Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; St. Louis Area Transportation Conformity Requirements, 53386 [2013-20915]

Download as PDF 53386 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 168 / Thursday, August 29, 2013 / Proposed Rules casual park use by persons that is not reasonably likely to attract a crowd or onlookers. * * * * * Special event means a sports event, pageant, celebration, historical reenactment, entertainment, exhibition, parade, fair, festival, or similar activity that is not a demonstration, engaged in by one or more persons, the conduct of which is reasonably likely to attract a crowd or onlookers. This term does not include casual park use by persons that is not reasonably likely to attract a crowd or onlookers. * * * * * Dated: August 6, 2013. Rachel Jacobson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2013–21060 Filed 8–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–EJ–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R07–OAR–2013–0482; FRL 9900–40Region 7] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; St. Louis Area Transportation Conformity Requirements Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: EPA is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Missouri on March 17, 2011. This revision proposes to amend the rule to provide more specificity to the interagency consultation process requirements and responsibilities. The revision to Missouri’s rule does not add any additional requirements to the existing rule but merely adds language that better clarifies specific roles and responsibilities including the consultation groups’ processes. Further, these revisions do not have an adverse affect on air quality. EPA’s approval of this SIP revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). DATES: Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by September 30, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R07– OAR–2013–0482, by mail to: Steven Brown, Environmental Protection sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:54 Aug 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219. Comments may also be submitted electronically or through hand delivery/courier by following the detailed instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the rules section of this Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Brown at (913) 551–7718, or by email at brown.steven@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of the Federal Register, EPA is approving the state’s SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial revision amendment and anticipates no relevant adverse comments to this action. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no relevant adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated in relation to this action. If EPA receives relevant 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 action. 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 EPA receives adverse comment on part of this rule and if that part can be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those parts of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. For additional information, see the direct final rule which is located in the rules section of this Federal Register. Dated: August 1, 2013. Mark Hague, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 7. [FR Doc. 2013–20915 Filed 8–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 571 [Docket No. NHTSA–2013–0095] Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Denial of petition for rulemaking. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R07-OAR-2013-0482; FRL 9900-40-Region 7]


Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of 
Missouri; St. Louis Area Transportation Conformity Requirements

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan 
(SIP) revision submitted by the state of Missouri on March 17, 2011. 
This revision proposes to amend the rule to provide more specificity to 
the interagency consultation process requirements and responsibilities. 
The revision to Missouri's rule does not add any additional 
requirements to the existing rule but merely adds language that better 
clarifies specific roles and responsibilities including the 
consultation groups' processes. Further, these revisions do not have an 
adverse affect on air quality. EPA's approval of this SIP revision is 
being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act 
(CAA).

DATES: Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by 
September 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R07-
OAR-2013-0482, by mail to: Steven Brown, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, 
Lenexa, Kansas 66219. Comments may also be submitted electronically or 
through hand delivery/courier by following the detailed instructions in 
the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the rules 
section of this Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Brown at (913) 551-7718, or by 
email at brown.steven@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of the Federal 
Register, EPA is approving the state's SIP revision as a direct final 
rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a 
noncontroversial revision amendment and anticipates no relevant adverse 
comments to this action. A detailed rationale for the approval is set 
forth in the direct final rule. If no relevant adverse comments are 
received in response to this action, no further activity is 
contemplated in relation to this action. If EPA receives relevant 
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 action. 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 EPA receives 
adverse comment on part of this rule and if that part can be severed 
from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those parts of 
the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. For additional 
information, see the direct final rule which is located in the rules 
section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: August 1, 2013.
Mark Hague,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 7.
[FR Doc. 2013-20915 Filed 8-28-13; 8:45 am]
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