[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 43 (Monday, March 5, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 9254-9255]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-04276]



40 CFR Part 63

[EPA-R01-OAR-2017-0343; A-1-FRL-9974-77-Region 1]

Approval of Section 112(l) Authority for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants; Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning 
Facilities; State of Vermont

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
grant the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) the 
authority to implement and enforce, with respect to area sources only, 
the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule in place of the 
National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for 
Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (Dry Cleaning NESHAP). 
Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), the VT DEC submitted a request for 
approval to implement and enforce Vermont's Perchloroethylene Dry 
Cleaning Rule of the Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations as a 
partial substitution for the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous 
Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (Dry 
Cleaning NESHAP), as it applies to area sources. EPA has reviewed this 
request and is proposing to determine that the Vermont 
Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule satisfies the requirements 
necessary for partial rule substitution. Thus, EPA is hereby proposing 
to grant VT DEC's request. This action would not affect the authority 
of any party to implement and enforce the Dry Cleaning NESHAP with 
respect to major source dry cleaners. This approval would make the 
Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule federally enforceable in 

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 4, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R01-
OAR-2017-0343 at http://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

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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 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 http://www.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Lancey, Air Permits, Toxics, and 
Indoor Programs Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New 
England Regional Office, 5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail code 
OEP05-2), Boston, MA 02109-3912, telephone number 617-918-1656, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Final Rules Section of this Federal 
Register, EPA is approving the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning 
Rule in place of the Dry Cleaning NESHAP for area sources 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 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.
    For additional information, see the direct final rule which is 
located in the Rules Section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: February 26, 2018.
Alexandra Dapolito Dunn,
Regional Administrator, EPA New England.
[FR Doc. 2018-04276 Filed 3-2-18; 8:45 am]