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National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to Texas

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Direct final rule; delegation of authority.

SUMMARY:

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation of EPA authority for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) for certain sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources). These regulations apply to certain NESHAPs promulgated by EPA, as adopted by the TCEQ. The delegation of authority under this action does not apply to sources located in Indian Country. EPA is taking direct final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs to TCEQ.

DATES:

This rule is effective on July 3, 2006 without further notice, unless EPA receives relevant adverse comment by June 1, 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 Docket ID No. EPA-R06-OAR-2005-TX-0034, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 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 Docket ID No. EPA-R06-OAR-2005-TX-0034. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without 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 www.regulations.gov, or e-mail. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an “anonymous access” system, 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 www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket 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 www.regulations.gov index. 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 http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy 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 Start Printed Page 25754be 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 State submittal is also available for public inspection at the State Air Agency listed below during official business hours by appointment:

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of Air Quality, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas 78753.

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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 Texas' Program Meet To Be Approved?

V. How Did TCEQ Meet the Subpart E Approval 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 TCEQ Provide to EPA?

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

XII. Should Sources Submit Notices to EPA or TCEQ?

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

XIV. Final Action

XV. 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 Action Do?

EPA is taking direct final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs to TCEQ. With this delegation, TCEQ has the primary responsibility to implement and enforce the delegated standards. See sections VI and VII, 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 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 part 63.

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

Section 112(l) of the CAA enables EPA to approve State 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).

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

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

(2) The State has adequate authority and resources to implement the program;

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

(4) The program otherwise complies with Federal guidance.

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. 40 CFR 63.91(d)(3) provides that interim or final Title V program approval will satisfy the criteria of 40 CFR 63.91(d) for part 70 sources.

V. How Did TCEQ Meet the Subpart E Approval Criteria?

As part of its Title V submission, TCEQ 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 30444 (June 7, 1995) and 61 FR 32699 (June 25, 1996)). On December 6, 2001, EPA promulgated final full approval of the State's operating permits program effective November 30, 2001 (66 FR 63318). The TCEQ was originally delegated the authority to implement certain NESHAPs effective May 17, 2005 (70 FR 13018). Under 40 CFR 63.91(d)(2), once a state has satisfied up-front approval criteria, it needs only to reference the previous demonstration and reaffirm that it still meets the criteria for any subsequent submittals. TCEQ has affirmed that it still meets the up-front approval criteria.

VI. What Is Being Delegated?

EPA received a request from TCEQ to update it's existing delegation of certain NESHAP subparts on July 26, 2005. The TCEQ requests delegation of certain NESHAP for all sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources). For the part 63 NESHAPs, Texas' request included the newly incorporated NESHAPs set forth in Table 1 below, and amendments to existing standards that are currently delegated.Start Printed Page 25755

Table 1.—40 CFR Part 63 NESHAP for Source Categories

SubpartSource category
EEEEOrganic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline).
FFFFMiscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing (MON).
IIIISurface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks.
KKKKSurface Coating of Metal Cans.
MMMMSurface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products.
OOOOPrinting, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles.
PPPPSurface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products.
QQQQSurface Coating of Wood Building Products.
RRRRSurface Coating of Metal Furniture.
WWWWReinforced Plastic Composites Production.
YYYYStationary Combustion Turbines.
ZZZZStationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE).
AAAAALime Manufacturing Plants.
BBBBBSemiconductor Manufacturing.
CCCCCCoke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, and Battery Stacks
EEEEEIron and Steel Foundries.
FFFFFIntegrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing Facilities.
GGGGGSite Remediation.
HHHHHMiscellaneous Coating Manufacturing.
IIIIIIMercury Emissions from Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants.
JJJJJBrick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing.
KKKKKClay Ceramics Manufacturing.
LLLLLAsphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing.
MMMMMFlexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations.
NNNNNHydrochloric Acid Production.
PPPPPEngine Test Cells/Stands.
RRRRRTaconite Iron Ore Processing.
SSSSSRefractory Products Manufacturing.
TTTTTPrimary Magnesium Refining.

VII. What Is Not Being Delegated?

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. In addition, some MACT standards have certain provisions that cannot be delegated to the States. Therefore, any MACT standard that EPA is delegating to TCEQ 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 Texas should be directed to the EPA Region 6 Office.

EPA must change the delegation status of part 63—Subpart J standards for Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production in this delegation action. This subpart was vacated by Mossville Environmental Action Now v. EPA, 370 F. 3d 1232 (D.C. Cir. 2004), and EPA's petition for rehearing was denied by the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on April 15, 2005. This subpart was previously delegated to TCEQ. In addition, this delegation to TCEQ to implement and enforce certain 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 NESHAPs in Indian country because TCEQ has not submitted information to demonstrate authority over sources and activities located within the exterior boundaries of Indian reservations and other areas in Indian country.

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

In approving this delegation, TCEQ 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 determinations 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 TCEQ 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.Start Printed Page 25756

X. What Information Must TCEQ Provide to EPA?

In delegating the authority to implement and enforce these rules and in granting a waiver of EPA notification requirements, we require TCEQ to input all source information into the Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS) for both point and area sources. TCEQ must enter this information into the AIRS system and update the information by September 30 of every year. TCEQ 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, TCEQ 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 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 TCEQ should forward these intermediate test methods or monitoring changes via mail or facsimile to: Chief, Air Measurements and Quality Group, Emissions Monitoring and Analysis Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Mailcode D205-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, Facsimile telephone number: (919) 541-0516.

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

EPA must oversee TCEQ'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 TCEQ made decisions that decreased the stringency of the delegated standards, then TCEQ 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 rule if the corrective actions taken are insufficient.

XII. Should Sources Submit Notices to EPA or TCEQ?

For the NESHAPS being delegated and included in the table above, all of the information required pursuant to the general provisions and the relevant subpart of the Federal NESHAP (40 CFR part 63) should be submitted by sources located outside of Indian country, directly to the TCEQ at the following address: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of Permitting, Remediation and Registration, Air Permits Division (MC 163), P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. The TCEQ is the primary point of contact with respect to delegated NESHAPs. 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 TCEQ in accordance with 40 CFR 63.9(a)(4)(ii) and 63.10(a)(4)(ii). For those standards that are not delegated, sources must continue to submit all appropriate information to EPA.

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

In the future, TCEQ will only need to send a letter of request to EPA, Region 6, for NESHAP regulations that TCEQ 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 action will be published to inform the public and affected sources of the delegation, indicate where source notifications and reports should be sent, and to amend the relevant portions of the Code of Federal Regulations showing which NESHAP standards have been delegated to TCEQ.

XIV. 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 they apply to part 70 sources, on June 7, 1995, for the proposed interim approval of TCEQ's Title V operating permits program; and on October 11, 2001, for the proposed final approval of TCEQ's Title V operating permits program. In EPA's final full approval of Texas' Operating Permits Program on December 6, 2001, (66 FR 63318), the EPA discussed the public comments on the proposed final delegation of the Title V operating permits program. In today's action, the public is given the opportunity to comment on the approval of TCEQ's 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 Texas' 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 July 3, 2006 without further notice unless the Agency receives relevant adverse comments by June 1, 2006.

If EPA receives relevant 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 relevant 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 Start Printed Page 25757of the rule that are not the subject of a relevant 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 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 July 3, 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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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 63

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Authority: This action is issued under the authority of section 112 of the Clean Air Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 7412.

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Dated: April 24, 2006.

Richard E. Greene,

Regional Administrator, Region 6.

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is amended as follows:

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PART 63—[AMENDED]

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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)(43)(i) to read as follows:

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Delegated Federal authorities.

(a) * * *

(43) * * *

(i) The following table lists the specific part 63 standards that have been delegated unchanged to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for all sources. The “X” symbol is used to indicate each subpart that has been delegated. The delegations are subject to all of the conditions and limitations set forth in Federal law, regulations, policy, guidance, and determinations. Some authorities cannot be delegated and are retained by EPA. These include certain General Provisions authorities and specific parts of some standards. Any amendments made to these rules after the effective date are not delegated.

Delegation Status for Part 63 Standards.—State of Texas 1

SubpartSource categoryTCEQ 2
FHazardous Organic NESHAP (HON)—Synthetic OrganicChemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI)X
GHON—SOCMI Process Vents, Storage Vessels, Transfer Operations and WastewaterX
HHON—Equipment LeaksX
IHON—Certain Processes Negotiated Equipment Leak RegulationX
JPolyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production3 X
K(Reserved)
LCoke Oven BatteriesX
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MPerchloroethylene Dry CleaningX
NChromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing TanksX
OEthylene Oxide SterilizersX
P(Reserved)
QIndustrial Process Cooling TowersX
RGasoline DistributionX
SPulp and Paper IndustryX
THalogenated Solvent CleaningX
UGroup I Polymers and ResinsX
V(Reserved)
WEpoxy Resins Production and Non-Nylon Polyamides ProductionX
XSecondary Lead SmeltingX
YMarine Tank Vessel LoadingX
Z(Reserved)
AAPhosphoric Acid Manufacturing PlantsX
BBPhosphate Fertilizers Production PlantsX
CCPetroleum RefineriesX
DDOff-Site Waste and Recovery OperationsX
EEMagnetic Tape ManufacturingX
FF(Reserved)
GGAerospace Manufacturing and Rework FacilitiesX
HHOil and Natural Gas Production FacilitiesX
IIShipbuilding and Ship Repair FacilitiesX
JJWood Furniture Manufacturing OperationsX
KKPrinting and Publishing IndustryX
LLPrimary Aluminum Reduction PlantsX
MMChemical Recovery Combustion Sources at Kraft, Soda, Sulfide, and Stand-Alone Semichemical Pulp MillsX
NN(Reserved)
OOTanks—Level 1X
PPContainersX
QQSurface ImpoundmentsX
RRIndividual Drain SystemsX
SSClosed Vent Systems, Control Devices, Recovery Devices and Routing to a Fuel Gas System or a Process
TTEquipment Leaks—Control Level 1X
UUEquipment Leaks—Control Level 2 StandardsX
VVOil-Water Separators and Organic-Water SeparatorsX
WWStorage Vessels (Tanks)—Control Level 2X
XX(Reserved)
YYGeneric Maximum Achievable Control Technology StandardsX
ZZ-BBB(Reserved)
CCCSteel Pickling—HCl Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid RegenerationX
DDDMineral Wool ProductionX
EEEHazardous Waste CombustorsX
FFF(Reserved)
GGGPharmaceuticals ProductionX
HHHNatural Gas Transmission and Storage FacilitiesX
IIIFlexible Polyurethane Foam ProductionX
JJJGroup IV Polymers and ResinsX
KKK(Reserved)
LLLPortland Cement ManufacturingX
MMMPesticide Active Ingredient ProductionX
NNNWool Fiberglass ManufacturingX
OOOAmino/Phenolic ResinsX
PPPPolyether Polyols ProductionX
QQQPrimary Copper SmeltingX
RRRSecondary Aluminum ProductionX
SSS(Reserved)
TTTPrimary Lead SmeltingX
UUUPetroleum Refineries—Catalytic Cracking Units,Catalytic Reforming Units and Sulfur Recovery PlantsX
VVVPublicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW)X
WWW(Reserved)
XXXFerroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and SilicomanganeseX
AAAAMunicipal Solid Waste LandfillsX
CCCCNutritional Yeast ManufacturingX
DDDDPlywood and Composite Wood Products
EEEEOrganic Liquids DistributionX
FFFFMiscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing (MON)X
GGGGSolvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil ProductionX
HHHHWet Formed Fiberglass Mat ProductionX
IIIIAuto & Light Duty TruckX
JJJJPaper and other Web (Surface Coating)X
KKKKSurface Coating of Metal CansX
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MMMMMiscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Surface CoatingX
NNNNSurface Coating of Large AppliancesX
OOOOFabric Printing Coating and DyeingX
PPPPSurface Coating of Plastic Parts and ProductsX
QQQQSurface Coating of Wood Building ProductsX
RRRRSurface Coating of Metal FurnitureX
SSSSSurface Coating for Metal CoilX
TTTTLeather Finishing OperationsX
UUUUCellulose Production ManufactureX
VVVVBoat ManufacturingX
WWWWReinforced Plastic Composites ProductionX
XXXXTire ManufacturingX
YYYYStationary Combustion TurbinesX
ZZZZReciprocating Internal Combustion EnginesX
AAAAALime ManufacturingX
BBBBBSemiconductor ManufacturingX
CCCCCCoke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching and Battery StacksX
DDDDDIndustrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process HeatersX
EEEEEIron and Steel 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 Materials ManufacturingX
RRRRRTaconite Iron Ore ProcessingX
SSSSSRefractory Products ManufactureX
TTTTTPrimary Magnesium RefiningX
1 Program delegated to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
2 Authorities which may not be delegated include: § 63.6(g), Approval of Alternative Non-Opacity Emission 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; § 63.10(f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Recordkeeping and Reporting; and all authorities identified in the subparts (e.g., under “Delegation of Authority”) that cannot be delegated.
3 The TCEQ was previously delegated this subpart on May 17, 2005 (70 FR 13018). The subpart was vacated and remanded to EPA by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. See, Mossville Environmental Action Network v. EPA, 370 F. 3d 1232 (D.C. Cir. 2004). Because of the D.C. Court's holding this subpart is not delegated to TCEQ at this time.
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