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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AI97 Publication ID: Spring 2010 
Title: Inspection/Maintenance Program Requirements for Federal Facilities; Amendment 
Abstract: EPA has had oversight and policy development authority for Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) programs since the passage of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in 1970. The 1977 amendments to the CAA mandated I/M for certain areas with long-term air quality problems and the 1990 amendments set forth standards for implementation of I/M programs. EPA used the statutory requirements of the Act, including I/M requirements for Federal facilities, to promulgate regulations which States would use in the development of their I/M State Implementation Plans (SIPs). The Department of Justice has now ruled that Federal sovereign immunity was not fully waived under the CAA for those requirements and EPA should amend its rule to remove the requirement that States include those elements in their SIPs. EPA is proposing to: (1) Amend the Federal facilities I/M requirements by removing that section; (2) correct existing I/M SIP approval actions which include these elements; (3) establish new Federal facilities I/M program requirements which Federal facilities in I/M program areas must meet in order to comply with the Act; and (4) designate for each State which section of the Act Federal agencies must comply with based on how that State promulgated its I/M regulations. These changes will have minimal to no impact on the States as no new requirements are being created. The States are under no obligation, legal or otherwise, to modify existing SIPs meeting the previously applicable requirements as a result of this action, nor will emissions reduction credit be affected. However, the changes will clarify for affected Federal facilities what they must do to meet the CAA requirements by establishing new regulations per those requirements. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 (Revision); 40 CFR 93 (New) 
Legal Authority: 23 USC 101; 42 USC 7401 et seq 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Direct Final Action  11/00/2011   
Additional Information: SAN No. 4348.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kathryn Sargeant
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
NVFEL S77,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone:734 214-4441
Email: Sargeant.Kathryn@epamail.epa.gov

Sara Schneeberg
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
2344A,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-5592
Email: schneeberg.sara@epamail.epa.gov

 
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