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Clean Air Act Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan; Montana; East Helena Lead State Implementation Plan

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

The EPA is proposing to take action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Montana for the purpose of making minor modifications to the control strategy for the Asarco Lead smelter in the East Helena Lead SIP. In the “Rules and Regulations” section of this 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 SIP revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comments, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. EPA will address all public comments 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 must do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.

DATES:

Comments must be received in writing on or before July 18, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

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 300, Denver, Colorado, 80202. Copies of the documents relevant to this action are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Air and Radiation Program, Environmental Protection Agency, Region VIII, 999 18th Street, Suite 300, Denver, Colorado, 80202. Copies of the State documents relevant to this action are available for public inspection at the Montana Department of Environmental Start Printed Page 32783Quality, Air and Waste Management Bureau, 1520 E. 6th Avenue, Helena, Montana 59620.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kerri Fiedler, EPA, Region VIII, (303) 312-6493 or Laurie Ostrand, EPA, Region VIII, (303) 312-6437.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

See the information provided in the Direct Final action of the same title which is located in the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register.

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

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Dated: May 16, 2001.

Jack W. McGraw,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region VIII.

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[FR Doc. 01-15144 Filed 6-15-01; 8:45 am]

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