[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 74 (Thursday, April 17, 1997)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 18730-18731]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-9947]



40 CFR Part 52

[CA 179-0029b; FRL-5697-2]

Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; 
California State Implementation Plan Revision; Bay Area Air Quality 
Management District

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the California State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) which control oxides of nitrogen (NO X) 
from industrial boilers, steam generators, and process heaters; 
stationary internal combustion engines; stationary gas turbines; 
electric power generating boilers; and glass melting furnaces. The 
intended effect of proposing approval of these rules is to regulate 
emissions of NO X in accordance with the requirements of the Clean 
Air Act, as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). The rules are being 
approved into the SIP in accordance with the area's ozone maintenance 
plan for redesignation to attainment. In the 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 action and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed 
rationale for this approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If 
no adverse comments are received in response to this proposed

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action, no further activity is contemplated in relation to this action. 
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withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a 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. The EPA will not 
institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties 
interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.

DATES: Comments on this proposed rule must be received in writing by 
May 19, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on this action should be addressed to: 
Andrew Steckel, Rulemaking Office (AIR-4), Air Division, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San 
Francisco, CA 94105-3901.
    Copies of the rules and EPA's evaluation report of each rule are 
available for public inspection at EPA's Region IX office during normal 
business hours. Copies of the submitted rules are also available for 
inspection at the following locations:

Environmental Protection Agency, Air Docket (6102), 401 ``M'' Street, 
S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460.
California Air Resources Board, Stationary Source Division, Rule 
Evaluation Section, 2020 ``L'' Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Rule Development Section, 939 
Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94109.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Steckel, Rulemaking Office 
(AIR-4), Air Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, 
75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-3901, Telephone: (415) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document concerns the following 
BAAQMD rules: Regulation 9, Rule 7, NOX and CO from 
Industrial, Institutional, and Commercial Boilers, Steam 
Generators, and Process Heaters; Regulation 9, Rule 8, NO X 
and CO Emissions from Stationary Internal Combustion Engines; 
Regulation 9, Rule 9, NO X from Stationary Gas Turbines; 
Regulation 9, Rule 11, NO X and CO from Utility Electric Power 
Generating Boilers; and Regulation 9, Rule 12, NO X from Glass 
Melting Furnaces. These rules were submitted to EPA by the 
California Air Resources Board on July 23, 1996. For further 
information, please see the information provided in the direct 
final action which is located in the Rules section of this Federal 

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

    Date signed: February 7, 1997.
Felicia Marcus,
Regional Administrator.
[FR Doc. 97-9947 Filed 4-16-97; 8:45 am]