Skip to Content


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Florida Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Final rule; notice of administrative change.


EPA is updating the materials submitted by Florida that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the State implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the State agency and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), Office of Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, and the Regional Office.


This action is effective February 28, 2003.


SIP materials which are incorporated by reference into 40 CFR part 52 are available for inspection at the following locations: Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, GA 30303; Office of Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Room B-108, 1301 Constitution Avenue, (Mail Code 6102T), NW., Washington, DC 20460, and Office of the Federal Register, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC.

Start Further Info


Mrs. Heidi LeSane at the above Region 4 address or at (404) 562-9035.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information


The SIP is a living document which the State can revise as necessary to address the unique air pollution problems in the state. Therefore, EPA from time to time must take action on SIP revisions containing new and/or revised regulations as being part of the SIP. On May 22, 1997, (62 FR 27968) EPA revised the procedures for incorporating by reference Federally-approved SIPs, as a result of consultations between EPA and OFR. The description of the revised SIP document, IBR procedures and “Identification of plan” format are discussed in further detail in the May 22, 1997, Federal Register document. On June 16, 1999, EPA published a document in the Federal Register (64 FR 32348) beginning the new IBR procedure for Florida. In this document EPA is doing the update to the material being IBRed.

EPA has determined that today's rule falls under the “good cause” exemption in section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) which, upon finding “good cause,” authorizes agencies to dispense with public participation and section 553(d)(3) which allows an agency to make a rule effective immediately (thereby avoiding the 30-day delayed effective date otherwise provided for in the APA). Today's rule simply codifies provisions which are already in effect as a matter of law in Federal and approved State programs. Under section 553 of the APA, an agency may find good cause where procedures are “impractical, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.” Public comment is “unnecessary” and “contrary to the public interest” since the codification only reflects existing law. Immediate notice in the CFR benefits the public by updating citations.

Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this 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 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). This action merely approves State law as meeting Federal requirements and imposes no additional requirements beyond those imposed by State law. Accordingly, the Administrator certifies that this 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 rule approves pre-existing requirements under State law and 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 tribal implications because it will 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). This action also does not have federalism implications because it does not 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). This action merely approves a state rule implementing a Federal standard, and does not alter the relationship or the distribution of power and responsibilities established in the Clean Air Act. This rule also is not subject to Executive Order 13045 “Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks” (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), because it is not economically significant.

In reviewing SIP submissions, EPA's role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. In this context, in the absence of a prior existing requirement for the State to use voluntary consensus standards (VCS), EPA has no authority Start Printed Page 9554to disapprove a SIP submission for failure to use VCS. It would thus be inconsistent with applicable law for EPA, when it reviews a SIP submission, to use VCS in place of a SIP submission that otherwise satisfies the provisions of the Clean Air Act. 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. This 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.).

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. 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 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 29, 2003. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this rule 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).)

Start List of Subjects

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
End List of Subjects Start Signature

Dated: February 10, 2003.

A. Stanley Meiburg,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.

End Signature Start Amendment Part

Chapter I, title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, is amended as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Part


End Part Start Amendment Part

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

End Amendment Part Start Authority

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

End Authority

Subpart K—Florida

Start Amendment Part

2. Section 52.520 paragraphs (b), (c), (d) and (e) are revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Identification of plan.
* * * * *

(b) Incorporation by reference. (1) Material listed in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section with an EPA approval date prior to January 1, 2003, was approved for incorporation by reference by the Director of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Material is incorporated as it exists on the date of the approval, and notice of any change in the material will be published in the Federal Register. Entries in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section with EPA approval dates after January 1, 2003, will be incorporated by reference in the next update to the SIP compilation.

(2) EPA Region 4 certifies that the rules/regulations provided by EPA in the SIP compilation at the addresses in paragraph (b)(3) of this section are an exact duplicate of the officially promulgated State rules/regulations which have been approved as part of the State implementation plan as of January 1, 2003.

(3) Copies of the materials incorporated by reference may be inspected at the Region 4 EPA Office at 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, GA 30303; the Office of the Federal Register, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC; or at the EPA, Office of Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Room B-108, 1301 Constitution Avenue, (Mail Code 6102T), NW., Washington, DC 20460.

(c) EPA-approved regulations.

EPA-Approved Florida Regulations

State citation (Section)Title/subjectState effective dateEPA approval dateExplanation
Chapter 62-204 Air Pollution Control—General Provisions
62-204.100Purpose and Scope3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-204.200Definitions3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-204.220Ambient Air Protection3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-204.240Ambient Air Quality Standards3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-204.260Prevention of Significant Deterioration Increments3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-204.320Procedures for Designation and Redesignation of Areas3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-204.340Designation of Attainment, Nonattainment, and Maintenance Areas3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-204.360Designation of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Areas3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-204.400Public Notice and Hearing Requirements for State Implementation Plan Revisions11/30/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
Chapter 62-210 Stationary Sources—General Requirements
62-210.100Purpose and Scope11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
Start Printed Page 9555
62-210.200Definitions10/15/965/27/98 63 FR 28905
62-210.220Small Business Assistance Program10/15/965/27/98 63 FR 28905
62-210.300Permits Required8/15/961/17/97 62 FR 2587
62-210.350Public Notice and Comment11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-210.360Administrative Permit Corrections11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-210.370Reports11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-210.550Stack Height Policy11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-210.650Circumvention10/15/9210/20/94 59 FR 52916
62-210.700Excess Emissions11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-210.900Forms and Instructions2/9/9311/7/94 59 FR 46157
Chapter 62-212 Stationary Souces—Preconstruction Review
62-212.100Purpose and Scope3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-212.300General Preconstruction Review Requirements11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-212.400Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-212.500Preconstruction Review for Nonattainment Areas3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-212.600Sulfur Storage and Handling Facilities3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
Chapter 62-242 Motor Vehicle Emissions Standards and Test Procedures
62-242.100Purpose and Scope3/21/913/22/93 58 FR 15277
62-242.200Definitions3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-242.400Standards and Procedures for Inspection of Gasoline Fueled Vehicles; Pass/Fail Criteria2/2/9310/11/94
62-242.500Standards and Procedures for Inspection of Diesel Fueled Vehicles; Pass/Fail Criteria2/2/9310/11/94 59 FR 51382
62-242.600Equipment Performance Specifications2/2/9310/11/94 59 FR 51382
62-242.700Tampering Inspection2/2/9310/11/94 59 FR 51382
62-242.800Low Emissions Adjustment2/2/9310/11/94 59 FR 51382
62-242.900Training Criteria For Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Personnel2/2/9310/11/94 59 FR 51382
Chapter 62-243 Tampering With Motor Vehicle Air Pollution Control Equipment
62-243.100Purpose and Scope5/29/906/9/92 57 FR 24370
62-243.200Definitions1/2/916/9/92 57 FR 24378
62-243.300Exemptions1/2/916/9/92 57 FR 24378
62-243.400Prohibitions1/2/916/9/92 57 FR 24378
62-243.500Certification1/2/916/9/92 57 FR 24378
62-243.600Enforcement1/2/916/9/92 57 FR 24378
62-243.700Penalties5/29/906/9/92 57 FR 24370
Start Printed Page 9556
Chapter 62-244 Visible Emissions From Motor Vehicles
62-244.100Purpose and Scope5/29/906/9/92 57 FR 24370
62-244.200Definitions1/2/916/9/92 57 FR 24378
62-244.300Exemptions1/2/916/9/92 57 FR 24378
62-244.400Prohibitions1/2/916/9/92 57 FR 24378
62-244.500Enforcement1/2/916/9/92 57 FR 24378
62-244.600Penalties5/29/906/9/92 57 FR 24370
Chapter 62-252 Gasoline Vapor Control
62-252.100Purpose and Scope2/2/933/24/94 59 FR 13883
62-252.200Definitions2/2/933/24/94 59 FR 13883
62-252.300Gasoline Dispensing Facilities-Stage I Vapor Recovery2/2/933/21/94 59 FR 13883
62-252.400Gasoline Dispensing Facilities—Stage II Vapor Recovery11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-252.500Gasoline Tanker Trucks9/10/967/21/97 62 FR 38918
62-252.800Penalties2/2/933/24/94 59 FR 13883
62-252.900Form2/2/937/21/97 62 FR 38918
Chapter 62-256 Open Burning and Frost Protection Fires
62-256.100Declaration and Intent12/09/7511/1/77 42 FR 57124
62-256.200Definitions11/30/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-256.300Prohibitions11/30/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-256.400Agricultural and Silvicultural Fires7/1/715/31/72 37 FR 10842
62-256.450Burning for Cold or Frost Protection6/27/919/9/94 59 FR 46552
62-256.500Land Clearing11/30/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-256.600Industrial, Commercial, Municipal, and Research Open Burning7/1/715/31/72 37 FR 10842
62-256.700Open Burning Allowed11/30/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-256.800Effective Date7/1/715/31/72 37 FR 10842
Chapter 62-296 Stationary Sources—Emission Standards
62-296.100Purpose and Scope3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.320General Pollutant Emission Limiting Standards3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.401Incinerators3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.402Sulfuric Acid Plants3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.403Phosphate Processing3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.404Kraft (Sulfate) Pulp Mills and Tall Oil Plants3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.405Fossil Fuel Steam Generators with more than 250 million Btu per Hour Heat Input3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
Start Printed Page 9557
62-296.406Fossil Fuel Steam Generator with less than 250 million Btu per Hour Heat Input, New and Existing Emissions Units3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.407Portland Cement Plants11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.408Nitric Acid Plants11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.409Sulfur Recovery Plants11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.410Carbonaceous Fuel Burning Equipment11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.411Sulfur Storage and Handling Facilities11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.412Dry Cleaning Facilities3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.413Synthetic Organic Fiber Production3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.414Concrete Batching Plants3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.415Soil Thermal Treatment Facilities3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.500Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT)—Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Emitting Facilities11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.501Can Coating11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.502Coil Coating11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.503Paper Coating11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.504Fabric and Vinyl Coating11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.505Metal Furniture Coating11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.506Surface Coating of Large Appliances11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.507Magnet Wire Coating11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.508Petroleum Liquid Storage11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.509Bulk Gasoline Plants10/15/9210/20/94 59 FR 52916
62-296.510Bulk Gasoline Terminals11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.511Solvent Metal Cleaning11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.512Cutback Asphalt11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.513Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.514Surface Coating of Flat Wood Paneling11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.515Graphic Arts Systems11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.516Petroleum Liquid Storage Tanks with External Floating Roofs11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.570Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT)—Requirements for Major VOC and NOX—Emitting Facilities11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.600Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT)—Lead3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.601Lead Processing Operations in General8/8/949/18/96 61 FR 49064
62-296.602Primary Lead Acid Battery Manufacturing Operations3/13/969/18/96 61 FR 49064
62-296.603Secondary Lead Smelting Operations8/8/949/18/96 61 FR 49064
62-296.604Electric Arc Furnace Equipped Secondary Steel Manufacturing Operations8/8/949/18/96 61 FR 49064
62-296.605Lead Oxide Handling Operations8/8/949/18/96 61 FR 49064
62-296.700Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT)—Particulate Matter11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
Start Printed Page 9558
62-296.701Portland Cement Plants11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.702Fossil Fuel Steam Generators11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.703Carbonaceous Fuel Burners11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.704Asphalt Concrete Plants11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.705Phosphate Processing operations11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.706Glass Manufacturing Process11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.707Electric Arc Furnaces11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.708Sweat of Pot Furnaces11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.709Lime Kilns11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.710Smelt Dissolving Tanks11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.711Materials Handling, Sizing, Screening, Crushing and Grinding operations11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-296.712Miscellaneous Manufacturing Process Operations11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
Chapter 62-297 Stationary Sources—Emissions Monitoring
62-297.100Purpose and Scope3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-297.310General Test Requirements3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-297.400EPA Methods Adopted by Reference11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-297.401Compliance Test Methods3/13/966/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-297.411DEP Method 111/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-297.412DEP Method 210/15/9210/20/94 59 FR 52916
62-297.413DEP Method 310/15/9210/20/94 59 FR 52916
62-297.415DEP Method 511/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-297.416DEP Method 5A10/15/9210/20/94 59 FR 52916
62-297.417DEP Method 611/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-297.423EPA Method 12—Determination of Inorganic Lead Emissions from Stationary Emissions Units11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-297.440Supplementary Test Procedures11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-297.450EPA VOC Capture Efficiency Test Procedures11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346
62-297.620Exceptions and Approval of Alternate Procedures and Requirements11/23/946/16/99 64 FR 32346

(d) EPA-approved State Source-specific requirements.

EPA-Approved Florida Source-Specific Requirements

Name of sourcePermit No.State effective dateEPA approval dateExplanation
Harry S Truman, animal import centerNA11/26/19961/19/2000 65 FR 2882

(e) EPA-approved Florida non-regulatory provisions. Start Printed Page 9559

EPA-Approved Florida Non-Regulatory Provisions

ProvisionState effective dateEPA approval dateFederal Register noticeExplanation
Revision to Maintenance Plans for Jacksonville and Southeast Florida Areas12/10/19998/2/200166 FR 40137
Revision to Maintenance Plan for the Tampa, Florida Area7/9/20008/15/200267 FR 53314
End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 03-4631 Filed 2-27-03; 8:45 am]