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Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Removal of Gasoline Vapor Recovery Requirements

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Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Removal of Gasoline Vapor Recovery Requirements

Robert A. Kaplan
Environmental Protection Agency
18 October 2016


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 201 (Tuesday, October 18, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 71631-71633]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-24912]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R05-OAR-2015-0522; FRL-9954-21-Region 5]


Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Removal of Gasoline Vapor Recovery 
Requirements

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, as a 
revision under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to the Ohio state implementation 
plan (SIP), submittals from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency 
(Ohio EPA) dated July 15, 2015, and February 29, 2016. The revision 
addresses the state's Stage II vapor recovery (Stage II) program for 
the Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton ozone areas in Ohio. The revision 
removes Stage II requirements for the three areas as a component of the 
Ohio ozone SIP. The revision also includes a demonstration that 
addresses emission

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impacts associated with the removal of the Stage II program. EPA 
proposed to approve the state's submittal on June 30, 2016, and 
received no comments.

DATES: This final rule is effective on November 17, 2016.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
No. EPA-R05-OAR-2015-0522. All documents in the docket are listed in 
the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, e.g., Confidential Business 
Information 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 either 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: Francisco J. Acevedo, Mobile Source 
Program Manager, Control Strategies Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-
18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson 
Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886-6061, 
acevedo.francisco@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ``we,'' 
``us,'' or ``our'' is used, we mean EPA.

I. What is being addressed by this document?

    On June 30, 2016, at 81 FR 42597, EPA proposed to approve 
amendments to OAC 3745-21-09 (DDD) that remove Stage II requirements 
from the Ohio ozone SIP and allow gasoline dispensing facilities 
currently implementing Stage II in the Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dayton 
areas to decommission their systems by 2017. The revision included 
amended copies of OAC 3745-21-09 (DDD), as adopted on April 29, 2013, 
and January 17, 2014; a summary of Ohio-specific calculations, based on 
EPA guidance, used to calculate program benefits and demonstrate 
widespread use of onboard refueling vapor recovery (ORVR) in Ohio; and 
a CAA section 110(l) demonstration that includes documentation that 
analyzes the period, 2013-2017, when Stage II requirements were waived 
in Ohio but widespread use of ORVR has not yet occurred.

II. What comments did we receive on the proposed SIP revision?

    EPA provided a 30-day review and comment period on the proposed 
action. The comment period closed on August 1, 2016. EPA received no 
comments.

III. What action is EPA taking?

    EPA is approving revisions to the Ohio ozone SIP submitted by the 
state dated July 15, 2015, and February 29, 2016, for the state's Stage 
II program in Ohio. EPA finds that the revisions will not interfere 
with any applicable requirement concerning attainment, reasonable 
further progress or any other applicable CAA requirement.

IV. Incorporation by Reference

    In this rule, EPA is finalizing regulatory text that includes 
incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 
51.5, EPA is finalizing the incorporation by reference of the Ohio 
Regulations described in the amendments to 40 CFR part 52 set forth 
below. Therefore, these materials have been approved by EPA for 
inclusion in the SIP, have been incorporated by reference by 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 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\ EPA has 
made, and will continue to make, these materials generally available 
through www.regulations.gov and/or at the EPA Region 5 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 Order Reviews

    Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP 
submission that complies with the provisions of the 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 (Pub. L. 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, the SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian 
reservation land or in any other area where 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 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

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circuit by December 19, 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 section 307(b)(2).)

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen oxides, Ozone, 
Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: October 5, 2016.
Robert A. Kaplan,
Acting 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.  52.1870 the table in paragraph (c) is amended under 
``Chapter 3745-21 Carbon Monoxide, Ozone, Hydrocarbon Air Quality 
Standards, and Related Emission Requirements'' by revising the entry 
for 3745-21-09 ``Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds 
from Stationary Sources and Perchloroethylene from Dry Cleaning 
Facilities'' to read as follows:


Sec.  52.1870  Identification of plan.

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    (c) * * *

                                          EPA-Approved Ohio Regulations
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                                                      Ohio effective
      Ohio citation             Title/subject              date         EPA approval date           Notes
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  Chapter 3745-21 Carbon Monoxide, Ozone, Hydrocarbon Air Quality Standards, and Related Emission Requirements
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3745-21-09..............  Control of Emissions of         1/17/2014   10/18/2016, [Insert   except (U)(1)(h).
                           Volatile Organic                            Federal Register
                           Compounds from                              citation].
                           Stationary Sources and
                           Perchloroethylene from
                           Dry Cleaning Facilities.
 
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[FR Doc. 2016-24912 Filed 10-17-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6560-50-P



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