[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 11, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 47169-47170]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-21807]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R07-OAR-2017-0513; FRL-9968-11-Region 7]


Approval of Missouri Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2012 Annual Fine Particulate 
Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision from the 
State of Missouri for the 2012 Annual Fine Particulate Matter 
(PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and 
two state statutes into the SIP to address the requirements relating to 
conflicts of interest found in section 128 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). 
Section 110 of the CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP 
for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each new or 
revised NAAQS promulgated by EPA. These SIPs are commonly referred to 
as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure requirements are 
designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air 
quality management program are adequate to meet the state's 
responsibilities under the CAA. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' 
section of this Federal Register, we are approving the state's SIP 
revisions as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we 
receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this 
proposed rule.

DATES: Comments must be received by November 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R07-
OAR-2017-0513, to https://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 https://www2.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracey Casburn, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner 
Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219 at (913) 551-7016, or by email at 
casburn.tracey@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document proposes to take action on 
State of Missouri Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2012 Annual 
PM2.5 NAAQS. We have published a direct final rule approving 
the state's SIP revisions in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of 
this Federal Register, because we view this as a

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noncontroversial action and anticipate no relevant adverse comment. We 
have explained our reasons for this action in the preamble to the 
direct final rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take 
further action on this proposed rule. If we receive adverse comment, we 
will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. We 
would address all public comments in any subsequent final rule based on 
this proposed rule. We do not intend to institute a second comment 
period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so 
at this time. For further information, please see the information 
provided in the ADDRESSES section of this document.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen dioxide, Particulate 
matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur dioxides.

    Dated: September 27, 2017.
Cathy Stepp,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 7.
[FR Doc. 2017-21807 Filed 10-10-17; 8:45 am]
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