[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 120 (Friday, June 23, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 28561-28562]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12968]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 60

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2014-0292; FRL-9963-67-OAR]


Correction to Incorporations by Reference

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action to 
correct paragraph numbering in the Incorporations by Reference (IBR) 
section of our regulations that specifically lists material that can be 
purchased from the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). 
This action assigns the appropriate IBR paragraph numbers by correcting 
paragraph ordering errors.

DATES:  Effective: June 23, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Lula H. Melton, Air Quality 
Assessment Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards 
(E143-02), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 
27711; telephone number: (919) 541-2910; fax number: (919) 541-0516; 
email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  This action corrects paragraph ordering 
errors in 40 CFR 60.17(h) as highlighted in the editorial note at the 
end of Sec.  60.17. The editorial note mentions that amendments could 
not be incorporated into Sec.  60.17(h) as requested in a final rule 
published August 30, 2016 (Revisions to Test Methods, Performance 
Specifications, and Testing Regulations for Air Emission Sources (81 FR 
59799)), because paragraph (h)(207) already existed as of the effective 
date. This issue occurred when two rules that both added incorporation 
by reference paragraphs in Sec.  60.17(h) published out of order.
    Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(3)(B), provides that, when an agency for good cause finds that 
notice and public procedure are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary 
to the public interest, the agency may issue a rule without providing 
notice and an opportunity for public comment. We have determined that 
there is good cause for making this technical amendment final without 
prior proposal and opportunity for public amendment because only simple 
publication errors are being corrected that do not

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substantially change the agency actions taken in the final rule. Thus, 
notice and public procedure are unnecessary. (See also the final 
sentence of section 307(d)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 
307(d)(1)), indicating that the good cause provisions in subsection 
553(b) of the APA continue to apply to this type of rulemaking under 
section 307(d) of the CAA.)

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 60

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference.

    Dated: June 2, 2017.
Sarah Dunham,
Acting Assistant Administrator.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Environmental 
Protection Agency amends title 40, chapter I of the Code of Federal 
Regulations as follows:

PART 60--STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES

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1. The authority citation for part 60 continues to read as follows:

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

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2. In Sec.  60.17:
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a. Redesignate paragraphs (h)(191) through (202), (204), (205), and 
(207) as follows:

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               Old paragraph                        New paragraph
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(h)(191)..................................  (h)(192)
(h)(192)..................................  (h)(193)
(h)(193)..................................  (h)(194)
(h)(194)..................................  (h)(195)
(h)(195)..................................  (h)(196)
(h)(196)..................................  (h)(197)
(h)(197)..................................  (h)(198)
(h)(198)..................................  (h)(199)
(h)(199)..................................  (h)(200)
(h)(200)..................................  (h)(201)
(h)(201)..................................  (h)(204)
(h)(202)..................................  (h)(209)
(h)(204)..................................  (h)(205)
(h)(205)..................................  (h)(207)
(h)(207)..................................  (h)(208)
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b. Add paragraphs (h)(191) and (h)(202).
    The additions read as follows:


Sec.  60.17  Incorporations by reference.

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    (h) * * *
    (191) ASTM D6911-15, Standard Guide for Packaging and Shipping 
Environmental Samples for Laboratory Analysis, approved January 15, 
2015, IBR approved for appendix A-8: Method 30B.
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    (202) ASTM E617-13, Standard Specification for Laboratory Weights 
and Precision Mass Standards, approved May 1, 2013, IBR approved for 
appendix A-3: Methods 4, 5, 5H, 5I, and appendix A-8: Method 29.
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[FR Doc. 2017-12968 Filed 6-22-17; 8:45 am]
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