[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 4 (Monday, January 7, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 924-925]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31433]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 52 and 81

[Docket No. EPA-R10-OAR-2010-0914; FRL-9764-6]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Alaska: Eagle River PM10 Nonattainment Area Limited 
Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) 
submitted by the State of Alaska on September 29, 2010, for the Eagle 
River nonattainment area (Eagle River NAA) and the State's request to 
redesignate the area to attainment for the National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter 
less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10). EPA 
is proposing to approve the State's request because it meets Clean Air 
Act (CAA) requirements for redesignation. EPA has also published, at 
the same time, a direct final rule of the same title because EPA views 
this as a noncontroversial SIP revision and anticipates no adverse 
comments. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do 
so at this time. If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw 
the direct final rule and will then address all public comments in a 
subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 6, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R10-
OAR-2010-0914, by any of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: R10-Public_Comments@epa.gov.
     Mail: Justin A. Spenillo, EPA Region 10, Office of Air, 
Waste and Toxics (AWT-107), 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 
98101.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: EPA Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 
Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101. Attention: Justin A. Spenillo, Office of 
Air, Waste and Toxics, AWT-107. Such deliveries are only accepted 
during normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be 
made for deliveries of boxed information.

    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R10-OAR-
2010-0914. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, 
unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information the disclosure of which 
is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider 
to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. 
The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information 
unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email 
comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov your 
email address will be automatically captured and included as part of 
the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on 
the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that 
you include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available 
docket materials are available either electronically in 
www.regulations.gov or in hard copy

[[Page 925]]

during normal business hours at the Office of Air, Waste and Toxics, 
EPA Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin A. Spenillo at (206) 553-6125, 
spenillo.justin@epa.gov, or the above EPA, Region 10 address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information, please see the 
direct final action, of the same title, which is located in the Rules 
section of this Federal Register. EPA is approving the State's SIP 
revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because EPA 
views this as a noncontroversial SIP revision and anticipates no 
adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in 
the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse 
comments, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule.
    If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw the direct 
final rule and it will not take effect. EPA will address all public 
comments in 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. 
Please note that if we receive 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.

    Dated: December 17, 2012.
Dennis J. McLerran,
Regional Administrator, Region 10.
[FR Doc. 2012-31433 Filed 1-4-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE P