National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to Texas, 1604 [2018-00448]

Download as PDF 1604 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Proposed Rules Exhibit A, Section C, Subsection B. This Board order is found in the Montana SIP under ‘‘EPA-approved Source-Specific Requirements.’’ The EPA has made, and will continue to make, these materials generally available through www.regulations.gov and at the EPA Region 8 Office (please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this preamble for more information). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS V. 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 proposes to approve state law as meeting federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this proposed action: • Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993); • is not expected to be an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because this action is not significant 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 Jan 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the CAA; and • does not provide the EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). The SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where the EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, the proposed 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). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: January 2, 2018. Douglas H. Benevento, Regional Administrator, Region 8. [FR Doc. 2018–00114 Filed 1–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 63 [EPA–R06–OAR–2017–0061; FRL–9972–29– Region 6] National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to Texas Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for all sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources). These regulations apply to certain NESHAP promulgated by the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 EPA, as amended between April 24, 2013 and August 3, 2016. The delegation of authority under this action does not apply to sources located in Indian Country. The EPA is providing notice proposing to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs to TCEQ. Written comments should be received on or before February 12, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by EPA–R06–OAR–2017– 0061, at http://www.regulations.gov or via email to barrett.richard@epa.gov. For additional information on how to submit comments see the detailed instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the rules section of this issue of the Federal Register. DATES: Mr. Rick Barrett, (214) 665–7227; email: barrett.richard@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of this issue of the Federal Register, the EPA is approving TCEQ’s request for delegation of authority to implement and enforce certain NESHAP for all sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources). TCEQ has adopted certain NESHAP by reference into Texas’s state regulations. In addition, the EPA is waiving its notification requirements so sources will only need to send notifications and reports to TCEQ. The EPA is taking direct final action without prior proposal because the EPA views this as a noncontroversial action and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no relevant adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If the EPA receives relevant adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn, and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting should do so at this time. For additional information, see the direct final rule which is located in the rules section of this issue of the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: January 4, 2018. Wren Stenger, Director, Multimedia Division, Region 6. [FR Doc. 2018–00448 Filed 1–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\12JAP1.SGM 12JAP1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 63

[EPA-R06-OAR-2017-0061; FRL-9972-29-Region 6]


National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; 
Delegation of Authority to Texas

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has 
submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation of EPA authority 
for implementation and enforcement of National Emission Standards for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for all sources (both part 70 and 
non-part 70 sources). These regulations apply to certain NESHAP 
promulgated by the EPA, as amended between April 24, 2013 and August 3, 
2016. The delegation of authority under this action does not apply to 
sources located in Indian Country. The EPA is providing notice 
proposing to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs to TCEQ.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 12, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by EPA-R06-OAR-2017-0061, 
at http://www.regulations.gov or via email to [email protected]. 
For additional information on how to submit comments see the detailed 
instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located 
in the rules section of this issue of the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rick Barrett, (214) 665-7227; 
email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of this issue of 
the Federal Register, the EPA is approving TCEQ's request for 
delegation of authority to implement and enforce certain NESHAP for all 
sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources). TCEQ has adopted 
certain NESHAP by reference into Texas's state regulations. In 
addition, the EPA is waiving its notification requirements so sources 
will only need to send notifications and reports to TCEQ. The EPA is 
taking direct final action without prior proposal because the EPA views 
this as a noncontroversial action and anticipates no adverse comments. 
A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final 
rule. If no relevant adverse comments are received in response to this 
action, no further activity is contemplated. If the EPA receives 
relevant adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn, and 
all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final 
rule based on this proposed rule. The EPA will not institute a second 
comment period. Any parties interested in commenting should do so at 
this time.
    For additional information, see the direct final rule which is 
located in the rules section of this issue of the Federal Register.

    Dated: January 4, 2018.
Wren Stenger,
Director, Multimedia Division, Region 6.
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