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Delegation of New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the State of Louisiana

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Direct final rule; delegation of authority.

SUMMARY:

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) for all sources. These regulations apply to certain NSPS promulgated by EPA, as amended through July 1, 2008; and certain NESHAPs promulgated by EPA, as amended through July 1, 2008. The Start Printed Page 19253delegation of authority under this action does not apply to sources located in Indian Country. EPA is providing notice that it has approved delegation of certain NSPS to LDEQ, and taking direct final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs to LDEQ.

DATES:

This rule is effective on June 14, 2010 without further notice, unless EPA receives relevant adverse comment by May 14, 2010.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by Docket No. EPA-R06-OAR-2006-0851, by one of the following methods:

  • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
  • E-mail: Mr. Guy Donaldson at donaldson.guy@epa.gov. Please also send a copy by e-mail to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.
  • Fax: Mr. Guy Donaldson, Chief, Air Planning Section (6PD-L), at fax number 214-665-7263.
  • Mail: Mr. Guy Donaldson, Chief, Air Planning Section (6PD-L), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.
  • Hand Delivery: Mr. Guy Donaldson, Chief, Air Planning Section (6PD-L), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R06-OAR-2006-0851. 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://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. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://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 http://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 http://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 http://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:

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, 602 N. Fifth Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kenneth W. Boyce, Air Planning Section, (6PD-L), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733, telephone (214) 665-7259; fax number 214-665-7263; e-mail address boyce.kenneth@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Throughout this document, “we” “us” and “our” is used refer to EPA.

Table of Contents

I. What Does This Action Do?

II. What Is The Authority For Delegation?

III. What Criteria Must Louisiana's Program Meet To Be Approved?

IV. What Is Being Delegated?

V. What Is Not Being Delegated?

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

VII. What Authority Does EPA Have?

VIII. What Information Must LDEQ Provide To EPA?

IX. What Is EPA's Oversight Of This Delegation To LDEQ?

X. Should Sources Submit Notices To EPA or LDEQ?

XI. How Will Unchanged Authorities Be Delegated To LDEQ In The Future?

XII. Final Action

XIII. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. What Does This Action Do?

EPA is providing notice that it is delegating authority for implementation and enforcement of certain NSPS to LDEQ. EPA is also taking direct final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs to LDEQ. With these delegations, LDEQ will have the primary responsibility to implement and enforce the delegated standards under NSPS and NESHAPs.

II. What Is the Authority for Delegation?

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

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

III. What Criteria Must Louisiana's Program Meet To Be Approved?

EPA previously approved LDEQ's program for the delegation of NSPS February 22, 1982 (47 FR 07665). The delegation was most recently updated on March 26, 2004 (59 FR 15687). This action notifies the public that EPA is updating LDEQ's delegation to implement and enforce certain additional NSPS. The CAA, as amended, requires under section 111 that performance standards be set for source categories which in the judgment of the Administrator cause or contribute significantly to air pollution. The CAA precisely states that the States should have primary authority for implementing the NSPS program.

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(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. Louisiana received its Title V approval on September 12, 1995 (60 FR 47296), effective October 12, 1995.

IV. What Is Being Delegated?

On August 14, 2009, EPA received a delegation request update for NSPS and NESHAP rules added to the CFR as of July 1, 2008, and certain rules issued after July 2008. The most recent update to NESHAP Delegation to be approved was approved and covered NESHAP regulations issued through July 1, 2004. The last update to the NSPS delegation to be approved was approved on March 26, 2004 and covered NSPS regulations that had been issued through July 1, 2002. With the exceptions noted below, the LDEQ's rules incorporate by reference (IBR) the corresponding Federal regulations in 40 CFR parts 60, 61 and 63, into the Air Quality regulations, which are applicable in Louisiana that have been adopted through July 1, 2008. The Louisiana rules also incorporate by reference certain amendments to NSPS rules that were adopted after July 1, 2008. These are 40 CFR part 60, Stay of effective date of subpart Ja (73 FR 43626), amendments to subpart JJJJ (73 FR 59175), and amendments to subparts D, Da, Db, and Dc (74 FR 5072). The Louisiana rules also IBR certain amendments to part 63 that were promulgated after July 1, 2008. These are 40 CFR part 63 withdrawal of and revision to subpart M (73 FR 39871), partial withdrawal of direct final rule and amendments to subpart EEEE (73 FR 40977), amendments to subpart BBBBB (73 FR 42529), subpart XXXXXX (73 FR 43000), and subpart YYYYYY (73 FR 78637).

40 CFR part 61 delegations remain unchanged from the previous delegation update which was effective May 25, 2004. LDEQ's request for delegation of certain NSPS and NESHAP is for all sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources). The request includes revisions of the NESHAP standards adopted unchanged into Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) Title 33:III, Chapter 30, Subchapter A, Section 3003—Incorporation by Reference 40 CFR part 60; Chapter 51, Subchapter B, Section 5116—Incorporation by Reference of 40 CFR part 61; Chapter 51, Subchapter C, Section 5122—Incorporation by Reference of 40 CFR part 63 as it Applies to Major Sources, except for the compliance date established in Subpart S—Pulp and Paper Industry at 40 CFR 63.440(d)(1); and Chapter 53, Subchapter B, Section 5311—Incorporation by Reference of 40 CFR part 63 as it Applies to Area Sources. For NSPS, this revision incorporated all NSPS promulgated by EPA (except Subpart AAA—Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters) as amended in the Federal Register through July 1, 2002. For the part 61 NESHAPs, this revision included all NESHAPs promulgated by EPA as amended in the Federal Register through July 1, 2002, excluding subparts B, H, I, K, Q, R, T, and W. For the part 63 NESHAPs, this includes the NESHAPs set forth in the table at end of this Federal Register action titled “CAA Program Delegation Status for Louisiana.” The effective date of the Federal delegation for parts 61 and 63 standards is the effective date of this rule.

Also the delegation of, subpart EEEE, Standards of Performance for Other Solid Waste Incineration Units (OSWI) that Commenced Construction on or before December 9, 2004, promulgated on December 16, 2005 (70 FR 74870), remains unchanged as does the LDEQ's plan for emission guidelines and compliance times for OSWI units that commenced construction on or before December 9, 2004, subpart FFFF, 40 CFR 60.2980-60.3078 and tables 1-5, 70 FR 74870 (December 16, 2005). Until the LDEQ has a mechanism to approve training programs in compliance with 40 CFR 60.3014, the LDEQ shall except accreditation approved by other States complying with 40 CFR 60.3014. The IBR emission guidelines of 40 CFR part 60, and amendments to 40 CFR part 60, are applied to applicable units in the State.

V. What Is Not Being Delegated?

The following part 60, 61 and 63 authorities listed below are not delegated. All of the inquiries and requests concerning implementation and enforcement of the excluded standards in the State of Louisiana should be directed to the EPA Region 6 Office.

  • 40 CFR part 60, subpart AAA (Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters);
  • 40 CFR part 60, subpart B, Adoption and Submittal of State Plans for Designated Facilities and 40 CFR part 60, subpart C, Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times, are not included;
  • 40 CFR part 61, subpart B (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Underground Uranium Mines);
  • 40 CFR part 61, subpart H (National Emission Standards for Emissions of Radionuclides Other Than Radon From Department of Energy Facilities);
  • 40 CFR part 61, subpart I (National Emission Standards for Radionuclide Emissions from Federal Facilities Other Than Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensees and Not Covered by Subpart H);
  • 40 CFR part 61, subpart K (National Emission Standards for Radionuclide Emissions from Elemental Phosphorus Plants);
  • 40 CFR part 61, subpart Q (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Department of Energy facilities);
  • 40 CFR part 61, subpart R (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Phosphogypsum Stacks);
  • 40 CFR part 61, subpart T (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from the Disposal of Uranium Mill Tailings); and
  • 40 CFR part 61, subpart W (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Operating Mill Tailings).

In addition, EPA cannot delegate to a State any of the Category II Subpart A authorities set forth in 40 CFR 63.91(g)(2). These include the following provisions: § 63.6(g), Approval of Alternative Non-Opacity Standards; § 63.6(h)(9), Approval of Alternative Opacity Standards; § 63.7(e)(2)(ii) and (f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Test Methods; § 63.8(f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Monitoring; and § 63.10(f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Recordkeeping and Reporting. In addition, some MACT standards have certain provisions that cannot be delegated to the States (e.g. 40 CFR 63.106(b)). Therefore, any MACT standard that EPA is delegating to LDEQ, 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 Start Printed Page 19255Federal 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.

40 CFR 63, subpart D, Compliance Extensions for Early Reductions of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), Subpart E, Approval of State Programs and Delegation of Federal Authorities and Subpart J, National Emission Standards for HAPs for Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production, are not included.

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

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

In approving this delegation, LDEQ 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.

VII. 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 LDEQ some of these authorities, and retaining others, as explained in sections IV and V above. In addition, EPA may review and disapprove of State determinations and subsequently require revisions. (See 40 CFR 63.91 and 65 FR 55837, September 14, 2000, as amended at 70 FR 59887, October 13, 2005; 72 FR 27443, May 16, 2007.)

Furthermore, we retain any authority in an individual emission standard that may not be delegated according to provisions of the standard.

VIII. What Information Must LDEQ Provide to EPA?

Under 40 CFR 60.4(b), all notifications under NSPS must be sent to both EPA and to LDEQ. Please send notifications and reports to Chief, Air Enforcement Surveillance Branch at the EPA Region 6 office.

In delegating the authority to implement and enforce these rules and in granting a waiver of EPA notification requirements, we require LDEQ to input all source information into the Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS) for both point and area sources. LDEQ must enter this information into the AIRS system and update the information by September 30 of every year. LDEQ must provide any additional compliance related information to the 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, LDEQ 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)) alternative (§ 63.7(f)) 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 LDEQ 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, Mail Code D205-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, Facsimile telephone number: (919) 541-0516.

IX. What Is EPA's Oversight of This Delegation to LDEQ?

EPA must oversee LDEQ'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 LDEQ made decisions that decreased the stringency of the delegated standards, then LDEQ 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.

X. Should Sources Submit Notices to EPA or LDEQ?

For the NESHAPS being delegated, 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 LDEQ at the following address: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, 602 N. Fifth Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802. The LDEQ 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 LDEQ 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.

XI. How Will Unchanged Authorities Be Delegated to LDEQ in the Future?

In the future, LDEQ will only need to send a letter of request to EPA, Region 6, for NESHAP regulations that LDEQ has adopted by reference. The letter must reference the previous up-front Start Printed Page 19256approval 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 LDEQ.

XII. 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, August 24, 1994, for the proposed interim approval of LDEQ's Title V operating permits program; and on April 7, 1995, for the proposed final approval of LDEQ's Title V operating permits program. In EPA's final full approval of Louisiana's Operating Permits Program (60 FR 47296), 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 LDEQ'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 Louisiana's state regulations. However, the Agency views the approval of these requests as a noncontroversial action and anticipates no adverse comments. Therefore, EPA is publishing this rule without prior proposal. However, in the “Proposed Rules” section of today's Federal Register publication, EPA is publishing a separate document that will serve as the proposal to approve the program and delegation of authority described in this action if adverse comments are received. This action will be effective June 14, 2010 without further notice unless the Agency receives relevant adverse comments by May 14, 2010.

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 of the rule that are not the subject of a relevant adverse comment.

XIII. 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 (59 FR 22951, November 9, 2000). This action also does not have Federalism implications because it does not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999). This action merely approves a State request to receive delegation of certain Federal standards, and does not alter the relationship or the distribution of power and responsibilities established in the Clean Air Act. This rule also is not subject to Executive Order 13045 “Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks” (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), because it is not economically significant.

In reviewing delegation submissions, EPA's role is to approve submissions provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. In this context, in the absence of a prior existing requirement for the State to use voluntary consensus standards (VCS), EPA has no authority to disapprove a delegation submission for failure to use VCS. It would thus be inconsistent with applicable law for EPA to use VCS in place of a delegation submission that otherwise satisfies the provisions of the Clean Air Act. Thus, the requirements of section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) do not apply. This rule does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a “major rule” as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

Under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by June 14, 2010. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this action 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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Dated: February 8, 2010.

Al Armendariz,

Regional Administrator, Region 6.

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, 61, and 63 are amended as follows:

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PART 60—[AMENDED]

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

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

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Subpart A—General Provisions

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2. Section 60.4 is amended by revising paragraphs (b)(T) and (e)(2) to read as follows:

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(T) State Louisiana: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 4301, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-4301. For a list of delegated standards for Louisiana (excluding Indian country), see paragraph (e)(2) of this section.

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(2) Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has been delegated all part 60 standards promulgated by EPA, except subpart AAA—Standards for Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, as amended in the Federal Register through July 1, 2008.

Delegation Status for Part 60 Standards—State of Louisiana

SubpartSource categoryLDEQ1
AGeneral ProvisionsYes.
DFossil Fueled Steam Generators (>250 MM BTU/hr). Including amendments issued January 28, 2009. (74 FR 5072)Yes.
DaElectric Utility Steam Generating Units (>250 MM BTU/hr). Including amendments issued January 28, 2009. (74 FR 5072)Yes.
DbIndustrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units (100 to 250 MM BTU/hr). Including amendments issued January 28, 2009. (74 FR 5072)Yes.
DcIndustrial-Commercial-Institutional Small Steam Generating Units (10 to 100 MM BTU/hr). Including amendments issued January 28, 2009. (74 FR 5072)Yes.
EIncinerators (>50 tons per day). Including amendments issued January 28, 2009. (74 FR 5072)Yes.
EaMunicipal Waste CombustorsYes.
EbLarge Municipal Waste CombustorsYes.
EcHospital/Medical/Infectious Waste IncineratorsYes.
FPortland Cement PlantsYes.
GNitric Acid PlantsYes.
HSulfuric Acid PlantsYes.
IHot Mix Asphalt FacilitiesYes.
JPetroleum RefineriesYes.
JaPetroleum Refineries (After May 14, 2007). Including amendments issued July 28, 2008. (73 FR 43626)Yes.
KStorage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids (After 6/11/73 & Before 5/19/78)Yes.
KaStorage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids (After 6/11/73 & Before 5/19/78)Yes.
KbVolatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels (Including Petroleum Liquid Stg/Vessels) After 7/23/84Yes.
LSecondary Lead SmeltersYes.
MSecondary Brass and Bronze Production PlantsYes.
NPrimary Emissions from Basic Oxygen Process Furnaces (Construction Commenced After June 11, 1973)Yes.
NaSecondary Emissions from Basic Oxygen Process Steelmaking Facilities Construction is Commenced After January 20, 1983Yes.
OSewage Treatment PlantsYes.
PPrimary Copper SmeltersYes.
QPrimary Zinc SmeltersYes.
RPrimary Lead SmeltersYes.
SPrimary Aluminum Reduction PlantsYes.
TPhosphate Fertilizer Industry: Wet Process Phosphoric PlantsYes.
UPhosphate Fertilizer Industry: Superphosphoric Acid PlantsYes.
VPhosphate Fertilizer Industry: Diammonium Phosphate PlantsYes.
WPhosphate Fertilizer Industry: Triple Superphosphate PlantsYes.
XPhosphate Fertilizer Industry: Granular Triple Superphosphate Storage FacilitiesYes.
YCoal Preparation PlantsYes.
ZFerroalloy Production FacilitiesYes.
AASteel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces After 10/21/74 & On or Before 8/17/83Yes.
AAaSteel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces & Argon-Oxygen Decarburization Vessels After 8/07/83Yes.
BBKraft Pulp MillsYes.
CCGlass Manufacturing PlantsYes.
DDGrain ElevatorsYes.
EESurface Coating of Metal FurnatureYes.
GGStationary Gas TurbinesYes.
HHLime Manufacturing PlantsYes.
KKLead-Acid Battery Manufacturing PlantsYes.
LLMetallic Mineral Processing PlantsYes.
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MMAutomobile & Light Duty Truck Surface Coating OperationsYes.
NNPhosphate Manufacturing PlantsYes.
PPAmmonium Sulfate ManufactureYes.
QQGraphic Arts Industry: Publication Rotogravure PrintingYes.
RRPressure Sensitive Tape and Label Surface Coating OperationsYes.
SSIndustrial Surface Coating: Large AppliancesYes.
TTMetal Coil Surface CoatingYes.
UUAsphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing ManufactureYes.
VVVOC Equipment Leaks in the SOCMI IndustryYes.
VVaVOC Equipment Leaks in the SOCMI Industry (After November 7, 2006)Yes.
XXBulk Gasoline TerminalsYes.
AAANew Residential Wood HeatersNo
BBBRubber Tire Manufacturing IndustryYes.
DDDVolatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions from the Polymer Manufacturing IndustryYes.
FFFFlexible Vinyl and Urethane Coating and PrintingYes.
GGGVOC Equipment Leaks in Petroleum RefineriesYes.
HHHSynthetic Fiber ProductionYes.
IIIVOC Emissions from the SOCMI Air Oxidation Unit ProcessesYes.
JJJPetroleum Dry CleanersYes.
KKKVOC Equipment Leaks From Onshore Natural Gas Processing PlantsYes.
LLLOnshore Natural Gas Processing: SO2 EmissionsYes.
NNNVOC Emissions from SOCMI Distillation OperationsYes.
OOONonmetallic Mineral Processing PlantsYes.
PPPWool Fiberglass Insulation Manufacturing PlantsYes.
QQQVOC Emissions From Petroleum Refinery Wastewater SystemsYes.
RRRVOC Emissions from SOCMI Reactor ProcessesYes.
SSSMagnetic Tape Coating OperationsYes.
TTTIndustrial Surface Coating: Plastic Parts for Business MachinesYes.
UUUCalciners and Dryers in Mineral IndustriesYes.
VVVPolymeric Coating of Supporting Substrates FacilitiesYes.
WWWMunicipal Solid Waste LandfillsYes.
AAAASmall Municipal Waste Combustion Units (Construction is Commenced After 8/30/99 or Modification/Reconstruction is Commenced After 6/06/2001)Yes.
CCCCCommercial & Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units (Construction is Commenced After 11/30/1999 or Modification/Reconstruction is Commenced on or After 6/01/2001)Yes.
EEEEOther Solid Waste Incineration Units (Constructed after 12/09/2004 or Modicatation/Reconstruction is commenced on or after 06/16/2004)Yes.
IIIIStationary Compression Ignition Internal Combustion EnginesYes.
JJJJStationary Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines. Including amendments issued October 8, 2008. (73 FR 59175)Yes.
KKKKStationary Combustion Turbines (Construction Commenced After 02/18/2005)Yes
1 The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has been delegated all Part 60 standards promulgated by EPA, except subpart AAA—Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters—as amended in the Federal Register through July 1, 2008.
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3. The authority citation for part 61 continues to read as follows:

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

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Subpart A—General Provisions

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4. Section 61.04 is amended by revising paragraph (b)(T) and by revising the text before the table in paragraph (c)(6)(ii) to read as follows:

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(T) State of Louisiana: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 4301, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-4301.

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(ii) Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has been delegated the following part 61 standards promulgated by EPA, as amended in the Federal Register through July 1, 2008. The (X) symbol is used to indicate each subpart that has been delegated.

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5. 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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6. Section 63.99 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(18)(i) to read as follows:

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(i) The following table lists the specific part 63 standards that have been delegated unchanged to the Louisiana Department of 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. Start Printed Page 19259These include certain General Provisions authorities and specific parts of some standards. Any amendments made to these rules after the date of adoption are not delegated.

Delegation Status for Part 63 Standards—State of Louisiana

SubpartSource categoryLDEQ 1
AGeneral ProvisionsX
DEarly ReductionsNO
F,G,H & ISOCMI HONX
JPolyvinyl Chloride & Copolymers ProductionNO 2
LCoke Oven BatteriesX
MPerchloroethylene—Dry CleanersX
NChromiumX
OEthylene Oxide SterilizationX
QIndustrial Process Cooling TowersX
RGasoline DistributionX
SPulp & Paper MACT IX
THalogenated SolventX
UPolymers & Resins/Group IX
WEpoxy Resins and Non-Nylon PolyamidesX
XSecondary Lead SmeltingX
YMarine Vessel LoadingX
AA/BBPhosphoric Acid/Phosphate FertilizersX
CCPetroleum Refineries (MACT I)X
DDOffsite Waste & RecoveryX
EEMagnetic Tape MfgX
GGAerospace Mfg and ReworkX
HHOil & Natural Gas ProductionX
IIShipbuilding & Ship RepairX
JJWood Furniture ManufacturingX
KKPrinting & PublishingX
LLPrimary Aluminum Reduction PlantsX
MMCombustion Sources at Kraft, Soda, and Sulfite Pulp & Paper MillsX
OOStorage Vessels (Tanks)—Control Level 1X
PPStandards for ContainersX
QQStandards for Surface ImpoundmentsX
RRStandards for Individual Drain SystemsX
SSClosed Vent Systems, Control Devices, Recovery Devices & Routing to a Fuel Gas System or a ProcessX
TTEquipment Leaks—Control Level 1X
UUEquipment Leaks—Control Level 2X
VVStandards for Oil-Water Separators & Organic-Water SeparatorsX
WWStorage Vessels (Tanks)—Control Level 2X
XXEthylene Manufacturing Process Units: Heat Exchange Systems & Waste OperationsX
YYAcetal ResinsX
YYAcrylic/Modacrylic FibersX
YYCarbon Black ProductionX
YYCyanide Chemicals MfgX
YYEthylene ProductionX
YYHydrogen FluorideX
YYPolycarbonates ProductionX
YYSpandex ProductionX
CCCSteel Pickling—HCL Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid Regeneration PlantsX
DDDStandards for Mineral-Wool ProductionX
EEEStandards for Hazardous Waste CombustorsX
GGGStandards for Pharmaceuticals ProductionX
HHHStandards for Natural Gas Transmission & StorageX
IIIFlexible Polyurethane Foam ProductionX
JJJPolymers & Resins/Group IVX
LLLPortland Cement ManufacturingX
MMMPesticide Active Ingredient ProductionX
NNNWool FiberglassX
OOOPolymers & Resins III Amino Resins, Phenolic ResinsX
PPPPolyether Polyols ProductionX
QQQPrimary Copper SmeltingX
RRRSecondary Aluminum ProductionX
TTTPrimary Lead SmeltingX
UUUPetroleum Refineries (Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic Reforming Units and Sulfur Recovery Plants)X
VVVPublicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW)X
XXXFerroalloys ProductionX
ZZZPlywood/Particle Board ManufacturingNO
AAAAMunicipal Solid Waste LandfillsX
CCCCNutritional Yeast ManufacturingX
DDDDPlywood & Composite Wood ProductsNO
EEEEOrganic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline)X
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FFFFMiscellaneous OrganicX
GGGGSolvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil ProductionX
HHHHWet-Formed Fiberglass Mat ProductionX
IIIIAuto & Light Duty Truck (Surface Coating)X
JJJJPaper & Other Webs (Surface Coating)X
KKKKMetal Can (Surface Coating)X
MMMMMisc. Metal Parts (Surface Coating)X
NNNNLarge Appliances (Surface Coating)X
OOOOFabric Printing, Coating & Dyeing (Surface Coating)X
PPPPPlastic Parts & Products (Surface Coating)X
QQQQWood Building Products (formerly Flat Wood Paneling) (Surface Coating)X
RRRRMetal Furniture (Surface Coating)X
SSSSMetal Coil (Surface Coating)X
TTTTLeather-Finishing OperationsX
UUUUCellulose ProductsX
VVVVBoat ManufacturingX
WWWWReinforced Plastics Composites ProductionX
XXXXRubber Tire ManufacturingX
YYYYCombustion TurbinesX
ZZZZReciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE)X
AAAAALime Manufacturing PlantsX
BBBBBSemiconductor ManufacturingX
CCCCCCoke Oven; Pushing, Quenching, & Battery StacksX
DDDDDIndustrial, Commercial & Institutional Boilers & Process HeatersNO 2
EEEEEIron & Steel FoundriesX
FFFFFIntegrated Iron & Steel Manufacturing FacilitiesX
GGGGGSite RemediationX
HHHHHMiscellaneous Coating ManufacturingX
IIIIIMercury Cell Chlor-Alkali PlantsNO 2
JJJJJBrick & Structural Clay Products ManufacturingNO 2
KKKKKClay Ceramics ManufacturingNO 2
LLLLLAsphalt Roofing and ProcessingX
MMMMMFlexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication OperationX
NNNNNHydrochloric Acid ProductionX
PPPPPEngine Test Cells/Stands (Combined w/Rocket Testing Facilities)X
QQQQQFriction Products ManufacturingX
RRRRRTaconite Ore ProcessingX
SSSSSRefractory Products ManufacturingX
TTTTTPrimary Magnesium RefiningX
YYYYYElectric Arc Furnace Steelmaking FacilitiesX
BBBBBBGasoline Distribution TerminalsX
CCCCCCGasoline Dispensing FacilitiesX
DDDDDDPolyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers ProductionX
EEEEEEPrimary Copper SmeltingX
FFFFFFSecondary Copper SmeltingX
GGGGGGPrimary Nonferrous Metals Zinc, Cadmium, and BerylliumX
HHHHHHPaint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface CoatingX
LLLLLLAcrylic/Modacrylic FiborX
MMMMMMCarbon Black ProductionX
NNNNNNChromium CompoundsX
PPPPPPLead Acid Battery Mfg.X
QQQQQQWood PreservingX
RRRRRRClay Ceramics Mfg.X
SSSSSSGlass ManufacturingX
TTTTTTSecondary Nonferrous Metals Processing (Brass, Bronze, Magnesium, & Zinc)X
UUUUUU—VVVVVV(Reserved).
WWWWWWPlating and Polishing OperationsX
XXXXXXMetal Fabrication & Finishing Source Nine CategoriesX
YYYYYYFerroalloys Production FacilitiesX
ZZZZZZ(Reserved).
1 Federal Rules Adopted by Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), unchanged as of June 16, 2006.
2 Although previously delegated to some States, this standard has been vacated and remanded to EPA by the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit. Therefore, this standard is not delegated at this time to any States in Region 6.
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