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National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Secondary Aluminum Production

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Final rule; correction of effective date.


On September 24, 2002, EPA promulgated final rule amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for secondary aluminum production at 65 FR 59787. Due to errors in the composition of the notice, an incorrect effective date of November 25, 2002 was published. However, under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112(d)(10), the final rule amendments published on September 24, 2002 were legally effective upon promulgation, and the correct effective date for those amendments was September 24, 2002. This document corrects the erroneous effective date.


November 8, 2002.


Docket A-2002-06, containing supporting information used in developing the final rule to which this correction notice refers, is available for public inspection and copying between 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, at the following address: U.S. EPA, Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Room B-108, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

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Mr. John Schaefer, U.S. EPA, Minerals and Inorganic Chemicals Group (C504-05), Emission Standards Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711, telephone number (919) 541-0296, facsimile number (919) 541-5600, electronic mail address:

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Docket. The docket is an organized and complete file of the administrative record compiled by EPA in the development of the final rule to which this correction document refers. The docket is a dynamic file because material is added throughout the rulemaking process. The docketing system is intended to allow members of the public and industries involved to readily identify and locate documents so they can effectively participate in the rulemaking process. Along with the proposed and promulgated rules and their preambles, the contents of the docket will serve as the record in the case of judicial review. Other material related to this rulemaking is available for review in the docket or copies may be mailed on request from the Air Docket by calling (202) 260-7548. A reasonable fee may be charged for copying docket materials.

Worldwide Web (WWW). In addition to being available in the docket, an electronic copy of this action will also be available through the WWW. Following signature, a copy of this action will be posted on EPA's Technology Transfer Network (TTN) policy and guidance page for newly proposed or promulgated rules:​ttn/​oarpg. The TTN at EPA's web site provides information and technology exchange in various areas of air pollution control. If more information regarding the TTN is needed, call the TTN help line at (919) 541-5384.

Regulated Entities. Regulated categories and entities are secondary aluminum production facilities and include:

CategoryNAICS codeSIC codeExamples of regulated entities
Industry3313143341Secondary smelting and alloying of aluminum facilities. Secondary aluminum production facility affected sources that are collocated at:
3313123334Primary aluminum production facilities.
3313153353Aluminum sheet, plate, and foil manufacturing facilities.
3313163354Aluminum extruded product manufacturing facilities.
3313193355Other aluminum rolling and drawing facilities.
3315213363Aluminum die casting facilities.
3315243365Aluminum foundry facilities.
State/local/tribal governmentsNot affected.
Federal governmentNot affected.

This table is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be regulated by this action. This table lists the types of entities that the Agency is now aware could potentially be regulated by this action. Other types of entities not listed in the table could also be regulated. To determine whether your facility is regulated by this action, you should carefully examine the applicability criteria in § 63.1500 of the rule. If you have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the contact person listed in the preceding FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.


We promulgated final rule amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for secondary aluminum production, 40 CFR part 63, subpart RRR, on September 24, 2002 at 65 FR 59787. However, due to errors in the composition of the those amendments, an incorrect effective date of November 25, 2002 was published in two places. Under CAA section 112(d)(10), those amendments became legally effective on the date of promulgation—September 24, 2002. Today's document corrects the effective date of those amendments.

In the EFFECTIVE DATE section of the published document, the date was published as November 25, 2002. The correct effective date is September 24, 2002. We also incorrectly identified the effective date in the Congressional Review Act section of the final rule. The correct language for that section should have read as follows:

“J. Congressional Review Act

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 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. A major rule cannot take effect until Start Printed Page 6803960 days after it is published in the Federal Register. These final rule amendments are not a “major rule” as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). These amendments will be effective on September 24, 2002.”

We are taking this action to correct the erroneous effective date in the September 24, 2002 notice in part because the rule as it existed prior to the amendments might have been construed to impose certain compliance obligations on affected sources prior to November 25, 2002. Since one of the stated purposes of the amendments was to eliminate confusion concerning these same compliance obligations, failure to correct the erroneous effective date would frustrate this purpose. We do not believe that any affected source will be adversely impacted by correction of the effective date.

Administrative Requirements

Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review

Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 5173, October 4, 1993), the EPA must determine whether the regulatory action is “significant” and therefore subject to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review and the requirements of the Executive Order. The Executive Order defines “significant regulatory action” as one that is likely to result in standards that may:

(1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or adversely affect, in a material way, the economy, a sector of the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or State, local, or tribal governments or communities;

(2) Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by another agency;

(3) Materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlement, grants, user fees, or loan programs or the rights and obligations of recipients thereof; or

(4) Raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal mandates, the President's priorities, or the principles set forth in the Executive Order.

Pursuant to the terms of Executive Order 12866, it has been determined that this correction notice does not constitute a “significant regulatory action” because it does not meet any of the above criteria. Consequently, this action was not submitted to OMB for review under Executive Order 12866.

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 63

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Dated: November 4, 2002.

Jeffrey R. Holmstead,

Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation.

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[FR Doc. 02-28501 Filed 11-7-02; 8:45 am]