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Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to Control Volatile Organic Compound Emissions; Volatile Organic Compound Control for El Paso, Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties and the Ozone Standard Nonattainment Areas of Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston/Galveston

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Direct final rule.

SUMMARY:

EPA is taking direct final action to approve Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions. The revisions pertain to regulations to control Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from facilities in El Paso, Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties; the 8-hour ozone standard nonattainment areas of Beaumont/Port Arthur and Houston/Galveston; and portions of the Dallas/Fort Worth 8-hour ozone standard nonattainment area. The revisions add additional controls on VOC emissions from industrial wastewater systems in the Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston/Galveston areas. The revisions also amend requirements to identify and correct emissions from VOC leaks from facilities that refine petroleum or process natural gas, gasoline or petrochemicals in the Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston/Galveston areas, and from petroleum refineries in Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties. We are approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 and part D of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA). The control of VOC emissions will help to attain and maintain the 8-hour national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone in Texas. This approval will make the revised regulations Federally enforceable.

DATES:

This rule is effective on November 27, 2006 without further notice, unless EPA receives relevant adverse comment by October 30, 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 No. EPA-R06-OAR-2005-TX-0015, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • 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: Mr. Thomas Diggs at diggs.thomas@epa.gov. Please also send a copy by e-mail to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.
  • Fax: Mr. Thomas Diggs, Chief, Air Planning Section (6PD-L), at fax number 214-665-7263.
  • Mail: Mr. Thomas Diggs, Chief, Air Planning Section (6PD-L), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.
  • Hand or Courier Delivery: Mr. Thomas Diggs, Chief, Air Planning Section (6PD-L), 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-0015. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Start Printed Page 56873Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected 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 docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Air Planning Section (6PD-L), 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 or Mr. Bill Deese at 214-665-7253 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 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, 12124 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas 78753.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Carl Young, Air Planning Section (6PD-L), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733, telephone 214-665-6645; fax number 214-665-7263; e-mail address young.carl@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

Outline

I. What Is a SIP?

II. What Rules Were Submitted by Texas To Be Approved Into the SIP?

A. Texas Revisions to VOC Control Regulations

B. Revisions to VOC Rules for Industrial Wastewater Systems in the Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston/Galveston Areas

C. Revisions to VOC Rules for Facilities that Refine Petroleum or Process Natural Gas, Gasoline or Petrochemicals in the Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston/Galveston Areas

D. Revisions to VOC Rules for Petroleum Refineries in Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties

III. What Action Is EPA Taking?

IV. What Is the Effect of This Action?

V. Final Action

VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. What Is a SIP?

Section 110 of the CAA requires states to develop air pollution regulations and control strategies to ensure that state air quality meets the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) established by EPA. These ambient standards are established under section 109 of the CAA, and they currently address six criteria pollutants. These pollutants are: Carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, lead, particulate matter, and sulfur dioxide.

Each State which contains areas that are not attaining the NAAQS must submit regulations and control strategies to us for approval and incorporation into the Federally-enforceable SIP.

Each Federally-approved SIP protects air quality primarily by addressing air pollution at its point of origin. These SIPs can be extensive, containing state regulations or other enforceable documents and supporting information such as emission inventories, monitoring networks, and modeling demonstrations.

II. What Rules Were Submitted by Texas To Be Approved Into the SIP?

A. Texas Revisions to VOC Control Regulations

Texas submitted rules for inclusion into the SIP for ozone which added and amended requirements to control VOC emissions. VOCs are a key component in the formation of ozone. The revised rules also made a variety of changes which make the rules easier to read. The revisions amended Title 30 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 115, Control of Air Pollution from Volatile Organic Compounds (30 TAC 115). See our Technical Support Document (TSD) for more information.

The State rules (1) Add new requirements to control VOC emissions from industrial wastewater systems in El Paso County, the Beaumont/Port Arthur and Houston/Galveston 8-hour ozone standard nonattainment areas, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area Counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant, and (2) amend requirements to identify and correct emissions from VOC leaks from facilities that refine petroleum or process natural gas, gasoline or petrochemicals in these areas and from petroleum refineries in Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties. The Beaumont/Port Arthur 8-hour ozone standard nonattainment area includes Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange Counties. The Houston/Galveston 8-hour ozone standard nonattainment area includes Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller Counties. Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties are part of the Dallas/Fort Worth 8-hour ozone standard nonattainment area. These counties, as well as El Paso County, were designated as nonattainment for the 1-hour ozone standard. On April 30, 2004 we published Phase 1 of a final rule to implement the 8-hour ozone standard and revoke the 1-hour ozone standard (69 FR 23951). We also promulgated designations and boundaries for areas of the country with respect to the 8-hour ozone standard (69 FR 23858). El Paso County was designated as attainment for the 8-hour standard. The Dallas/Fort Worth area Counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant as well as Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker and Rockwall were designated as nonattainment for the 8-hour standard.

B. Revisions to VOC Rules for Industrial Wastewater Systems in the Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston/Galveston Areas

The revisions added requirements for industrial wastewater systems in El Paso County, the Beaumont/Port Arthur and Houston/Galveston 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas, and Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties in the Dallas/Fort Worth 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. With certain exceptions, these systems may not use Start Printed Page 56874VOCs as the sealing liquid in water seals for industrial wastewater systems (30 TAC 115.142). Use of VOCs in a water seal will result in unnecessary VOC emissions. Ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, or other low vapor pressure antifreeze may be used during the period of November through February for freeze protection. A gasketed seal, or a tightly-fitting cap or plug, is required on process drains that are not equipped with water seals. If not properly sealed, process drains can have uncontrolled VOC emissions. Operators of these systems must follow a specific repair schedule for components found to be leaking, and verify that adequate leak repairs have been made (30 TAC 115.142). A component is a piece of equipment, including, but not limited to, pumps, valves, compressors, connectors, and pressure relief valves, which has the potential to leak volatile organic compounds (30 TAC 115.10(6)). Operators must also (1) Inspect water seals weekly to ensure that the water seal controls are properly designed and restrict ventilation, (2) daily inspect water seals that have failed three or more inspections in any 12 month period, and (3) inspect process drains not equipped with water seal controls weekly, to ensure that all gaskets, caps and plugs are adequate to control VOC emissions (30 TAC 115.144).

C. Revisions to VOC Rules for Facilities that Refine Petroleum or Process Natural Gas, Gasoline or Petrochemicals in the Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston/Galveston Areas

The revisions amended requirements for facilities that refine petroleum or process natural gas, gasoline or petrochemicals in El Paso County, the Beaumont/Port Arthur and Houston/Galveston 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas, and Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties in the Dallas/Fort Worth 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. Requirements were also added for delaying repair of a VOC component leak (30 TAC 115.352). If the repair of a component within 15 days after the leak is detected would require a process unit shutdown that would create more emissions than the repair would eliminate, the repair may be delayed until the next scheduled process unit shutdown. Additional requirements specify that (1) Delay of repair beyond a process unit shutdown will be allowed for a component if that component is isolated from the process and does not remain in VOC service; (2) valves that can be safely repaired without a process unit shutdown may not be placed on the shutdown list; and (3) delay of repair will be allowed for pumps, compressors, or agitators if the repair is completed as soon as practicable, but not later than six months after the leak was detected, and the repair requires replacing the existing seal design with: (a) A dual mechanical seal system that includes a barrier fluid system, (b) a system that is designed with no externally actuated shaft penetrating the housing; or (c) a closed-vent system and control device that meets the Texas requirements to control vent gas streams with a control efficiency of at least 98% or to a VOC concentration of no more than 20 parts per million by volume (30 TAC 122(a)(2)). Flexibility to VOC control requirements was provided by allowing use of leak-tight devices similar to rupture disks on pressure relief valves (30 TAC 115.352(9)).

Revisions to monitoring and inspection requirements (30 TAC 115.354) state that: (1) All component monitoring must occur when the component is in contact with process material and the process unit is in service; (2) monitored screening concentrations must be recorded for each component in gaseous or light liquid service; and (3) all new connectors must be checked for leaks within 30 days of being placed in volatile organic compound service by monitoring with a hydrocarbon gas analyzer for components in light liquid and gas service and by using visual, audio, and/or olfactory means for components in heavy liquid service, except that components that are unsafe to monitor or inspect are exempt from this requirement if they are monitored or inspected as soon as possible during times that are safe to monitor. The revisions also specify that only process drains receiving or contacting affected VOC wastewater streams are required to conduct the yearly hydrocarbon gas analyzer monitoring. Flanges are excluded from weekly sight, sound or smell inspection provided they are monitored at least annually using EPA method 21 (40 CFR 60), or unsafe to inspect. Revisions to record keeping requirements state that the facilities must keep records: (1) Of the date on which a first attempt at repair was made to a component that is leaking VOCs; (2) identifying each process unit, including the name of each process unit, a scale plot plan showing the location of each process unit, process flow diagrams for each process unit showing the general process streams and major equipment on which the components are located, and the expected VOC emissions if the process unit is shut down for repair of components or other equipment; (3) on all data for each component required to be monitored with a hydrocarbon gas analyzer; and (4) to justify exempting components from monitoring requirements. These records will improve enforceability by enabling inspectors to more readily determine compliance with VOC control requirements.

Additional exemptions were added to the requirements for controlling VOCs (115.357). Exemptions were added to the requirement for a second valve, blind flange, or tightly fitting plug or cap on a pipe or line containing VOC for: (1) Open-ended valves or lines in an emergency shutdown system which are designed to open automatically in the event of an emissions event; (2) open-ended valves or lines containing materials which would autocatalytically polymerize or would present an explosion, serious overpressure, or other safety hazard if capped or equipped with a double block and bleed system; (3) instrumentation systems that meet 40 CFR 63.169; (4) sampling connection systems that meet Federal air pollution regulations for such systems found at 40 CFR 63.166 (a) and (b); (5) components that are insulated, making them inaccessible to monitoring with a hydrocarbon gas analyzer; and (6) components or systems that have a VOC vapor pressure equal to or less than 0.002 pounds per square inch at 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

D. Revisions to VOC Rules for Petroleum Refineries in Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties

The revisions amended requirements for petroleum refineries in Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties. These refineries may choose to monitor all components in liquid service on a quarterly basis in lieu of marking all pipeline valves and pressure relief valves in gaseous VOC service (30 TAC 115.322). This option should result in more frequent monitoring of components in liquid service, but will add flexibility for owners or operators to be able to choose which option will be most efficient and effective for their refinery. The refineries also have additional record keeping requirements for their VOC leak monitoring program (30 TAC 115.326). These records include: (1) The date a component was monitored, (2) the results of the monitoring, (3) the test method used, (4) the date a first attempt at repair was made to a leaking component, and (5) the date a leaking component is placed on the shutdown list. Start Printed Page 56875

III. What Action Is EPA Taking?

EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Texas SIP that pertain to regulations which control VOC emissions in Texas. The revisions were adopted by the State of Texas and submitted to EPA on (1) September 7, 2001, (2) July 18, 2002, (3) January 28, 2003, (4) November 7, 2003, and (5) December 17, 2004.

The revisions submitted to EPA that are being approved amend §§ 115.113, 115.116, 115.117, 115.120-115.123, 115.126, 115.127, 115.129, 115.132, 115.133, 115.136, 115.137, 115.139, 115.140, 115.142-115.145, 115.147, 115.149, 115.153, 115.159, 115.160, 115.161, 115.166, 115.167 115.169, 115.311-115.313, 115.316, 115.319, 115.322, 115.323, 115.325-115.327, 115.329, 115.352-115.357, 115.359, 115.532, 115.533, 115.535, 115.539, 115.541-115.543, 115.545-115.547, 115.549, 115.552, 115.559, 115.910-115.916, 115.920, 115.923, 115.930, 115.932, 115.934, and 115.940 in 30 TAC 115. The revisions (1) Add additional controls on VOC emissions from industrial wastewater systems in El Paso County, the Beaumont/Port Arthur and Houston/Galveston 8-hour ozone standard nonattainment areas, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area Counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant, and (2) amend requirements to identify and correct emissions from VOC leaks from facilities that refine petroleum or process natural gas, gasoline or petrochemicals in El Paso County, the Beaumont/Port Arthur and Houston/Galveston 8-hour ozone standard nonattainment areas, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area Counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant, and from petroleum refineries in Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties.

We are approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA. Many of these revisions are nonsubstantive changes which clarify rules that are already contained in the Texas ozone SIP. The other revisions strengthen the Texas ozone SIP as they (1) Reduce VOC emissions by adding additional controls, and (2) improve requirements to identify and correct emissions from VOC leaks from facilities. The control of VOC emissions will help to attain and maintain the 8-hour national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone in Texas. As such, EPA's approval of the State's revisions will not interfere with any applicable requirement concerning attainment or any other applicable requirement of the CAA in compliance with the requirements of section 110(l) of the CAA. Under section 110(l) EPA may not approve a SIP revision if the revision would interfere with any applicable requirement concerning attainment or any other applicable requirement of the CAA. This approval will make the revised regulations federally enforceable. Other revisions of the Texas VOC regulations submitted to EPA will be addressed in another Federal Register action. See our TSD for more information.

We are also making ministerial corrections to the table in 40 CFR 52.2270(c) to reflect SIP submittal dates, Federal Register citations of EPA action and EPA approved State regulations. The ministerial corrections apply to table entries for Sections 115.125, 115.146, 115.148, 115.162, 115.163, 115.164, and 115.165. Table entries for Section 115.332 to 115.339, and Section 115.342 to 115.349 are being removed to reflect EPA approval of the repeal of these State regulations on January 26, 1999 (64 FR 3841).

IV. What Is the Effect of This Action?

This action approves revisions to the Texas SIP that pertain to regulations to control VOC emissions. The control of VOC emissions will help to attain and maintain the 8-hour NAAQS for ozone in Texas. This approval will make these revised regulations Federally enforceable. Enforcement of the regulations in a State SIP before and after it is incorporated into the Federally approved SIP is primarily a state responsibility. However, after the regulations are Federally approved, we are authorized to take enforcement action against violators. Citizens are also offered legal recourse as described in section 304 and 307 of the CAA.

V. Final Action

EPA is approving revisions to the Texas SIP pertaining to control of VOC emissions. The revisions were submitted to EPA by the State of Texas on (1) September 7, 2001, (2) July 18, 2002, (3) January 28, 2003, (4) November 7, 2003, and (5) December 17, 2004. The revisions being approved are §§ 115.113, 115.116, 115.117, 115.120-115.123, 115.126, 115.127, 115.129, 115.132, 115.133, 115.136, 115.137, 115.139, 115.140, 115.142-115.145, 115.147, 115.149, 115.153, 115.159, 115.160, 115.161, 115.166, 115.167 115.169, 115.311-115.313, 115.316, 115.319, 115.322, 115.323, 115.325-115.327, 115.329, 115.352-115.357, 115.359, 115.532, 115.533, 115.535, 115.539, 115.541-115.543, 115.545-115.547, 115.549, 115.552, 115.559, 115.910-115.916, 115.920, 115.923, 115.930, 115.932, 115.934, and 115.940 in 30 TAC Chapter 115, Control of Air Pollution from Volatile Organic Compounds.

We have evaluated the State's submittal and have determined that it meets the applicable requirements of the CAA and EPA air quality regulations. Therefore, we are approving revisions to the Texas SIP of regulations to control VOC emissions. The control of VOC emissions will help to attain and maintain the 8-hour national ambient air quality standard for ozone in Texas.

We are also making ministerial corrections to the table in 40 CFR 52.2270(c) to reflect SIP submittal dates and Federal Register citations of EPA action. The ministerial corrections apply to table entries for Sections 115.125, 115.146, 115.148, 115.162, 115.163, 115.164, and 115.165.

EPA is publishing this rule without prior proposal because we view this as a noncontroversial amendment and anticipate no relevant adverse comments. However, in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register publication, we are publishing a separate document that will serve as the proposal to approve the SIP revision if relevant adverse comments are received. This rule will be effective on November 27, 2006 without further notice unless we receive relevant adverse comment by October 30, 2006. If we receive relevant adverse comments, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect. We will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule. We will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so now. 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.

VI. 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 and because this action will not have a significant, adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy, 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 Start Printed Page 56876requirements 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 CAA. 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 under the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note), EPA's role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. 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 CAA. Thus, the requirements of section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 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. section 804(2).

Under section 307(b)(1) of the CAA, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by November 27, 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 52

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Dated: September 12, 2006.

Richard E. Greene,

Regional Administrator, Region 6.

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is amended as follows:

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PART 52—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority 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 SS—Texas

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2. The table in § 52.2270(c) entitled “EPA Approved Regulations in the Texas SIP” is amended under Chapter 115 (Reg 5) as follows:

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a. By revising Subchapter B—General Volatile Organic Compound Sources.

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b. By revising Subchapter D—Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Processes.

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c. By revising Subchapter F—Miscellaneous Industrial Sources.

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d. By revising Subchapter J—Administrative Provisions.

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EPA-Approved Regulations in the Texas SIP

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Chapter 115 (Reg 5)—Control of Air Pollution from Volatile Organic Compounds
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Subchapter B—General Volatile Organic Compound Sources
Division 1: Storage of Volatile Organic Compounds
Section 115.112Control Requirements05/08/9203/07/95, 60 FR 12438.
Section 115.113Alternate Control Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
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Section 115.114Inspection Requirements05/08/9203/07/95, 60 FR 12438.
Section 115.115Approved Test Methods05/08/9203/07/95, 60 FR 12438.
Section 115.116Monitoring and Recordkeeping Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.117Exemptions04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.119Counties and Compliance Schedules05/08/9203/07/95, 60 FR 12438.
Division 2: Vent Gas Control
Section 115.120Vent Gas Definitions12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.121Emission Specifications12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.122Control Requirements12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.123Alternate Control Requirements12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.125Testing Requirements12/06/0007/16/01, 66 FR 36913.
Section 115.126Monitoring and Recordkeeping Requirements12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.127Exemptions12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.129Counties and Compliance Schedules12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Division 3: Control of Volatile Organic Compound Leaks From Transport Vessels
Section 115.131Emission Specifications05/04/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.132Control Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.133Alternate Control Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.135Testing Requirements05/04/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.136Monitoring and Recordkeeping Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.137Exemptions04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.139Counties and Compliance Schedules04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Division 4: Industrial Wastewater
Section 115.140Industrial Wastewater Definitions04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.142Control Requirements12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.143Alternate Control Requirements12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.144Inspection and Monitoring Requirements12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
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Section 115.145Approved Test Methods04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.146Recordkeeping Requirements10/27/9912/20/00, 65 FR 79745.
Section 115.147Exemptions12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.148Training Requirements10/27/9912/20/00, 65 FR 79745.
Section 115.149Counties and Compliance Schedules.12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Division 5: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Section 115.152Control Requirements05/04/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.153Alternate Control Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.155Approved Test Methods05/04/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.156Monitoring and Recordkeeping Requirements05/04/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.157Exemptions.05/04/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.159Counties and Compliance Schedules04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Division 6: Batch Processes
Section 115.160Batch Process Definitions12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.161Applicability12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.162Control Requirements12/06/0007/16/01, 66 FR 36913
Section 115.163Alternate Control Requirements10/27/9912/20/00, 65 FR 79745
Section 115.164Determination of Emissions and Flow Rates12/06/0007/16/01, 66 FR 36913
Section 115.165Approved Test Methods and Testing Requirements12/06/0007/16/01, 66 FR 36913
Section 115.166Monitoring and Recordkeeping Requirements12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.167Exemptions.12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.169Counties and Compliance Schedules04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
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Subchapter D—Petroleum Refining, Natural Gas Processing, and Petrochemical Processes
Division 1: Process Unit Turnaround and Vacuum-Producing Systems in Petroleum Refineries
Section 115.311Emission Specifications04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.312Control Requirements12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.313Alternate Control Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.315Testing Requirements05/08/9203/07/95, 60 FR 12438.
Section 115.316Monitoring and Recordkeeping Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
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Section 115.317Exemptions05/08/9203/07/95, 60 FR 12438.
Section 115.319Counties and Compliance Schedules04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Division 2: Fugitive Emission Control in Petroleum Refineries in Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties
Section 115.322Control Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.323Alternate Control Requirements08/08/0109/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.324Inspection Requirements05/08/0203/07/95, 60 FR 12438.
Section 115.325Testing Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.326Recordkeeping Requirements12/13/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.327Exemptions04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.329Counties and Compliance Schedules08/08/0109/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Division 3: Fugitive Emission Control in Petroleum Refining, Natural Gas/Gasoline Processing, and Petrochemical Processes in Ozone Nonattainment Areas
Section 115.352Control Requirements12/01/0409/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.353Alternate Control Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.354Monitoring and Inspection Requirements12/01/0409/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.355Approved Test Methods12/01/0409/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.356Recordkeeping Requirements.12/01/0409/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.357Exemptions12/01/0409/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.359Counties and Compliance Schedules12/01/0409/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
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Subchapter F—Miscellaneous Industrial Sources
Division 1: Cutback Asphalt
Section 115.510Cutback Asphalt Definitions08/31/9912/22/99, 64 FR 71670.
Section 115.512Control Requirements11/17/043/29/05, 70 FR 15769.
Section 115.513Alternative Control Requirements08/31/9912/22/99, 64 FR 71670.
Section 115.515Testing Requirements08/31/9912/22/99, 64 FR 71670.
Section 115.516Recordkeeping Requirements11/17/043/29/05, 70 FR 15769.
Section 115.517Exemptions11/17/043/29/05, 70 FR 15769.Ref 52.2299(c)(88).
Section 115.519Counties and Compliance Schedules11/17/043/29/05, 70 FR 15769.Ref 52.2299(c)(88).
Division 2: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities
Section 115.531Emission Specifications05/04/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
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Section 115.532Control Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.533Alternate Control Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.534Inspection Requirements05/04/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.535Testing Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.536Monitoring and Recordkeeping Requirements05/04/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.539Counties and Compliance Schedules04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Division 3: Degassing or Cleaning of Stationary, Marine, and Transport Vessels
Section 115.541Emission Specifications04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.542Control Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.543Alternate Control Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.544Inspection Requirements05/04/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.545Approved Test Methods04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.546Monitoring and Recordkeeping Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.547Exemptions04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.549Counties and Compliance Schedules04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Division 4: Petroleum Dry Cleaning Systems
Section 115.552Control Requirements04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.553Alternate Control Requirements05/04/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.555Testing Methods and Procedures05/04/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.556Recordkeeping Requirements05/04/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.557Exemptions05/04/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.559Counties and Compliance Schedules04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
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Subchapter J—Administrative Provisions
Division 1: Alternate Means of Control
Section 115.901Insignificant Emissions07/13/9405/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.910Availability of Alternate Means of Control04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.911Criteria for Approval of Alternate Means of Control Plans04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
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Section 115.912Calculations for Determining Alternate Means of Control Reductions04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.913Procedures for Alternate Means of Control Plan Submittal04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.914Procedures for an Alternate Means of Control Plan Approval04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.915Public Notice Format04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.916Review of Approved Alternate Means of Control Plans and Termination of Alternate Means of Control Plans04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Division 2: Early Reductions
Section 115.920Applicability04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.923Documentation04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Division 3: Compliance and Control Plan Requirements
Section 115.930Compliance Dates04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.932Control Plan Procedure04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.934Control Plan Deviation04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.936Reporting Procedure11/10/9305/22/97, 62 FR 27964.
Section 115.940Equivalency Determination04/26/0209/28/06 [Insert FR page number where document begins]
Section 115.950Use of Emissions Credits for Compliance12/06/0009/06/06, 71 FR 52698
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[FR Doc. E6-15933 Filed 9-27-06; 8:45 am]

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