[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 11, 2017)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-21807]
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.
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
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
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
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.
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 7.
[FR Doc. 2017-21807 Filed 10-10-17; 8:45 am]
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