Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Approval of 8-Hour Ozone Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plans for the Parishes of Lafayette and Lafourche, 15470 [E8-5798]

Download as PDF 15470 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 57 / Monday, March 24, 2008 / Proposed Rules ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R06–OAR–2006–0871; FRL–8545–1] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Approval of 8-Hour Ozone Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plans for the Parishes of Lafayette and Lafourche Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the 8-hour ozone maintenance plans for the parishes of Lafayette and Lafourche. On October 13, 2006, and December 19, 2006, the State of Louisiana submitted maintenance plans for Lafayette and Lafourche Parishes, respectively, which ensure continued attainment of the 8hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) through the year 2014. These maintenance plans meet the statutory and regulatory requirements, and are consistent with EPA’s guidance. EPA is approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA). DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 23, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Mr. Guy Donaldson, Chief, Air Planning Section (6PD–L), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. Comments may also be submitted electronically or through hand delivery/ courier by following the detailed instructions in the Addresses section of the direct final rule located in the rules section of this Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Kaspar, Air Planning Section (6PD–L), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733, telephone (214) 665–7459; fax number 214–665– 7263; e-mail address kaspar.paul@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 relevant adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Mar 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 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: March 6, 2008. Lawrence E. Starfield, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6. [FR Doc. E8–5798 Filed 3–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 59 [EPA–HQ––OAR–2006–0971; FRL– 8544–1] RIN 2060–AO86 National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The EPA is proposing to amend the National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings final rule, published elsewhere in this Federal Register, which is a rule that establishes national reactivity-based emission standards for the aerosol coatings category (aerosol spray paints) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). In the ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section of this Federal Register, we are making these same amendments as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule. DATES: Comments. Written comments must be received by April 23, 2008. Public Hearing. If anyone contacts EPA requesting to speak at a public hearing concerning the proposed regulation by April 3, 2008, we will hold a public hearing on April 8, 2008. Additional information about the opportunity for a public hearing is contained in the direct SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 final rule located in the rules section of this Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Comments. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–0429 by mail to National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Please include a total of two copies. Comments may also be submitted electronically or through hand delivery/courier by following the detailed instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the rules section of this Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact Ms. J. Kaye Whitfield, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division, Natural Resources and Commerce Group (E143– 03), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number (919) 541–2509; facsimile number (919) 541–3470; e-mail address: whitfield.kaye@epa.gov. For information concerning the CAA section 183(e) consumer and commercial products program, contact Mr. Bruce Moore, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division, Natural Resources and Commerce Group (E143–03), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711, telephone number: (919) 541–5460, facsimile number (919) 541–3470, e-mail address: moore.bruce@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Why Is EPA Issuing This Proposed Rule? This document proposes to take action on the National Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings to clarify and amend certain explanatory and regulatory text in the rule concerning how compounds are added to the lists in Tables 2A, 2B and 2C, and when distributors and retailers are regulated entities responsible for compliance with the final rule. We have published a direct final rule to make these same amendments in the ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section of this Federal Register because we view this as a noncontroversial action and anticipate no adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for this action in the preamble to the direct final rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule. If we receive adverse comment, we will withdraw the direct final rule, and it will not take effect. We would address all public comments in E:\FR\FM\24MRP1.SGM 24MRP1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R06-OAR-2006-0871; FRL-8545-1]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Louisiana; Approval of 8-Hour Ozone Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plans 
for the Parishes of Lafayette and Lafourche

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Louisiana State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the 8-hour ozone maintenance plans 
for the parishes of Lafayette and Lafourche. On October 13, 2006, and 
December 19, 2006, the State of Louisiana submitted maintenance plans 
for Lafayette and Lafourche Parishes, respectively, which ensure 
continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality 
Standard (NAAQS) through the year 2014. These maintenance plans meet 
the statutory and regulatory requirements, and are consistent with 
EPA's guidance. EPA is approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 
of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA).

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 23, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Mr. Guy Donaldson, Chief, Air 
Planning Section (6PD-L), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross 
Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. Comments may also be 
submitted electronically or through hand delivery/courier by following 
the detailed instructions in the Addresses section of the direct final 
rule located in the rules section of this Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Kaspar, Air Planning Section 
(6PD-L), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, 
Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733, telephone (214) 665-7459; fax 
number 214-665-7263; e-mail address kaspar.paul@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 relevant adverse comments are received in response to this 
action, 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: March 6, 2008.
Lawrence E. Starfield,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.
[FR Doc. E8-5798 Filed 3-21-08; 8:45 am]
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