[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 73 (Tuesday, April 16, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 22501]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08840]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 81

[EPA-R09-OAR-2013-0104; FRL-9802-5]


Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; State of 
Nevada; Total Suspended Particulate

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to delete certain area designations for total 
suspended particulate within the State of Nevada because the 
designations are no longer necessary. These designations relate to the 
attainment or unclassifiable areas for total suspended particulate in 
Clark County as well as the following nonattainment areas for total 
suspended particulate elsewhere within the State of Nevada: Carson 
Desert, Winnemucca Segment, Lower Reese Valley, Fernley Area, Mason 
Valley, and Clovers Area. EPA is proposing this action under the Clean 
Air Act.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before May 16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA-R09-OAR-
2013-0104, by one of the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-
line instructions for submitting comments.
    2. Email: oconnor.karina@epa.gov.
    3. Mail or deliver: Karina O'Connor (AIR-2), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 
94105-3901.
    Instructions: All comments 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 Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information that you 
consider CBI or otherwise protected should be clearly identified as 
such and should not be submitted through www.regulations.gov or email. 
www.regulations.gov is an ``anonymous access'' system, and EPA will not 
know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the 
body of your comment. If you send email directly to EPA, your email 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
public comment. 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.
    Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available 
electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA Region 
IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all documents 
in the docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly 
available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), 
and some may not be publicly available in either location (e.g., CBI). 
To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment 
during normal business hours with the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karina O'Connor, EPA Region IX, (775) 
434-8176, oconnor.karina@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposal relates to deletions of 
certain area designations for total suspended particulate (TSP) in the 
State of Nevada. Specifically, EPA proposes to delete the attainment or 
unclassifiable areas for total suspended particulate in Clark County as 
well as the following nonattainment areas for total suspended 
particulate elsewhere within the State of Nevada: Carson Desert, 
Winnemucca Segment, Lower Reese Valley, Fernley Area, Mason Valley, and 
Clovers Area. EPA is proposing this action under section 107(d)(4)(B) 
of the Clean Air Act based on the Agency's determination that the TSP 
designations for these areas are no longer necessary.
    In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register, EPA 
is deleting these area designations in a direct final rule without 
prior proposal because the Agency views this as a non-controversial 
action and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for 
the deletions 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 publish 
a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register to 
notify the public that the direct final rule 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 must 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, please see the direct final rule of the same 
title which is located in the Rules and Regulations section of this 
Federal Register.

    Dated: April 1, 2013.
Jared Blumenfeld,
Regional Administrator, Region IX.
[FR Doc. 2013-08840 Filed 4-15-13; 8:45 am]
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