[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 6, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 62616]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-21688]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R06-OAR-2006-0271; FRL-8491-5]

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Louisiana; Approval of 8-Hour Ozone Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plans 
for the Parishes of Beauregard, Grant, and St. Mary

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Louisiana State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the 8-hour ozone maintenance plans 
for the parishes of Beauregard, Grant, and St. Mary. On August 23, 
2006, the State of Louisiana submitted separate SIP revisions 
containing 8-hour ozone maintenance plans for Beauregard and Grant 
Parishes, and on October 10, 2006, Louisiana submitted an 8-hour ozone 
maintenance plan for St. Mary Parish. These plans ensure the continued 
attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard 
(NAAQS) through the year 2014. These maintenance plans meet the 
statutory and regulatory requirements, and are consistent with EPA's 
guidance. EPA is approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 of the 
Federal Clean Air Act (CAA).

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 6, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Mr. Guy Donaldson, Chief, Air 
Planning Section (6PD-L), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross 
Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. Comments may also be 
submitted electronically or through hand delivery/courier by following 
the detailed instructions in the Addresses section of the direct final 
rule located in the rules section of this Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Belk, Air Planning Section (6PD-
L), Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division, U.S. EPA, Region 6, 
1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733, telephone (214) 665-2164; 
fax number 214-665-7263; e-mail address [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of this Federal 
Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final 
rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a 
noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. 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. 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. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any 
parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this 
time. 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.
    For additional information, see the direct final rule, which is 
located in the rules section of this Federal Register

    Dated: October 26, 2007.
Lawrence E. Starfield,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.
 [FR Doc. E7-21688 Filed 11-5-07; 8:45 am]