2018-07325. New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to New Mexico  

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    AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Direct final rule; delegation of authority.

    SUMMARY:

    The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation and approval of a program for the implementation and enforcement of certain New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for all sources (both Title V and non-Title V sources). These updated regulations apply to certain NSPS promulgated by the EPA at part 60, as amended between September 24, 2013 and January 15, 2017; certain NESHAP promulgated by the EPA at part 61, as amended between January 1, 2011 and January 15, 2017; and other NESHAP promulgated by the EPA at part 63, as amended between August 30, 2013 and January 15, 2017, as adopted by the NMED. The EPA is providing notice that it is updating the delegation of certain NSPS to NMED, and taking direct final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAP to NMED. The delegation of authority under this action does not apply to sources located in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, or to sources located in Indian Country.

    DATES:

    This rule is effective on June 12, 2018 without further notice, unless the EPA receives relevant adverse comment by May 14, 2018. If the EPA receives such comment, the EPA will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public that the updated NESHAP delegation will not take effect; however, the NSPS delegation will not be affected by such action.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R06-OAR-2016-0091, at http://www.regulations.gov or via email to barrett.richard@epa.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. 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, please contact Rick Barrett, 214-665-7227, barrett.richard@epa.gov. For the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/​dockets/​commenting-epa-dockets.

    Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas. 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 at either location (e.g., CBI).

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Mr. Rick Barrett (6MM-AP), (214) 665-7227; email: barrett.richard@epa.gov. To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment with Mr. Rick Barrett or Mr. Bill Deese at (214) 665-7253.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Throughout this document whenever “we,” “us,” or “our” is used, we mean the EPA.

    Table of Contents

    I. What does this action do?

    II. What is the authority for delegation?

    III. What criteria must New Mexico's programs meet to be approved?

    IV. How did NMED meet The NSPS and NESHAP program approval criteria?

    V. What is being delegated?

    VI. What is not being delegated?

    VII. How will statutory and regulatory interpretations be made?

    VIII. What authority does the EPA have?

    IX. What information must NMED provide to the EPA?

    X. What is the EPA's oversight role?

    XI. Should sources submit notices to the EPA or NMED?

    XII. How will unchanged authorities be delegated to NMED in the future?

    XIII. Final Action

    XIV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    I. What does this action do?

    The EPA is providing notice that it is approving NMED's request to update the delegation for the implementation and enforcement of certain NSPS. The EPA is also taking direct final action to approve NMED's request updating the delegation of certain NESHAP. With this delegation, NMED has the primary responsibility to implement and enforce the delegated standards. See sections V and VI, below, for a discussion of which standards are being delegated and which are not being delegated.

    II. What is the authority for delegation?

    Upon the EPA's finding that the procedures submitted by a State for the implementation and enforcement of standards of performance for new sources located in the State are adequate, Section 111(c)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) authorizes the EPA to delegate its authority to implement and enforce such standards. The new source performance standards are codified at 40 CFR part 60.

    Section 112(l) of the CAA and 40 CFR part 63, subpart E, authorize the EPA to delegate authority for the implementation and enforcement of emission standards for hazardous air pollutants to a State that satisfies the statutory and regulatory requirements in subpart E. The hazardous air pollutant standards are codified at 40 CFR parts 61 and 63.

    III. What criteria must New Mexico's programs meet to be approved?

    In order to receive delegation of NSPS, a State must develop and submit to the EPA a procedure for implementing and enforcing the NSPS in the state, and their regulations and resources must be adequate for the implementation and enforcement of the NSPS. The EPA initially approved New Mexico's program for the delegation of NSPS on June 6, 1986 (51 FR 20648). The EPA reviewed the laws of the State and the rules and regulations of the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Division (now the NMED) and determined the State's procedures, regulations and resources were adequate for the implementation and enforcement of the Federal standards. The NSPS delegation was most recently updated on February 2, 2015 (80 FR 5475). This action notifies the public that the EPA is updating NMED's delegation to implement and enforce certain additional NSPS.

    Section 112(l)(5) of the CAA requires the EPA to disapprove any program submitted by a State for the delegation of NESHAP standards if the EPA determines that:

    (A) The authorities contained in the program are not adequate to assure compliance by the sources within the Start Printed Page 15965State with respect to each applicable standard, regulation, or requirement established under section 112;

    (B) adequate authority does not exist, or adequate resources are not available, to implement the program;

    (C) the schedule for implementing the program and assuring compliance by affected sources is not sufficiently expeditious; or

    (D) the program is otherwise not in compliance with the guidance issued by the EPA under section 112(l)(2) or is not likely to satisfy, in whole or in part, the objectives of the CAA.

    In carrying out its responsibilities under section 112(l), the EPA promulgated regulations at 40 CFR part 63, subpart E, setting forth criteria for the approval of submitted programs. For example, in order to obtain approval of a program to implement and enforce Federal section 112 rules as promulgated without changes (straight delegation), a State must demonstrate that it meets the criteria of 40 CFR 63.91(d). Title 40 CFR 63.91(d)(3) provides that interim or final title V program approval will satisfy the criteria of 40 CFR 63.91(d).[1]

    The NESHAP delegation was most recently approved on February 2, 2015 (80 FR 5475).

    IV. How did NMED meet the NSPS and NESHAP program approval criteria?

    As to the NSPS standards in 40 CFR part 60, NMED adopted the Federal standards via incorporation by reference. The NMED regulations are, therefore, at least as stringent as the EPA's rules. See 40 CFR 60.10(a). Also, in the EPA initial approval of NSPS delegation, we determined that the State developed procedures for implementing and enforcing the NSPS in the State, and that the State's regulations and resources are adequate for the implementation and enforcement of the Federal standards. See 51 FR 20648 (June 6, 1986).

    As to the NESHAP standards in 40 CFR parts 61 and 63, as part of its Title V submission NMED stated that it intended to use the mechanism of incorporation by reference to adopt unchanged Federal section 112 standards into its regulations. This commitment applied to both existing and future standards as they applied to part 70 sources. The EPA's final interim approval of New Mexico's Title V operating permits program delegated the authority to implement certain NESHAP, effective December 19, 1994 (59 FR 59656). On November 26, 1996, the EPA promulgated final full approval of the State's operating permits program, effective January 27, 1997 (61 FR 60032). These interim and final title V program approvals satisfy the upfront approval criteria of 40 CFR 63.91(d). Under 40 CFR 63.91(d)(2), once a state has satisfied the up-front approval criteria, it needs only to reference the previous demonstration and reaffirm that it still meets the criteria for any subsequent submittals for delegation of the section 112 standards. NMED has affirmed that it still meets the up-front approval criteria. With respect to non-Title V sources, the EPA has previously approved delegation of NESHAP authorities to NMED after finding adequate authorities to implement and enforce the NESHAP for non-Title V sources. See 68 FR 69036 (December 11, 2003).

    V. What is being delegated?

    By letter dated January 22, 2016, the EPA received a request from NMED to update its NSPS delegation and NESHAP delegation. With certain exceptions noted in section VI below, NMED's request included NSPS in 40 CFR part 60, as amended between September 24, 2013 and September 15, 2015; NESHAP in 40 CFR part 61, as amended between January 1, 2011 and September 15, 2015; and NESHAP in 40 CFR part 63, as amended between August 30, 2013 and September 15, 2015.

    By letter dated June 9, 2017, the EPA received a request from NMED to update its NSPS delegation and NESHAP delegation. With certain exceptions noted in section VI below, NMED's request included NSPS in 40 CFR part 60, as amended between September 15, 2015 and January 15, 2017; NESHAP in 40 CFR part 61, as amended between September 15, 2015 and January 15, 2017; and NESHAP in 40 CFR part 63, as amended between September 15, 2015 and January 15, 2017. This action is being taken in response to NMED's requests noted above.

    VI. What is not being delegated?

    All authorities not affirmatively and expressly delegated by this action are not delegated. These include the following part 60, 61 and 63 authorities listed below:

    • 40 CFR part 60, subpart AAA (Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters);
    • 40 CFR part 60, subpart QQQQ (Standards of Performance for New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces);
    • 40 CFR part 61, subpart B (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Underground Uranium Mines);
    • 40 CFR part 61, subpart H (National Emission Standards for Emissions of Radionuclides Other Than Radon From Department of Energy Facilities);
    • 40 CFR part 61, subpart I (National Emission Standards for Radionuclide Emissions from Federal Facilities Other Than Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensees and Not Covered by Subpart H);
    • 40 CFR part 61, subpart K (National Emission Standards for Radionuclide Emissions from Elemental Phosphorus Plants);
    • 40 CFR part 61, subpart Q (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Department of Energy facilities);
    • 40 CFR part 61, subpart R (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Phosphogypsum Stacks);
    • 40 CFR part 61, subpart T (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from the Disposal of Uranium Mill Tailings);
    • 40 CFR part 61, subpart W (National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Operating Mill Tailings); and
    • 40 CFR part 63, subpart J (National Emission Standards for Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production).

    In addition, the EPA regulations provide that we cannot delegate to a State any of the Category II authorities set forth in 40 CFR 63.91(g)(2). These include the following provisions: § 63.6(g), Approval of Alternative Non-Opacity Standards; § 63.6(h)(9), Approval of Alternative Opacity Standards; § 63.7(e)(2)(ii) and (f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Test Methods; § 63.8(f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Monitoring; and § 63.10(f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Recordkeeping and Reporting. Also, some part 61 and part 63 standards have certain provisions that cannot be delegated to the States. Furthermore, no authorities are delegated that require rulemaking in the Federal Register to implement, or where Federal overview is the only way to ensure national consistency in the application of the standards or requirements of CAA section 112. Finally, this action does not delegate any authority under section 112(r), the accidental release program.Start Printed Page 15966

    All of the inquiries and requests concerning implementation and enforcement of the excluded standards in the State of New Mexico should be directed to the EPA Region 6 Office.

    In addition, this delegation to NMED to implement and enforce certain NSPS and NESHAP authorities does not extend to sources or activities located in Indian country, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151. Under this definition, the EPA treats as reservations, trust lands validly set aside for the use of a Tribe even if the trust lands have not been formally designated as a reservation. Consistent with previous federal program approvals or delegations, the EPA will continue to implement the NSPS and NESHAP in Indian country because NMED has not submitted information to demonstrate authority over sources and activities located within the exterior boundaries of Indian reservations and other areas in Indian country.

    VII. How will statutory and regulatory interpretations be made?

    In approving the NSPS delegation, NMED will obtain concurrence from the EPA on any matter involving the interpretation of section 111 of the CAA or 40 CFR part 60 to the extent that implementation or enforcement of these provisions have not been covered by prior EPA determinations or guidance. See 51 FR 20649 (June 6, 1986).

    In approving the NESHAP delegation, NMED will obtain concurrence from the EPA on any matter involving the interpretation of section 112 of the CAA or 40 CFR parts 61 and 63 to the extent that implementation or enforcement of these provisions have not been covered by prior EPA determinations or guidance.

    VIII. What authority does the EPA have?

    We retain the right, as provided by CAA section 111(c)(2), to enforce any applicable emission standard or requirement under section 111.

    We retain the right, as provided by CAA section 112(l)(7) and 40 CFR 63.90(d)(2), to enforce any applicable emission standard or requirement under section 112. In addition, the EPA may enforce any federally approved State rule, requirement, or program under 40 CFR 63.90(e) and 63.91(c)(1)(i). The EPA also has the authority to make decisions under the General Provisions (subpart A) of parts 61 and 63. We are delegating to NMED some of these authorities, and retaining others, as explained in sections V and VI above. In addition, the EPA may review and disapprove State determinations and subsequently require corrections. See 40 CFR 63.91(g)(1)(ii). EPA also has the authority to review NMED's implementation and enforcement of approved rules or programs and to withdraw approval if we find inadequate implementation or enforcement. See 40 CFR 63.96.

    Furthermore, we retain any authority in an individual emission standard that may not be delegated according to provisions of the standard. Also, listed in footnote 2 of the part 63 delegation table at the end of this rule are the authorities that cannot be delegated to any State or local agency which we therefore retain.

    Finally, we retain the authorities stated in the original delegation agreement. See 51 FR 20648-20650 (June 6, 1986).

    IX. What information must NMED provide to the EPA?

    NMED must provide any additional compliance related information to EPA, Region 6, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, within 45 days of a request under 40 CFR 63.96(a). In receiving delegation for specific General Provisions authorities, NMED must submit to EPA Region 6, on a semi-annual basis, copies of determinations issued under these authorities. See 40 CFR 63.91(g)(1)(ii). For 40 CFR part 63 standards, these determinations include: § 63.1, Applicability Determinations; § 63.6(e), Operation and Maintenance Requirements—Responsibility for Determining Compliance; § 63.6(f), Compliance with Non-Opacity Standards—Responsibility for Determining Compliance; § 63.6(h), Compliance with Opacity and Visible Emissions Standards—Responsibility for Determining Compliance; § 63.7(c)(2)(i) and (d), Approval of Site-Specific Test Plans; § 63.7(e)(2)(i), Approval of Minor Alternatives to Test Methods; § 63.7(e)(2)(ii) and (f), Approval of Intermediate Alternatives to Test Methods; § 63.7(e)(2)(iii), Approval of Shorter Sampling Times and Volumes When Necessitated by Process Variables or Other Factors; § 63.7(e)(2)(iv) and (h)(2) and (3), Waiver of Performance Testing; § 63.8(c)(1) and (e)(1), Approval of Site-Specific Performance Evaluation (Monitoring) Test Plans; § 63.8(f), Approval of Minor Alternatives to Monitoring; § 63.8(f), Approval of Intermediate Alternatives to Monitoring; §§ 63.9 and 63.10, Approval of Adjustments to Time Periods for Submitting Reports; § 63.10(f), Approval of Minor Alternatives to Recordkeeping and Reporting; § 63.7(a)(4), Extension of Performance Test Deadline.

    X. What is the EPA's oversight role?

    The EPA oversees NMED's decisions to ensure the delegated authorities are being adequately implemented and enforced. We will integrate oversight of the delegated authorities into the existing mechanisms and resources for oversight currently in place. If, during oversight, we determine that NMED made decisions that decreased the stringency of the delegated standards, then NMED shall be required to take corrective actions and the source(s) affected by the decisions will be notified. See 40 CFR 63.91(g)(1)(ii) and (b). We will initiate withdrawal of the program or rule if the corrective actions taken are insufficient. See 51 FR 20648 (June 6, 1986).

    XI. Should sources submit notices to the EPA or NMED?

    Sources located outside the boundaries of Bernalillo County and outside of Indian country should submit all of the information required pursuant to the delegated authorities in the Federal NSPS and NESHAP (40 CFR parts 60, 61 and 63) directly to the NMED at the following address: New Mexico Environment Department, 525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite I, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505. The NMED is the primary point of contact with respect to delegated NSPS and NESHAP authorities. Sources do not need to send a copy to the EPA. The EPA Region 6 waives the requirement that notifications and reports for delegated authorities be submitted to the EPA in addition to NMED in accordance with 40 CFR 63.9(a)(4)(ii) and 63.10(a)(4)(ii).[2] For those authorities not delegated, sources must continue to submit all appropriate information to the EPA.

    XII. How will unchanged authorities be delegated to NMED in the future?

    In the future, NMED will only need to send a letter of request to update their delegation to EPA, Region 6, for those NSPS which they have adopted by reference. The EPA will amend the relevant portions of the Code of Federal Regulations showing which NSPS standards have been delegated to NMED. Also, in the future, NMED will only need to send a letter of request for approval to EPA, Region 6, for those NESHAP regulations that NMED has adopted by reference. The letter must reference the previous up-front approval demonstration and reaffirm that it still Start Printed Page 15967meets the up-front approval criteria. We will respond in writing to the request stating that the request for delegation is either granted or denied. A Federal Register action will be published to inform the public and affected sources of the delegation, indicate where source notifications and reports should be sent, and to amend the relevant portions of the Code of Federal Regulations showing which NESHAP standards have been delegated to NMED.

    XIII. Final Action

    The public was provided the opportunity to comment on the proposed approval of the program and mechanism for delegation of section 112 standards, as they apply to part 70 sources, on May 19, 1994, for the proposed interim approval of NMED's Title V operating permits program; and on November 26, 1996, for the proposed final approval of NMED's Title V operating permits program. In the EPA's final full approval of New Mexico's Operating Permits Program on November 26, 1996, the EPA discussed the public comments on the delegation of the NESHAP authorities. In today's action, the public is given the opportunity to comment on the approval of NMED's request for delegation of authority to implement and enforce certain section 112 standards for all sources (both Title V and non-Title V sources) which have been adopted by reference into New Mexico's state regulations. However, the Agency views the approval of these requests as a noncontroversial action and anticipates no relevant adverse comments. Therefore, the EPA is publishing this rule without prior proposal. However, in the proposed rules section of this issue of the Federal Register, the EPA is publishing a separate document that will serve as the proposal to approve the NESHAP delegation described in this action if relevant adverse comments are received. This action will be effective June 12, 2018 without further notice unless we receive relevant adverse comment by May 14, 2018.

    If we receive relevant adverse comments, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public the rule will not take effect with respect to the updated NESHAP delegation. We will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule. We will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. Please note that if we receive relevant adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, we may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of a relevant adverse comment.

    XIV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this action is not a “significant regulatory action” and therefore is not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget. For this reason, this action is also not subject to Executive Order 13211, “Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use” (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001). This action is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because this action is not significant under Executive Order 12866. This action merely approves state law as meeting Federal requirements and imposes no additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. Accordingly, the Administrator certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). Because this rule approves pre-existing requirements under state law and does not impose any additional enforceable duty beyond that required by state law, it 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). The EPA believes that this action does not have disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority populations, low-income populations and/or indigenous peoples, as specified in Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).

    The delegation 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 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.

    This action also does not have Federalism implications because it does not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999). This action merely approves a state request to receive delegation of certain Federal standards, and does not alter the relationship or the distribution of power and responsibilities established in the Clean Air Act. This rule also is not subject to Executive Order 13045 “Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks” (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), because it is not economically significant.

    In reviewing delegation submissions, EPA's role is to approve submissions, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. This action is not subject to the 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. This rule does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

    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 rule 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 June 12, 2018. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this rule 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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    40 CFR Part 60

    • Environmental protection
    • Administrative practice and procedure
    • Air pollution control
    • Intergovernmental relations
    • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements

    40 CFR Part 61

    • Environmental protection
    • Administrative practice and procedure
    • Air pollution control
    • Arsenic
    • Benzene
    • Beryllium
    • Hazardous substances
    • Intergovernmental relations
    • Mercury
    • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
    • Vinyl chloride

    40 CFR Part 63

    • Environmental protection
    • Administrative practice and procedure
    • Air pollution control
    • Hazardous substances
    • Intergovernmental relations
    • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
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    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

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    Dated: March 22, 2018.

    Wren Stenger,

    Director, Multimedia Division, Region 6.

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    40 CFR parts 60, 61, and 63 are amended as follows:

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    PART 60—[AMENDED]

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    1. The authority citation for part 60 continues to read as follows:

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

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    2. Section 60.4 is amended by revising paragraphs (b)(33) introductory text and (e)(1) to read as follows:

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    (33) State of New Mexico: New Mexico Environment Department, 525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite I, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505. Note: For a list of delegated standards for New Mexico (excluding Bernalillo County and Indian country), see paragraph (e)(1) of this section.

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    (1) New Mexico. The New Mexico Environment Department has been delegated all part 60 standards promulgated by the EPA, except subpart AAA—Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters; and subpart QQQQ—Standards of Performance for New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces, as amended in the Federal Register through January 15, 2017.

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    PART 61—[AMENDED]

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    1. The authority citation for part 61 continues to read as follows:

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

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    Subpart A—General Provisions

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    2. Section 61.04 is amended by revising paragraphs (b)(33) introductory text and (c)(6)(iii) to read as follows:

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    (33) State of New Mexico: New Mexico Environment Department, 525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite I, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505. For a list of delegated standards for New Mexico (excluding Bernalillo County and Indian country), see paragraph (c)(6) of this section.

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    (iii) New Mexico. The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has been delegated the following part 61 standards promulgated by the EPA, as amended in the Federal Register through January 15, 2017. The (X) symbol is used to indicate each subpart that has been delegated. The delegations are subject to all of the conditions and limitations set forth in Federal law and regulations.

    Delegation Status for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (Part 61 Standards) for New Mexico

    [Excluding Bernalillo County and Indian Country]

    SubpartSource CategoryNMED 1
    AGeneral ProvisionsX
    BRadon Emissions From Underground Uranium Mines
    CBerylliumX
    DBeryllium Rocket Motor FiringX
    EMercuryX
    FVinyl ChlorideX
    G(Reserved)
    HEmissions of Radionuclides Other Than Radon From Department of Energy Facilities
    IRadionuclide Emissions From Federal Facilities Other Than Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensees and Not Covered by Subpart H.
    JEquipment Leaks (Fugitive Emission Sources) of BenzeneX
    KRadionuclide Emissions From Elemental Phosphorus Plants
    LBenzene Emissions From Coke By-Product Recovery PlantsX
    MAsbestosX
    NInorganic Arsenic Emissions From Glass Manufacturing PlantsX
    OInorganic Arsenic Emissions From Primary Copper SmeltersX
    PInorganic Arsenic Emissions From Arsenic Trioxide and Metallic Arsenic Production FacilitiesX
    QRadon Emissions From Department of Energy Facilities
    RRadon Emissions From Phosphogypsum Stacks
    S(Reserved)
    TRadon Emissions From the Disposal of Uranium Mill Tailings
    U(Reserved)
    VEquipment Leaks (Fugitives Emission Sources)X
    WRadon Emissions From Operating Mill Tailings
    X(Reserved)
    YBenzene Emissions From Benzene Storage VesselsX
    Z-AA(Reserved)
    BBBenzene Emissions From Benzene Transfer OperationsX
    CC-EE(Reserved)
    FFBenzene Waste OperationsX
    1 Program delegated to New Mexico Environment Department (NMED).
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    PART 63—[AMENDED]

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    1. The authority citation for part 63 continues to read as follows:

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

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    Subpart E—Approval of State Programs and Delegation of Federal Authorities

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    2. Section 63.99 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(32)(i) to read as follows:

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    Delegated Federal authorities.

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    (i) The following table lists the specific part 63 standards that have been delegated unchanged to the New Mexico Environment Department for all sources. The “X” symbol is used to indicate each subpart that has been delegated. The delegations are subject to all of the conditions and limitations set forth in Federal law and regulations. Some authorities cannot be delegated and are retained by the EPA. These include certain General Provisions authorities and specific parts of some standards. Any amendments made to these rules after January 15, 2017 are not delegated.

    Delegation Status for Part 63 Standards—State of New Mexico

    [Excluding Indian Country]

    SubpartSource categoryNMED 12ABCAQCB 13
    AGeneral ProvisionsXX
    DEarly ReductionsXX
    FHazardous Organic NESHAP (HON)—Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI)XX
    GHON—SOCMI Process Vents, Storage Vessels, Transfer Operations and WastewaterXX
    HHON—Equipment LeaksXX
    IHON—Certain Processes Negotiated Equipment Leak RegulationXX
    JPolyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production(4)(4)
    K(Reserved)
    LCoke Oven BatteriesXX
    MPerchloroethylene Dry CleaningXX
    NChromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing TanksXX
    OEthylene Oxide SterilizersXX
    P(Reserved)
    QIndustrial Process Cooling TowersXX
    RGasoline DistributionXX
    SPulp and Paper IndustryXX
    THalogenated Solvent CleaningXX
    UGroup I Polymers and ResinsXX
    V(Reserved)
    WEpoxy Resins Production and Non-Nylon Polyamides ProductionXX
    XSecondary Lead SmeltingXX
    YMarine Tank Vessel LoadingXX
    Z(Reserved)
    AAPhosphoric Acid Manufacturing PlantsXX
    BBPhosphate Fertilizers Production PlantsXX
    CCPetroleum RefineriesXX
    DDOff-Site Waste and Recovery OperationsXX
    EEMagnetic Tape ManufacturingXX
    FF(Reserved)
    GGAerospace Manufacturing and Rework FacilitiesXX
    HHOil and Natural Gas Production FacilitiesXX
    IIShipbuilding and Ship Repair FacilitiesXX
    JJWood Furniture Manufacturing OperationsXX
    KKPrinting and Publishing IndustryXX
    LLPrimary Aluminum Reduction PlantsXX
    MMChemical Recovery Combustion Sources at Kraft, Soda, Sulfide, and Stand-Alone Semichemical Pulp MillsXX
    NNWool Fiberglass Manufacturing Area SourcesX
    OOTanks-Level 1XX
    PPContainersXX
    QQSurface ImpoundmentsXX
    RRIndividual Drain SystemsXX
    SSClosed Vent Systems, Control Devices, Recovery Devices and Routing to a Fuel Gas System or a ProcessXX
    TTEquipment Leaks—Control Level 1XX
    UUEquipment Leaks—Control Level 2 StandardsXX
    VVOil-Water Separators and Organic-Water SeparatorsXX
    WWStorage Vessels (Tanks)—Control Level 2XX
    XXEthylene Manufacturing Process Units Heat Exchange Systems and Waste OperationsXX
    YYGeneric Maximum Achievable Control Technology StandardsXX
    ZZ-BBB(Reserved)
    CCCSteel Pickling—HCI Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid RegenerationXX
    DDDMineral Wool ProductionXX
    EEEHazardous Waste CombustorsXX
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    FFF(Reserved)
    GGGPharmaceuticals ProductionXX
    HHHNatural Gas Transmission and Storage FacilitiesXX
    IIIFlexible Polyurethane Foam ProductionXX
    JJJGroup IV Polymers and ResinsXX
    KKK(Reserved)
    LLLPortland Cement ManufacturingXX
    MMMPesticide Active Ingredient ProductionXX
    NNNWool Fiberglass ManufacturingXX
    OOOAmino/Phenolic ResinsXX
    PPPPolyether Polyols ProductionXX
    QQQPrimary Copper SmeltingXX
    RRRSecondary Aluminum ProductionXX
    SSS(Reserved)
    TTTPrimary Lead SmeltingXX
    UUUPetroleum Refineries—Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic Reforming Units and Sulfur Recovery PlantsXX
    VVVPublicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW)XX
    WWW(Reserved)
    XXXFerroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and SilicomanganeseXX
    AAAAMunicipal Solid Waste LandfillsXX
    CCCCNutritional Yeast ManufacturingXX
    DDDDPlywood and Composite Wood ProductsX 5X 5
    EEEEOrganic Liquids DistributionXX
    FFFFMisc. Organic Chemical Production and Processes (MON)XX
    GGGGSolvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil ProductionXX
    HHHHWet Formed Fiberglass Mat ProductionXX
    IIIIAuto & Light Duty Truck (Surface Coating)XX
    JJJJPaper and other Web (Surface Coating)XX
    KKKKMetal Can (Surface Coating)XX
    MMMMMisc. Metal Parts and Products (Surface Coating)XX
    NNNNSurface Coating of Large AppliancesXX
    OOOOFabric Printing Coating and DyeingXX
    PPPPPlastic Parts (Surface Coating)XX
    QQQQSurface Coating of Wood Building ProductsXX
    RRRRSurface Coating of Metal FurnitureXX
    SSSSSurface Coating for Metal CoilXX
    TTTTLeather Finishing OperationsXX
    UUUUCellulose Production ManufactureXX
    VVVVBoat ManufacturingXX
    WWWWReinforced Plastic Composites ProductionXX
    XXXXRubber Tire ManufacturingXX
    YYYYCombustion TurbinesXX
    ZZZZReciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE)XX
    AAAAALime Manufacturing PlantsXX
    BBBBBSemiconductor ManufacturingXX
    CCCCCCoke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching and Battery StacksXX
    DDDDDIndustrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers and Process HeatersX 6X 6
    EEEEEIron FoundriesXX
    FFFFFIntegrated Iron and SteelXX
    GGGGGSite RemediationXX
    HHHHHMiscellaneous Coating ManufacturingXX
    IIIIIMercury Cell Chlor-Alkali PlantsXX
    JJJJJBrick and Structural Clay Products ManufacturingX 7(7)
    KKKKKClay Ceramics ManufacturingX 7(7)
    LLLLLAsphalt Roofing and ProcessingXX
    MMMMMFlexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication OperationXX
    NNNNNHydrochloric Acid Production, Fumed Silica ProductionXX
    OOOOO(Reserved)
    PPPPPEngine Test FacilitiesXX
    QQQQQFriction Products ManufacturingXX
    RRRRRTaconite Iron Ore ProcessingXX
    SSSSSRefractory Products ManufactureXX
    TTTTTPrimary Magnesium RefiningXX
    UUUUUCoal and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating UnitsX 8X 8
    VVVVV(Reserved)
    WWWWWHospital Ethylene Oxide SterilizersXX
    XXXXX(Reserved)
    YYYYYElectric Arc Furnace Steelmaking Area SourcesXX
    ZZZZZIron and Steel Foundries Area SourcesXX
    AAAAAA(Reserved)
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    BBBBBBGasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, and Pipeline FacilitiesXX
    CCCCCCGasoline Dispensing FacilitiesXX
    DDDDDDPolyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production Area SourcesXX
    EEEEEEPrimary Copper Smelting Area SourcesXX
    FFFFFFSecondary Copper Smelting Area SourcesXX
    GGGGGGPrimary Nonferrous Metals Area Source: Zinc, Cadmium, and BerylliumXX
    HHHHHHPaint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area SourcesXX
    IIIIII(Reserved)
    JJJJJJIndustrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Area SourcesXX
    KKKKKK(Reserved)
    LLLLLLAcrylic and Modacrylic Fibers Production Area SourcesXX
    MMMMMMCarbon Black Production Area SourcesXX
    NNNNNNChemical Manufacturing Area Sources: Chromium CompoundsXX
    OOOOOOFlexible Polyurethane Foam Production and Fabrication Area SourcesXX
    PPPPPPLead Acid Battery Manufacturing Area SourcesXX
    QQQQQQWood Preserving Area SourcesXX
    RRRRRRClay Ceramics Manufacturing Area SourcesXX
    SSSSSSGlass Manufacturing Area SourcesXX
    TTTTTTSecondary Nonferrous Metals Processing Area SourcesXX
    UUUUUU(Reserved)
    VVVVVVChemical Manufacturing Area SourcesXX
    WWWWWWPlating and Polishing Operations Area SourcesXX
    XXXXXXMetal Fabrication and Finishing Area SourcesXX
    YYYYYYFerroalloys Production Facilities Area SourcesXX
    ZZZZZZAluminum, Copper, and Other Nonferrous Foundries Area SourcesXX
    AAAAAAAAsphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing Area SourcesXX
    BBBBBBBChemical Preparation Industry Area SourcesXX
    CCCCCCCPaints and Allied Products Manufacturing Area SourcesXX
    DDDDDDDPrepared Feeds Areas SourcesXX
    EEEEEEEGold Mine Ore Processing and Production Area SourcesXX
    FFFFFFF-GGGGGGG(Reserved)
    HHHHHHHPolyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production Major SourcesXX
    1 Authorities which may not be delegated include: § 63.6(g), Approval of Alternative Non-Opacity Emission Standards; § 63.6(h)(9), Approval of Alternative Opacity Standards; § 63.7(e)(2)(ii) and (f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Test Methods; § 63.8(f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Monitoring; § 63.10(f), Approval of Major Alternatives to Recordkeeping and Reporting; and all authorities identified in the subparts (e.g., under “Delegation of Authority”) that cannot be delegated.
    2 Program delegated to New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) for standards promulgated by the EPA, as amended in the Federal Register through January 15, 2017.
    3 Program delegated to Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (ABCAQCB) for standards promulgated by the EPA, as amended in the Federal Register through September 13, 2013.
    4 The NMED was previously delegated this subpart on February 9, 2004. The ABCAQCB has adopted the subpart unchanged and applied for delegation of the standard. The subpart was vacated and remanded to the EPA by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. See, Mossville Environmental Action Network v. EPA, 370 F. 3d 1232 (D.C. Cir. 2004). Because of the D.C. Court's holding this subpart is not delegated to NMED or ABCAQCB at this time.
    5 This subpart was issued a partial vacatur by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. See the Federal Register of October 29, 2007.
    6 Final rule. See the Federal Register of March 21, 2011, as amended at January 31, 2013; November 20, 2015.
    7 Final promulgated rule adopted by the EPA. See the Federal Register of October 26, 2015. Note that subpart KKKKK was amended to correct minor typographical errors. See the Federal Register of December 4, 2015. Note that the ABCAQCB has not yet applied for updated delegation of these standards.
    8 Final Rule. See the Federal Register of February 16, 2012, as amended April 6, 2016. Final Supplemental Finding that it is appropriate and necessary to regulate HAP emissions from Coal- and Oil-fired EUSGU Units. See the Federal Register of April 25, 2016.
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    Footnotes

    1.  Some NESHAP standards do not require a source to obtain a title V permit (e.g., certain area sources that are exempt from the requirement to obtain a title V permit). For these non-title V sources, the EPA believes that the State must assure the EPA that it can implement and enforce the NESHAP for such sources. See 65 FR 55810, 55813 (Sept. 14, 2000).

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    2.  This waiver only extends to the submission of copies of notifications and reports; EPA does not waive the requirements in delegated standards that require notifications and reports be submitted to an electronic database (e.g., 40 CFR part 63, subpart HHHHHHH).

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    [FR Doc. 2018-07325 Filed 4-12-18; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6560-50-P

Document Information

Effective Date:
6/12/2018
Published:
04/13/2018
Department:
Environmental Protection Agency
EntryType:
Rule
Action:
Direct final rule; delegation of authority.
Document Number:
2018-07325
Dates:
This rule is effective on June 12, 2018 without further notice, unless the EPA receives relevant adverse comment by May 14, 2018. If the EPA receives such comment, the EPA will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public that the updated NESHAP delegation will not take effect; however, the NSPS delegation will not be affected by such action.
Pages:
15964-15971 (8 pages)
Docket Numbers:
EPA-R06-OAR-2016-0091, FRL-9975-94-Region 6
SectionNoes:
60.4,61.04,63.99
Topics:
Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, Arsenic, Benzene, Beryllium, Environmental protection, Hazardous substances, Intergovernmental relations, Mercury, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Vinyl chloride
PDF File:
2018-07325.pdf
Supporting Documents:
» NM073.04 New Mexico State Request for Delegation of Authority for Certain Federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for
» NM073.03 New Mexico State Request for Delegation of Authority for Certain Federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for
CFR: (3)
40 CFR 60
40 CFR 61
40 CFR 63