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Proposed Rule

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

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for Hershey Chocolate USA and Pennsylvania Power Company, New Castle Plant. Hershey Chocolate USA is located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania and is a major source of nitrogen oxides (NOX). The Pennsylvania Power Company's New Castle Plant is located in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania and is a major source of NOX and volatile organic compounds (VOC). In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the Commonwealth's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. The rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.

DATES:

Comments must be received in writing by July 26, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments should be addressed to David L. Arnold, Chief, Air Quality Planning and Information Services Branch, Mailcode 3AP21, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the documents relevant to this action are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Air Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103; and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Air Quality Control, P.O. Box 8468, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Janice Lewis at (215) 814-2185 or Betty Harris at (215) 814-2168, the EPA Region III address above or by e-mail at lewis.janice@epa.gov or harris.betty@epa.gov. Please note that while questions may be posed via telephone and e-mail, formal comments must be submitted, in writing, as indicated in the ADDRESSES section of this document.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

For further information, please see the information provided in the direct final action for Pennsylvania's VOC and NOX RACT determinations for Hershey Chocolate USA and Pennsylvania Power Company, New Castle Plant, that is located in the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register publication. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment for a specific source or subset of sources covered by an amendment, paragraph, or section of Start Printed Page 43072this rule, only that amendment, paragraph, or section of that source or subset of sources will be withdrawn.

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Dated: June 3, 2002.

Thomas C. Voltaggio,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.

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[FR Doc. 02-16037 Filed 6-25-02; 8:45 am]

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