[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 4 (Monday, January 7, 2013)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31433]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Parts 52 and 81
[Docket No. EPA-R10-OAR-2010-0914; FRL-9764-6]
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans;
Alaska: Eagle River PM10 Nonattainment Area Limited
Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP)
submitted by the State of Alaska on September 29, 2010, for the Eagle
River nonattainment area (Eagle River 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 February 6, 2013.
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R10-
OAR-2010-0914, by any of the following methods:
www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for
Email: [email protected].
Mail: Justin A. Spenillo, EPA Region 10, Office of Air,
Waste and Toxics (AWT-107), 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, WA
Hand Delivery/Courier: EPA Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue,
Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101. Attention: Justin A. Spenillo, 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-
2010-0914. 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 the disclosure of which
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
the disclosure of which 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: Justin A. Spenillo at (206) 553-6125,
[email protected], 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 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: December 17, 2012.
Dennis J. McLerran,
Regional Administrator, Region 10.
[FR Doc. 2012-31433 Filed 1-4-13; 8:45 am]
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