[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 70 (Thursday, April 11, 2013)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08396]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Parts 52 and 81
[Docket : EPA-R10-OAR-2012-0193; FRL-9738-4]
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans;
Eugene-Springfield PM10 Nonattainment Area Limited Maintenance Plan and
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP)
submitted by the State of Oregon on January 13, 2012, for the Eugene-
Springfield nonattainment area (Eugene-Springfield 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
DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 13, 2013.
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R10-
OAR-2012-0193, by any of the following methods:
www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for
Email: [email protected].
Mail: Kristin Hall, EPA Region 10, Office of Air, Waste
and Toxics (AWT-107), 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101.
Hand Delivery/Courier: EPA Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue,
Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101. Attention: Kristin Hall, 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-
2012-0193. 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 whose disclosure 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
whose disclosure 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: Kristin Hall at telephone number:
(206) 553-6357, email address: [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 then 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: September 24, 2012.
Dennis J. McLerran,
Regional Administrator, Region 10.
Note: This document was received by the Office of the Federal
Register on April 5, 2013.
[FR Doc. 2013-08396 Filed 4-10-13; 8:45 am]
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