Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government


40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2012-0550; FRL-9718-2]

Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Diego County, Antelope Valley and Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Agencies

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDCAPCD) and Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD) and Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from coating of metal containers, closures and coils and from graphic arts operations and the provision of sampling and testing facilities required for permitting and from adhesives and sealant applications. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
DATES: Any comments on this proposal must arrive by October 22, 2012.
ADDRESSES: 1.Federal eRulemaking Portal: the on-line instructions.


3.Mail or deliver:Andrew Steckel (Air-4), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-3901.

Instructions:All comments will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online,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 throughwww.regulations.govor email.www.regulations.govis an "anonymous access" system, and EPA will not know 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 viruses.

Docket:Generally, documents in the docket for this action are available electronically atwww.regulations.govand in hard copy at EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all documents in the docket are listed,some information may be publicly available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material, large maps), 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 theFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACTsection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andy Steckel, EPA Region IX, (415) 947-4115,

This proposal addresses the following local rules: SDCAPCD Rule 67.4, Metal Container, Metal Closure and Metal Coil Coating Operations; SDCAPCD Rule 67.16, Metal Container, Graphic Arts Operations; MBUAPCD Rule 205, Provision of Sampling and Testing Facilities and AVAQMD 1168, Adhesive and Sealant Applications. In the Rules and Regulations section of thisFederal Register, we are approving these local rules in a direct final action without prior proposal because we believe these 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.

Dated: August 3, 2012. Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator, Region IX.