[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 39 (Monday, February 29, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 10181-10182]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04240]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R03-OAR-2016-0006; FRL-9942-89-Region 3]

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Virginia; Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Fine Particulate 
Matter (PM2.5)

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 the 
Commonwealth of Virginia which revises Virginia's Prevention of 
Significant Deterioration (PSD) air quality preconstruction permitting 
program to be consistent with the federal PSD regulations regarding the 
use of the significant monitoring concentration (SMC) and significant 
impact levels (SILs) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) 
emissions. 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rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be 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 March 30, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R03-
OAR-2016-0006 at http://www.regulations.gov, or via email to 
[email protected]. For comments submitted at Regulations.gov, follow 
the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, 
comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. For either 
manner of submission, 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

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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, please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section. For the full EPA public comment policy, 
information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance 
on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Himanshu Vyas, (215) 814-2112, or by 
email at [email protected].

    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.

    Dated: February 12, 2016.
Shawn M. Garvin,
Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 2016-04240 Filed 2-26-16; 8:45 am]