[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 162 (Thursday, August 21, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 49454-49457]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19688]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2014-0317; FRL-9915-38-Region 9]


Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Hawaii; 
Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone and the 2010 
Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving 
elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the 
State of Hawaii on April 4, 2014, pursuant to the requirements of the 
Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) for the 8-Hour Ozone and the 2010 
Nitrogen Dioxide national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). 
Section 110(a) of the CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a 
SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS 
promulgated by EPA.

DATES: This final rule is effective on September 22, 2014.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action, identified by 
Docket ID Number EPA-R09-OAR-2014-0317. The index to the docket for 
this action 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 directly below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Kelly, Air Planning Office (AIR-
2), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, (415) 972-3856, 
[email protected].

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, the terms ``we,'' 
``us,'' and ``our'' refer to EPA.

Table of Contents

I. Background
II. Final Action
III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. Background

    On May 19, 2014 (79 FR 28659), EPA proposed to approve elements of 
the Hawaii State Implementation Plan Revision for 8-Hour Ozone and the 
2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Clean Air 
Act Sec.  110(a)(1) and (2) (``Hawaii Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide 
Infrastructure SIP''), submitted by the State of Hawaii on April 4, 
2014. In particular, we proposed to approve Hawaii Administrative Rules 
(HAR) section 11-60.1-31, as well as Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) 
sections 342B-4 and 342B-5 into the Hawaii SIP and to remove HRS 
sections 342-14, 342-18 and 342-19 from the SIP. We also proposed to 
approve the Hawaii Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide Infrastructure SIP with 
respect to the following CAA requirements:
     Section 110(a)(2)(A): Emission limits and other control 
measures.
     Section 110(a)(2)(B): Ambient air quality monitoring/data 
system.
     Section 110(a)(2)(C) (in part): Program for enforcement of 
control measures and regulation of new stationary sources (minor NSR 
program).
     Section 110(a)(2)(E): Adequate resources and authority, 
conflict of interest, and oversight of local governments and regional 
agencies.
     Section 110(a)(2)(F): Stationary source monitoring and 
reporting.
     Section 110(a)(2)(G): Emergency episodes.
     Section 110(a)(2)(H): SIP revisions.
     Section 110(a)(2)(J) (in part): Public notification (sub-
element 2).
     Section 110(a)(2)(K): Air quality modeling and submission 
of modeling data..
     Section 110(a)(2)(L): Permitting fees.
     Section 110(a)(2)(M): Consultation/participation by 
affected local entities.

We did not propose to take action on the Hawaii Ozone and Nitrogen 
Dioxide Infrastructure SIP with respect to the following sub-elements: 
110(a)(2)(C) sub-element 3 (preconstruction PSD permitting of major 
sources); 110(a)(2)(D) all sub-elements; and 110(a)(2)(J) sub-elements 
1 (consultation with identified officials on certain air agency 
actions) and 3 (PSD).
    The rationale supporting EPA's action, including the scope of 
infrastructure SIPs in general, is explained in the proposed rule and 
the associated technical support document (TSD) and will not be 
restated here. The TSD is available online at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket ID number EPA-R09-OAR- 2014-0317. We did 
not received any public comments on our proposal.

II. Final Action

    EPA is approving HAR section 11-60.1-31 and HRS sections 342B-4 and 
342B-5 into the Hawaii SIP and removing HRS sections 342-14, 342-18 and 
342-19 from the SIP.
    EPA is also approving the Hawaii Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide 
Infrastructure SIP with respect to the following requirements:
     Section 110(a)(2)(A): Emission limits and other control 
measures.
     Section 110(a)(2)(B): Ambient air quality monitoring/data 
system.
     Section 110(a)(2)(C) (in part): Program for enforcement of 
control measures and regulation of new stationary sources (minor NSR 
program).
     Section 110(a)(2)(E): Adequate resources and authority, 
conflict of interest, and oversight of local governments and regional 
agencies.
     Section 110(a)(2)(F): Stationary source monitoring and 
reporting.
     Section 110(a)(2)(G): Emergency episodes.
     Section 110(a)(2)(H): SIP revisions.
     Section 110(a)(2)(J) (in part): Public notification (sub-
element 2).
     Section 110(a)(2)(K): Air quality modeling and submission 
of modeling data.
     Section 110(a)(2)(L): Permitting fees.
     Section 110(a)(2)(M): Consultation/participation by 
affected local entities.

III. 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 certain state laws as meeting federal 
requirements; this action 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 CAA; 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, 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. section 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. 
section 804(2).
    Under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, petitions for 
judicial review of

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this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the 
appropriate circuit by October 20, 2014. 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)).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Intergovernmental relations, Oxides of nitrogen, Ozone, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: August 5, 2014.
Jared Blumenfeld,
Regional Administrator, Region IX.

    Therefore, 40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows:

PART 52--APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS

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

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

Subpart M--Hawaii

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2. In Sec.  52.620:
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a. In the table in paragraph (c), add an entry for ``11-60.1-31'' after 
the entry for ``11-60.1-20.''
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b. In the table in paragraph (e), revise the table section heading 
entitled ``State of Hawaii Air Pollution Control Implementation Plans 
for Ozone, PM2.5, and Lead.''
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c. In the table in paragraph (e), add an entry for ``Hawaii State 
Implementation Plan Revision, National Ambient Air Quality Standards 
for 2008 Ozone and 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide, Clean Air Act Section 
110(a)(1) & (2), excluding attachment 3, and appendices A, B, and C'' 
after the entry for ``Hawaii State Implementation Plan Revision for 
2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standard, Clean Air Act Section 
110(a)(1) & (2), excluding attachment 6, and appendices A, B, C, F.''
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d. In the table in paragraph (e), remove the table section heading 
entitled ``Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 342, Hawaii Statute on 
Environmental Quality.''
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e. In the table in paragraph (e), add entries for ``342B-4'' and 
``342B-5'' after the entry for ``342B-3.''
    The additions and revisions read as follows:


Sec.  52.620  Identification of plan.

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    (c) * * *
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                                    EPA-Approved State of Hawaii Regulations
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          State citation              Title/subject     Effective date   EPA approval date       Explanation
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        Department of Health, Title 11, Chapter 60.1, Air Pollution Control, Hawaii Administrative Rules
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11-60.1-31.......................  Applicability......        11/26/93  8/21/14 [Insert      Newly added to the
                                                                         Federal Register     Hawaii SIP.
                                                                         citation].           Submitted on April
                                                                                              4, 2014.
 
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    (e) * * *

                   EPA Approved Hawaii Nonregulatory Provisions and Quasi-Regulatory Measures
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                                        Applicable
      Name of SIP provision           geographic or          State       EPA approval date       Explanation
                                    nonattainment area  submittal date
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     State of Hawaii Air Pollution Control Implementation Plans for Nitrogen Dioxide, Ozone, PM2.5, and Lead
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Hawaii State Implementation Plan   Statewide..........          4/4/14  8/21/14 [Insert      Approved SIP
 Revision, National Ambient Air                                          Federal Register     revision excludes
 Quality Standards for 2008 Ozone                                        citation].           attachment 3
 and 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide, Clean                                                             (``Summary of
 Air Act Section 110(a)(1) & (2),                                                             Public
 excluding attachment 3, and                                                                  Participation
 appendices A, B, and C.                                                                      Proceedings''),
                                                                                              appendix A
                                                                                              (``Hawaii Revised
                                                                                              Statutes, Title
                                                                                              19, Health,
                                                                                              Chapter 342B, Air
                                                                                              Pollution Control
                                                                                              Sections 4 and
                                                                                              5''); appendix B
                                                                                              (``Hawaii
                                                                                              Administrative
                                                                                              Rules, Title 11,
                                                                                              Department of
                                                                                              Health, Chapter 11-
                                                                                              60.1, Air
                                                                                              Pollution Control,
                                                                                              Section 31;),
                                                                                              appendix C
                                                                                              (``Approvals &
                                                                                              Public
                                                                                              Participation
                                                                                              Proceedings for
                                                                                              HAR Sec.   11-60.1-
                                                                                              31: November 26,
                                                                                              1993 version'').
                                                                                              The statutory
                                                                                              provisions in
                                                                                              appendix A are
                                                                                              listed separately
                                                                                              in the table under
                                                                                              paragraph (e). The
                                                                                              regulations in
                                                                                              appendix B are
                                                                                              listed separately
                                                                                              in the table under
                                                                                              paragraph (c).
                                                                                              This action
                                                                                              addresses the
                                                                                              following CAA
                                                                                              elements or
                                                                                              portions thereof
                                                                                              for the 2008 Ozone
                                                                                              and 2010 Nitrogen
                                                                                              Dioxide NAAQS:
                                                                                              110(a)(2)(A), (B),
                                                                                              (C), (E), (F),
                                                                                              (G), (H), (J),
                                                                                              (K), (L), and (M).
 
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    Hawaii Revised Statutes, Division 1 (Government), Title 19 (Health), Chapter 342B (Air Pollution Control)
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342B-4...........................  Other powers of              4/4/14  8/21/14 [Insert      Most recently
                                    department and                       Federal Register     amended in Laws
                                    director not                         citation].           1992, Act 240, pt
                                    affected.                                                 of Sec.   1.
                                                                                              Included in
                                                                                              appendix A to the
                                                                                              Hawaii State
                                                                                              Implementation
                                                                                              Plan Revision,
                                                                                              National Ambient
                                                                                              Air Quality
                                                                                              Standards for 2008
                                                                                              Ozone and 2010
                                                                                              Nitrogen Dioxide,
                                                                                              Clean Air Act
                                                                                              Section 110(a)(1)
                                                                                              & (2).
342B-5...........................  Effect of laws,              4/4/14  8/21/14 [Insert      Most recently
                                    ordinances, and                      Federal Register     amended in Laws
                                    rules.                               citation].           1992, Act 240, pt
                                                                                              of Sec.   1.
                                                                                              Included in
                                                                                              appendix A to the
                                                                                              Hawaii State
                                                                                              Implementation
                                                                                              Plan Revision,
                                                                                              National Ambient
                                                                                              Air Quality
                                                                                              Standards for 2008
                                                                                              Ozone and 2010
                                                                                              Nitrogen Dioxide,
                                                                                              Clean Air Act
                                                                                              Section 110(a)(1)
                                                                                              & (2).
 
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