Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans: Oregon; Salem Carbon Monoxide Nonattainment Area; Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes, 79760 [E8-30822]

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E8–28386 Filed 12–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81 [EPA–R10–OAR–2007–0915; FRL–8747–8] Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans: Oregon; Salem Carbon Monoxide Nonattainment Area; Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Oregon for the Salem carbon monoxide (CO) nonattainment area. On August 9, 2007, the State of Oregon submitted a request to EPA that the Salem nonattainment area be redesignated to attainment for the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and concurrently submitted a maintenance plan to provide for continued attainment of the CO NAAQS. The Salem CO nonattainment area has not violated the 8-hour CO NAAQS since 1985. In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act), EPA is proposing to approve Oregon’s redesignation request and SIP revision because the State adequately demonstrates that requirements for redesignation are met and that the Salem area will maintain air quality standards for CO. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 29, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R10– PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 OAR–2007–0915, by any of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: vaupel.claudia@epa.gov. • Mail: Claudia Vergnani Vaupel, U.S. EPA Region 10, Office of Air, Waste and Toxics (AWT–107), 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101. • Hand Delivery/Courier: U.S. EPA Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101. Attention: Claudia Vergnani Vaupel, Office of Air, Waste and Toxics, AWT–107. Such deliveries are only accepted during normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. 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: Claudia Vergnani Vaupel at telephone number: (206) 553–6121, e-mail address: vaupel.claudia@epa.gov, or the above EPA, Region 10 address. For further information, please see the direct final action, of the same title, which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register. EPA is approving the State’s SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because EPA views this as a noncontroversial SIP revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comments, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 52 and 81

[EPA-R10-OAR-2007-0915; FRL-8747-8]


Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans: Oregon; 
Salem Carbon Monoxide Nonattainment Area; Designation of Areas for Air 
Quality Planning Purposes

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) 
revision submitted by the State of Oregon for the Salem carbon monoxide 
(CO) nonattainment area. On August 9, 2007, the State of Oregon 
submitted a request to EPA that the Salem nonattainment area be 
redesignated to attainment for the CO National Ambient Air Quality 
Standard (NAAQS) and concurrently submitted a maintenance plan to 
provide for continued attainment of the CO NAAQS. The Salem CO 
nonattainment area has not violated the 8-hour CO NAAQS since 1985. In 
accordance with the requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act (the 
Act), EPA is proposing to approve Oregon's redesignation request and 
SIP revision because the State adequately demonstrates that 
requirements for redesignation are met and that the Salem area will 
maintain air quality standards for CO.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 29, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R10-
OAR-2007-0915, by any of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: vaupel.claudia@epa.gov.
     Mail: Claudia Vergnani Vaupel, U.S. EPA Region 10, Office 
of Air, Waste and Toxics (AWT-107), 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, 
Seattle, WA 98101.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: U.S. EPA Region 10, 1200 Sixth 
Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101. Attention: Claudia Vergnani 
Vaupel, Office of Air, Waste and Toxics, AWT-107. Such deliveries are 
only accepted during normal hours of operation, and special 
arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

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: Claudia Vergnani Vaupel at telephone 
number: (206) 553-6121, e-mail address: vaupel.claudia@epa.gov, or the 
above EPA, Region 10 address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information, please see the 
direct final action, of the same title, which is located in the Rules 
section of this Federal Register. EPA is approving the State's SIP 
revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because EPA 
views this as a noncontroversial SIP revision and anticipates no 
adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in 
the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse 
comments, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule.
    If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw the direct 
final rule and it will not take effect. EPA will address all public 
comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA 
will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties 
interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. 
Please note that if we receive 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.

    Dated: November 21, 2008.
Elin D. Miller,
Regional Administrator, Region 10.
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