Adequacy Status of the Indiana and Ohio Portions of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana, Submitted 8-Hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration for Transportation Conformity Purposes, 33429-33430 [E8-13225]

Download as PDF 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 33430 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 114 / Thursday, June 12, 2008 / Notices projects conform to state air quality implementation plans and establishes the criteria and procedures for determining whether or not they do conform. Conformity to a State Implementation Plan (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 emission budgets are adequate for transportation 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. The finding and the response to comments are available at EPA’s transportation conformity Web site: https://www.epa.gov/otaq/ stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P This Notice Issued: June 9, 2008. Stephen Llewellyn, Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. E8–13233 Filed 6–11–08; 8:45 am] Dated: June 5, 2008. Gloria D. Car, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. E8–13231 Filed 6–11–08; 8:45 am] AGENCY: EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Gulf of Mexico Program Management Committee Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) Management Committee (MC). For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gloria Car, U.S. EPA, at (228) 688–2421 or car.gloria@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Gloria Car, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, from 1:30 p.m. to Jkt 214001 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 9 a.m. Eastern Time. PLACE: Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Conference Room on the Ninth Floor of the EEOC Office Building, 1801 ‘‘L’’ Street, NW., Washington, DC 20507. STATUS: The meeting will be open to the public. 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Note: In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the meeting will be open to public observation of the Commission’s deliberations and voting. (In addition to publishing notices on EEOC Commission meetings in the Federal Register, the Commission also provides a recorded announcement a full week in advance on future Commission sessions.) PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 6570–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [WC Docket No. 07–21; DA 08–1361] Comment Sought on Request of Verizon and Qwest to Extend Forbearance Relief From Cost Assignment Rules Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; comments requested. SUMMARY: On April 24, 2008, the Commission conditionally granted AT&T’s and BellSouth’s (collectively AT&T) petitions for forbearance. On May 23, 2008, Verizon, on behalf of itself and Qwest, requested that the Commission grant the same forbearance to Verizon and Qwest. This document seeks comment on the issues raised in the Verizon/Qwest Request. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-R05-OAR-2007-0520, EPA-R05-OAR-2007-0585; FRL-8578-6]


Adequacy Status of the Indiana and Ohio Portions of the 
Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana, Submitted 8-Hour Ozone 
Attainment Demonstration for Transportation Conformity Purposes

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of adequacy.

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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 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:

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                                                               2008 MVEB
                                                                 (tpd)
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VOC.........................................................       46.00
NOX.........................................................       91.36
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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

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projects conform to state air quality implementation plans and 
establishes the criteria and procedures for determining whether or not 
they do conform. Conformity to a State Implementation Plan (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 
emission budgets are adequate for transportation 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.
    The finding and the response to comments are available at EPA's 
transportation conformity Web site: https://www.epa.gov/otaq/
stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm.

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

    Dated: June 3, 2008.
Bharat Mathur,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.
[FR Doc. E8-13225 Filed 6-11-08; 8:45 am]
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