[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 203 (Tuesday, October 21, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 62934-62935]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24895]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R07-OAR-2014-0685; FRL-9918-12-Region 7]


Revision to the Nebraska State Implementation Plan (SIP) 
Infrastructure Requirements for 2008 Lead (Pb) National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards (NAAQS)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve 
the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of 
Nebraska to address the requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of 
the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 Lead (Pb) National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards (NAAQS) and the inclusion into the SIP, of Nebraska's 
conflict of interest provisions. Section 110(a) of the CAA requires 
that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, 
maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated or revised by 
the EPA. On October 18, 2011, the Nebraska Department of Environemtal 
Quality (NDEQ) submitted a revision to Nebraska's SIP which describes 
the State's provisions for implementing, maintaining, and enforcing the 
standards listed above. In addition, NDEQ submitted on March 11, 2014, 
a request to include conflict of interest provisions into the Nebraska 
SIP. These revisions are necessary to properly implement, maintain and 
enforce the 2008 Pb NAAQS and also recognizes the state's request to 
include Nebraska's conflict of interest provisions into the SIP.

DATES: Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by 
November 20, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R07-
OAR-2014-0685, by mail to Greg Crable, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, 
Kansas 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: Greg Crable, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, 
Lenexa, Kansas 66219 at 913-551-7391, or by email at 
crable.gregory@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of the Federal 
Register, EPA is approving the state's SIP 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

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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.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: September 30, 2014.
Rebecca Weber,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 7.
[FR Doc. 2014-24895 Filed 10-20-14; 8:45 am]
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