Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine; Ozone Maintenance Plans, 5152-5153 [E8-1418]

Download as PDF 5152 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 29, 2008 / Proposed Rules FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R05–OAR–2007–0024; FRL–8519–5] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Michigan; Oxides of Nitrogen Regulations, Phase II Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA is approving Michigan’s oxides of nitrogen (NOX) rules which satisfy the requirements of EPA’s NOX SIP Call Phase II Rule (the Phase II Rule). We are approving these regulations based on Michigan’s demonstration that they will result in the achievement of the Phase II budget through source compliance with rules affecting stationary internal combustion (IC) engines which are identified in the NOX plan submittal. Limiting NOX emissions from IC engines will enable the State to meet the Phase II incremental difference of 1,033 tons during the ozone season, thereby improving air quality and protecting the health of Michigan citizens. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R05– OAR–2007–0024, by one of the following methods: 1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. E-mail: mooney.john@epa.gov. 3. Fax: (312) 886–5824. 4. Mail: John M. Mooney, Chief, Criteria Pollutant Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. 5. Hand Delivery: John M. Mooney, Chief, Criteria Pollutant Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Regional Office official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding Federal holidays. Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to submit comments. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:23 Jan 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 Douglas Aburano, Environmental Engineer, Criteria Pollutant Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 353–6960, aburano.douglas@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State’s SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If we do not receive any adverse comments in response to this rule, we do not contemplate taking any further action. If EPA receives adverse comments, we will withdraw the direct final rule, and will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. 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. For additional information, see the direct final rule, which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: January 11, 2008. Gary Gulezian, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5. [FR Doc. E8–1414 Filed 1–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R01–OAR–2007–0963; A–1–FRL– 8522–2] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine; Ozone Maintenance Plans Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 SUMMARY: The EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maine, that includes four separate 8hour ozone maintenance plans. The Clean Air Act requires that areas that are designated attainment for the 8-hour ozone standard, and also had been previously designated either nonattainment or maintenance for the 1hour ozone standard, develop a plan showing how the state will maintain the ozone standard for the area. Maine’s maintenance plans include an emissions inventory, a plan for how the state will demonstrate and track progress of continued maintenance of the standard, a commitment to continue ozone monitoring, and a contingency plan that will ensure that any violation of the 8hour ozone standard is promptly addressed. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of these four maintenance plans. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before February 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA– R01–OAR–2007–0963 by one of the following methods: 1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. E-mail: arnold.anne@epa.gov. 3. Fax: (617) 918–0047. 4. Mail: ‘‘Docket Identification Number EPA–R01–OAR–2007–0963,’’ Anne Arnold, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (mail code CAQ), Boston, MA 02114–2023. Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: Anne Arnold, Manager, Air Quality Planning Unit, Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, One Congress Street, 11th floor, (CAQ), Boston, MA 02114– 2023. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office’s normal hours of operation. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, excluding legal holidays. Instructions: Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to submit comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard P. Burkhart, Air Quality Planning Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CAQ), Boston, MA 02114– 2023, telephone number (617) 918– E:\FR\FM\29JAP1.SGM 29JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 29, 2008 / Proposed Rules 1664, fax number (617) 918–0664, e-mail Burkhart.Richard@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State’s SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives 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 rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. 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. For additional information, see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules Section of this Federal Register. Dated: January 16, 2008. Robert W. Varney, Regional Administrator, EPA New England. [FR Doc. E8–1418 Filed 1–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 070717340–7550–01] RIN 0648–AV40 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Specifications and Management Measures National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule, reopening of comment period. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:28 Jan 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: NMFS reopens the comment period on the proposed rule to implement 2008 specifications and management measures for Atlantic mackerel, squid, and butterfish (MSB) fisheries for 7 days. DATES: The deadline for written comments on the December 28, 2007 (72 FR 73749), proposed rule is reopened to no later than 5 p.m. on February 5, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 0648–AV40, by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking portal http:// www.regulations.gov; • Fax: (978) 281–9135, Attn: Carrie Nordeen; • Mail to Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on 2008 MSB Specifications’’. Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov without change. All Personal Identifying Information (e.g., name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Nordeen, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978- 281–9272, fax 978–281–9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background NMFS is required to publish proposed specifications for the MSB fisheries, after reviewing recommendations from the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). At its June 12–14, 2007, meeting in Hampton, VA, the Council recommended 2008 MSB specifications and management measures. For butterfish, the Council recommended reducing the butterfish quota to levels approximating recent landings while a butterfish rebuilding program is being developed in Amendment 10 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 5153 Management Plan. Consistent with the lower butterfish quota recommended for 2008, the Council also recommended lowering the butterfish incidental possession limit from 2,500 lb (1.13 mt) per day to a scaled incidental possession limit, such that a 250–lb (0.11–mt) incidental possession limit would be associated with a fishery closure prior to October 1 and a 600–lb (0.27–mt) incidental possession limit would be associated with a fishery closure on or after October 1. However, incidental possession limits for butterfish apply not only during a fishery closure, but also year-round to vessels issued butterfish incidental possession permits. At its June 2007 meeting, the Council did not explicitly recommend an incidental butterfish possession limit for vessels issued a butterfish incidental catch permit. Therefore, in the proposed rule for the 2008 MSB specifications and management measures (72 FR 73749, December 28, 2007), NMFS proposed a year-round, 250–lb (0.11–mt) butterfish possession limit for vessels issued incidental butterfish catch permits, similar to the Council’s recommended incidental butterfish possession limit during a fishery closure, and invited the Council to comment on whether this measure is consistent with the Council’s intent. On January 11, 2008, NMFS received a letter from the Council requesting that NMFS reopen the comment period on the proposed rule for the 2008 MSB specifications and management measures for 7 days. Reopening this comment period will enable the Council to consider the 2008 MSB management measures at its January 29–31, 2008, meeting, and develop a position and formal comments on the butterfish incidental possession limit for vessels issued a butterfish incidental catch permit. Therefore, consistent with the Council’s request, NMFS is reopening the comment period on the 2008 MSB specifications and management measures proposed rule to 5 p.m. on February 5, 2008. Dated: January 24, 2008 Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator For Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–1559 Filed 1–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\29JAP1.SGM 29JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 19 (Tuesday, January 29, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 5152-5153]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R01-OAR-2007-0963; A-1-FRL-8522-2]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Maine; Ozone Maintenance Plans

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan 
(SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maine, that includes four 
separate 8-hour ozone maintenance plans. The Clean Air Act requires 
that areas that are designated attainment for the 8-hour ozone 
standard, and also had been previously designated either nonattainment 
or maintenance for the 1-hour ozone standard, develop a plan showing 
how the state will maintain the ozone standard for the area. Maine's 
maintenance plans include an emissions inventory, a plan for how the 
state will demonstrate and track progress of continued maintenance of 
the standard, a commitment to continue ozone monitoring, and a 
contingency plan that will ensure that any violation of the 8-hour 
ozone standard is promptly addressed. The intended effect of this 
action is to propose approval of these four maintenance plans. This 
action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before February 28, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-
R01-OAR-2007-0963 by one of the following methods:
    1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    2. E-mail: arnold.anne@epa.gov.
    3. Fax: (617) 918-0047.
    4. Mail: ``Docket Identification Number EPA-R01-OAR-2007-0963,'' 
Anne Arnold, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England 
Regional Office, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (mail code CAQ), 
Boston, MA 02114-2023. Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments 
to: Anne Arnold, Manager, Air Quality Planning Unit, Office of 
Ecosystem Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New 
England Regional Office, One Congress Street, 11th floor, (CAQ), 
Boston, MA 02114-2023. Such deliveries are only accepted during the 
Regional Office's normal hours of operation. The Regional Office's 
official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, 
excluding legal holidays.
    Instructions: Please see the direct final rule which is located in 
the Rules section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on 
how to submit comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard P. Burkhart, Air Quality 
Planning Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England 
Regional Office, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CAQ), Boston, MA 
02114-2023, telephone number (617) 918-

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1664, fax number (617) 918-0664, e-mail Burkhart.Richard@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Final Rules Section of this Federal 
Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final 
rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a 
noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A 
detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final 
rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action 
rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives 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 rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any 
parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this 
time. 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.
    For additional information, see the direct final rule which is 
located in the Rules Section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: January 16, 2008.
Robert W. Varney,
Regional Administrator, EPA New England.
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