[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 6503]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02893]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R06-OAR-2011-0335; FRL-9973-43--Region 6]


Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; 
Disapproval of Interstate Transport State Implementation Plan Revision 
for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Withdrawal of proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing its 
proposed rule to disapprove the portion of the November 23, 2009 Texas 
State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal that intended to demonstrate 
that the SIP met Clean Act (CAA) requirements to prohibit emissions 
which will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with 
maintenance of the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards (NAAQS) in other states.

DATES: The proposed rule published on April 13, 2011 (76 FR 20602) is 
withdrawn as of February 14, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under 
Docket ID No. EPA-R06-OAR-2011-0335. All documents in the docket are 
listed on the http://www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in 
the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., 
Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure 
is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted 
material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available 
only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are 
available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or 
in hard copy at the EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, 
Texas 75202-2733.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Young, (214) 665-6645, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In an April 13, 2011 action EPA proposed to 
disapprove the portion of a November 23, 2009 Texas SIP submittal that 
intended to demonstrate that the SIP met the requirements of CAA 
section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) to prohibit emissions which will 
significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance 
of the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS in other states (76 FR 
20602). EPA is now withdrawing the proposal. In a separate Federal 
Register action published in conjunction with this withdrawal EPA is 
proposing to approve this portion of the SIP submittal. The rationale 
for the proposed approval is detailed in that proposal.

    Dated: February 7, 2018.
Anne Idsal,
Regional Administrator, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2018-02893 Filed 2-13-18; 8:45 am]
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