Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets in Submitted PM10, 72404 [2011-30305]

Download as PDF 72404 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2011 / Notices List of Subjects Environmental protection, Confidential business information. Dated: November 14, 2011. Mario Caraballo, Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. 2008, 2012 and 2022 are adequate. The finding is available at EPA’s conformity Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/ stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm. The adequate MVEBs are provided in the following table: SACRAMENTO PM10 PLAN MVEBS BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Budget year ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 2008 ...................... 2012 ...................... 2022 ...................... [FRL–9495–4] Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets in Submitted PM10 Maintenance Plan for Sacramento County; CA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of adequacy. AGENCY: In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of a nominal 10 microns or less (PM10) for the years 2008, 2012, and 2022 in the PM10 Implementation/Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request for Sacramento County (October 28, 2010) (‘‘Sacramento PM10 Plan’’) are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The Sacramento PM10 Plan was submitted to EPA on December 7, 2010 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) and includes a maintenance plan for the 1987 24-hour PM10 national ambient air quality standard. As a result of our adequacy findings, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and the U.S. Department of Transportation must use the MVEBs for future conformity determinations. SUMMARY: This finding is effective December 8, 2011. DATES: John Ungvarsky, U.S. EPA, Region IX, Air Division AIR–2, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105–3901, (415) 972–3963 or ungvarsky.john@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. Today’s notice is simply an announcement of a finding that we have already made. EPA Region IX sent a letter to CARB on November 4, 2011 stating that the MVEBs in the submitted Sacramento PM10 Plan for the years of sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Nov 22, 2011 Jkt 226001 Oxides of nitrogen Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: November 4, 2011. Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator, Region IX. [FR Doc. 2011–30305 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Agency is announcing the availability of a Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) regarding the data development efforts of the Non-Dietary Exposure Task Force (NDETF). 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 15 15 17 Receipt of the MVEBs in the Sacramento PM10 Plan was announced on EPA’s transportation conformity Web site on September 1, 2011. We received no comments in response to the adequacy review posting. The finding is available at EPA’s transportation conformity Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/ transconf/adequacy.htm. Transportation conformity is required by Clean Air Act section 176(c). EPA’s conformity rule requires that transportation plans, transportation improvement programs, and projects conform to SIPs and establishes the criteria and procedures for determining whether or not they do conform. 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 MVEBs are adequate for conformity purposes are outlined in 40 CFR 93.118(e)(4) which was promulgated in our August 15, 1997 final rule (62 FR 43780, 43781–43783). We have further described our process for determining the adequacy of submitted SIP budgets in our July 1, 2004 final rule (69 FR 40004, 40038), and we used the information in these resources in making our adequacy determination. Please note that an adequacy review is separate from EPA’s completeness review, and should not be used to prejudge EPA’s ultimate approval action for the SIP. Even if we find a budget adequate, the SIP could later be disapproved. PO 00000 Pesticides: Availability of Pesticide Registration Notice Regarding the Non-Dietary Exposure Task Force Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. PM10 50 38 19 BILLING CODE 6560–50–P [EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–0877; FRL–9326–8] AGENCY: [Winter season, tons per day] [FR Doc. 2011–30143 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this notice if you register pesticide products intended for residential uses under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–0877. E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9495-4]


Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets in Submitted 
PM10 Maintenance Plan for Sacramento County; CA

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of adequacy.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that the Agency 
has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for 
particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of a nominal 10 microns 
or less (PM10) for the years 2008, 2012, and 2022 in the 
PM10 Implementation/Maintenance Plan and Redesignation 
Request for Sacramento County (October 28, 2010) (``Sacramento 
PM10 Plan'') are adequate for transportation conformity 
purposes. The Sacramento PM10 Plan was submitted to EPA on 
December 7, 2010 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a 
revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) and includes 
a maintenance plan for the 1987 24-hour PM10 national 
ambient air quality standard. As a result of our adequacy findings, the 
Sacramento Area Council of Governments and the U.S. Department of 
Transportation must use the MVEBs for future conformity determinations.

DATES: This finding is effective December 8, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Ungvarsky, U.S. EPA, Region IX, 
Air Division AIR-2, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-3901, 
(415) 972-3963 or ungvarsky.john@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, whenever ``we,'' 
``us,'' or ``our'' is used, we mean EPA.
    Today's notice is simply an announcement of a finding that we have 
already made. EPA Region IX sent a letter to CARB on November 4, 2011 
stating that the MVEBs in the submitted Sacramento PM10 Plan 
for the years of 2008, 2012 and 2022 are adequate. The finding is 
available at EPA's conformity Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm. The adequate MVEBs are provided 
in the following table:

                       Sacramento PM10 Plan MVEBs
                      [Winter season, tons per day]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Oxides of
                   Budget year                     nitrogen      PM10
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2008............................................          50          15
2012............................................          38          15
2022............................................          19          17
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    Receipt of the MVEBs in the Sacramento PM10 Plan was 
announced on EPA's transportation conformity Web site on September 1, 
2011. We received no comments in response to the adequacy review 
posting. The finding is available at EPA's transportation conformity 
Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm.
    Transportation conformity is required by Clean Air Act section 
176(c). EPA's conformity rule requires that transportation plans, 
transportation improvement programs, and projects conform to SIPs and 
establishes the criteria and procedures for determining whether or not 
they do conform. 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 MVEBs are 
adequate for conformity purposes are outlined in 40 CFR 93.118(e)(4) 
which was promulgated in our August 15, 1997 final rule (62 FR 43780, 
43781-43783). We have further described our process for determining the 
adequacy of submitted SIP budgets in our July 1, 2004 final rule (69 FR 
40004, 40038), and we used the information in these resources in making 
our adequacy determination. Please note that an adequacy review is 
separate from EPA's completeness review, and should not be used to 
prejudge EPA's ultimate approval action for the SIP. Even if we find a 
budget adequate, the SIP could later be disapproved.

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

    Dated: November 4, 2011.
Jared Blumenfeld,
Regional Administrator, Region IX.
[FR Doc. 2011-30305 Filed 11-22-11; 8:45 am]
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