Air Plan Approval; California; South Coast Air Quality Management District; Ventura County Air Pollution Control District, 11130-11131 [2021-02909]

Download as PDF 11130 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / Rules and Regulations ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2020–0121; FRL–10017– 02–Region 9] Air Plan Approval; California; South Coast Air Quality Management District; Ventura County Air Pollution Control District Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the use SUMMARY: Local agency Rule No. SCAQMD ......... VCAPCD ......... 1168 74.20 Arnold Lazarus, EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105. By phone: (415) 972–3024 or by email at lazarus.arnold@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to the EPA. Table of Contents I. Proposed Action II. Public Comments and EPA Responses III. EPA Action IV. Incorporation by Reference V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. Proposed Action On September 3, 2020 (85 FR 54952), the EPA proposed to approve the following rules into the California SIP: Adhesive and Sealant Applications ............................. Adhesives and Sealants .............................................. October 6, 2017 ............... October 9, 2018 ............... made, and will continue to make, these documents available through www.regulations.gov and at the EPA Region IX Office (please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this preamble for more information). II. Public Comments and EPA Responses V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews The EPA’s proposed action provided a 30-day public comment period. During this period, we received eight comments. Each of the comments were supportive of the proposed action. 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 3, 2017) regulatory action because SIP approvals are exempted under Executive Order 12866; No comments were submitted that change our assessment of the rules as described in our proposed action. Therefore, as authorized in section 110(k)(3) of the Act, the EPA is fully approving these rules into the California SIP. IV. 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 SCAQMD and the VCAPCD rules described in the amendments to 40 CFR part 52 set forth below. The EPA has 16:14 Feb 23, 2021 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adopted We proposed to approve these rules because we determined that they comply with the relevant CAA requirements. Our proposed action and associated TSDs contain more information on the rules and our evaluation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 than English or if you are a person with disabilities who needs a reasonable accommodation at no cost to you, please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Rule title III. EPA Action khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES and application of industrial adhesives. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). DATES: Effective on March 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R09–OAR–2020–0121. 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, e.g., Confidential Business Information (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 availability information. If you need assistance in a language other Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Submitted May 23, 2018. January 31, 2019. • 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 E:\FR\FM\24FER1.SGM 24FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / Rules and Regulations khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES • 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). 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 April 26, 2021. 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, Intergovernmental relations, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. Signing Statement This document of the Environmental Protection Agency was signed on December 11, 2020, by John Busterud, Regional Administrator, Region IX, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Feb 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 pursuant to a consent decree entered on December 4, 2020 in Our Childrens Earth Foundation v. Wheeler, 4:20–cv– 00396–JSW (N.D. Cal.). That document with the original signature and date is maintained by EPA. For administrative purposes only, and in compliance with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the undersigned EPA Official re-signs the document for publication, as an official document of the Environmental Protection Agency. This administrative process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon publication in the Federal Register. Dated: December 11, 2020. John Busterud, Regional Administrator, Region IX. 11131 (C) South Coast Air Quality Management District. (1) Rule 1168, ‘‘Adhesive and Sealant Applications,’’ amended on October 6, 2017. (2) [Reserved] * * * * * (545) New regulations for the following APCDs were submitted on January 31, 2019 by the Governor’s designee as an attachment to a letter dated January 23, 2019. (i) Incorporation by reference. (A) Ventura County Air Pollution Control District. (1) Rule 74.20, ‘‘Adhesives and Sealants,’’ revised on October 9, 2018. (2) [Reserved] (B) [Reserved] (ii) [Reserved] Signed in Berkeley on February 5, 2021 by: Deborah Jordan, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX. [FR Doc. 2021–02909 Filed 2–23–21; 8:45 am] For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Environmental Protection Agency amends Part 52, Chapter I, Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 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 F—California 2. Section 52.220 is amended by adding paragraphs (c)(362)(i)(B)(3), (c)(429)(i)(A)(7), (c)(518)(i)(C), and (c)(545) to read as follows: ■ Identification of plan-in part. * * * * * (c) * * * (362) * * * (i) * * * (B) * * * (3) Previously approved on December 21, 2009 in paragraph (c)(362)(i)(B)(1) of this section and now deleted with replacement in (c)(518)(i)(C)(1), Rule 1168, ‘‘Adhesive and Sealant Applications,’’ amended on January 7, 2005. * * * * * (429) * * * (i) * * * (A) * * * (7) Previously approved on August 30, 2013 in paragraph (c)(429)(i)(A)(1) of this section and now deleted with replacement in (c)(545)(i)(A)(1), Rule 74.20, ‘‘Adhesives and Sealants,’’ revised on September 11, 2012. * * * * * (518) * * * (i) * * * PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40 CFR Part 70 [EPA–R08–OAR–2020–0722; FRL–10019– 27–Region 8] ■ § 52.220 BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Full Approval of Revised Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; North Dakota Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: With this direct final rule, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the ‘‘Agency’’) is promulgating full approval of the revised and recodified North Dakota operating permit program for stationary sources subject to title V of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the ‘‘Act’’). On August 6, 2018, North Dakota submitted a request for approval of its revisions to the North Dakota operating permit program (the ‘‘title V program’’) for stationary sources subject to title V of the CAA and recodification of the State’s title V program under a new title of the North Dakota Administrative Code (NDAC). The EPA determined that the revised and recodified program substantially met the requirements of title V of the Act and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) but was not fully approvable because the State law provisions for judicial review were not consistent with program requirements found in the CFR. Thus, EPA issued an interim approval of North Dakota’s title V program. North Dakota has made the changes required for full program approval. Accordingly, the EPA is taking this action in accordance with the CAA and CFR title V program SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24FER1.SGM 24FER1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2020-0121; FRL-10017-02-Region 9]


Air Plan Approval; California; South Coast Air Quality Management 
District; Ventura County Air Pollution Control District

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final 
action to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management 
District (SCAQMD) and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District 
(VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). 
These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) 
from the use and application of industrial adhesives. We are approving 
local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air 
Act (CAA or the Act).

DATES: Effective on March 26, 2021.

ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under 
Docket ID No. EPA-R09-OAR-2020-0121. 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, e.g., 
Confidential Business Information (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 availability information. If you need assistance 
in a language other than English or if you are a person with 
disabilities who needs a reasonable accommodation at no cost to you, 
please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arnold Lazarus, EPA Region IX, 75 
Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105. By phone: (415) 972-3024 or by 
email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, ``we,'' ``us'' and 
``our'' refer to the EPA.

Table of Contents

I. Proposed Action
II. Public Comments and EPA Responses
III. EPA Action
IV. Incorporation by Reference
V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. Proposed Action

    On September 3, 2020 (85 FR 54952), the EPA proposed to approve the 
following rules into the California SIP:

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       Local agency          Rule No.           Rule title                 Adopted               Submitted
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SCAQMD...................         1168  Adhesive and Sealant        October 6, 2017......  May 23, 2018.
                                         Applications.
VCAPCD...................        74.20  Adhesives and Sealants....  October 9, 2018......  January 31, 2019.
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    We proposed to approve these rules because we determined that they 
comply with the relevant CAA requirements. Our proposed action and 
associated TSDs contain more information on the rules and our 
evaluation.

II. Public Comments and EPA Responses

    The EPA's proposed action provided a 30-day public comment period. 
During this period, we received eight comments. Each of the comments 
were supportive of the proposed action.

III. EPA Action

    No comments were submitted that change our assessment of the rules 
as described in our proposed action. Therefore, as authorized in 
section 110(k)(3) of the Act, the EPA is fully approving these rules 
into the California SIP.

IV. 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 
SCAQMD and the VCAPCD rules described in the amendments to 40 CFR part 
52 set forth below. The EPA has made, and will continue to make, these 
documents available through www.regulations.gov and at the EPA Region 
IX Office (please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this preamble for more information).

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 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 3, 
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

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     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).
    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 April 26, 2021. 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, Intergovernmental relations, Ozone, Particulate matter, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds.

Signing Statement

    This document of the Environmental Protection Agency was signed on 
December 11, 2020, by John Busterud, Regional Administrator, Region IX, 
pursuant to a consent decree entered on December 4, 2020 in Our 
Childrens Earth Foundation v. Wheeler, 4:20-cv-00396-JSW (N.D. Cal.). 
That document with the original signature and date is maintained by 
EPA. For administrative purposes only, and in compliance with 
requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the undersigned EPA 
Official re-signs the document for publication, as an official document 
of the Environmental Protection Agency. This administrative process in 
no way alters the legal effect of this document upon publication in the 
Federal Register.

    Dated: December 11, 2020.
John Busterud,
Regional Administrator, Region IX.

    Signed in Berkeley on February 5, 2021 by:
Deborah Jordan,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Environmental 
Protection Agency amends Part 52, Chapter I, Title 40 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations 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 F--California

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2. Section 52.220 is amended by adding paragraphs (c)(362)(i)(B)(3), 
(c)(429)(i)(A)(7), (c)(518)(i)(C), and (c)(545) to read as follows:


Sec.  52.220   Identification of plan-in part.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (362) * * *
    (i) * * *
    (B) * * *
    (3) Previously approved on December 21, 2009 in paragraph 
(c)(362)(i)(B)(1) of this section and now deleted with replacement in 
(c)(518)(i)(C)(1), Rule 1168, ``Adhesive and Sealant Applications,'' 
amended on January 7, 2005.
* * * * *
    (429) * * *
    (i) * * *
    (A) * * *
    (7) Previously approved on August 30, 2013 in paragraph 
(c)(429)(i)(A)(1) of this section and now deleted with replacement in 
(c)(545)(i)(A)(1), Rule 74.20, ``Adhesives and Sealants,'' revised on 
September 11, 2012.
* * * * *
    (518) * * *
    (i) * * *
    (C) South Coast Air Quality Management District.
    (1) Rule 1168, ``Adhesive and Sealant Applications,'' amended on 
October 6, 2017.
    (2) [Reserved]
* * * * *
    (545) New regulations for the following APCDs were submitted on 
January 31, 2019 by the Governor's designee as an attachment to a 
letter dated January 23, 2019.
    (i) Incorporation by reference.
    (A) Ventura County Air Pollution Control District.
    (1) Rule 74.20, ``Adhesives and Sealants,'' revised on October 9, 
2018.
    (2) [Reserved]
    (B) [Reserved]
    (ii) [Reserved]

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