Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa, 48093 [05-16223]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 157 / Tuesday, August 16, 2005 / Proposed Rules ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [R07–OAR–2005–IA–0003; FRL–7953–6] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Iowa for the purpose of approving the 2001 and 2004 updates to the Linn County Air Quality Ordinance, Chapter 10, Air Quality. These revisions will help to ensure consistency between the applicable local agency rules and Federally-approved rules, and ensure Federal enforceability of the applicable parts of the local agency air programs. DATES: Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by September 15, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Heather Hamilton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. Comments may also be submitted electronically or through hand delivery/ courier; please follow the detailed instructions in the Addresses section of the direct final rule which is located in the rules section of this Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Hamilton at (913) 551–7039, or by e-mail at hamilton.heather@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of the Federal Register, EPA is approving the state’s SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial revision amendment and anticipates no relevant adverse comments to this action. 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 in relation to this action. If EPA receives relevant adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed action. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on part of this rule and if that part can be severed VerDate jul<14>2003 10:09 Aug 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those parts of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. For additional information, see the direct final rule which is located in the rules section of this Federal Register. Dated: August 3, 2005. James B. Gulliford, Regional Administrator, Region 7. 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ADDRESSES: If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments and materials by any one of the following methods: 1. You may submit written comments and information by mail or handdelivery to Robert Pine, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758. 2. Written comments may be sent by facsimile to 512/490–0974. 3. You may send your comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to cicurinacomments@fws.gov. All comments and materials received, as well as supporting documentation used in preparation of the 90-day finding, will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 48093 normal business hours at our Austin Ecological Services Field Office at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Pine, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Office (telephone 512/490–0057, facsimile 512/490–0974). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 4(b)(3)(B) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et. seq.) requires that for any petition to revise the List of Threatened or Endangered Wildlife and Plant Species that contains substantial scientific and commercial information that listing may be warranted, we make a finding within 12 months of the date of the receipt of the petition on whether the petitioned action is (a) not warranted, (b) warranted, or (c) warranted but the immediate proposal of a regulation is precluded by other pending proposals to determine whether any species is threatened or endangered. On July 8, 2003, we received a petition requesting that we list Cicurina cueva (no common name) as an endangered species with critical habitat. On May 25, 2004, Save Our Springs Alliance (SOSA) filed a complaint against the Secretary of the Interior and the Service for failure to make a 90-day petition finding under section 4 of the Act for Cicurina cueva. In our response to Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment on October 15, 2004, we informed the court that we believed that we could complete a 90-day finding by January 20, 2005, and if we determined that the 90-day finding provided substantial information indicating that listing may be warranted, we could make a 12-month finding by December 8, 2005. On March 18, 2005, the District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, adopted our schedule and ordered the Service to issue a 12month finding on or before December 8, 2005. On February 1, 2005, we published our 90-day finding on the petition to list Cicurina cueva as an endangered species (70 FR 5123). Our 90-day finding stated that we found the petition presented substantial scientific and commercial information indicating that listing Cicurina cueva may be warranted. Threrefore, we initiated a status review to determine if listing the species is warranted. The original comment period for providing information for our status review closed on May 15, 2005. Pursuant to 50 CFR 424.16(c)(2), we may extend or reopen a comment period upon finding that there is good cause to do so. We are currently gathering E:\FR\FM\16AUP1.SGM 16AUP1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[R07-OAR-2005-IA-0003; FRL-7953-6]


Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) 
revision submitted by the state of Iowa for the purpose of approving 
the 2001 and 2004 updates to the Linn County Air Quality Ordinance, 
Chapter 10, Air Quality. These revisions will help to ensure 
consistency between the applicable local agency rules and Federally-
approved rules, and ensure Federal enforceability of the applicable 
parts of the local agency air programs.

DATES: Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by 
September 15, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Heather Hamilton, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 901 North 5th 
Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. Comments may also be submitted 
electronically or through hand delivery/courier; please follow the 
detailed instructions in the Addresses section of the direct final rule 
which is located in the rules section of this Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Hamilton at (913) 551-7039, or 
by e-mail at hamilton.heather@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of the Federal 
Register, EPA is approving the state's SIP revision as a direct final 
rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a 
noncontroversial revision amendment and anticipates no relevant adverse 
comments to this action. 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 in relation to this action. If 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 action. EPA will not institute a second comment 
period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this 
action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives 
adverse comment on part of this rule and if that part can be severed 
from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those parts of 
the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. For additional 
information, see the direct final rule which is located in the rules 
section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: August 3, 2005.
James B. Gulliford,
Regional Administrator, Region 7.
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