[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 72757-72758]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25297]



40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R03-OAR-2016-0308; FRL-9954-17-Region 3]

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Virginia; Removal of Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Requirements for 
Gasoline Dispensing Facilities

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 for the purpose of removing the requirement 
for gasoline vapor recovery equipment on gasoline dispensing pumps 
(otherwise referred to as Stage II vapor recovery, or simply as Stage 
II) in Virginia area facilities formerly required to have installed and 
operated Stage II vapor recovery controls under the prior, approved 
Virginia SIP. In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal 
Register, EPA is approving the Commonwealth'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 EPA's approval of Virginia's Stage II-related 
SIP revision with amended regulations addressing vapor recovery 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receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and 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 November 21, 2016.

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ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R03-
OAR-2016-0308 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 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: Brian Rehn, (215) 814-2176, or by 
email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 issue of 
the Federal Register.

    Dated: September 29, 2016.
Shawn M. Garvin,
Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 2016-25297 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]