[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 111 (Thursday, June 11, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 27738-27739]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-13482]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2009-0142, FRL-8901-9]

Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope 
Valley Air Quality Management District and South Coast Air Quality 
Management District

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley 
Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) and South Coast Air Quality 
Management District 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 address 
particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from open outdoor fires and from 
wood burning devices.

DATES: Any comments on this proposal must arrive by July 13, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA-R09-

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OAR-2009-0142, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://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 http://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 http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. http://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 
    Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available 
electronically at http://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 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 
AVAQMD Rule 444 and SCAQMD Rule 445. 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 
    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: April 14, 2009.
Laura Yoshii,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.
[FR Doc. E9-13482 Filed 6-10-09; 8:45 am]