[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 145 (Tuesday, July 29, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 43998-43999]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16546]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R02-OAR-2014-0238; FRL-9913-74-Region-2]

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
New York State; Transportation Conformity Regulations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve 
the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by New York 
State to establish transportation conformity regulations. In the Final 
Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's 
SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the 
Agency views this as a 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adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all 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 interested in commenting on this action should do 
so at this time.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing by August 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-
R02-OAR-2014-0238 by one of the following methods:
    A. www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    B. Email: [email protected].
    C. Mail: EPA-R02-OAR-2014-0238, Richard Ruvo, Branch Chief, Air 
Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, 290 
Broadway, New York, NY 10007.
    D. Hand Delivery: At the previously-listed EPA Region II address. 
Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of 
operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of 
boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R02-OAR-
2014-0238. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change, and may be made available online 
at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, 

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the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI (or 
otherwise protected) through www.regulations.gov or email. The 
www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which 
means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you 
provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment 
directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. 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: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be 
publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket 
materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or 
in hard copy during normal business hours at the Air Programs Branch, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, 290 Broadway, New 
York, NY 10007. Copies of the State submittal are available at the New 
York State Department of the Environmental Conservation, Division of 
Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie Zeman, (212) 637-4022, or by 
email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information, please see the 
information provided in the direct final action, with the same title, 
that is located in the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal 
Register publication. 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.

    Dated: June 25, 2014.
Judith A. Enck,
Regional Administrator, Region 2.
[FR Doc. 2014-16546 Filed 7-28-14; 8:45 am]