[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 90 (Thursday, May 9, 2002)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 31168-31169]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-11449]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 52 and 81

[MT-001-0037b; FRL-7208-9]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
State of Montana; Great Falls Carbon Monoxide Redesignation to 
Attainment and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: On February 9, 2001, the Governor of Montana submitted a 
request to redesignate the Great Falls ``not classified'' carbon 
monoxide (CO) nonattainment area to attainment for the CO National 
Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Governor also submitted a CO 
maintenance plan. In this action, EPA is proposing approval of the 
Great Falls CO redesignation request and the maintenance plan. In the 
Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the 
State's redesignation request and State Implementation Plan (SIP) 
revision, involving the maintenance plan, as a direct final rule 
without prior proposal because the Agency views the redesignation and 
SIP revision as noncontroversial and anticipates no adverse comments. A 
detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final 
rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this proposed 
rule, no further activity is contemplated in relation to this rule. If 
EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn 
and all public comments received will be addressed in

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a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not 
institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties 
interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.

DATES: Comments on this proposed rule must be received in writing by 
June 10, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be mailed to: Richard R. Long, 
Director, Air and Radiation Program, Mailcode 8P-AR, United States 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region VIII, 999 18th Street, Suite 
300, Denver, Colorado 80202-2466.
    Copies of the documents relevant to this action are available for 
public inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through 
Friday at the following office:
    United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region VIII, Air 
Program, 999 18th Street, Suite 300, Denver, Colorado 80202-2466

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Russ, Air and Radiation Program, 
Mailcode 8P-AR, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 
VIII, 999 18th Street, Suite 300, Denver, Colorado 80202-2466, 
Telephone number (303) 312-6479.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For additional information see the direct 
final rule, of the same title, published in the rules section of this 
Federal Register.

    Dated: April 29, 2002.
Robert E. Roberts,
Regional Administrator, Region VIII.
[FR Doc. 02-11449 Filed 5-8-02; 8:45 am]
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