[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 9 (Thursday, January 14, 2016)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-00426]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Part 52
[EPA-R07-OAR-2015-0587; FRL 9940-98-Region 7]
Approval of Missouri's Air Quality Implementation Plans; Early
Progress Plan of the St. Louis Nonattainment Area for the 2008 Ozone
National Ambient Air Quality Standard
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to
approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by
the State of
Missouri consisting of the Early Progress Plan and motor vehicle
emissions budgets (MVEBs) for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and
oxides of nitrogen (NOX) for the St. Louis Nonattainment
area under the 2008 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard
(NAAQS). On August 26, 2013, EPA received from the Missouri Department
of Natural Resources (MDNR) an Early Progress Plan for the St. Louis
area showing progress toward attainment under the 2008 Ozone NAAQS.
This submittal was developed to establish MVEBs for the St. Louis 8-
hour ozone nonattainment area. This approval of the Early Progress Plan
for the St. Louis 8-hour ozone nonattainment area fulfills EPA's
requirement to act on the MDNR SIP submission and to formalize that the
MVEB is approved, and when considered with the emissions from all
sources, demonstrates progress toward attainment from the 2008 base
year through a 2015 target year. EPA found these MVEBs adequate for
transportation conformity purposes in an earlier action on March 5,
DATES: Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by
February 16, 2016.
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R07-
OAR-2015-0587, to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online
instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot
be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any
comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any
information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI)
or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.
Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a
written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment
and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA
will generally not consider comments or comment contents located
outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other
file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA
public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions,
and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Brown, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard,
Lenexa, Kansas 66219 at 913-551-7718, or by email at
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of this Federal
Register, EPA is approving the state's SIP revision as a direct final
rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a
noncontroversial revision amendment and anticipates no relevant adverse
comments to this action. A detailed rationale for the approval is set
forth in the direct final rule. If no relevant adverse comments are
received in response to this action, no further activity is
contemplated in relation to this action. If EPA receives relevant
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 action. EPA will not institute a second comment
period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this
action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives
adverse comment on part of this rule and if that part can be severed
from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those parts 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. Again, please note that EPA found
these MVEBs adequate for transportation conformity purposes in an
earlier action (March 5, 2014, 79 FR 12504).
List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52
Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide,
Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen
dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping
requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds.
Dated: December 23, 2015.
Regional Administrator, Region 7.
[FR Doc. 2016-00426 Filed 1-13-16; 8:45 am]
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