[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 90 (Thursday, May 9, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 27168-27169]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10938]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 52 and 81

[Docket EPA-R10-OAR-2009-0340; FRL-9794-1]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Alaska: Mendenhall Valley PM[bdi1][bdi0] Nonattainment Area Limited 
Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The EPA is proposing to approve the Limited Maintenance Plan 
(LMP) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or 
equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10) submitted by the 
State of Alaska on May 8, 2009 for the Mendenhall Valley nonattainment 
area (Mendenhall Valley NAA), and the State's request to redesignate 
the area to attainment for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards 
(NAAQS).

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 10, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R10-

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OAR-2009-0340, by any of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: R10-Public_Comments@epa.gov
     Mail: Mr. Keith Rose, U.S. EPA Region 10, Office of Air, 
Waste and Toxics, AWT-107, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle WA, 
98101
     Hand Delivery/Courier: U.S. EPA Region 10, 1200 Sixth 
Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle WA, 98101. Attention: Keith Rose, 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.
    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: Keith Rose at telephone number: (206) 
553-1949, email address: rose.keith@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. The EPA is approving the State's SIP 
revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the 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 the EPA receives no adverse 
comments, the EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule.
    If the EPA receives adverse comments, the EPA will withdraw the 
direct final rule and it will not take effect. The EPA will address all 
public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. 
The 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, the EPA may adopt as final those 
provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.

    Dated: March 12, 2013.
Dennis J. McLerran,
Regional Administrator, Region 10.
[FR Doc. 2013-10938 Filed 5-8-13; 8:45 am]
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