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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Carolina; Adoption of Revision Governing Credible Evidence and Removal of Standard 3

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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The EPA proposes to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on October 7, 2002, by the State of South Carolina, Department of Health and Environmental Control (Department). This revision consisted of an addition to Regulation 61-62.1, Definitions and General Requirements, entitled “Section V—Credible Evidence.” The submission of Section V—Credible Evidence by South Carolina is to meet the requirements for credible evidence set forth in EPA's May 23, 1994, SIP call letter. EPA is also proposes to approve a correction to the SIP regarding removal of Standard 3 “Emissions from Incinerators” from the SIP as requested by the State of South Carolina. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, the EPA is approving the State'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. A detailed rationale for the Start Printed Page 68805approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no significant, material, and adverse comments are received in response to this rule, 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 If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.


Written comments must be received on or before December 13, 2002.


Written comments should be addressed to: Sean Lakeman, EPA Region 4, Air Planning Branch, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960.

Copies of the State submittal is available at the following addresses for inspection during normal business hours:

Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Air Planning Branch, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. Sean Lakeman, 404/562-9043.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201-1708.

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Sean Lakeman at 404/562-9043, or by electronic mail at

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For additional information see the direct final rule which is published in the Rules Section of this Federal Register.

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Dated: November 1, 2002.

A. Stanley Meiburg,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.

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[FR Doc. 02-28699 Filed 11-12-02; 8:45 am]