[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 67 (Thursday, April 8, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 17894-17895]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-7867]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R06-OAR-2007-0993; FRL-9134-7]

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Mexico; 
Interstate Transport of Pollution

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve this State Implementation Plan 
(SIP) revision submitted by the New Mexico Environmental Department 
(NMED) for the purpose of addressing one element of CAA section 
110(a)(2)(D)(i), which pertains to prohibiting air pollutant emissions 
from within New Mexico from significantly contributing to nonattainment 
of the ozone and PM2.5 NAAQS in any state. This SIP revision satisfies 
the State of New Mexico's obligation to submit a SIP revision that 
demonstrates that adequate provisions are in place to prohibit air 
emissions from significantly contributing to the nonattainment of 
another state's air quality through interstate transport. This 
rulemaking action is being taken under section 110 of the CAA.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before May 10, 2010.

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: Emad Shahin, Air Planning Section 
(6PD-L), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, 
Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733, telephone (214) 665-6717; 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

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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: March 30, 2010.
Al Armendariz,
Regional Administrator, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2010-7867 Filed 4-7-10; 8:45 am]