[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 14499]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05378]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R06-OAR-2016-0550; FRL-9957-55-Region 6]

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; El Paso 
Carbon Monoxide Limited Maintenance Plan

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the 
required second carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance plan as a revision to 
the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP). The El Paso, Texas CO 
maintenance area (El Paso Area) has been demonstrating consistent air 
quality monitoring at or below 85% of the CO National Ambient Air 
Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). Because of this, the State of 
Texas, through its designee, submitted the required second maintenance 
plan for the El Paso Area as a Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before April 20, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by EPA-R06-OAR-2016-0550, 
at http://www.regulations.gov or via email to [email protected]. 
For additional information on how to submit comments see 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: Jeffrey Riley, 214-665-8542, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of this Federal 
Register, the EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct 
rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as 
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 the 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relevant adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and 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 rule. The EPA will not institute a second 
comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action 
should do so at this time.
    For additional information, see the direct final rule which is 
located in the rules section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: March 13, 2017.
Samuel Coleman,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2017-05378 Filed 3-20-17; 8:45 am]