[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 197 (Friday, October 13, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 47630]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22125]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R01-OAR-2017-0150; FRL-9969-54-Region 1]


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

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 14, 2017, direct 
final rule approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision 
submitted by the State of Connecticut. The revision addresses the 
nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements for the 2008 8-hour 
ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This action is 
being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.

DATES: The direct final rule published on August 14, 2017 (82 FR 
37819), is withdrawn effective October 13, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald Dahl, U.S. Environmental 
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 direct final rule, EPA stated that if 
adverse comments were submitted by September 13, 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be withdrawn and not take effect.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 14, 2017 
(82 FR 37829). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this 
action.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds.

    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 52.377 published in the Federal 
Register on August 14, 2017 (82 FR 37819), on page 37822 are withdrawn 
effective October 13, 2017.

[FR Doc. 2017-22125 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]
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