[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 203 (Tuesday, October 21, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 62932-62933]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24468]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2014-0711; FRL-9917-80-Region 9]

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to 
the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Stationary Source Permits

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
approve revisions to the applicable state implementation plan for the 
State of Nevada submitted by the Nevada Division of Environmental 
Protection. The revisions include amended State rules related to 
applications for, and issuance of, permits for stationary sources, but 
not including review and permitting of major sources and major 
modifications under parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act. EPA 
is taking action under the Clean Air Act obligation to take action on 
State submittals of revisions to state implementation plans. The 
intended effect of the proposed approval is to fix deficiencies in the 
previously-approved version of the permitting rules and to ensure that 
new or modified stationary sources do not interfere with attainment or 
maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards.

DATES: Any comments must arrive by November 20, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA-R09-OAR-
2014-0711, by one of the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-
line instructions.
    2. Email: R9airpermits@epa.gov.
    3. Mail or deliver: Laura Yannayon (AIR-3), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 
    Instructions: All comments 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 Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information that you 
consider CBI or otherwise protected should be clearly identified as 
such and should not be submitted through www.regulations.gov or email. 
www.regulations.gov is an ``anonymous access'' system, and EPA will not 

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your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body 
of your comment. If you send email directly to EPA, your email address 
will be automatically captured and included as part of the public 
comment. 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 
    Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available 
electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA Region 
IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all documents 
in the docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly 
available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), 
and some may not be publicly available in either location (e.g., CBI). 
To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment 
during normal business hours with the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER 

Hawthorne Street (AIR-3), San Francisco, CA 94105, phone number (415) 
972-3534 or by email at yannayon.laura@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposal addresses revisions to the 
Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were submitted by the 
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) on January 3, 2014 
and June 5, 2014. The revisions include the following amended rules 
that relate to the State of Nevada's minor source NSR program:

                                      Table 1--NSR Rules Submitted by NDEP
               Submitted rule                               Title                  Amended date   Submittal date
NAC 445B.22097.............................  Standards of quality for ambient           05/02/14        06/05/14
NAC 445B.308...............................  Prerequisites and conditions for           12/04/13        01/03/14
                                              issuance of certain operating
                                              permits; compliance with
                                              applicable state implementation
NAC 445B.311...............................  Environmental evaluation: Contents;        05/02/14        06/05/14
                                              consideration of good engineering
                                              practice stack height.

    In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register, we 
are approving the amended NSR rules listed above as revisions to the 
Nevada SIP in a direct final action without prior proposal because we 
believe the SIP revisions are not controversial. If we receive adverse 
comments, however, we will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct 
final rule and address the comments in subsequent action based on this 
proposed rule. Please note that if we receive adverse comment on an 
amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may 
be severed from the remainder of the rule, we may adopt as final those 
provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
    We do not plan to open a second comment period, so anyone 
interested in commenting should do so at this time. If we do not 
receive adverse comments, no further activity is planned. For further 
information, please see the direct final action.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Particulate matter, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides.

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

    Dated: September 29, 2014.
Alexis Strauss,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.
[FR Doc. 2014-24468 Filed 10-20-14; 8:45 am]