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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Florida: Approval of Revisions to the Florida State Implementation Plan

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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EPA is proposing approval of revisions to the Florida State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on July 22, 1996, by the State of Florida through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). These revisions to rules 62-296.412 and 62-296.511, which update the applicable requirements for perchloroethylene dry cleaners and halogenated solvent degreasing facilities to achieve compliance with regulations, are being made to keep the EPA approved SIP consistent with the Florida regulations.

In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, the EPA is approving Florida'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 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 If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. 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 February 18, 2003.


All comments should be addressed to Heidi LeSane at the EPA, Region 4 Air Planning Branch, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960.

Copies of the state submittal are 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.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Twin Towers Office Building, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400.

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Heidi LeSane at 404/562-9035 (E-mail:

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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: January 3, 2003.

A. Stanley Meiburg,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.

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[FR Doc. 03-857 Filed 1-15-03; 8:45 am]