[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 130 (Thursday, July 7, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 39797-39798]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17025]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY



40 CFR Part 52



[EPA-R01-OAR-2008-0639; A-1-FRL-9431-3]




Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Connecticut; 

Infrastructure SIP for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air 

Quality Standards



AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).



ACTION: Proposed rule.



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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to conditionally approve one element of 

Connecticut's December 28, 2007 submittal to meet the Clean Air Act 

infrastructure requirements for the 1997 ozone National Ambient Air 

Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Clean Air Act



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requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, 

maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by the EPA. This 

SIP is commonly referred to as an infrastructure SIP. The one element 

of the submittal that EPA is proposing to conditionally approve 

addresses requirements under Clean Air Act section 110(a)(2)(D)(ii). 

This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.



DATES: Written comments must be received on or before August 8, 2011.



ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, if any, on EPA's direct final 

conditional approval for Connecticut, identified by Docket ID Number 

EPA-R01-OAR-2008-0639 by one of the following methods:

    1. http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 

submitting comments.

    2. E-mail: [email protected]. Fax: (617) 918-0047. Mail: ``Docket 

Identification Number EPA-R01-OAR-2008-0639'', Anne Arnold, U.S. 

Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, 

Office of Ecosystem Protection, Air Quality Planning Unit, 5 Post 

Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05-2), Boston, MA 02109-3912.

    3. Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver your comments to: Anne Arnold, 

Manager, Air Quality Planning Unit, Office of Ecosystem Protection, 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, 

Office of Ecosystem Protection, Air Quality Planning Unit, 5 Post 

Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05-2), Boston, MA 02109-3912. 

Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office's normal 

hours of operation. The Regional Office's official hours of business 

are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, excluding legal holidays.

    Instructions: Direct your comments for Connecticut to Docket ID No. 

EPA-R01-OAR-2008-0639. EPA's policy is that all comments received 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 information claimed 

to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information 

whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit through http://www.regulations.gov, or e-mail, information that you consider to be 

CBI or otherwise protected. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is 

an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 

identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 

your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 

going through http://www.regulations.gov your e-mail address will be 

automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 

placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 

submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 

and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any 

disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to 

technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA 

may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid 

the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 

any defects or viruses.

    Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the 

http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 

information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information 

whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 

as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be 

publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket 

materials are available either electronically in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at Office of Ecosystem Protection, 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, 

5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, MA. EPA requests that if at 

all possible, you contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 

INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional 

Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 

4:30, excluding legal holidays.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard P. Burkhart, Air Quality 

Planning Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England 

Regional Office, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, MA 02109-

3912, telephone number (617) 918-1664, fax number (617) 918-0664, e-

mail [email protected].



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Final Rules Section of this Federal 

Register, EPA is conditionally approving one element of Connecticut's 

December 28, 2007 submittal to meet the Clean Air Act infrastructure 

requirements for the 1997 ozone NAAQS as a direct final rule without 

prior proposal because the Agency views this one element as 

noncontroversial and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed 

rationale for the conditional approval of this one element is set forth 

in the direct final rule. In brief, Connecticut has committed to revise 

its SIP within a year to meet the requirement in section 

110(a)(2)(D)(ii) of the Act that the state's SIP provide for notice to 

other states that might be affected by sources proposed to be permitted 

under the state's Prevention of Significant Deterioration program. In 

addition, the state has committed in the meantime to continue its 

practice of providing such notice to affected states. If no 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 the conditional approval of the section 110(a)(2)(D)(ii) 

element 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: June 28, 2011.

Ira W. Leighton,

Acting, Regional Administrator, EPA New England.

[FR Doc. 2011-17025 Filed 7-6-11; 8:45 am]

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