Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Rhode Island; Diesel Engine Anti-Idling Regulation, 16244 [E8-6188]

Download as PDF 16244 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 60 / Thursday, March 27, 2008 / Proposed Rules toll-free number) or 1–877–889–5627 (TTY/TDD). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding 20 CFR part 655, contact Sherril Hurd, Acting Team Leader, Regulations Unit, Employment and Training, Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N–5641, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone (202) 693–3700 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800– 877–8339. For further information regarding 29 CFR parts 501, 780 and 788, contact James Kessler, Farm Labor Team Leader, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room S– 3510, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone (202) 693–0070 (this is not a toll-free number). 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Alexander J. Passantino, Acting Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E8–6121 Filed 3–26–08; 8:45 am] pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:51 Mar 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R01–0AR–2007–1176; A–1–FRL– 8546–8] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Rhode Island; Diesel Engine Anti-Idling Regulation Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on November 29, 2007 by the State of Rhode Island. This SIP revision includes a regulation that prohibits the unnecessary idling of diesel engines and vehicles in Rhode Island. The regulation sets limits for the amount of time and under what conditions diesel engines may idle. EPA is proposing that the standards and requirements set by the rule will strengthen the Rhode Island SIP. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of this rule into the Rhode Island SIP. EPA is proposing approval of this rule pursuant to the Clean Air Act. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R01– 0AR–2007–1176 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: ‘‘EPA–R01–0AR–2007–1176’’, Anne Arnold, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (mail code CAQ), Boston, MA 02114–2023, or 5. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, excluding legal 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: Robert C. Judge, Office of Ecosystem Protection, EPA New England, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CAQ), Boston, MA 02114–2023; 617–918–1045 (phone); 617–918–0045 (fax); e-mail at judge.robert@epa.gov. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 14, 2008. Robert W. Varney, Regional Administrator, EPA New England. [FR Doc. E8–6188 Filed 3–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\27MRP1.SGM 27MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 60 (Thursday, March 27, 2008)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R01-0AR-2007-1176; A-1-FRL-8546-8]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Rhode Island; Diesel Engine Anti-Idling Regulation

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 on November 29, 2007 by the State of Rhode 
Island. This SIP revision includes a regulation that prohibits the 
unnecessary idling of diesel engines and vehicles in Rhode Island. The 
regulation sets limits for the amount of time and under what conditions 
diesel engines may idle. EPA is proposing that the standards and 
requirements set by the rule will strengthen the Rhode Island SIP. The 
intended effect of this action is to propose approval of this rule into 
the Rhode Island SIP. EPA is proposing approval of this rule pursuant 
to the Clean Air Act.

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

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R01-
0AR-2007-1176 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: ``EPA-R01-0AR-2007-1176'', Anne Arnold, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, One Congress 
Street, Suite 1100 (mail code CAQ), Boston, MA 02114-2023, or
    5. 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.
    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: Robert C. Judge, Office of Ecosystem 
Protection, EPA New England, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CAQ), 
Boston, MA 02114-2023; 617-918-1045 (phone); 617-918-0045 (fax); e-mail 
at judge.robert@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: March 14, 2008.
Robert W. Varney,
Regional Administrator, EPA New England.
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