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New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Direct final rule; delegation of authority.

SUMMARY:

The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (ABCAQCB) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority for implementation and enforcement of New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) for all sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources). The delegation of authority under this action applies only to sources located in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, and does not extend to sources located in Indian Country. EPA is providing notice that it is updating the delegation of certain NSPS to ABCAQCB, and taking direct final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs to ABCAQCB.

DATES:

This rule is effective on April 20, 2015 without further notice, unless EPA receives relevant adverse comment by March 23, 2015. If EPA receives such comment, EPA will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public that the updated NESHAPs delegation will not take effect; however, the NSPS delegation will not be affected by such action.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R06-OAR-2007-1205, by one of the following methods:

  • www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions.
  • Email: Mr. Rick Barrett at barrett.richard @epa.gov. Please also send a copy by email to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.
  • Mail or delivery: Mr. Rick Barrett, Air Permits Section (6PD-R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.

Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket No. EPA-R06-OAR-2007-1205. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public Start Printed Page 8800docket 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 through http://www.regulations.gov or email, if you believe that it is CBI or otherwise protected from disclosure. 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 email comment directly to EPA without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your email 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 along with any disk or CD-ROM submitted. 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 and any form of encryption and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/​epahome/​dockets.htm.

Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas. 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 at either location (e.g., CBI).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Rick Barrett, (214) 665-7227, barrett.richard@epa.gov. To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment with Mr. Barrett or Mr. Bill Deese at (214) 665-7253.

Table of Contents

I. What does this action do?

II. What is the authority for delegation?

III. What criteria must ABCAQCB's programs meet to be approved?

IV. How did ABCAQCB Meet the approval criteria?

V. What is being delegated?

VI. What is not being delegated?

VII. How will applicability determinations be made?

VIII. What authority does EPA have?

IX. What information must ABCAQCB provide to EPA?

X. What is EPA's oversight role?

XI. Should sources submit notices to EPA or ABCAQCB?

XII. How will unchanged authorities be delegated to ABCAQCB in the future?

XIII. Final Action

XIV. 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 ABCAQCB. EPA is also taking direct final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs to ABCAQCB. With this delegation, ABCAQCB has the primary responsibility to implement and enforce the delegated standards.

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. In addition, a state may authorize a local agency to carry out a plan (program) within the local agency's jurisdiction under certain conditions. See 40 CFR 60.26(e). 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 an adequate regulatory program 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 ABCAQCB's programs meet to be approved?

In order to receive delegation of NSPS a state must develop and submit to the EPA a procedure for implementing and enforcing the NSPS in the state, or in the local agency's jurisdiction as discussed above, and their regulations and resources must be adequate for the implementation and enforcement of the NSPS. EPA initially approved the ABCAQCB program for the delegation of NSPS on December 20, 1989 (54 FR 52031). EPA reviewed the rules and regulations of the ABCAQCB and determined the ABCAQCB's procedures, regulations and resources adequate for the implementation and enforcement of the Federal standards. The NSPS delegation was most recently updated on December 9, 2005 (70 FR 73138). This action notifies the public that EPA is updating ABCAQCB's delegation to implement and enforce certain additional NSPS.

As to the NESHAP standards in 40 CFR parts 61 and 63, section 112(l)(5) of the CAA enables EPA to approve state air toxics programs or rules to operate in place of the Federal air toxics program or rules. 40 CFR part 63, subpart E governs EPA's approval of State programs or rules under section 112(l).

EPA will approve the State's submittal of a program for implementation and enforcement of the NESHAPs if we find that:

(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), a State must demonstrate that it meets the approval criteria of 40 CFR 63.91(d). 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 (sources required to obtain Title V operating permits pursuant to the Clean Air Act).

IV. How did ABCAQCB meet the approval criteria?

As to the NSPS standards in 40 CFR part 60, ABCAQCB adopted the Federal standards via incorporation by reference. The ABCAQCB regulations are, therefore, at least as stringent as EPA's rules. See 40 CFR 60.10(a). Also, in the EPA initial approval of NSPS delegation, we determined that ABCAQCB developed procedures for implementing and enforcing the NSPS in Bernalillo County, and that ABCAQCB's regulations and resources are adequate for the implementation and enforcement of the Federal standards. See 54 FR 52031 (December 20, 1989).

As to the NESHAP standards in 40 CFR parts 61 and 63, as part of its Title V submission ABCAQCB stated that it intended to use the mechanism of incorporation by reference to adopt unchanged Federal section 112 standards into its regulations. This commitment applied to both existing and future standards as they applied to part 70 sources. EPA's final interim approval of ABCAQCB's Title V operating permits program delegated the authority to implement certain NESHAPs on March 10, 1995 (60 FR Start Printed Page 880113046). On November 26, 1996, EPA promulgated final full approval of the ABCAQCB's operating permits program. (61 FR 60032). These interim and final title V program approvals satisfy the upfront approval criteria of 40 CFR 63.91(d). Under 40 CFR 63.91(d)(2), once a state has satisfied the up-front approval criteria, it needs only to reference the previous demonstration and reaffirm that it still meets the criteria for any subsequent submittals for delegation of the section 112 standards. ABCAQCB has affirmed that it still meets the up-front approval criteria.

V. What is being delegated?

By letter dated December 14, 2006, EPA received a request from ABCAQCB to update their NSPS delegation and NESHAPs delegation. With certain exceptions noted in section VI below, ABCAQCB's request included NSPS in 40 CFR part 60, and NESHAPs in 40 CFR parts 61 and 63, as amended between July 2, 2004 and October 28, 2006.

By letter dated January 16, 2009, EPA received a second request from ABCAQCB to update their NSPS delegation and NESHAPs delegation. With certain exceptions noted in section VI below, ABCAQCB's request included NSPS in 40 CFR part 60, and NESHAPs in 40 CFR parts 61 and 63, as amended between October 29, 2006 and August 1, 2008.

By letter dated November 18, 2011, EPA received a third request from ABCAQCB to update their NSPS delegation and NESHAPs delegation. With certain exceptions noted in section VI below, ABCAQCB's request included NSPS in 40 CFR part 60, and NESHAPs in 40 CFR parts 61 and 63, as amended between August 2, 2008, and August 29, 2011.

By letter dated January 15, 2014, EPA received a fourth request from ABCAQCB to update ABCAQCB's NSPS delegation and NESHAPs delegation. With certain exceptions noted in section VI below, ABCAQCB's request included NSPS in 40 CFR part 60, and NESHAPs in 40 CFR parts 61 and 63, as amended between August 30, 2011, and September 13, 2013.

VI. 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 for the ABCAQCB 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 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 or local authority 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. Also, some Part 63 standards have certain provisions that cannot be delegated to the States. Therefore, any Part 63 standard that EPA is delegating to ABCAQCB 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 Federal 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.

In addition, this delegation to ABCAQCB 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 ABCAQCB has not submitted information to demonstrate authority over sources and activities located within the exterior boundaries of Indian reservations and other areas in Indian country.

VII. How will applicability determinations be made?

In approving the NSPS delegation, ABCAQCB will obtain concurrence from EPA on any matter involving the interpretation of section 111 of the CAA or 40 CFR part 60 to the extent that application, implementation, administration, or enforcement of these provisions have not been covered by prior EPA determinations or guidance. See 54 FR 52031 (December 20, 1989).

In approving the NESHAPs delegation, ABCAQCB will obtain concurrence from EPA on any matter involving the interpretation of section 112 of the CAA or 40 CFR parts 61 and 63 to the extent that application, implementation, administration, or enforcement of these provisions have not been covered by prior EPA determinations or guidance.

VIII. What authority does EPA have?

We retain the right, as provided by CAA section 111(c)(2), to enforce any applicable emission standard or requirement under section 111.

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 ABCAQCB some of these authorities, and retaining others, as explained in sections V and VI above. In addition, EPA may review and disapprove determinations by State and local authorities and subsequently require corrections. (See 40 CFR 63.91(g) and 65 FR 55810, 55823, 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 Start Printed Page 8802provisions of the standard. Also, listed in the footnotes of the part 63 delegation table at the end of this rule are the authorities that cannot be delegated to any State or local agency which we therefore retain.

Finally, we retain the authorities stated in the initial notice of delegation of authority. See 54 FR 52031 (December 20, 1989).

IX. What information must ABCAQCB provide to EPA?

Under 40 CFR 60.4(b), all notifications under NSPS must be sent to both EPA and to ABCAQCB. Please send notifications and reports to Chief, Air/Toxics Inspection and Coordination Branch at the EPA Region 6 office.

ABCAQCB must provide any additional compliance related information to 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, ABCAQCB must submit to EPA Region 6, on a semi-annual basis, copies of determinations issued under these authorities. For 40 CFR parts 61 and 63 standards, these determinations include: Section 63.1, Applicability Determinations; Section 63.6(e), Operation and Maintenance Requirements—Responsibility for Determining Compliance; Section 63.6(f), Compliance with Non-Opacity Standards—Responsibility for Determining Compliance; Section 63.6(h), Compliance with Opacity and Visible Emissions Standards—Responsibility for Determining Compliance; Sections 63.7(c)(2)(i) and (d), Approval of Site-Specific Test Plans; Section 63.7(e)(2)(i), Approval of Minor Alternatives to Test Methods; Section 63.7(e)(2)(ii) and (f), Approval of Intermediate Alternatives to Test Methods; Section 63.7(e)(iii), Approval of Shorter Sampling Times and Volumes When Necessitated by Process Variables or Other Factors; Sections 63.7(e)(2)(iv), (h)(2), and (h)(3), Waiver of Performance Testing; Sections 63.8(c)(1) and (e)(1), Approval of Site-Specific Performance Evaluation (Monitoring) Test Plans; Section 63.8(f), Approval of Minor Alternatives to Monitoring; Section 63.8(f), Approval of Intermediate Alternatives to Monitoring; Section 63.9 and 63.10, Approval of Adjustments to Time Periods for Submitting Reports; Section 63.10(f), Approval of Minor Alternatives to Recordkeeping and Reporting; Section 63.7(a)(4), Extension of Performance Test Deadline.

X. What is EPA's oversight role?

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

XI. Should sources submit notices to EPA or ABCAQCB?

All of the information required pursuant to the Federal NSPS and NESHAPs (40 CFR parts 60, 61 and 63) should be submitted by sources located inside the boundaries of Bernalillo County and areas outside of Indian country, directly to the ABCAQCB at the following address: City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103. The ABCAQCB is the primary point of contact with respect to delegated NSPS and 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 ABCAQCB, in accordance with 40 CFR 63.9(a)(4)(ii) and 63.10(a)(4)(ii). Also, see 51 FR 20648 (June 6, 1986). For those standards that are not delegated, sources must continue to submit all appropriate information to EPA.

XII. How will unchanged authorities be delegated to ABCAQCB in the future?

In the future, ABCAQCB will only need to send a letter of request to update their delegation to EPA, Region 6, for those NSPS which they have adopted by reference. EPA will amend the relevant portions of the Code of Federal Regulations showing which NSPS standards have been delegated to ABCAQCB. Also, in the future, ABCAQCB will only need to send a letter of request for approval to EPA, Region 6, for those NESHAPs regulations that ABCAQCB has adopted by reference. The letter must reference the previous up-front approval 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 ABCAQCB.

XIII. Final Action

The public was provided the opportunity to comment on the proposed interim approval (60 FR 2570) and direct final interim approval (60 FR 2527) of ABCAQCB's Title V operating permit program, and mechanism for delegation of section 112 standards as they apply to part 70 sources, on January 10, 1995. On March 10, 1995, EPA published an informational notice in the Federal Register informing the public that the direct final interim approval would remain final. (60 FR 13046). In today's action, the public is given the opportunity to comment on the approval of ABCAQCB'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 into ABCAQCB's 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 NESHAPs delegation of authority described in this action if adverse comments are received. This action will be effective April 20, 2015 without further notice unless the Agency receives relevant adverse comments by March 23, 2015.

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 with respect to the updated NESHAPs delegation. 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.Start Printed Page 8803

XIV. 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).

In addition, this rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the delegation is not approved to apply in Indian country located in the State, and the EPA notes that it will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law. 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 April 20, 2015. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this rule for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or action. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2)).

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List of Subjects

40 CFR Part 60

  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Air pollution control
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements

40 CFR Part 61

  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Air pollution control
  • Arsenic
  • Benzene
  • Beryllium
  • Hazardous substances
  • Mercury
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Vinyl chloride

40 CFR Part 63

  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Air pollution control
  • Hazardous substances
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
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Dated: January 28, 2015.

Samuel Coleman,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.

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For the reasons stated in the preamble, 40 CFR parts 60, 61, and 63 are amended as follows:

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PART 60—STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES

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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 paragraph (e)(3) to read as follows:

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(3) Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board. The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board 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 September 13, 2013.

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PART 61—NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS

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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 (c)(6)(vi) to read as follows:

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(vi) Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico. The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (ABCAQCB) has been delegated the following part 61 standards promulgated by EPA, as amended in the Federal Register through September 13, 2013. The (X) symbol is used to indicate each subpart that has been delegated.Start Printed Page 8804

Delegation Status for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (Part 61 Standards) for Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board

[Excluding Indian Country] 1

SubpartSource categoryABCAQCB
AGeneral ProvisionsX
BRadon Emissions From Underground Uranium Mines
CBerylliumX
DBeryllium Rocket Motor FiringX
EMercuryX
FVinyl ChlorideX
G(Reserved)
HEmissions of Radionuclides Other Than Radon From Department of Energy Facilities
IRadionuclide Emissions From Federal Facilities Other Than Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensees and Not Covered by Subpart H
JEquipment Leaks (Fugitive Emission Sources) of BenzeneX
KRadionuclide Emissions From Elemental Phosphorus Plants
LBenzene Emissions From Coke By-Product Recovery PlantsX
MAsbestosX
NInorganic Arsenic Emissions From Glass Manufacturing PlantsX
OInorganic Arsenic Emissions From Primary Copper SmeltersX
PInorganic Arsenic Emissions From Arsenic Trioxide and Metallic Arsenic Production FacilitiesX
QRadon Emissions From Department of Energy Facilities
RRadon Emissions From Phosphogypsum Stacks
S(Reserved)
TRadon Emissions From the Disposal of Uranium Mill Tailings
U(Reserved)
VEquipment Leaks (Fugitives Emission Sources)X
WRadon Emissions From Operating Mill Tailings
X(Reserved)
YBenzene Emissions From Benzene Storage VesselsX
Z-AA(Reserved)
BBBenzene Emissions From Benzene Transfer OperationsX
CC-EE(Reserved)
FFBenzene Waste OperationsX
1 Program delegated to Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (ABCAQCB).
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PART 63—NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES

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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)(32)(i) to read as follows:

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Delegated Federal authorities.

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(i) The following table lists the specific part 63 standards that have been delegated unchanged to state and local air pollution agencies in New Mexico. 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. These include certain General Provisions authorities and specific parts of some standards. Any amendments made to these rules after September 13, 2013, are not delegated.

Delegation Status for Part 63 Standards—State of New Mexico

[Excluding Indian Country]

SubpartSource categoryNMED 1 2ABCAQCB 1 3
AGeneral ProvisionsXX
DEarly ReductionsXX
FHazardous Organic NESHAP (HON)—Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI)XX
GHON—SOCMI Process Vents, Storage Vessels, Transfer Operations and WastewaterXX
HHON—Equipment LeaksXX
IHON—Certain Processes Negotiated Equipment Leak RegulationXX
JPolyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production(4)(4)
K(Reserved)
LCoke Oven BatteriesXX
MPerchloroethylene Dry CleaningXX
NChromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing TanksXX
OEthylene Oxide SterilizersXX
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P(Reserved)
QIndustrial Process Cooling TowersXX
RGasoline DistributionXX
SPulp and Paper IndustryXX
THalogenated Solvent CleaningXX
UGroup I Polymers and ResinsXX
V(Reserved)
WEpoxy Resins Production and Non-Nylon Polyamides ProductionXX
XSecondary Lead SmeltingXX
YMarine Tank Vessel LoadingXX
Z(Reserved)
AAPhosphoric Acid Manufacturing PlantsXX
BBPhosphate Fertilizers Production PlantsXX
CCPetroleum RefineriesXX
DDOff-Site Waste and Recovery OperationsXX
EEMagnetic Tape ManufacturingXX
FF(Reserved)
GGAerospace Manufacturing and Rework FacilitiesXX
HHOil and Natural Gas Production FacilitiesXX
IIShipbuilding and Ship Repair FacilitiesXX
JJWood Furniture Manufacturing OperationsXX
KKPrinting and Publishing IndustryXX
LLPrimary Aluminum Reduction PlantsXX
MMChemical Recovery Combustion Sources at Kraft, Soda, Sulfide, and Stand-Alone Semichemical Pulp MillsXX
NN(Reserved)
OOTanks-Level 1XX
PPContainersXX
QQSurface ImpoundmentsXX
RRIndividual Drain SystemsXX
SSClosed Vent Systems, Control Devices, Recovery Devices and Routing to a Fuel Gas System or a ProcessXX
TTEquipment Leaks—Control Level 1XX
UUEquipment Leaks—Control Level 2 StandardsXX
VVOil—Water Separators and Organic—Water SeparatorsXX
WWStorage Vessels (Tanks)—Control Level 2XX
XXEthylene Manufacturing Process Units Heat Exchange Systems and Waste OperationsXX
YYGeneric Maximum Achievable Control Technology StandardsXX
ZZ-BBB(Reserved)
CCCSteel Pickling—HCI Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid RegenerationXX
DDDMineral Wool ProductionXX
EEEHazardous Waste CombustorsXX
FFF(Reserved)
GGGPharmaceuticals ProductionXX
HHHNatural Gas Transmission and Storage FacilitiesXX
IIIFlexible Polyurethane Foam ProductionXX
JJJGroup IV Polymers and ResinsXX
KKK(Reserved)
LLLPortland Cement ManufacturingXX
MMMPesticide Active Ingredient ProductionXX
NNNWool Fiberglass ManufacturingXX
OOOAmino/Phenolic ResinsXX
PPPPolyether Polyols ProductionXX
QQQPrimary Copper SmeltingXX
RRRSecondary Aluminum ProductionXX
SSS(Reserved)
TTTPrimary Lead SmeltingXX
UUUPetroleum Refineries—Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic Reforming Units and Sulfur Recovery PlantsXX
VVVPublicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW)XX
WWW(Reserved)
XXXFerroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and SilicomanganeseXX
AAAAMunicipal Solid Waste LandfillsXX
CCCCNutritional Yeast ManufacturingXX
DDDDPlywood and Composite Wood Products5 X5 X
EEEEOrganic Liquids DistributionXX
FFFFMisc. Organic Chemical Production and Processes (MON)XX
GGGGSolvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil ProductionXX
HHHHWet Formed Fiberglass Mat ProductionXX
IIIIAuto & Light Duty Truck (Surface Coating)XX
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JJJJPaper and other Web (Surface Coating)XX
KKKKMetal Can (Surface Coating)XX
MMMMMisc. Metal Parts and Products (Surface Coating)XX
NNNNSurface Coating of Large AppliancesXX
OOOOFabric Printing Coating and DyeingXX
PPPPPlastic Parts (Surface Coating)XX
QQQQSurface Coating of Wood Building ProductsXX
RRRRSurface Coating of Metal FurnitureXX
SSSSSurface Coating for Metal CoilXX
TTTTLeather Finishing OperationsXX
UUUUCellulose Production ManufactureXX
VVVVBoat ManufacturingXX
WWWWReinforced Plastic Composites ProductionXX
XXXXRubber Tire ManufacturingXX
YYYYCombustion TurbinesXX
ZZZZReciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE)XX
AAAAALime Manufacturing PlantsXX
BBBBBSemiconductor ManufacturingXX
CCCCCCoke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching and Battery StacksXX
DDDDDIndustrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters6 X6 X
EEEEEIron and Steel FoundriesXX
FFFFFIntegrated Iron and SteelXX
GGGGGSite RemediationXX
HHHHHMiscellaneous Coating ManufacturingXX
IIIIIMercury Cell Chlor-Alkali PlantsXX
JJJJJBrick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing(7)(7)
KKKKKClay Ceramics Manufacturing(7)(7)
LLLLLAsphalt Roofing and ProcessingXX
MMMMMFlexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication OperationXX
NNNNNHydrochloric Acid Production, Fumed Silica ProductionXX
OOOOO(Reserved)
PPPPPEngine Test FacilitiesXX
QQQQQFriction Products ManufacturingXX
RRRRRTaconite Iron Ore ProcessingXX
SSSSSRefractory Products ManufactureXX
TTTTTPrimary Magnesium RefiningXX
UUUUUCoal and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units8 X8 X
VVVVV(Reserved)
WWWWWHospital Ethylene Oxide SterilizersXX
XXXXX(Reserved)
YYYYYElectric Arc Furnace Steelmaking Area SourcesXX
ZZZZZIron and Steel Foundries Area SourcesXX
AAAAAA(Reserved)
BBBBBBGasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, and Pipeline FacilitiesXX
CCCCCCGasoline Dispensing FacilitiesXX
DDDDDDPolyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production Area SourcesXX
EEEEEEPrimary Copper Smelting Area SourcesXX
FFFFFFSecondary Copper Smelting Area SourcesXX
GGGGGGPrimary Nonferrous Metals Area Source: Zinc, Cadmium, and BerylliumXX
HHHHHHPaint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area SourcesXX
IIIIII(Reserved)
JJJJJJIndustrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Area SourcesXX
KKKKKK(Reserved)
LLLLLLAcrylic and Modacrylic Fibers Production Area SourcesXX
MMMMMMCarbon Black Production Area SourcesXX
NNNNNNChemical Manufacturing Area Sources: Chromium CompoundsXX
OOOOOOFlexible Polyurethane Foam Production and Fabrication Area SourcesXX
PPPPPPLead Acid Battery Manufacturing Area SourcesXX
QQQQQQWood Preserving Area SourcesXX
RRRRRRClay Ceramics Manufacturing Area SourcesXX
SSSSSSGlass Manufacturing Area SourcesXX
TTTTTTSecondary Nonferrous Metals Processing Area SourcesXX
UUUUUU(Reserved)
VVVVVVChemical Manufacturing Area SourcesXX
WWWWWWPlating and Polishing Operations Area SourcesXX
XXXXXXMetal Fabrication and Finishing Area SourcesXX
YYYYYYFerroalloys Production Facilities Area SourcesXX
ZZZZZZAluminum, Copper, and Other Nonferrous Foundries Area SourcesXX
AAAAAAAAsphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing Area SourcesXX
BBBBBBBChemical Preparation Industry Area SourcesXX
CCCCCCCPaints and Allied Products Manufacturing Area SourcesXX
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DDDDDDDPrepared Feeds Areas SourcesXX
EEEEEEEGold Mine Ore Processing and Production Area SourcesXX
FFFFFFF-GGGGGGG(Reserved)
HHHHHHHPolyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production Major SourcesXX
1 Authorities which may not be delegated include: § 63.6(g), Approval of Alternative Non-Opacity Emission 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; § 63.10(f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Recordkeeping and Reporting; and all authorities identified in the subparts (e.g., under “Delegation of Authority”) that cannot be delegated.
2 Program delegated to New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) for standards promulgated by EPA, as amended in the Federal Register through August 29, 2013.
3 Program delegated to Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (ABCAQCB) for standards promulgated by EPA, as amended in the Federal Register through September 13, 2013.
4 The NMED was previously delegated this subpart on February 9, 2004 (68 FR 69036). The ABCAQCB has adopted the subpart unchanged and applied for delegation of the standard. The subpart was vacated and remanded to EPA by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. See, Mossville Environmental Action Network v. EPA, 370 F. 3d 1232 (D.C. Cir. 2004). Because of the DC Court's holding this subpart is not delegated to NMED or ABCAQCB at this time.
5 This subpart was issued a partial vacatur on October 29, 2007 (72 FR 61060) by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
6 Final rule. See 78 FR 7138 (January 31, 2013).
7 This subpart was vacated and remanded to EPA by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on March 13, 2007. See, Sierra Club v. EPA, 479 F. 3d 875 (D.C. Cir. 2007). Because of the DC Court's holding this subpart is not delegated to NMED or ABCAQCB at this time.
8 Initial Final Rule on February 16, 2012 (77 FR 9304). Final on reconsideration of certain new source issues on April 24, 2013 (78 FR 24073). Portions of this subpart are in proposed reconsideration pending final action on June 25, 2013 (78 FR 38001).
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