Federal Register: August 27, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 166)Proposed RulesPage 45779-45780From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Parts 52 and 60
ND-001-0002b and ND-001-0004b; FRL-6150-7Clean Air Act Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan for North Dakota; Revisions to the Air Pollution Control Rules; Delegation of Authority for New Source Performance Standards
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: EPA proposes to approve certain State implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the North Dakota Governor with letters dated January 9, 1996 and September 10, 1997. The January 9, 1996 revisions are specific to a rule regarding emissions of sulfur compounds (the remainder of the State's January 9, 1996 submittal was handled separately). The September 10, 1997 revisions are specific to air pollution control rules regarding general provisions and emissions of particulate matter and organic compounds. Revisions to the minor source construction permit program will be handled separately. In addition, the September 10, 1997 submittal included direct delegation requests for emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) and emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for source categories, as well as the State's plan for existing municipal solid waste landfills, which were all handled separately.
Finally, EPA is providing notice that it granted delegation of authority to North Dakota on May 28, 1998, to implement and enforce the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) promulgated in 40 CFR Part 60, as of October 1, 1996 (excluding subpart Eb).
In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial SIP revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the
[Page 45780]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 in relation to this rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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 on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before September 28, 1998.
ADDRESSES: Written comments may be mailed to Richard R. Long, Director, Air and Radiation Program, Mailcode 8P-AR, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region VIII, 999 18th Street, suite 500, Denver, Colorado, 80202. Copies of the documents relevant to this action are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Air and Radiation Program, Environmental Protection Agency, Region VIII, 999 18th Street, suite 500, Denver, Colorado, 80202. Copies of the State documents relevant to this action are available for public inspection at the North Dakota State Department of Health, Division of Environmental Engineering, 1200 Missouri Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58506.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Platt, EPA, Region VIII, (303) 312-6449.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: See the information provided in the Direct Final action of the same title which is located in the Rules and Regulations Section of this Federal Register.
Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Jack McGraw, Acting Regional Administrator, Region VIII.
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