[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 162 (Thursday, August 21, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 49473-49474]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19517]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-RO1-OAR-2012-0848; A-1-FRL-9912-99-Region 1]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
New Hampshire; Reasonably Available Control Technology for Nitrogen 
Oxides and Volatile Organic Compounds

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the 
State of New Hampshire. These revisions contain an updated New 
Hampshire regulation establishing reasonably available control 
technology (RACT) for sources of nitrogen oxides (NOX), RACT 
orders for four facilities, and a request to withdraw a previously 
approved NOX RACT order from the SIP. The intended effect of 
this action is to propose approval of this updated regulation and four 
RACT orders into the New Hampshire SIP, and to propose to withdraw from 
the SIP a previously approved NOX RACT order. This action is 
being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 22, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. RO1-OAR-
2012-0848 by one of the following methods:
    1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    2. E-Mail: [email protected].
    3. Fax: (617) 918-0047.
    4. Mail: ``EPA-RO1-OAR-2012-0848,'' Anne Arnold, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, 5 Post Office 
Square--Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05-2), Boston, MA 02109-3912.
    5. Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: Anne Arnold, 
Manager, Air Quality Planning Unit, Office of Ecosystem Protection, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, 
5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05-2), Boston, MA 02109-
3912. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office's 
normal hours of operation. The Regional Office's official hours of 
business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding 
legal holidays.
    Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules 
Section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to 
submit comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob McConnell, Air Quality Planning 
Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional 
Office, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 (mail code: OEP05-2), Boston, 
MA 02109-3912, telephone number (617) 918-1046, fax number (617) 918-
0046, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 
rule, 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. 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.
    For additional information, see the direct final rule which is 
located in the Rules Section of this Federal Register.


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    Dated: July 29, 2014.
H. Curtis Spalding,
Regional Administrator, EPA New England.
[FR Doc. 2014-19517 Filed 8-20-14; 8:45 am]
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