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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California State Implementation Plan Revision, South Coast Air Quality Management District

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Proposed rule.


EPA proposes to approve a revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) which concerns the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from refinery vacuum-producing devices and systems.

The intended effect of this action is to regulate emissions of VOCs in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the state's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for this approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received, no further action 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 If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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 should do so at this time.


Written comments must be received by March 31, 2000.


Mail comments to: Andrew Steckel, Chief, Rulemaking Office, AIR-4, Air Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-3901.

Copies of the submitted rule revisions and our technical support documents (TSDs) may be inspected at our Region IX office from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. To see copies of the submitted rule revisions, you may also go to the following locations:

California Air Resources Board, Stationary Source Division, Rule Evaluation Section, 2020 “L” Street, Sacramento, CA 95812.

South Coast Air Quality Management District, 21865 East Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765.

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Al Petersen, Rulemaking Office (AIR-4), Air Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-3901, (415) 744-1135.

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This document concerns South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 465, Refinery Vacuum-Producing Devices and Systems, submitted to EPA on October 29, 1999 by the California Air Resources Board. For further information, please see the information provided in the direct final action that is located in the rules section of this Federal Register.

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Dated: February 11, 2000.

Felicia Marcus,

Regional Administrator, Region IX.

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[FR Doc. 00-4779 Filed 2-29-00; 8:45 am]