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Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; VOC RACT Determinations for Two Individual Sources Located in the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Area; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Withdrawal of direct final rule.


Due to an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve revisions which establish reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for two major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) located in the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley ozone nonattainment area. In the direct final rule published on August 13, 2001 (66 FR 42415), EPA stated that if it received adverse comment by September 12, 2001, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received adverse comments from the Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture). EPA will address the comments received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on August 13, 2001 (66 FR 42487). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.


The Direct final rule is withdrawn as of September 24, 2001.

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Harold A. Frankford at (215) 814-2108.

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

  • Environmental protection
  • Air pollution control
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Ozone
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
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Dated: September 14, 2001.

James W. Newson,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.

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Accordingly, the addition of § 52.2020(c)(171) is withdrawn as of September 24, 2001.

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[FR Doc. 01-23760 Filed 9-21-01; 8:45 am]