Adequacy Status of the Connecticut 8-Hour Ozone Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets and Out-Year Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes; Connecticut, 33428-33429 [E8-13224]

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AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is notifying the public that EPA has found that the 2008, 2009 and 2012 motor vehicle emissions budgets in the February 1, 2008 Connecticut 8-hour ozone State Implementation Plan revision are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The submittal includes 2008, 2009 and 2012 motor vehicle emission budgets for the Connecticut portion of the New York-Northern New JerseyLong Island, NY-NJ-CT (Southwest Connecticut) and the Greater Connecticut 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. As a result of our finding, Connecticut must use these motor vehicle emission budgets for future conformity determinations. DATES: This finding is effective June 27, 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), E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 33429 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 114 / Thursday, June 12, 2008 / Notices 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 Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection on June 2, 2008, stating that the 2008, 2009 and 2012 motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) in the Connecticut portion of the New York-Northern New JerseyLong Island, NY-NJ-CT (Southwest Connecticut) and the Greater Connecticut 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas are adequate. Connecticut submitted the budgets on February 1, 2008, as part of the 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration and reasonable further progress plan for Southwest and Greater Connecticut. This submittal was announced on EPA’s conformity Web site, and received no comments. (See https://www.epa.gov/ otaq/stateresources/transconf/ adequacy.htm. Once there, click on ‘‘What SIP submissions are currently under EPA adequacy review?’’) The 2008, 2009, and 2012 MVEBs, in tons per summer day (tpsd), for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) for Southwest and Greater Connecticut, are as follows: 2008, 2009 AND 2012 ADEQUATE MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS BUDGETS Connecticut portion of the New YorkNorthern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT (Southwest CT) Area Year Greater Connecticut area VOC (tpsd) Year 2008 ........................................................ Year 2009 ........................................................ Year 2012 ........................................................ 29.7 27.4 20.6 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 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. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q. Dated: June 4, 2008. Robert W. Varney, Regional Administrator, EPA New England. [FR Doc. E8–13224 Filed 6–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:47 Jun 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 60.5 54.6 38.2 [EPA–R05–OAR–2007–0520, EPA–R05– OAR–2007–0585; FRL–8578–6] Adequacy Status of the Indiana and Ohio Portions of the CincinnatiHamilton, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana, Submitted 8-Hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration for Transportation Conformity Purposes Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of adequacy. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) in the Indiana and Ohio portions of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana area are adequate for use in transportation conformity determinations. Ohio submitted the Cincinnati-Hamilton budgets with an 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration on April 22, 2008. As a result of our finding, the Indiana and Ohio portions of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio/Kentucky/ Indiana area must use the MVEBs from the submitted 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration for future transportation conformity determinations. DATES: This finding is effective June 27, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Maietta, Life Scientist, Criteria Pollutant Section (AR–18J), Air Programs Branch, Air and Radiation Division, United States Environmental PO 00000 Frm 00043 NOX (tpsd) NOX (tpsd) VOC (tpsd) Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28.5 26.3 19.8 54.3 49.2 34.8 Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 353–8777, Maietta.anthony@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, whenever ‘‘we’’, ‘‘us’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. Background Today’s notice is simply an announcement of a finding that we have already made. On May 6, 2008, EPA Region 5 sent a letter to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency stating that the 2008 MVEBs for the Indiana and Ohio portions of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio/Kentucky/ Indian area, which were submitted with the state’s 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration, are adequate. Receipt of these MVEBs was announced on EPA’s transportation conformity Web site, and no comments were submitted. The finding is available at EPA’s conformity Web site: https://www.epa.gov/otaq/ stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm. The adequate 2008 MVEBs, in tons per day (tpd), for VOC and NOX for the Indiana and Ohio portions of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio/Kentucky/ Indiana area are as follows: 2008 MVEB (tpd) VOC ............................................ NOX ............................................ 46.00 91.36 Transportation conformity is required by section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act. EPA’s conformity rule requires that transportation plans, programs, and E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-R01-OAR-2008-0117; A-1-FRL-8578-4]


Adequacy Status of the Connecticut 8-Hour Ozone Motor Vehicle 
Emissions Budgets and Out-Year Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for 
Transportation Conformity Purposes; Connecticut

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, 
2009 and 2012 motor vehicle emissions budgets in the February 1, 2008 
Connecticut 8-hour ozone State Implementation Plan revision are 
adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The submittal includes 
2008, 2009 and 2012 motor vehicle emission budgets for the Connecticut 
portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT 
(Southwest Connecticut) and the Greater Connecticut 8-hour ozone 
nonattainment areas. As a result of our finding, Connecticut must use 
these motor vehicle emission budgets for future conformity 
determinations.

DATES: This finding is effective June 27, 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),

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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 Connecticut 
Department of Environmental Protection on June 2, 2008, stating that 
the 2008, 2009 and 2012 motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) in the 
Connecticut portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, 
NY-NJ-CT (Southwest Connecticut) and the Greater Connecticut 8-hour 
ozone nonattainment areas are adequate. Connecticut submitted the 
budgets on February 1, 2008, as part of the 8-hour ozone attainment 
demonstration and reasonable further progress plan for Southwest and 
Greater Connecticut. This submittal was announced on EPA's conformity 
Web site, and received no comments. (See https://www.epa.gov/otaq/
stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm. Once there, click on ``What SIP 
submissions are currently under EPA adequacy review?'')
    The 2008, 2009, and 2012 MVEBs, in tons per summer day (tpsd), for 
volatile organic compounds (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen 
(NOX) for Southwest and Greater Connecticut, are as follows:

                                              2008, 2009 and 2012 Adequate Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets
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                                                                     Connecticut portion of the New York-              Greater Connecticut area
                                                                   Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT -------------------------------------------
                              Year                                            (Southwest CT) Area
                                                                 --------------------------------------------      VOC (tpsd)            NOX (tpsd)
                                                                       VOC (tpsd)            NOX (tpsd)
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Year 2008.......................................................                  29.7                  60.5                  28.5                  54.3
Year 2009.......................................................                  27.4                  54.6                  26.3                  49.2
Year 2012.......................................................                  20.6                  38.2                  19.8                  34.8
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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 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: June 4, 2008.
Robert W. Varney,
Regional Administrator, EPA New England.
[FR Doc. E8-13224 Filed 6-11-08; 8:45 am]
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