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Download as PDF 71794 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 30, 2005 / Proposed Rules this program. Accordingly, the FHWA solicits comments on this issue. Paperwork Reduction Act Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501, et. seq.), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct, sponsor, or require through regulations. The FHWA has determined that this proposal does not contain collection of information requirements for the purposes of the PRA. 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Executive Order 13175 (Tribal Consultation) The FHWA has analyzed this action under Executive Order 13175, dated November 6, 2000, and believes that the proposed action would not have substantial direct effects on one or more Indian tribes; would not impose substantial direct compliance costs on Indian tribal governments; and would not preempt tribal laws. The proposed VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:39 Nov 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 Issued on: November 21, 2005. J. Richard Capka, Acting Federal Highway Administrator. In consideration of the foregoing, the FHWA proposes to amend title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, part 625, as set forth below: PART 625—DESIGN STANDARDS FOR HIGHWAYS 1. The authority citation for part 625 continues to read as follows: Authority: 23 U.S.C. 109, 315, and 402; Sec. 1073 of Pub. L. 102–240, 105 Stat. 1914, 2012; 49 CFR 1.48(b) and (n). 2. In § 625.4, revise paragraph (a)(2) to read as follows: § 625.4 Standards, policies, and standard specifications. * * * (a) * * * PO 00000 Frm 00003 * Fmt 4702 * Sfmt 4702 (2) A Policy on Design Standards Interstate System, AASHTO, January 2005. [See § 625.4(d)(1)] * * * * * [FR Doc. 05–23476 Filed 11–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81 [R09–OAR–2005–CA–0010; FRL–8002–5] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan Update for Ten Planning Areas; Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets; Technical Correction Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan revision, submitted by the California Air Resources Board on November 8, 2004, that includes the 2004 Revision to the California State Implementation Plan for Carbon Monoxide, Updated Maintenance Plan for Ten Federal Planning Areas. This revision will provide a ten-year update to the carbon monoxide maintenance plan, as well as replace existing and establish new carbon monoxide motor vehicle emissions budgets for the purposes of determining transportation conformity, for the following ten areas: Bakersfield Metropolitan Area, Chico Urbanized Area, Fresno Urbanized Area, Lake Tahoe North Shore Area, Lake Tahoe South Shore Area, Modesto Urbanized Area, Sacramento Urbanized Area, San Diego Area, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose Area, and Stockton Urbanized Area. In connection with the motor vehicle emissions budgets, we are proposing to deny a request by the California Air Resources Board for EPA to limit the duration of our approval of the budgets. Lastly, EPA is proposing to correct certain errors made in our 1998 final rule approving California’s redesignation request for these ten planning areas. DATES: Comments on this proposal must be received by December 30, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number R09–OAR– 2005–CA–0010, by one of the following methods: 1. Agency Web site: http://docket.epa.gov/rmepub/. EPA E:\FR\FM\30NOP1.SGM 30NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 30, 2005 / Proposed Rules 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: tiktinsky.toby@epa.gov. 4. Mail or deliver: Toby Tiktinsky (Air-2), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 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 identity 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: Toby Tiktinsky, EPA Region IX, (415) 947–4223, tiktinsky.toby@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register, we are approving the State Implementation Plan revision, submitted by the California Air Resources Board on November 8, 2004, that includes the 2004 Revision to the California State Implementation Plan for Carbon Monoxide, Updated VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:39 Nov 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 Maintenance Plan for Ten Federal Planning Areas. In addition, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that the carbon monoxide motor vehicle emissions budgets contained in the submitted maintenance plan are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. Related to the motor vehicle emissions budgets, however, we are denying a request by ARB for EPA to limit the duration of our approval of the budgets. Our denial of ARB’s request, however, does not affect our approval of the plan itself or the budgets contained therein. Lastly, we are also correcting, pursuant to section 110(k)(6) of the Act, certain errors that we made in our 1998 final rule approving California’s redesignation request for these ten planning areas. We are taking these actions without prior proposal because we believe that the revision and request are 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 adverse comments, no further activity is planned. For further information, please see the direct final action. Dated: November 15, 2005. Jane Diamond, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 30, 2005)]
[Proposed Rules]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 52 and 81

[R09-OAR-2005-CA-0010; FRL-8002-5]


Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation 
of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; Carbon Monoxide 
Maintenance Plan Update for Ten Planning Areas; Motor Vehicle Emissions 
Budgets; Technical Correction

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan 
revision, submitted by the California Air Resources Board on November 
8, 2004, that includes the 2004 Revision to the California State 
Implementation Plan for Carbon Monoxide, Updated Maintenance Plan for 
Ten Federal Planning Areas. This revision will provide a ten-year 
update to the carbon monoxide maintenance plan, as well as replace 
existing and establish new carbon monoxide motor vehicle emissions 
budgets for the purposes of determining transportation conformity, for 
the following ten areas: Bakersfield Metropolitan Area, Chico Urbanized 
Area, Fresno Urbanized Area, Lake Tahoe North Shore Area, Lake Tahoe 
South Shore Area, Modesto Urbanized Area, Sacramento Urbanized Area, 
San Diego Area, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose Area, and Stockton 
Urbanized Area. In connection with the motor vehicle emissions budgets, 
we are proposing to deny a request by the California Air Resources 
Board for EPA to limit the duration of our approval of the budgets. 
Lastly, EPA is proposing to correct certain errors made in our 1998 
final rule approving California's redesignation request for these ten 
planning areas.

DATES: Comments on this proposal must be received by December 30, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number R09-OAR-2005-
CA-0010, by one of the following methods:
    1. Agency Web site: http://docket.epa.gov/rmepub/. EPA

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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: tiktinsky.toby@epa.gov.
    4. Mail or deliver: Toby Tiktinsky (Air-2), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency Region IX, 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 on- line 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 identity 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: Toby Tiktinsky, EPA Region IX, (415) 
947-4223, tiktinsky.toby@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Rules and Regulations section of this 
Federal Register, we are approving the State Implementation Plan 
revision, submitted by the California Air Resources Board on November 
8, 2004, that includes the 2004 Revision to the California State 
Implementation Plan for Carbon Monoxide, Updated Maintenance Plan for 
Ten Federal Planning Areas.
    In addition, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that 
the carbon monoxide motor vehicle emissions budgets contained in the 
submitted maintenance plan are adequate for transportation conformity 
purposes. Related to the motor vehicle emissions budgets, however, we 
are denying a request by ARB for EPA to limit the duration of our 
approval of the budgets. Our denial of ARB's request, however, does not 
affect our approval of the plan itself or the budgets contained 
therein. Lastly, we are also correcting, pursuant to section 110(k)(6) 
of the Act, certain errors that we made in our 1998 final rule 
approving California's redesignation request for these ten planning 
areas.
    We are taking these actions without prior proposal because we 
believe that the revision and request are 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 adverse comments, no further activity is planned. 
For further information, please see the direct final action.

    Dated: November 15, 2005.
Jane Diamond,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.
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