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Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Nashville-Davidson County; Revised Format for Materials Being Incorporated by Reference

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Final rule; notice of administrative change.

SUMMARY:

EPA is revising the format of part 52 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR part 52) for materials submitted by Nashville-Davidson County that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this format change have all been previously submitted by the local agency and approved by EPA.

This format revision will affect the “Identification of Plan” sections of 40 CFR part 52, by adding a table for the Nashville-Davidson portion of the Tennessee SIP. This revision will also affect the format of the SIP materials that will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, and the Regional Office.

DATES:

This action is effective October 6, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

SIP materials which are incorporated by reference into 40 CFR part 52 are available for inspection at the following locations: EPA, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, GA 30303; the EPA, Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Air Docket (Mail Code 6102T), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/​federal_​register/​code_​of_​federal_​regulations/​ibr_​locations.html.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Stacy DiFrank at the above Region 4 address or at (404) 562-9042. Email: difrank.stacy@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Each state has a SIP containing the control measures and strategies used to attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The SIP is extensive, containing such elements as air pollution control regulations, emission inventories, monitoring networks, attainment demonstrations, and enforcement mechanisms.

Each state must formally adopt the control measures and strategies in the SIP after the public has had an opportunity to comment on them and then submit the SIP to EPA. Once these control measures and strategies are approved by EPA, after notice and comment, they are incorporated into the federally approved SIP and are identified in 40 CFR part 52 “Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans.” The full text of the state regulation approved by EPA is not reproduced in its entirety in 40 CFR part 52, but is “incorporated by reference.” This means that EPA has approved a given state regulation with a specific effective date. The public is referred to the location of the full text version should they want to know which measures are contained in a given SIP. The information provided allows EPA and the public to monitor the extent to which a state implements a SIP to attain and maintain the NAAQS and to take enforcement action if necessary.

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 IBR into the Code of Federal Regulations, materials submitted by states in their EPA-approved SIP revisions. These changes revised the format for the identification of the SIP in 40 CFR part 52, streamlined the mechanisms for announcing EPA approval of revisions to a SIP, and streamlined the mechanisms for EPA's updating of the IBR information contained for each SIP in 40 CFR part 52. Pursuant to these revised procedures, EPA is revising the format for the identification of the Nashville-Davidson County portion of the Tennessee SIP, appearing in 40 CFR part 52. EPA has previously revised the format for the identification of the Tennessee SIP and the Memphis Shelby County, Knox County and Chattanooga portions of the SIP.

EPA has determined that today's action falls under the “good cause” exemption in section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) which, upon finding “good cause,” authorizes agencies to dispense with public participation, and APA section 553(d)(3) which allows an agency to make an action effective immediately (thereby avoiding the 30-day delayed effective date otherwise provided for in the APA). Today's administrative action 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 for this administrative action is “unnecessary” and “contrary to the public interest” since the codification only reflects existing law. Immediate notice of this action in the Federal Register benefits the public by providing the public notice of the Nashville-Davidson County portion of the Tennessee SIP in Tennessee's “Identification of Plan” portion of the Federal Register. Start Printed Page 58322

Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

A. General Requirement

Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this administrative action is not a “significant regulatory action” and is therefore not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget. This action is not subject to Executive Order 13211, “Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use” (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001) because it is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866. Because the Agency has made a “good cause” finding that this action is not subject to notice-and-comment requirements under the APA 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 administrative action 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). This administrative action also is not subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), because it is not economically significant. This administrative 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. This administrative action also does not involve special consideration of environmental justice related issues as required by Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). This administrative action does not impose an information collection burden under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). EPA's compliance with these Statutes and Executive Orders for the underlying rules are discussed in previous actions taken on Nashville-Davidson County, Tennessee's rules.

B. Submission to Congress and the Comptroller General

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) (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. Today's administrative action simply codifies provisions which are already in effect as a matter of law in Federal and approved State programs. 5 U.S.C. 808(2). These announced actions were effective when EPA approved them through previous rulemaking actions. EPA will submit a report containing this action 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 this action in the Federal Register. This revision to Nashville-Davidson's portion of the Tennessee SIP in the “Identification of Plan” section of 40 CFR part 52 is not a “major rule” as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

C. Petitions for Judicial Review

EPA has also determined that the provisions of section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act pertaining to petitions for judicial review are not applicable to this action. This action is simply an announcement of prior rulemakings that have previously undergone notice-and-comment rulemaking. Prior EPA rulemaking actions for each individual component of the Nashville-Davidson portion of the Tennessee SIP previously afforded interested parties the opportunity to file a petition for judicial review in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days of such rulemaking action.

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

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Dated: September 8, 2005.

A. Stanley Meiburg,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.

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is amended as follows:

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PART 52—[AMENDED]

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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 RR—Tennessee

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2. Section 52.2220 is amended by:

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A. Revising paragraph (b), and

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B. Adding table 5 in paragraph (c) for Nashville-Davidson County, “EPA Approved Nashville-Davidson County Regulations” to read as follows:

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(b) Incorporation by reference.

(1) Material listed in paragraph (c) of this section with an EPA approval date prior to December 1, 1998, for Tennessee (Table 1, the Tennessee State Implementation Plan), January 1, 2003 for Memphis Shelby County (Table 2, the Memphis Shelby County portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan), March 1, 2005, for Knox County (Table 3, the Knox County portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan), April 1, 2005 for Chattanooga, Tennessee (Table 4, the Chattanooga portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan), April 1, 2005, for Nashville-Davidson County (Table 5, the Nashville-Davidson County portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan) and paragraph (d) of this section with an EPA approval date prior to December 1, 1998, 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 paragraph (c) of this section with EPA approval dates after December 1, 1998, for Tennessee (Table 1, the Tennessee State Implementation Plan), January 1, 2003 for Memphis Shelby County (Table 2, the Memphis Shelby County portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan), March 1, 2005, for Knox County (Table 3, the Knox County portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan), April 1, 2005 for Chattanooga (Table 4, the Chattanooga portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan), April 1, 2005, for Nashville-Davidson County (Table 5, the Nashville-Davidson County portion of Start Printed Page 58323the Tennessee State Implementation Plan) and paragraph (d) of this section with an EPA approval date prior to December 1, 1998, 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 the dates referenced in paragraph (b)(1).

(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 EPA, Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Air Docket (Mail Code 6102T), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460 and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/​federal_​register/​code_​of_​federal_​regulations/​ibr_​locations.html.

Table 5.—EPA Approved Nashville-Davidson County, Regulations

State citationTitle/subjectState effective dateEPA approval dateExplanation
Chapter 10.56. Air Pollution Control
Section 10.56.010Definitions03/12/9712/31/98, 63 FR 72195
Article I. Administration and Enforcement
Section 10.56.020 +Construction Permits10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.040Operating Permit12/14/9505/30/97, 62 FR 29301
Section 10.56.050Exemptions12/14/9505/30/97, 62 FR 29301
Section 10.56.060Transferability of Permit10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.070Suspension or Revocation of Permit10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.080Permit and Annual Emission Fees03/12/9712/31/98, 63 FR 72195
Section 10.56.090Board—Powers and Duties10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.100Board—Consideration of Facts and Circumstances10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.110Rules and Regulations —Hearings Procedure10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.120Complaint Notice—Hearings Procedure10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.130Variances—Hearings Procedure10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.140Emergency Measures—Hearings Procedure10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Article II. Standards for Operation
Section 10.56.160Ambient Air Quality Standards03/12/9712/31/98, 63 FR 72195
Section 10.56.170Emission of Gases, Vapors or Objectionable Odors10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.180Laundry Operations—Dryer and Vent Pipe Requirements10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.190Controlling Wind-Borne Materials10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.200Sale, Use or Consumption of Solid and Liquid Fuels10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.220Fuel-Burning Equipment10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.230Incinerators10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.240Internal Combustion Engines12/14/9505/30/97, 62 FR 29301
Section 10.56.250Open Burning10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.260Process Emissions10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.270Visible Emissions10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.280Start-ups, Shutdowns and Malfunctions03/12/9712/31/98, 63 FR 72195
Section 10.56.290Measurement and Reporting of Emissions10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.300Testing Procedures10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10.56.310Severability10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Regulation No. 1Prevention, Abatement and Control of Air Control Contaminants from Open Burning06/28/7908/13/80, 45 FR 53810
Regulation No. 2Prevention, Abatement and Control of Air Contaminants from Materials Subject to Becoming Windborne06/28/7908/13/80, 45 FR 53810
Regulation No. 3New Source Review
Section 3-1Definitions11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 3-2Registration and Permits11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 3-3Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Review11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Regulation No. 6Emission Monitoring of Stationary Sources
Section 6.1Definitions05/22/7703/22/78, 43 FR 11819
Section 6.2Monitoring of Emissions05/22/7703/22/78, 43 FR 11819
Section 6.3Equipment Specifications05/22/7703/22/78, 43 FR 11819
Section 6.4Monitoring System Malfunction05/22/7703/22/78, 43 FR 11819
Section 6.5Recording and Reporting05/22/7703/22/78, 43 FR 11819
Section 6.6Data Reduction05/22/7703/22/78, 43 FR 11819
Regulation No. 7Regulation for Control of Volatile Organic Compounds
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Section 7-1Definitions11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-2General Provisions and Applicability11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-3Petition for Alternative Controls12/10/9106/26/92, 57 FR 28625
Section 7-4Compliance Certification, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-5Emission Standards for Coil Coating11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-6Emission Standards for Paper Coating11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-7Emission Standards for Fabric and Vinyl Coating11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-8Emission Standards for Metal Furniture Coating11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-9Emission Standards for Surface Coating of Large Appliances11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-10Petroleum Liquid Storage11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-11Bulk Gasoline Plants12/10/9106/26/92, 57 FR 28265
Section 7-12Bulk Gasoline Terminals12/10/9106/26/92, 57 FR 28265
Section 7-13Gasoline Dispensing Facility, Stage 112/10/9106/26/92, 57 FR 28265
Section 7-14Solvent Metal Cleaning12/10/9106/26/92, 57 FR 28265
Section 7-15Prohibition of Cutback Asphalt12/10/9106/26/92, 57 FR 28265
Section 7-16Emission Standards for Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products07/09/9710/08/98, 63 FR 54053
Section 7-17Manufacture of Pneumatic Tires11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-18Graphic Arts—Rotogravure and Flexography12/10/9106/26/92, 57 FR 28265
Section 7-20Petroleum Solvent Dry Cleaners11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-21Volatile Organic Liquid Storage In External Floating Roof Tanks11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-22Leaks from Synthetic Organic Chemical, Polymer, and Resin Manufacturing Equipment11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-23Air Oxidation Processes in the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturer's Industry11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-24Test Methods and Procedures11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-26Special Provisions for New Volatile Organic Compund Sources and Modifications11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-27Handling, Storage, Use, and Disposal of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 7-28Surface Coating of Plastic Parts11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Regulation No. 8Regulation of Emissions from Light-Duty Motor Vehicles Through Mandatory Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program
Section 8-1Definitions10/04/9407/28/95, 60 FR 28694
Section 8-2Motor Vehicle Inspection Requirement10/04/9407/28/95, 60 FR 28694
Section 8-3Exemption from Motor Vehicle Inspection Equipment10/04/9407/28/95; 60 FR 28694
Section 8-4Motor Vehicle Emission Performance Test Criteria10/04/9407/28/95, 60 FR 28694
Section 8-5Motor Vehicle Anti-Tampering Test Criteria10/04/9407/28/95, 60 FR 28694
Section 8-6Motor Vehicle Emissions Performance Test Methods10/04/9407/28/95, 60 FR 28694
Section 8-7Motor Vehicle Safety Equipment Test Methods10/04/9407/28/95, 60 FR 28694
Section 8-8Motor Vehicle Inspection Program10/04/9407/28/95, 60 FR 28694
Section 8-9Motor Vehicle Inspection Fee10/04/9407/28/95, 60 FR 28694
Section 8-10Severability10/04/9407/28/95, 60 FR 28694
Regulation No. 10Infectious Waste Incinerators
Section 10-1Definitions10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10-2Prohibited Act10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10-3Emission Standards10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10-4Performance Specifications10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10-5Monitoring Requirements10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10-6Compliance Schedule for Existing Infectious Waste Incinerators10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10-7Testing Requirement10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10-8Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Section 10-9Severability10/06/9409/06/96, 61 FR 47057
Regulation No. 11Emergency Episode Regulation
Section 11-1Episode Criteria11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Section 11-2Emission Reductions11/13/9606/17/97, 62 FR 32688
Regulation No. 14Regulation for Control of Nitrogen Oxides
Section 14-1Definitions08/10/9306/29/96, 61 FR 39326
Section 14-2Emission Standards08/10/9306/29/96, 61 FR 39326
Section 14-3Procedures for Determining RACT08/10/9306/29/96, 61 FR 39326
Section 14-4Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements08/10/9306/29/96, 61 FR 39326
Section 14-5Compliance Schedule08/10/9306/29/96, 61 FR 39326
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