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Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Maine; Negative Declaration

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Proposed rule.


EPA proposes to approve the sections 111(d)/129 negative declaration submitted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on January 24, 2002. This negative declaration adequately certifies that there are no existing commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units (CISWIs) located within the boundaries of the state of Maine.


EPA must receive comments in writing by July 10, 2002.


You should address your written comments to: Mr. Steven Rapp, Chief, Air Permits Program Unit, Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. EPA, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CAP), Boston, Massachusetts 02114-2023.

Copies of documents relating to this proposed rule are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the following location: Environmental Protection Agency, Air Permits Program Unit, Office of Ecosystem Protection, One Congress Street, Suite 1100, Boston, Massachusetts 02114-2023. The interested persons wanting to examine these documents should make an appointment with the appropriate office at least 24 hours before the day of the visit.

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John Courcier, Office of Ecosystem Protection (CAP), EPA-New England, Region 1, Boston, Massachusetts 02203, (617) 918-1659, or by e-mail at While the public may forward questions to EPA via e-mail, it must submit comments on this proposed rule according to the procedures outlined above.

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Under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, EPA published regulations at 40 CFR part 60, subpart B which require states to submit control plans to control emissions of designated pollutants from designated facilities. In the event that a state does not have a particular designated facility located within its boundaries, EPA requires that a negative declaration be submitted in lieu of a control plan.

The Maine DEP submitted the negative declaration to satisfy the requirements of 40 CFR part 60, subpart B. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the Maine negative declaration as a direct final rule without a prior proposal. EPA is doing this because the Agency views this action as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates that it will not receive any significant, material, and adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If EPA does not receive any significant, material, and adverse comments to this action, then the approval will become final without further proceedings. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and EPA will address all public comments received in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not begin a second comment period.

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Dated: May 16, 2002,

Robert W. Varney,

Regional Administrator, EPA New England.

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[FR Doc. 02-14488 Filed 6-7-02; 8:45 am]