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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AT23 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Amendments to Implementing Regulations for Acting on State Plans 
Abstract:

The EPA is finalizing a suite of amendments to implementing regulations under 40 CFR part 60, subpart B. The EPA proposed six amendments governing the process for acting on Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d) state plans. These changes include: (1) Partial approval/disapproval mechanisms similar to CAA section 110(k)(3); (2) a conditional approval mechanism similar to CAA section 110(k)(4); (3) a mechanism for the EPA to make calls for plan revisions similar to the ‘‘SIP-call' provisions of CAA section 110(k)(5); (4) an error correction mechanism similar to CAA section 110(k)(6); (5) completeness criteria and a process for determining completeness of state plans and submittals similar to CAA section 110(k)(1) and (2); and (6) updates to the deadlines for the EPA action. These amendments are being finalized as a stand-alone final rule because once final, they will then be applicable to any future state and federal plans relating to Emission Guidelines promulgated pursuant to CAA section 111(d). The amendments to implementing regulations were proposed in the Clean Power Plan Federal Plan and Model Rule published on October 23, 2015.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Elyse Steiner
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 6301A,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 343-9141
Email: steiner.elyse@epa.gov

William H. Lamason
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code D205-02,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone:919 541-5374
Email: lamason.bill@epa.gov