■ § 52.1470 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Incorporation by reference, * Identification of plan. * * (c) * * * * * TABLE 7—EPA-APPROVED WASHOE COUNTY REGULATIONS District citation Title/subject * 040.095 ...................... * Oxygen Content of Motor Fuel. * * * District effective date * * * * BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R01–OAR–2009–0436; A–1–FRL– 9972–87–Region 1] Air Plan Approval; Rhode Island; Enhanced Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule. jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES AGENCY: Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the November 14, 2017 direct final rule approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Rhode Island. Rhode Island’s SIP SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:57 Jan 08, 2018 * * * 10/24/13 (amended) .. [Insert Federal Register citation],. 1/9/18 ......................... * [FR Doc. 2018–00027 Filed 1–8–18; 8:45 am] Jkt 244001 EPA approval date * Additional explanation * * Previously approved at 73 FR 38124 (7/3/08). Submitted on 3/28/14. Suspends local motor fuel oxygenate requirement. * revision updates the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/ M) program in Rhode Island. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act. DATES: The direct final rule was published on November 14, 2017 (82 FR 52655), and is withdrawn effective January 9, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariel Garcia, Air Quality Planning Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New England Regional Office, 5 Post Office Square—Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05–2), Boston, MA 02109–3912, telephone (617) 918–1660, facsimile (617) 918–0660, email garcia.ariel@ epa.gov. * rule. EPA also published a proposed rule on November 14, 2017 (82 FR 52682), stating that written comments must be received on or before December 14, 2017. However, EPA will institute an extended comment period for this action by publishing a notice of data availability. 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. In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if adverse comments were submitted by December 14, 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * E:\FR\FM\09JAR1.SGM 09JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Dated: December 20, 2017. Ken Moraff, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA New England. PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS Accordingly, the amendments to 40 CFR 52.2070 published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2017 (82 FR 52655), on pages 52663–52664 are withdrawn effective January 9, 2018. ■ [FR Doc. 2018–00134 Filed 1–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 282 [EPA–R06–UST–2017–0504; FRL–9968–29— Region 6] Oklahoma: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions and Incorporation by Reference Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State of Oklahoma’s Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the State. EPA has determined that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. This action also codifies EPA’s approval of Oklahoma’s state program and incorporates by reference those provisions of the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The provisions will be subject to EPA’s inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions. DATES: This rule is effective March 12, 2018, unless EPA receives adverse comment by February 8, 2018. If EPA receives adverse comment, it will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register, as of March 12, 2018, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:57 Jan 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 Submit your comments by one of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: lincoln.audray@epa.gov. 3. Mail: Audray Lincoln, Region 6, Project Officer, LUST Prevention/ Corrective Action Section (6MM–XU), Multimedia Division, EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202– 2733. 4. Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver your comments to Audray Lincoln, Region 6, Project Officer, LUST Prevention/Corrective Action Section (6MM–XU), Multimedia Division, EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R06–UST–2017– 0504. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be available online at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http:// www.regulations.gov, or email. The Federal http://www.regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means the EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to the EPA without going through http:// www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. If you submit an electronic comment, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties, and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. You can view and copy the documents that form the basis for this codification and associated publicly available materials from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the following location: EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733, phone number (214) 665–2239. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 985 Interested persons wanting to examine these documents should make an appointment with the office at least two weeks in advance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audray Lincoln, (214) 665–2239, lincoln.audray@epa.gov. To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment with Audray Lincoln at (214) 665–2239. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Approval of Revisions to Oklahoma’s Underground Storage Tank Program A. Why are revisions to state programs necessary? States which have received final approval from the EPA under RCRA section 9004(b) of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6991c(b), must maintain an underground storage tank program that is equivalent to, consistent with, and no less stringent than the Federal underground storage tank program. When EPA makes revisions to the regulations that govern the UST program, states must revise their programs to comply with the updated regulations and submit these revisions to the EPA for approval. Changes to state UST programs may be necessary when Federal or State statutory or regulatory authority is modified or when certain other changes occur. Most commonly, States must change their programs because of changes to the EPA’s regulations in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 280. States can also initiate changes on their own to their underground storage tank program and these changes must then be approved by EPA. B. What decisions has the EPA made in this rule? On January 25, 2017, in accordance with 40 CFR 281.51(a), Oklahoma submitted a complete program revision application seeking approval for its UST program revisions corresponding to the EPA final rule published on July 15, 2015 (80 FR 41566) which finalized revisions to the 1988 UST regulation and to the 1988 state program approval (SPA) regulation. As required by 40 CFR 281.20, the State submitted the following: A transmittal letter from the Governor requesting approval, a description of the program and operating procedures, a demonstration of the State’s procedures to ensure adequate enforcement, a Memorandum of Agreement outlining the roles and responsibilities of the EPA and the implementing agency, a statement of certification from the Attorney General, and copies of all relevant state statutes and regulations. We have reviewed the E:\FR\FM\09JAR1.SGM 09JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 6 (Tuesday, January 9, 2018)]
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[Pages 984-985]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-00134]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R01-OAR-2009-0436; A-1-FRL-9972-87-Region 1]


Air Plan Approval; Rhode Island; Enhanced Motor Vehicle 
Inspection and Maintenance Program; 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 14, 2017 direct 
final rule approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision 
submitted by the State of Rhode Island. Rhode Island's SIP revision 
updates the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) 
program in Rhode Island. This action is being taken in accordance with 
the Clean Air Act.

DATES: The direct final rule was published on November 14, 2017 (82 FR 
52655), and is withdrawn effective January 9, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariel Garcia, Air Quality Planning 
Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New England Regional 
Office, 5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05-2), Boston, 
MA 02109-3912, telephone (617) 918-1660, facsimile (617) 918-0660, 
email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if 
adverse comments were submitted by December 14, 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 also published a proposed rule on November 14, 
2017 (82 FR 52682), stating that written comments must be received on 
or before December 14, 2017. However, EPA will institute an extended 
comment period for this action by publishing a notice of data 
availability.

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.


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    Dated: December 20, 2017.
Ken Moraff,
Acting Regional Administrator, EPA New England.

PART 52--APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS

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Accordingly, the amendments to 40 CFR 52.2070 published in the Federal 
Register on November 14, 2017 (82 FR 52655), on pages 52663-52664 are 
withdrawn effective January 9, 2018.

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