[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 207 (Friday, October 25, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 63937-63938]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24865]



40 CFR Parts 52, 62 and 70

[EPA-R07-OAR-2012-0410; FRL 990-64-Region 7]

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Approval and 
Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and 
Pollutants, State of Iowa; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/
Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Units, Negative Declaration and 
111(d) Plan Rescission; Approval and Promulgation of Operating Permits 
Program, State of Iowa

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve, through direct final rulemaking, 
revisions to the State of Iowa's State Implementation Plan (SIP), Title 
V program and Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d) Plan. The purpose of 
these revisions is to make general updates to existing state air 
quality rules, approve an exemption from constructing permitting for 
engines used in periodic pipeline testing, approve changes to State 
rules regarding regional haze requirements, and to approve adoption of 
Federal regulations including the National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards (NAAQS) for 2008 Ozone, 2008 Lead, and 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide. 
EPA is proposing approval of the SIP provisions pursuant to section 110 
of the CAA.
    EPA is also proposing to approve the State of Iowa's negative 
declaration and withdrawal of its section 111(d)/129 plan for Hospital 
Medical Infectious Waste Incinerators (HMIWI) units. EPA is proposing 
approval of these actions pursuant to section 111 of the CAA.
    EPA is also proposing to approve two minor administrative changes 
to the Title V program, pursuant to section 500 of the CAA.

DATES: Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by 
November 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R07-
OAR-2012-0410; by mail to Michael Jay, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Blvd., Lenexa, KS 
66219. Comments may also be submitted electronically or through hand 
delivery/courier by following the detailed instructions in the 
ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the rules section 
of this Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Jay at (913) 551-7460, or by 
email at jay.michael@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of today's 
Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's revision as a direct 
final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a 
noncontroversial revision amendment and anticipates no relevant adverse 
comments to this action. A detailed rationale for the approval is set 
forth in the direct final rule. If no relevant adverse comments are 
received in response to this action, no further activity is 
contemplated in relation to this action. If EPA receives relevant 
adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all 
public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule 
based on this proposed action. 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 EPA receives 
adverse comment on part of this rule and if that part can be severed 
from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those parts of 
the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. For additional 
information, see the direct final rule which is located in the rules 
section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: September 6, 2013.
Karl Brooks,
 Regional Administrator, Region 7.
[FR Doc. 2013-24865 Filed 10-21-13; 8:45 am]