[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 245 (Monday, December 22, 1997)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 66843-66844]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-33079]



40 CFR Part 52

[Region 2 Docket No. NY 26-2-176b, FRL-5936-7]

Determination of Attainment of the One-Hour Ozone Standard for 
the Poughkeepsie, New York Nonattainment Area and Determination 
Regarding Applicability of Certain Reasonable Further Progress and 
Attainment Demonstration Requirements

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The EPA proposes to find that the Poughkeepsie ozone 
nonattainment area in New York has attained the one-hour National 
Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone and that certain 
reasonable further progress and attainment demonstration requirements, 
along with certain related requirements of Part D of Title I of the 
Clean Air Act are not applicable for as long as the area continues to 
attain the one-hour ozone standard. In the Final Rules section of this 
Federal Register, EPA is making these determinations without prior 
proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial activity 
and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for this 
activity 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adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all 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. The EPA will not institute a second 
comment period on this document. Any parties

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interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 21, 1998.

ADDRESSES: All comments should be mailed to Ronald Borsellino, Chief, 
Air Programs Branch, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, 290 
Broadway, New York, NY 10007-1866. Copies of the air quality data cited 
in the notice are available for inspection during normal business hours 
at: Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 Office, Air Programs 
Branch, 290 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10007-1866.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert F. Kelly, Air Programs Branch, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, at the above address. Phone: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For additional information, see the direct 
final rule published in the rules section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: December 4, 1997.
William J. Muszynski,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 2.
[FR Doc. 97-33079 Filed 12-19-97; 8:45 am]