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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[CA 32-2-6530; FRL-5007-7]

 

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California 
State Implementation Plan Revision; South Coast Air Quality Management 
Division; Ventura County Air Pollution Control District

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is finalizing the approval of revisions to the California 
State Implementation Plan (SIP) proposed in the Federal Register on 
March 15, 1994. The revisions concern rules from the South Coast Air 
Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the Ventura County Air 
Pollution Control District (VCAPCD). This approval action will 
incorporate these rules into the federally approved SIP. The intended 
effect of approving these rules is to regulate emissions of volatile 
organic compounds (VOCs) in accordance with the requirements of the 
Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). The revised rules 
control emissions of VOCs from the transfer of gasoline into storage or 
fuel tanks, and from crude oil and natural gas production and 
processing facilities. Thus, EPA is finalizing the approval of these 
revisions into the California SIP under provisions of the CAA regarding 
EPA action on SIP submittals, SIPs for national primary and secondary 
ambient air quality standards and plan requirements for nonattainment 
areas.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This action is effective on September 16, 1994.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the rule revisions and EPA's evaluation report for 
each rule are available for public inspection at EPA's Region IX office 
during normal business hours. Copies of the submitted rule revisions 
are available for inspection at the following locations:

    Rulemaking Section (A-5-3), Air and Toxics Division, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San 
Francisco, CA 94105.
    Environmental Protection Agency, Jerry Kurtzweg ANR 443, 401 
``M'' Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460.
    California Air Resources Board, Stationary Source Division, Rule 
Evaluation Section, 2020 ``L'' Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
    South Coast Air Quality Management District, 21865 E. Copley 
Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4182.
    Ventura County Air Pollution Control District, 702 County Square 
Drive, Ventura, California 93003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mae Wang, Rulemaking Section (A-5-3), 
Air and Toxics Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 
IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, Telephone: (415) 744-
1200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 15, 1994 in 59 FR 11958, EPA proposed to approve the 
following rules into the California SIP: SCAQMD Rule 461, Gasoline 
Transfer and Dispensing, and VCAPCD Rule 74.10, Components at Crude Oil 
and Natural Gas Production and Processing Facilities. Rule 461 was 
adopted by the SCAQMD on July 7, 1989, and submitted by the California 
Air Resources Board (CARB) to EPA on December 31, 1990. Rule 74.10 was 
adopted by the VCAPCD on June 16, 1992 and submitted by the CARB on 
September 14, 1992. These rules were submitted in response to EPA's 
1988 SIP-Call and the CAA section 182(a)(2)(A) requirement that 
nonattainment areas fix their reasonably available control technology 
(RACT) rules for ozone in accordance with EPA guidance that interpreted 
the requirements of the pre-amendment Act. A detailed discussion of the 
background for each of the above rules and nonattainment areas is 
provided in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) cited above.
    EPA has evaluated all of the above rules for consistency with the 
requirements of the CAA and EPA regulations and EPA interpretation of 
these requirements as expressed in the various EPA policy guidance 
documents referenced in the NPRM cited above. EPA has found that the 
rules meet the applicable EPA requirements. A detailed discussion of 
the rule provisions and evaluations has been provided in 59 FR 11958 
and in technical support documents (TSDs) available at EPA's Region IX 
office.

Response to Public Comments

    A 30-day public comment period was provided in 59 FR 11958. EPA did 
not receive any comments regarding these rules.

EPA Action

    EPA is finalizing this action to approve the above rules for 
inclusion into the California SIP. EPA is approving the submittal under 
section 110(k)(3) as meeting the requirements of section 110(a) and 
Part D of the CAA. This approval action will incorporate these rules 
into the federally approved SIP. The intended effect of approving these 
rules is to regulate emissions of VOCs in accordance with the 
requirements of the CAA.
    Nothing in this action should be construed as permitting or 
allowing or establishing a precedent for any future request for 
revision to any state implementation plan. Each request for revision to 
the state implementation plan shall be considered separately in light 
of specific technical, economic, and environmental factors and in 
relation to relevant statutory and regulatory requirements.

Regulatory Process

    This action has been classified as a Table 3 action by the Regional 
Administrator under the procedures published in the Federal Register on 
January 19, 1989 (54 FR 2214-2225), as revised by an October 4, 1993, 
memorandum from Michael H. Shapiro, Acting Assistant Administrator for 
Air and Radiation. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has 
exempted this regulatory action from Executive Order 12866 review.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental Protection Agency, Air pollution control, 
Hydrocarbons, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, 
Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Note: Incorporation by reference of the State Implementation 
Plan for the State of California was approved by the Director of the 
Federal Register on July 1, 1982.

    Dated: June 23, 1994.
John Wise,
Acting Regional Administrator.

    Part 52, chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is 
amended as follows:

PART 52--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q.

Subpart F--California

    2. Section 52.220 is amended by adding paragraphs (c)(182)(i)(A)(4) 
and (c)(189)(i)(B)(2) to read as follows:


Sec. 52.220  Identification of plan.

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    (c) * * *
    (182) * * *
    (i) * * *
    (A) * * *
    (4) Rule 461, adopted on July 7, 1989.
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    (189) * * *
    (i) * * *
    (B) * * *
    (2) Rule 74.10, adopted on June 16, 1992.
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