2019-26280. Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Restriction of Emissions From Batch-Type Charcoal Kilns  

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    AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Proposed rule.

    SUMMARY:

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) received on March 7, 2019. The submission revises a Missouri regulation that establishes emission limits for batch-type charcoal kilns based on operational parameters to reduce emissions of particulate matter (PM10), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide (CO). Start Printed Page 66854Specifically, the revisions to the rule add definitions specific to the rule, update references to test methods, remove the unnecessary use of restrictive words, remove an obsolete requirement which applied only during the phase-in period of the rule that ended December 31, 2005, clarify a provision for an alternative operating temperature, and make other minor edits. These revisions are administrative in nature and do not impact the stringency of the SIP or air quality. Approval of these revisions will ensure consistency between state and federally-approved rules.

    DATES:

    Comments must be received on or before January 6, 2020.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may send comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R07-OAR-2019-0662 to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

    Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket ID No. for this rulemaking. Comments received will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov/​, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on sending comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the “Written Comments” heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Tracey Casburn, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7 Office, Air Quality Planning Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219; telephone number (913) 551-7016; email address casburn.tracey@epa.gov.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Throughout this document “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the EPA.

    Table of Contents

    I. Written Comments

    II. What is being addressed in this document?

    III. Have the requirements for approval of a SIP revision been met?

    IV. What action is EPA taking?

    V. Incorporation by Reference

    VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    I. Written Comments

    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R07-OAR-2019-0662, at https://www.regulations.gov. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. The 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. The 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, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit https://www.epa.gov/​dockets/​commenting-epa-dockets.

    II. What is being addressed in this document?

    The state revised title 10, division 10 of the code of state regulations, 10 CSR 10-6.330 “Restriction of Emissions from Batch-Type Charcoal Kilns”, which establishes emission limits for batch-type charcoal kilns based on operational parameters to reduce emissions of PM10, VOCs and CO. 10 CSR 10-6.330 is SIP approved in the Code of Federal Regulations at 40 CFR 52.1320(c). The State submitted its revisions to 10 CSR 10-6.330 to the EPA as a SIP revision on March 7, 2019. In this action, the EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Missouri SIP received on March 7, 2019.

    The revisions are administrative in nature and do not impact air quality. The EPA's analysis of the revisions can be found in the technical support document (TSD) included in this docket.

    III. Have the requirements for approval of a SIP revision been met?

    The State submission has met the public notice requirements for SIP submissions in accordance with 40 CFR 51.102. The submission also satisfied the completeness criteria of 40 CFR part 51, appendix V. The state provided public notice of the revisions from August 1, 2018, to October 4, 2018, and held a public hearing on September 27, 2018. The state received and addressed four comments. As explained in more detail in the TSD which is part of this docket, the SIP revision submission meets the substantive requirements of the CAA, including section 110 and implementing regulations.

    IV. What action is EPA taking?

    The EPA is proposing to amend the Missouri SIP by approving the State's request to revise 10 CSR 10-6.330,”Restriction of Emissions From Batch-Type Charcoal Kilns.” Approval of these revisions will ensure consistency between state and federally-approved rules. The EPA has determined that these changes will not adversely impact air quality.

    The EPA is processing this as a proposed action because we are soliciting comments on the action. Final rulemaking will occur after consideration of any comments.

    V. Incorporation by Reference

    In this document, the EPA is proposing to include regulatory text in an EPA final rule that includes incorporation by reference. In accordance with the requirements of 1 CFR 51.5, the EPA is proposing to incorporate by reference the Missouri State Implementation Plan and Supplemental modeling analyses described in the proposed amendments to 40 CFR part 52 set forth below. The EPA has made, and will continue to make, these materials generally available through www.regulations.gov and at the EPA Region 7 Office (please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this preamble for more information).

    VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act 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, if 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);Start Printed Page 66855
    • 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 the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTA) because this rulemaking does not involve technical standards; 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 and 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).

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    List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    • Environmental protection
    • Air pollution control
    • Carbon monoxide
    • Incorporation by reference
    • Particulate matter
    • Volatile organic compounds
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    Dated: December 2, 2019.

    James Gulliford,

    Regional Administrator, Region 7.

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    For the reasons stated in the preamble, the EPA proposes to amend 40 CFR part 52 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 AA—Missouri

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    2. In § 52.1320, the table in paragraph (c) is amended by revising the entry “10-6.330” to read as follows:

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    Identification of plan.
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    EPA-Approved Missouri Regulations

    Missouri citationTitleState effective dateEPA approval dateExplanation
    Missouri Department of Natural Resources
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    Chapter 6—Air Quality Standards, Definitions, Sampling and Reference Methods, and Air Pollution Control Regulations for the State of Missouri
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    10-6.330Restriction of Emissions From Batch-type Charcoal Kilns3/30/2019[Date of publication of the final rule in the Federal Register], [Federal Register citation of the final rule]
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    [FR Doc. 2019-26280 Filed 12-5-19; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
12/06/2019
Department:
Environmental Protection Agency
EntryType:
Proposed Rule
Action:
Proposed rule.
Document Number:
2019-26280
Dates:
Comments must be received on or before January 6, 2020.
Pages:
66853-66855 (3 pages)
Docket Numbers:
EPA-R07-OAR-2019-0662, FRL-10002-66-Region 7
SectionNoes:
52.1320
Topics:
Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Environmental protection, Particulate matter, Volatile organic compounds
PDF File:
2019-26280.pdf
CFR: (1)
40 CFR 52.1320