Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, 125-126 [E7-25100]

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Any comments on this proposal must arrive by February 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA-R09OAR–2007–1074, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions. • E-mail: steckel.andrew@epa.gov. • Mail or deliver: Andrew Steckel (Air–4), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Instructions: All comments will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, 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 http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. http:// DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 125 www.regulations.gov is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, 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://www.regulations.gov 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. Al Petersen, Permits Office (AIR–4), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, (415) 947–4118, petersen.alfred@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This proposal addresses the approval of MBUAPCD Rules 415, 418, and 1002 and SJVAPCD Rules 4104, 4402, 4404, 4453, 4454, 4625, 4641, and 4672. In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register, we are approving these local rules in a direct final action without prior proposal because we believe this SIP revision 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. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02JAP1.SGM 02JAP1 126 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 1 / Wednesday, January 2, 2008 / Proposed Rules Dated: November 16, 2007. Laura Yoshii, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX. [FR Doc. E7–25100 Filed 12–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary 43 CFR Part 46 RIN 1090–AA95 Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 Office of the Secretary, Interior. Proposed rule; request for comments. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior (Department) proposes to amend its regulations by adding a new part to codify its NEPA procedures currently in the Departmental Manual (DM). This proposed regulation contains Departmental policies and procedures for compliance with NEPA, Executive Order (E.O.) 11514, E.O. 13352 and the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) regulations. By converting the Departmental NEPA procedures from the DM to new regulations that are consistent with NEPA and the CEQ regulations, the Department intends to promote greater transparency in the NEPA process for the public and enhance cooperative conservation. DATES: Submit comments by March 3, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the rulemaking by any of the following methods. Please use the regulation identification number (RIN) 1090–AA95 as an identifier in your message. See also ‘‘Public availability of comments’’ under Procedural Requirements below. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: doi_nepa@contentanalysisgroup.com and use the RIN 1090–AA95 in the subject line. • Fax: 801–397–2601. Identify with RIN 1090–AA95. • Mail comments to the Department of the Interior, NEPA Proposed Rule, C/O Bear West, 1584 S 500 W Ste 201, Woods Cross, UT 84010. Please reference RIN 1090–AA95 in your comments and also include your name and return address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Vijai N. Rai, Team Leader, Natural VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Dec 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 Resources Management; Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance; 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240. Telephone: 202–208–6661. Email: vijai_rai@ios.doi.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Need for the Proposed Rule CEQ regulations at 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1507.3 require Federal agencies to adopt procedures as necessary to supplement CEQ’s regulations implementing NEPA and to consult with CEQ during their development and prior to publication in the Federal Register. The regulation further encourages agencies to publish agency explanatory guidance for CEQ’s regulations and agency procedures. The Department’s procedures implementing NEPA as required by CEQ have been contained in chapter 516 of the DM. We revised these procedures and published the revisions in the Federal Register on March 8, 2004 (69 FR 10866) and June 6, 2005 (70 FR 32840). We have now decided to publish the procedures as rules to be codified in the CFR. This proposed regulation supplements the CEQ regulations and must be used in conjunction with those regulations. The bureaus of the Department are required to use this regulation when meeting their responsibilities under NEPA. This proposed regulation meets the intent of 40 CFR 1507.3 by placing agency-implementing procedures in a regulatory framework. We believe placing agency explanatory guidance (as distinguished from agency implementing procedures) into the DM, Environmental Statement Memoranda (ESM), which are Departmental guidance documents, and bureaus’ NEPA handbooks, will facilitate quicker agency responses to new ideas and information, procedural interpretations, training needs, and editorial changes. Reasons for an Improved Environmental Analysis Process This proposed regulation is the culmination and natural progression of work begun in 2002 to improve our NEPA compliance process. Since the Department last updated its NEPA procedures, CEQ has issued guidance the Department wishes to incorporate in its regulations. The concepts described below are currently used, but there are no explicit provisions in the current procedures. This proposed regulation provides further guidance on NEPA by: (1) Integrating best practices elements described in the series of ESMs that were issued by the Department in 2003 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 and finalized in the DM in March 2004; and (2) addressing new NEPA-related policy issues. Specifically, they provide for, among others, greater public and stakeholders’ participation in the NEPA process, collaborative NEPA planning, conflict avoidance, and use of adaptive management. Finally, this proposal will allow for better integration of NEPA procedures and documentation into current Departmental decision-making processes, including collaborative and incremental decision-making. In 2002, the Department undertook a review of its NEPA practices. This review was done at the practitioner level to obtain best practices in the field. In addition, the Department held four regional listening sessions open to the public, to assist in the identification of best NEPA practices that could be applied across the Department. Following these public listening sessions, the Department promulgated best practices in two phases: first, through the issuance of five ESMs in 2003 (directives to bureaus on best practices); and second, through finalizing those NEPA best practices in the DM in March 2004. The five NEPA best practices that were first addressed in ESMs were: ESM 03–3, Procedures for Implementing Tiered and Combined Analyses (http:// oepc.doi.gov/ESM/ ESM03%2D3%2Epdf) Bureaus need to determine the sufficiency of existing environmental analyses. If an existing analyses is found to be sufficient, those documents should be cited in the Record of Decision (ROD) without doing additional and possibly duplicate analysis. ESM 03–4, Procedures for Implementing Public Participation and CommunityBased Training (http://oepc.doi.gov/ ESM/ESM03%2D4%2Epdf) Public participation is the involvement, as early as possible, in the NEPA process of persons and organizations having an interest in any Departmental activity, which must meet the requirements of NEPA. Public participation also includes the proactive efforts of Departmental personnel to locate and involve the public. ESM 03–5, Procedures for Implementing Integrated Analyses in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Process (http://oepc.doi.gov/ESM/ ESM03%2D5%2Epdf) The Department should integrate analyses using a single NEPA process to enable several agencies to satisfy multiple environmental requirements by E:\FR\FM\02JAP1.SGM 02JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 1 (Wednesday, January 2, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 125-126]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-25100]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2007-1074, FRL-8504-7]


Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Monterey 
Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District and San Joaquin Valley Air 
Pollution Control District

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Monterey Bay 
Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD) and San Joaquin Valley 
Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) portions of the California 
State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act 
as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are proposing to approve local 
rules that address circumvention, reduction of animal matter, and 
volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from gasoline bulk storage 
tanks, gasoline filling stations, petroleum refinery equipment, and 
petroleum solvent dry cleaning.

DATES: Any comments on this proposal must arrive by February 1, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA-R09-OAR-
2007-1074, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions.
     E-mail: steckel.andrew@epa.gov.
     Mail or deliver: Andrew Steckel (Air-4), U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San 
Francisco, CA 94105.
    Instructions: All comments will be included in the public docket 
without change and may be made available online at http://
www.regulations.gov, 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 http://
www.regulations.gov or e-mail. http://www.regulations.gov is an 
``anonymous access'' system, 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://www.regulations.gov 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: Al Petersen, Permits Office (AIR-4), 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, (415) 947-4118, 
petersen.alfred@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposal addresses the approval of 
MBUAPCD Rules 415, 418, and 1002 and SJVAPCD Rules 4104, 4402, 4404, 
4453, 4454, 4625, 4641, and 4672. In the Rules and Regulations section 
of this Federal Register, we are approving these local rules in a 
direct final action without prior proposal because we believe this SIP 
revision 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.
    Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, 
paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed 
from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions 
of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
    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.


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    Dated: November 16, 2007.
Laura Yoshii,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.
 [FR Doc. E7-25100 Filed 12-31-07; 8:45 am]
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