[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 217 (Thursday, November 8, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 66921-66927]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27217]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R01-OAR-2012-0255; A-1-FRL-9749-8]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
New Hampshire; Reasonably Available Control Technology Update To 
Address Control Techniques Guidelines Issued in 2006, 2007, and 2008

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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ACTION: Direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision 
submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revision establishes 
Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for several categories 
of volatile organic compound (VOC) sources. The intended effect of this 
action is to approve these requirements into the New Hampshire SIP. 
This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.

DATES: This direct final rule will be effective January 7, 2013, unless 
EPA receives adverse comments by December 10, 2012. 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 Number EPA-R01-
OAR-2012-0255 by one of the following methods:
    1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    2. Email: arnold.anne@epa.gov.
    3. Fax: (617) 918-0047.
    4. Mail: ``Docket Identification Number EPA-R01-OAR-2012-0255,'' 
Anne Arnold, Manager, Air Quality Planning Unit, Office of Ecosystem 
Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England 
Regional Office, 5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05-2), 
Boston, MA 02109-3912.
    5. Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: Anne Arnold, 
Manager, Air Quality Planning Unit, Office of Ecosystem Protection, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, 
5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05-2), Boston, MA 02109-
3912. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office's 
normal hours of operation. The Regional Office's official hours of 
business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding 
legal holidays.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID Number EPA-R01-OAR-
2012-0255. 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 through www.regulations.gov, or 
email, information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected. 
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 electronic docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, i.e., 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 either electronically in www.regulations.gov or 
in hard copy at Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, 5 Post Office 
Square--Suite 100, Boston, MA. EPA requests that if at all possible, 
you contact the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office's official 
hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
excluding legal holidays.
    In addition, the state's submittal is available for public 
inspection during normal business hours, by appointment at the State 
Air Agency: Air Resources Division, Department of Environmental 
Services, P.O. Box 95, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03302-0095.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Mackintosh, Air Quality Planning 
Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New England Regional 
Office, 5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail Code OEP05-02), Boston, 
MA 02109-3912, telephone 617-918-1584, facsimile 617-918-0584, email 
mackintosh.david@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ``we,'' 
``us,'' or ``our'' is used, we mean EPA.
    Organization of this document. The following outline is provided to 
aid in locating information in this preamble.

I. What action is EPA taking?
II. What is the background for this action?
III. What is included in New Hampshire's submittal?
IV. What is EPA's evaluation of New Hampshire's submittal?
V. Final Action
VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. What action is EPA taking?

    EPA is approving New Hampshire's Chapter Env-A 1200 ``Volatile 
Organic Compounds (VOCs) Reasonably Available Control Technology 
(RACT),'' specifically PART Env-A 1201 through 1222, submitted by the 
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) on July 26, 
2011, as meeting RACT for the VOC source categories covered by the 
Control Technique Guidelines (CTGs) issued by EPA in 2006, 2007, and 
2008. EPA is also approving negative declarations for the CTGs for 
which NH DES determined no applicable sources exist in New Hampshire.

II. What is the background for this action?

    In 1997, EPA revised the health-based National Ambient Air Quality 
Standard (NAAQS) for ozone, setting it at 0.08 parts per million (ppm) 
averaged over an 8-hour time frame. EPA set the 8-hour ozone standard 
based on scientific evidence demonstrating that ozone causes adverse 
health effects at lower ozone concentrations and over longer periods of 
time than was understood when the pre-existing 1-hour ozone standard 
was set. EPA determined that the 8-hour standard would be more 
protective of human health, especially with regard to children and 
adults who are active outdoors, and individuals with a pre-existing 
respiratory disease, such as asthma.
    On April 30, 2004, pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act, 
or CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., EPA designated portions of the country 
as being in nonattainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS (69 FR 23858). 
In New Hampshire, the Boston-Manchester-Portsmouth (SE), New Hampshire 
area was designated nonattainment for the 1997 ozone standard and 
classified as moderate, and the remainder of the state was designated 
as unclassifiable/attainment. New Hampshire is also part of the Ozone 
Transport Region (OTR) under Section 184(a) of the CAA.

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Sections 182(b)(2) and 184 of the CAA compel states with moderate and 
above ozone nonattainment areas, as well as areas in the OTR 
respectively, to submit a SIP revision requiring the implementation of 
RACT for sources covered by a CTG and for all major sources. A CTG is a 
document issued by EPA which establishes a ``presumptive norm'' for 
RACT for a specific VOC source category.
    Furthermore, effective on May 27, 2008, EPA made further revisions 
to the ozone NAAQS setting the 8-hour standard at 0.075 ppm (73 FR 
16436, March 27, 2008). Today's action does not address the 
requirements of the 2008 ozone NAAQS.
    On October 5, 2006, EPA issued four new CTGs which states were 
required to address by October 5, 2007 (71 FR 58745). Then, on October 
9, 2007, EPA issued three more CTGs which states were required to 
address by October 9, 2008 (72 FR 57215). Lastly, on October 7, 2008, 
EPA issued an additional four CTGs which states were required to 
address by October 7, 2009 (73 FR 58841). The State of New Hampshire 
submitted a SIP revision addressing all eleven CTGs on July 26, 2011.

III. What is included in New Hampshire's submittal?

    New Hampshire's SIP revision consists of updates to VOC RACT 
requirements to address the eleven EPA CTGs issued in 2006 through 
2008. New Hampshire adopted regulations for nine CTGs: Fiberglass boat 
manufacturing materials; flat wood paneling coatings; flexible package 
printing; industrial cleaning solvent; metal furniture coatings; 
miscellaneous industrial adhesives; miscellaneous metal and plastic 
parts coatings; offset lithographic printing and letterpress printing; 
and paper, film, and foil coatings. New Hampshire also submitted 
negative declarations for two CTGs: Automobile and light-duty truck 
assembly coatings; and large appliance coatings.

IV. What is EPA's evaluation of New Hampshire's submittal?

    New Hampshire's Paper, Film, and Foil Coatings Rule, PART Env-A 
1207, was previously approved by EPA on July 23, 2002 (67 FR 48033) and 
contained a general emissions limit of 0.35 kilograms of VOC per liter 
(kg VOC/l) of coating for facilities with actual emissions of 3 tons of 
VOC or more per year. The following are exempt: Application of a 
coating to vinyl or urethane coated fabric, or vinyl or urethane 
sheets; coating performed on or in-line with any offset lithographic, 
screen, letterpress, flexographic, rotogravure, or digital printing 
press; and size presses and on-machine coaters on papermaking machines 
that apply sizing, such as starch or water-base-clays. The revised 
regulation contains the same general emissions limit but now applies to 
a broader scope of activities consistent with EPA's CTG for Paper, 
Film, and Foil Coatings (EPA 453/R-07-003, September 2007). The 
regulation also includes additional requirements for facilities with a 
potential to emit 25 tons of VOC or more per year on or after January 
1, 2016. These facilities must meet lower VOC coating limits or use 
pollution control equipment meeting 90% control efficiency. There are 
also updated work practices and recordkeeping requirements for all 
applicable facilities. New Hampshire's revised rule is consistent with 
the CTG and satisfies the anti-back sliding requirements in Section 
110(l) of the CAA, since it applies to a broader scope of activities 
than the previously SIP-approved version of the rule.
    The New Hampshire Metal Furniture Coatings Rule, PART Env-A 1209, 
was previously approved by EPA on July 23, 2002 (67 FR 48033) and 
contained just one general coating limit of 0.36 kg VOC/l. New 
Hampshire's revised rule includes eight coating categories each of 
which has limits for baked or air-dried coatings ranging from 0.275 kg 
to 0.420 kg VOC/l. These limits are consistent with the limits 
recommended in the EPA CTG for Metal Furniture Coatings (EPA-453/R-07-
005, September 2007). While two specialty coating categories, 
pretreatment coatings and metallic coatings, have a higher limit (0.420 
kg VOC/l (baked or air dried)) than the previous general coating limit, 
the new general use coating limit has been reduced from 0.36 kg to 
0.275 kg VOC/l (baked or air dried). Since the general use coatings are 
applied more frequently than pretreatment and metallic coatings, fewer 
VOCs will be emitted in New Hampshire as a result of the new 
regulations. This approach is consistent with the EPA guidance 
memorandum entitled Approving SIP Revisions Addressing VOC RACT 
Requirements for Certain Coating Categories from Scott Mathias to 
Regional Air Division Directors dated March 17, 2011. Therefore, the 
revised rule satisfies the anti-back sliding requirements in Section 
110(l) of the CAA. PART Env-A 1209 allows for controls by equivalent 
emissions limits expressed in terms of mass of VOC per volume of solids 
as applied or the use of add-on controls capable of achieving an 
overall VOC efficiency of 90 percent. The revised rule also requires 
facilities to use work practices that limit VOC emissions and minimize 
spills during material application, storage, containment, conveyance, 
and mixing. The rule also updates record keeping requirements and 
revises the definition of metal furniture coatings in accordance with 
EPA's Metal Furniture Coating CTG. Specifically, decorative, 
protective, or functional materials that consist only of protective 
oils for metal, acids, bases, or any combination of these substances 
are not considered metal furniture coatings. Additionally, stencil 
coatings, safety indicating coatings, solid film lubricants, electric-
insulating and thermal conducting coatings, touch-up and repair 
coatings, and coating applications with hand-held aerosol cans are 
exempt
    New Hampshire's Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Plastic Parts 
Coatings Rule, PART Env-A 1212, was previously approved by EPA on July 
23, 2002 (67 FR 48033). The revised rule contains updated work 
practices, coating application methods, and recordkeeping requirements 
for all applicable facilities. While the regulation lists multiple 
types of coating applications methods, other coating application 
methods capable of achieving a transfer efficiency equivalent to, or 
better than, that provided by high-volume low-pressure (HVLP) spray 
application may also be used. The EPA CTG for Miscellaneous Metal and 
Plastic Parts Coatings (EPA-453/R-08-003, September 2008) defines 
transfer efficiency as ``the percent of coating applied to the metal 
furniture component or product.'' Additional control options permit 
equivalent emissions limits expressed in terms of mass of VOC per 
volume of solids as applied or the use of add-on controls capable of 
achieving an overall VOC efficiency of 90 percent.
    The new coating limits generally follow the recommendations in 
EPA's CTG for Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Coating, with the 
exception of three coating categories. New Hampshire adopted higher 
coating limits than the CTG for extreme high gloss topcoat, other 
substrate antifoulant coating, and antifouling sealer/tire. For these 
three categories, New Hampshire reviewed industry data and determined 
that for purpose of functionality, cost, and VOC emissions, the 
alternative limits adopted for these three coating categories 
constitute RACT. New Hampshire's approach is consistent with the EPA 
guidance memorandum entitled Control Technique Guidelines for 
Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Part Coatings--Industry Request for 
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Air Branch Chiefs, Regions I-X, dated June 1, 2010. The applicability 
threshold for plastic parts coatings was tightened from 10 tons total 
potential emissions to 3 tons actual VOC emissions per 12-month period, 
before controls. New Hampshire's new VOC coating limits are also lower 
than most of the previously SIP-approved limits. Although some 
specialty coatings limits are higher than previous limits, since the 
general use coating limit is lower and these coatings are more 
frequently used, coupled with the fact that the revised rule's 
applicability is broader, the revised rule reduces VOC emissions and 
satisfies the anti-back sliding requirements in Section 110(l) of the 
CAA. This analysis is also consistent with the EPA guidance memorandum 
entitled Approving SIP Revisions Addressing VOC RACT Requirements for 
Certain Coating Categories.
    New Hampshire's new PART Env-A 1214 Flat Wood Paneling is 
consistent with the recommendations for RACT found in EPA's CTG for 
Flat Wood Paneling Coatings (EPA-453/R-06-004, September 2006). This 
new regulation applies on or after January 1, 2016 to sources whose 
flat wood paneling coating operations have, before controls, combined 
actual emissions of 3 tons of VOC or more, during any consecutive 12-
month period. Applicable sources are required to limit VOC emissions by 
one of the following methods: An add-on pollution control device with 
90% efficiency; an emission limit of 350 grams of VOC per liter (g VOC/
l) of solids; or an emission limit of 250 g VOC/l of material, 
excluding water and exempt compounds. The rule also requires record 
keeping and work practices for handling VOC-containing coatings, 
thinners, cleaning materials, and coatings-related waste materials.
    New Hampshire's Rotogravure and Flexographic Printing Rule, PART 
Env-A 1215, was previously approved by EPA on July 23, 2002 (67 FR 
48033). The revised rule is consistent with the recommendations for 
RACT found in EPA's CTG for Flexible Package Printing (EPA-453/R-06-
003, September 2006). The revised rule adds compliance standards for 
any individual flexible-package printing press with a total potential 
to emit 25 tons of VOC or more per year on or after January 1, 2016, 
whereas the previous rule applied to only rotogravure and flexographic 
printing. Applicable flexible package printing sources are required to 
limit VOC emissions by one or more of the following techniques: Use of 
low-VOC content materials; averaging the VOC content of materials to 
meet low-VOC content standards; or operating add-on VOC pollution 
controls. The rule also requires record keeping and work practices for 
handling VOC-containing materials. Since New Hampshire's revised rule 
applies to more operations than the previously SIP-approved version, it 
satisfies the anti-back sliding requirements in Section 110(l) of the 
CAA.
    New Hampshire's Offset Lithographic Printing and Letterpress 
Printing Rule, PART Env-A 1216, was previously approved by EPA on July 
23, 2002 (67 FR 48033). The revised rule is consistent with the 
recommendations for RACT found in EPA's CTG for Offset Lithographic 
Printing and Letterpress Printing (EPA-453/R-06-002, September 2006). 
The applicability threshold of the rule was changed from 50 tons per 
year potential emissions to 3 tons per year actual emissions. The rule 
also now applies to letterpress printing operations, where it 
previously only applied to offset lithographic printing. All applicable 
facilities are required to maintain records and use work practices to 
reduce VOC emissions.\1\ New Hampshire's revised rule satisfies the 
anti-back sliding requirements in Section 110(l) of the CAA, since it 
applies to more operations than the previously SIP-approved version of 
the rule.
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    \1\ Env-A 1205.08 subjects all sources that fall under the 
requirements of Env-A 1200 to record keeping obligations in Env-A 
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    New Hampshire's new Fiberglass Boat Manufacturing Rule, PART Env-A 
1219, is consistent with the recommendations for RACT found in EPA's 
CTG for Fiberglass Boat Manufacturing Materials (EPA-453/R-08-004, 
September 2008). This new regulation applies to fiberglass boat 
manufacturing operations that on or after January 1, 2016 have, before 
controls, combined actual emissions of 3 tons of VOC or more, during 
any consecutive 12-month period, from the use of gel coats, resins, and 
materials used to clean application equipment. Applicable sources are 
required to limit VOC emissions by one of the following prescribed 
techniques: Use of low-VOC content materials; averaging the VOC content 
of materials to meet low-VOC content standards; use of a facility-
specific VOC mass emission limit; or the operation of VOC pollution 
control devices. The new regulation also specifies work practices to 
reduce VOC emissions during the application, storage, mixing, and 
conveyance of coatings, resins, and cleaning materials.
    New Hampshire's new Miscellaneous Industrial Adhesives, PART Env-A 
1220, is consistent with the recommendations for RACT found in EPA's 
CTG for Miscellaneous Industrial Adhesives (EPA-453/R-08-005, September 
2008). The new regulation applies to miscellaneous industrial adhesive 
and adhesive primer application processes, including related cleaning 
activities with combined actual emissions of 3 tons of VOC or more, 
during any consecutive 12-month period on or after January 1, 2016. The 
use of industrial adhesives by sources regulated by another CTG 
category is exempt from the regulation. Applicable sources are required 
to limit their VOC emissions by using a combination of low-VOC 
adhesives, specified application methods, and add-on control equipment, 
or an overall control efficiency of 85%. The new regulation also 
specifies application methods, as well as work practices for waste and 
cleaning materials, to further limit VOC emissions from industrial 
adhesive activities.
    New Hampshire's Industrial Cleaning Solvents Rule, PART Env-A 1221, 
is consistent with the recommendations for RACT found in EPA's CTG for 
Industrial Cleaning Solvents (EPA-453/R-06-001, September 2006). 
Previously, this rule only applied to cold cleaning, vapor degreasing, 
and conveyorized degreasing operations. New provisions were added to 
address the Industrial Cleaning Solvents CTG. These new provisions 
apply to sources that use organic solvents in their cleaning activities 
with actual emissions, before controls, of 3 tons or more during any 
consecutive 12-month period on or after January 1, 2016. The use of 
industrial cleaning solvents for certain specialty applications and 
sources regulated by another CTG category are exempt from the 
regulation. Applicable sources are required to limit VOC emissions by 
using cleaning solvents that contain no more than 50 g VOC/l or have a 
composite vapor pressure of 8.0 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) at 20 
degrees Celsius (with the exception of cold cleaning operations for 
which the rule prohibits the use of solvents having a vapor pressure of 
1.0 mm Hg or greater at 20 degrees Celsius), or by using add-on control 
equipment. The work practices in the regulation minimize VOC emissions 
during the use, handling, storage, and disposal of cleaning solvents.
    New Hampshire's SIP revision also includes numerous minor revisions 
such as chapter renumbering, updated citations, and references to the 
newly adopted regulations. These updates include PARTS Env-A 1201 
through 1206, 1208, 1210, 1211, 1213, 1217, 1218, and 1222. Throughout 
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date'' is understood to mean June 1, 2011. PART Env-A 1205 RACT 
Procedures has been revised to include conducting a public hearing on 
proposed RACT orders, if requested, rather than always conducting a 
hearing. Additionally, where PART Env-A 1205 uses the term ``weighted 
average'' EPA interprets this to be the sum of the VOC emissions 
divided by the sum of the weights. In PART Env-A 1213.11, the formula 
for calculating ``percentage reduction'' is now defined in PART Env-A 
800 Testing and Monitoring Procedures. PART Env-A 1217.07(d)(3) and (5) 
both reference ``a,'' ``b,'' and ``c,'' which EPA interprets as 
actually referencing ``1,'' ``2,'' and ``3,'' respectively.
    New Hampshire's SIP revision also includes negative declarations 
for two CTGs: Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Assembly Coatings (EPA-
453/R-08-006, September 2008); and Large Appliance Coatings (EPA-453/R-
07-004, September 2007). NH DES based these negative declarations on 
periodic field inspections, information from their air permitting 
program, and a search by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and 
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code of databases 
maintained both by the NH DES and by the New Hampshire Manufacturers' 
Association. A survey was also made of facilities with reported SIC or 
NAICS codes indicating that they might conduct Large Appliance Coating 
operations. Upon questioning, it was determined that none of the 
facilities was subject to the CTG.
    In summary, as noted above, EPA has reviewed New Hampshire's new 
and revised VOC regulations and found that they are consistent with the 
relevant CTGs. In addition, New Hampshire's process for determining the 
categories for which the state should make negative declarations was 
reasonable. Therefore, EPA concludes that New Hampshire has met the CAA 
requirement to adopt RACT for all the 2006, 2007, and 2008 CTGs.

V. Final Action

    EPA is approving and incorporating into the SIP, New Hampshire's 
Chapter Env-A 1200, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Reasonably 
Available Control Technology (RACT), specifically, PART Env-A 1201 
through PART Env-A 1222, as meeting RACT for the following CTG 
categories: Fiberglass boat manufacturing materials; flat wood paneling 
coatings; flexible package printing; industrial cleaning solvents; 
metal furniture coatings; miscellaneous industrial adhesives; 
miscellaneous metal parts and plastic parts coatings; offset 
lithographic printing and letterpress printing; and paper, film, and 
foil coatings. EPA is also approving New Hampshire's negative 
declarations for two categories: Automobile and light-duty truck 
assembly coatings; and large appliance coatings. New Hampshire has, 
therefore, met the CAA requirement to adopt RACT for all of the 2006, 
2007, and 2008 CTGs.
    The EPA is publishing this action without prior proposal because 
the Agency views this as a noncontroversial amendment and anticipates 
no adverse comments. However, in the proposed rules section of this 
Federal Register publication, EPA is publishing a separate document 
that will serve as the proposal to approve the SIP revision should 
relevant adverse comments be filed. This rule will be effective January 
7, 2013 without further notice unless the Agency receives relevant 
adverse comments by December 10, 2012.
    If the EPA receives such comments, then EPA will publish a notice 
withdrawing the final rule and informing the public that the rule will 
not take effect. All public comments received will then be addressed in 
a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule. The EPA will not 
institute a second comment period on the proposed rule. All parties 
interested in commenting on the proposed rule should do so at this 
time. If no such comments are received, the public is advised that this 
rule will be effective on January 7, 2013 and no further action will be 
taken on the proposed rule. 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.

VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Under the Clean Air Act, 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, EPA's role is to approve state 
choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. 
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 Clean Air Act; 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.

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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 January 7, 2013. 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, Carbon monoxide, 
Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen 
dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: October 25, 2012.
H. Curtis Spalding,
Regional Administrator, EPA New England.
    Part 52 of chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
is amended as follows:

PART 52--[AMENDED]

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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 EE--New Hampshire

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2. Section 52.1520 is amended by:
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a. In paragraph (c), in the table titled ``EPA-Approved New Hampshire 
Regulations'', by revising the entry for existing state citation Env-A 
1200; and
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b. In paragraph (e), in the table titled ``New Hampshire Non 
Regulatory'', by adding a new entry for Negative Declarations at the 
end of the table.
    The revised and added text reads as follows:


Sec.  52.1520  Identification of plan.

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    (c) EPA approved regulations.

                                     EPA-Approved New Hampshire Regulations
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          State citation              Title/subject     effective date          \1\              Explanations
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Env-A 1200.......................  Volatile Organic           05/26/11  11/8/12 [Insert      Approved PART Env-A
                                    Compounds (VOCs)                     Federal Register     1201 through 1222
                                    Reasonably                           page number where    for the following
                                    Available Control                    the document         CTG categories:
                                    Technology (RACT).                   begins].             Fiberglass boat
                                                                                              manufacturing
                                                                                              materials; flat
                                                                                              wood paneling
                                                                                              coatings; flexible
                                                                                              package printing;
                                                                                              industrial
                                                                                              cleaning solvent;
                                                                                              metal furniture
                                                                                              coatings;
                                                                                              miscellaneous
                                                                                              industrial
                                                                                              adhesives;
                                                                                              miscellaneous
                                                                                              metal parts and
                                                                                              plastic parts
                                                                                              coatings; offset
                                                                                              lithographic
                                                                                              printing and
                                                                                              letterpress
                                                                                              printing; and
                                                                                              paper, film, and
                                                                                              foil coatings.
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\1\ In order to determine the EPA effective date for a specific provision listed in this table, consult the
  Federal Register notice cited in this column for the particular provision.

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                                                              New Hampshire Non Regulatory
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                                                                      State
 Name of non regulatory SIP provision  Applicable geographic or  submittal date/           EPA approved date \3\                    Explanations
                                          nonattainment area     effective date
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Negative Declarations included in New  Statewide...............      07/26/2011  11/8/12 [Insert Federal Register page      Includes negative
 Hampshire's State Implementation                                                 number where the document begins].         declarations for the
 Plan Revision for the 2006, 2007,                                                                                           following CTG categories:
 and 2008 Control Techniques                                                                                                 Large appliance coatings;
 Guidelines.                                                                                                                 and automobile and light-
                                                                                                                             duty truck assembly
                                                                                                                             coatings.
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\3\ In order to determine the EPA effective date for a specific provision listed in this table, consult the Federal Register notice cited in this column
  for the particular provision.

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[FR Doc. 2012-27217 Filed 11-7-12; 8:45 am]
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