[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 187 (Tuesday, September 27, 2011)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-24375]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Part 52
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans;
Indiana; Redesignation of the Indianapolis Area to Attainment of the
1997 Annual Standard for Fine Particulate Matter
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve Indiana's request to redesignate
the Indianapolis, Indiana nonattainment area (Hamilton, Hendricks,
Johnson, Marion, and Morgan Counties) to attainment for the 1997 annual
National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) for fine
particulate matter (PM2.5), because the request meets the
statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted
this request on October 20, 2009, and supplemented it on May 31, 2011.
EPA's proposed approval involves several additional related actions.
EPA is proposing to make a determination that the Indianapolis area has
attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard. EPA is proposing to
approve, as a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP),
the State's plan for maintaining the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS
2025 in the area. EPA is proposing to approve the 2006 emissions
inventory for the Indianapolis area as meeting the comprehensive
emissions inventory requirement of the CAA. Finally, EPA finds adequate
and is proposing to approve Indiana's Nitrogen Oxides (NOX)
and PM2.5 Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for 2015
and 2025 for the Indianapolis area.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 27, 2011.
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R05-
OAR-2009-0839, 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) 408-2779.
4. Mail: Doug Aburano, Chief, Control Strategies Section, Air
Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.
5. Hand Delivery: Doug Aburano, Chief, Control Strategies 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 holidays.
Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules
section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen D'Agostino, Environmental
Engineer, Attainment Planning and Maintenance Section, Air Programs
Branch (AR-18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886-1767,
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Final Rules section of this Federal
Register, EPA is approving the determination of attainment,
redesignation, and SIP as a direct final rule without prior proposal
because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial action and
anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval
is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are
received in response to this rule, 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 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
Dated: September 12, 2011.
Regional Administrator, Region 5.
[FR Doc. 2011-24375 Filed 9-26-11; 8:45 am]
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