Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) of the Department of Natural Resources, via a letter dated July 31, 2018. Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve typographical changes to Georgia's SIP-approved regulations regarding its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) state trading programs. This action is being proposed pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations.
Comments must be received on or before November 14, 2019.
Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. at EPA-R04-OAR-2019-0462 at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, Start Printed Page 55108information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Steven Scofield, Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air and Radiation Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. The telephone number is (404) 562-9034. Mr. Scofield can also be reached via electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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GA EPD submitted a SIP revision through a letter dated July 31, 2018,
to EPA for review and approval that revises Georgia's SIP-approved rules regarding its CSAPR 
state trading programs at Rule 391-3-1-.02(12)—“Cross State Air Pollution Rule NOXAnnual Trading Program,” Rule 391-3-1-.02(13)—“Cross State Air Pollution Rule SO2Annual Trading Program,” and Rule 391-3-1-.02(14)—“Cross State Air Pollution Rule NOXOzone Season Trading Program.”
II. Analysis of State's Submittal
Georgia's submittal makes several typographical edits to Rule 391-3-1-.02(12)—“Cross State Air Pollution Rule NOX Annual Trading Program,” Rule 391-3-1-.02(13)—“Cross State Air Pollution Rule SO2 Annual Trading Program,” and Rule 391-3-1-.02(14)—“Cross State Air Pollution Rule NOX Ozone Season Trading Program.” Specifically, the revision to subparagraph 391-3-1-.02(12)(a) changes the brackets around the Federal Register reference and date to parentheses; the revision to subparagraph 391-3-1-.02(13)(a) changes the brackets around the Federal Register reference and date to parentheses, and changes the reference to “40 CFR part 97.402” to the correct reference of “40 CFR part 97.702;” and the revision to subparagraph 391-3-1-.02(14)(a) changes the brackets around the Federal Register reference and date to parentheses, and changes the reference to “40 CFR part 97.402” to the correct reference of “40 CFR part 97.502.”
III. Incorporation by Reference
In this document, EPA is proposing to include in a final EPA rule regulatory text that includes incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 51.5, EPA is proposing to incorporate by reference Georgia Rule 391-3-1-.02(12)—“Cross State Air Pollution Rule NOXAnnual Trading Program,” Rule 391-3-1-.02(13)—“Cross State Air Pollution Rule SO2 Annual Trading Program,” and Rule 391-3-1-.02(14)—“Cross State Air Pollution Rule NOXOzone Season Trading Program,” state effective July 23, 2018. EPA has made, and will continue to make, these materials generally available through www.regulations.gov and at the EPA Region 4 office (please contact the person identified in the “For Further Information Contact” section of this preamble for more information).
IV. Proposed Action
EPA is proposing to approve the aforementioned changes to Georgia's SIP at Rule 391-3-1-.02(12)—“Cross State Air Pollution Rule NOXAnnual Trading Program,” Rule 391-3-1-.02(13)—“Cross State Air Pollution Rule SO2Annual Trading Program,” and Rule 391-3-1-.02(14)—“Cross State Air Pollution Rule NOXOzone Season Trading Program.” These changes are consistent with the CAA.
V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews
Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and applicable Federal regulations. See 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. This action merely proposes to approve state law as meeting Federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this proposed action:
- Is not a significant regulatory action subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Orders 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011);
- Is not an Executive Order 13771 (82 FR 9339, February 2, 2017) regulatory action because SIP approvals are exempted under Executive Order 12866;
- 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).
The SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, the rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), nor will it impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law.
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- Environmental protection
- Air pollution control
- Incorporation by reference
- Intergovernmental relations
- Nitrogen dioxide
- Particulate matter
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
- Sulfur oxides
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Dated: September 25, 2019.
Mary S. Walker,
Regional Administrator, Region 4.
[FR Doc. 2019-22326 Filed 10-11-19; 8:45 am]
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