[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 210 (Wednesday, October 31, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 61588-61589]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-21320]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2007-0459; FRL-8487-7]

Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Great 
Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and Mojave Desert Air 
Quality Management District

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Great Basin 
Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) and Mojave Desert Air 
Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portions of the California State 
Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as 
amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are proposing to approve local 
rules that

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concern particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from wood burning 
appliances and open outdoor burning.

DATES: Any comments on this proposal must arrive by November 30, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA-R09-OAR-
2007-0459, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the on-line instructions.
     E-mail: [email protected].
     Mail or deliver: Andrew Steckel (Air-4), U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San 
Francisco, CA 94105.
    Instructions: All comments will be included in the public docket 
without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, 
including any personal information provided, unless the comment 
includes Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information that you 
consider CBI or otherwise protected should be clearly identified as 
such and should not be submitted through www.regulations.gov or e-mail. 
www.regulations.gov is an ``anonymous access'' system, and EPA will not 
know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the 
body of your comment. If you send e-mail directly to EPA, your e-mail 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
public comment. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical 
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be 
able to consider your comment.
    Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available 
electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA Region 
IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all documents 
in the docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly 
available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), 
and some may not be publicly available in either location (e.g., CBI). 
To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment 
during normal business hours with the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Al Petersen, Permits Office (AIR-4), 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, (415) 947-4118, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposal addresses the approval of 
GBUAPCD Rules 405 and 431 and MDAQMD Rule 444. In the Rules and 
Regulations section of this Federal Register, we are approving these 
local rules in a direct final action without prior proposal because we 
believe this SIP revision is not controversial. If we receive adverse 
comments, however, we will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct 
final rule and address the comments in subsequent action based on this 
proposed rule.
    Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, 
paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed 
from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions 
of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
    We do not plan to open a second comment period, so anyone 
interested in commenting should do so at this time. If we do not 
receive adverse comments, no further activity is planned. For further 
information, please see the direct final action.

    Dated: August 22, 2007.
Laura Yoshii,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.
[FR Doc. E7-21320 Filed 10-30-07; 8:45 am]