[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 91 (Wednesday, May 12, 2010)]
[Pages 26750-26751]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-11304]



[EPA-R04-OAR-2009-0751-201022(c); FRL-9150-4]

Adequacy Status of the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, North Carolina 
1997 PM2.5 Attainment; Demonstration Motor Vehicle Emissions Budget for 
Transportation Conformity Purposes

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of adequacy; correcting amendment.


SUMMARY: On March 1, 2010, EPA published a notice in the Federal 
Register to notify the public of an adequacy determination that the 
Agency made with regards to the motor vehicle emissions budget (MVEB) 
for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and for an insignificance 
determination related to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) for 
mobile sources' overall contribution to the PM2.5 pollution 
in the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir area (hereafter referred to as the 
Hickory Area). In that notice, EPA identified the units of measure for 
the NOX MVEB as kilograms per day (kgd). EPA is publishing 
this amendment to correctly identify the units of measure for the 
NOX MVEB as kilograms per year (kgy). Additionally, the 
March 1, 2010, Federal Register notice included an inadvertent error to 
the docket ID number which is being corrected in this action.

DATES: This action is effective May 12, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the documentation used in the action being 
corrected are available for inspection during normal business hours at 
the following location: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 
61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. The Regional 
Office's official hours of business are Monday through

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Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, excluding federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amanetta Somerville, Environmental 
Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth 
Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. Ms. Somerville can be reached 
at 404-562-9025, or via electronic mail at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 21, 2009, the State of North 
Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and 
Natural Resources (NCDENR), submitted the attainment demonstration for 
the 1997 PM2.5 nonattainment area for the Hickory Area. The 
Hickory 1997 PM2.5 nonattainment area is comprised of 
Catawba County, North Carolina. North Carolina's attainment 
demonstration included a MVEB for NOX and an insignificance 
finding for the overall contribution of direct PM2.5 from 
mobile sources to the PM2.5 pollution in Catawba County.
    EPA Region 4 sent a letter to NCDENR on January 20, 2010, stating 
that the 2009 NOX MVEB in the 1997 PM2.5 
attainment demonstration for the Hickory Area was adequate for the 
purposes of transportation conformity purposes. The letter identified 
the NOX MVEB as 2,887,955 kgd. Subsequently, in response to 
North Carolina's submission, on March 1, 2010, EPA notified the public 
of its finding of adequacy for the NOX MVEB and also 
identified the NOX MVEB as 2,887,955 kgd. The units of 
measure provided in North Carolina's submission for the NOX 
MVEB are actually kgy and not kgd so EPA is correcting this error. The 
March 1, 2010, rulemaking also contained an inadvertent error to the 
docket ID number, published as EPA-R04-OAR-2009-0561. The correct 
docket ID number is EPA-R04-OAR-2009-0751, which EPA is correcting 
through this action.
    On April 20, 2010, EPA sent a letter to North Carolina noting this 
error and announcing that a correcting amendment (this notice) would be 
published soon to alert the public to this correction. Below identifies 
the correct NOX MVEBs for the Hickory Area.

                          Hickory Area NOX MVEB
                          [Kilograms per year]
Catawba County............................................    2,887,995

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

    Dated: May 3, 2010.
A. Stanley Meiburg,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.
[FR Doc. 2010-11304 Filed 5-11-10; 8:45 am]