40 CFR 97.511 - Timing requirements for CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowance allocations.

§ 97.511 Timing requirements for CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowance allocations.

(a)Existing units.

(1) CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances are allocated, for the control periods in 2015 and each year thereafter, as provided in a notice of data availability issued by the Administrator. Providing an allocation to a unit in such notice does not constitute a determination that the unit is a CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 unit, and not providing an allocation to a unit in such notice does not constitute a determination that the unit is not a CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 unit.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (a)(1) of this section, if a unit provided an allocation in the notice of data availability issued under paragraph (a)(1) of this section does not operate, starting after 2014, during the control period in two consecutive years, such unit will not be allocated the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances provided in such notice for the unit for the control periods in the fifth year after the first such year and in each year after that fifth year. All CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances that would otherwise have been allocated to such unit will be allocated to the new unit set-aside for the State where such unit is located and for the respective years involved. If such unit resumes operation, the Administrator will allocate CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances to the unit in accordance with paragraph (b) of this section.

(b)New units -

(1)New unit set-asides.

(i) By June 1, 2015 and June 1 of each year thereafter, the Administrator will calculate the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowance allocation to each CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 unit in a State, in accordance with § 97.512(a)(2) through (7) and (12), for the control period in the year of the applicable calculation deadline under this paragraph and will promulgate a notice of data availability of the results of the calculations.

(ii) For each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(1)(i) of this section, the Administrator will provide an opportunity for submission of objections to the calculations referenced in such notice.

(A) Objections shall be submitted by the deadline specified in each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(1)(i) of this section and shall be limited to addressing whether the calculations (including the identification of the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units) are in accordance with § 97.512(a)(2) through (7) and (12) and §§ 97.506(b)(2) and 97.530 through 97.535.

(B) The Administrator will adjust the calculations to the extent necessary to ensure that they are in accordance with the provisions referenced in paragraph (b)(1)(ii)(A) of this section. By August 1 immediately after the promulgation of each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(1)(i) of this section, the Administrator will promulgate a notice of data availability of any adjustments that the Administrator determines to be necessary with regard to allocations under § 97.512(a)(2) through (7) and (12) and the reasons for accepting or rejecting any objections submitted in accordance with paragraph (b)(1)(ii)(A) of this section.

(iii)

(A) If the new unit set-aside for the control period in 2015 or 2016 contains any CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances that have not been allocated in the applicable notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(1)(ii) of this section, the Administrator will promulgate, by September 15 immediately after such notice, a notice of data availability that identifies any CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units that commenced commercial operation during the period starting May 1 of the year before the year of such control period and ending August 31 of the year of such control period.

(B) If the new unit set-aside for the control period in 2017 or any subsequent year contains any CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances that have not been allocated in the applicable notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(1)(ii) of this section, the Administrator will promulgate, by December 15 immediately after such notice, a notice of data availability that identifies any CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units that commenced commercial operation during the period starting January 1 of the year before the year of such control period and ending November 30 of the year of such control period.

(iv) For each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(1)(iii) of this section, the Administrator will provide an opportunity for submission of objections to the identification of CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units in such notice.

(A) Objections shall be submitted by the deadline specified in each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(1)(iii) of this section and shall be limited to addressing whether the identification of CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units in such notice is in accordance with paragraph (b)(1)(iii) of this section.

(B) The Administrator will adjust the identification of CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units in each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(1)(iii) of this section to the extent necessary to ensure that it is in accordance with paragraph (b)(1)(iii) of this section and will calculate the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowance allocation to each CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 unit in accordance with § 97.512(a)(9), (10), and (12) and §§ 97.506(b)(2) and 97.530 through 97.535. By November 15 immediately after the promulgation of each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(1)(iii)(A) of this section, or by February 15 immediately after the promulgation of each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(1)(iii)(B) of this section, the Administrator will promulgate a notice of data availability of any adjustments of the identification of CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units that the Administrator determines to be necessary, the reasons for accepting or rejecting any objections submitted in accordance with paragraph (b)(1)(iv)(A) of this section, and the results of such calculations.

(v) To the extent any CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances are added to the new unit set-aside after promulgation of each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(1)(iv) of this section, the Administrator will promulgate additional notices of data availability, as deemed appropriate, of the allocation of such CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances in accordance with § 97.512(a)(10).

(2)Indian country new unit set-asides.

(i) By June 1, 2015 and June 1 of each year thereafter, the Administrator will calculate the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowance allocation to each CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 unit in Indian country within the borders of a State, in accordance with § 97.512(b)(2) through (7) and (12), for the control period in the year of the applicable calculation deadline under this paragraph and will promulgate a notice of data availability of the results of the calculations.

(ii) For each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(2)(i) of this section, the Administrator will provide an opportunity for submission of objections to the calculations referenced in such notice.

(A) Objections shall be submitted by the deadline specified in each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(2)(i) of this section and shall be limited to addressing whether the calculations (including the identification of the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units) are in accordance with § 97.512(b)(2) through (7) and (12) and §§ 97.506(b)(2) and 97.530 through 97.535.

(B) The Administrator will adjust the calculations to the extent necessary to ensure that they are in accordance with the provisions referenced in paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(A) of this section. By August 1 immediately after the promulgation of each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(2)(i) of this section, the Administrator will promulgate a notice of data availability of any adjustments that the Administrator determines to be necessary with regard to allocations under § 97.512(b)(2) through (7) and (12) and the reasons for accepting or rejecting any objections submitted in accordance with paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(A) of this section.

(iii)

(A) If the Indian country new unit set-aside for the control period in 2015 or 2016 contains any CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances that have not been allocated in the applicable notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section, the Administrator will promulgate, by September 15 immediately after such notice, a notice of data availability that identifies any CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units that commenced commercial operation during the period starting May 1 of the year before the year of such control period and ending August 31 of the year of such control period.

(B) If the Indian country new unit set-aside for the control period in 2017 or any subsequent year contains any CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances that have not been allocated in the applicable notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section, the Administrator will promulgate, by December 15 immediately after such notice, a notice of data availability that identifies any CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units that commenced commercial operation during the period starting January 1 of the year before the year of such control period and ending November 30 of the year of such control period.

(iv) For each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(2)(iii) of this section, the Administrator will provide an opportunity for submission of objections to the identification of CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units in such notice.

(A) Objections shall be submitted by the deadline specified in each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(2)(iii) of this section and shall be limited to addressing whether the identification of CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units in such notice is in accordance with paragraph (b)(2)(iii) of this section.

(B) The Administrator will adjust the identification of CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units in each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(2)(iii) of this section to the extent necessary to ensure that it is in accordance with paragraph (b)(2)(iii) of this section and will calculate the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowance allocation to each CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 unit in accordance with § 97.512(b)(9), (10), and (12) and §§ 97.506(b)(2) and 97.530 through 97.535. By November 15 immediately after the promulgation of each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(2)(iii)(A) of this section, or by February 15 immediately after the promulgation of each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(2)(iii)(B) of this section, the Administrator will promulgate a notice of data availability of any adjustments of the identification of CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units that the Administrator determines to be necessary, the reasons for accepting or rejecting any objections submitted in accordance with paragraph (b)(2)(iv)(A) of this section, and the results of such calculations.

(v) To the extent any CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances are added to the Indian country new unit set-aside after promulgation of each notice of data availability required in paragraph (b)(2)(iv) of this section, the Administrator will promulgate additional notices of data availability, as deemed appropriate, of the allocation of such CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances in accordance with § 97.512(b)(10).

(c)Units incorrectly allocated CSAPR NOXOzone Season Group 1 allowances.

(1) For each control period in 2015 and thereafter, if the Administrator determines that CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances were allocated under paragraph (a) of this section, or under a provision of a SIP revision approved under § 52.38(b)(3), (4), or (5) of this chapter, where such control period and the recipient are covered by the provisions of paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this section or were allocated under § 97.512(a)(2) through (7), (9), and (12) and (b)(2) through (7), (9), and (12), or under a provision of a SIP revision approved under § 52.38(b)(4) or (5) of this chapter, where such control period and the recipient are covered by the provisions of paragraph (c)(1)(ii) of this section, then the Administrator will notify the designated representative of the recipient and will act in accordance with the procedures set forth in paragraphs (c)(2) through (5) of this section:

(i)

(A) The recipient is not actually a CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 unit under § 97.504 as of May 1, 2015 and is allocated CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances for such control period or, in the case of an allocation under a provision of a SIP revision approved under § 52.38(b)(3), (4), or (5) of this chapter, the recipient is not actually a CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 unit as of May 1, 2015 and is allocated CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances for such control period that the SIP revision provides should be allocated only to recipients that are CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units as of May 1, 2015; or

(B) The recipient is not located as of May 1 of the control period in the State from whose NOX Ozone Season Group 1 trading budget the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances allocated under paragraph (a) of this section, or under a provision of a SIP revision approved under § 52.38(b)(3), (4), or (5) of this chapter, were allocated for such control period.

(ii) The recipient is not actually a CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 unit under § 97.504 as of May 1 of such control period and is allocated CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances for such control period or, in the case of an allocation under a provision of a SIP revision approved under § 52.38(b)(4) or (5) of this chapter, the recipient is not actually a CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 unit as of May 1 of such control period and is allocated CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances for such control period that the SIP revision provides should be allocated only to recipients that are CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 units as of May 1 of such control period.

(2) Except as provided in paragraph (c)(3) or (4) of this section, the Administrator will not record such CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances under § 97.521.

(3) If the Administrator already recorded such CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances under § 97.521 and if the Administrator makes the determination under paragraph (c)(1) of this section before making deductions for the source that includes such recipient under § 97.524(b) for such control period, then the Administrator will deduct from the account in which such CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances were recorded an amount of CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances allocated for the same or a prior control period equal to the amount of such already recorded CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances. The authorized account representative shall ensure that there are sufficient CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances in such account for completion of the deduction.

(4) If the Administrator already recorded such CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances under § 97.521 and if the Administrator makes the determination under paragraph (c)(1) of this section after making deductions for the source that includes such recipient under § 97.524(b) for such control period, then the Administrator will not make any deduction to take account of such already recorded CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances.

(5)

(i) With regard to the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances that are not recorded, or that are deducted as an incorrect allocation, in accordance with paragraphs (c)(2) and (3) of this section for a recipient under paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this section, the Administrator will:

(A) Transfer such CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances to the new unit set-aside for such control period for the State from whose NOX Ozone Season Group 1 trading budget the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances were allocated; or

(B) If the State has a SIP revision approved under § 52.38(b)(4) or (5) of this chapter covering such control period, include such CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances in the portion of the State NOX Ozone Season Group 1 trading budget that may be allocated for such control period in accordance with such SIP revision.

(ii) With regard to the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances that were not allocated from the Indian country new unit set-aside for such control period and that are not recorded, or that are deducted as an incorrect allocation, in accordance with paragraphs (c)(2) and (3) of this section for a recipient under paragraph (c)(1)(ii) of this section, the Administrator will:

(A) Transfer such CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances to the new unit set-aside for such control period; or

(B) If the State has a SIP revision approved under § 52.38(b)(4) or (5) of this chapter covering such control period, include such CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances in the portion of the State NOX Ozone Season Group 1 trading budget that may be allocated for such control period in accordance with such SIP revision.

(iii) With regard to the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances that were allocated from the Indian country new unit set-aside for such control period and that are not recorded, or that are deducted as an incorrect allocation, in accordance with paragraphs (c)(2) and (3) of this section for a recipient under paragraph (c)(1)(ii) of this section, the Administrator will transfer such CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 1 allowances to the Indian country new unit set-aside for such control period.

[ 76 FR 48379, Aug. 8, 2011, as amended at 79 FR 71672, Dec. 3, 2014; 81 FR 74609, Oct. 26, 2016]

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