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Corrections to the California State Implementation Plan

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

EPA is proposing to delete various local rules from the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were incorporated into the SIP in error. These primarily include rules concerning local fees, enforcement authorities, New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). EPA has determined that the continued presence of these rules in the SIP is potentially confusing and thus harmful to affected sources, local agencies and to EPA. The intended effect of this proposal is to delete these rules and make the SIP consistent with the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).

DATES:

Any comments must arrive by October 15, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

Mail comments to Andy Steckel, Rulemaking Office Chief (AIR-4), Air Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, 75 Start Printed Page 47604Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.

You may inspect copies of the rules to be deleted at our Region IX office during normal business hours. You may also see copies at the locations listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION under “Public Inspection.”

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Julie A. Rose, Rulemaking Office (AIR-4), Air Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105; (415) 744-1184. Email: rose.julie@EPA.gov

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Inspection

California Air Resources Board

Stationary Source Division

Rule Evaluation Section

1001 “I” Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

Amador County Air Pollution Control District

500 Argonaut Lane

Jackson, CA 95642

Antelope Valley Air Pollution Control District

43301 Division Street, Suite 206

Lancaster, CA 93539-4409

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

939 Ellis Street

San Francisco, CA 94109

Butte County Air Quality Management District

2525 Dominic Drive, Suite J

Chico, CA 95928-7184

Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District

891 Mountain Ranch Road

San Andreas, CA 95249-9709

Colusa County Air Pollution Control District

100 Sunrise Blvd. Suite F

Colusa, CA 95932-3246

El Dorado County Air Pollution Control District

2850 Fairlane Court, Building C

Placerville, CA 95667-4100

Feather River Air Quality Management District

938—14th Street

Marysville, CA 95901-4149

Glenn County Air Pollution Control District

720 North Colusa Street

Willows, CA 95988-0351

Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District

157 Short Street, Suite 6

Bishop, CA 93514

Imperial County Air Pollution Control District

150 South Ninth Street

El Centro, CA 92243-2801

Kern County (Southeast Desert) Air Pollution Control District

2700 M. Street, Suite 302

Bakersfield, CA 93301-2370

Lake County Air Quality Management District

883 Lakeport Blvd.

Lakeport, CA 95453-5405

Lassen County Air Pollution Control District

175 Russell Avenue

Susanville, CA 96130-4215

Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District

5110 Bullion Street

Mariposa, CA 95338

Mendocino County Air Quality Management District

306 E. Gobbi Street

Ukiah, CA 95482

Modoc County Air Pollution Control District

202 W. Fourth Street

Alturas, CA 96101

Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District

14306 Park Avenue

Victorville, CA 92392-2310

Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District

24580 Silver Cloud Ct.

Monterey, CA 93940-6536

North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District

2300 Myrtle Avenue

Eureka, CA 95501-3327

Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District

200 Litton Drive, Suite 320

Grass Valley, CA 95945-2509

Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District

150 Matheson Street

Healdsburg, CA 95448-4908

Placer County Air Pollution Control District

11464 B Avenue

Auburn, CA 95603

San Diego County Air Pollution Control District

9150 Chesapeake Drive

San Diego, CA 92123-1096

San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District

1990 East Gettysburg

Fresno, CA 93726

San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District

3433 Roberto Court

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-7126

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District

26 Castilian Drive, B-23

Goleta, CA 93117

Shasta County Air Quality Management District

1855 Placer Street, Suite 101

Redding, CA 96001-1759

Siskiyou County Air Pollution Control District

525 South Foothill Drive

Yreka, CA 96097-3036

South Coast Air Quality Management District

21865 E. Copley Drive

Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Tehama County Air Pollution Control District

1750 Walnut Street

Red Bluff, CA 96080

Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District

22365 Airport

Columbia, CA 95310

Ventura County Air Pollution Control District

669 County Square Drive

Ventura, CA 93003

Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District

1947 Galileo Court, Suite 103

Davis, CA 95616

Throughout this document wherever “we,” “us,” or “our” are used, we mean EPA.

Table of Contents

I. Why is EPA proposing to correct the SIP?

II. What rules are proposed for deletion?

III. Proposed action, public comment and final action

IV. Administrative Requirements

I. Why Is EPA Proposing To Correct the SIP?

The Clean Air Act was first enacted in 1970. In the 1970s and early 1980s, thousands of state and local agency regulations were submitted to EPA for incorporation into the SIP in order to fulfill the new federal requirements. In many cases, states submitted entire regulatory air pollution programs, including many elements not required by the Act. Due to time and resource constraints, EPA's review of these submittals focussed primarily on the new substantive requirements and we approved many other elements into the SIP with minimal review.

We now recognize that many of these elements were not appropriate for approval into the SIP. In general, these elements are appropriate for state and local agencies to adopt and implement, but it is not necessary or appropriate to make them federally enforceable by incorporating them into the applicable SIP. These include:

A. Various local fee provisions that are not economic incentive programs and are not designed to replace or relax a SIP emission limit. While it is appropriate for local agencies to implement fee provisions, for example, to recover costs for issuing permits, it is generally not appropriate to make local fee collection federally enforceable.

B. Various provisions describing local agency investigative or enforcement Start Printed Page 47605authority such as some rules titled enforcement, authority to inspect, authority to arrest, violation notices, and orders for abatement. States may need to adopt such rules to demonstrate adequate enforcement authority under section 110(a)(2) of the Act, but they should not be approved into the applicable SIP to avoid potential conflict with EPA's independent authorities provided in sections 113, 114 and elsewhere.

C. Local adoption of federal NSPS requirements either by reference or by adopting text identical or modified from the requirements found in 40 CFR part 60. Since EPA has independent authority to implement 40 CFR part 60, it is not appropriate to make parallel local authorities federally enforceable by approving them into the applicable SIP.

D. Local adoption of NESHAP requirements found in 40 CFR part 61 as similarly discussed regarding NSPS.

II. What Rules Are Proposed for Deletion?

EPA has determined that the California rules listed in the tables below are inappropriate for inclusion in the SIP, but were previously approved into the SIP in error. Dates that these rules were submitted by the State and approved by EPA are provided. We are proposing deletion of these rules and any earlier versions of these rules from the individual air pollution control district portions of the California SIP under section section 110(k)(6) as inconsistent with the requirements of CAA section 110 and part D.

RuleTitleSubmittal dateApproval date
Amador County Air Pollution Control District
103Enforcement10/15/7905/18/81
105Civil Action04/21/7606/14/78
318Enforcement Responsibility10/16/8504/17/87
319Penalty10/16/8504/17/87
402Authority to Inspect10/15/7905/18/81
509Authority to Inspect10/16/8504/17/87
Reg. 6Fees (Rules 601 to 604)10/15/7905/18/81
Antelope Valley Air Pollution Control District
302Fees for Publications02/03/8311/18/83
304Analysis Fees02/03/8310/19/84
Los Angeles County
42Hearing Board Fees06/06/7709/08/78
43Analysis Fees06/30/7209/22/72
44Technical Reports, Charges for06/30/7209/22/72
45Permit Fees—Open Burning07/25/7309/08/78
105Authority to Arrest06/06/7709/08/78
120Fees06/30/7209/22/72
Southern California APCD
105Authority to Arrest04/21/7606/14/78
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Reg. 3Fees08/30/8305/03/84
Fees—Schedules A through Schedule I08/30/8305/03/84
Reg. 7New Source Performance Standards (01-13)01/10/7505/11/77
Butte County Air Quality Management District
04-03Permit Fees04/11/8311/18/83
04-11Appeal Fee04/11/8311/18/83
05-03Application Fee04/11/8311/18/83
701Violation of Rules02/10/8602/03/87
702Violation of Orchard Heater or Open Burning Regulations02/10/8602/03/87
703Citations02/10/8602/03/87
902Empower to Enter Upon Private Property02/10/8602/03/87
Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District
109Penalty06/30/7209/22/72
216Enforcement10/13/7711/07/78
324Penalty10/13/7711/07/78
402Authority to Inspect10/13/7711/07/78
602Permit Fee Schedules (1 to 6)10/13/7711/07/78
603Analysis Fees10/13/7711/07/78
604Technical Reports10/13/7711/07/78
Colusa County Air Pollution Control District
1.4Enforcement06/30/7209/22/72
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2.13Appeal Fee06/30/7209/22/72
6.11Enforcement06/30/7209/22/72
6.12Penalty06/30/7209/22/72
El Dorado County Air Pollution Control District
El Dorado County
216Enforcement11/04/7711/06/78
323Enforcement Responsibility04/10/7506/14/78
324Penalty11/04/7711/06/78
402Authority to Inspect11/04/7711/06/78
601Analysis Fees04/10/7506/14/78
602Technical Reports—Charges for04/10/7506/14/78
Lake Tahoe Air Basin
Reg. 6Fees (Rules 601 to 613)08/15/8005/27/82
Reg. 8Enforcement (Rules 801 to 804)05/23/7905/18/81
Mountain Counties Air Basin
226Enforcement10/27/8305/03/84
318Enforcement Responsibility10/23/8105/27/82
319Penalty10/23/8105/27/82
509Authority to Inspect04/17/8005/27/82
Reg. 6Fees (Rules 601 to 608)08/15/8005/27/82
Reg. 6Fees (Rules 609 to 612)04/11/8311/18/83
Feather River Air Quality Management District—Sutter County
1.4Enforcement02/25/8001/26/82
2.20Payment of Order Charging Costs06/30/7209/22/72
Reg. 8Penalties and Abatement (Rules 8.0 to 8.2)01/28/8104/12/82
Reg. 9Enforcement Procedure (Rules 9.0 to 9.4)01/28/8104/12/82
Yuba County
Reg. 7Fees (Rules 7.0 to 7.1)10/15/7901/26/82
8.0Penalties03/30/8104/12/82
8.1Arrest, Notice to Appear10/15/7901/26/82
8.2Orders for Abatement03/30/8104/12/82
Reg. 9Enforcement Procedures (Rules 9.0 to 9.4)03/30/8104/12/82
Glenn County Air Pollution Control District
3Enforcement11/03/8001/26/82
3.1Right of Entry01/10/7508/22/77
151Hearing Transcript Cost06/30/7209/22/72
152Analysis Fees11/04/7709/14/78
153Technical Reports and Regulations: Charges for06/30/7209/22/72
154Authorization to Construct Fees11/04/7709/14/78
155Permit to Operate Fee Schedules (1 to 7)01/10/7505/11/77
Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District
105Arrests and Notices to Appear04/21/7606/06/77
300Permit Fees05/28/8104/13/82
301Permit Fee Schedules (1 to 7)10/23/8104/13/82
302Analysis Fees04/21/7606/06/77
303Technical Reports—Charges For04/21/7606/06/77
Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
104Violations11/04/7708/11/78
105Enforcement06/09/8702/03/89
106Abatement11/04/7708/11/78
108Inspections06/09/8702/03/89
Reg. 3Fees (Rules 301, 302, 305, 306, and 307)10/23/8105/27/82
Reg. 3Fees (Rule 303)11/04/7708/11/78
Reg. 3Fees (Rule 304)10/15/7901/27/81
706Penalty Clause10/15/7901/27/81
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Kern County Air Pollution Control District—Southeast Desert
104Enforcement11/10/7603/22/78
107Inspections06/30/7209/22/72
109Penalty06/30/729/22/72
110Arrests and Notices to Appear12/15/8007/06/82
Reg. 3Fees (Rules 301 and 305)07/30/8107/06/82
Reg. 3Fees (Rules 301.1 and 302, Schedule 9)07/19/8302/01/84
Reg. 3Fees Rule 302 (Schedules 1 to 8)07/30/8107/06/82
Reg. 3Fees (Rules 303 and 304)06/30/7209/22/72
422New Source Performance Standards07/22/7508/22/77
423Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants07/22/7508/22/77
Lake County Air Quality Management District
531Credentials for Entry02/10/7708/04/78
660Renewal Fees05/23/7901/27/81
660.1Permit Fee Penalty08/06/8211/10/82
660.2Cancellation or Denial08/06/8211/10/82
660.3Miscellaneous Charges08/06/8211/10/82
Ch. 7Penalties (Rules 900 and 902)04/11/8311/18/83
Ch. 7Penalties (Rule 901)02/10/7708/04/78
1500Enforcement02/10/7708/04/78
Lassen County Air Pollution Control District
1.4Enforcement07/25/7302/10/77
Reg. 3Fees (Rules 3.2, 3.3 (Schedules 1 to 6), 3.4, and 3.5)07/25/7302/10/77
Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District
17Penalty06/30/7209/22/72
216Enforcement06/06/7708/16/78
402Authority to Inspect06/06/7708/16/78
Mendocino County Air Quality Management District
340Technical Report Charges11/10/7611/07/78
500Enforcement04/19/8412/05/84
520Civil Penalties04/19/8412/05/84
2-502.1Penalties04/19/8412/05/84
2-502.2Penalties12/03/8405/09/85
Part XParagraph 3, Permit Fees02/21/7205/31/72
Modoc County Air Pollution Control District
1.4Enforcement06/30/7209/22/72
Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
Riverside County
105Authority to Arrest11/04/7712/21/78
Reg. 3Fees, Rules 301 and 4206/06/7709/08/78
Reg. 3Fees, Rules 43 and 4406/30/7209/22/72
San Bernardino County
105Authority to Arrest03/26/9011/27/90
Reg. 3Fees, Rules 40, 42, 43, and 4402/21/7205/31/72
Southern California APCD
105Authority to Arrest04/21/7606/14/78
Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District
104Arrests and Notices to Appear02/06/8507/13/87
Reg. 3Fees (Rules 302 and 303)10/23/7410/27/77
Reg. 3Fees (Rule 301, Schedules I to V)02/03/8308/09/85
North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District
500Enforcement03/14/8412/05/84
520Civil Penalties03/14/8412/05/84
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2-502Penalties07/10/8401/29/85
Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District
223Enforcement10/28/9609/16/97
Nevada County
105Arrest Without Warrant; Citation Procedure04/10/7506/14/78
402Authority to Inspect06/06/7709/14/78
Reg. 6Fees (Rules 601 and 602)04/10/7506/14/78
41Analysis Fees02/21/7205/31/72
Plumas County
3Penalties for Violations06/30/7209/22/72
4Civil Penalties06/30/7209/22/72
40Permit Fees06/30/7209/22/72
509Authority to Inspect06/22/8106/18/82
Sierra County
509Authority to Inspect06/22/8106/18/82
46General Enforcement02/21/7205/31/72
50Field Inspection02/21/8105/31/72
618Hearing Board Fees05/23/7901/25/82
Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District
42Analysis Fees06/30/7209/22/72
100Penalties for Violations06/30/7209/22/72
500Enforcement10/16/8504/17/87
520Civil Penalties10/16/8504/17/87
Placer County Air Pollution Control District
105Civil Action01/10/7506/14/78
402Authority to Inspect10/13/7711/15/78
40Hearing Board Fees02/21/7205/31/72
42Technical Reports, Charges for02/21/7205/31/72
Lake Tahoe Air Basin
Reg. 8Enforcement (Rules 801 to 804)10/13/7711/15/78
Mountain Counties Air Basin
801Enforcement10/13/7711/15/78
802Authority to Arrest10/13/7711/15/78
803Penalties, paragraph A2/10/862/3/87
803Penalties, paragraphs B & C10/13/7711/15/78
804Order for Abatement10/13/7711/15/78
Sacramento Valley Air Basin
603Analysis Fees10/13/7711/15/78
604Renewal Fee10/13/7711/15/78
605Exemptions to Rule 60410/13/7711/15/78
Fee Schedules (1 to 5)10/13/7711/15/78
Reg. 8Enforcement (Rules 801 to 804)10/13/7711/15/78
San Diego County Air Pollution Control District
5Authority to Arrest4/21/765/11/77
San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Fresno County
104Enforcement6/30/729/22/72
105Order of Abatement6/30/729/22/72
107Inspections6/30/729/22/72
109Penalty6/30/729/22/72
111Arrests and Notice to Appear6/4/864/10/89
301Permit Fee4/11/8311/18/83
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302Permit Fee Schedules10/15/7912/9/81
303Analysis Fee Schedules6/30/729/22/72
304Technical Reports-Charges for6/30/729/22/72
422New Source Performance Standards2/10/768/22/77
423Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants2/10/768/22/77
Kern County
104Enforcement11/10/763/22/78
107Inspections6/30/729/22/72
109Penalty6/30/729/22/72
110Arrests and Notice to Appear12/15/807/6/82
301Permit Fee7/30/817/6/82
301.1Banking Certificate Fees7/19/832/1/84
302Permit Fee Schedules7/19/832/1/84
303Analysis Fee Schedules6/30/729/22/72
304Technical Reports-Charges for6/30/729/22/72
422New Source Performance Standards7/22/758/22/77
423Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants7/22/758/22/77
Kings County
104Enforcement11/4/778/4/78
107Inspections7/25/738/22/77
109Penalty6/30/729/22/72
110Arrests and Notice to Appear11/4/778/4/78
301Permit Fee10/15/7912/9/81
Madera County
105Enforcement4/11/8311/18/83
108Inspections4/11/8311/18/83
111Penalty4/11/8311/18/83
112Arrests and Notice to Appear2/7/894/16/91
301Permit Fees4/11/8311/18/83
302Permit Fee Schedules4/11/8311/18/83
303Emission Analysis Fees4/11/8311/18/83
304Report Fees4/11/8311/18/83
Merced County
104Enforcement7/19/832/1/84
107Inspections6/30/729/22/72
112Penalty10/19/841/29/85
113Arrests and Notices to Appear7/19/832/1/84
301Permit Fees (Paragraphs c to g, i, and j)6/30/729/22/72
301Permit Fees (Paragraphs: a, b, and h)6/30/729/22/72
302Permit Fee Schedules8/2/766/14/78
303Analysis Fees6/30/729/22/72
304Technical Reports—Charges for6/30/729/22/72
San Joaquin County
104Enforcement11/10/7610/4/77
105Order of Abatement11/10/7610/4/77
107Inspections6/30/729/22/72
109Penalty6/30/729/22/72
112Arrests and Notice to Appear11/10/7610/4/77
422New Source Performance Standards02/10/7608/22/77
423Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants02/10/7608/22/77
Stanislaus County
104Enforcement08/02/7608/22/77
105Order of Abatement08/02/7608/22/77
107Inspections06/30/7209/22/72
109Penalty08/30/8305/03/84
112Arrests and Notice to Appear08/02/7608/22/77
422New Source Performance Standards08/02/7608/22/77
Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants08/02/7608/22/77
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Tulare County
104Enforcement05/20/8211/10/82
107Inspections06/30/7209/22/72
109Penalty06/30/7209/22/72
110Arrests and Notice to Appear06/09/8702/03/89
San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District
110Enforcement11/10/7608/04/78
111Arrests and Notice to Appear11/10/7608/04/78
Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
210Fees (Paragraphs A to D-5 and G to L)12/15/8006/18/82
210Fees (Paragraphs D-6 to D-8 and E to F)11/08/8206/01/83
402Enforcement05/23/7905/18/81
Shasta County Air Quality Management District
2-11Fees05/20/8211/10/82
3-7Enforcement07/19/7408/22/77
Siskiyou County Air Pollution Control District
1.4Enforcement03/26/9011/04/96
3.1Hearing Board Fees02/21/7205/31/72
3.2Permit Fees02/21/7205/31/72
3.3Schedule of Fees02/21/7205/31/72
South Coast Air Quality Management District
302Fees for Publication02/03/8311/18/83
304Analysis Fees02/03/8310/19/84
Los Angeles County
45Permit Fees—Open Burning07/25/7309/08/78
120Fees06/30/7209/22/72
Orange County
120Fees02/21/7205/31/72
Southern California APCD
105Authority to Arrest04/21/7606/14/78
Tehama County Air Pollution Control District
1.3Enforcement12/15/8004/12/82
2.9Variance and Permit Fees12/15/8004/12/82
Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District
216Enforcement02/10/7712/06/79
323Enforcement Responsibility02/10/7712/06/79
324Penalty02/10/7712/06/79
509Authority to Inspect10/23/8105/27/82
Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
9Arrest Authority05/23/7906/18/82
72-72.8New Source Performance Standards (various sources)11/03/7508/15/77
72.9-72.10New Source Performance Standards (various sources)11/10/7608/15/77
73-73.4National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (various sources)11/10/7608/15/77
Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District
1.4Enforcement06/22/7801/29/79
1.7Arrest, Notice to Appear02/21/7205/31/72
2.18Payment of Order Charging Costs02/21/7205/31/72
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III. Proposed action, public comment and final action

EPA has reviewed the rules listed in the tables above and determined that they were previously approved into the applicable California SIP in error. Deletion of these rules will not relax the applicable SIP and is consistent with the Act. Therefore, EPA is proposing to delete these rules under section 110(k)(6) of the Act, which provides EPA authority to remove these rules without additional State submission. We will accept comments from the public on this proposal for the next 30 days. Unless we receive convincing new information during the comment period, we intend to publish a final action that will delete these rules from the federally enforceable SIP.

IV. Administrative Requirements

Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this proposed action is not a “significant regulatory action” and therefore is not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget. For this reason, this proposed action is also not subject to Executive Order 32111, “Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use” (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001). This proposed action imposes no additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. Accordingly, the Administrator certifies that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). Because this proposed rule does not impose any additional enforceable duty beyond that required by state law, it does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-4). 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 government, as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999), because it does not alter the relationship or the distribution of power and responsibilities established in the Clean Air Act. This proposed rule also is not subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), because it is not economically significant.

In this proposed rule, EPA is not developing or adopting a technical standard. 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. As required by section 3 of Executive Order 12988 (61 FR 4729, February 7, 1996), in issuing this proposed 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. EPA has complied with Executive Order 12630 (53 FR 8859, March 15, 1988) 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 proposed rule does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

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Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

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Dated: August 31, 2001.

Sally Seymour,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.

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