Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Arizona; Correction of Redesignation of Phoenix To Attainment for the Carbon Monoxide Standard, 52960-52961 [05-17540]

Download as PDF 52960 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2005 / Proposed Rules implementation of that transportation plan are less than or equal to the motor vehicle emission level established in the SIP for the maintenance year and other analysis years. In this maintenance plan, procedures for estimating motor vehicle emissions are well documented. The regional motor vehicle emissions calculated by MOBILE6.2 were used in the probabilistic rollback method to compute a threshold level of regional emissions inventory that would provide maintenance of the CO standard with 99% certainty and confidence through the second 10-year maintenance period. The computed attainment threshold of regional motor vehicle emissions can be used to assess the long term attainment prospects. The total on-road motor vehicle CO emissions in the Portland area for 2005, 2010 and 2017 are shown in Table 2. TABLE 2.—PORTLAND MAINTENANCE AREA CO MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS BUDGETS [Pounds per winter day] Year 2005 2010 2017 Budget ...................................................................................................................................................... 1,238,575 1,033,578 1,181,341 For the purpose of demonstrating transportation conformity in the timeframe of the area’s transportation plan for all years beyond 2017, motor vehicle emissions must be less than or equal to the maintenance plan’s motor vehicle emissions budget for 2017. XI. In Conclusion, How Would This EPA Approval Affect the General Public and Citizens of the Portland Area? This action proposes to approve measures adopted by ODEQ to ensure maintenance of the Federal air quality standards for CO in the Portland area for a second 10-year period and protect the health and welfare of the area citizens from adverse effects of degraded air quality levels. XII. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this proposed action is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ and therefore is not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget. For this reason, this action is also not subject to Executive Order 13211, ‘‘Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use’’ (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001). This proposed action merely proposes to approve state law as meeting Federal requirements and imposes no additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. Accordingly, the Administrator certifies that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). Because this rule proposes to approve pre-existing requirements under state law and does not impose any additional enforceable duty beyond that required by state law, it does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described VerDate Aug<18>2005 13:21 Sep 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4). This proposed rule also does not have tribal implications because it will not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). This action also does not have Federalism implications because it does not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999). This action merely proposes to approve a state rule implementing a Federal standard, and does not alter the relationship or the distribution of power and responsibilities established in the Clean Air Act. This proposed rule also is not subject to Executive Order 13045 ‘‘Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks’’ (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), because it is not economically significant. In reviewing SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. In this context, in the absence of a prior existing requirement for the State to use voluntary consensus standards (VCS), EPA has no authority to disapprove a SIP submission for failure to use VCS. It would thus be inconsistent with applicable law for EPA, when it reviews a SIP submission, to use VCS in place of a SIP submission that otherwise satisfies the provisions of the Clean Air Act. Thus, the requirements of section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) do not apply. This proposed PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 rule does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: August 23, 2005. Julie M. Hagensen, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA Region 10. [FR Doc. 05–17537 Filed 9–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81 [R09–OAR–2005–AZ–0003; FRL–7960–9] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Arizona; Correction of Redesignation of Phoenix To Attainment for the Carbon Monoxide Standard Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to amend the regulations that identify revisions to the Arizona state implementation plan and the regulations that identify area designations within Arizona. In so doing, EPA is acting pursuant to the Agency’s authority under the Clean Air Act to correct errors made in approving plan revisions and area redesignations. The purpose of this proposed rule is to correct an error in the adoption and submittal date shown for a revision to the implementation plan that EPA recently approved and to correct a transcription error in, and to make a more general correction to, the E:\FR\FM\06SEP1.SGM 06SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2005 / Proposed Rules boundary description of the metropolitan Phoenix carbon monoxide area that EPA recently redesignated to attainment. Any comments on this proposal must arrive by October 6, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number R09–OAR– 2005–AZ–0003 by one of the following methods: 1. Agency Web site: http:// docket.epa.gov/rmepub/. EPA prefers receiving comments through this electronic public docket and comment system. Follow the on-line instructions to submit comments. 2. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions. 3. E-mail: tax.wienke@epa.gov. 4. Mail or deliver: Wienke Tax, Office of Air Planning (AIR–2), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105–3901. Instructions: All comments will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://docket.epa.gov/rmepub/, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information that you consider CBI or otherwise protected should be clearly identified as such and should not be submitted through the agency Web site, eRulemaking portal, or e-mail. The agency Web site and eRulemaking portal are ‘‘anonymous access’’ systems, and EPA will not know your identify or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send e-mail directly to EPA, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the public comment. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available electronically at http://docket.epa.gov/rmepub and in hard copy at EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all documents in the docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), and some may not be publicly available in either location (e.g., CBI). To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment during normal business hours with the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. DATES: VerDate Aug<18>2005 13:21 Sep 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wienke Tax, Air Planning Office (AIR– 2), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, (520) 622–1622 or email to tax.wienke@epa.gov, or check http://www.epa.gov/region09/air. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposal addresses the correction of a final rule EPA promulgated on March 9, 2005 (at 70 FR 11553) approving two submittals of revisions to the Arizona state implementation plan, redesignating the metropolitan Phoenix carbon monoxide area to attainment, and redesignating the boundary of the metropolitan Phoenix carbon monoxide area to exclude the Gila River Indian Reservation. In the Rules section of this Federal Register, we are taking direct final action to correct the State of Arizona’s adoption and submittal date for one of the plan revisions that we approved in our March 9, 2005 final rule, to correct a transcription error in the description of the boundary of the metropolitan Phoenix carbon monoxide area, and to correct the description of the boundary of the metropolitan Phoenix carbon monoxide area promulgated in our March 9, 2005 final rule without prior proposal because we believe this correction action is not controversial. If we receive adverse comments, however, we will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule and address the comments in subsequent action based on this proposed rule. We do not plan to open a second comment period, so anyone interested in commenting should do so at this time. If we do not receive comments, no further activity is planned. For further information, please see the direct final action. Dated: July 15, 2005. Laura Yoshii, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region IX. [FR Doc. 05–17540 Filed 9–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 67 [Docket No. FEMA–D–7632] Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 ACTION: 52961 Proposed rule. SUMMARY: Technical information or comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed below. The BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). DATES: The comment period is ninety (90) days following the second publication of this proposed rule in a newspaper of local circulation in each community. ADDRESSES: The proposed BFEs for each community are available for inspection at the office of the Chief Executive Officer of each community. The respective addresses are listed in the table below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Bellomo, P.E., Hazard Identification Section, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2903. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA proposes to make determinations of BFEs and modified BFEs for each community listed below, in accordance with Section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and 44 CFR 67.4(a). These proposed base flood elevations and modified BFEs, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements of its own, or pursuant to policies established by other Federal, state or regional entities. These proposed elevations are used to meet the floodplain management requirements of the NFIP and are also used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after these elevations are made final, and for the contents in these buildings. National Environmental Policy Act. This proposed rule is categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR part 10, Environmental Consideration. No environmental impact assessment has been prepared. Regulatory Flexibility Act. The Mitigation Division Director of the E:\FR\FM\06SEP1.SGM 06SEP1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 52 and 81

[R09-OAR-2005-AZ-0003; FRL-7960-9]


Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation 
of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Arizona; Correction of 
Redesignation of Phoenix To Attainment for the Carbon Monoxide Standard

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to amend the regulations that identify 
revisions to the Arizona state implementation plan and the regulations 
that identify area designations within Arizona. In so doing, EPA is 
acting pursuant to the Agency's authority under the Clean Air Act to 
correct errors made in approving plan revisions and area 
redesignations. The purpose of this proposed rule is to correct an 
error in the adoption and submittal date shown for a revision to the 
implementation plan that EPA recently approved and to correct a 
transcription error in, and to make a more general correction to, the

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boundary description of the metropolitan Phoenix carbon monoxide area 
that EPA recently redesignated to attainment.

DATES: Any comments on this proposal must arrive by October 6, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number R09-OAR-2005-
AZ-0003 by one of the following methods:
    1. Agency Web site: http://docket.epa.gov/rmepub/. EPA prefers 
receiving comments through this electronic public docket and comment 
system. Follow the on-line instructions to submit comments.
    2. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the on-line instructions.
    3. E-mail: tax.wienke@epa.gov.
    4. Mail or deliver: Wienke Tax, Office of Air Planning (AIR-2), 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, 75 Hawthorne Street, 
San Francisco, CA 94105-3901.
    Instructions: All comments will be included in the public docket 
without change and may be made available online at http://
docket.epa.gov/rmepub/, including any personal information provided, 
unless the comment includes Confidential Business Information (CBI) or 
other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. 
Information that you consider CBI or otherwise protected should be 
clearly identified as such and should not be submitted through the 
agency Web site, eRulemaking portal, or e-mail. The agency Web site and 
eRulemaking portal are ``anonymous access'' systems, and EPA will not 
know your identify or contact information unless you provide it in the 
body of your comment. If you send e-mail directly to EPA, your e-mail 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
public comment. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical 
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be 
able to consider your comment.
    Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available 
electronically at http://docket.epa.gov/rmepub and in hard copy at EPA 
Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all 
documents in the docket are listed in the index, some information may 
be publicly available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted 
material), and some may not be publicly available in either location 
(e.g., CBI). To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an 
appointment during normal business hours with the contact listed in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wienke Tax, Air Planning Office (AIR-
2), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, (520) 622-1622 or 
e-mail to tax.wienke@epa.gov, or check http://www.epa.gov/region09/air.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposal addresses the correction of a 
final rule EPA promulgated on March 9, 2005 (at 70 FR 11553) approving 
two submittals of revisions to the Arizona state implementation plan, 
redesignating the metropolitan Phoenix carbon monoxide area to 
attainment, and redesignating the boundary of the metropolitan Phoenix 
carbon monoxide area to exclude the Gila River Indian Reservation. In 
the Rules section of this Federal Register, we are taking direct final 
action to correct the State of Arizona's adoption and submittal date 
for one of the plan revisions that we approved in our March 9, 2005 
final rule, to correct a transcription error in the description of the 
boundary of the metropolitan Phoenix carbon monoxide area, and to 
correct the description of the boundary of the metropolitan Phoenix 
carbon monoxide area promulgated in our March 9, 2005 final rule 
without prior proposal because we believe this correction action is not 
controversial. If we receive adverse comments, however, we will publish 
a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule and address the comments 
in subsequent action based on this proposed rule. We do not plan to 
open a second comment period, so anyone interested in commenting should 
do so at this time. If we do not receive comments, no further activity 
is planned. For further information, please see the direct final 
action.

    Dated: July 15, 2005.
Laura Yoshii,
Deputy Regional Administrator, Region IX.
[FR Doc. 05-17540 Filed 9-2-05; 8:45 am]
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