[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 25936]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12013]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 60, 61, and 63

[EPA-R06-OAR-2016-0091; FRL-9978-89-Region 6]


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: On April 13, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
published a direct final rule approving the updated delegation of EPA 
authority for implementation and enforcement of certain New Source 
Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) for all sources (both part 70 and 
non-part 70 sources) to the New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED). 
EPA stated in the direct final rule that if EPA received relevant 
adverse comments by May 14, 2018, EPA would publish a timely withdrawal 
in the Federal Register. EPA received an adverse comment on May 14, 
2018, and accordingly is withdrawing the direct final rule.

DATES: The direct final rule published on April 13, 2018 (83 FR 15964), 
is withdrawn effective June 5, 2018.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 13, 2018, EPA published a direct 
final rule approving the updated delegation of authority for 
implementation and enforcement of NSPS and NESHAPs for all sources 
(both part 70 and non-part 70 sources) to the NMED. The direct final 
rule was published without prior proposal because EPA anticipated no 
relevant adverse comments. EPA stated in the direct final rule that if 
relevant adverse comments were received by May 14, 2018, EPA would 
publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register. EPA received an 
adverse comment on May 14, 2018. Accordingly, EPA is withdrawing the 
direct final rule. In a separate subsequent final action EPA will 
address the comment received. The withdrawal is being taken pursuant to 
sections 111 and112 of the CAA.

List of Subjects

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.

    Dated: May 30, 2018.
Wren Stenger,
Director, Multimedia Division, Region 6.

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Accordingly, the direct final rule published in the Federal Register on 
April 13, 2018 (83 FR 15964), amending 40 CFR 60.4, 40 CFR 61.04, and 
40 CFR 63.99, which was to become effective on June 12, 2018, is 
withdrawn.
[FR Doc. 2018-12013 Filed 6-4-18; 8:45 am]
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