75 FR 78167 2010-31331. Revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan, Maricopa County  

  • Summary

    EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the Maricopa County portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on September 2, 2010 and concern particulate matter (PM) emissions from fugitive dust sources such as construction sites and related activities, unpaved roads, unpaved parking lots, and disturbed soils on vacant lots. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).

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    DATES: Back to Top

    Effective Date: This rule is effective on January 14, 2011.

    ADDRESSES: Back to Top

    EPA has established docket number EPA-R09-OAR-2010-0521 for this action. The index to the docket is available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. 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 in either location (e.g., CBI). To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment during normal business hours with the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.


    Andrew Steckel, EPA Region IX, (415) 947-4115, steckel.andrew@epa.gov.


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

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    I. Proposed Action

    II. Public Comments and EPA Responses

    III. EPA Action

    IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    I. Proposed Action Back to Top

    On September 2, 2010 (75 FR 53907), EPA proposed to approve the following rules into the Arizona SIP.

    Local agency Rule No. Rule title Adopted Submitted
    MCAPCD 310 Fugitive Dust From Dust-Generating Operations 01/27/10 04/12/10
    MCAPCD 310.01 Fugitive Dust From Non-Traditional Sources of Fugitive Dust 01/27/10 04/12/10
    MCAPCD Appendix C-Fugitive Dust Test Methods 03/26/08 07/10/08

    We proposed to approve these rules because we determined that they complied with the relevant CAA requirements. Our proposed action contains more information on the rules and our evaluation.

    II. Public Comments and EPA Responses Back to Top

    EPA's proposed action provided a 30-day public comment period. During this period, we received no comments.

    III. EPA Action Back to Top

    No comments were submitted that change our assessment that the submitted rules comply with the relevant CAA requirements. Therefore, as authorized in section 110(k)(3) of the Act, EPA is fully approving these rules into the Arizona SIP.

    IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Back to Top

    Under the Clean Air Act, 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 Clean Air Act. 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 Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993);
    • 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 Clean Air Act; and
    • Will not have disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority, low-income or Tribal populations because it maintains or increases the level of environmental protection for all affected populations without having any disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on any population, including any minority or low-income population as described in Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).

    In addition, this rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the SIP is not approved to apply in Indian country located in the State, and EPA notes that it will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law.

    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).

    List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Back to Top

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: November 3, 2010.

    Jared Blumenfeld,

    Regional Administrator, Region IX.

    Part 52, chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:

    PART 52—[AMENDED] Back to Top

    1. The authority citation for Part 52 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Back to Top

    42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

    Subpart D—Arizona Back to Top

    2. Section 52.120 is amended by adding paragraphs (c)(146) and (c)(147) to read as follows:

    § 52.120 Identification of plan.

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    (c) * * *

    (146) The following plan was submitted on April 12, 2010 by the Governor's designee.

    (i) Incorporation by reference.

    (A) Maricopa County Air Quality Department.

    (1) Rule 310, “Fugitive Dust From Dust-Generating Operations,” adopted on January 27, 2010.

    (2) Rule 310.01, “Fugitive Dust From Non-Traditional Sources of Fugitive Dust,” adopted on January 27, 2010.

    (147) The following plan was submitted on July 10, 2008 by the Governor's designee.

    (i) Incorporation by reference.

    (A) Maricopa County Air Quality Department.

    (1) Appendix C—“Fugitive Dust Test Methods,” adopted on March 26, 2008.

    [FR Doc. 2010-31331 Filed 12-14-10; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Comments Received:
Final rule.
Document Number:
Document Citation:
75 FR 78167
78167-78168 (2 pages)
Air pollution control, Environmental protection, Intergovernmental relations, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
CFR: (1)
40 CFR 52.120