[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 187 (Tuesday, September 27, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 59599-59600]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-24375]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R05-OAR-2009-0839; FRL-9469-7]


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.

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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 
through

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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 
submitting comments.
    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 
submit comments.

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, 
[email protected].

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 
Register.

    Dated: September 12, 2011.
Susan Hedman,
Regional Administrator, Region 5.
[FR Doc. 2011-24375 Filed 9-26-11; 8:45 am]
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