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Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Correction

Action

Final Rule; Correcting Amendment.

Summary

This document corrects an error in the Incorporation by Reference Section in a final rule pertaining to the May 17, 1999, approval of the State of Wisconsin's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) rules. That rulemaking erroneously incorporated by reference a section of the Wisconsin Administrative Code dealing with the state's hazardous pollutants rule. That section of the rule was not included in the state's request for SIP approval of its PSD rules. EPA, therefore, is removing this provision from the SIP.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

Effective Date: This final rule is effective on January 18, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Susan Siepkowski, Environmental Engineer, Air Permits Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 353-2654, siepkowski.susan@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

EPA published a document on May 27, 1999, (64 FR 28745) approving Wisconsin's PSD rules into the SIP. In this approval EPA erroneously incorporated by reference into 40 CFR part 52, subpart YY (§ 52.2570(c)(98)(i)), Section NR 445m of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. No provisions in Section NR 445 were requested for SIP approval in Wisconsin's November 6, 1996, SIP submittal for approval of its PSD program. Further, NR 445m is a typographical error, as NR 445m does not exist in the Wisconsin Administrative Code. Therefore, the reference under § 52.2570(c)(98)(i) to NR 445m, as well as any implied reference to NR 445 is being removed.

Correction Back to Top

In the final rule published in the Federal Register on May 27, 1999 (64 FR 28745), on page 28747 in the third column, last paragraph, “AM-9-95 modifies Chapter NR, Sections 30.03, 30.04, 400 Note, 400.02, 400.03, 401.04, 404.06, 405.01, 405.02, 405.04, 405.05, 405.07, 405.08, 405.10, 406, 407, 408, 409, 411, 415, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 429, 436, 438, 439, 445m, 447 * * *” is corrected to read: “AM-9-95 modifies Chapter NR, Sections 30.03, 30.04, 400 Note, 400.02, 400.03, 401.04, 404.06, 405.01, 405.02, 405.04, 405.05, 405.07, 405.08, 405.10, 406, 407, 408, 409, 411, 415, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 429, 436, 438, 439, 447 * * *”.

Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), provides that, when an agency for good cause finds that notice and public procedure are impracticable, unnecessary or contrary to the public interest, the agency may issue a rule without providing notice and an opportunity for public comment. We have determined that there is good cause for making today's rule final without prior proposal and opportunity for comment because we are merely correcting an incorrect citation in a previous action. Thus, notice and public procedure are unnecessary. We find that this constitutes good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B).

Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Back to Top

Under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this action is not a “significant regulatory action” and is therefore not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget. For this reason, this action is also not subject to Executive Order 13211, “Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use”, 66 FR 28355 (May 22, 2001). Because the agency has made a “good cause” finding that this action is not subject to notice-and-comment requirements under the Administrative Procedures Act or any other statute as indicated in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, above, it is not subject to the regulatory flexibility provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), or to sections 202 and 205 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) (Pub. L. 104-4). In addition, this action does not significantly or uniquely affect small governments or impose a significant intergovernmental mandate, as described in sections 203 and 204 of UMRA. This rule also does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the federal government and Indian tribes, as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), nor will it have substantial direct effects on the states, on the relationship between the national government and the states, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of governments, as specified by Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999). This rule also is not subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), because it is not economically significant.

This technical correction action does not involve technical standards; thus the requirements of section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) do not apply. The rule also does not involve special consideration of environmental justice related issues as required by Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). In issuing this rule, EPA has taken the necessary steps to eliminate drafting errors and ambiguity, minimize potential litigation, and provide a clear legal standard for affected conduct, as required by section 3 of Executive Order 12988 (61 FR 4729, February 7, 1996). EPA has complied with Executive Order 12630 (53 FR 8859, March 15, 1998) by examining the takings implications of the rule in accordance with the “Attorney General's Supplemental Guidelines for the Evaluation of Risk and Avoidance of Unanticipated Takings” issued under the executive order. This rule does not impose an information collection burden under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.)

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. Section 808 allows the issuing agency to make a rule effective sooner than otherwise provided by the CRA if the agency makes a good cause finding that notice and public procedure is impracticable, unnecessary or contrary to the public interest. This determination must be supported by a brief statement. 5 U.S.C. 808(2). As stated previously, EPA had made such a good cause finding, including the reasons therefore, and established an effective date of January 18, 2007. EPA will submit a report containing this rule 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. This correction to 40 CFR part 52 for Wisconsin is not a “major rule” as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

Dated: December 29, 2006.

Gary Gulezian,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Back to Top

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Part 52 of chapter I, title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, is amended as follows:

PART 52—[AMENDED] Back to Top

1.The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows:

Authority:

42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

Subpart YY—Wisconsin Back to Top

2.Section 52.2570 is amended by revising paragraph (c)(98) to read as follows:

§ 52.2570 Identification of plan.

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(c) * * *

(98) On November 6, 1996, the State of Wisconsin submitted rules pertaining to requirements under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration program. Wisconsin also submitted rule packages as revisions to the state implementation plans for particulate matter and revisions to the state implementation plans for clarification changes.

(i) Incorporated by reference. The following sections of the Wisconsin Administrative Code (WAC) are incorporated by reference. Both rule packages, AM-27-94 and AM-9-95, were published in the (Wisconsin) Register in April 1995, No. 472, and became effective May 1, 1995. AM-27-94 modifies Chapter NR, Sections 400.02(39m), 404.05, 405.02, 405.07, 405.08, 405.10, 405.14, and 484.04 of the WAC. AM-9-95 modifies Chapter NR, Sections 30.03, 30.04, 400 Note, 400.02, 400.03, 401.04, 404.06, 405.01, 405.02, 405.04, 405.05, 405.07, 405.08, 405.10, 406, 407, 408, 409, 411, 415, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 429, 436, 438, 439, 447, 448, 449, 484, 485, 488, 493, and 499 of the WAC.

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[FR Doc. E7-521 Filed 1-17-07; 8:45 am]

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