Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Iowa. This revision approves numerous rules adopted by the State in 1998, 1999, and 2001. This includes rules pertaining to Start Printed Page 9641definitions, compliance, permits for new or existing stationary sources, voluntary operating permits, permits by rule, and testing and sampling methods.
These revisions will strengthen the SIP with respect to attainment and maintenance of established air quality standards, ensure consistency between the State and Federally approved rules, and ensure Federal enforceability of the state's air program rule revisions according to section 110.
In the final rules section of the 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 revision amendment and anticipates no relevant adverse comments to this action. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no relevant adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated in relation to this action. If EPA receives relevant adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed action. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on part of this rule and if that part can be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those parts of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by April 3, 2002.
Comments may be mailed to Wayne Kaiser, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Wayne Kaiser at (913) 551-7603.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
See the information provided in the direct final rule which is located in the rules section of the Federal Register.Start Signature
Dated: February 15, 2002.
William W. Rice,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 7.
[FR Doc. 02-4937 Filed 3-1-02; 8:45 am]
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