[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 9 (Thursday, January 14, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 1935]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-00560]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R06-OAR-2015-0647; FRL-9941-20-Region 6]

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Arkansas; Crittenden County Base Year Emission Inventory

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
approve a revision to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) 
submitted to meet the Clean Air Act (CAA) emissions inventory (EI) 
requirement for the Crittenden County ozone nonattainment area. EPA is 
approving the SIP revision because it satisfies the CAA EI requirement 
for Crittenden County under the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards (NAAQS). The inventory includes emission data for 
Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). EPA is 
approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA 
and EPA's regulations.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 16, 

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Ms. Mary Stanton, Chief, State 
Implementation B, Ozone and Infrastructure Section (6MM-AB), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, 
Texas 75202-2733. Comments may also be submitted electronically or 
through hand delivery/courier by following the detailed instructions in 
the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the rules 
section of this Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colin Schwartz, (214) 665-7262, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of this Federal 
Register, the EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct 
rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as 
noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. 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. If the 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relevant adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and 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 rule. The EPA will not institute a second 
comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action 
should do so at this time.
    For additional information, see the direct final rule which is 
located in the rules section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: December 30, 2015.
Samuel Coleman,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2016-00560 Filed 1-13-16; 8:45 am]