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Clean Air Act Proposed Full Approval of Operating Permit Program; State of Montana

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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The EPA is preparing to approve the operating permit program submitted by the State of Montana. Montana's program was submitted for the purpose of meeting the Federal Clean Air Act directive that states develop, and submit to EPA, programs for issuing operating permits to all major stationary sources and to certain other sources within the states' jurisdiction. In the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register, the EPA is promulgating full approval of the Montana program as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the State is currently running the program and the Agency views this as a noncontroversial action and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to that rule, no further activity is contemplated in relation to this rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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 on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action must do so at this time.


Comments must be received in writing on or before July 13, 2000.


Written comments may be mailed to: Richard R. Long, Director, Air and Radiation Program, Mailcode 8P-AR, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region VIII, 999 18th Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colorado 80202. Copies of the documents relevant to this action are available for public inspection during normal business at the above address. Copies of the State documents relevant to this action are available for public inspection at the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, 1520 East 6th Avenue, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, Montana 59620-0901.

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Patricia Reisbeck, EPA, Region VIII, (303) 312-6435.

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See the information provided in the Direct Final rule of the same title which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.

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

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Dated: June 2, 2000.

Rebecca W. Hanmer,

Acting Regional Administrator.

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[FR Doc. 00-14769 Filed 6-12-00; 8:45 am]