[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 74 (Thursday, April 17, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 21668-21669]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08646]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R06-OAR-2009-0594; FRL-9909-55-Region 6]

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; States of 
Arkansas and Louisiana; Clean Air Interstate Rule State Implementation 
Plan Revisions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
approve revisions submitted to the applicable State Implementation 
Plans (SIPs) addressing the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Interstate 
Rule (CAIR) for Arkansas and Louisiana. EPA is proposing to approve 
revisions to the CAIR NOX Ozone Season allocation 
methodology adopted on December 5, 2008, by the Arkansas Pollution 
Control and Ecology Commission and submitted as revisions to the 
Arkansas SIP on September 16, 2009. EPA is proposing to approve 
revisions to the CAIR NOX Annual and Ozone Season 
Abbreviated SIP for the annual and ozone season NOX 
allocation methodologies and the CAIR SO2 SIP adopted on 
June 20, 2008 by the State of Louisiana and submitted as revisions to 
the Louisiana SIP on July 1, 2009. EPA has evaluated the CAIR SIP 
revisions for Arkansas and Louisiana and made the preliminary 
determination that these revisions are consistent with the requirements 
of CAIR and the Clean Air Act. Therefore we are proposing to approve 
the revisions to the Arkansas and Louisiana SIPs under section 110 of 
the Act.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 19, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Ms. Adina Wiley, Air Permits 
Section (6PD-R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, 
Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. Comments may also be submitted 
electronically or through hand delivery/courier by following the 
detailed instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule 
located in the rules section of this Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Adina Wiley (6PD-R), telephone 
(214) 665-2115, email address [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of this Federal 
Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct rule 
without prior proposal because the Agency views this as 
noncontroversial submittal 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 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

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interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
    For additional information, see the direct final rule which is 
located in the rules section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: April 2, 2014.
Samuel Coleman,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2014-08646 Filed 4-16-14; 8:45 am]