[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 9 (Friday, January 12, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 1604]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-00448]



40 CFR Part 63

[EPA-R06-OAR-2017-0061; FRL-9972-29-Region 6]

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; 
Delegation of Authority to Texas

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has 
submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation of EPA authority 
for implementation and enforcement of National Emission Standards for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for all sources (both part 70 and 
non-part 70 sources). These regulations apply to certain NESHAP 
promulgated by the EPA, as amended between April 24, 2013 and August 3, 
2016. The delegation of authority under this action does not apply to 
sources located in Indian Country. The EPA is providing notice 
proposing to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs to TCEQ.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 12, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by EPA-R06-OAR-2017-0061, 
at http://www.regulations.gov or via email to barrett.richard@epa.gov. 
For additional information on how to submit comments see the detailed 
instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located 
in the rules section of this issue of the 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 issue of 
the Federal Register, the EPA is approving TCEQ's request for 
delegation of authority to implement and enforce certain NESHAP for all 
sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources). TCEQ has adopted 
certain NESHAP by reference into Texas's state regulations. In 
addition, the EPA is waiving its notification requirements so sources 
will only need to send notifications and reports to TCEQ. The EPA is 
taking direct final action without prior proposal because the EPA views 
this as a noncontroversial action and anticipates no adverse comments. 
A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final 
rule. If no relevant adverse comments are received in response to this 
action, no further activity is contemplated. If the 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relevant adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn, and 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. The EPA will not institute a second 
comment period. Any parties interested in commenting should do so at 
this time.
    For additional information, see the direct final rule which is 
located in the rules section of this issue of the Federal Register.

    Dated: January 4, 2018.
Wren Stenger,
Director, Multimedia Division, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2018-00448 Filed 1-11-18; 8:45 am]