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(iv) Other relevant information or requirements under acts and executive orders
Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 551 et seq.
Instead of the notice and comment procedures in the Administrative Procedure Act,
the EPA promulgated this rule using the procedures, which have similar notice and
comment requirements, contained in section 307(d) of the Clean Air Act, as
amended. 42 U.S.C. 7607(d). The use of these procedures regarding rules
pertaining to haze and visibility is mandated by section 307(d)(1)(J) of the Clean Air
EPA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on July 31, 1997. 62 Fed. Reg.
41138. Over 1,300 comments were received in response to the notice and are
discussed in the final rule's preamble.
Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520
The final rule contains information collections that are subject to review by the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act. EPA
has submitted the matter to OMB for approval and the collections need not be
complied with until approved by OMB and a control number issued.
The preamble to the final rule summarizes the information required to be submitted
to OMB including the annual burden imposed. EPA estimates that reporting burden
for the 50 states and the District of Columbia to be approximately 22,000 to 47,000
hours for a 3-year period between mid-1999 and mid-2002. The federal burden will
be approximately 1,900 to 4,000 hours for the same 3-year period. The costs are
estimated to be $980,000 to $2,064,000 for the states and $83,000 to $175,000 for the
Statutory authorization for the rule
The final rule is issued pursuant to the authority contained in 42 U.S.C. 7410, 7414,
7421, 7470-7479, 7491, 7492, 7601, and 7602.
Executive Order No. 12866
The final rule was determined to be an "economically significant" regulatory action
and was reviewed and approved by the Office of Management and Budget as
complying with the requirements of the Order.
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