2019-20670. Approval of Air Quality Improvement Plan, Operating Permits Program, and 112(l) Plan; Missouri; Operating Permits  

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    AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Final rule.

    SUMMARY:

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP), the Operating Permit Program (OPP), and the 112(l) plan submitted on March 7, 2019, by the State of Missouri. The submission revises Missouri's regulations relating to the requirement for sources of air contaminants to obtain operating permits and to establish procedures for sources of air contaminants to obtain and comply with operating permits. These revisions are primarily administrative in nature and do not impact the stringency of the SIP, the OPP, or the 112(l) plan. Specifically, the revisions correct references, change the term “regulated pollutant” to “regulated air pollutant”, removes unnecessary words, and add definitions. Approval of these revisions will not impact air quality and ensures Federal enforceability of the State's rules.

    DATES:

    This final rule is effective on October 30, 2019.

    ADDRESSES:

    The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA-R07-OAR-2019-0325. 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, i.e., 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 through https://www.regulations.gov or please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for additional information.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Deborah Bredehoft, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7 Office, Air Quality Planning Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219; telephone number (913) 551-7164; email address bredehoft.deborah@epa.gov.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

    Table of Contents

    I. Background

    II. What is being addressed in this document?

    III. Have the requirements for approval of a SIP revision and Operating Permits Program been met?

    IV. What action is the EPA taking?

    V. Incorporation by Reference

    VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    I. Background

    On June 26, 2019, the EPA proposed to approve revisions to the Missouri SIP and Operating Permits Program and 112(l) plan in the Federal Register. See 84 FR 30068. The proposed revisions correct references, change the term “regulated pollutant” to “regulated air pollutant”, removes unnecessary words, and add definitions. The EPA solicited comments on the proposed revisions to Missouri's SIP and Operating Permits Program, and 112(l) plan, and received no comments.

    II. What is being addressed in this document?

    The EPA is approving a revision to Missouri's SIP by approving the State's request to revise 10 CSR 10-6.065, Operating Permits received March 7, 2019. Missouri revised 10 CSR 10-6.065 to correct references and add definitions.

    A detailed discussion of the revision to Missouri's SIP and Operating Permits Program was provided in the EPA's June 26, 2019, Federal Register document. See 84 FR 30068.

    III. Have the requirements for approval of a SIP revision and Operating Permits Program 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 on this SIP revision from August 24, 2018, to October 4, 2018, and received seven total comments with three of those from the EPA. The State adequately addressed the public comments.

    IV. What action is the EPA taking?

    We are taking final action to approve the revisions to Missouri's SIP and Operating Permits Program by approving the State's request to amend 10 CSR 10-6.065, “Operating Permits.”

    V. Incorporation by Reference

    In this document, the EPA is finalizing regulatory text that includes incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 51.5, the EPA is finalizing the incorporation by reference of the Missouri Regulations 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 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).

    Therefore, these materials have been approved by the EPA for inclusion in the State implementation plan, have been incorporated by reference by 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.[1]

    VI. 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. 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 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.);
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    • 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 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).

    In addition, 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 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. 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).

    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 November 29, 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

    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

    40 CFR Part 70

    • Environmental protection
    • Administrative practice and procedure
    • Air pollution control
    • Intergovernmental relations
    • Operating permits
    • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
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    Dated: September 18, 2019.

    James Gulliford,

    Regional Administrator, Region 7.

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    For the reasons stated in the preamble, the EPA amends 40 CFR parts 52 and 70 as set forth below:

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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 “10-6.065” 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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    10-6.065Operating Permits3/30/20199/30/2019, [insert Federal Register citation]Section (5) contains provisions pertaining only to Missouri's part 70 program and is not approved as a revision to the SIP.
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    PART 70—STATE OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAMS

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    3. The authority citation for part 70 continues to read as follows:

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    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401, et seq.

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    4. Appendix A to part 70 is amended by adding paragraph (ii) under “Missouri” to read as follows:

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    Appendix A to Part 70—Approval Status of State and Local Operating Permits Programs

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    Missouri

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    (ii) The Missouri Department of Natural Resources submitted revisions to Missouri rule 10 CSR 10-6.065, “Operating Permits” on March 7, 2019. The State effective date is March 30, 2019. The revision is effective October 30, 2019.

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    Footnotes

    1.  62 FR 27968 (May 22, 1997).

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Document Information

Effective Date:
10/30/2019
Published:
09/30/2019
Department:
Environmental Protection Agency
EntryType:
Rule
Action:
Final rule.
Document Number:
2019-20670
Dates:
This final rule is effective on October 30, 2019.
Pages:
51418-51420 (3 pages)
Docket Numbers:
EPA-R07-OAR-2019-0325, FRL 10000-14-Region 7
SectionNoes:
52.1320
Topics:
Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Environmental protection, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds
PDF File:
2019-20670.pdf
CFR: (2)
40 CFR 52
40 CFR 70