Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County Incorporation by Reference of Pennsylvania's Control of NOX, 71139 [2012-28830]

Download as PDF 71139 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 230 Thursday, November 29, 2012 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2012–0785; FRL–9755–3] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County Incorporation by Reference of Pennsylvania’s Control of NOX Emissions From Glass Melting Furnaces Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: EPA proposes to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). The SIP revision adds a regulation controlling nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions from glass melting furnaces to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Rules and Regulations. The ACHD regulation incorporates by reference the Pennsylvania regulations and related definitions for controlling NOX emissions from glass melting furnaces. The SIP revision is a regulation that will reduce emissions of NOX from glass melting furnaces. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the Commonwealth’s SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because EPA 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, 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 If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Nov 28, 2012 Jkt 229001 Comments must be received in writing by December 31, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA– R03–OAR–2012–0785 by one of the following methods: A. www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. B. Email: mastro.donna@epa.gov. C. Mail: EPA–R03–OAR–2012–0785, Donna Mastro, Acting Associate Director, Office of Air Program Planning, Mailcode 3AP30, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. D. Hand Delivery: At the previouslylisted EPA Region III address. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R03–OAR–2012– 0785. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy during normal business hours at the Air Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the State submittal are available at the Allegheny County Health Department, Bureau of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, 301 39th Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201. Rose Quinto, (215) 814–2182, or by email at quinto.rose@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, please see the information provided in the direct final action, with the same title, ‘‘Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County Incorporation by Reference of Pennsylvania’s Control of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Glass Melting Furnaces,’’ that is located in the ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section of this Federal Register publication. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 7, 2012. W.C. Early, Acting Regional Administrator, Region III. [FR Doc. 2012–28830 Filed 11–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\29NOP1.SGM 29NOP1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 230 / Thursday, November 29, 2012 / 
Proposed Rules

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R03-OAR-2012-0785; FRL-9755-3]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Pennsylvania; Allegheny County Incorporation by Reference of 
Pennsylvania's Control of NOX Emissions From Glass Melting 
Furnaces

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA proposes to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) 
revision submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental 
Protection (PADEP). The SIP revision adds a regulation controlling 
nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions from glass melting furnaces 
to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Rules and Regulations. 
The ACHD regulation incorporates by reference the Pennsylvania 
regulations and related definitions for controlling NOX 
emissions from glass melting furnaces. The SIP revision is a regulation 
that will reduce emissions of NOX from glass melting 
furnaces. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is 
approving the Commonwealth's SIP submittal as a direct final rule 
without prior proposal because EPA 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, 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.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing by December 31, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-
R03-OAR-2012-0785 by one of the following methods:
    A. www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    B. Email: mastro.donna@epa.gov.
    C. Mail: EPA-R03-OAR-2012-0785, Donna Mastro, Acting Associate 
Director, Office of Air Program Planning, Mailcode 3AP30, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.
    D. Hand Delivery: At the previously-listed EPA Region III address. 
Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of 
operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of 
boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R03-OAR-
2012-0785. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change, and may be made available online 
at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, 
unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to 
be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The 
www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which 
means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you 
provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment 
directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be 
publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket 
materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or 
in hard copy during normal business hours at the Air Protection 
Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the State submittal 
are available at the Allegheny County Health Department, Bureau of 
Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, 301 39th Street, 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rose Quinto, (215) 814-2182, or by 
email at quinto.rose@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information, please see the 
information provided in the direct final action, with the same title, 
``Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Pennsylvania; Allegheny County Incorporation by Reference of 
Pennsylvania's Control of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Glass Melting 
Furnaces,'' that is located in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of 
this Federal Register publication.

    Dated: November 7, 2012.
W.C. Early,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 2012-28830 Filed 11-28-12; 8:45 am]
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