[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 197 (Friday, October 13, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 47630-47631]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22123]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R01-OAR-2016-0626; A-1-FRL-9969-56-Region 1]


Air Plan Approval; Vermont; Regional Haze Five-Year Progress 
Report; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the August 16, 2017, direct 
final rule approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision 
submitted by the State of Vermont. Vermont's SIP revision addresses 
requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's rules that require 
states to submit periodic reports

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describing the progress toward reasonable progress goals (RPGs) 
established for regional haze and a determination of adequacy of the 
State's existing regional haze SIP. This action is being taken in 
accordance with the Clean Air Act.

DATES: The direct final rule published on August 16, 2017 (82 FR 
38834), is withdrawn effective October 13, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne K. McWilliams, Air Quality 
Planning Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New England 
Regional Office, 5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05-2), 
Boston, MA 02109--3912, telephone (617) 918-1697, facsimile (617) 918-
0697, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if 
adverse comments were submitted by September 15, 2017, the rule would 
be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA received an adverse comment prior 
to the close of the comment period and, therefore, is withdrawing the 
direct final rule. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final 
action based upon the proposed rule also published on August 16, 2017 
(82 FR 38864). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this 
action.

    Dated: September 27, 2017.
Deborah A. Szaro,
Acting Regional Administrator, EPA New England.

PART 52--APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS

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 Accordingly, the amendments to 40 CFR 52.2370 published in the Federal 
Register on August 16, 2017 (82 FR 38834), on page 38838 are withdrawn 
effective October 13, 2017.

[FR Doc. 2017-22123 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]
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