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Title 40 Part 52 → Subpart E

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Title 40Chapter ISubchapter CPart 52 → Subpart E


Title 40: Protection of Environment
PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS


§52.170   Identification of plan.

(a) Purpose and scope. This section sets forth the applicable State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Arkansas under section 110 of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7410, and 40 CFR part 51 to meet national ambient air quality standards.

(b) Incorporation by reference. (1) Material listed in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section with an EPA approval date prior to December 1, 2005, was approved for incorporation by reference by the Director of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Material is incorporated as it exists on the date of the approval, and notice of any change in the material will be published in the Federal Register. Entries in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section with EPA approval dates after December 1, 2005, will be incorporated by reference in the next update to the SIP compilation.

(2) EPA Region 6 certifies that the rules/regulations provided by EPA in the SIP compilation at the addresses in paragraph (b)(3) of this section are an exact duplicate of the officially promulgated State rules/regulations that have been approved as part of the State implementation plan as of December 1, 2005.

(3) Copies of the materials incorporated by reference may be inspected at https://www.epa.gov/sips-ar or the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 1201 Elm Street, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75270-2102. If you wish to obtain material from the EPA Regional Office, please call (800) 887-6063 or (214) 665-2760.

(c) EPA approved regulations.

EPA-Approved Regulations in the Arkansas SIP

State citation Title/subject State
submittal/effective date
EPA approval date Explanation
Regulation No. 19: Regulations of the Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control
Chapter 1: Title, Intent and Purpose
Reg. 19.101Title3/24/20178/8/2018, 83 FR 38964
Reg. 19.102Applicability2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.103Intent and Construction3/24/20178/8/2018, 83 FR 38964
Reg. 19.104Severability11/18/20123/4/2015, 80 FR 11573
Chapter 2: Definitions
Chapter 2Definitions3/24/20178/8/2018, 83 FR 38964The definition of VOC was approved on 12/21/2017, 82 FR 60517. The definition of National Ambient Air Quality Standards was approved on 9/20/2018, 83 FR 47569.
Chapter 3: Protection of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Reg. 19.301Purpose3/24/20178/8/2018, 83 FR 38964
Reg. 19.302Department Responsibilities2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.303Regulated Sources Responsibilities2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.304Delegated Federal Programs3/24/20178/8/2018, 83 FR 38964
Chapter 4: Minor Source Review
Reg. 19.401General Applicability3/24/20176/29/2018, 83 FR 30553Includes supplemental information provided on 11/30/2015, 5/26/2016, 7/5/2017, and 3/16/2018.
Reg. 19.402Approval Criteria2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.403Owner/Operator's Responsibilities2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.404Required Information2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.405Action on Application3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 19.406Public Participation3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 19.407Permit Amendments3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 19.408Exemption from Permitting2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.409Transition2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.410Permit Revocation and Cancellation2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.411General Permits7/26/20108/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 19.412Dispersion Modeling3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 19.413Confidentiality7/26/20108/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 19.414Operational Flexibility-Applicant's Duty to Apply for Alternative Scenarios7/26/20108/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 19.415Changes Resulting in No Emissions Increases3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 19.416Permit Flexibility7/26/20108/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 19.417Registration7/26/20106/29/2018, 83 FR 30553Includes supplemental information provided on 11/30/2015, 5/26/2016, 7/5/2017, and 3/16/2018.
Chapter 5: General Emission Limitations Applicability to Equipment
Reg. 19.501Purpose2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.502General Regulations3/24/20178/8/2018, 83 FR 38964
Reg. 19.503Visible Emission Regulations1/25/20093/4/2015, 80 FR 11573
Reg. 19.504Stack Height/Dispersion Regulations3/24/20178/8/2018, 83 FR 38964
Reg. 19.505Revised Emissions Limitation1/25/20093/4/2015, 80 FR 11573
Chapter 6: Upset and Emergency Conditions
Reg. 19.601Upset Conditions1/25/20093/4/2015, 80 FR 11573
Reg. 19.602Emergency Conditions1/25/20093/4/2015, 80 FR 11573
Chapter 7: Sampling, Monitoring, and Reporting Requirements
Reg. 19.701Purpose2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.702Air Emissions Sampling3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 19.703Continuous Emissions Monitoring3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 19.704Notice of Completion2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.705Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements6/22/20071/15/2009, 74 FR 2383
Reg. 19.706Public Availability of Emissions Data2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Chapter 9: Prevention of Significant Deterioration
Reg. 19.901Title3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 19.902Purposes1/25/20094/2/2013, 78 FR 19596
Reg. 19.903Definitions3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 19.904Adoption of Regulations3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Chapter 10: Regulations for the Control of Volatile Organic Compounds in Pulaski County
Reg. 19.1001Title2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.1002Purpose1/25/20093/4/2015, 80 FR 11573
Reg. 19.1003Definitions1/25/20093/4/2015, 80 FR 11573
Reg. 19.1004General Provisions1/25/20093/4/2015, 80 FR 11573
Reg. 19.1005Provisions for Specific Processes1/25/20093/4/2015, 80 FR 11573
Reg. 19.1006Severability2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Chapter 11: Major Source Permitting Procedures
Chapter 11Major Source Permitting Procedures3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Chapter 13: Stage I Vapor Recovery
Reg. 19.1301Provisions for Specific Processes1/25/20093/4/2015, 80 FR 11573
Reg. 19.1302Applicability2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.1303Definitions3/24/20178/8/2018, 83 FR 38964
Reg. 19.1304Exemptions2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.1305Prohibited Activities2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.1306Record Keeping2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.1307Inspections2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.1308Vapor Recovery Systems3/24/20178/8/2018, 83 FR 38964
Reg. 19.1309Gasoline Delivery Vessels2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.1310Owner/Operator Responsibility2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.1311Test Methods2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 19.1312Effective Date2/3/20054/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Chapter 14—CAIR NOX Ozone Season Trading Program General Provisions
Reg. 19.1401Adoption of Regulations3/24/20178/8/2018, 83 FR 38964
Reg. 19.1402State Trading Budget7/15/20079/26/2007, 72 FR 54556
Reg. 19.1403Timing Requirements for CAIR NOX Ozone Season Allowance Allocations7/15/20079/26/2007, 72 FR 54556
Reg. 19.1404CAIR NOX Ozone Season Allowance Allocations9/16/20094/17/2014, 79 FR 21631
Chapter 15: Regional Haze
Reg. 19.1501Purpose1/25/20093/12/2012, 77 FR 14604
Reg. 19.1502Definitions3/24/20178/8/2018, 83 FR 38964
Reg. 19.1503BART Eligible Sources1/25/20093/12/2012, 77 FR 14604
Reg. 19.1504Facilities Subject-to-BART3/24/20178/8/2018, 83 FR 38964
Reg. 19.1505BART Requirements1/25/20093/12/2012, 77 FR 14604The following portions of Reg. 19.1505 are disapproved: (A)(1) and (2), (B), (C), (D)(1) and (2), (E), (F)(1) and (2), (G)(1) and (2), (H), (I)(1) and (2), (J)(1) and (2), (K), (L), (M)(1), and (N).
Reg. 19.1506Compliance Provisions1/25/20093/12/2012, 77 FR 14604The requirement to demonstrate compliance with the BART limits listed in Reg. 19.1505 (A)(1) and (2), (B), (C), (D)(1) and (2), (E), (F)(1) and (2), (G)(1) and (2), (H), (I)(1) and (2), (J)(1) and (2), (K), (L), (M)(1), and (N) is disapproved.
Reg. 19.1507Permit Reopening1/25/20093/12/2012, 77 FR 14604
Appendix A: Insignificant Activities List
Appendix AInsignificant Activities List3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Appendix B: National Ambient Air Quality Standards List
Appendix BNational Ambient Air Quality Standards List3/24/20178/8/2018, 83 FR 38964The revision to Particle Pollution, PM2.5 was approved on 9/20/2018, 83 FR 47569.
Regulation 26: Regulations of the Arkansas Operating Permit Program
Chapter 3: Requirements for Permit Applicability
Reg. 26.301Requirement for a permit7/26/20108/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 26.302Sources subject to permitting3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Chapter 4: Applications for Permits
Reg. 26.401Duty to apply3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 26.402Standard application form and required information3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 26.407Complete application3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 26.409Applicant's duty to supplement correct application7/26/20108/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 26.410Certification by responsible official7/26/20108/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Chapter 5: Action on Application
Reg. 26.501Action on part 70 permit applications7/26/20108/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 26.502Final action on permit application3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Chapter 6: Permit Review by the Public, Affected States, and EPA
Reg. 26.601Applicability7/26/20108/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 26.602Public participation3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 26.603Transmission of permit information to the Administrator3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Reg. 26.604Review of draft permit by affected States3/24/20178/23/2019, 84 FR 44235
Regulation No. 31: Nonattainment New Source Review Requirements
Chapter 1: Title, Intent, and Purpose
Reg. 31.101Title7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.102Applicability7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.103Severability7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Chapter 2: Definitions
Chapter 2Definitions7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Chapter 3: Preconstruction review
Reg. 31.301Requirement for a Permit7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.302Required Information7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.303Approval Criteria7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.304Offsets7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.305Zones Targeted for Economic Development7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.306Control Technology Information7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.307Approval to Construct7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.308Applicability of Nonattainment Review7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.309Applicability of Other Regulations7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Chapter 4: Applicability Tests
Reg. 31.401Actual-to-Projected-Actual Applicability Test7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.402Actual-to-Potential Test7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.403[Reserved]7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.404[Reserved]7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.405Emission Baseline Credits7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.406Relaxation of Limits7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.407Modifications to Existing Units7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.408Public Availability of Information7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.409Applicability of Nitrogen Oxides7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.410Offset Requirements7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.411PM10 Precursors7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Chapter 5: [Reserved]
Chapter 6: [Reserved]
Chapter 7: [Reserved]
Chapter 8: Actual PALS
Reg. 31.801Applicability7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.802Definitions7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.803Permit Application Requirements7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.804General Requirements for Establishing PALs7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.805Public Participation Requirement for PALs7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.806Setting the 10-year Actuals PAL Level7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.807Contents of the PAL Permit7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.808Reopening of the PAL Permit7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.809PAL Effective Period7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.810Expiration of a PAL7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.811Renewal of a PAL7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.812Increasing a PAL During the PAL Effective Period7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.813Monitoring Requirements for PALs7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.814Recordkeeping Requirements7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.815Reporting and Notification Requirements7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Reg. 31.816Transition Requirements7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Chapter 9: Effective Date
Reg. 31.901Effective Date7/3/20064/12/2007, 72 FR 18394
Regulation No. 9: Fee Regulation
Chapter 1Title7/9/20124/30/2015, 80 FR 24216
Chapter 2Definitions7/9/20124/30/2015, 80 FR 24216The following definitions do not relate to the air program and are not being approved into the SIP: “Category”, “Certificate”, “Confined Animal Operation”, “Discretionary Major Facility”, “Evaluation”, “Laboratory“, “Major Municipal Facility”, “Non-Municipal Major Facility”, “Parameter”, “Program”.
Chapter 3Permit Fee Payment7/9/20124/30/2015, 80 FR 24216
Chapter 5Air Permit Fees7/9/20124/30/2015, 80 FR 24216
Chapter 9Administrative Procedures7/9/20124/30/2015, 80 FR 24216

(d) EPA-approved State source-specific requirements.

EPA-Approved Arkansas Source-Specific Requirements

Name of sourcePermit or Order No.State
approval/
effective
date
EPA approval dateComments
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation Carl E. Bailey Generating StationAdministrative Order LIS No. 18-0718/7/20189/27/2019, 84 FR 51033Unit 1.
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation John L. McClellan Generating StationAdministrative Order LIS No. 18-0718/7/20189/27/2019, 84 FR 51033Unit 1.
Southwestern Electric Power Company Flint Creek Power PlantAdministrative Order LIS No.
18-072
8/7/20189/27/2019, 84 FR 51033Unit 1.
Entergy Arkansas, Inc. Lake Catherine PlantAdministrative Order LIS No. 18-0738/7/20189/27/2019, 84 FR 51033Unit 4.
Entergy Arkansas, Inc. White Bluff PlantAdministrative Order LIS No. 18-0738/7/20189/27/2019, 84 FR 51033Units 1, 2, and Auxiliary Boiler.
Entergy Arkansas, Inc. Independence PlantAdministrative Order LIS No. 18-0738/7/20189/27/2019, 84 FR 51033Units 1 and 2.

(e) EPA-approved nonregulatory provisions and quasi-regulatory measures.

EPA-Approved Statutes in the Arkansas SIP

State citationTitle/subjectState
submittal/
effective
date
EPA approval dateExplanation
Arkansas Water and Air Pollution Control Act—Part I
82.1901Title of Act1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82.1902Definitions1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82.1903Pollution Control Commission1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82.1904Powers and Duties of Commission1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82.1905Persons Operating Disposal System—Furnishing Information and Permitting Examinations and Surveys1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82.1906Hearing Before Commission or Member—Appeal Procedure1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82.1907Co-operation with Agency of Another State or United States1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82.1908Actions Declared Public Nuisance—Permit to Construct, Make Changes in or Operate Disposal System—Submission of Plans1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82.1909Violation of Act a Misdemeanor—Pollution a Nuisance—Abatement1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
Arkansas Environmental Permit Fees Act (Act 817 of 1983)
82-1916 thru 82-1921Permit Fees Act12/16/198511/12/1986, 51 FR 40975Ref 522.200(c)(24).
Arkansas Water and Air Pollution Control Act—Part II
82-1931Air Pollution-State Policy1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82-1932Purpose of Act1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82-1933Definitions1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82-1934Exemptions1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82-1935Powers of Commission1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82-1936Factors in Exercise of Commission Powers1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82-1937Industrial Secrets Confidential—Revealing a Misdemeanor11/25/19858/4/1986, 51 FR 27840Ref 52.200(c)(23).
82-1938Unlawful Acts1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82-1939Variance from Regulations1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82-1940Application of Water Pollution Provisions1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82-1941Political Subdivision Forbidden to Legislate on Air Pollution1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82-1942Radiation Control Law Not Amended or Repealed—No Authority to Commission Over Employer-Employee Relationships1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
82-1943Private Rights Unchanged1/28/19725/31/1972, 37 FR 10841Ref 52.200(a) & (b).
Small Business Assistance Program Act (Act 251 of 1993)
Act 251SBAP Act2/26/19933/8/1995, 60 FR 12691Ref 52.200(c)(31).

EPA-Approved Control Measures in the Arkansas SIP

Control measuresApplicable geographic or nonattainment areaState
submittal/
effective
date
EPA approval dateExplanation
Air Quality SurveillanceStatewide4/24/19808/6/1981, 46 FR 40005Ref 52.200(c)(6) & (20).
Lead SIPStatewide12/10/19794/16/1982, 47 FR 16328Ref 52.200(c)(17).
Protection of Visibility in Mandatory Class I Federal AreasStatewide6/12/19852/10/1986, 51 FR 4910Ref 52.200(c)(22).
Part II of the Visibility Protection PlanStatewide10/9/19877/21/1988, 53 FR 27514Ref 52.200(c)(25).
Good Engineering Practice Stack Height RegulationsStatewide6/1/19872/23/1989, 54 FR 7764Ref 52.200(c)(26).
Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance ProgramStatewide11/6/19923/8/1995, 60 FR 12691Ref 52.200(c)(31).

EPA-Approved Non-Regulatory Provisions and Quasi-Regulatory Measures in the Arkansas SIP

Name of SIP provisionApplicable geographic or nonattainment areaState
submittal/
effective date
EPA approval dateExplanation
Emissions Inventory for Crittenden CountyCrittenden County6/22/20071/15/2009, 74 FR 2383
8-Hour Ozone Maintenance plan for the Crittenden County, Arkansas AreaCrittenden, Shelby County2/26/20093/24/2010, 75 FR 14077
Interstate Transport for the 1997 ozone and PM2.5 NAAQS (Noninterference with measures required to protect visibility in any other State)Statewide3/28/20083/12/2012, 77 FR 14604Noninterference with measures required to protect visibility in any other State partially approved 3/12/2012.
Regional Haze SIPStatewide9/23/2008,
8/3/2010
3/12/2012, 77 FR 14604The following portions are partially approved and partially disapproved:
(a) Identification of affected Class I areas(a) Identification of best available retrofit technology (BART) eligible sources and subject to BART sources;
(b) Determination of baseline and natural visibility conditions(b) requirements for best available retrofit technology (BART);
(c) Determination of the Uniform Rate of Progress(c) the Arkansas Regional Haze Rule; and
(d) Reasonable progress goal consultation and long term strategy consultation(d) Long Term Strategy. (See §52.173(a)).
(e) Coordination regional haze and reasonably attributable visibility impairment
(f) Monitoring Strategy and other implementation requirements
(g) Commitment to submit periodic Regional Haze SIP revisions and periodic progress reports describing progress towards the reasonable progress goals
(h) Commitment to make a determination of the adequacy of the existing SIP at the time a progress report is submitted
(i) Coordination with States and Federal Land Managers
(j) The following best available retrofit technology (BART) determinations: PM BART determination for the AEP Flint Creek Plant Boiler No. 1; SO2 and PM BART determinations for the natural gas firing scenario for the Entergy Lake Catherine Plant Unit 4; PM BART determinations for both the bituminous and sub-bituminous coal firing scenarios for the Entergy White Bluff Plant Units 1 and 2; and PM BART determination for the Domtar Ashdown Mill Power Boiler No. 1
Infrastructure for the 1997 Ozone NAAQSStatewide12/17/2007
3/28/2008
8/20/2012, 77 FR 50033Approval for CAA elements 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (E), (F), (G), (H), (K), (L), and (M). Approval for CAA elements 110(a)(2)(C), (D)(i)(II) (interfere with measures in any other state to prevent significant deterioration of air quality), (D)(ii), and (J) for the 1997 ozone NAAQS, except as it relates to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. The GHG PSD deficiency was addressed on April 2, 2013 (78 FR 19596).
Infrastructure for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQSStatewide3/28/2008,
9/16/2009,
12/1/2014
3/4/2015, 80 FR 11573Approval for CAA elements 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (E), (F), (G), (H), (K), (L), and (M) on 8/20/2012, 77 FR 50033. Approval for PSD elements (C), (D)(i)(II) (interfere with measures in any other state to prevent significant deterioration of air quality), D(ii) and (J) on March 4, 2015 (80 FR 11573)
Interstate transport for the 1997 ozone NAAQS (Noninterference with measures required to prevent significant deterioration of air quality in any other State)Statewide4/5/20118/20/2012, 77 FR 50033Approved except as it relates to GHGs. The GHG PSD deficiency was addressed on April 2, 2013 (78 FR 19596).
Interstate transport for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS (contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance)Statewide12/17/2007
9/16/2009
8/29/2013, 78 FR 53269
Crittenden County Base Year Emission Inventory for the 2008 Ozone StandardCrittenden County8/28/20151/13/2016, 81 FR 1884
2008 8-hour ozone Redesignation Request, Maintenance Plan, and Clarification Letter for the Crittenden County portion of Memphis, TN-AR-MS Nonattainment AreaCrittenden County portion of Memphis, TN-AR-MS Nonattainment Area12/10/20154/25/2016, 81 FR 24030
Arkansas Regional Haze NOX SIP RevisionStatewide10/31/20172/12/2018, 83 FR 5927Regional Haze SIP submittal addressing NOX BART requirements for Arkansas EGUs and reasonable progress requirements for NOX for the first implementation period.
Infrastructure for the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQSStatewide3/24/20172/14/2018, 83 FR 6470Approval for 110(a)(2)(D)(ii).
Infrastructure for the 2008 Pb NAAQSStatewide3/24/20172/14/2018, 83 FR 6470Approval for 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), (H), (J), (K), (L) and (M).
Infrastructure for the 2008 O3 NAAQSStatewide3/24/20172/14/2018, 83 FR 6470Approval for 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C), (D)(i) (portions pertaining and PSD), (D)(ii), (E), (F), (G), (H), (J), (K), (L) and (M).
Infrastructure for the 2010 NO2 NAAQSStatewide3/24/20172/14/2018, 83 FR 6470Approval for 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C), (D)(i)(portion pertaining to nonattainment interference with maintenance and PSD), (D)(ii), (E), (F), (G), (H), (J), (K), (L) and (M).
Infrastructure for the 2010 SO2 NAAQSStatewide3/24/20172/14/2018, 83 FR 6470Approval for 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C), (D)(i) (portion pertaining to PSD), (D)(ii), (E), (F), (G), (H), (J), (K), (L) and (M). Approval for 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) on 10/18/2019.
Infrastructure for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQSStatewide3/24/20172/14/2018, 83 FR 6470Approval for 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C), (D)(i) (portion pertaining to PSD), (D)(ii), (E), (F), (G), (H), (J), (K), (L) and (M).
Approval for 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) (significant contribution to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance in any other state) on 9/20/2018, 83 FR 47569.
Arkansas Regional Haze Phase II SIP RevisionStatewideAugust 8, 20189/27/20199/27/2019, 84 FR 51033Regional Haze SIP revision addressing SO2 and PM BART requirements for Arkansas EGUs, NOX BART requirement for the White Bluff Auxiliary Boiler, reasonable progress requirements for SO2 and PM for the first implementation period, and the long-term strategy requirements. We are approving a portion of this SIP revision. There are two aspects of this SIP revision we are not taking action on at this time: (1) The interstate visibility transport requirements under section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II); and (2) the long-term strategy is approved with respect to sources other than the Domtar Ashdown Mill.
Arkansas SIP Review for the Five-Year Regional Haze Progress ReportStatewideJune 2, 2015October 1, 2019, 84 FR 51986

[63 FR 56927, Oct. 23, 1998, as amended at 65 FR 61107, Oct. 16, 2000; 66 FR 51316, Oct. 9, 2001; 71 FR 13545, Mar. 16, 2006; 72 FR 18396, Apr. 12, 2007; 72 FR 54561, Sept. 26, 2007; 74 FR 2386, Jan. 15, 2009; 75 FR 14080, Mar. 24, 2010; 77 FR 14675, 14676, Mar. 12, 2012; 77 FR 50037, Aug. 20, 2012; 78 FR 19598, Apr. 2, 2013; 78 FR 53270, Aug. 29, 2013; 80 FR 11574, Mar. 4, 2015; 80 FR 24218, Apr. 30, 2015; 80 FR 38627, July 7, 2015; 81 FR 1887, Jan. 14, 2016; 81 FR 24032, Apr. 25, 2016; 82 FR 60520, Dec. 21, 2017; 83 FR 5939, Feb. 12, 2018; 83 FR 6472, Feb. 14, 2018; 83 FR 30570, June 29, 2018; 83 FR 38966, Aug. 8, 2018; 83 FR 47571, Sept. 20, 2018; 84 FR 44228, Aug. 23, 2019; 84 FR 44236, Aug. 23, 2019; 84 FR 51053, Sept. 27, 2019; 84 FR 51988, Oct. 1, 2019; 84 FR 55865, Oct. 18, 2019]

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§52.171   Classification of regions.

The Arkansas plan was evaluated on the basis of the following classifications:

Air quality control regionPollutant
Particulate matterSulfur oxidesNitrogen dioxideCarbon monoxideOzone
Central Arkansas IntrastateIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Metropolitan Fort Smith InterstateIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Metropolitan Memphis InterstateIIIIIIIIIII
Monroe (Louisiana)-El Dorado (Arkansas) InterstateIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Northeast Arkansas IntrastateIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Northwest Arkansas IntrastateIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Shreveport-Texarkana-Tyler InterstateIIIIIIIIIIIIII

[37 FR 10850, May 31, 1972, as amended at 39 FR 16346, May 8, 1974; 45 FR 6571, Jan. 29, 1980]

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§52.172   Approval status.

With the exceptions set forth in this subpart, the Administrator approves Arkansas's state implementation plan under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. Furthermore, the Administrator finds that the plan satisfies all applicable requirements of Parts C and D, Title I, of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990, except as noted below.

[81 FR 32241, May 23, 2016, as amended at 83 FR 38968, Aug. 8, 2018]

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§52.173   Visibility protection.

(a) Regional haze. The regional haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted on September 23, 2008 and August 3, 2010, and supplemented on September 27, 2011 are partially approved and partially disapproved.

(1) The identification of sources that are eligible for Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) is approved, with the exception of the 6A Boiler at the Georgia-Pacific Crossett Mill, which is BART eligible.

(2) The identification of sources subject to BART is approved, with the exception of the 6A and 9A Boilers at the Georgia-Pacific Crossett Mill, which are both subject to BART.

(3) The following BART determinations are disapproved:

(i) The sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NOX), and particulate matter (PM) BART determinations for the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation Bailey Plant Unit 1 and the AECC McClellan Plant Unit 1;

(ii) The SO2 and NOX BART determinations for the American Electric Power Flint Creek Plant Boiler No. 1;

(iii) The NOX BART determination for the natural gas firing scenario and the SO2, NOX, and PM BART determinations for the fuel oil firing scenario for the Entergy Lake Catherine Plant Unit 4;

(iv) The SO2 and NOX BART determinations for both the bituminous and sub-bituminous coal firing scenarios for the Entergy White Bluff Plant Units 1 and 2;

(v) The BART determination for the Entergy White Bluff Plant Auxiliary Boiler;

(vi) The SO2 and NOX BART determinations for the Domtar Ashdown Mill Power Boiler No. 1; and

(vii) The SO2, NOX and PM BART determinations for the Domtar Ashdown Mill Power Boiler No. 2.

(4) The Arkansas Regional Haze Rule, (APCEC Regulation 19, Chapter 15), is partially approved and partially disapproved such that:

(i) The requirement under Reg. 19.104(B) for BART installation and operation as expeditiously as practicable, but no later than 5 years after EPA approval of the Arkansas Regional Haze State Implementation Plan is partially approved and partially disapproved, such that the partial approval is for the BART determinations we are approving and the partial disapproval is for the BART determinations we are disapproving;

(ii) The requirement under Reg. 19.1504(B) for BART installation and operation no later than 6 years after the effective date of the State regulation is disapproved;

(iii) Reg. 19.1505 (A)(1) and (2), (B), (C), (D)(1) and (2), (E), (F)(1) and (2), (G)(1) and (2), (H), (I)(1) and (2), (J)(1) and (2), (K), (L), (M)(1), and (N) are disapproved;

(iv) the Reg. 19.1506 requirement to demonstrate compliance with the BART limits listed in Reg. 19.1505 (A)(1) and (2), (B), (C), (D)(1) and (2), (E), (F)(1) and (2), (G)(1) and (2), (H), (I)(1) and (2), (J)(1) and (2), (K), (L), (M)(1), and (N) is disapproved; and

(v) The remaining portions are approved.

(5) The regional haze long term strategy under 40 CFR 51.308(d)(3) is partially approved and partially disapproved.

(6) The reasonable progress goals are disapproved.

(b) Interstate Transport. The portion of the SIP pertaining to adequate provisions to prohibit emissions from interfering with measures required in another state to protect visibility, submitted on March 28, 2008, and supplemented on September 27, 2011, is partially approved and partially disapproved.

(1) The Arkansas Regional Haze Rule, (APCEC Regulation 19, Chapter 15), is partially approved and partially disapproved such that:

(i) The requirement under Reg. 19.104(B) for BART installation and operation as expeditiously as practicable, but no later than 5 years after EPA approval of the Arkansas Regional Haze State Implementation Plan is partially approved and partially disapproved, such that the partial approval is for the BART determinations we are approving and the partial disapproval is for the BART determinations we are disapproving;

(ii) The requirement under Reg. 19.1504(B) for BART installation and operation no later than 6 years after the effective date of the State regulation is disapproved;

(iii) Reg. 19.1505 (A)(1) and (2), (B), (C), (D)(1) and (2), (E), (F)(1) and (2), (G)(1) and (2), (H), (I)(1) and (2), (J)(1) and (2), (K), (L), (M)(1), and (N) are disapproved;

(iv) The Reg. 19.1506 requirement to demonstrate compliance with the BART limits listed in Reg. 19.1505 (A)(1) and (2), (B), (C), (D)(1) and (2), (E), (F)(1) and (2), (G)(1) and (2), (H), (I)(1) and (2), (J)(1) and (2), (K), (L), (M)(1), and (N) is disapproved; and

(v) The remaining portions are approved.

(2) [Reserved]

(c) Federal implementation plan for regional haze. Requirements for Domtar Ashdown Paper Mill Power Boilers No. 1 and 2 affecting visibility.

(1) Applicability. The provisions of this section shall apply to each owner or operator, or successive owners or operators of the sources designated as Domtar Ashdown Paper Mill Power Boilers No. 1 and 2.

(2) Definitions. All terms used in this part but not defined herein shall have the meaning given them in the Clean Air Act and in parts 51 and 60 of this title. For the purposes of this section:

24-hour period means the period of time between 12:01 a.m. and 12 midnight.

Air pollution control equipment includes selective catalytic control units, baghouses, particulate or gaseous scrubbers, and any other apparatus utilized to control emissions of regulated air contaminants which would be emitted to the atmosphere.

Boiler-operating-day means a 24-hr period between 6 a.m. and 6 a.m. the following day during which any fuel is fed into and/or combusted at any time in the power boiler.

Daily average means the arithmetic average of the hourly values measured in a 24-hour period.

Heat input means heat derived from combustion of fuel in a unit and does not include the heat input from preheated combustion air, recirculated flue gases, or exhaust gases from other sources. Heat input shall be calculated in accordance with 40 CFR part 75.

Owner or Operator means any person who owns, leases, operates, controls, or supervises any of the units or power boilers listed under paragraph (c)(1) of this section.

Regional Administrator means the Regional Administrator of EPA Region 6 or his/her authorized representative.

Unit means one of the natural gas, fuel oil, or coal fired boilers covered under paragraph (c) of this section.

(3) Emissions Limitations for Domtar Ashdown Paper Mill Power Boiler No. 1. The SO2 emission limit for the boiler is as listed in the following table in pounds per day (lb/day) as averaged over a rolling 30 boiler-operating-day period. The NOX emission limit for the boiler is as listed in the following table in pounds per hour (lb/hr).

UnitSO2 Emission limit
(lb/day)
NOX Emission limit
(lb/hr)
Domtar Ashdown Paper Mill Power Boiler No. 1504207.4

(4) Compliance dates for Domtar Ashdown Mill Power Boiler No. 1. The owner or operator of the boiler must comply with the SO2 and NOX emission limits listed in paragraph (c)(3) of this section by November 28, 2016.

(5) Compliance determination and reporting and recordkeeping requirements for Domtar Ashdown Paper Mill Power Boiler No. 1. (i)(A) SO2 emissions resulting from combustion of fuel oil shall be determined by assuming that the SO2 content of the fuel delivered to the fuel inlet of the combustion chamber is equal to the SO2 being emitted at the stack. The owner or operator must maintain records of the sulfur content by weight of each fuel oil shipment, where a “shipment” is considered delivery of the entire amount of each order of fuel purchased. Fuel sampling and analysis may be performed by the owner or operator, an outside laboratory, or a fuel supplier. All records pertaining to the sampling of each shipment of fuel oil, including the results of the sulfur content analysis, must be maintained by the owner or operator and made available upon request to EPA and ADEQ representatives. SO2 emissions resulting from combustion of bark shall be determined by using the following site-specific curve equation, which accounts for the SO2 scrubbing capabilities of bark combustion:

Y= 0.4005 * X—0.2645

Where:

Y= pounds of sulfur emitted per ton of dry fuel feed to the boiler.

X= pounds of sulfur input per ton of dry bark.

(B) The owner or operator must confirm the site-specific curve equation through stack testing. By October 27, 2017, the owner or operator must provide a report to EPA showing confirmation of the site specific-curve equation accuracy. Records of the quantity of fuel input to the boiler for each fuel type for each day must be compiled no later than 15 days after the end of the month and must be maintained by the owner or operator and made available upon request to EPA and ADEQ representatives. Each boiler-operating-day of the 30-day rolling average for the boiler must be determined by adding together the pounds of SO2 from that boiler-operating-day and the preceding 29 boiler-operating-days and dividing the total pounds of SO2 by the sum of the total number of boiler operating days (i.e., 30). The result shall be the 30 boiler-operating-day rolling average in terms of lb/day emissions of SO2. Records of the total SO2 emitted for each day must be compiled no later than 15 days after the end of the month and must be maintained by the owner or operator and made available upon request to EPA and ADEQ representatives. Records of the 30 boiler-operating-day rolling averages for SO2 as described in this paragraph (c)(5)(i) must be maintained by the owner or operator for each boiler-operating-day and made available upon request to EPA and ADEQ representatives.

(ii) If the air permit is revised such that Power Boiler No. 1 is permitted to burn only pipeline quality natural gas, this is sufficient to demonstrate that the boiler is complying with the SO2 emission limit under paragraph (c)(3) of this section. The compliance determination requirements and the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under paragraph (c)(5)(i) of this section would not apply and confirmation of the accuracy of the site-specific curve equation under paragraph (c)(5)(i)(B) of this section through stack testing would not be required so long as Power Boiler No. 1 is only permitted to burn pipeline quality natural gas.

(iii) To demonstrate compliance with the NOX emission limit under paragraph (c)(3) of this section, the owner or operator shall conduct stack testing using EPA Reference Method 7E, found at 40 CFR part 60, appendix A, once every 5 years, beginning 1 year from the effective date of our final rule, which corresponds to October 27, 2017. Records and reports pertaining to the stack testing must be maintained by the owner or operator and made available upon request to EPA and ADEQ representatives.

(iv) If the air permit is revised such that Power Boiler No. 1 is permitted to burn only pipeline quality natural gas, the owner or operator may demonstrate compliance with the NOX emission limit under paragraph (c)(3) of this section by calculating NOX emissions using fuel usage records and the applicable NOX emission factor under AP-42, Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors, section 1.4, Table 1.4-1. Records of the quantity of natural gas input to the boiler for each day must be compiled no later than 15 days after the end of the month and must be maintained by the owner or operator and made available upon request to EPA and ADEQ representatives. Records of the calculation of NOX emissions for each day must be compiled no later than 15 days after the end of the month and must be maintained by the owner or operator and made available upon request to EPA and ADEQ representatives. Each boiler-operating-day of the 30-day rolling average for the boiler must be determined by adding together the pounds of NOX from that day and the preceding 29 boiler-operating-days and dividing the total pounds of NOX by the sum of the total number of hours during the same 30 boiler-operating-day period. The result shall be the 30 boiler-operating-day rolling average in terms of lb/hr emissions of NOX. Records of the 30 boiler-operating-day rolling average for NOX must be maintained by the owner or operator for each boiler-operating-day and made available upon request to EPA and ADEQ representatives. Under these circumstances, the compliance determination requirements and the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under paragraph (c)(5)(iii) of this section would not apply.

(6) SO2 and NOX Emissions Limitations for Domtar Ashdown Paper Mill Power Boiler No.2. The individual SO2 and NOX emission limits for the boiler are as listed in the following table in pounds per hour (lb/hr) as averaged over a rolling 30 boiler-operating-day period.

UnitSO2 Emission Limit (lb/hr)NOX Emission Limit (lb/hr)
Domtar Ashdown Paper Mill Power Boiler No. 291.5345

(7) SO2 and NOX Compliance dates for Domtar Ashdown Mill Power Boiler No. 2. The owner or operator of the boiler must comply with the SO2 and NOX emission limits listed in paragraph (c)(6) of this section by October 27, 2021.

(8) SO2 and NOX Compliance determination and reporting and recordkeeping requirements for Domtar Ashdown Mill Power Boiler No. 2. (i) NOX and SO2 emissions for each day shall be determined by summing the hourly emissions measured in pounds of NOX or pounds of SO2. Each boiler-operating-day of the 30-day rolling average for the boiler shall be determined by adding together the pounds of NOX or SO2 from that day and the preceding 29 boiler-operating-days and dividing the total pounds of NOX or SO2 by the sum of the total number of hours during the same 30 boiler-operating-day period. The result shall be the 30 boiler-operating-day rolling average in terms of lb/hr emissions of NOX or SO2. If a valid NOX pounds per hour or SO2 pounds per hour is not available for any hour for the boiler, that NOX pounds per hour shall not be used in the calculation of the 30 boiler-operating-day rolling average for NOX. For each day, records of the total SO2 and NOX emitted for that day by the boiler must be maintained by the owner or operator and made available upon request to EPA and ADEQ representatives. Records of the 30 boiler-operating-day rolling average for SO2 and NOX for the boiler as described in this paragraph (c)(8)(i) must be maintained by the owner or operator for each boiler-operating-day and made available upon request to EPA and ADEQ representatives.

(ii) The owner or operator shall continue to maintain and operate a CEMS for SO2 and NOX on the boiler listed in paragraph (c)(6) of this section in accordance with 40 CFR 60.8 and 60.13(e), (f), and (h), and appendix B of 40 CFR part 60. The owner or operator shall comply with the quality assurance procedures for CEMS found in 40 CFR part 60. Compliance with the emission limits for SO2 and NOX shall be determined by using data from a CEMS.

(iii) Continuous emissions monitoring shall apply during all periods of operation of the boiler listed in paragraph (c)(6) of this section, including periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction, except for CEMS breakdowns, repairs, calibration checks, and zero and span adjustments. Continuous monitoring systems for measuring SO2 and NOX and diluent gas shall complete a minimum of one cycle of operation (sampling, analyzing, and data recording) for each successive 15-minute period. Hourly averages shall be computed using at least one data point in each fifteen-minute quadrant of an hour. Notwithstanding this requirement, an hourly average may be computed from at least two data points separated by a minimum of 15 minutes (where the unit operates for more than one quadrant in an hour) if data are unavailable as a result of performance of calibration, quality assurance, preventive maintenance activities, or backups of data from data acquisition and handling system, and recertification events. When valid SO2 or NOX pounds per hour emission data are not obtained because of continuous monitoring system breakdowns, repairs, calibration checks, or zero and span adjustments, emission data must be obtained by using other monitoring systems approved by the EPA to provide emission data for a minimum of 18 hours in each 24-hour period and at least 22 out of 30 successive boiler operating days.

(iv) If the air permit is revised such that Power Boiler No. 2 is permitted to burn only pipeline quality natural gas, this is sufficient to demonstrate that the boiler is complying with the SO2 emission limit under paragraph (c)(6) of this section. Under these circumstances, the compliance determination requirements under paragraphs (c)(8)(i) through (iii) of this section would not apply to the SO2 emission limit listed in paragraph (c)(6) of this section.

(v) If the air permit is revised such that Power Boiler No. 2 is permitted to burn only pipeline quality natural gas and the operation of the CEMS is not required under other applicable requirements, the owner or operator may demonstrate compliance with the NOX emission limit under paragraph (c)(6) of this section by calculating NOX emissions using fuel usage records and the applicable NOX emission factor under AP-42, Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors, section 1.4, Table 1.4-1. Records of the quantity of natural gas input to the boiler for each day must be compiled no later than 15 days after the end of the month and must be maintained by the owner or operator and made available upon request to EPA and ADEQ representatives. Records of the calculation of NOX emissions for each day must be compiled no later than 15 days after the end of the month and must be maintained and made available upon request to EPA and ADEQ representatives. Each boiler-operating-day of the 30-day rolling average for the boiler must be determined by adding together the pounds of NOX from that day and the preceding 29 boiler-operating-days and dividing the total pounds of NOX by the sum of the total number of hours during the same 30 boiler-operating-day period. The result shall be the 30 boiler-operating-day rolling average in terms of lb/hr emissions of NOX. Records of the 30 boiler-operating-day rolling average for NOX must be maintained by the owner or operator for each boiler-operating-day and made available upon request to EPA and ADEQ representatives. Under these circumstances, the compliance determination requirements under paragraphs (c)(8)(i) through (iii) of this section would not apply to the NOX emission limit.

(9) PM BART Requirements for Domtar Ashdown Paper Mill Power Boiler No.2. The owner or operator must rely on the applicable PM standard required under 40 CFR part 63, subpart DDDDD—National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters, as revised, to satisfy the PM BART requirement. Compliance with the applicable PM standard under 40 CFR part 63 subpart DDDDD, as revised, shall demonstrate compliance with the PM BART requirement.

(10) PM compliance dates for Domtar Ashdown Mill Power Boiler No. 2. The owner or operator of the boiler must comply with the PM BART requirement listed in paragraph (c)(9) of this section by November 28, 2016.

(11) Alternative PM Compliance Determination for Domtar Ashdown Paper Mill Power Boiler No. 2. If the air permit is revised such that Power Boiler No. 2 is permitted to burn only pipeline quality natural gas, this is sufficient to demonstrate that the boiler is complying with the PM BART requirement under paragraph (c)(9) of this section.

(12) Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Unless otherwise stated all requests, reports, submittals, notifications, and other communications to the Regional Administrator required under this paragraph (c) shall be submitted, unless instructed otherwise, to the Director, Air and Radiation Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, to the attention of Mail Code: AR, at 1201 Elm Street, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75270-2102. For each unit subject to the emissions limitation under this paragraph (c), the owner or operator shall comply with the following requirements, unless otherwise specified:

(i) For each emissions limit under paragraph (c) of this section where compliance shall be determined by using data from a CEMS, comply with the notification, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements for CEMS compliance monitoring in 40 CFR 60.7(c) and (d).

(ii) [Reserved]

(13) Equipment operations. At all times, including periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction, the owner or operator shall, to the extent practicable, maintain and operate the unit including associated air pollution control equipment in a manner consistent with good air pollution control practices for minimizing emissions. Determination of whether acceptable operating and maintenance procedures are being used will be based on information available to the Regional Administrator which may include, but is not limited to, monitoring results, review of operating and maintenance procedures, and inspection of the unit.

(14) Enforcement. (i) Notwithstanding any other provision in this implementation plan, any credible evidence or information relevant as to whether the unit would have been in compliance with applicable requirements if the appropriate performance or compliance test had been performed, can be used to establish whether or not the owner or operator has violated or is in violation of any standard or applicable emission limit in the plan.

(ii) Emissions in excess of the level of the applicable emission limit or requirement that occur due to a malfunction shall constitute a violation of the applicable emission limit.

(d) Measures Addressing Partial Disapproval of Portion of Interstate Visibility Transport SIP for the 1997 8-hour ozone and PM2.5 NAAQS. The deficiencies identified in EPA's partial disapproval of the portion of the SIP pertaining to adequate provisions to prohibit emissions in Arkansas from interfering with measures required in another state to protect visibility, submitted on March 28, 2008, and supplemented on September 27, 2011 are satisfied by §52.173.

(e) Measures addressing best available retrofit technology (BART) for electric generating unit (EGU) emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX). The BART requirements for EGU NOX emissions are satisfied by §52.184 and the Arkansas Regional Haze NOX SIP Revision approved February 12, 2018, 83 FR 5927.

(f) Other measures addressing reasonable progress. The reasonable progress requirements for NOX emissions are satisfied by the Arkansas Regional Haze NOX SIP Revision approved February 12, 2018.

(g) Regional Haze Phase II SIP Revision. A portion of the Regional Haze Phase II SIP Revision submitted on August 8, 2018, is approved as follows:

(1) Identification of the 6A Boiler at the Georgia-Pacific Crossett Mill as BART-eligible and the determination based on the additional information and technical analysis presented in the SIP revision that the Georgia-Pacific Crossett Mill 6A and 9A Boilers are not subject to BART.

(2) SO2 and PM BART for the AECC Bailey Plant Unit 1; SO2 and PM BART for the AECC McClellan Plant Unit 1; SO2 BART for the AEP/SWEPCO Flint Creek Plant Boiler No. 1; SO2 BART for Entergy White Bluff Units 1 and 2; SO2, NOX, and PM BART for the Entergy White Bluff Auxiliary Boiler; and the prohibition on burning of fuel oil at Entergy Lake Catherine Unit 4 until SO2 and PM BART determinations for the fuel oil firing scenario are approved into the SIP by EPA.

(3) The focused reasonable progress analysis and the reasonable progress determination that no additional SO2 and PM controls are necessary under the reasonable progress requirements for the first implementation period.

(4) The long-term strategy is approved with respect to sources other than the Domtar Ashdown Mill. This includes the BART emission limits contained in the SIP revision and the SO2 emission limit of 0.60 lb/MMBtu under the long-term strategy provisions for Independence Units 1 and 2 based on the use of low sulfur coal.

(5) Consultation and coordination in the development of the SIP revision with the FLMs and with other states with Class I areas affected by emissions from Arkansas sources.

[77 FR 14676, Mar. 12, 2012, as amended at 81 FR 66415, Sept. 27, 2016; 82 FR 18995, Apr. 25, 2017; 83 FR 5917, 5940, Feb. 12, 2018; 84 FR 44228, Aug. 23, 2019; 84 FR 51054, 51059, Sept. 27, 2019]

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§52.174   Control strategy and regulations: Ozone.

(a) The EPA has determined that the Crittenden County Marginal 2008 ozone NAAQS nonattainment area attained the NAAQS by the applicable attainment date of July 20, 2015.

(b) [Reserved]

[81 FR 26708, May 4, 2016]

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§§52.175-52.180   [Reserved]

§52.181   Significant deterioration of air quality.

(a) The plan submitted by the Governor of Arkansas as follows:

(1) April 23, 1981—submittal of the PSD Supplement Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Pollution Control (the “PSD Supplement”) submitted April 23, 1981 (as adopted by the Arkansas Commission on Pollution Control and Ecology (ACPCE) on April 10, 1981);

(2) June 3, 1988—submittal of revisions to the PSD Supplement (revised and adopted by the ACPCE on March 25, 1988);

(3) June 19, 1990—submittal of revisions to the PSD Supplement (revised and adopted by the ACPCE on May 25, 1990), and;

(4) March 5, 1999—submittal of Regulation 19, Chapter 9, Prevention of Significant Deterioration which recodified Arkansas' PSD regulations (as adopted by the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission on January 22, 1999)

(5) November 6, 2012—submittal of Regulation 19, Chapter 9, Prevention of Significant Deterioration which provided the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in the Arkansas PSD program.

(6) January 7, 2014—submittal of Regulation 19, Chapter 9, Prevention of Significant Deterioration which updated the Arkansas PSD program to provide for the issuance of greenhouse gas plantwide applicability limit permits.

(7) December 1, 2014—submittal of Regulation 19, Chapter 9, Prevention of Significant Deterioration which provided the authority to regulate and permit emissions of PM2.5 and its precursors.

(b) The requirements of sections 160 through 165 of the Clean Air Act are not met for federally designated Indian lands. Therefore, the provisions of §52.21 except paragraph (a)(1) are hereby incorporated and made a part of the applicable implementation plan and are applicable to sources located on land under the control of Indian governing bodies.

[56 FR 20139, May 2, 1991, as amended at 63 FR 17683, Apr. 10, 1998; 63 FR 32981, June 17, 1998; 65 FR 61108, Oct. 16, 2000; 68 FR 11322, Mar. 10, 2003; 68 FR 74488, Dec. 24, 2003; 80 FR 11577, Mar. 4, 2015; 80 FR 38628, July 7, 2015]

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§52.183   Small business assistance program.

The Governor of Arkansas submitted on November 6, 1992, a plan revision to develop and implement a Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Program (PROGRAM) to meet the requirements of section 507 of the Clean Air Act by November 15, 1994. The plan commits to provide technical and compliance assistance to small businesses, hire an Ombudsman to serve as an independent advocate for small businesses, and establish a Compliance Advisory Panel to advise the program and report to the EPA on the program's effectiveness. On April 23, 1993, the Governor submitted Act 251 of 1993 which establishes the Compliance Advisory Panel for the PROGRAM.

[60 FR 12695, Mar. 8, 1995]

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§52.184   Interstate pollutant transport provisions; What are the FIP requirements for decreases in emissions of nitrogen oxides?

(a) The owner and operator of each source and each unit located in the State of Arkansas and for which requirements are set forth under the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 Trading Program in subpart BBBBB of part 97 of this chapter must comply with such requirements with regard to emissions occurring in 2015 and 2016.

(b) The owner and operator of each source and each unit located in the State of Arkansas and for which requirements are set forth under the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program in subpart EEEEE of part 97 of this chapter must comply with such requirements with regard to emissions occurring in 2017 and each subsequent year. The obligation to comply with such requirements will be eliminated by the promulgation of an approval by the Administrator of a revision to Arkansas' State Implementation Plan (SIP) as correcting the SIP's deficiency that is the basis for the CSAPR Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) under §52.38(b), except to the extent the Administrator's approval is partial or conditional.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (b) of this section, if, at the time of the approval of Arkansas' SIP revision described in paragraph (b) of this section, the Administrator has already started recording any allocations of CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 allowances under subpart EEEEE of part 97 of this chapter to units in the State for a control period in any year, the provisions of subpart EEEEE of part 97 of this chapter authorizing the Administrator to complete the allocation and recordation of CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 allowances to units in the State for each such control period shall continue to apply, unless provided otherwise by such approval of the State's SIP revision.

[81 FR 74594, Oct. 26, 2016, as amended at 83 FR 65924, Dec. 21, 2018]

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§52.200   Original identification of plan section.

(a) This section identifies the original “Arkansas Plan for Implementation for Air Pollution Control” and all revisions submitted by Arkansas that were federally approved prior to July 1, 1998.

(b) The plan was officially submitted on January 28, 1972.

(c) The plan revisions listed below were submitted on the dates specified.

(1) A certification that the public hearings on the plan were held was submitted by the State Department of Pollution Control and Ecology on January 25, 1972. (Non-regulatory)

(2) State Department of Pollution Control and Ecology letter outlining projected emission reductions, ASA forecasts, source surveillance, legal authority and interstate cooperation was submitted on February 24, 1972. (Non-regulatory)

(3) Revision of section 16 of the State air code was submitted by the Department of Pollution Control and Ecology on July 7, 1972.

(4) June 27, 1975, letter from the Governor submitting sections 1 through 10 of the Regulations and Strategy of the Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control except those portions relating to delegation of authority to enforce Federal requirements.

(5) August 16, 1976, statement issued by Director of the Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology specifying the test and reference methods for determining compliance with emission limitations.

(6) Administrative changes to the Arkansas Air Quality Surveillance Network were submitted by the Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology on February 15, 1977, January 10, 1978, and March 27, 1978. (Non-regulatory.)

(7) On April 4, 1979, the Governor submitted the nonattainment area plan for the area designated nonattainment as of March 3, 1978.

(8) On August 14, 1979, the Governor submitted supplemental information clarifying the plan.

(9) Revisions to Arkansas Regulation 4.5(a) for the “Control of Volatile Organic Compounds” showing a final compliance date of June 1, 1981, was submitted by the Arkansas Governor on December 10, 1979.

(10) A modification to the definition for lowest achievable emission rate (LAER), consistent with the definition contained in section 171(3) of the Act, was submitted by the Arkansas Governor on December 10, 1979.

(11) On July 11, 1979, the Governor submitted revisions to section 6(a) malfunction or upset and section 7(e) continuous emission monitoring of the Arkansas Regulations.

(12) Revisions to section 3 (i.e., 3.(a), (b), (k), (l), (n), (o), (z), (bb), (dd), (ee), (ff), and (gg)), section 4 (i.e., 4.1(b), 4.2(a), 4.5(a)(1), 4.5(a)(2), 4.6(c), and 4.6(d)), and section 5 (i.e., 5.4 and 5.5) were adopted by the Arkansas Commission on Pollution Control and Ecology on September 26, 1980 and submitted by the Governor on October 10, 1980.

(13) Revisions to section 3 (i.e., 3.(ii) through 3.(nn)), section 4 (i.e., 4.1, 4.5(a)(1), 4.5(a)(2), and 4.6(e)), and section 5 (i.e., 5.6) of the Arkansas Regulations for the Control of Volatile Organic Compounds were adopted by the Arkansas Commission on Pollution Control and Ecology on April 10, 1981 and submitted by the Governor on April 23, 1981.

(14) A variance to Regulation 8 for Weyerhaeuser Gypsum Plant in Nashville, Arkansas was submitted by the Governor on June 29, 1981.

(15) On April 23, 1981, the Governor submitted revisions to the plan to incorporate Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Regulations 40 CFR 52.21 by reference.

(16) On September 11, 1981, the Governor submitted a revision to section 8 of the Regulations of the Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control which implements an emission limit for Energy Systems Company of El Dorado, Arkansas.

(17) The Arkansas State Implementation Plan for lead was submitted to EPA on December 10, 1979, by the Governor of Arkansas as adopted by the Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology on November 16, 1979. A letter of clarification dated January 5, 1982, also was submitted.

(18) Revisions to the plan for intergovernmental consultation, interstate pollution abatement, and composition of the Arkansas Commission on Pollution Control and Ecology were submitted to EPA by the Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology on January 9, 1980.

(19) Revision to the plan for maintenance of employee pay was submitted to EPA by the Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology on January 9, 1980.

(20) On April 24, 1980, the Governor submitted final revisions to the ambient monitoring portion of the plan.

(21) On December 10, 1979, the Governor submitted a revision to Section 5.1(a) of the Regulation of the Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control, which controls VOC emissions. This revision was adopted by the Arkansas Commission on Pollution Control and Ecology on November 16, 1979.

(22) On July 12, 1985, the Governor submitted a revision entitled, “Protection of Visibility in Mandatory Class I Federal Areas, May 6, 1985.” This submittal included new source review regulations and visibility monitoring strategy as adopted by the Arkansas Commission on Pollution Control and Ecology on May 24, 1985.

(i) Incorporation by reference. (A) New source review regulations include amendments to rules and regulations of the Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology entitled, “Prevention of Significant Deterioration Supplement to the Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control,” Sections 1 through 6, adopted on May 24, 1985.

(B) Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology Minute Order No. 85-12, adopted May 24, 1985.

(ii) Additional material. (A) Narrative submittal, including introduction, and visibility monitoring strategy.

(23) A revision to the Arkansas Plan of Implementation of Air Pollution Control was submitted by the Governor on November 25, 1985.

(i) Incorporation by reference. (A) Act 763 of 1985 (public availability of emission data) approved April 3, 1985. Act 763 of 1985 amends section 82-1937 (Industrial secrets confidential—Revealing a misdemeanor) of the Arkansas Water and Air Pollution Control Act.

(24) A revision to the Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control was submitted by the Governor on December 16, 1985.

(i) Incorporation by reference. (A) Act 817 of 1983 (permit fees) adopted March 25, 1983. Act 817 of 1983 added sections 82-1916 thru 82-1921 to the Arkansas Statutes. (B) Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology Regulation No. 9 (Regulations for Development and Implementation of a Permit Fee System for Environmental Permits) adopted by the Arkansas Commission on Pollution Control and Ecology on November 16, 1984. Only those portions of Regulation No. 9 related to air permits are incorporated.

(25) Part II of the Visibility Protection Plan was submitted by the Governor on October 9, 1987.

(i) Incorporation by reference. (A) Revision entitled “Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control—Revision: Protection of Visibility in Mandatory Class I Federal Areas: Part II—Long-Term Strategy, September 29, 1987”. This submittal includes a visibility long-term strategy and general plan provisions as adopted by the Arkansas Commission on Pollution Control and Ecology on September 25, 1987.

(B) Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology, Minute Order No. 87-24, adopted September 25, 1987.

(ii) Additional material. (A) None.

(26) A revision to the Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control, as adopted by the Arkansas Commission on Pollution Control and Ecology on May 22, 1987, was submitted by the Governor of Arkansas on July 1, 1987. This revision adds the definitions and dispersion technique regulations required to implement the Federal stack height regulations.

(i) Incorporation by reference. (A) Sections 3(r), 3(s), 3(t), 3(u), 3(v), 3(w), 3(x), 3(y), 5(f), and 5(g) of the Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control as adopted by the Arkansas Commission on Pollution Control and Ecology on May 22, 1987.

(ii) Additional material. None.

(27) Revisions to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan for (1) the National Ambient Air Quality Standards and particulate matter definitions (subsections (z) through (ff) of “Section 3. Definitions”). (2) Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality and its Supplement, and (3) subsection f(ix) of “Section 4. Permits”, as adopted on March 25, 1988, by the Arkansas Commission on Pollution Control and Ecology, were submitted by the Governor on June 3, 1988.

(i) Incorporation by reference. (A) Regulations of the Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control “Section 3. Definitions”, subsections (z) through (ff), as promulgated on March 25, 1988.

(B) Prevention of Significant Deterioration Supplement Arkansas Plan of Implementation For Air Pollution Control, as amended on March 25, 1988.

(C) Regulations of the Arkansas Plan for Implementation for Air Pollution Control “Section 4. Permits”, subsection f(ix), as promulgated on March 25, 1988.

(ii) Other material. None.

(28) Revisions to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) of Air Quality Supplement Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control (PSD nitrogen dioxide increments), as adopted on May 25, 1990, by the Arkansas Commission on Pollution Control and Ecology, were submitted by the Governor on June 19, 1990.

(i) Incorporation by reference. (A) Prevention of Significant Deterioration Supplement Arkansas Plan of Implementation For Air Pollution Control as amended on May 25, 1990.

(ii) Additional material. None.

(29)-(30) [Reserved]

(31) The State is required to implement a Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Program (PROGRAM) as specified in the plan revision submitted by the Governor on November 6, 1992. This plan submittal, as adopted by the Arkansas Commission on Pollution Control and Ecology on November 5, 1992, was developed in accordance with section 507 of the Clean Air Act. On April 23, 1993, the Governor submitted Act 251 of 1993 which establishes the Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) for the PROGRAM.

(i) Incorporation by reference. (A) Act 251 of 1993 approved by the Governor on February 26, 1993. Included in this Act are provisions creating a CAP, establishing membership of the CAP, and addressing the responsibilities and duties of the CAP.

(B) Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology, Minute Order No. 92-81, adopted November 5, 1992.

(ii) Additional material. (A) Revision entitled, “Arkansas Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Program SIP Revision”, adopted November 5, 1992.

(B) Legal opinion letter dated November 5, 1992, from Steve Weaver, Chief Counsel, Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology, regarding legality of Commission teleconference meeting.

[37 FR 10850, May 31, 1972. Redesignated at 63 FR 56827, Oct. 23, 1998]

Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting §52.200, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

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