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

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Final rule; notice of administrative change.


EPA is updating the materials submitted by Georgia 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), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located in the Ariel Rios Building, Washington, DC and the Regional Office.


This action is effective June 3, 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 (Air Docket), EPA, Ariel Rios Building (Mail Code 6102), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; and Office of the Federal Register, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC.

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Mr. Scott M. Martin at the above Region 4 address or at (404) 562-9031. Email:

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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 May 21, 1999, EPA published a document in the Federal Register (64 Start Printed Page 33015FR 27699) beginning the new IBR procedure for Georgia. In this document EPA is updating the IBR material.

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 (Pub. L. 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 to 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 August 4, 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).)

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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
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Dated: April 28, 2003.

A. Stanley Meiburg,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.

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

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

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

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Subpart L—Georgia

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2. Section 52.570 paragraph (b), (c) and (d) is revised to read as follows:

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Identification of plan.
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(b) Incorporation by reference.

(1) Material listed in paragraph (c) and (d) of this section with an EPA approval date prior to April 10, 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 April 10, 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) are an exact duplicate of the officially promulgated State rules/regulations which have been approved as part of the State implementation plan as of April 10, 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, Start Printed Page 33016800 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 Georgia Regulations

State citationTitle/subjectState effective dateEPA approval dateExplanation
391-3-1-.01Definitions12/26/017/11/02, 67 FR 45909.
391-3-1-.02(1)General Requirements03/20/7909/18/79, 44 FR 54047.
391-3-1-.02(2)Emission Standards06/23/9606/27/96, 61 FR 33372.
391-3-1-.02(2)(a)General Provisions01/09/9101/26/93, 58 FR 6093.
391-3-1-.02(2)(b)Visible Emissions01/17/7909/18/79, 44 FR 54047.
391-3-1-.02(2)(c)Incinerators06/15/9812/02/99, 64 FR 67491.
391-3-1-.02(2)(d)Fuel-burning Equipment01/17/7909/18/79, 44 FR 54047.
391-3-1-.02(2)(e)Particulate Emission from Manufacturing Processes01/17/7909/18/79, 44 FR 54047.
391-3-1-.02(2)(f)Normal Superphosphate Manufacturing Facilities01/17/7909/18/79, 44 FR 54047.
391-3-1.-02(2)(g)Sulfur Dioxide12/03/8658 FR 6093.
391-3-1-.02(2)(h)Portland Cement Plants01/17/7909/18/79, 44 FR 54047.
391-3-1-.02(2)(i)Nitric Acid Plants01/17/7909/18/79, 44 FR 54047.
391-3-1-.02(2)(j)Sulfuric Acid Plants01/17/7909/18/79, 44 FR 54047.
391-3-1-.02(2)(k)Particulate Emission from Asphaltic Concrete Hot Mix Plants01/17/7909/18/79, 44 FR 54047.
391-3-1-.02(2)(l)Conical Burners01/17/7909/18/79, 44 FR 54047.
391-3-1-.02(2)(m)repealed06/30/7510/03/75, 40 FR 45818.
391-3-1-.02(2)(n)Fugitive Dust01/17/7909/18/79, 44 FR 54047.
391-3-1-.02(2)(o)Cupola Furnaces for Metallurgical Melting01/27/7237 FR 10842.
391-3-1-.02(2)(p)Particulate Emissions from Kaolin and Fuller's Earth Processes12/16/7508/20/76, 41 FR 35184.
391-3-1-.02(2)(q)Particulate Emissions from Cotton Gins01/27/7205/31/72, 37 FR 10842.
391-3-1-.02(2)(r)Particulate Emissions from Granular and Mixed Fertilizer Manufacturing Units01/27/7205/31/72 37, FR 10842.
391-3-1-.02(2)(t)VOC Emissions from Automobile and Light Duty Truck Manufacturing12/20/9402/02/96, 61 FR 3817.
391-3-1-.02(2)(u)VOC Emissions from Can Coating01/09/9110/13/92, 57 FR 46780.
391-3-1-.02(2)(v)VOC Emissions from Coil Coating01/09/9110/13/92, 57 FR 46780.
391-3-1-.02(2)(w)VOC Emissions from Paper Coating01/09/9110/13/92, 57 FR 46780.
391-3-1-.02(2)(x)VOC Emissions from Fabric and Vinyl Coating01/09/9110/13/92, 57 FR 46780.
391-3-1-.02(2)(y)VOC Emissions from Metal Furniture Coating01/09/9110/13/92, 57 FR 46780.
391-3-1-.02(2)(z)VOC emissions from Large Appliance Surface Coating01/09/9110/13/92, 57 FR 46780.
391-3-1-.02(2)(aa)VOC Emissions from Wire Coating01/09/9110/13/92, 57 FR 46780.
391-3-1-.02(2)(bb)Petroleum Liquid Storage01/09/9110/13/92, 57 FR 46780.
391-3-1-.02(2)(cc)Bulk Gasoline Terminals01/09/9110/13/92, 57 FR 46780.
391-3-1-.02(2)(dd)Cutback Asphalt01/17/7909/18/79, 44 FR 54047.
391-3-1-.02(2)(ee)Petroleum Refinery01/09/9110/13/92, 57 FR 46780.
391-3-1-.02(2)(ff)Solvent Metal Cleaning05/29/9604/26/99, 64 FR 20186.
391-3-1-.02(2)(gg)Kraft Pulp Mills06/03/8809/30/88, 53 FR 38290.
391-3-1-.02(2)(hh)Petroleum Refinery Equipment Leaks06/24/9402/02/96, 61 FR 3817.
391-3-1-.02(2)(ii)VOC Emissions from Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products10/7/997/10/01, 66 FR 35906.
391-3-1-.02(2)(jj)VOC Emissions from Surface Coating of Flat Wood Paneling04/03/9110/13/92, 57 FR 46780.
391-3-1-.02(2)(kk)VOC Emissions from Synthesized Pharmaceutical Manufacturing12/18/8011/24/81, 46 FR 57486.
391-3-1-.02(2)(ll)VOC Emissions from the Manufacture of Pneumatic Rubber Tires12/18/8011/24/81, 46 FR 57486.
391-3-1-.02(2)(mm)VOC Emissions from Graphic Arts Systems04/03/9110/13/92, 57 FR 46780.
391-3-1-.02(2)(nn)VOC Emissions from External Floating Roof Tanks12/18/8011/24/81, 46 FR 57486.
391-3-1-.02(2)(oo)Fiberglass Insulation Manufacturing Plants12/18/8011/24/81, 46 FR 57486.
391-3-1-.02(2)(pp)Bulk Gasoline Plants04/03/9110/13/92, 57 FR 46780.
391-3-1-.02(2)(qq)VOC Emissions from Large Petroleum Dry Cleaners04/03/9110/13/92, 57 FR 46780.
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391-3-1-.02(2)(rr)Gasoline Dispensing Facility—Stage I12/26/017/11/02, 67 FR 45909
391-3-1-.02(2)(ss)Gasoline Transport Vehicles and Vapor Collection Systems12/26/017/11/02, 67 FR 45909
391-3-1-.02(2)(tt)VOC Emissions from Major Sources2/16/007/10/01, 66 FR 35906
391-3-1-.02(2)(uu)Visibility Protection10/31/8501/28/86, 51 FR 3466
391-3-1-.02(2)(vv)Volatile Organic Liquid Handling and Storage2/16/007/10/01, 66 FR 35906
391-3-1-.02(2)(ww)Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaners11/15/9406/27/96, 61 FR 33372Repealed.
391-3-1-.02(2)(yy)Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides from Major Sources2/16/007/10/01, 66 FR 35906
391-3-1-.02(2)(zz)Gasoline Dispensing Facilities—Stage II12/26/017/11/02, 67 FR 45909
391-3-1-.02(2)(aaa)Consumer and Commercial Products10/27/9304/26/99, 64 FR 20186
391-3-1-.02(2)(bbb)Gasoline Marketing7/18/012/22/02, 67 FR 8200
391-3-1-.02(2)(ccc)VOC Emissions from Bulk Mixing Tanks2/16/007/10/01, 66 FR 35906
391-3-1-.02(2)(ddd)VOC Emissions from Offset Lithography2/16/007/10/01, 66 FR 35906
391-3-1-.02(2)(eee)VOC Emissions from Expanded Polystyrene Products Manufacturing2/16/007/10/01, 66 FR 35906
391-3-1-.02(2)(fff)Particulate Matter Emissions from Yarn Spinning Operations06/15/9812/02/99, 64 FR 67491
391-3-1-.02(2)(hhh)Wood Furniture Finishing and Cleaning Operations2/16/007/10/01, 66 FR 35906
391-3-1-.02(2)(jjj)NOX Emissions from Electric Utility Steam Generating Units2/16/007/10/01, 66 FR 35906
391-3-1-.02(2)(kkk)VOC Emissions from Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities2/16/007/10/01, 66 FR 35906
391-3-1-.02(2)(lll)NOX Emissions from Fuel-burning Equipment2/16/007/10/01, 66 FR 35906
391-3-1-.02(2)(mmm)NOX Emissions from Stationary Gas Turbines and Stationary Engines used to Generate Electricity2/16/007/10/01, 66 FR 35906
391-3-1-.02(2)(nnn)NOX Emissions from Large Stationary Gas Turbines2/16/007/10/01,66 FR 35906
391-3-1-.02(2)(ooo)Heavy Duty Diese Engine Requirements2/16/007/10/01, 66 FR 35906
391-3-1-.02(3)Sampling06/15/9812/02/99, 64 FR 67491
391-3-1-.02(4)Ambient Air Standards01/09/9112/14/92, 57 FR 58989
391-3-1-.02(5)Open Burning8/16/007/10/01, 66 FR 35906
391-3-1-.02(6)Source Monitoring12/28/007/11/02, 67 FR 45909
391-3-1-.02(7)Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality (PSD)06/15/9812/02/99, 64 FR 67491
391-3-1.02(11)Compliance Assurance Monitoring06/15/9812/02/99, 64 FR 67491
391-3-1-.03Permits12/26/017/11/02, 67 FR 45909Paragraph (9) Permit Fees; Paragraph (10) Title V Operating Permits are not federally approved.
391-3-1-.04Air Pollution Episodes11/20/7508/20/76 41 FR 35184
391-3-1-.05Regulatory Exceptions11/22/9202/02/96, 61 FR 3819
391-3-1-.07Inspections and Investigations11/20/7508/20/76, 41 FR 35184
391-3-1-.08Confidentiality of Information11/20/7508/20/76, 41 FR 35184
391-3-1-.09Enforcement11/22/9202/02/96, 61 FR 3819
391-3-1-.10Continuance of Prior Rules11/22/9202/02/96, 61 FR 3819
391-3-20Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance12/26/017/11/02, 67 FR 45909.
391-3-22Clean Fueled Fleets06/15/9812/02/99, 64 FR 67491.

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EPA-Approved Georgia Source-Specific Requirements

Name of sourcePermit No.State effective dateEPA approval dateExplanation
Georgia Power Plant BowenEPD-AQC-18011/17/8008/17/81, 46 FR 41498.
Georgia Power Plant Harllee Branch4911-117-6716-004/23/8005/05/81, 46 FR 25092.
ITT Rayonier, Inc.2631-151-7686-C11/04/8008/14/81, 46 FR 41050.
Georgia Power Plant BowenEPD-AQC-16305/16/7901/03/80, 45 FR 781.
Union Camp2631-025-7379-012/18/8104/13/82, 47 FR 15794.
Blue Bird Body Company3713-111-860101/27/8401/07/85, 50 FR 765.
Plant McDonough4911-033-5037-0 conditions 10 through 2212/27/9503/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Plant Yates4911-038-4838-0 conditions 19 through 3212/27/9503/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Plant Yates4911-038-4839-0 conditions 16 through 2912/27/9503/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Plant Yates4911-038-4840-0 conditions 16 through 2912/27/9503/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Plant Yates4911-038-4841-0 conditions 16 through 2912/27/9503/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Plant Atkinson4911-033-1321-0 conditions 8 through 1311/15/9403/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Plant Atkinson4911-033-1322-0 conditions 8 through 1311/15/9403/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Plant Atkinson4911-033-6949 conditions 5 through 1011/15/9403/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Plant Atkinson4911-033-1320-0 conditions 8 through 1311/15/9403/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Plant Atkinson4911-033-1319-0 conditions 8 through 1311/15/9403/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Plant McDonough4911-033-6951 conditions 5 through 1011/15/9403/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Atlanta Gas Light Company4922-028-10902 conditions 20 and 2111/15/9403/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Atlanta Gas Light Company4922-031-10912 conditions 27 and 2811/15/9403/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Austell Box Board Corporation2631-033-11436 conditions 1 through 511/15/9403/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Emory University8922-044-10094 conditions 19 through 2611/15/9403/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
General Motors Corporation3711-044-11453 conditions 1 through 6 and Attachment A11/15/9403/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Georgia Proteins Company2077-058-11226 conditions 16 through 23 and Attachment A11/15/9403/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Owens-Brockway Glass Container, Inc3221-060-10576 conditions 26 through 28 and Attachment A11/15/9403/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation3296-060-10079 conditions 25 through 2911/15/9403/18/99, 64 FR 13348.
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