[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 70 (Thursday, April 11, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 21583]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08396]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 52 and 81

[Docket : EPA-R10-OAR-2012-0193; FRL-9738-4]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Eugene-Springfield PM10 Nonattainment Area Limited Maintenance Plan and 
Redesignation Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) 
submitted by the State of Oregon on January 13, 2012, for the Eugene-
Springfield nonattainment area (Eugene-Springfield 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 May 13, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R10-
OAR-2012-0193, by any of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: R10-Public_Comments@epa.gov.
     Mail: Kristin Hall, 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: Kristin Hall, 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-
2012-0193. 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 whose disclosure 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 
whose disclosure 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 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: Kristin Hall at telephone number: 
(206) 553-6357, email address: hall.kristin@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 then 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: September 24, 2012.
Dennis J. McLerran,
Regional Administrator, Region 10.

    Note: This document was received by the Office of the Federal 
Register on April 5, 2013.

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