[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 72 (Tuesday, April 15, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 21178-21179]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08373]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R06-OAR-2014-0145; FRL-9909-52-Region 6]

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Louisiana; Clean Data Determination for the Baton Rouge Area for the 
2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to find 
that the Baton Rouge, Louisiana marginal 2008 8-hour ozone 
nonattainment area is currently attaining the 2008 8-hour National 
Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. This proposed clean 
data determination is based upon complete, quality assured, certified 
ambient air monitoring data that show the area has monitored attainment 
of the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS during the 2011-2013 monitoring period, 
and continues to monitor attainment of the NAAQS based on preliminary 
2014 data.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 15, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Mr. Guy Donaldson, Chief, Air 
Planning Section (6PD-L), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross 
Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. 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: Ms. Ellen Belk, Air Planning Section 
(6PD-L); telephone (214) 665-2164; email address: belk.ellen@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of this Federal 
Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct rule 
without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a 
noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. 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. 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adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all 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

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proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any 
parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this 
    For additional information, see the direct final rule which is 
located in the rules section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: April 1, 2014.
Samuel Coleman,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2014-08373 Filed 4-14-14; 8:45 am]