[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 235 (Tuesday, December 8, 1998)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 67638-67639]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-32424]



40 CFR Part 52

[KY-106-102-9903b; FRL-6191-9]

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Commonwealth 
of Kentucky

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: EPA proposes to approve the Kentucky 15 Percent Plan, the 
automobile inspection and maintenance (I/M) program and the 1990 
baseline emissions inventory submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky 
through the Kentucky Natural Resources Environmental Protection Cabinet 
on September 11, 1998. The adoption of a 15 Percent Plan, an I/M 
program and a baseline emissions inventory are required by the 1990 
Clean Air Act Amendments for the Northern Kentucky Counties of Boone, 
Campbell, and Kenton, which are a part of the Cincinnati-Hamilton 
moderate nonattainment area for the one-hour ozone National Ambient Air 
Quality Standard (NAAQS). In addition, EPA proposes to approve 
revisions to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on 
February 3, 1998, for the implementation of the rule regarding Stage II 
control at gasoline dispensing facilities and revisions to the existing 
open burning rule which provide a portion of the emission reductions 
included in the 15 Percent Plan.
    In the final rules section of this Federal Register, the EPA is 
approving Kentucky's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior 
proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial revision 
amendment 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 the 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receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and 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

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will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any 
parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this 

DATES: To be considered, comments must be received by January 7, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to Randy Terry at the 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Air, Pesticides and Toxics 
Management Division, Air Planning Branch, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Copies of documents relative to this action are 
available for public inspection during normal business hours at the 
following locations. The interested persons wanting to examine these 
documents should make an appointment with the appropriate office at 
least 24 hours before the visiting day. Reference file KY-102-106-9903. 
The Region 4 Office may have additional background documents not 
available at the other locations.

Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center (Air Docket 6102), U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street, SW, Washington, DC 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Air, Pesticides and Toxics 
Management Division, Air Planning Branch, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Natural Resources and Environmental 
Protection Cabinet, 803 Schenkel Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Terry at 404-562-9032 or Karla 
L. McCorkle at 404/562-9043. For additional information concerning the 
Inspection/Maintenance Program contact Dale Aspy at 404-562-9041.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For additional information see the direct 
final rule which is published in the rules section of this Federal 

    Dated: November 13, 1998.
Michael V. Peyton,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.
[FR Doc. 98-32424 Filed 12-7-98; 8:45 am]