Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Direct final rule.
EPA is amending certain regulations to reflect the current delegation status of national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) in Nevada. Several NESHAP were delegated to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection on December 4, 2007. The purpose of this action is to update the listing in the Code of Federal Regulations.
This rule is effective on June 2, 2008 without further notice, unless EPA receives adverse comments by May 5, 2008. If we receive such comments, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register to notify the public that this direct final rule will not take effect.
Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA-R09-OAR-2008-0229, by one of the following methods:
1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions.
2. E-mail: email@example.com.
3. Mail or delivery: Andrew Steckel (AIR-4), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-3901.
Instructions: All comments will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information that you consider CBI or otherwise protected should be clearly identified as such and should not be submitted through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. http://www.regulations.gov is an “anonymous access” system, and EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send e-mail directly to EPA, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the public comment. 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.
Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all documents in the docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), and some may not be publicly available in either location (e.g., CBI). To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment during normal business hours with the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mae Wang, EPA Region IX, (415) 947-4124, firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Throughout this document, “we,” “us” and “our” refer to EPA.
Table of Contents
A. Delegation of NESHAP
B. NDEP delegations
II. EPA Action
III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews
A. Delegation of NESHAP
Section 112(l) of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (CAA), authorizes EPA to delegate to state or local air pollution control agencies the authority to implement and enforce the standards set out in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40 (40 CFR), part 63, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories. On November 26, 1993, EPA promulgated regulations, codified at 40 CFR part 63, Subpart E (hereinafter referred to as “Subpart E”), establishing procedures for EPA's approval of state rules or programs under section 112(l) (see 58 FR 62262). Subpart E was later amended on September 14, 2000 (see 65 FR 55810).
Any request for approval under CAA section 112(l) must meet the approval criteria in 112(l)(5) and Subpart E. To streamline the approval process for future applications, a state or local agency may submit a one-time demonstration that it has adequate authorities and resources to implement and enforce any CAA section 112 standards. If such demonstration is approved, then the state or local agency would no longer need to resubmit a demonstration of these same authorities and resources for every subsequent request for delegation of CAA section 112 standards. However, EPA maintains the authority to withdraw its approval if the State does not adequately implement or enforce an approved rule or program.
B. NDEP Delegations
On May 27, 1998, EPA published a direct final action delegating to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) several NESHAP and approving NDEP's delegation mechanism for future standards (see 63 FR 28906). That action explained the procedure for EPA to grant delegations to NDEP by letter, with periodic Federal Register listings of standards that have been delegated. On November 1, 2007, NDEP requested delegation of the following NESHAP contained in 40 CFR part 63:
- Subpart IIII—NESHAP: Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks
- Subpart PPPP—NESHAP for Surface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products
- Subpart GGGGG—NESHAP: Site Remediation
- Subpart HHHHH—NESHAP: Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing
- Subpart DDDDDD—NESHAP for Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production Area Sources
- Subpart EEEEEE—NESHAP for Primary Copper Smelting Area Sources
- Subpart FFFFFF—NESHAP for Secondary Copper Smelting Area Sources
- Subpart GGGGGG—NESHAP for Primary Nonferrous Metals Area Sources—Zinc, Cadmium, and Beryllium
On December 4, 2007, EPA granted delegation to NDEP for these NESHAP, along with any amendments to previously-delegated NESHAP, as of July 1, 2007. Today's action is serving to notify the public of the December 4, 2007, delegations and to codify these delegations into the Code of Federal Regulations.
II. EPA Action
Today's document serves to notify the public of the delegation of NESHAP to NDEP on December 4, 2007. Today's action will codify these delegations into the Code of Federal Regulations.
III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews
Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this action is not a “significant regulatory action” and Start Printed Page 18170therefore 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 updates the list of approved delegations in the Code of Federal Regulations and imposes no additional requirements. 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 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 updates the list of already-approved delegations, 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 approves a state rule implementing a federal standard.
In reviewing state delegation submissions, our 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 state submissions for failure to use VCS. It would thus be inconsistent with applicable law for EPA, when it reviews a state submission, to use VCS in place of a state 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 (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 June 2, 2008. 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)).Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 63
- Environmental protection
- Administrative practice and procedure
- Air pollution control
- Hazardous substances
- Intergovernmental relations
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
Dated: March 19, 2008.
Acting Director, Air Division, Region IX.
Title 40, chapter I, part 63 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 63—[AMENDED]End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 63 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
Subpart E—Approval of State Programs and Delegation of Federal AuthoritiesStart Amendment Part
2. Section 63.99 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(28)(i) to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(a) * * *
(28) * * *
(i) The following table lists the specific part 63 standards that have been delegated unchanged to the air pollution control agencies in the State of Nevada. The (X) symbol is used to indicate each category that has been delegated.
|Subpart||Description||NDEP 1||WCAQMD 2||CCDAQM 3|
|F||Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry||X|
|G||Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry: Process Vents, Storage Vessels, Transfer Operations, and Wastewater||X|
|H||Organic Hazardous Air Pollutants: Equipment Leaks||X|
|I||Organic Hazardous Air Pollutants: Certain Processes Subject to the Negotiated Regulation for Equipment Leaks||X|
|J||Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production||X|
|L||Coke Oven Batteries||X|
|M||Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning||X||X|
|N||Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks||X||X|
|O||Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Facilities||X||X|
|Q||Industrial Process Cooling Towers||X|
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|R||Gasoline Distribution Facilities||X||X|
|S||Pulp and Paper||X|
|T||Halogenated Solvent Cleaning||X||X|
|U||Group I Polymers and Resins||X|
|W||Epoxy Resins Production and Non-Nylon Polyamides Production||X|
|X||Secondary Lead Smelting||X|
|Y||Marine Tank Vessel Loading Operations||X|
|AA||Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing Plants||X|
|BB||Phosphate Fertilizers Production Plants||X|
|DD||Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations||X|
|EE||Magnetic Tape Manufacturing Operations||X|
|GG||Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities||X|
|HH||Oil and Natural Gas Production Facilities||X|
|II||Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (Surface Coating)||X|
|JJ||Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations||X|
|KK||Printing and Publishing Industry||X||X|
|LL||Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants||X|
|MM||Chemical Recovery Combustion Sources at Kraft, Soda, Sulfite, and Stand-Alone Semichemical Pulp Mills||X|
|RR||Individual Drain Systems||X|
|SS||Closed Vent Systems, Control Devices, Recovery Devices and Routing to a Fuel Gas System or a Process||X|
|TT||Equipment Leaks—Control Level 1||X|
|UU||Equipment Leaks—Control Level 2||X|
|VV||Oil-Water Separators and Organic-Water Separators||X|
|WW||Storage Vessels (Tanks)—Control Level 2||X|
|XX||Ethylene Manufacturing Process Units: Heat Exchange Systems and Waste Operations||X|
|YY||Generic MACT Standards||X|
|DDD||Mineral Wool Production||X|
|EEE||Hazardous Waste Combustors||X|
|HHH||Natural Gas Transmission and Storage Facilities||X|
|III||Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production||X|
|JJJ||Group IV Polymers and Resins||X|
|LLL||Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry||X|
|MMM||Pesticide Active Ingredient Production||X|
|NNN||Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing||X|
|OOO||Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins||X|
|PPP||Polyether Polyols Production||X|
|QQQ||Primary Copper Smelting||X|
|RRR||Secondary Aluminum Production||X|
|TTT||Primary Lead Smelting||X|
|UUU||Petroleum Refineries: Catalytic Cracking, Catalytic Reforming, and Sulfur Recovery Units||X|
|VVV||Publicly Owned Treatment Works||X|
|AAAA||Municipal Solid Waste Landfills||X|
|CCCC||Manufacturing of Nutritional Yeast||X|
|DDDD||Plywood and Composite Wood Products||X|
|EEEE||Organic Liquids Distribution (non-gasoline)||X|
|FFFF||Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing||X|
|GGGG||Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production||X|
|HHHH||Wet-Formed Fiberglass Mat Production||X|
|IIII||Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks||X|
|JJJJ||Paper and Other Web Coating||X|
|KKKK||Surface Coating of Metal Cans||X|
|MMMM||Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products||X|
|OOOO||Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles||X|
|PPPP||Surface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products||X|
|QQQQ||Wood Building Products||X|
|IRRRR||Surface Coating of Metal Furniture||X|
|SSSS||Surface Coating of Metal Coil||X|
|TTTT||Leather Finishing Operations||X|
|UUUU||Cellulose Products Manufacturing||X|
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|WWWW||Reinforced Plastics Composites Production||X|
|YYYY||Stationary Combustion Turbines||X|
|ZZZZ||Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines||X|
|AAAAA||Lime Manufacturing Plants||X|
|CCCCC||Coke Oven: Pushing, Quenching and Battery Stacks||X|
|DDDDD||Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boiler and Process Heaters||X|
|EEEEE||Iron and Steel Foundries||X|
|FFFFF||Integrated Iron and Steel||X|
|HHHHH||Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing||X|
|JJJJJ||Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing||X|
|KKKKK||Clay Ceramics Manufacturing||X|
|LLLLL||Asphalt Roofing and Processing||X|
|MMMMM||Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operation||X|
|NNNNN||Hydrochloric Acid Production||X|
|PPPPP||Engine Test Cells/Stands||X|
|QQQQQ||Friction Products Manufacturing||X|
|SSSSS||Refractory Products Manufacturing||X|
|DDDDDD||Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production Area Sources||X|
|EEEEEE||Primary Copper Smelting Area Sources||X|
|FFFFFF||Secondary Copper Smelting Area Sources||X|
|GGGGGG||Primary Nonferrous Metals Area Sources—Zinc, Cadmium, and Beryllium||X|
|1 Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.|
|2 Washoe County Air Quality Management Division.|
|3 Clark County Department of Air Quality Management.|
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