[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 220 (Monday, November 16, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 70727-70728]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-28910]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 62

[EPA-R05-OAR-2015-0701; FRL-9936-95-Region 5]


Air Plan Approval; Michigan; Sewage Sludge Incinerators State 
Plan and Small Municipal Waste Combustors Negative Declaration for 
Designated Facilities and Pollutants

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
approve

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Michigan`s State Plan to control air pollutants from Sewage Sludge 
Incinerators (SSI). The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality 
submitted the State Plan on September 21, 2015, following the required 
public process. The State Plan is consistent with the Emission 
Guidelines promulgated by EPA on March 21, 2011. This approval means 
that EPA finds that the State Plan meets applicable Clean Air Act 
requirements for subject SSI units. Once effective, this approval also 
makes the State Plan Federally enforceable. EPA is also announcing that 
we have received from Michigan a negative declaration for Small 
Municipal Waste Combustors (SMWC). The Michigan Department of 
Environmental Quality submitted on July 27, 2015 a negative declaration 
certifying that there are no SMWC units currently operating in the 
state of Michigan.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 16, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R05-
OAR-2015-0071, by one of the following methods:
    1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    2. Email: nwia.jacqueline@epa.gov.
    3. Fax: (312) 692-2566.
    4. Mail: Jacqueline Nwia, Acting Chief, Toxics and Global 
Atmosphere Section, Air Toxics and Assessment Branch (AT-18J), U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, 
Illinois 60604.
    5. Hand Delivery: Jacqueline Nwia, Acting Chief, Toxics and Global 
Atmosphere Section, Air Toxics and Assessment Branch (AT-18J), U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, 
Illinois 60604. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional 
Office normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be 
made for deliveries of boxed information. The Regional Office official 
hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
excluding Federal holidays.
    Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules 
section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to 
submit comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Sieffert, Environmental 
Engineer, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson 
Boulevard (AT-18J), Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 353-1151, 
sieffert.margaret@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Rules section of this Federal 
Register, EPA is approving through a direct final rulemaking Michigan's 
State Plan for control of air pollutants from SSI sources, and is 
amending 40 CFR part 62 to reflect the State's submittal of the 
negative declaration as a direct final 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 adverse comments are 
received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. 
If EPA receives adverse comments, we will withdraw the direct final 
rule and will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule 
based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment 
period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do 
so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an 
amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule, and if that provision 
can 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. For additional information, see the direct final rule which is 
located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: October 29, 2015.
Susan Hedman,
Regional Administrator, Region 5.
[FR Doc. 2015-28910 Filed 11-13-15; 8:45 am]
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