Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Revisions to Emission Reduction Market System, 5471 [E8-805]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 20 / Wednesday, January 30, 2008 / Proposed Rules ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to submit comments. 40 CFR Part 52 John Summerhays, Environmental Scientist, Criteria Pollutant Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886–6067, summerhays.john@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 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 If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [EPA–R05–OAR–2007–0183; FRL–8514–6] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Revisions to Emission Reduction Market System Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: In 1997, Illinois adopted and submitted rules establishing a cap and trade program regulating emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC). The program was designed to address VOC sources in the Chicago area with potential to emit at least 25 tons per year. Then, in 2004, EPA replaced the ‘‘Severe’’ classification for the Chicago ozone nonattainment area with a ‘‘Moderate’’ classification, which according to EPA guidance revised the applicable definition of major sources from 25 tons per year to 100 tons per year. Illinois adopted rule revisions, submitted to EPA on January 10, 2007, to require that sources with potential to emit at least 25 tons per year remain in the program. Illinois’ rule revisions also address other ramifications of the ‘‘reclassification.’’ EPA is approving these rule revisions. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 29, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R05– OAR–2007–0183, by one of the following methods: 1. http://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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 11:39 Jan 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: December 18, 2007. Bharat Mathur, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5. [FR Doc. E8–805 Filed 1–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 147 [EPA–R08–OW–2007–0153; FRL–8522–5] Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes in Montana; Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program; Proposed Primacy Approval and Minor Revisions Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve an application from the Fort Peck PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 5471 Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes in Montana under Section 1425 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to implement an underground injection control (UIC) program for Class II (oil and gas-related) injection wells. EPA is also proposing minor revisions to regulations that are not specific to the Fort Peck Tribes’ application. EPA requests public comment and has scheduled a public hearing on this application, the proposed rule, and EPA’s supporting documentation. EPA will consider comments received at the public hearing and during the public comment period before taking final action. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 29, 2008. The public hearing will be held at the Fort Peck Community College Auditorium located at 605 Indian Avenue in Poplar, Montana at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R08– OW–2007–0153, by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Environmental Protection Agency, 8P–W–GW, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202–1129. • Hand Delivery: Deliver your comments to Douglas Minter, Environmental Protection Agency, 8P– W–GW, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202–1129, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–R08–OW–2007–0153. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation: Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., excluding legal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R08–OW–2007– 0153. EPA’s policy is that all comments received 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 information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly E:\FR\FM\30JAP1.SGM 30JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 20 (Wednesday, January 30, 2008)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R05-OAR-2007-0183; FRL-8514-6]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Illinois; Revisions to Emission Reduction Market System

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: In 1997, Illinois adopted and submitted rules establishing a 
cap and trade program regulating emissions of volatile organic 
compounds (VOC). The program was designed to address VOC sources in the 
Chicago area with potential to emit at least 25 tons per year. Then, in 
2004, EPA replaced the ``Severe'' classification for the Chicago ozone 
nonattainment area with a ``Moderate'' classification, which according 
to EPA guidance revised the applicable definition of major sources from 
25 tons per year to 100 tons per year. Illinois adopted rule revisions, 
submitted to EPA on January 10, 2007, to require that sources with 
potential to emit at least 25 tons per year remain in the program. 
Illinois' rule revisions also address other ramifications of the 
``reclassification.'' EPA is approving these rule revisions.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 29, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R05-
OAR-2007-0183, by one of the following methods:
    1. http://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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Summerhays, Environmental 
Scientist, Criteria Pollutant Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, 
Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886-6067, summerhays.john@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 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: December 18, 2007.
Bharat Mathur,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.
[FR Doc. E8-805 Filed 1-29-08; 8:45 am]
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