[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 234 (Tuesday, December 6, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 76048]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31136]



40 CFR Parts 52 and 81

[EPA-R05-OAR-2011-0017; EPA-R05-OAR-2011-0106; FRL-9499-7]

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Ohio and Indiana; Redesignation of the Ohio and Indiana Portions 
Cincinnati-Hamilton Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual Standard for 
Fine Particulate Matter

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule.


SUMMARY: Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing 
the October 19, 2011 (76 FR 64825), direct final rule approving Ohio's 
and Indiana's requests to redesignate their respective portions of the 
Cincinnati-Hamilton nonattainment area (for Ohio: Butler, Clermont, 
Hamilton, and Warren Counties, Ohio; for Indiana: a portion of Dearborn 
County) to attainment for the 1997 annual National Ambient Air Quality 
Standard (NAAQS or standard) for fine particulate matter 
(PM2.5). In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if 
adverse comments were received by November 18, 2011, the rule would be 
withdrawn and not take effect. On October 19, 2011, EPA received a 
comment. EPA interprets this comment as adverse and, therefore, EPA is 
withdrawing the direct final rule. EPA will address the comment in a 
subsequent final action based upon the proposed rulemaking action, also 
published on October 19, 2011 (76 FR 64880). EPA will not institute a 
second comment period on this action.

DATES: The direct final rule published at 76 FR 64825 on October 19, 
2011, is withdrawn as of December 6, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Persoon, Environmental 
Engineer, Control Strategies Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, 
Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 353-8290, [email protected].

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Intergovernmental relations, Particulate matter.

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

    Dated: November 23, 2011.
Susan Hedman,
Regional Administrator, Region 5.


Accordingly, the amendments to 40 CFR 52.776 and 40 CFR 52.1880 
published in the Federal Register on October 19, 2011 (76 FR 64825) on 
page 64837 are withdrawn as of December 6, 2011.


Accordingly, the amendments to 40 CFR 81.315 and 40 CFR 81.336 
published in the Federal Register on October 19, 2011 (76 FR 64825) on 
pages 64837-64838 are withdrawn as of December 6, 2011.

[FR Doc. 2011-31136 Filed 12-5-11; 8:45 am]