[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 155 (Monday, August 14, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 37829-37830]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-17022]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R01-OAR-2017-0150; FRL-9965-91-Region 1]

Air Plan Approval; Connecticut; Nonattainment New Source Review 
Permit Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
approve the state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted on March 
9, 2017, by the State of Connecticut, through the Connecticut 
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP), addressing 
the nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements for the 2008 8-
hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The SIP 
revision addresses both of Connecticut's ozone nonattainment areas for 
the 2008 ozone NAAQS; the Greater Connecticut area and the Connecticut 
portion of the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT area. The 
Connecticut portion of the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT 
ozone nonattainment area consists of Fairfield, New Haven, and 
Middlesex counties. The Greater Connecticut nonattainment area includes 
the rest of the State. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean 
Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 13, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R01-
OAR-2017-0150 at https://www.regulations.gov, or via email to 
[email protected]. For comments submitted at Regulations.gov, follow 
the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, 
comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. For either 
manner of submission, the EPA may publish any comment received to its 
public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you 
consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia 
submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written 
comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and 
should include discussion of all points you wish to

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make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents 
located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or 
other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, please 
contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section. For the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI 
or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective 
comments, please visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, Office of Ecosystem 
Protection, Air Permits, Toxics, and Indoor Programs Unit, 5 Post 
Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05-2), Boston, MA 02109-3912. 
Mr. Dahl's telephone number is (617) 918-1657; email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Final Rules Section of this issue of 
the Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal 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 action 
rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives 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. 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 may 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 issue of the Federal Register.

    Dated: July 24, 2017.
Deborah A. Szaro,
Acting Regional Administrator, EPA New England.
[FR Doc. 2017-17022 Filed 8-11-17; 8:45 am]