[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 22, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 50651]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20498]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R01-OAR-2012-0620; A-1-FRL-9719-2]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
New Hampshire; Hot Mix Asphalt Plants

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve in part a State Implementation 
Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire on January 
28, 2005. Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve amendments to the 
New Hampshire Hot Mix Asphalt Plant Rule at Env-A 2703.02(a). This rule 
establishes and requires limitations on visible emissions from all hot 
mix asphalt plants. This revision is consistent with the maintenance of 
all National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in New Hampshire. 
This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 21, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R01-
OAR-2012-0620 by one of the following methods:
    1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    2. Email: arnold.anne@epa.gov.
    3. Fax: (617) 918-0047.
    4. Mail: ``EPA-R01-OAR-2012-0620'', Anne Arnold, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, 5 Post Office 
Square--Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05-2), Boston, MA 02109--3912.
    5. Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: Anne Arnold, 
Manager, Air Quality Planning Unit, Office of Ecosystem Protection, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, 
5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05-2), Boston, MA 02109-
3912. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office's 
normal hours of operation. The Regional Office's official hours of 
business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding 
legal holidays.
    Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules 
Section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to 
submit comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alison C. Simcox, Air Quality Planning 
Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional 
Office, Office of Ecosystem Protection, 5 Post Office Square--Suite 
100, Mail Code OEP05-2, Boston, MA 02109-3912, telephone number (617) 
918-1684, fax number (617) 908-0684, email simcox.alison@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Final Rules Section of this Federal 
Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final 
rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a 
noncontroversial submittal 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 action 
rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse 
comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public 
comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on 
this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any 
parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this 
time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, 
paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed 
from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions 
of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
    For additional information, see the direct final rule which is 
located in the Rules Section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: August 7, 2012.
H. Curtis Spalding,
Regional Administrator, EPA New England.
[FR Doc. 2012-20498 Filed 8-21-12; 8:45 am]
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