Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans: Virginia; Amendments to Existing Regulation Provisions Concerning Reasonably Available Control Technology

 
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Federal Register: February 28, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 40)

Proposed Rules

Page 10731-10732

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52

EPA-R03-OAR-2007-1169; FRL-8532-7

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans;

Virginia; Amendments to Existing Regulation Provisions Concerning

Reasonably Available Control Technology

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

SUMMARY: EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia for the purpose of establishing administrative amendments to the Commonwealth regulation governing source-specific nitrogen oxides (NOX) reasonable available control technology (RACT). In the Final Rules section of this

Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal 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 action, 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 If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing by March 31, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-

R03-OAR-2007-1169 by one of the following methods:

  1. www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

  2. E-mail: fernandez.cristina@epa.gov.

  3. Mail: EPA-R03-OAR-2007-1169, Cristina Fernandez, Chief, Air

    Quality Planning Branch, Mailcode 3AP21, U.S. Environmental Protection

    Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.

  4. Hand Delivery: At the previously-listed EPA Region III address.

    Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R03-OAR- 2007-

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    1169. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential

    Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or e-mail.

    The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e- mail comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

    Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI 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 in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy during normal business hours at the Air Protection

    Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch

    Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the State submittal are available at Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, 629 East

    Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Becoat, (215) 814-2036, or by e-mail at becoat.gregory@epa.gov.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information, please see the information provided in the direct final action, Approval of Virginia's

    Amendments to Existing Regulation Provisions Concerning Reasonably

    Available Control Technology, that is located in the ``Rules and

    Regulations'' section of this Federal Register publication. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.

    Dated: February 12, 2008.

    Donald S. Welsh,

    Regional Administrator, Region III.

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