Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
EPA proposes to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Kansas. This revision is a new regulation entitled “Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality” and will replace the existing regulation which comprised the prior body of Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality. This revision adopts by reference 40 CFR 52.21, as in effect on July 1, 2000.
In the final rules section of the Federal Register, EPA is approving the state's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial revision amendment and anticipates no relevant adverse comments to this action. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no relevant adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated in relation to this action. If EPA receives relevant adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed action. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on part of this rule and if that part can be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those parts of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by March 28, 2003.
Comments may be mailed to Heather Hamilton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Heather Hamilton at (913) 551-7039.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
See the information provided in the direct final rule which is located in the rules section of the Federal Register.Start Signature
Dated: February 20, 2003.
James B. Gulliford,
Regional Administrator, Region 7.
[FR Doc. 03-4627 Filed 2-25-03; 8:45 am]
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