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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the District of Columbia. This SIP revision consists of amendments to Chapters 1 and 7 of Title 20 (Environment) of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR) for the Control of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) to meet the requirement to adopt reasonably available control technology (RACT) for sources as recommended by the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) model rules and EPA's Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) standards. This SIP revision also includes negative declarations for various VOC source categories. EPA is approving the regulation changes and the negative declarations in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

DATES:

This final rule is effective on May 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID Number EPA-R03-OAR-2012-0965. All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the electronic docket, some information is not publicly available, i.e., confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy for public inspection during normal business hours at the Air Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the State submittal are available at the District of Columbia. Department of the Environment, Air Quality Division, 1200 1st Street NE., 5th floor, Washington, DC 20002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Gregory Becoat, (215) 814-2036, or by email at becoat.gregory@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Summary of SIP Revision

On February 11, 2013 (78 FR 9648), EPA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) for the District of Columbia. The NPR proposed approval of amendments to Chapters 1 and 7 of Title 20 (Environment) of the DCMR for the control of VOCs to meet the requirement to adopt RACT and negative declarations for various VOC source categories. The formal SIP revision was submitted by the District of Columbia on January 26, 2010, March 24, 2011, and March 15, 2012. The SIP revision amends the District's regulations to impose the VOC RACT requirements as recommended by OTC's model rules for consumer products, adhesives and sealants, architectural and industrial maintenance, portable fuel containers and spouts, and solvent cleaning and also include VOC RACT requirements consistent with EPA's CTGs for flexible packaging and printing, large appliance coatings, metal furniture coatings, and miscellaneous metal products and plastic parts coatings, lithographic and letterpress printing, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and industrial cleaning solvents. The SIP revision also consists of negative declarations for the following VOC source categories: Auto and Light-duty Truck Assembly Coatings; Fiberglass Boat Manufacturing Materials; Paper, Film and Foil Coatings; and Flatwood Paneling. EPA received no adverse comments on the NPR to approve the District of Columbia's SIP revision. A more complete explanation of the amendments and the rationale for EPA's proposed action is explained in the technical support document and the NPR in support of this final rulemaking and will not be restated here.

II. Final Action

EPA is approving the District of Columbia's SIP revisions adopting VOC RACT requirements for various source categories. EPA is also approving the District's negative declarations pursuant to section 182(b)(2)(A) of the CAA for those CTG categories where no sources are located in the District.

III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

A. General Requirements

Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Start Printed Page 24993CAA 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 affect 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.

B. Submission to Congress and the Comptroller General

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).

C. Petitions for Judicial Review

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 June 28, 2013. 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 approving the District's amendments to regulations for the control of VOCs and negative declarations for various VOC source categories 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

  • Environmental protection
  • Air pollution control
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Ozone
  • Volatile organic compounds
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Dated: April 16, 2013.

W.C. Early,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.

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40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows:

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PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS

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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 J—District of Columbia

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2. In § 52.470,

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a. The table in paragraph (c) is amended by:

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i. Revising the entry for Section 100.

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ii. Revising the entry for Section 199.

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iii. Revising the entry for Section 700.

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iv. Removing the entries for Sections 707 and 708.

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v. Revising the entry for Section 710.

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vi. Adding an entry for Section 714 in numerical order.

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vii. Revising the entries for Sections 715, 716, and 719 through 737.

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viii. Removing the entries for Sections 738, 739, 740, 741, and 742.

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ix. Revising the entries for Sections 743 through 749.

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x. Removing the entry for Section 750.

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xi. Revising the entries for Sections 751 through 754.

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xii. Adding entries for Sections 755 through 758, 763 through 771, and 773 through 778 in numerical order.

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xiii. Revising the entry for Section 799.

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b. The table in paragraph (e) is amended by revising the entry for Negative Declarations—VOC Source Categories.

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The added and revised text reads as follows:

Identification of plan.
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EPA-Approved District of Columbia Regulations

State citationTitle/subjectState effective dateEPA approval dateAdditional explanation
District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR), Title 20—Environment
Chapter 1 General
Section 100Purpose, Scope and Construction12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Paragraph 100.4 is revised.
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Section 199Definitions and Abbreviations12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Removes the following definitions and terms: “Control technique guideline,” “Cylinder-wipe,” “Gravure,” “Heatset,” “Inking cylinder,” “Intaglio,” “Letterpress,” “Letterset,” “Offset printing process,” “Paper-wipe,” “Photochemically reactive solvent,” “Plate,” “Printing,” “Printing operation,” “Printing unit,” “Water-based solvent,” and “Wipe cleaning.” Repeals “Volatile organic compounds” and replaced it with a new definition for VOCs.
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Chapter 7 Volatile Organic Compounds
Section 700Miscellaneous Volatile Organic Compounds12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title changed.
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Section 710Intaglio, Flexographic, and Rotogravure Printing12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]
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Section 714Control Techniques Guidelines12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 715Major Source and Case-By-Case Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT)12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 716Offset Lithography and Letterpress Printing12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
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Section 719Consumer Products—General Requirements12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]
Section 720Consumer Products—VOC Standards12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]
Section 721Consumer Products—Exemptions from VOC Standards12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]
Section 722Consumer Products—Registered Under FIFRA12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]
Section 723Consumer Products—Products Requiring Dilution12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]
Section 724Consumer Products—Ozone Depleting Compounds12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]
Section 725Consumer Products—Aerosol Adhesives12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]
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Section 726Consumer Products—Antiperspirants Or Deodorants12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]
Section 727Consumer Products—Contact Adhesives, Electronic Cleaners, Footwear And Leather Care Products, And General Purpose Degreasers12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 728Consumer Products—Adhesive Removers, Electrical Cleaners, And Graffiti Removers12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 729Consumer Products—Solid Air Fresheners And Toilet/Urinal Care Products12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 730Consumer Products—Charcoal Lighter Materials12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 731Consumer Products—Floor Wax Strippers12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 732Consumer Products—Labeling Of Contents12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 733Consumer Products—Reporting Requirements12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 734Consumer Products—Test Methods12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 735Consumer Products—Alternative Control Plans12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 736Consumer Products—Innovative Products Exemption12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 737Consumer Products—Variance Requests12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 743Adhesives and Sealants—General Requirements12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 744Adhesives and Sealants—VOC Standards12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 745Adhesives and Sealants—Exemptions and Exceptions12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 746Adhesives and Sealants—Administrative Requirements12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 747Adhesives and Sealants—Compliance Procedures and Test Methods12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 748Adhesives and Sealants—Container Labeling12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 749Adhesives and Sealants—Application Methods12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 751Portable Fuel Containers and Spouts—General Requirements12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 752Portable Fuel Containers and Spouts—Performance Standards and Test Procedures12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 753Portable Fuel Containers and Spouts—Exemptions12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
Section 754Portable Fuel Containers and Spouts—Labeling Requirements12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Title Changed.
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Section 755Portable Fuel Containers and Spouts—Certification and Compliance Test Procedures12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 756Portable Fuel Containers and Spouts—Enforcement12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 757Portable Fuel Containers and Spouts—Innovative Product Exemption12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 758Portable Fuel Containers and Spouts—Variance12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 763Solvent Cleaning—General Requirements12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 764Solvent Cleaning—Cold Cleaning12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 765Solvent Cleaning—Batch Vapor Cleaning12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 766Solvent Cleaning—In-Line Vapor Cleaning12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 767Solvent Cleaning—Airless and Air-Tight Cleaning12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 768Solvent Cleaning—Alternative Compliance12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 769Solvent Cleaning—Recordkeeping and Monitoring12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 770Miscellaneous Industrial Solvent Cleaning Operations12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 771Miscellaneous Cleaning and VOC Materials Handling Standards12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 773Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coating—General Requirements12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 774Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coating—Standards12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 775Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coating—Exemptions12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 776Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coating—Labeling Requirements12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 777Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coating—Reporting Requirements12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 778Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coating—Testing Requirements12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Section Added.
Section 799Definitions12/30/114/29/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]Revised to update the definitions, terms, and the section title.
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Name of non-regulatory SIP revisionApplicable geographic areaState submittal dateEPA approval dateAdditional explanation
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Negative Declarations—VOC Source CategoriesMetropolitan Washington ozone nonattainment area4/8/93, 9/4/9710/27/99, 64 FR 5777752.478(a), 52.478(b).
Negative Declarations—VOC Source CategoriesMetropolitan Washington ozone nonattainment area1/26/10, 3/24/114/29/13 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins and date]52.478(c).
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3. Section 52.478 is amended by adding paragraph (c) to read as follows:

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Rules and regulations.
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(c) On March 24, 2011, the District of Columbia submitted a letter to EPA declaring that there are no sources located in the District which belong to the following VOC categories:

(1) Auto and Light-duty Truck Assembly Coatings;

(2) Fiberglass Boat Manufacturing Materials;

(3) Paper, Film and Foil Coatings;

(4) Flatwood Paneling.

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