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New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Direct final rule; delegation of authority.

SUMMARY:

The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (ABCAQCB) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) for all sources. These regulations apply to certain NSPS promulgated by EPA, as amended through July 1, 2004, and certain NESHAPs promulgated by EPA, as amended through July 1, 2004. The delegation of authority under this notice applies only to sources located in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, and does not extend to sources located in Indian country. EPA is providing notice that it has approved delegation of certain NSPS to ABCAQCB, and taking direct final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs to ABCAQCB.

DATES:

This rule is effective on February 7, 2006 without further notice, unless EPA receives relevant adverse comment by January 9, 2006. If EPA receives such comment, EPA will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public that this rule will not take effect.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by Regional Materials in EDocket (RME) ID No. R06-OAR-2005-NM-0005, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
  • Agency Web site: http://docket.epa.gov/​rmepub/​, Regional Materials in EDocket (RME), EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, is EPA's preferred method for receiving comments. Once in the system, select “quick search,” then key in the appropriate RME Docket identification number. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
  • U.S. EPA Region 6 “Contact Us” Web site: http://epa.gov/​region6/​r6coment.htm. Please click on “6PD” (Multimedia) and select “Air” before submitting comments.
  • E-mail: Jeff Robinson at robinson.jeffrey@epa.gov.
  • Fax: Mr. Jeff Robinson, Air Permits Section (6PD-R), at fax number 214-665-7263.
  • Mail: Mr. Jeff Robinson, Air Permits Section (6PD-R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.
  • Hand or Courier Delivery: Mr. Jeff Robinson, Air Permits Section (6PD-R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. Such deliveries are accepted only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays except for legal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

Instructions: Direct your comments to Regional Materials in EDocket (RME) ID No. R06-OAR-2005-NM-0005. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public file without change, change and may be made available online at http://docket.epa.gov/​rmepub/​, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Do not submit information through Regional Material in EDocket (RME), regulations.gov, or e-mail if you believe that it is CBI or otherwise protected from disclosure. The EPA RME Web site and the Federal regulations.gov are “anonymous access” systems, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through RME or regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public file and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the Regional Materials in EDocket (RME) index at http://docket.epa.gov/​rmepub/​. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in RME or in the official file which is available at the Air Permitting Section (6PD-R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. The file will be made available by appointment for public inspection in the Region 6 FOIA Review Room between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays except for legal holidays. Contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT paragraph below to make an appointment. If possible, please make the appointment at least two working days in advance of your visit. There will be a 15 cent per page fee for making photocopies of documents. On the day of the visit, please check in at the EPA Region 6 reception area at 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas.

The delegation request is also available for public inspection at the State Air Agency listed below during official business hours by appointment:

City of Albuquerque, Environmental Health Department, Air Quality Division, 11850 Sunset Gardens SW., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87121.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Jeff Robinson, U.S. EPA, Region 6, Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division (6PD), 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202-2733, telephone (214) 665-6435; fax number 214-665-7263; or electronic mail at robinson.jeffrey@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

Table of Contents

I. General Information

II. What Does This Action Do?

III. What Is The Authority for Delegation?

IV. What Criteria Must ABCAQCB's Program Meet To Be Approved?

V. How Did ABCAQCB Meet the Approved Criteria?

VI. What Is Being Delegated?

VII. What Is Not Being Delegated?

VIII. How Will Applicability Determinations Under Section 112 Be Made?

IX. What Authority Does EPA Have?

X. What Information Must ABCAQCB Provide to EPA?

XI. What Is EPA's Oversight of This Delegation to ABCAQCB? Start Printed Page 73139

XII. Should Sources Submit Notices to EPA or ABCAQCB?

XIII. How Will Unchanged Authorities Be Delegated to ABCAQCB in the Future?

XIV. What Is The Relationship Between RCRA and the Hazardous Waste Combustor MACT?

XV. Final Action

XVI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. General Information

A. Tips for Preparing Your Comments

When submitting comments, remember to:

1. Identify the rulemaking by docket number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).

2. Follow directions—The agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.

3. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes.

4. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/or data that you used.

5. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced.

6. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns, and suggest alternatives.

7. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats.

8. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified.

B. Submitting Confidential Business Information (CBI)

Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.

II. What Does This Notice Do?

EPA is providing notice that it is delegating authority for implementation and enforcement of certain NSPS to ABCAQCB. EPA is also taking direct final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs to ABCAQCB. With this delegation, ABCAQCB has the primary responsibility to implement and enforce the delegated standards. The notice also consolidates the table which specifies the part 63 delegations in New Mexico to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and ABCAQCB. The subpart delegations previously made to the NMED on February 9, 2004, are not open to public comment. 68 FR 69036 (December 11, 2003). See Section VI, below, for a complete discussion of which standards are being delegated and which are not being delegated.

III. What Is The Authority for Delegation?

Section 111(c)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) authorizes EPA to delegate authority to any state agency which submits adequate regulatory procedures for implementation and enforcement of the NSPS program. The NSPS standards are codified at 40 CFR Part 60.

Section 112(l) of the CAA and 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart E, authorizes EPA to delegate authority to any state or local agency which submits adequate regulatory procedures for implementation and enforcement of emission standards for hazardous air pollutants. The hazardous air pollutant standards are codified at 40 CFR Parts 61 and 63.

IV. What Criteria Must ABCAQCB's Program Meet To Be Approved?

This notice notifies the public that EPA is updating ABCAQCB's delegation to implement and enforce certain NSPS. EPA previously approved ABCAQCB's program for the delegation of NSPS. 54 FR 52031 (December 20, 1989), 57 FR 48563 (October 27, 1992), and 60 FR 52329 (October 6, 1995). As to the NESHAP standards in Parts 61 and 63, Section 112(l) of the CAA enables EPA to approve State and local air pollution agencies air toxics programs or rules to operate in place of the Federal air toxics program or rules. 40 CFR part 63, Subpart E (Subpart E) governs EPA's approval of State rules or programs under Section 112(l).

A. NSPS Criteria

EPA will approve an air toxics program if we find that:

(1) The State program or local air pollution agency is “no less stringent” than the corresponding Federal program or rule;

(2) The State or local air pollution agency has adequate authority and resources to implement and enforce the program;

(3) The schedule for implementation and compliance is sufficiently expeditious; and

(4) The program otherwise complies with Federal guidance.

B. NESHAP Criteria

In order to obtain approval of its program to implement and enforce Federal section 112 rules as promulgated without changes (straight delegation), only the criteria of 40 CFR 63.91(d) must be met in addition to the requirements listed above as NSPS criteria. Section 63.91(d)(3) provides that interim or final Title V program approval will satisfy the criteria of § 63.91(d) for Part 70 sources. EPA previously approved ABCAQCB's program for the delegation of NESHAPS in 40 CFR part 61. 54 FR 52031 (December 20, 1989), 57 FR 48563 (October 27, 1992), and 60 FR 52329 (October 6, 1995).

V. How Did ABCAQCB Meet the Approval Criteria?

A. NSPS Criteria

ABCAQCB adopted the Federal requirements via incorporation by reference. As a result, the minimum requirement of CAA Section 111, that their standard is at least as stringent as EPA's rules, has been met. ABCAQCB demonstrated the remaining criteria when EPA previously approved ABCAQCB's program for the delegation of NSPS. 54 FR 52031 (December 20, 1989), 57 FR 48563 (October 27, 1992), and 60 FR 52329 (October 6, 1995).

B. NESHAP Criteria

As part of its Title V submission, ABCAQCB stated that it intended to use the mechanism of incorporation by reference to adopt unchanged Federal section 112 into its regulations. This applied to both existing and future standards as they applied to Part 70 sources. 60 FR 2527-2534 (January 10, 1995), EPA approved ABCAQCB's program for receiving delegation of existing and future standards when it granted final interim approval to ABCAQCB's Title V program. 60 FR 2527-2534 (January 10, 1995), 60 FR 13046-13047 (March 10, 1995). In addition, on November 26, 1996, EPA promulgated full approval of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County's operating permits program. 61 FR 60032. Under 40 CFR 63.91(d)(2), once a state or local air pollution agency has satisfied up-front approval criteria, it needs only to reference the previous demonstration and reaffirm that it still Start Printed Page 73140meets the criteria for any subsequent submittals. ABCAQCB has affirmed that it still meets the up-front approval criteria.

VI. What Is Being Delegated?

EPA received a request to update the NSPS and NESHAP delegations on April 11, 2005. ABCAQCB requested the EPA to update the delegation of authority for the following:

A. NSPS (40 CFR Part 60 standards) through July 1, 2004;

B. NESHAPs (40 CFR Part 61 standards) through July 1, 2004; and

C. NESHAPs (40 CFR Part 63 standards) through July 1, 2004.

ABCAQCB's request was for delegation of certain NSPS and NESHAP for all sources (both Part 70 and non-Part 70 sources). The request includes revisions of 20.11.63 NMAC, 20.11.64 NMAC, as adopted by the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board. For NSPS, this revision incorporated all NSPS promulgated by EPA (except Subpart AAA—Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, Subpart WWW—Standards of Performance for Muncipal Solid Waste Landfills, and Subpart Cc—Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills) as amended in the Federal Register through July 1, 2004. The effective date of the Federal delegation for NSPS under Section 111 is the date that this Federal Register is published. For the Part 61 NESHAPs, this revision included all NESHAPs promulgated by EPA as amended in the Federal Register through July 1, 2004, excluding Subparts B, H, I, K, Q, R, T, and W. For the Part 63 NESHAPs, the request includes the NESHAPs set forth in Table 1 below. The effective date of the Federal delegation for Parts 61 and 63 standards is the effective date of this rule.

Table 1.—40 CFR Part 63 NESHAPs for Source Categories Delegated to ABCAQCB

SubpartSource category
AGeneral Provisions.
DEarly Reductions.
FHazardous Organic NESHAP (HON)—Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI).
GHON—SOCMI Process Vents, Storage Vessels, Transfer Operations and Wastewater.
HHON—Equipment Leaks.
IHON—Certain Processes Negotiated Equipment Leak Regulation.
JPolyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production.
LCoke Oven Batteries.
MPerchloroethylene Dry Cleaning.
NChromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks.
OEthylene Oxide Sterilizers.
QIndustrial Process Cooling Towers.
RGasoline Distribution.
SPulp and Paper Industry.
THalogenated Solvent Cleaning.
UGroup I Polymers and Resins.
WEpoxy Resins Production and Non-Nylon Polyamides Production.
XSecondary Lead Smelting.
YMarine Tank Vessel Loading.
AAPhosphoric Acid Manufacturing Plants.
BBPhosphate Fertilizers Production Plants.
CCPetroleum Refineries.
DDOff-Site Waste and Recovery Operations.
EEMagnetic Tape Manufacturing.
GGAerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities.
HHOil and Natural Gas Production Facilities.
IIShipbuilding and Ship Repair Facilities.
JJWood Furniture Manufacturing Operations.
KKPrinting and Publishing Industry.
LLPrimary Aluminum Reduction Plants.
MMChemical Recovery Combustion Sources at Kraft, Soda, Sulfide, and Stand-Alone Semichemical Pulp Mills.
OOTanks—Level 1.
PPContainers.
QQSurface Impoundments.
RRIndividual Drain Systems.
SSClosed Vent Systems, Control Devices, Recovery Devices and Routing to a Fuel Gas System or a Process.
TTEquipment Leaks—Control Level 1.
UUEquipment Leaks—Control Level 2 Standards.
VVOil-Water Separators and Organic-Water Separators.
WWStorage Vessels (Tanks)—Control Level 2.
YYGeneric Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards.
CCCSteel Pickling—HCl Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid Regeneration Plants.
DDDMineral Wool Production.
EEEHazardous Waste Combustors.
GGGPharmaceuticals Production.
HHHNatural Gas Transmission and Storage Facilities.
IIIFlexible Polyurethane Foam Production.
JJJGroup IV Polymers and Resins.
LLLPortland Cement Manufacturing.
MMMPesticide Active Ingredient Production.
NNNWool Fiberglass Manufacturing.
OOOAmino/Phenolic Resins.
PPPPolyether Polyols Production.
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QQQPrimary Copper Smelting.
RRRSecondary Aluminum Production.
TTTPrimary Lead Smelting.
UUUPetroleum Refineries—Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic Reforming Units and Sulfur Recovery Plants.
VVVPublicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW).
XXXFerroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and Silicomanganese.
AAAAMunicipal Solid Waste Landfills.
CCCCNutritional Yeast Manufacturing.
EEEEOrganic Liquid Distribution.
FFFFMiscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing.
GGGGSolvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production.
HHHHWet Formed Fiberglass Mat Production.
IIIIAuto & Light Duty Truck.
JJJJPaper & Other Web Coating.
KKKKSurface Coating of Metal Cans.
MMMMSurface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products.
NNNNSurface Coating of Large Appliances.
OOOOPrinting, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles.
PPPPPlastic Parts.
QQQQSurface Coating of Wood Building Products.
RRRRSurface Coating of Metal Furniture.
SSSSSurface Coating of Metal Coil.
TTTTLeather Finishing Operations.
UUUUCellulose Production Manufacture.
VVVVBoat Manufacturing.
WWWWReinforced Plastic Composites Production.
XXXXTire Manufacturing.
YYYYStationary Combustion Turbines.
ZZZZReciprocating Internal Combustion Engines.
AAAAALime Manufacturing Plants.
BBBBBSemiconductor Manufacturing.
CCCCCCoke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching and Battery Stacks.
EEEEEIron and Steel Foundries.
FFFFFIntegrated Iron and Steel.
GGGGGSite Remediation.
HHHHHMiscellaneous Coating Manufacturing.
IIIIIMercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants.
JJJJJBrick and Structural Clay Products.
KKKKKClay Ceramics Manufacturing.
LLLLLAsphalt Roofing and Processing.
MMMMMFlexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operation.
NNNNNHydrochloric Acid Production.
PPPPPEngine Test Cells/Stands.
QQQQQFriction Products Manufacturing.
RRRRRTaconite Iron Ore Processing.
SSSSSRefractory Products Manufacturing.
TTTTTPrimary Magnesium Refining.

VII. What Is Not Being Delegated?

As mentioned above, ABCAQCB has not requested and has not been delegated the authority for the following standards:

40 CFR part 60, Subpart AAA (Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters);

40 CFR part 60, Subpart WWW, (Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills);

40 CFR part 60, Subpart Cc, (Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills);

40 CFR part 61, Subpart B (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Underground Uranium Mines);

40 CFR part 61, Subpart H (National Emission Standards for Emissions of Radionuclides Other Than Radon From Department of Energy Facilities);

40 CFR part 61, Subpart I (National Emission Standards for Radionuclide Emissions from Federal Facilities Other Than Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensees and Not Covered by Subpart H);

40 CFR part 61, Subpart K—(National Emission Standards for Radionuclide Emissions from Elemental Phosphorus Plants);

40 CFR part 61, Subpart Q (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Department of Energy facilities);

40 CFR part 61, Subpart R (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Phosphogypsum Stacks);

40 CFR part 61, Subpart T (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from the Disposal of Uranium Mill Tailings); and

40 CFR part 61, Subpart W (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Operating Mill Tailings).

It should be noted that the ABCAQCB adopted 40 CFR part 63, Subpart J (Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production) unchanged and requested delegation of the standard. The standard was vacated and remanded to EPA by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on June 18, 2004, and EPA's petition for rehearing was denied on April 15, 2005. Start Printed Page 73142Because the Court vacated Subpart J, that standard is not being delegated at this time to ABCAQCB.

In addition, EPA cannot delegate to a State any of the Category II Subpart A authorities set forth in 40 CFR 63.91(g)(2). These include the following provisions: § 63.6(g), Approval of Alternative Non-Opacity Standards; § 63.6(h)(9), Approval of Alternative Opacity Standards; § 63.7(e)(2)(ii) and (f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Test Methods; § 63.8(f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Monitoring; and § 63.10(f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Recordkeeping and Reporting. Also, some MACT standards have certain provisions that cannot be delegated to the States (e.g., 40 CFR 63.106(b)). Therefore, any MACT standard that EPA is delegating to ABCAQCB that provides that certain authorities cannot be delegated are retained by EPA and not delegated. Furthermore, no authorities are delegated that require rulemaking in the Federal Register to implement, or where Federal overview is the only way to ensure national consistency in the application of the standards or requirements of CAA Section 112. Finally, Section 112(r), the accidental release program authority, is not being delegated by this approval.

All of the inquiries and requests concerning implementation and enforcement of the excluded standards in the State of New Mexico should be directed to the EPA Region 6 Office.

In addition, this delegation to ABCAQCB to implement and enforce certain NSPS and NESHAPs does not extend to sources or activities located in Indian country, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151. Under this definition, EPA treats as reservations, trust lands validly set aside for the use of a Tribe even if the trust lands have not been formally designated as a reservation. Consistent with previous Federal program approvals or delegations, EPA will continue to implement the NSPS and NESHAPs in Indian country because ABCAQCB has not adequately demonstrated its authority over sources and activities located within the exterior boundaries of Indian reservations and other areas in Indian country.

Also, this delegation does not extend to sources or activities located outside of Bernalillo County because the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board only has jurisdiction to administer and enforce provisions of the New Mexico Air Quality Control Act in Bernalillo County (excluding Indian country). The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board and the Albuquerque Environmental Health Department was previously delegated the authority to implement and enforce certain NSPS and NESHAPs by EPA. See 60 FR 52329 (October 6, 1995).

VIII. How Will Applicability Determinations Under Section 112 Be Made?

In approving this delegation, ABCAQCB will obtain concurrence from EPA on any matter involving the interpretation of section 112 of the CAA or 40 CFR part 63 to the extent that implementation, administration, or enforcement of these sections have not been covered by EPA determination or guidance.

IX. What Authority Does EPA Have?

We retain the right, as provided by CAA Section 112(l)(7), to enforce any applicable emission standard or requirement under Section 112. EPA also has the authority to make certain decisions under the General Provisions (subpart A) of Part 63. We are granting ABCAQCB some of these authorities, and retaining others, as explained in sections VI and VII above. In addition, EPA may review and disapprove of State determinations and subsequently require corrections. (See 40 CFR 63.91(g) and 65 FR 55810, 55823, September 14, 2000.)

Furthermore, we retain any authority in an individual emission standard that may not be delegated according to provisions of the standard. Also, listed in the footnotes of the Part 63 delegation table at the end of this rule are the authorities that cannot be delegated to any State or local agency which we therefore retain.

X. What Information Must ABCAQCB Provide to EPA?

In delegating the authority to implement and enforce these rules and in granting a waiver of EPA notification requirements, we require ABCAQCB to input all source information into the Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS) for both point and area sources. ABCAQCB must enter this information into the AIRS system and update the information by September 30 of every year. ABCAQCB must provide any additional compliance related information to EPA, Region 6, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance within 45 days of a request under 40 CFR 63.96(a).

In receiving delegation for specific General Provisions authorities, ABCAQCB must submit to EPA Region 6 on a semi-annual basis, copies of determinations issued under these authorities. For Part 63 standards, these determinations include: Applicability determinations (§ 63.1); approval/disapprovals of construction and reconstruction (§ 63.5(e) and (f)); notifications regarding the use of a continuous opacity monitoring system (§ 63.6(h)(7)(ii)); finding of compliance (§ 63.6(h)(8)); approval/disapprovals of compliance extensions (§ 63.6(i)); approvals/disapprovals of minor (§ 63.7(e)(2)(i)) or intermediate (§ 63.7(e)(2)(ii) and (f)) alternative test methods; approval of shorter sampling times and volumes (§ 63.7(e)(2)(iii)); waiver of performance testing (§ 63.7(e)(2)(iv) and (h)(2), (3)); approvals/disapprovals of minor or intermediate alternative monitoring methods (§ 63.8(f)); approval of adjustments to time periods for submitting reports (§§ 63.9 and 63.10); and approvals/disapprovals of minor alternatives to recordkeeping and reporting (§ 63.10(f)).

Additionally, EPA's Emission Measurement Center of the Emissions Monitoring and Analysis Division must receive copies of any approved intermediate changes to test methods or monitoring. (Please note that intermediate changes to test methods must be demonstrated as equivalent through the procedures set out in EPA method 301.) This information on approved intermediate changes to test methods and monitoring will be used to compile a database of decisions that will be accessible to State and local agencies and EPA Regions for reference in making future decisions. (For definitions of major, intermediate and minor alternative test methods or monitoring methods, see 40 CFR 63.90). The ABCAQCB should forward these intermediate test methods or monitoring changes via mail or facsimile to: Chief, Source Categorization Group A, EPA (MD-19), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, Facsimile telephone number: (919) 541-1039.

XI. What Is EPA's Oversight of This Delegation to ABCAQCB?

EPA must oversee ABCAQCB's decisions to ensure the delegated authorities are being adequately implemented and enforced. We will integrate oversight of the delegated authorities into the existing mechanisms and resources for oversight currently in place. If, during oversight, we determine that ABCAQCB made decisions that decreased the stringency of the delegated standards, then ABCAQCB shall be required to take corrective actions and the source(s) affected by the decisions will be notified, as required by 40 CFR 63.91(g)(1)(ii). We will initiate withdrawal of the program or Start Printed Page 73143rule if the corrective actions taken are insufficient.

XII. Should Sources Submit Notices to EPA or ABCAQCB?

All of the information required pursuant to the Federal NSPS and NESHAP (40 CFR parts 60, 61, and 63) should be submitted by sources located inside the boundaries of Bernalillo County (excluding Indian country), directly to the City of Albuquerque, Environmental Health Department, Air Quality Division, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103. The ABCAQCB c/o the City of Albuquerque, Environmental Health Department, Air Quality Division is the primary point of contact with respect to delegated NSPS and NESHAPs in Bernalillo County (excluding Indian country). Sources do not need to send a copy to EPA. EPA Region 6 waives the requirement that notifications and reports for delegated standards be submitted to EPA in addition to ABCAQCB in accordance with 40 CFR 63.9(a)(4)(ii) and 63.10(a)(4)(ii).

XIII. How Will Unchanged Authorities Be Delegated to ABCAQCB in the Future?

In the future, ABCAQCB will only need to send a letter of request to EPA, Region 6, for those NSPS and NESHAP regulations that ABCAQCB has adopted by reference. The letter must reference the previous up-front approval demonstration and reaffirm that it still meets the up-front approval criteria. We will respond in writing to the request stating that the request for delegation is either granted or denied. A Federal Register notice will be published to inform the public and affected sources of the delegation, indicating where source notifications and reports should be sent, and to amend the relevant portions of the Code of Federal Regulations showing which NSPS and NESHAP standards have been delegated to ABCAQCB.

XIV. What Is the Relationship Between RCRA and the Hazardous Waste Combustor MACT?

As part of today's rule, we are delegating, under the CAA, implementation and enforcement authority for the Hazardous Waste Combustor (HWC) MACT (Subpart EEE) to ABCAQCB. Many of the sources subject to the HWC MACT are also subject to the RCRA permitting requirements. We expect air emissions and related operating requirements found in the HWC MACT will be included in part 70 permits issued by ABCAQCB. However, RCRA permits will still be required for all other aspects of the combustion unit and the facility that are governed by RCRA (e.g., corrective action, general facility standards, other combustor-specific concerns such as materials handling, risk-based emissions limits and operating requirements, as appropriate and other hazardous waste management units).[1] See the HWC MACT rule preamble discussion (64 FR 52828, 52839-52843 (September 30, 1999)), and the RCRA Site-Specific Risk Assessment Policy for HWC Facilities dated June 2000 for more information on the interrelationship of the MACT rule with the RCRA Omnibus provision and site specific risk assessments.

XV. Final Action

The public was provided the opportunity to comment on the proposed approval of the program and mechanism for delegation of Section 112 standards, as applied to Part 70 sources, on January 10, 1995. The proposal was part of EPA's proposed approval of the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board's Operating Permits Program. 60 FR 2527. The EPA did not receive adverse public comments on the proposed delegation of Section 112 standards. 60 FR 13046 (March 10, 1995). In this action, the public is given the opportunity to comment on the approval of ABCAQCB request for delegation of authority to implement and enforce certain Section 112 standards for all sources (both Part 70 and non-Part 70 sources) which have been adopted by reference into New Mexico's state regulations. However, the Agency views the approval of these requests as a noncontroversial action and anticipates no adverse comments. Therefore, EPA is publishing this rule without prior proposal. However, in the “Proposed Rules” section of today's Federal Register publication, EPA is publishing a separate document that will serve as the proposal to approve the program and delegation of authority described in this action if adverse comments are received. This action will be effective February 7, 2006 without further notice unless the Agency receives relevant adverse comments by January 9, 2006.

If EPA receives adverse comments, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public the rule will not take effect. We will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. Please note that if we receive adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, we may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.

XVI. 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 Start Printed Page 73144power 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 request to receive delegation of certain Federal standards, 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 delegation submissions, EPA's role is to approve submissions 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 delegation submission for failure to use VCS. It would thus be inconsistent with applicable law for EPA to use VCS in place of a delegation 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 February 7, 2006. 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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Authority: This action is issued under the authority of Sections 111 and 112 of the Clean Air Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 7411 and 7412.

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Dated: November 29, 2005.

Carl E. Edlund,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.

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, 61, and 63 are amended as follows:

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PART 60—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 60 continues to read as follows:

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

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Subpart A—General Provisions

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2. Section 60.4 is amended:

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A. by adding paragraph (b)(GG)(i) and adding and reserving paragraph (b)(GG)(ii); and

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B. by adding paragraph (e)(3) to read as follows:

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Address.

(b) * * *

(GG) * * *

(i) Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board, c/o Environmental Health Department, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103.

(ii) [Reserved.]

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(e) * * *

(3) Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board. The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board has been delegated all Part 60 standards promulgated by EPA, except Subpart AAA—Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters; Subpart WWW—Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; Subpart Cc—Emissions Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, as amended in the Federal Register through July 1, 2004.

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PART 61—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 61 continues to read as follows:

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

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Subpart A—General Provisions

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2. Section 61.04 is amended:

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A. by adding paragraph (b)(GG)(i) and adding and reserving paragraph (b)(GG)(ii); and

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B. by revising paragraph (c)(6) to read as follows:

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(b) * * *

(GG) * * *

(i) Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board, c/o Environmental Health Department, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103.

(ii) [Reserved.]

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(c) * * *

(6) The following lists the specific Part 61 standards that have been delegated unchanged to the air pollution control agencies in Region 6.

(i) [Reserved.]

(ii) Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has been delegated the following Part 61 standards promulgated by EPA, as amended in the Federal Register through July 1, 2002. The (X) symbol is used to indicate each subpart that has been delegated. Start Printed Page 73145

Delegation Status for Part 61 Standards State of Louisiana 1

SubpartLDEQ 2
A General ProvisionsX
C BerylliumX
D Beryllium Rocket Motor FiringX
E MercuryX
J Equipment Leaks of BenzeneX
L Benzene Emissions from Coke By-Product Recovery PlantsX
M AsbestosX
N Inorganic Arsenic Emissions from Glass Manufacturing PlantsX
O Inorganic Arsenic Emissions from Primary Copper SmeltersX
P Inorganic Arsenic Emissions from Arsenic Trioxide and Metallic Arsenic Production FacilitiesX
V Equipment LeaksX
Y Benzene Emissions from Benzene Storage VesselsX
BB Benzene Emissions from Benzene Transfer OperationsX
FF Benzene Emissions from Benzene Waste OperationsX
1 Program delegated to Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ).
2 Authorities which may not be delegated include: § 61.04(b), Addresses of State and Local Implementing Agencies; § 61.12(d)(1), Compliance with Standards and Maintenance Requirements, Alternate Means of Emission Limitation; § 61.13(h), Major Change to an Emissions Test; § 61.14(g), Major Modifications to Monitoring Requirements; § 61.16, Availability of Information Procedures; § 61.53(c)(4), List of Approved Design, Maintenance, and Housekeeping Practices for Mercury Chlor-Alkali Plants; and all authorities identified within specific subparts (e.g., under “Delegation of Authority”) that cannot be delegated.

(iii) New Mexico. The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has been delegated the following part 61 standards promulgated by EPA, as amended in the Federal Register through September 1, 2001. The (X) symbol is used to indicate each subpart that has been delegated.

Delegation Status for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (Part 61 Standards) for New Mexico

[Excluding Bernalillo County and Indian Country] 1

SubpartSource categoryNew Mexico
AGeneral ProvisionsX
BRadon Emissions From Underground Uranium Mines
CBerylliumX
DBeryllium Rocket Motor FiringX
EMercuryX
FVinyl ChlorideX
G(Reserved)
HEmissions of Radionuclides Other Than Radon From Department of Energy Facilities
IRadionuclide Emissions From Federal Facilities Other Than Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensees and Not Covered by Subpart H
JEquipment Leaks (Fugitive Emission Sources) of BenzeneX
KRadionuclide Emissions From Elemental Phosphorus Plants
LBenzene Emissions From Coke By-Product Recovery PlantsX
MAsbestosX
NInorganic Arsenic Emissions From Glass Manufacturing PlantsX
OInorganic Arsenic Emissions From Primary Copper SmeltersX
PInorganic Arsenic Emissions From Arsenic Trioxide and Metallic Arsenic Production FacilitiesX
QRadon Emissions From Department of Energy Facilities
RRadon Emissions From Phosphogypsum Stacks
S(Reserved)
TRadon Emissions From the Disposal of Uranium Mill Tailings
U(Reserved)
VEquipment Leaks (Fugitive Emission Sources)X
WRadon Emissions From Operating Mill Tailings
X(Reserved)
YBenzene Emissions From Benzene Storage VesselsX
Z-AA(Reserved)
BBBenzene Emissions From Benzene Transfer OperationsX
CC-EE(Reserved)
FFBenzene Waste OperationsX
1 Program delegated to New Mexico Environment Department (NMED).

(iv)-(v) [Reserved.]

(vi) Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico. The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (ABCAQCB) has been delegated the following Part 61 standards promulgated by EPA, as amended in the Federal Register through July 1, 2004. The (X) symbol is used to indicate each subpart that has been delegated. Start Printed Page 73146

Delegation Status for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (Part 61 Standards) for Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board

[Excluding Indian Country] 1

SubpartSource categoryABCAQCB
AGeneral ProvisionsX
BRadon Emissions From Underground Uranium Mines
CBerylliumX
DBeryllium Rocket Motor FiringX
EMercuryX
FVinyl ChlorideX
G(Reserved)
HEmissions of Radionuclides Other Than Radon From Department of Energy Facilities
IRadionuclide Emissions From Federal Facilities Other Than Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensees and Not Covered by Subpart H
JEquipment Leaks (Fugitive Emission Sources) of BenxeneX
KRadionuclide Emissions From Elemental Phosphorus Plants
LBenzene Emissions From Coke By-Product Recovery PlantsX
MAsbestosX
NInorganic Arsenic Emissions From Glass Manufacturing PlantsX
OInorganic Arsenic Emissions From Primary Copper SmeltersX
PInorganic Arsenic Emissions From Arsenic Trioxide and Metallic Arsenic Production FacilitiesX
QRadon Emissions From Department of Energy Facilities
RRadon Emissions From Phosphogypsum Stacks
S(Reserved)
TRadon Emissions From the Disposal of Uranium Mill Tailings
U(Reserved)
VEquipment Leaks (Fugitive Emission Sources)X
WRadon Emissions From Operating Mill Tailings
X(Reserved)
YBenzene Emissions From Benzene Storage VesselsX
Z-AA(Reserved)
BBBenzene Emissions From Benzene Transfer OperationsX
CC-EE(Reserved)
FFBenzene Waste OperationsX
1 Program delegated to Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (ABCAQCB).
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1. The authority citation for part 63 continues to read as follows:

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

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Subpart E—Approval of State Programs and Delegation of Federal Authorities

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2. Section 63.99 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(31) to read as follows:

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Delegated Federal authorities.

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(31) New Mexico.

(i) The following table lists the delegation status of specific part 63 subparts that have been delegated unchanged to state and local air pollution agencies in New Mexico. The “X” symbol is used to indicate each subpart that has been delegated.

Delegation Status for Part 63 Standards—State of New Mexico

[Excluding Indian Country]

SubpartSource categoryNMED 12ABCAQCB 13
AGeneral Provisions 3XX
DEarly ReductionsXX
FHazardous Organic NESHAP (HON)—Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI)XX
GHON—SOCMI Process Vents, Storage Vessels, Transfer Operations and WastewaterXX
HHON—Equipment LeaksXX
IHON—Certain Processes Negotiated Equipment Leak RegulationXX
JPolyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production4 X(4)
K(Reserved)
LCoke Oven BatteriesXX
MPerchloroethylene Dry CleaningXX
NChromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing TanksXX
OEthylene Oxide SterilizersXX
P(Reserved)
QIndustrial Process Cooling TowersXX
RGasoline DistributionXX
SPulp and Paper IndustryXX
THalogenated Solvent CleaningXX
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UGroup I Polymers and ResinsXX
V(Reserved)
WEpoxy Resins Production and Non-Nylon Polyamides ProductionXX
XSecondary Lead SmeltingXX
YMarine Tank Vessel LoadingXX
Z(Reserved)
AAPhosphoric Acid Manufacturing PlantsXX
BBPhosphate Fertilizers Production PlantsXX
CCPetroleum RefineriesXX
DDOff-Site Waste and Recovery OperationsXX
EEMagnetic Tape ManufacturingXX
FF(Reserved)
GGAerospace Manufacturing and Rework FacilitiesXX
HHOil and Natural Gas Production FacilitiesXX
IIShipbuilding and Ship Repair FacilitiesXX
JJWood Furniture Manufacturing OperationsXX
KKPrinting and Publishing IndustryXX
LLPrimary Aluminum Reduction PlantsXX
MMChemical Recovery Combustion Sources at Kraft, Soda, Sulfide, and Stand-Alone Semichemical Pulp MillsX
NN(Reserved)
OOTanks—Level 1XX
PPContainersXX
QQSurface ImpoundmentsXX
RRIndividual Drain SystemsXX
SSClosed Vent Systems, Control Devices, Recovery Devices and Routing to a Fuel Gas System or a ProcessXX
TTEquipment Leaks—Control Level 1XX
UUEquipment Leaks—Control Level 2 StandardsXX
VVOil-Water Separators and Organic-Water SeparatorsXX
WWStorage Vessels (Tanks)—Control Level 2XX
XX(Reserved)
YYGeneric Maximum Achievable Control Technology StandardsXX
ZZ-BBB(Reserved)
CCCSteel Pickling—HCl Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid RegenerationXX
DDDMineral Wool ProductionXX
EEEHazardous Waste CombustorsXX
FFF(Reserved)
GGGPharmaceuticals ProductionXX
HHHNatural Gas Transmission and Storage FacilitiesXX
IIIFlexible Polyurethane Foam ProductionXX
JJJGroup IV Polymers and ResinsXX
KKK(Reserved)
LLLPortland Cement ManufacturingXX
MMMPesticide Active Ingredient ProductionXX
NNNWool Fiberglass ManufacturingXX
OOOAmino/Phenolic ResinsXX
PPPPolyether Polyols ProductionXX
QQQPrimary Copper SmeltingXX
RRRSecondary Aluminum ProductionXX
SSS(Reserved)
TTTPrimary Lead SmeltingXX
UUUPetroleum Refineries—Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic Reforming Units and Sulfur Recovery PlantsXX
VVVPublicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW)XX
WWW(Reserved)
XXXFerroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and SilicomanganeseXX
AAAAMunicipal Solid Waste LandfillsX
CCCCNutritional Yeast ManufacturingXX
EEEEOrganic Liquids DistributionX
GGGGSolvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil ProductionXX
HHHHWet Formed Fiberglass Mat ProductionXX
JJJJPaper and other Web (Surface Coating)X
KKKKMetal Can (Surface Coating)X
NNNNSurface Coating of Large AppliancesXX
OOOOFabric Printing Coating and DyeingX
PPPPPlastic Parts (Surface Coating)X
QQQQSurface Coating of Wood Building ProductsX
RRRRSurface Coating of Metal FurnitureX
SSSSSurface Coating for Metal CoilXX
TTTTLeather Finishing OperationsXX
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UUUUCellulose Production ManufactureXX
VVVVBoat ManufacturingXX
WWWWReinforced Plastic Composites ProductionX
XXXXTire ManufacturingXX
YYYYCombustion TurbinesX
AAAAALime Manufacturing PlantsX
BBBBBSemiconductor ManufacturingX
CCCCCCoke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching and Battery StacksXX
DDDDDIndustrial/Commerical/Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters
EEEEEIron FoundriesX
FFFFFIntegrated Iron and SteelX
GGGGGSite RemediationX
HHHHHMiscellaneous Coating ManufacturingX
IIIIIMercury Cell Chlor-Alkali PlantsX
JJJJJBrick and Structural Clay Products ManufacturingX
KKKKKClay Ceramics ManufacturingX
LLLLLAsphalt Roofing and ProcessingX
MMMMMFlexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication OperationX
NNNNNHydrochloric Acid Production, Fumed Silica ProductionX
PPPPPEngine Test FacilitiesX
QQQQQFriction Products ManufacturingX
RRRRRTaconite Iron Ore ProcessingX
SSSSSRefractory Products ManufactureX
TTTTTPrimary Magnesium RefiningX
1 Authorities that cannot be delegated include § 63.6(g), Approval of Alternative Non-Opacity Standards; § 63.6(h)(9), Approval of Alternative Opacity Standards; § 63.7(e)(2)(ii) and (f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Test Methods; § 63.8(f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Monitoring; and § 63.10(f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Recordkeeping and Reporting. In addition, all authorities identified in the certain subparts that EPA has designated that cannot be delegated.
2 Program delegated to New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) for standards promulgated by EPA, as amended in the Federal Register through September 1, 2002.
3 Program delegated to Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (ABCAQCB) for standards promulgated by EPA, as amended in the Federal Register through July 1, 2004.
4 This standard was originally delegated to NMED on February 9, 2004. The ABCAQCB has adopted the subpart unchanged and applied for delegation of the standard. The standard was vacated and remanded to EPA by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on June 18, 2004, and EPA's petition for rehearing was denied on April 15, 2005. The standard is not being delegated at this time to ABCAQCB.
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Footnotes

1.  EPA promulgated the HWC MACT (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart EEE) under the joint authority of the CAA and RCRA. Before this rule went into effect, the air emissions from these sources were primarily regulated under the authority of RCRA. See 40 CFR Parts 264, 265, 266, and 270. With the release of HWC MACT, the air emissions are now regulated under both CAA and RCRA. Even though both statutes give EPA the authority to regulate air emissions, we determined that having the emissions standards and permitting requirements in both sets of implementing regulations would be duplicative. For this reason, using the authority provided by Section 1006(b) of RCRA, EPA deferred the RCRA requirements for the HWC emission controls to the CAA requirements of 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart EEE. After a facility has demonstrated compliance with the HWC MACT, the RCRA standards for air emissions from these units will no longer apply, with the exception of Section 3005(c)(3) of RCRA, which requires that each RCRA permit contain the terms and conditions necessary to protect human health and the environment. Under this provision of RCRA, if a regulatory authority determines that more stringent conditions than the HWC MACT are necessary to protect human health and the environment for a particular facility, then that regulatory authority may impose those conditions in the facility's RCRA permit.

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