[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 36 (Tuesday, February 24, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 9678]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03731]



40 CFR Parts 60, 61, and 63

[EPA-R06-OAR-2010-1054; FRL-9923-10-Region 6]

New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards 
for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to Louisiana

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has 
submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation of Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) authority for implementation and enforcement of 
New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards 
for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for all sources (both part 70 and 
non-part 70 sources). The delegation of authority under this action 
does not apply to sources located in Indian Country. EPA is providing 
notice that it is updating the delegation of certain NSPS to LDEQ and 
taking direct final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs 
to LDEQ.

DATES: Written comments on this proposed rule must be received on or 
before March 26, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Mr. Rick Barrett, Air Permits 
Section (6PD-R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, 
Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. Comments may also be submitted 
electronically or through hand delivery/courier by following the 
detailed instructions in the Addresses section of the direct final rule 
located in the rules section of this Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rick Barrett, (214) 665-7227; 
email: barrett.richard@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of this Federal 
Register, EPA is approving LDEQ's request for delegation of authority 
to implement and enforce certain NSPS and NESHAP for all sources (both 
part 70 and non-part 70 sources). LDEQ has adopted certain NSPS and 
NESHAP by reference into Louisiana's state regulations. In addition, 
EPA is waiving its notification requirements so sources will only need 
to send notifications and reports to LDEQ.
    The EPA is taking direct final action without prior proposal 
because EPA views this as a noncontroversial action and anticipates no 
adverse comments. A detailed rationale for this approval is set forth 
in the preamble to the direct final rule. If no relevant adverse 
comments are received in response to this action, no further activity 
is contemplated. If EPA receives relevant adverse comments, the direct 
final rule will be withdrawn, and all public comments received will be 
addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA 
will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in 
commenting must do so at this time. If EPA receives relevant adverse 
comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of the rule and if that 
provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt 
as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an 
adverse comment.
    For additional information, see the direct final rule which is 
located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: January 28, 2015.
Samuel Coleman,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2015-03731 Filed 2-23-15; 8:45 am]