[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 3 (Monday, January 6, 1997)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 695-696]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-195]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[OH69-2-6680b; FRL-5646-3]


Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Ohio

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The EPA is taking action to approve, through direct final 
procedure, changes to the Ohio enhanced automobile inspection and 
maintenance program (known as E-Check) as a revision to the ozone 
portion of the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP). The program 
changes were submitted to satisfy a Federal requirement that any 
changes to the program be submitted to the EPA for approval. The Ohio 
ozone nonattainment areas covered by this rulemaking are the Cleveland-
Akron-Lorain, Dayton-Springfield, and Cincinnati areas.
    In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is 
approving the State's SIP revision request as a direct final rule 
without prior proposal because EPA views this as noncontroversial and 
anticipates no adverse comments. The rationale for the approval is set 
forth in the direct final

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rule. If no adverse or critical comments are received in response to 
that direct final rule, no further activity is contemplated in relation 
to this proposed rule. If EPA receives significant adverse comments, 
(which have not been addressed) the direct final rule will be withdrawn 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 institute a second 
comment period on this action only if warranted by revisions to the 
rulemaking based on comments received. Any parties interested in 
commenting on this action should do so at this time.

DATES: Comments on this action must be received by February 5, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be mailed to: J. Elmer Bortzer, 
Chief, Regulation Development Section, Air Programs Branch (A-18J), 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson 
Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.
    Copies of the State submittal and EPA's analysis of it are 
available for inspection at: Regulation Development Section, Air 
Enforcement Branch (A-18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Paskevicz, Regulation Development 
Section, Air Programs Branch (A-18J), Region 5, 77 West Jackson 
Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886-6084.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For additional information see the direct 
final rule published in the Rules Section of this Federal Register.

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4201-7601q.

    Dated: October 16, 1996.
William E. Muno,
Acting Regional Administrator.
[FR Doc. 97-195 Filed 1-3-97; 8:45 am]
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