[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 128 (Thursday, July 3, 2014)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15564]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Part 52
[EPA-R09-OAR-2014-0269; FRL-9911-00-Region 9]
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Placer
County Air Pollution Control District
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to
approve a revision to the Placer County portion of the California State
Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the necessary
procedures to create emission reduction credits from the reduction of
volatile organic compound (VOC), oxides of nitrogen (NOX),
oxides of sulfur (SOX), particulate matter (PM), and carbon
monoxide (CO) emissions due to the permanent curtailment of burning
We are proposing to approve a local rule that provides
administrative procedures for creating emissions reduction credits,
consistent with Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) requirements.
DATES: Any comments on this proposal must arrive by August 4, 2014.
ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA-R09-OAR-
2014-0269, by one of the following methods:
1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-
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 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 www.regulations.gov or email.
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
Docket: Generally, documents in the docket for this action are
available electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA
Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105-3901.
While all documents in the docket are listed at 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
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Levin, EPA Region IX, (415) 942-
3848, [email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposal addresses the following local
rule: Placer County Air Pollution Control District Rule 516, Rice Straw
Emission Reduction Credits. In the Rules and Regulations section of
this Federal Register, we are approving this local rule 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: April 25, 2014.
Regional Administrator, Region IX.
[FR Doc. 2014-15564 Filed 7-2-14; 8:45 am]
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