Air Plan Approval; Nebraska; Revisions to Title 115 of the Nebraska Administrative Code; Rules of Practice and Procedure, 42592-42594 [2018-18104]

Download as PDF 42592 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 164 / Thursday, August 23, 2018 / Rules and Regulations The revisions read as follows: § 52.1675 Control strategy and regulations: Sulfur oxides. * * * * * (d) [Reserved] (e) Any exception or variance promulgated by the Commissioner under 6 NYCRR Sections 225–1.3 and 1.4(b) shall not exempt any person from the requirements otherwise imposed by 6 NYCRR Subpart 225–1; provided that the Administrator may approve such exception or variance as a plan revision when the provisions of this part, section 110 (a)(3)(A) of the Act, and 40 CFR part 51 (relating to approval of and revisions to State implementation plans) have been satisfied with respect to such exception or variance. [FR Doc. 2018–18115 Filed 8–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R07–OAR–2018–0307; FRL–9982– 07—Region 7] Air Plan Approval; Nebraska; Revisions to Title 115 of the Nebraska Administrative Code; Rules of Practice and Procedure Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Nebraska State Implementation Plan (SIP) addressing the legal practices and procedures that govern the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) relating to public record law and the State’s Administrative Procedure Act. The State revised their regulations based on legislative amendments to the State’s Administrative Procedure Act and the public record laws which imposed additional requirements on the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. Specifically, revisions are being made to definitions, filings and correspondence, public record availability and confidentiality, public hearings, contested cases, emergency proceeding hearings, declaratory rulings, rulemaking and variances. These revisions do not impact air quality, do not revise emission limits or procedures, nor do they impact the State’s ability to attain or maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Aug 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 This final rule is effective on September 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R07–OAR–2018–0307. All documents in the docket are listed on the https://www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available through https:// www.regulations.gov or please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for additional information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Crable, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219 at (913) 551– 7391, or by email at crable.gregory@ epa.gov. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to EPA. This section provides additional information by addressing the following: I. What is being addressed in this document? II. Have the requirements for approval of a SIP revision been met? III. Response to Comments IV. What action is EPA taking? V. Incorporation by Reference VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. What is being addressed in this document? EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the SIP submitted by the State of Nebraska on August 28, 2014. This action will amend the SIP to revise title 115 of the Nebraska Administrative Code. Title 115 addresses the legal practices and procedures that govern the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) relating to public record law and the State’s Administrative Procedure Act. EPA proposed approval of Nebraska’s SIP submission in its action published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2018, at 83 FR 25977. The last revision to title 115, Rules of Practice and Procedure, was approved on January 4, 1995, at 60 FR 372. Since that time, the legislature has amended the Administrative Procedure Act and the public record laws which impose additional requirements on NDEQ. NDEQ has adopted the revisions to title 115 and has requested EPA amend the SIP. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This action amends the SIP by revising chapter 1, Definitions of Terms; chapter 2, Filings and Correspondence; chapter 3, Public Records Availability; chapter 4, Public Records Confidentiality; chapter 5, Public Hearings; chapter 7, Contested Cases; chapter 8, Emergency Proceeding Hearings; chapter 9, Declaratory Rulings; and chapter 10, Rulemaking. Also, this action approves the revision to the chapter titles for chapters 2, 4, 8, 9 and 10. No revisions are being made to chapter 6, Voluntary Compliance. Chapter 11, Variances, is being deleted. The revisions to title 115 are numerous and can be found in the August 28, 2014 State submission which is part of the docket. Specifically, the changes to chapters 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 and 10 conform regulatory language to the Attorney General’s model rules. Revisions to chapters 3 and 5 better describe the procedures already in place by practice for obtaining public records and public hearings on permit decisions or fact-finding hearings that are required by law. Revisions to chapter 4 clarify the procedures for asserting a claim of confidentiality trade secrets. Finally, chapter 11 is being deleted from title 115 because it is duplicative and found in chapter 33 of title 129. EPA is approving these revisions as they are not fundamentally different from a procedural standpoint from existing rules. These revisions do not impact air quality. The revisions do not revise emission limits or procedures, nor do they impact the state’s ability to attain or maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. II. Have the requirements for approval of a SIP revision been met? The state submission has met the public notice requirements for SIP submissions in accordance with 40 CFR 51.102. The revised title 115 chapters were placed on public notice on January 30, 2004, and a public hearing was held by the NDEQ on March 5, 2004. During the public hearing NDEQ received three comments. NDEQ addressed each of the comments and made no change to the rule based on comments received. The submission also satisfied the completeness criteria of 40 CFR part 51, appendix V. In addition, as explained above, and as demonstrated in the documents in the docket, the revisions meet the substantive SIP requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA), including section 110 and implementing regulations. E:\FR\FM\23AUR1.SGM 23AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 164 / Thursday, August 23, 2018 / Rules and Regulations III. Response to Comments The EPA proposed action on this SIP, published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2018, (83 FR 25977) received no comments. IV. What action is EPA taking? EPA is taking final action to amend the Nebraska SIP. This action will amend the SIP to revise title 115 of the Nebraska Administrative Code ‘‘Nebraska Rules of Practice and Procedure.’’ The revisions to title 115 update the NDEQ rules of practice and procedure to incorporate legislative changes that have been made to the State’s Administrative Procedure Act and the public record laws. V. Incorporation by Reference In this rule, EPA is finalizing regulatory text that includes incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 51.5, EPA is finalizing the incorporation by reference of the Nebraska Regulations described in the amendments to 40 CFR part 52 set forth below. EPA has made, and will continue to make, these materials generally available through www.regulations.gov and at the EPA Region 7 Office (please contact the person identified in the ‘‘For Further Information Contact’’ section of this preamble for more information). Therefore, these materials have been approved by EPA for inclusion in the State implementation plan, 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 in the next update to the SIP compilation.1 VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under the Clean Air Act, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and applicable Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. 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 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 Clean Air Act; and • Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). In addition, the SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, the rule does not have tribal implications and will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). 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. Dated: August 16, 2018. James B. Gulliford, Regional Administrator, Region 7. For the reasons stated in the preamble, EPA amends 40 CFR part 52 as set forth below: 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 CC—Nebraska 2. Amend § 52.1420(c) by: a. Revising the entries for citations 115–1, 115–2, 115–3, 115–4, 115–5, 115–7, 115–8, 115–9, and 115–10; ■ b. Removing the entry for citation 115–11. The revisions read as follows: ■ ■ § 52.1420 * Identification of plan. * * (c) * * * * * EPA-APPROVED NEBRASKA REGULATIONS Nebraska citation State effective date Title EPA approval date Explanation STATE OF NEBRASKA daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Department of Environmental Quality 1 62 FR 27968 (May 22, 1997). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Aug 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 42593 E:\FR\FM\23AUR1.SGM 23AUR1 42594 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 164 / Thursday, August 23, 2018 / Rules and Regulations EPA-APPROVED NEBRASKA REGULATIONS—Continued Nebraska citation State effective date Title * * * EPA approval date * Explanation * * * * * * * Title 115—Rules of Practice and Procedure 115–1 .............. Definitions of Terms ....................... 6/8/2004 Federal Reg- Public Hearings .............................. 6/8/2004 8/23/2018, [Insert ister citation]. 8/23/2018, [Insert ister citation]. 8/23/2018, [Insert ister citation]. 8/23/2018, [Insert ister citation]. 8/23/2018, [Insert ister citation]. 115–2 .............. Petition for Declaratory Order ........ 6/8/2004 115–3 .............. Public Records Availability ............ 6/8/2004 115–4 .............. Confidentiality for Trade Secrets ... 6/8/2004 115–5 .............. * 115–7 .............. * * Contested Cases ........................... * Federal Reg- 115–8 .............. Intervention in a Contested Case .. 115–9 .............. Ex Parte Communications Prohibited. Petition for Rulemaking ................. * 8/23/2018, [Insert ister citation]. 6/8/2004 8/23/2018, [Insert ister citation]. 6/8/2004 8/23/2018, [Insert ister citation]. 6/8/2004 8/23/2018, [Insert ister citation]. 115–10 ............ * * * * * * * BILLING CODE 6560–50–P 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R07–OAR–2018–0188; FRL–9982– 06—Region 7] Approval of Nebraska Air Quality Implementation Plan; Particulate Emissions; Limitations and Standards Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on July 14, 2014, by the State of Nebraska. This final action will amend the SIP to include revisions to title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code, chapter 20 ‘‘Particulate Emissions; Limitations and Standards’’. The revisions make clear that the emission rates in the rule apply to applicable sources except when a more stringent Federal rule or limit in a construction permit exists. Other minor administrative revisions are also being made. Approval of these revisions will not impact air quality, ensures consistency between the State and Federally approved rules, and ensures SUMMARY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Federal RegFederal Reg- Federal RegFederal RegFederal Reg* This final rule is effective on September 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R07–OAR–2018–0188. All documents in the docket are listed on the https://www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available through https:// www.regulations.gov or please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for additional information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Crable, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219 at (913) 551– 7391, or by email at crable.gregory@ epa.gov. DATES: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 16:16 Aug 22, 2018 * Federal Reg- Federal enforceability of the State’s rules. * [FR Doc. 2018–18104 Filed 8–22–18; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 6/8/2004 Federal Reg- Jkt 244001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to EPA. This section provides additional information by addressing the following: I. What is being addressed in this document? PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 II. Have the requirements for approval of a SIP Revision been met? III. EPA’s Response to Comments. IV. What action is EPA taking? V. Incorporation by Reference. VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews. I. What is being addressed in this document? EPA is approving amendments to Nebraska’s SIP to include revisions to title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code, chapter 20, ‘‘Particulate Emissions; Limitations and Standards’’ submitted to EPA on July 14, 2014. EPA proposed approval of the State’s submission in its action published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2018 at 83 FR 25975. The chapter 20 revisions provide clarity to the chapter. The revisions to chapter 20, being addressed in this action, were submitted as a part of a larger package, revising other title 129 chapters, submitted at the same time as the July 14, 2014 submittal. On April 6, 2018, EPA took final action on two title 129 chapters, chapter 1 ‘‘Definitions’’, and chapter 15 ‘‘Operating Permit Modifications; Reopening for Cause.’’ In that final action, EPA stated it would take action separately on chapter 20. See 83 FR 14762. EPA is now taking a final action to approve revisions to chapter 20. The revisions to chapter 20 are described below. Nebraska’s Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) E:\FR\FM\23AUR1.SGM 23AUR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R07-OAR-2018-0307; FRL-9982-07--Region 7]


Air Plan Approval; Nebraska; Revisions to Title 115 of the 
Nebraska Administrative Code; Rules of Practice and Procedure

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving 
revisions to the Nebraska State Implementation Plan (SIP) addressing 
the legal practices and procedures that govern the Nebraska Department 
of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) relating to public record law and the 
State's Administrative Procedure Act. The State revised their 
regulations based on legislative amendments to the State's 
Administrative Procedure Act and the public record laws which imposed 
additional requirements on the Nebraska Department of Environmental 
Quality. Specifically, revisions are being made to definitions, filings 
and correspondence, public record availability and confidentiality, 
public hearings, contested cases, emergency proceeding hearings, 
declaratory rulings, rulemaking and variances. These revisions do not 
impact air quality, do not revise emission limits or procedures, nor do 
they impact the State's ability to attain or maintain the National 
Ambient Air Quality Standards.

DATES: This final rule is effective on September 24, 2018.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
No. EPA-R07-OAR-2018-0307. All documents in the docket are listed on 
the https://www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly 
available docket materials are available through https://www.regulations.gov or please contact the person identified in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for additional information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Crable, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, 
Lenexa, Kansas 66219 at (913) 551-7391, or by email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document ``we,'' ``us,'' and 
``our'' refer to EPA. This section provides additional information by 
addressing the following:

I. What is being addressed in this document?
II. Have the requirements for approval of a SIP revision been met?
III. Response to Comments
IV. What action is EPA taking?
V. Incorporation by Reference
VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. What is being addressed in this document?

    EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the SIP 
submitted by the State of Nebraska on August 28, 2014. This action will 
amend the SIP to revise title 115 of the Nebraska Administrative Code. 
Title 115 addresses the legal practices and procedures that govern the 
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) relating to public 
record law and the State's Administrative Procedure Act. EPA proposed 
approval of Nebraska's SIP submission in its action published in the 
Federal Register on June 5, 2018, at 83 FR 25977. The last revision to 
title 115, Rules of Practice and Procedure, was approved on January 4, 
1995, at 60 FR 372. Since that time, the legislature has amended the 
Administrative Procedure Act and the public record laws which impose 
additional requirements on NDEQ. NDEQ has adopted the revisions to 
title 115 and has requested EPA amend the SIP.
    This action amends the SIP by revising chapter 1, Definitions of 
Terms; chapter 2, Filings and Correspondence; chapter 3, Public Records 
Availability; chapter 4, Public Records Confidentiality; chapter 5, 
Public Hearings; chapter 7, Contested Cases; chapter 8, Emergency 
Proceeding Hearings; chapter 9, Declaratory Rulings; and chapter 10, 
Rulemaking. Also, this action approves the revision to the chapter 
titles for chapters 2, 4, 8, 9 and 10. No revisions are being made to 
chapter 6, Voluntary Compliance. Chapter 11, Variances, is being 
deleted. The revisions to title 115 are numerous and can be found in 
the August 28, 2014 State submission which is part of the docket.
    Specifically, the changes to chapters 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 and 10 conform 
regulatory language to the Attorney General's model rules. Revisions to 
chapters 3 and 5 better describe the procedures already in place by 
practice for obtaining public records and public hearings on permit 
decisions or fact-finding hearings that are required by law. Revisions 
to chapter 4 clarify the procedures for asserting a claim of 
confidentiality trade secrets. Finally, chapter 11 is being deleted 
from title 115 because it is duplicative and found in chapter 33 of 
title 129.
    EPA is approving these revisions as they are not fundamentally 
different from a procedural standpoint from existing rules. These 
revisions do not impact air quality. The revisions do not revise 
emission limits or procedures, nor do they impact the state's ability 
to attain or maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

II. Have the requirements for approval of a SIP revision been met?

    The state submission has met the public notice requirements for SIP 
submissions in accordance with 40 CFR 51.102. The revised title 115 
chapters were placed on public notice on January 30, 2004, and a public 
hearing was held by the NDEQ on March 5, 2004. During the public 
hearing NDEQ received three comments. NDEQ addressed each of the 
comments and made no change to the rule based on comments received. The 
submission also satisfied the completeness criteria of 40 CFR part 51, 
appendix V. In addition, as explained above, and as demonstrated in the 
documents in the docket, the revisions meet the substantive SIP 
requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA), including section 110 and 
implementing regulations.

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III. Response to Comments

    The EPA proposed action on this SIP, published in the Federal 
Register on June 5, 2018, (83 FR 25977) received no comments.

IV. What action is EPA taking?

    EPA is taking final action to amend the Nebraska SIP. This action 
will amend the SIP to revise title 115 of the Nebraska Administrative 
Code ``Nebraska Rules of Practice and Procedure.'' The revisions to 
title 115 update the NDEQ rules of practice and
    procedure to incorporate legislative changes that have been made to 
the State's Administrative Procedure Act and the public record laws.

V. Incorporation by Reference

    In this rule, EPA is finalizing regulatory text that includes 
incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 
51.5, EPA is finalizing the incorporation by reference of the Nebraska 
Regulations described in the amendments to 40 CFR part 52 set forth 
below. EPA has made, and will continue to make, these materials 
generally available through www.regulations.gov and at the EPA Region 7 
Office (please contact the person identified in the ``For Further 
Information Contact'' section of this preamble for more information).
    Therefore, these materials have been approved by EPA for inclusion 
in the State implementation plan, 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 in the next 
update to the SIP compilation.\1\
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VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Under the Clean Air Act, the Administrator is required to approve a 
SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and 
applicable Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). 
Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA's role is to approve state 
choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. 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 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 Clean Air Act; and
     Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to 
address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental 
effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under 
Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).
    In addition, the SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian 
reservation land or in any other area where EPA or an Indian tribe has 
demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian 
country, the rule does not have tribal implications and will not impose 
substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law as 
specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000).

 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.


    Dated: August 16, 2018.
James B. Gulliford,
Regional Administrator, Region 7.
    For the reasons stated in the preamble, EPA amends 40 CFR part 52 
as set forth below:

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 CC--Nebraska

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2. Amend Sec.  52.1420(c) by:
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a. Revising the entries for citations 115-1, 115-2, 115-3, 115-4, 115-
5, 115-7, 115-8, 115-9, and 115-10;
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b. Removing the entry for citation 115-11.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  52.1420  Identification of plan.

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    (c) * * *

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115-1....................  Definitions of Terms..        6/8/2004  8/23/2018, [Insert
                                                                    Federal Register
                                                                    citation].
115-2....................  Petition for                  6/8/2004  8/23/2018, [Insert
                            Declaratory Order.                      Federal Register
                                                                    citation].
115-3....................  Public Records                6/8/2004  8/23/2018, [Insert
                            Availability.                           Federal Register
                                                                    citation].
115-4....................  Confidentiality for           6/8/2004  8/23/2018, [Insert
                            Trade Secrets.                          Federal Register
                                                                    citation].
115-5....................  Public Hearings.......        6/8/2004  8/23/2018, [Insert
                                                                    Federal Register
                                                                    citation].
 
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115-7....................  Contested Cases.......        6/8/2004  8/23/2018, [Insert
                                                                    Federal Register
                                                                    citation].
115-8....................  Intervention in a             6/8/2004  8/23/2018, [Insert
                            Contested Case.                         Federal Register
                                                                    citation].
115-9....................  Ex Parte                      6/8/2004  8/23/2018, [Insert
                            Communications                          Federal Register
                            Prohibited.                             citation].
115-10...................  Petition for                  6/8/2004  8/23/2018, [Insert
                            Rulemaking.                             Federal Register
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