[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 23 (Friday, February 2, 1996)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 3893]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-2249]


40 CFR Part 70


Clean Air Act Interim Approval of Operating Permits Program; 
Delegation of Section 112 Standards; State of Massachusetts

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The EPA proposes interim approval of the Operating Permit 
Program submitted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Massachusetts' 
Operating Permit Program was submitted for the purpose of complying 
with Federal requirements which mandate that states develop, and submit 
to EPA, programs for issuing operating permits for all major stationary 
sources and to certain other sources. EPA is also approving the 
Commonwealth's authority to implement hazardous air pollutant 
requirements. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA 
is promulgating interim approval of the Massachusetts Operating Permit 
Program as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the 
Agency views this submittal as noncontroversial 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 that direct final rule, no further activity is contemplated in 
relation to this proposed 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direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received 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 proposal. 
Any parties interested in commenting on this proposal should do so at 
this time.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 4, 1996.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Ida E. Gagnon, Air Permits, 
APO, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region I, JFK Federal 
Building, Boston, MA 02203-2211. Copies of the State's submittal and 
other supporting information relevant to this action are available for 
inspection during normal business hours at the following location: U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, One Congress Street, 10th 
floor, Boston, MA 02203.

Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, JFK Federal Building, 
Boston, MA 02203-2211, (617) 565-3500.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For additional information, see the direct 
final rule which is located in the Rules Section of this Federal 

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q.

    Dated: November 28, 1995.
John P. DeVillars,
Regional Administrator, Region I.
[FR Doc. 96-2249 Filed 2-1-96; 8:45 am]