[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 122 (Friday, June 26, 2009)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-14857]
This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.
Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 122 / Friday, June 26, 2009 /
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Part 52
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans;
Illinois; Oxides of Nitrogen Regulations, Phase II
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve a request submitted by the
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) on October 23,
2007, to revise the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP). The rules
submitted by Illinois EPA satisfy the requirements of EPA's
NOX SIP Call Phase II Rule (the Phase II Rule). We are
proposing to approve these regulations based on Illinois' demonstration
that the State will meet the emissions targets set forth in the Phase
II Rule through reductions from stationary internal combustion (IC)
engines and turbines which are identified in the NOX plan
submittal. Limiting NOX emissions from IC engines and
turbines will enable the State to meet the 7,055 ton reduction
requirement contained in the Phase II Rule, thereby improving air
quality and protecting the health of Illinois citizens.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 27, 2009.
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R05-
OAR-2007-1131, by one of the following methods:
1. http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for
2. E-mail: [email protected].
3. Fax: (312) 692-2551.
4. Mail: John M. Mooney, Chief, Criteria Pollutant Section, Air
Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.
5. Hand Delivery: John M. Mooney, Chief, Criteria Pollutant
Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Such
deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office normal hours of
operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of
boxed information. The Regional Office official hours of business are
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal
Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Final Rules
section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andy Chang, Environmental Engineer,
Criteria Pollutant Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), Environmental
Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago,
Illinois 60604, (312) 886-0258, [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 we do not receive any adverse comments in response to this
rule, we do not contemplate taking any further action. If EPA receives
adverse comments, we will withdraw the direct final rule, and will
address all public comments 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 Final Rules section of this Federal Register.
List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52
Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by
reference, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone,
Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
Dated: June 11, 2009.
Walter W. Kovalick Jr.,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.
[FR Doc. E9-14857 Filed 6-25-09; 8:45 am]
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