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Air Plan Approval: Lane County, Oregon; 2019 Permitting Rule Revisions

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Oregon State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on June 13, 2019. The revisions, applicable in Lane County, Oregon, update regulations contained in the SIP to make minor syntax and renumbering changes, add a reference to the electronic public notice option, and update citations to reference materials such as the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the most recent Oregon Source Sampling Manual. The EPA reviewed the submitted revisions and determined they are consistent with Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements.

DATES:

This final rule is effective December 2, 2019.

ADDRESSES:

The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA-R10-OAR-2019-0426. All documents in the docket are listed on the https://www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., Confidential Business Information or other information the disclosure of which 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 at https://www.regulations.gov, or please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for additional availability information.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jeff Hunt, EPA Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 155, Seattle, WA 98101, at (206) 553-0256, or hunt.jeff@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Throughout this document, wherever “we,” “us,” or “our” is used, it means the EPA.

I. Background

On June 13, 2019, Oregon submitted revised Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) regulations to the EPA for approval into the Oregon SIP. On August 14, 2019, the EPA proposed to approve the submitted changes (84 FR 40349). The reasons for our proposed approval were stated in the proposed rule and will not be re-stated here. The public comment period for our proposed action ended on September 13, 2019. We received no comments.

II. Final Action

The EPA is approving, and incorporating by reference, the submitted changes to the following regulations, State effective May 17, 2019:

  • Title 12 General Provisions and Definitions (005, 020, 025);
  • Title 31 Public Participation (0020, 0030, 0040, 0050); and
  • Title 37 Air Contaminant Discharge Permits (0010, 0020, 0030, 0040, 0090, 8020).

These changes are approved only to the extent the requirements apply to (1) pollutants for which National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) have been established (criteria pollutants) and precursors to those criteria pollutants as determined by the EPA for the applicable geographic area; and (2) any additional pollutants that are required to be regulated under Part C of Title I of the CAA, but only for the purposes of meeting or avoiding the requirements of Part C of Title I of the CAA.

The EPA is also approving, but not incorporating by reference, the submitted changes to the following regulations, State effective May 17, 2019:

  • Title 15 Enforcement Procedure and Civil Penalties (005, 018, 020, 025, 030, 045, 055, 060), only to the extent the rules relate to enforcement of the requirements contained in the Oregon SIP.

III. Incorporation by Reference

In this rule, the EPA is finalizing regulatory text that includes incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 51.5, we are finalizing the incorporation by reference as described in the amendments to 40 CFR part 52 set forth below. The EPA has made, and will continue to make, these materials generally available through https://www.regulations.gov and at the EPA Region 10 Office (please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this preamble for more information). Therefore, these materials have been approved by the EPA for inclusion in the SIP, have been incorporated by reference by the EPA into that plan, are fully federally-enforceable under sections 110 and 113 of the CAA as of the effective date of the final rulemaking of the EPA's approval, and will be incorporated by reference in the next update to the SIP compilation.

IV. Oregon Notice Provision

Oregon Revised Statute 468.126 prohibits the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality from imposing a penalty for violation of an air, water or solid waste permit unless the source has been provided five days' advanced written notice of the violation and has not come into compliance or submitted a compliance schedule within that five-day period. By its terms, the statute does not apply to Oregon's title V program or to any program if application of the notice provision would disqualify the program from Federal delegation. Oregon has previously confirmed that, because application of the notice provision would preclude EPA approval of the Oregon SIP, no advance notice is required for violation of SIP requirements.

V. Statutory and Executive Order Review

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, the 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 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 it does not address technical standards; and
  • Does not provide the 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 the 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 and it will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000).

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. The 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 Start Printed Page 58329“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 30, 2019. 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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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

  • Environmental protection
  • Air pollution control
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Lead
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Ozone
  • Particulate matter
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Sulfur oxides
  • Volatile organic compounds
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Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

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Dated: October 16, 2019.

Chris Hladick,

Regional Administrator, Region 10.

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For the reasons stated in the preamble, 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 MM—Oregon

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2. In § 52.1970:

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a. Paragraph (c), Table 4, is amended by:

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i. Removing undesignated center heading “Title 12—Definitions” and adding in its place “Title 12—General Provisions and Definitions”;

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ii. Revising entries “12-005”, “12-020”, “12-025”, “31-0020”, “31-0030”, “31-0040”, “31-0050”, “37-0010”, “37-0020”, “37-0030”, “37-0040”, “37-0090”, “37-8020”; and

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iii. Revising footnote number 1; and

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b. Paragraph (e), Table 3, is amended by:

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i. Removing undesignated center heading “Title 15—Enforcement Procedures and Civil Penalties” and adding in its place “Title 15—Enforcement Procedure and Civil Penalties” and adding a reference to footnote number 1;

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ii. Revising entries “15-005”, “15-018”, “15-020”, “15-025”, “15-030”, “15-045”, “15-055”, and “15-060”; and

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iii. Adding footnote number 1 at the end of the table.

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The revisions and additions read as follows:

Identification of plan.
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(c) * * *

Table 4—EPA Approved Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) Rules for Oregon 1

LRAPA citationTitle/subjectState effective dateEPA approval dateExplanations
*         *         *         *         *         *         *
Title 12—General Provisions and Definitions
*         *         *         *         *         *         *
12-005Definitions05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
*         *         *         *         *         *         *
12-020Exceptions05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
12-025Reference Materials05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
*         *         *         *         *         *         *
Title 31—Public Participation
*         *         *         *         *         *         *
31-0020Applicability05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
31-0030Public Notice Categories and Timing05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
31-0040Public Notice Information05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
31-0050Public Notice Procedures05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
*         *         *         *         *         *         *
Title 37—Air Contaminant Discharge Permits
37-0010Purpose05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
37-0020Applicability and Jurisdiction05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
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*         *         *         *         *         *         *
37-0030Definitions05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
37-0040Application Requirements05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
*         *         *         *         *         *         *
37-0090Sources Subject to ACDPs and Fees05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
*         *         *         *         *         *         *
37-8020Table 2—Air Contaminant Discharge Permit05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
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1 The EPA approves the requirements in Table 2 of this paragraph (c) only to the extent they apply to (1) pollutants for which NAAQS have been established (criteria pollutants) and precursors to those criteria pollutants as determined by the EPA for the applicable geographic area; and (2) any additional pollutants that are required to be regulated under Part C of Title I of the CAA, but only for the purposes of meeting or avoiding the requirements of Part C of Title I of the CAA.
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Table 3—Lane Regional Air Protection Agency Regulations Approved But Not Incorporated by Reference

LRAPA citationTitle/subjectState effective dateEPA approval dateExplanations
*         *         *         *         *         *         *
Title 15—Enforcement Procedure and Civil Penalties1
*         *         *         *         *         *         *
15-005Definitions05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
*         *         *         *         *         *         *
15-018Notice of Permit Violations (NPV) and Exceptions05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
15-020Enforcement Actions05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
15-025Civil Penalty Schedule Matrices05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
15-030Civil Penalty Determination Procedure (Mitigating and Aggravating Factors)05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
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15-045Stipulated Penalties05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
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15-055Air Quality Classification of Violation05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
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15-060Selected Magnitude Categories05/17/201910/31/2019, [Insert Federal Register citation]
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1 The EPA approves the provisions in Table 3 of this paragraph (e) only to the extent the provisions relate to enforcement of the requirements contained in the Oregon SIP.
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