Federal Register: May 8, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 88)
DOCID: fr08my07-30 FR Doc E7-8775
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Environmental Protection Agency
CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 52
EPA ID: [EPA-R07-OAR-2007-0249; FRL-8310-5]
NOTICE: PROPOSED RULES
ACTION: Air quality implementation plans; approval and promulgation; various States:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Proposed rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Missouri; Interstate Transport of Pollution
DATES: Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by June 7, 2007.
EPA is proposing a revision to the Missouri State
Implementation Plan (SIP) for the purpose of approving the Missouri
Department of Natural Resources' (MDNR) actions to address requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) of the Clean Air Act. Section
110(a)(2)(D)(i) requires each state to submit a SIP that prohibits emissions that adversely affect another state's air quality through interstate transport. MDNR has adequately addressed the four distinct elements related to the impact of interstate transport of air pollutants. These include prohibiting significant contribution to downwind nonattainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), interference with maintenance of the NAAQS, interference with plans in another state to prevent significant deterioration of air quality, and interference with efforts of other states to protect visibility. The requirements for public notification were also met by MDNR.
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adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all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 that is located in the rules section of this Federal Register.
Dated: April 30, 2007.
John B. Askew,
Regional Administrator, Region 7.
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