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Proposed Rule

Finding of Attainment for PM-10; Shoshone County, City of Pinehurst and Pinehurst Expansion Area

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Proposed rule.


EPA is proposing a determination that the Shoshone County PM-10 nonattainment areas (City of Pinehurst and Pinehurst Expansion Area) in Idaho have attained the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than, or equal to a nominal ten micrometers (PM-10) as of December 31, 1999.

In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, the EPA is publishing its determination as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial determination 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If the EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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 on or before September 24, 2001.


Written comments should be addressed to Steven K. Body, Environmental Protection Specialist (OAQ-107), Office of Air Quality, at the EPA Regional Office listed below.

Copies of air quality data and other relevent information supporting this action are available for inspection during normal business hours at the following location: EPA, Office of Air Quality (OAQ-107), 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101.

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Steven K. Body, EPA, Office of Air Quality (OAQ-107), Seattle, Washington, (206) 553-0782.

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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: August 3, 2001.

Charles E. Findley,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10.

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[FR Doc. 01-21335 Filed 8-22-01; 8:45 am]