[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 76 (Friday, April 19, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 23497]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09304]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 63

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0600; FRL-9801-4]
RIN 2060-AQ60


Reconsideration Petition From the National Association of Surface 
Finishers for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutant Emissions: Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and 
Chromium Anodizing Tanks; and Steel Pickling--HCl Process Facilities 
and Hydrochloric Acid Regeneration Plants

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Final Action Denying Petition for Reconsideration.

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SUMMARY: This action provides notice that on March 28, 2013, the Acting 
EPA Administrator, Bob Perciasepe, signed a letter denying a petition 
for reconsideration of the final rule published in the Federal Register 
on September 19, 2012. The rule established new emission limits for 
hard and decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing 
tanks, and steel pickling--HCl process facilities and hydrochloric acid 
regeneration plants.

DATES: Effective: April 19, 2013.
    Petitions: Any petitions for review of the letter and enclosure 
denying the petition for reconsideration described in this document 
must be filed in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia 
Circuit by June 18, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Phil Mulrine, Sector Policies and 
Programs Division (D243-02), Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, 
North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-5289; fax number: 
(919) 541-3207; email address: mulrine.phil@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Description of Action: The EPA is providing notice that it has 
denied a petition for reconsideration of a final rule published in the 
Federal Register on September 19, 2012. The rule established new 
emission limits for hard and decorative chromium electroplating and 
chromium anodizing tanks, and steel pickling--HCl process facilities 
and hydrochloric acid regeneration plants, and was issued pursuant to 
the EPA's authority under sections 112(d)(6) and (f)(2) of the Clean 
Air Act (CAA). After publication of the rule, the EPA received a 
petition for reconsideration of the final rule from the National 
Association of Surface Finishers (NASF). After carefully considering 
the petition and supporting information, the Acting EPA Administrator, 
Bob Perciasepe, denied the petition for reconsideration on March 28, 
2013, in a letter to the petitioner. The EPA denied the petition 
because it failed to meet the criteria for reconsideration in CAA 
section 307(d)(7)(B). The letter and an accompanying enclosure explain 
in detail the EPA's reasons for the denial.

I. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    This Federal Register notice, the petition for reconsideration and 
the letter denying the petition for reconsideration are available in 
the docket that the EPA established under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0600. The document identification number for the petition for 
reconsideration is: NASF, EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0600-0693. The document 
identification number for EPA's response letter is: NASF, EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0600-0695. All documents in the docket are listed on the 
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 
electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA 
Docket Center (Air Docket), EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 
566-1744 and the telephone number for the Air Docket is (202) 566-1742.
    This Federal Register notice, the petition for reconsideration and 
the letter denying the petition can also be found on the EPA's Web site 
at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/chrome/chromepg.html.

II. Judicial Review

    Any petitions for review of the letter and enclosure denying the 
petition for reconsideration described in this Notice must be filed in 
the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by June 18, 
2013.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 63

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Air pollution control, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: April 12, 2013.
Bob Perciasepe,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-09304 Filed 4-18-13; 8:45 am]
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