Adequacy Status of the Massachusetts 8-Hour Ozone Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes; Massachusetts, 14466-14467 [E8-5399]

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald O. Cooke, Environmental Scientist, Air Quality Planning Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CAQ), Boston, MA 02114–2023, (617) 918– 1668, cooke.donald@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. Today’s action is simply an announcement of a finding that we have already made. EPA New England sent a letter to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection on March 7, 2008, stating that the 2008 and 2009 motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) in the Boston-LawrenceWorcester (Eastern Massachusetts) and Springfield (Western Massachusetts) 8hour ozone nonattainment areas are adequate. Massachusetts submitted the budgets on January 31, 2008, as part of the 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration and reasonable further progress plan for Eastern and Western Massachusetts. This submittal was announced on EPA’s conformity website, and received no comments. (See http://www.epa.gov/otaq/ stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm. Once there, click on ‘‘What SIP submissions are currently under EPA adequacy review?’’) The 2008 and 2009 MVEBs, in tons per summer day (tpsd), for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) for Eastern and Western Massachusetts, are as follows: ADEQUATE MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS BUDGETS Boston-Lawrence-Worcester (Eastern Massachusetts) Area VOC (tpsd) mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Year 2008 ........................................................................................................ Year 2009 ........................................................................................................ Transportation conformity is required by section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act. EPA’s conformity rule requires that transportation plans, programs, and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:39 Mar 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 68.30 63.50 projects conform to state air quality implementation plans and establishes the criteria and procedures for determining whether or not they do. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Springfield (Western Massachusetts) Area NOX (tpsd) 191.30 174.96 VOC (tpsd) NOX (tpsd) 11.80 10.73 Conformity to a SIP means that transportation activities will not produce new air quality violations, worsen existing violations, or delay E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 31.30 27.73 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 18, 2008 / Notices Proposed Administrative cost Recovery Settlement under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), Chemcentral Midwest Corporation, Kansas City, MO covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-R01-OAR-2008-0107; A-1-FRL-8543-3]


Adequacy Status of the Massachusetts 8-Hour Ozone Motor Vehicle 
Emissions Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes; Massachusetts

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of adequacy.

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SUMMARY: EPA is notifying the public that EPA has found that the 2008 
and 2009 motor vehicle emissions budgets in the January 31, 2008 
Massachusetts 8-hour ozone State Implementation Plan revision are 
adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The submittal includes 
2008 and 2009 motor vehicle emission budgets for the Boston-Lawrence-
Worcester (Eastern Massachusetts) and Springfield (Western 
Massachusetts) 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. As a result of our 
finding, Massachusetts must use these motor vehicle emission budgets 
for future conformity determinations.

DATES: This finding is effective April 2, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald O. Cooke, Environmental 
Scientist, Air Quality Planning Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, One Congress Street, Suite 
1100 (CAQ), Boston, MA 02114-2023, (617) 918-1668, 
cooke.donald@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, whenever ``we,'' 
``us'' or ``our'' is used, we mean EPA.
    Today's action is simply an announcement of a finding that we have 
already made. EPA New England sent a letter to the Massachusetts 
Department of Environmental Protection on March 7, 2008, stating that 
the 2008 and 2009 motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) in the 
Boston-Lawrence-Worcester (Eastern Massachusetts) and Springfield 
(Western Massachusetts) 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas are adequate. 
Massachusetts submitted the budgets on January 31, 2008, as part of the 
8-hour ozone attainment demonstration and reasonable further progress 
plan for Eastern and Western Massachusetts. This submittal was 
announced on EPA's conformity website, and received no comments. (See 
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm. Once 
there, click on ``What SIP submissions are currently under EPA adequacy 
review?'')
    The 2008 and 2009 MVEBs, in tons per summer day (tpsd), for 
volatile organic compounds (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen 
(NOX) for Eastern and Western Massachusetts, are as follows:

                                    Adequate Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets
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                                                     Boston-Lawrence-Worcester         Springfield  (Western
                                                   (Eastern Massachusetts) Area         Massachusetts) Area
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                                                    VOC (tpsd)      NOX (tpsd)      VOC (tpsd)      NOX (tpsd)
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Year 2008.......................................           68.30          191.30           11.80           31.30
Year 2009.......................................           63.50          174.96           10.73           27.73
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    Transportation conformity is required by section 176(c) of the 
Clean Air Act. EPA's conformity rule requires that transportation 
plans, programs, and projects conform to state air quality 
implementation plans and establishes the criteria and procedures for 
determining whether or not they do. Conformity to a SIP means that 
transportation activities will not produce new air quality violations, 
worsen existing violations, or delay

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timely attainment of the national ambient air quality standards.
    The criteria by which we determine whether a SIP's motor vehicle 
emissions budgets are adequate for conformity purposes are outlined in 
40 CFR 93.118(e)(4). We have described our process for determining the 
adequacy of submitted SIP budgets in our July 1, 2004, preamble 
starting at 69 FR 40038, and we used the information in these resources 
while making our adequacy determination. Please note that an adequacy 
review is separate from EPA's completeness review, and it also should 
not be used to prejudge EPA's ultimate approval of the SIP. Even if we 
find a budget adequate, the SIP could later be disapproved.

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q.

    Dated: March 10, 2008.
Robert W. Varney,
Regional Administrator, EPA New England.
[FR Doc. E8-5399 Filed 3-17-08; 8:45 am]
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