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Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Allen, Greene, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Vigo Counties; 1997 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan Revision to Approved Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets

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Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Allen, Greene, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Vigo Counties; 1997 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan Revision to Approved Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets

Susan Hedman
Environmental Protection Agency
February 25, 2014


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 37 (Tuesday, February 25, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 10385-10391]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03170]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R05-OAR-2013-0414, EPA-R05-OAR-2013-0424, EPA-R05-OAR-2013-0425, 
EPA-R05-OAR-2013-0432; FRL-9906-50-Region 5]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Indiana; Allen, Greene, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Vigo Counties; 1997 
8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan Revision to Approved Motor Vehicle 
Emissions Budgets

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) is approving requests by Indiana to revise the 1997 8-hour 
ozone maintenance air quality state implementation plan (SIP) for 
Allen, Greene, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Vigo Counties to replace 
onroad emissions inventories and motor vehicle emissions budgets 
(budgets) with inventories and budgets developed using EPA's Motor 
Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES) emissions model. Indiana submitted 
the SIP revision requests for Allen, Vigo, Vanderburgh, and Warrick 
Counties on July 2, 2013, and submitted the SIP revision request for 
Greene County on July 8, 2013.

DATES: This direct final rule will be effective April 28, 2014, unless 
EPA receives adverse comments by March 27, 2014. If adverse comments 
are received, EPA will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final 
rule in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will 
not take effect.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Nos. EPA-R05-
OAR-2013-0414 (Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties), EPA-R05-OAR-2013-0424 
(Allen County), EPA-R05-OAR-2013-0425 (Greene County), EPA-R05-OAR-
2013-0432 (Vigo County), by one of the following methods:
    1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    2. Email: blakley.pamela@epa.gov.
    3. Fax: (312) 692-2450.
    4. Mail: Pamela Blakley, Chief, Control Strategies Section, Air 
Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West 
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.
    5. Hand Delivery: Pamela Blakley, Chief, Control Strategies 
Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Such 
deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office normal hours of 
operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of 
boxed information. The Regional Office official hours of business are 
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal 
holidays.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID Nos. EPA-R05-OAR-
2013-0414, EPA-R05-OAR-2013-0424, EPA-R05-OAR-2013-0425, EPA-R05-OAR-
2013-0432. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, 
unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to 
be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The 
www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which 
means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you 
provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment 
directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov your email 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov index. 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, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Environmental Protection 
Agency, Region 5, Air and Radiation Division, 77 West Jackson 
Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. This facility is open from 8:30 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. 
We recommend that you telephone Anthony Maietta, Environmental 
Protection Specialist, at (312) 353-8777 before visiting the Region 5 
office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Maietta, Environmental 
Protection Specialist, Control Strategies Section, Air Programs Branch 
(AR-18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson 
Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 353-8777, 
maietta.anthony@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ``we,'' 
``us,'' or ``our'' is used, we mean EPA. This supplementary information 
section is arranged as follows:

I. What is EPA approving?
II. What is the background for this action?
    a. SIP Budgets and Transportation Conformity.
    b. Prior Approval of Budgets.
    c. The MOVES Emissions Model.
    d. Submission of New Budgets Based on MOVES2010a.
III. What are the criteria for approval?
IV. What is EPA's analysis of the State's submittals?
    a. The Revised Inventories.
    b. Approvability of the MOVES2010a-based Budgets.
    c. Applicability of MOBILE6.2-based Budgets.
V. What action is EPA taking?
VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews.

I. What is EPA approving?

    EPA is approving new MOVES2010a-based onroad emissions inventories 
and budgets for the Allen, Greene, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Vigo 
Counties 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance areas that will replace

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MOBILE-based inventories and budgets in the SIP. These areas were 
redesignated to attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone standard, effective 
on the following dates: Allen County on February 12, 2007 (72 FR 1292), 
Greene County on December 29, 2005 (70 FR 69085), Vanderburgh and 
Warrick Counties on January 30, 2006 (70 FR 77026), and Vigo County on 
February 6, 2006 (71 FR 541). MOBILE6.2-based onroad emissions 
inventories and budgets were approved in those actions. Upon the 
effective date of this action, the MOVES-based budgets must be used in 
future transportation conformity analyses for these areas, as required 
by section 176(c) of the CAA. See the official release of the MOVES2010 
emissions model (75 FR 9411-9414) for background, and section II.(c) 
below for details.

II. What is the background for this action?

a. SIP Budgets and Transportation Conformity

    Under the CAA, states are required to submit, at various times, 
control strategy SIP revisions and maintenance plans for nonattainment 
and maintenance areas for a given national ambient air quality standard 
(NAAQS). These SIP revisions and maintenance plans include budgets of 
onroad mobile source emissions for criteria pollutants and/or their 
precursors. Transportation plans and projects ``conform'' to (i.e., are 
consistent with) the SIP when they will not cause or contribute to air 
quality violations, or delay timely attainment of the NAAQS or an 
interim milestone.

b. Prior Approval of Budgets

    EPA previously approved MOBILE6.2-based budgets for the Allen, 
Greene, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Vigo Counties 8-hour ozone 
maintenance areas for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen 
oxides (NOX). The Allen County area's ozone maintenance plan 
established 2020 budgets. The Greene, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Vigo 
Counties areas' ozone maintenance plans established 2015 budgets. These 
budgets demonstrated a reduction in emissions from the monitored 
attainment year.

c. The MOVES Emissions Model

    The MOVES model is EPA's state of the art tool for estimating 
highway emissions. EPA announced the release of MOVES2010 in March 2010 
(75 FR 9411). Use of the MOVES model is required for regional emissions 
analyses for transportation conformity determinations outside of 
California that begin after March 2, 2013.
    The MOVES model was used to estimate emissions in the areas for the 
same milestone years as the original onroad emissions inventories and 
budgets in the SIP. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management 
(IDEM) is revising the onroad emissions inventories and budgets using 
the latest planning assumptions, including population and employment 
updates. In addition, newer vehicle registration data have been used to 
update the age distribution of the vehicle fleets. Since future 
demonstrations of conformity will use emissions estimates derived with 
MOVES, it is appropriate to establish benchmarks based on MOVES. The 
interagency consultation groups for these areas have had extensive 
consultation on the requirements and need for new budgets.

d. Submission of New Budgets Based on MOVES2010a

    During the state public comment periods for these submittals, 
Indiana did not receive any comments for the Allen County, Vigo County, 
or Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties submittals. Indiana received 
comments requesting clarification on the Greene County submittal from 
concerned citizens and the Hoosier Environmental Council, and provided 
responses to the clarifications requested.
    Indiana submitted final budgets to EPA, based on MOVES2010a, that 
cover the Allen County (submitted July 2, 2013), Greene County 
(submitted July 8, 2013), Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties (submitted 
July 2, 2013), and Vigo County (submitted July 2, 2013), Indiana areas.
    For Allen County, the new MOVES2010a-based budgets are for the year 
2020 for both VOCs and NOX. For Greene, Vanderburgh, 
Warrick, and Vigo Counties, the new MOVES2010a based budgets are for 
the year 2015 for both VOCs and NOX. The budgets for these 
areas are detailed later in this notice. Indiana also provided the 
areas' total emissions, including onroad mobile emissions inventories 
based on MOVES2010a, for the attainment year, the interim budget year, 
and the maintenance year. The combined emissions reduction from all 
sectors between the attainment year and the maintenance year for each 
area is shown as well. Total emissions include point, area, nonroad 
mobile and onroad mobile sources. The total emissions and combined 
emissions reduction from all sectors from the attainment year to the 
maintenance year for VOC and NOX are shown for each area in 
tables 1 through 8.

             Table 1--Total VOC Emissions With MOVES2010a Mobile Emissions in Allen County, Indiana
                                                 [tons per day]
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                                                                                                     Combined
                                                       2004                            2020          emissions
                     Sector                         Attainment     2010  Interim    Maintenance      reduction
                                                                                                    (2004-2020)
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Point...........................................            9.33            7.91            9.74  ..............
Area............................................           18.99           20.00           22.17  ..............
Onroad..........................................           14.86            8.97            3.93  ..............
Nonroad.........................................           10.10            7.02            6.57  ..............
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    Total.......................................           53.28           43.90           42.41           10.87
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             Table 2--Total NOX Emissions With MOVES2010a Mobile Emissions in Allen County, Indiana
                                                 [tons per day]
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                                                                                                     Combined
                                                       2004                            2020          emissions
                     Sector                         Attainment     2010  Interim    Maintenance      reduction
                                                                                                    (2004-2020)
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Point...........................................            4.88            4.69            4.78  ..............
Area............................................            3.89            4.09            4.33  ..............
Onroad..........................................           37.95           22.09            8.45  ..............
Nonroad.........................................           13.01            9.84            6.98  ..............
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    Total.......................................           59.73           40.71           24.54           35.19
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             Table 3--Total VOC Emissions With MOVES2010a Mobile Emissions in Greene County, Indiana
                                                 [tons per day]
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                                                                                                     Combined
                                                       2002                            2015          emissions
                     Sector                         Attainment     2010  Interim    Maintenance      reduction
                                                                                                    (2002-2015)
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Point...........................................            0.51            0.59            0.64  ..............
Area............................................            3.73            4.33            4.74  ..............
Onroad..........................................            1.92            1.16            0.78  ..............
Nonroad.........................................            1.43            1.14            0.94  ..............
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    Total.......................................            7.59            7.22            7.10            0.49
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             Table 4--Total NOX Emissions With MOVES2010a Mobile Emissions in Greene County, Indiana
                                                 [tons per day]
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                                                                                                     Combined
                                                       2002                            2015          emissions
                     Sector                         Attainment     2010 Interim     Maintenance      reduction
                                                                                                    (2002-2015)
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Point...........................................            0.68            0.46            0.47  ..............
Area............................................            0.25            0.27            0.27  ..............
Onroad..........................................            4.50            2.55            2.01  ..............
Nonroad.........................................            1.61            1.37            1.22  ..............
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    Total.......................................            7.04            4.65            3.97            3.07
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   Table 5--Total VOC Emissions With MOVES2010a Mobile Emissions in Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties, Indiana
                                                 [tons per day]
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                                                                                                     Combined
                                                       2002                            2015          emissions
                     Sector                         Attainment     2010 Interim     Maintenance      reduction
                                                                                                    (2002-2015)
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Point...........................................            5.16            6.77            8.09  ..............
Area............................................           18.60           21.36           23.46  ..............
Onroad..........................................           12.16            6.84            4.37  ..............
Nonroad.........................................            6.16            4.42            3.80  ..............
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    Total.......................................           42.08           39.39           39.72            2.36
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   Table 6--Total NOX Emissions With MOVES2010a Mobile Emissions in Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties, Indiana
                                                 [tons per day]
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                                                                                                     Combined
                                                       2002                            2015          emissions
                     Sector                         Attainment     2010 Interim     Maintenance      reduction
                                                                                                    (2002-2015)
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Point...........................................           70.19           30.18           31.43  ..............
Area............................................            2.95            3.20            3.27  ..............

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Onroad..........................................           36.23           18.99           10.96  ..............
Nonroad.........................................            5.88            4.52            3.23  ..............
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    Total.......................................          115.25           56.89           48.89           66.36
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              Table 7--Total VOC Emissions With MOVES2010a Mobile Emissions in Vigo County, Indiana
                                                 [tons per day]
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                                                                                                     Combined
                                                       2002                            2015          emissions
                     Sector                         Attainment     2010 Interim     Maintenance      reduction
                                                                                                    (2002-2015)
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Point...........................................            6.52            7.24            8.42  ..............
Area............................................            8.56            9.89           10.83  ..............
Onroad..........................................            5.79            3.06            1.88  ..............
Nonroad.........................................            2.80            1.93            1.67  ..............
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    Total.......................................           23.67           22.12           22.80            0.87
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              Table 8--Total NOX Emissions With MOVES2010a Mobile Emissions in Vigo County, Indiana
                                                 [tons per day]
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                                                                                                     Combined
                                                       2002                            2015          emissions
                     Sector                         Attainment     2010 Interim     Maintenance      reduction
                                                                                                    (2002-2015)
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Point...........................................           33.63           12.91           12.93  ..............
Area............................................            1.30            1.40            1.43  ..............
Onroad..........................................           14.87            7.49            4.41  ..............
Nonroad.........................................            2.53            2.01            1.53  ..............
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    Total.......................................           52.33           23.81           20.30           32.03
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    As shown in tables 1 through 8, the submittals demonstrate how the 
areas' emissions have declined from the attainment year to maintain the 
1997 8-hour ozone standard.
    No additional control measures were needed to maintain the 1997 8-
hour ozone standard in Allen, Greene, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Vigo 
Counties. An appropriate safety margin for NOX and VOCs was 
selected by the interagency consultation groups for each area, which 
consist of representatives from the Federal Highway Administration, 
IDEM, Indiana Department of Transportation, and EPA. The submitted 
budgets for these areas and their safety margins are addressed later in 
this notice.

III. What are the criteria for approval?

    EPA requires that revisions to existing SIPs and budgets continue 
to meet applicable requirements (e.g., reasonable further progress, 
attainment, or maintenance). The SIP must also meet any applicable SIP 
requirements under CAA section 110. In addition, adequacy criteria 
found at 40 CFR 93.118(e)(4) must be satisfied before EPA can find 
submitted budgets adequate and approve them for conformity purposes.
    States can revise their budgets and inventories for specific areas 
using MOVES without revising their entire SIP if (1) the SIP continues 
to meet applicable requirements when the previous motor vehicle 
emissions inventories are replaced with MOVES base year and milestone, 
attainment, or maintenance year inventories, and (2) the state can 
document that growth and control strategy assumptions for non-motor 
vehicle sources continue to be valid and any minor updates do not 
change the overall effectiveness of the SIP. The submittals meet this 
requirement as described below in the next section.
    For more information, see EPA's latest ``Policy Guidance on the Use 
of MOVES2010 for SIP Development, Transportation Conformity, and Other 
Purposes'' (April 2012), available online at: www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/transconf/policy.htm#models.

IV. What is EPA's analysis of the state's submittals?

a. The Revised Inventories

    The SIP revision requests for these areas' 1997 ozone maintenance 
plans seek to revise only the onroad mobile source inventories. IDEM 
has certified that the control strategies for each area remain the same 
as in the original SIP, and that no other control strategies are 
necessary. IDEM has determined that growth and control strategy 
assumptions for non-mobile sources (i.e., area, nonroad, and point) 
have not changed significantly from the original submittals. This is 
confirmed by the monitoring data for the five areas, which

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continue to monitor attainment for the 1997 8-hour ozone standard.
    IDEM's submittals confirm that the total emissions in the revised 
SIP (which includes MOVES2010a emissions from mobile sources) as shown 
in tables 1 through 8 demonstrate that emissions in the areas continue 
to decline and remain below the attainment levels.
    Indiana has submitted MOVES 2010a-based budgets for Allen, Greene, 
Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Vigo Counties that are clearly identified in 
the submittals. The budgets are displayed in tables 9 through 12. It 
should be noted that in tables 9 through 12, for onroad emissions of 
both VOC and NOX, a 15% safety margin \1\ has been applied 
to reach the values shown.
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    \1\ The safety margin is achieved by adding a certain percentage 
of emissions, in tons per day, onto the MOVES-based onroad emissions 
budgets. In this case, Indiana chose to add a 15% safety margin to 
its budgets for these areas. The safety margin cannot exceed the 
combined emissions reduction (shown in tables 1 through 8) for the 
area.

  Table 9--Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MOVES) for the Allen County,
                         Indiana 1997 Ozone Area
                            [In tons per day]
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                          Year                                 2020
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VOC.....................................................            4.52
NOX.....................................................            9.72
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 Table 10--Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MOVES) for the Greene County,
                         Indiana 1997 Ozone Area
                            [In tons per day]
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                          Year                                 2015
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VOC.....................................................            0.90
NOX.....................................................            2.31
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Table 11--Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MOVES) for the Vanderburgh and
                Warrick Counties, Indiana 1997 Ozone Area
                            [In tons per day]
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                          Year                                 2015
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VOC.....................................................            5.02
NOX.....................................................           12.61
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  Table 12--Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MOVES) for the Vigo County,
                         Indiana 1997 Ozone Area
                            [In tons per day]
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                          Year                                 2015
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VOC.....................................................            2.17
NOX.....................................................            5.07
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b. Approvability of the MOVES2010a-based Budgets

    EPA is approving the MOVES2010a-based budgets submitted by Indiana 
for use in determining transportation conformity in the Allen, Greene, 
Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Vigo Counties, Indiana 1997 ozone maintenance 
areas. EPA evaluated the MOVES-based budgets using the adequacy 
criteria found in 40 CFR 93.118(e)(4) and SIP requirements.
    Before submitting the revised budgets, IDEM followed all necessary 
conformity procedures. The budgets are clearly identified and precisely 
quantified in the submittals. The budgets, when considered with other 
emissions sources, are consistent with continued maintenance of the 
1997 ozone standard. The budgets are clearly related to the emissions 
inventories and control measures in the SIP. The changes from the 
previous budgets are clearly explained with the change in the model 
from MOBILE6.2 to MOVES2010a and the revised and updated planning 
assumptions. The inputs to the model are detailed in the Appendices to 
the submittals. EPA has reviewed the inputs to the MOVES2010a modeling 
and participated in the consultation process. The Federal Highway 
Administration and the Indiana Department of Transportation have taken 
a lead role in working with the areas' metropolitan planning 
organizations to provide accurate, timely information and inputs to the 
MOVES2010a model runs. The state has documented that growth and control 
strategy assumptions for non-motor vehicle sources (i.e. area, nonroad, 
and point) continue to be valid and any minor updates do not change the 
overall conclusions of the SIP.
    Indiana's submissions confirm that the SIP continues to demonstrate 
maintenance of the 1997 ozone standard because the total emissions in 
the revised SIP (including MOVES2010a emissions for onroad mobile 
sources) continue to decrease from the attainment year to the final 
year of the maintenance plans for these areas, as shown in tables 1 
through 8. As tables 1 through 12 show, the submitted budgets include 
an appropriate margin of safety while still maintaining total emissions 
below the attainment level.
    Based on our review of the SIP and the new budgets provided, EPA 
has determined that the SIP will continue to meet the requirements if 
the revised motor vehicle emissions inventories are replaced with 
MOVES2010a inventories.

c. Applicability of MOBILE6.2-based Budgets

    Upon the effective date of the approval of the revised budgets, the 
state's existing MOBILE6.2-based budgets for these areas will no longer 
be applicable for transportation conformity purposes.

V. What action is EPA taking?

    EPA is approving the submitted onroad mobile source emissions 
inventories and the submitted budgets for the Allen County (submitted 
July 2, 2013), Greene County (submitted July 8, 2013), Vanderburgh and 
Warrick Counties (submitted July 2, 2013), and Vigo County (submitted 
July 2, 2013), Indiana 1997 ozone maintenance plans. We are publishing 
this action without prior proposal because we view this as a 
noncontroversial amendment and anticipate no adverse comments. However, 
in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register publication, we 
are publishing a separate document that will serve as the proposal to 
approve the state plan if relevant adverse written comments are filed. 
This rule will be effective April 28, 2014 without further notice 
unless we receive relevant adverse written comments by March 27, 2014. 
If we receive such comments, we will withdraw this action before the 
effective date by publishing a subsequent document that will withdraw 
the final action. All public comments received will then be addressed 
in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed action. EPA will not 
institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting 
on this action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA 
receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this 
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. If we do not receive any comments, 
this action will be effective April 28, 2014.

VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP 
submission that complies with the provisions of the

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CAA 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 state law as meeting Federal 
requirements and 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 (Public Law 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. 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 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 CAA, petitions for judicial review 
of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for 
the appropriate circuit by April 28, 2014. 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. Parties with objections to this direct final rule are 
encouraged to file a comment in response to the parallel notice of 
proposed rulemaking for this action published in the proposed rules 
section of today's Federal Register, rather than file an immediate 
petition for judicial review of this direct final rule, so that EPA can 
withdraw this direct final rule and address the comment in the proposed 
rulemaking. 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, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, 
Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: January 31, 2014.
Susan Hedman,
Regional Administrator, Region 5.
    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.


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2. In Sec.  52.770 the table in paragraph (e) is amended by adding new 
entries in alphabetical order for ``Allen County 1997 8-hour ozone 
maintenance plan'', ``Greene County 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance 
plan'', ``Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties 1997 8-hour ozone 
maintenance plan'', and ``Vigo County 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance 
plan'' to read as follows:


Sec.  52.770  Identification of plan.

* * * * *
    (e) * * *

                       EPA-Approved Indiana Nonregulatory and Quasi-Regulatory Provisions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Title                    Indiana date          EPA Approval                 Explanation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Allen County 1997 8-hour ozone            ..............  2/25/14, [INSERT PAGE       Revision to motor vehicle
 maintenance plan.                                         NUMBER WHERE THE DOCUMENT   emission budgets.
                                                           BEGINS].
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Greene County 1997 8-hour ozone           ..............  2/25/14, [INSERT PAGE       Revision to motor vehicle
 maintenance plan.                                         NUMBER WHERE THE DOCUMENT   emission budgets.
                                                           BEGINS].
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties 1997 8-  ..............  2/25/14, [INSERT PAGE       Revision to motor vehicle
 hour ozone maintenance plan.                              NUMBER WHERE THE DOCUMENT   emission budgets.
                                                           BEGINS].
Vigo County 1997 8-hour ozone             ..............  2/25/14, [INSERT PAGE       Revision to motor vehicle
 maintenance plan.                                         NUMBER WHERE THE DOCUMENT   emission budgets.
                                                           BEGINS].
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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3. Section 52.777 is amended by:
0
a. Redesignating paragraphs (bb), (dd), (ee), and (ff) as paragraphs 
(bb)(1), (dd)(1), (ee)(1), and (ff)(1); and
0
b. Adding paragraphs (bb)(2), (dd)(2), (ee)(2), and (ff)(2).
    The additions read as follows:


Sec.  52.777  Control strategy: photochemical oxidants (hydrocarbons).

* * * * *
    (bb) * * *
    (2) Approval--On July 8, 2013, Indiana submitted a request to 
revise the approved MOBILE6.2 motor vehicle emission budgets (budgets) 
in the 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for the Greene County, 
Indiana area. The budgets are being revised with budgets developed with 
the MOVES2010a model. The 2015 budgets for Greene County, Indiana are 
0.90 tons per day VOC and 2.31 tons per day NOX.
* * * * *
    (dd) * * *
    (2) Approval--On July 2, 2013, Indiana submitted a request to 
revise the approved MOBILE6.2 motor vehicle emission budgets (budgets) 
in the 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for the Vigo County, Indiana 
area. The budgets are being revised with budgets developed with the 
MOVES2010a model. The 2015 budgets for Vigo County, Indiana are 2.17 
tons per day VOC and 5.07 tons per day NOX.
    (ee) * * *
    (2) Approval--On July 2, 2013, Indiana submitted a request to 
revise the approved MOBILE6.2 motor vehicle emission budgets (budgets) 
in the 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for the Vanderburgh and 
Warrick Counties, Indiana area. The budgets are being revised with 
budgets developed with the MOVES2010a model. The 2015 budgets for 
Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties, Indiana are 5.02 tons per day VOC and 
12.61 tons per day NOX.
    (ff) * * *
    (2) Approval--On July 2, 2013, Indiana submitted a request to 
revise the approved MOBILE6.2 motor vehicle emission budgets (budgets) 
in the 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for the Allen County, Indiana 
area. The budgets are being revised with budgets developed with the 
MOVES2010a model. The 2020 budgets for Allen County, Indiana are 4.52 
tons per day VOC and 9.72 tons per day NOX.
* * * * *
[FR Doc. 2014-03170 Filed 2-24-14; 8:45 am]
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