[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 233 (Friday, December 4, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 75845]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30100]

Proposed Rules
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40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R03-OAR-2008-0931; FRL-9939-29-Region 3]

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Maryland; Attainment Demonstration for the Baltimore 8-Hour Ozone 
Moderate Nonattainment Area; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Withdrawal of proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The EPA is withdrawing its proposed rule to disapprove 
Maryland's June 4, 2007 ozone attainment demonstration for the 
Baltimore Area. This withdrawal action is being taken under section 110 
of the CAA.

DATES: The proposed rule published on May 8, 2009 (74 FR 21594), 
regarding the ozone attainment demonstration portion of Maryland's June 
4, 2007 comprehensive SIP revision request for the Baltimore Area, is 
withdrawn as of December 4, 2015.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established docket number EPA-R03-OAR-2008-0931 for 
this action. The index to the docket is available electronically at 
http://www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at Air Protection Division, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria A. Pino, 215-814-2181, or by 
email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 8, 2009 (74 FR 21594), EPA published 
a proposed rule to disapprove the ozone attainment demonstration 
portion of a comprehensive State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision 
request submitted by the State of Maryland on June 4, 2007 to meet the 
Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for attaining the 1997 8-hour ozone 
National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for the Baltimore 
moderate nonattainment area (Baltimore Area). On May 26, 2015 (80 FR 
29970), EPA determined that the Baltimore Area attained the 1997 8-hour 
ozone NAAQS, thereby suspending the area's obligations to submit an 
attainment demonstration and other planning requirements related to 
attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS for as long as the area 
continues to attain the standard. On October 20, 2015, the State of 
Maryland withdrew the attainment demonstration (including modeling and 
weight of evidence), 2009 attainment year inventory, contingency 
measures for attainment, and 2009 transportation conformity budgets 
contained in Maryland's June 4, 2007 SIP revision request.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, 
Incorporation by reference, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: November 10, 2015.
Shawn M. Garvin,
Regional Administrator, Region III.
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