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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Minnesota

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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We are proposing to approve a revision to the Minnesota State Implementation Plan (SIP) that updates Minnesota's performance test rule in the SIP. This plan was submitted by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on December 16, 1998, and sets out the procedures for facilities that are required to conduct performance tests to demonstrate compliance with their emission limits and/or operating requirements. The request is approvable because it satisfies the requirements of the Clean Air Act. Specifically, we are proposing to approve into the SIP Minnesota Rules 7017.2001 through 2060, and to amend in the SIP Minnesota Rules 7011.0010, 7011.0105, 7011.0510, 7011.0515, 7011.0610, 7011.0710, 7011.0805, 7011.1305, 7011.1405, and 7011.1410 as adopted by the state on July 13, 1998. In addition, we are proposing to remove from the SIP Minnesota Rule 7017.2000, since this rule was repealed by the state in 1993. In the final rules section of this Federal Register, we are approving the SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal, because we view this as a noncontroversial revision amendment and anticipate 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 proposed rule, no further activity is contemplated in relation to this proposed rule. If we receive adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. We will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.


Written comments must be received on or before June 12, 2002.


Written comments should be sent to: Carlton T. Nash, Chief, Regulation Development Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604-3590.

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Christos Panos, Regulation Development Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 353-8328

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For additional information, see the Direct Final notice which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register. Copies of the request and the EPA's analysis are available for inspection at the above address. (Please telephone Christos Panos at (312) 353-8328 before visiting the Region 5 Office.)

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Dated: January 17, 2002.

David A. Ullrich,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.

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[FR Doc. 02-11735 Filed 5-10-02; 8:45 am]