[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 72716-72720]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25302]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R08-OAR-2013-0145; FRL-9954-15-Region 8]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
North Dakota; Revisions to Air Pollution Control Rules

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of North 
Dakota on January 28, 2013 and April 22, 2014. The revisions are to 
Article 33-15 Air Pollution Control rules of the North Dakota 
Administrative Code. The revisions include amendments to update the 
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) rules and the definition 
of ``volatile organic compounds''; to add particulate matter less than 
2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) methods of measurement; to 
modify the PM2.5 state ambient air quality standard, 
permissible open burning rule, and permit fee processes; and, to remove 
permitting fees for sources that operate an air monitoring site. The 
revisions also make clarifying changes. This action is being taken 
under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

DATES: This rule is effective on November 21, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under 
Docket ID No. EPA-R08-OAR-2013-0145. All documents in the docket are 
listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in 
the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., 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 http://www.regulations.gov, or please contact the person identified in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for additional availability 
information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaslyn Dobrahner, Air Program, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 8, Mail Code 8P-AR, 1595 
Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-1129, (303) 312-6252, 
dobrahner.jaslyn@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    In our notice of proposed rulemaking published on August 25, 2016 
(81 FR 53438), EPA proposed to approve revisions to Article 33-15 Air 
Pollution Control rules of the North Dakota Administrative Code 
submitted by the State of North Dakota on January 28, 2013 and April 
22, 2014. In this rulemaking, we are taking final action on revisions 
submitted in the January 28, 2013 submittal to update the PSD rules; 
add PM2.5 methods of measurement; revise permit fee 
processing; remove permitting fees for sources that operate an air 
monitoring site; and make clarifying changes. The North Dakota State 
Health Council adopted those amendments on August 14, 2012 (effective 
January 1, 2013). In addition, we are also taking final action on 
revisions submitted in the April 22, 2014 submittal to update the PSD 
rules and the definition of ``volatile organic compounds''; revise the 
PM2.5 state ambient air quality standard and permissible 
open burning rule; and clarify excess emissions reporting requirements. 
The North Dakota State Health Council adopted those amendments on 
February 11, 2014 (effective April 1, 2014). The reasons for our 
approval are provided in detail in the proposed rule.

II. Response to Comments

    We received no comments on our proposed rule.

III. Final Action

    For the reasons expressed in the proposed rule, EPA is approving 
revisions to sections of the State's Air Pollution Control rules from 
the January 28, 2013 and April 22, 214 submittals. A comprehensive 
summary of the revisions in North Dakota's Air Pollution Control rules 
organized by the EPA's action, reason for ``no action'' and submittal 
date are provided in Table 1 and Table 2 below.

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    Table 1--List of North Dakota Revisions That the EPA Is Approving
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 Revisions in January 28, 2013 and April 22, 2014 Submittals That EPA Is
                                Approving
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January 28, 2013 submittal: 33-15-01-05; 33-15-01-13.3; 33-15-03-04.5;
 33-15-05-04.3; 33-15-14-02.13.c(4); 33-15-15-01.2 [dagger]; 33-15-17-
 02.4; 33-15-17-02.6; 33-15-23-02.2.c; 33-15-23-03.1
April 22, 2014 submittal: 33-15-01-04; 33-15-02, Table 1.; 33-15-04-
 02.2.a; 33-15-06-05.1; 33-15-15-01.2; 33-15-23-03
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[dagger] Except for the incorporation by reference date in the first
  paragraph and the revision associated with 40 CFR 52.21(l)(1).


                   Table 2--List of North Dakota Revisions That the EPA Is Taking No Action on
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                                                                            Reason for ``No Action''
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                                                                   Revision                       Revision will
                       Revised section                          superseded by    Revision acted   be acted on in
                                                                April 22, 2014    on in 79 FR        a future
                                                                  submittal          63045          submittal
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           Revisions in January 28, 2013 and April 22, 2014 Submittals That EPA Is Taking No Action on
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January 28, 2013 Submittal:
    33-15-01-04..............................................               x
33-15-03-04.4................................................                                x
33-15-05-01.2a(1)............................................                                x
33-15-14-02.1................................................                                                 x
33-15-14-02.5.a..............................................                                                 x
33-15-15-01.2 [Dagger].......................................               x
33-15-15-01.2  .............................................                                                 x
April 22, 2014 Submittal:
    33-15-03-05..............................................                                                 x
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[Dagger] Only the revision to the incorporation by reference date in the first paragraph.
  Only the revision associated with 40 CFR 52.21(l)(1).

IV. Incorporation by Reference

    In this rule, 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 North 
Dakota Air Pollution Control rules described in the amendments set 
forth to 40 CFR part 52 below. Therefore, these materials have been 
approved by the EPA for inclusion in the State implementation plan, 
have been incorporated by reference by the 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 by the Director of the Federal 
Register in the next update to the SIP compilation.\1\ The EPA has 
made, and will continue to make, these materials generally available 
through www.regulations.gov and/or at the EPA Region 8 Office (please 
contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section of this preamble for more information).
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    \1\ 62 FR 27968 (May 22, 1997).
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V. Statutory and Executive Orders Review

    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, the EPA's role is to approve state choices, 
provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, this 
final action merely approves some state law as meeting federal 
requirements; this final action does not impose additional requirements 
beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this final action:
     Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' subject to 
review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 
12866 (58 FR 51735, Oct. 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, Aug. 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 the 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, Feb. 16, 1994).

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

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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. 
The 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 Clean Air Act, petitions for 
judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court 
of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by December 20, 2016. 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 CAA section 307(b)(2).)

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, 
Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Greenhouse 
gases, Lead, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds.

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

    Dated: September 29, 2016.
Shaun L. McGrath,
Regional Administrator, Region 8.

    40 CFR part 52 is amended to read 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 JJ--North Dakota

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2. Section 52.1820 (c) is amended as follows:
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a. Under ``33-15-01. General Provisions'' by revising entries ``33-15-
01-04'', ``33-15-01-05'', and ``33-15-01-13'';
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b. Under ``33-15-02. Ambient Air Quality Standards'' by revising entry 
``Table 1'';
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c. Under ``33-15-03. Restriction of Emission of Visible Air 
Contaminants'' by revising entry ``33-15-03-04'';
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d. Under ``33-15-04. Open Burning Restrictions'' by revising entry 
``33-15-04-02'';
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e. Under ``33-15-05. Emissions of Particulate Matter Restricted'' by 
revising entry ``33-15-05-04'';
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f. Under ``33-15-06. Emissions of Sulfur Compounds Restricted'' by 
revising entry ``33-15-06-05'';
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g. Under ``33-15-14. Designated Air Contaminant Sources Permit to 
Construct Minor Source Permit to Operate Title V Permit to Operate'' by 
revising entry ``33-15-14-02'';
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h. Under ``33-15-15. Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air 
Quality'' by revising entry ``33-15-15-01.2'';
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i. Under ``33-15-17. Restriction of Fugitive Emissions'' by revising 
entry ``33-15-17-02''; and
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j. Under ``33-15-23. Fees'' by revising entries ``33-15-23-02'' and 
``33-15-23-03.''
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  52.1820  Identification of plan.

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    (c) * * *

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                                                 State       EPA effective      Final rule
        Rule No.             Rule title     effective date       date         citation/date         Comments
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                                          33-15-01. General Provisions
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                                                  * * * * * * *
33-15-01-04............  Definitions......        4/1/2014        11/21/16  [Insert Federal    .................
                                                                             Register
                                                                             citation], 10/21/
                                                                             16.
33-15-01-05............  Abbreviations....        1/1/2013        11/21/16  [Insert Federal    .................
                                                                             Register
                                                                             citation], 10/21/
                                                                             16.
 
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33-15-01-13............  Shutdown and             1/1/2013        11/21/16  [Insert Federal    .................
                          malfunction of                                     Register
                          an installation--                                  citation], 10/21/
                          Requirement for                                    16.
                          notification.
 
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                                     33-15-02. Ambient Air Quality Standards
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                                                  * * * * * * *
Table 1................  Ambient Air              4/1/2014        11/21/16  [Insert Federal    .................
                          Quality                                            Register
                          Standards.                                         citation], 10/21/
                                                                             16.
 
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                          33-15-03. Restriction of Emission of Visible Air Contaminants
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                                                  * * * * * * *
33-15-03-04............  Exceptions.......        1/1/2013        11/21/16  [Insert Federal    .................
                                                                             Register
                                                                             citation], 10/21/
                                                                             16.
 

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                                       33-15-04. Open Burning Restrictions
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                                                  * * * * * * *
33-15-04-02............  Permissible open         4/1/2014        11/21/16  [Insert Federal    .................
                          burning.                                           Register
                                                                             citation], 10/21/
                                                                             16.
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                              33-15-05. Emissions of Particulate Matter Restricted
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                                                  * * * * * * *
33-15-05-04............  Methods of               1/1/2013        11/21/16  [Insert Federal    .................
                          measurement.                                       Register
                                                                             citation], 10/21/
                                                                             16.
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                               33-15-06. Emissions of Sulfur Compounds Restricted
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                                                  * * * * * * *
33-15-06-05............  Reporting and            4/1/2014        11/21/16  [Insert Federal    .................
                          recordkeeping                                      Register
                          requirements.                                      citation], 10/21/
                                                                             16.
 
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 33-15-14. Designated Air Contaminant Sources Permit to Construct Minor Source Permit to Operate Title V Permit
                                                   to Operate
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                                                  * * * * * * *
33-15-14-02............  Permit to                1/1/2013        11/21/16  [Insert Federal    Excluding
                          construct.                                         Register           subsections 1,
                                                                             citation], 10/21/  12, 13, 3.c.,
                                                                             16.                13.b.1., 5,
                                                                                                13.c., 13.i(5),
                                                                                                13.o., and 19
                                                                                                (one sentence)
                                                                                                which were
                                                                                                subsequently
                                                                                                revised and
                                                                                                approved. See 57
                                                                                                FR 28619 (6/26/
                                                                                                92), regarding
                                                                                                State's
                                                                                                commitment to
                                                                                                meet
                                                                                                requirements of
                                                                                                EPA's
                                                                                                ``Guideline on
                                                                                                Air Quality
                                                                                                Models
                                                                                                (revised).''
 
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                        33-15-15. Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality
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                                                  * * * * * * *
33-15-15-01.2..........  Scope............        1/1/2013        11/21/16  [Insert Federal    Except for the
                                                  4/1/2014                   Register           revision
                                                                             citation], 10/21/  associated with
                                                                             16.                40 CFR
                                                                                                52.21(l)(1).
 
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                                   33-15-17. Restriction of Fugitive Emissions
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                                                  * * * * * * *
33-15-17-02............  Restriction of           1/1/2013        11/21/16  [Insert Federal    .................
                          fugitive                                           Register
                          particulate                                        citation], 10/21/
                          emissions.                                         16.
 
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                                                 33-15-23. Fees
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                                                  * * * * * * *
33-15-23-02............  Permit to                1/1/2013        11/21/16  [Insert Federal    .................
                          construct fees.                                    Register
                                                                             citation], 10/21/
                                                                             16.
33-15-23-03............  Minor source             1/1/2013        11/21/16  [Insert Federal    .................
                          permit to               4/1/2014                   Register
                          operate fees.                                      citation], 10/21/
                                                                             16.
 
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Sec.  52.1829  [Amended]

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3. Section 52.1829 is amended by removing paragraphs (c) and (d).

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