[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 114 (Friday, June 13, 1997)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 32204]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-15416]



40 CFR Part 52

[OH104-2a; FRL-5840-8]

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Ohio Ozone 
Maintenance Plan

AGENCY: United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).

ACTION: Direct final rule; delay of the effective date.


SUMMARY: On May 14, 1997 USEPA published a direct final rule (62 FR 
26396) approving, and an accompanying proposed rule (62 FR 26463) 
proposing to approve a revision submitted on July 9, 1996 and January 
31, 1997, to the ozone maintenance plans for the Dayton-Springfield 
Area (Miami, Montgomery, Clark, and Greene Counties), Toledo Area 
(Lucas and Wood Counties), Canton area (Stark County), Ohio portion of 
the Youngstown-Warren-Sharon Area (Mahoning and Trumbell Counties), 
Columbus Area (Franklin, Delaware, and Licking Counties), Cleveland-
Akron-Lorain Area (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit, 
Portage, and Geauga Counties), Preble County, Jefferson County, 
Columbiana and Clinton Counties. The revision was based on a request 
from the State of Ohio to revise the federally approved maintenance 
plan for those areas to provide the state and the affected areas with 
greater flexibility in choosing the appropiate ozone contingency 
measures for each area in the event such a measure is needed. The USEPA 
is postponing the effective date of this rule for 60 days to allow for 
a 60 day extension of the public comment period. In the proposed rules 
section of this Federal Register, USEPA announces a 60 day extension of 
the public comment period on these maintenance plans.

DATES: The direct final rule published at 62 FR 26396 becomes effective 
September 12, 1997 unless substantive written adverse comments not 
previously addressed by the State or USEPA are received by August 12, 
1997. If the effective date is further delayed, timely notice will be 
published in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to: J. Elmer Bortzer, 
Chief, Regulations Development Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18), at 
the address below. Copies of the documents relevant to this action are 
available for public inspection during normal business hours at the 
following location: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 
Regulation Development Branch, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, 
Illinois 60604.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Paskevicz, Regulation Development 
Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. 
Telephone: (312) 886-6084.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Intergovernmental 
relations, Ozone, Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: June 5, 1997.
David A. Ullrich,
Acting Regional Administrator.

    Therefore the effective date of the amendment to 40 CFR part 52 
which added Sec. 52.1885(a)(5), published at 62 FR 26396, May 14, 1997, 
is delayed until September 12, 1997.

[FR Doc. 97-15416 Filed 6-12-97; 8:45 am]