[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 104 (Thursday, May 31, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 30319]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-10233]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R07-OAR-2007-0383; FRL-8318-7]

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: EPA proposes to approve a request to amend the Missouri State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) to include the base year inventory for the 
Missouri portion of the St. Louis 8-hour ozone national ambient air 
quality standard (NAAQS) nonattainment area and a demonstration of 
Missouri's emissions statement authority. The Missouri portion of the 
St. Louis nonattainment area consists of the City of St. Louis and 
Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis Counties. The 
nonattainment area also includes four counties in Illinois. This 
amendment would fulfill Missouri's obligation, as a moderate 
nonattainment area, to submit a base year inventory for the 8-hour 
ozone NAAQS and to demonstrate adequate authority to address the 
emissions statement requirement under Section 182(a)(1) and Section 
182(a)(3)(B) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), respectively.

DATES: Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by 
July 2, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R07-
OAR-2007-0383 by one of the following methods:
    1. http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    2. E-mail: [email protected].
    3. Mail: Shelly Rios-LaLuz, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
Planning and Development Branch, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas City, 
Kansas 66101.
    4. Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: Shelly Rios-
LaLuz, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development 
Branch, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. Such 
deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office's normal hours 
of operation. The Regional Office's official hours of business are 
Monday through Friday, 8 to 4:30, excluding legal holidays.
    Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules 
section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to 
submit comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shelly Rios-LaLuz at (913) 551-7296, 
or by e-mail at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of the 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 revision amendment and anticipates no relevant adverse 
comments to this action. A detailed rationale for the approval is set 
forth in the direct final rule. If no relevant adverse comments are 
received in response to this action, no further activity is 
contemplated in relation to this action. If EPA receives relevant 
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 action. EPA will not institute a second comment 
period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this 
action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives 
adverse comment on part of this rule and if that part can be severed 
from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those parts of 
the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. For additional 
information, see the direct final rule which is located in the rules 
section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: May 14, 2007.
John B. Askew,
Regional Administrator, Region 7.
 [FR Doc. E7-10233 Filed 5-30-07; 8:45 am]