[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 233 (Monday, December 5, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 75857]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-30786]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2011-0846; FRL-9493-3]

Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Placer 
County Air Pollution Control District

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Placer County Air 
Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) portion of the California State 
Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic 
compound (VOC) emissions from architectural coatings and automotive 
refinishing operations. We are proposing to approve two local rules to 
regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 
1990 (CAA or the Act).

DATES: Any comments on this proposal must arrive by January 4, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA-R09-OAR-
2011-0846, by one of the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the on-line instructions.
    2. Email: [email protected].
    3. Mail or deliver: Andrew Steckel (Air-4), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 
    Instructions: All comments 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 Confidential Business Information (CBI) or 
other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. 
Information that you consider CBI or otherwise protected should be 
clearly identified as such and should not be submitted through http://www.regulations.gov or email. http://www.regulations.gov is an 
``anonymous access'' system, and EPA will not know your identity or 
contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. 
If you send email directly to EPA, your email address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the public comment. 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: Generally, documents in the docket for this action are 
available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov and in hard copy 
at EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While 
all documents in the docket are listed at http://www.regulations.gov, 
some information may be publicly available only at the hard copy 
location (e.g., copyrighted material, large maps), and some may not be 
publicly available in either location (e.g., CBI). To inspect the hard 
copy materials, please schedule an appointment during normal business 
hours with the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 

972-3019, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposal addresses the following local 
rules: PCAPCD Rule 218, Architectural Coatings and Rule 234, Automotive 
Refinishing Operations. In the Rules and Regulations section of this 
Federal Register, we are approving these local rules in a direct final 
action without prior proposal because we believe these SIP revisions 
are not controversial. If we receive adverse comments, however, we will 
publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule and address the 
comments in subsequent action based on this proposed rule. Please note 
that if we receive adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or 
section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the 
remainder of the rule, we may adopt as final those provisions of the 
rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
    We do not plan to open a second comment period, so anyone 
interested in commenting should do so at this time. If we do not 
receive adverse comments, no further activity is planned. For further 
information, please see the direct final action.

    Dated: October 27, 2011.
Jared Blumenfeld,
Regional Administrator, Region IX.
[FR Doc. 2011-30786 Filed 12-2-11; 8:45 am]