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Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; VOC and NOX

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Withdrawal of Direct final rule.


Due to receipt of a letter of adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve revisions which establish reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for ten major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) located in the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley ozone nonattainment area. In the direct final rule published on August 24, 2001 (66 FR 44538), EPA stated that if it received adverse comment by September 24, 2001, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect.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 24, 2001 (66 FR 44581). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.


The Direct final rule is withdrawn as of September 28, 2001.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
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • 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Accordingly, the addition of § 52.2020(c)(178) is withdrawn as of September 28, 2001.

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[FR Doc. 01-23634 Filed 9-27-01; 8:45 am]