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Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans: Idaho

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Proposed rule.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve revisions to Idaho's State Implementation Plan (SIP) relating to permit requirements for new major facilities or major modifications in the former PM-10 Northern Ada County nonattainment area. These revisions were submitted to EPA on February 9, 2001, by the Director of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, the EPA is approving the State's State Implementation Plan submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal amendment 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 If the EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.


Written comments must be received in writing by May 17, 2001.


Send written comments to: Donna Deneen (OAQ-107), Office of Air Quality, at the EPA Regional Office listed below. Copies of the State submittal are available at the following addresses for inspection during normal business hours. The interested persons wanting to examine these documents should make an appointment with the appropriate office at least 24 hours before the visiting day. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, Office of Air Quality, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, 1420 North Hilton, Boise, Idaho 83706-1255.

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Ms. Donna Deneen (OAQ-107), Office of Air Quality, EPA, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, (206) 553-6706.

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For additional information, see the Direct Final rule which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.

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Dated: March 26, 2001.

Charles E. Findley,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10.

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[FR Doc. 01-9354 Filed 4-16-01; 8:45 am]