[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 50 (Monday, March 16, 1998)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 12652]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-6776]



40 CFR Part 81


Identification of Ozone Areas Attaining the 1-Hour Standard and 
to Which the 1-Hour Standard is No Longer Applicable

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule.


SUMMARY: On January 16, 1998, the EPA published a proposed rule (63 FR 
2804) and a direct final rule (63 FR 2726) announcing EPA's decision to 
identify areas, designated under the national ambient air quality 
standard (NAAQS) for ozone, where the 1-hour NAAQS is no longer 
applicable because there has been no current measured violation of the 
1-hour standard in such areas. The EPA is withdrawing the final rule 
due to adverse comments and will summarize and address all relevant 
public comments received in a subsequent final rule (based upon the 
proposed rule cited above).

EFFECTIVE DATE: This withdrawal of the direct final rule will be 
effective March 16, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the documents relevant to this action are 
available for public inspection during normal business hours at the 
following location: Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center 
(6101), Attention: Docket No. A-97-42, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 401 M Street SW, Room M-1500, Washington, DC 20460, telephone 
(202) 260-7548, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. A reasonable fee may be charged for copying.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annie Nikbakht (policy) or Barry 
Gilbert (air quality data), Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards, Air Quality Strategies and Standards Division, Ozone Policy 
and Strategies Group, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, 
telephone (919) 541-5246/5238.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 81

    Air pollution control, National parks, Wilderness areas.

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q.

    Dated: March 11, 1998.
Richard D. Wilson,
Acting Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 98-6776 Filed 3-13-98; 8:45 am]