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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) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for three major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) located in Pennsylvania. The three major sources are: Bethlehem Structural Products Corporation in Northampton County; International Paper Company in Erie County; and National Fuel Gas Supply in Jefferson County. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving Pennsylvania's SIP submittal 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 If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. 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 June 2, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments should be addressed to Makeba Morris, Acting Branch Chief, Air Quality Planning & Information Services Branch, Air Protection Division, 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, PO Box 8468, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Betty Harris at (215) 814-2168 or Rose Quinto at (215) 814-2182 or via e-mail at harris.betty@epa.gov or quinto.rose@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

For further information, please see the information provided in the direct final action, Pennsylvania's Approval of VOC and NOX RACT Determinations for Start Printed Page 23431Three Individual Sources, that is located in the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register publication. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.

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Dated: March 31, 2003.

Thomas C. Voltaggio,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.

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[FR Doc. 03-10659 Filed 5-1-03; 8:45 am]

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