Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
EPA proposes to approve an amendment to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the state of Missouri. This revision pertains to updating the state's Air Quality Index (AQI) rule to make it consistent with the Federal rule. The AQI is used by states for daily air quality reporting to the general public. Approval of this revision will ensure consistency between the state and Federally-approved rules, and ensure Federal enforceability of the revised state rule. 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 If EPA receives relevant adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed action.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 April 17, 2003.
Comments may be mailed to Wayne Kaiser, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Wayne Kaiser at (913) 551-7603.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: March 3, 2003.
James B. Gulliford,
Regional Administrator, Region 7.
[FR Doc. 03-6312 Filed 3-17-03; 8:45 am]
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