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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Direct final rule.


EPA is approving a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on November 24, 2010. The SIP revision consists of amendments to 326 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 8-2-1 and 326 IAC 8-2-9, the applicability sections for Indiana's miscellaneous metal and plastic parts surface coating rules. These rules are approvable because they satisfy the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonably available control technology (RACT) rules.


This direct final rule will be effective December 12, 2011, unless EPA receives adverse comments by November 14, 2011. If adverse comments are received, EPA will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect.


Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R05-OAR-2010-1001, by one of the following methods:

1. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

2. E-mail:

3. Fax: (312) 408-2279.

4. Mail: Douglas Aburano, Chief, Control Strategies Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

5. Hand Delivery: Douglas Aburano, Chief, Control Strategies Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Regional Office official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays.Start Printed Page 63550

Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R05-OAR-2010-1001. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at, 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 or e-mail. The website 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 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.

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Steven Rosenthal, Environmental Engineer, Attainment Planning and Maintenance Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886-6052,

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Throughout this document whenever “we,” “us,” or “our” is used, we mean EPA. This supplementary information section is arranged as follows:

I. Background

II. What action is EPA taking?

III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. Background

On February 24, 2010, at 75 FR 8246, EPA approved amendments to 326 IAC 8 into the Indiana SIP to address VOC RACT requirements for the Lake and Porter County portion of the Chicago-Gary-Lake County, IL-IN, 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. These amendments added limits for miscellaneous metal and plastic parts surface coating operations, consistent with EPA's 2008 Control Technique Guideline document for Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Coating operations. The State's intention was to cover operations located only in Lake and Porter Counties, with the limits specified in Subsection 326 IAC 8-2-9(d). However, the applicability section, 326 IAC 8-2-9(a) did not clearly state that only Lake and Porter County sources were subject to the additional requirements.

In its November 24, 2010, submittal to EPA, IDEM requested that EPA approve amendments to 326 IAC 8-2-1 and 326 IAC 8-2-9 into the state SIP. Specifically, IDEM requested that we approve amendments to the applicability provisions in 326 IAC 8-2-9(a) to clarify that the new VOC limits in subsection (d) apply only to miscellaneous metal and plastic parts surface coating operations in Lake and Porter Counties. IDEM also requested that we approve amendments to the general applicability provisions at 326 IAC 8-2-1(a)(3) and 326 IAC 8-2-1(a)(4) to clarify that the older (in Indiana's SIP prior to February 24, 2010) surface coating requirements in 326 IAC 8-2 continue to apply to miscellaneous metal coating operations outside of Lake and Porter Counties. The revised rules were adopted by the Indiana Air Pollution Control Board on September 1, 2010, and became effective on November 19, 2010. No public comments were received at the hearing held by the state on September 1, 2010.

II. What action is EPA taking?

EPA is approving the state's request to amend the general applicability provisions at 326 IAC 8-2-1(a)(3) and (a)(4) and the applicability provisions in 326 IAC 8-2-9(a).

We are publishing this action without prior proposal because we view this as a noncontroversial amendment and anticipate no 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 state plan if relevant adverse written comments are filed. This rule will be effective December 12, 2011 without further notice unless we receive relevant adverse written comments by November 14, 2011. If we receive such comments, we will withdraw this action before the effective date by publishing a subsequent document that will withdraw the final action. All public comments received will then be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed action. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. If we do not receive any comments, this action will be effective December 12, 2011.

III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the CAA and applicable Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA's role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, this action merely approves state law as meeting Federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this action:

  • Is not a “significant regulatory action” subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993);
  • Does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.);
  • Is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);
  • Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely Start Printed Page 63551affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4);
  • Does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999);
  • Is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997);
  • Is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001);
  • Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the CAA; and
  • Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).

In addition, this rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the SIP is not approved to apply in Indian country located in the state, and EPA notes that it will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law.

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 action 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 CAA, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by December 12, 2011. 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. Parties with objections to this direct final rule are encouraged to file a comment in response to the parallel notice of proposed rulemaking for this action published in the proposed rules section of today's Federal Register, rather than file an immediate petition for judicial review of this direct final rule, so that EPA can withdraw this direct final rule and address the comment in the proposed rulemaking. 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 30, 2011.

Susan Hedman,

Regional Administrator, Region 5.

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40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows:

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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 P—Indiana

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2. In § 52.770 the table in paragraph (c) is amended by revising the entry for “Article 8. Volatile Organic Compound Rules” to read as follows:

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EPA-Approved Indiana Regulations

Indiana citationSubjectIndiana effective dateEPA approval dateNotes
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Article 8. Volatile Organic Compound Rules
Rule 1. General Provisions:
8-1-0.5Definitions10/18/199511/3/1999, 64 FR 59642.
8-1-1Applicability6/5/19913/6/1992, 57 FR 8082.
8-1-2Compliance methods12/15/20025/5/2003, 68 FR 23604.
8-1-3Compliance schedules5/15/20104/14/2011, 76 FR 20850.
8-1-4Testing procedures7/15/20019/11/2002, 67 FR 57515.
8-1-5Petition for site-specific reasonably available control technology (RACT) plan11/10/19889/6/1990, 55 FR 36635.
8-1-6New facilities; general reduction requirements6/24/20066/13/2007, 72 FR 32531.
8-1-7Military specifications10/27/1982, 47 FR 20586.
8-1-9General recordkeeping and reporting requirements5/22/19976/29/1998, 63 FR 35141.
8-1-10Compliance certification, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements for certain coating facilities using compliant coatings5/22/19976/29/1998, 63 FR 35141.
8-1-11Compliance certification, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements for certain coating facilities using daily-weighted averaging5/22/19976/29/1998, 63 FR 35141.
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8-1-12Compliance certification, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements for certain coating facilities using control devices5/22/19976/29/1998, 63 FR 35141.
Rule 2. Surface Coating Emission Limitations:
8-2-1Applicability11/19/201010/13/11, [Insert page number where the document begins].
8-2-2Automobile and light duty truck coating operations1/2/20102/24/2010, 75 FR 8246.
8-2-3Can coating operations2/10/1986, 51 FR 4912.
8-2-4Coil coating operations10/27/1982, 47 FR 20586.
8-2-5Paper coating operations12/3/20092/24/2010, 75 FR 8246.
8-2-6Metal furniture coating operations12/3/20092/24/2010, 75 FR 8246.
8-2-7Large appliance coating operations12/3/20092/24/2010, 75 FR 8246.
8-2-8Magnet wire coating operations10/27/1982, 47 FR 20586.
8-2-9Miscellaneous metal and plastic parts coating operations11/19/201010/13/11, [Insert page number where the document begins].
8-2-10Flat wood panels; manufacturing operations12/3/20092/24/2010, 75 FR 8246.
8-2-11Fabric and vinyl coating10/23/19883/6/1992, 57 FR 8082.
8-2-12Wood furniture and cabinet coating4/10/198811/24/1990, 55 FR 39141.
Rule 3. Organic Solvent Degreasing Operations:
8-3-1Applicability5/27/19999/14/2001, 66 FR 47887.
8-3-2Cold cleaner operation10/27/1982, 47 FR 47554.
8-3-3Open top vapor degreaser operation10/27/1982, 47 FR 47554.
8-3-4Conveyorized degreaser operation10/27/1982, 47 FR 47554.
8-3-5Cold cleaner degreaser operation and control3/6/1992, 57 FR 8082.
8-3-6Open top vapor degreaser operation and control requirements3/6/1992, 57 FR 8082.
8-3-7Conveyorized degreaser operation and control6/5/19913/6/1992, 57 FR 8082.
8-3-8Material requirements for cold cleaning degreasers5/27/19999/14/2001, 66 FR 47887.
Rule 4. Petroleum Sources:
8-4-1Applicability5/15/20104/14/2011, 76 FR 20850.
8-4-2Petroleum refineries1/18/1983, 48 FR 2127.
8-4-3Petroleum liquid storage facilities2/10/1986, 51 FR 4912.
8-4-4Bulk gasoline terminals1/18/1983, 48 FR 2127.
8-4-5Bulk gasoline plants1/18/1983, 48 FR 2127.
8-4-6Gasoline dispensing facilities5/15/20104/14/2011, 76 FR 20850.
8-4-7Gasoline transports11/5/19995/31/2002, 67 FR 38006.
8-4-8Leaks from petroleum refineries; monitoring; reports6/5/19913/6/1992, 57 FR 8082.
8-4-9Leaks from transports and vapor collection systems; records11/5/19995/31/2002, 67 FR 38006.
Rule 5. Miscellaneous Operations:
8-5-1Applicability of rule3/22/20072/20/2008, 73 FR 9201.
8-5-2Asphalt paving rules2/10/1986, 51 FR 4912.
8-5-3Synthesized pharmaceutical manufacturing operations5/18/19903/6/1992, 57 FR 8082.
8-5-4Pneumatic rubber tire manufacturing1/18/1983, 48 FR 2124.
8-5-5Graphic arts operations5/22/19976/29/1998, 63 FR 35141.
8-5-6Fuel grade ethanol production at dry mills3/22/20072/20/2008, 73 FR 9201.
Rule 6. Organic Solvent Emission Limitations:
8-6-1Applicability of rule1/18/1983, 48 FR 2124.
8-6-2Emission limits; exemptions1/18/1983, 48 FR 2124.
Rule 7. Specific VOC Reduction Requirements for Lake, Porter, Clark, and Floyd Counties:
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8-7-1Definitions1/21/19957/5/1995, 60 FR 34856.
8-7-2Applicability1/21/19957/5/1995, 60 FR 34856.
8-7-3Emission limits1/21/19957/5/1995, 60 FR 34856.
8-7-4Compliance methods1/21/19957/5/1995, 60 FR 34856.
8-7-5Compliance plan1/21/19957/5/1995, 60 FR 34856.
8-7-6Certification, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements for coating facilities1/21/19957/5/1995, 60 FR 34856.
8-7-7Test methods and procedures1/21/19957/5/1995, 60 FR 34856.
8-7-8General recordkeeping and reports1/21/19957/5/1995, 60 FR 34856.
8-7-9Control system operation, maintenance, and testing1/21/19957/5/1995, 60 FR 34856.
8-7-10Control system monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting1/21/19957/5/1995, 60 FR 34856.
Rule 8. Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Located in Clark, Floyd, Lake, and Porter Counties:
8-8-1Applicability1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2591.
8-8-2Definitions1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2591.
8-8-3Requirements; incorporation by reference of federal standards1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2591.
8-8-4Compliance deadlines1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2591.
8-8-8.1Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Not Located in Clark, Floyd, Lake, and Porter Counties1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2591.
8-8.1-1Applicability1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2591.
8-8.1-2Definitions1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2591.
8-8.1-3Requirements; incorporation by reference of federal standards1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2591.
8-8.1-4Compliance deadlines1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2591.
8-8.1-5Alternative requirements1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2591.
Rule 9. Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels:
8-9-1Applicability1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2593.
8-9-2Exemptions1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2593.
8-9-3Definitions1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2593.
8-9-4Standards1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2593.
8-9-5Testing and procedures1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2593.
8-9-6Recordkeeping and reporting requirements1/18/19961/17/1997, 62 FR 2593.
Rule 10. Automobile Refinishing:
8-10-1Applicability8/13/199812/20/1999, 64 FR 71031.
8-10-2Definitions11/2/19956/13/1996, 61 FR 29965.
8-10-3Requirements5/23/199912/20/1999, 64 FR 71031.
8-10-4Means to limit volatile organic compound emissions11/2/19956/13/1996, 61 FR 29965.
8-10-5Work practice standards8/13/199812/20/1999, 64 FR 71031.
8-10-6Compliance procedures8/13/199812/20/1999, 64 FR 71031.
8-10-7Test procedures11/2/19956/13/1996, 61 FR 29965.
8-10-8Control system operation, maintenance, and monitoring (Repealed)11/2/19956/13/1996, 61 FR 29965.
8-10-9Recordkeeping and reporting8/13/199812/20/1999, 64 FR 71031.
Rule 11. Wood Furniture Coating:
8-11-1Applicability1/4/199610/30/1996, 61 FR 55889.
8-11-2Definitions1/4/199610/30/1996, 61 FR 55889.
8-11-3Emission limits1/4/199610/30/1996, 61 FR 55889.
8-11-4Work practice standards1/4/199610/30/1996, 61 FR 55889.
8-11-5Continuous compliance plan1/4/199610/30/1996, 61 FR 55889.
8-11-6Compliance procedures and monitoring requirements1/4/199610/30/1996, 61 FR 55889.
8-11-7Test procedures1/4/199610/30/1996, 61 FR 55889.
8-11-8Recordkeeping requirements1/4/199610/30/1996, 61 FR 55889.
8-11-9Reporting requirements1/4/199610/30/1996, 61 FR 55889.
8-11-10Provisions for sources electing to use emissions averaging1/4/199610/30/1996, 61 FR 55889.
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Rule 12. Shipbuilding or Ship Repair Operations in Clark, Floyd, Lake, and Porter Counties:
8-12-1Applicability5/1/19961/22/1997, 62 FR 3216.
8-12-2Exemptions7/15/20014/1/2003, 68 FR 15664.
8-12-3Definitions5/1/19961/22/1997, 62 FR 3216.
8-12-4Volatile organic compound emissions limiting requirements7/15/20014/1/2003, 68 FR 15664.
8-12-5Compliance requirements7/15/20014/1/2003, 68 FR 15664.
8-12-6Test methods and procedures7/15/20014/1/2003, 68 FR 15664.
8-12-7Recordkeeping, notification, and reporting requirements7/15/20014/1/2003, 68 FR 15664.
Rule 13. Sinter Plants:
8-13-1Applicability7/24/19987/5/2000, 65 FR 41350.
8-13-2Definitions7/24/19987/5/2000, 65 FR 41350.
8-13-3Emission limit7/24/19987/5/2000, 65 FR 41350.
8-13-4Compliance requirements7/24/19987/5/2000, 65 FR 41350.
8-13-5Test procedures7/24/19987/5/2000, 65 FR 41350.
8-13-6Control measure operation, maintenance, and monitoring7/24/19987/5/2000, 65 FR 41350.
8-13-7Recordkeeping and reporting7/24/19987/5/2000, 65 FR 41350.
8-13-8Continuous emissions monitoring7/24/19987/5/2000, 65 FR 41350.
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