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Clean Air Act Approval of Revisions to the Title V Operating Permits Program in the State of New Mexico, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County, NM, and the State of Arkansas

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

The EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the title V Operating Permits Program for the State of New Mexico, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County, New Mexico, and the State of Arkansas. This includes revisions that the State of New Mexico, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County, New Mexico, and the State of Arkansas submitted to EPA on November 5, 2002, May 2, 2003, and October 24, 2002, respectively to revise the definition of “Major Source” as defined in the States' or County's regulation.

This also includes other administrative revisions to other areas of Arkansas' regulations to incorporate updated Federal regulatory citations.

DATES:

Written comments must be received in writing on or before October 8, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
  • U.S. EPA Region 6 “Contact Us” Web site: http://epa.gov/​region6/​r6coment.htm. Please click on “6PD” (Multimedia) and select “Air” before submitting comments.
  • E-mail: Mr. David Neleigh at neleigh.david@epa.gov. Please also cc the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.
  • Fax: Mr. David Neleigh, Chief, Air Permits Section (6PD-R), at fax number 214-665-7263.
  • Mail: Mr. David Neleigh, Chief, Air Permits Section (6PD-R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.
  • Hand or Courier Delivery: Mr. David Neleigh, Chief, Air Permits Section (6PD-R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. Such deliveries are accepted only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays except for legal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

Instructions: Please include the text “Public Comment on File ID No. NM-47-1-7606a” in the subject line of the first page of your comments. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public file without change, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Do not submit information through regulations.gov or e-mail if you believe that it is CBI or otherwise protected from disclosure. Regulations.gov is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public file and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

Official File: Copies of the documents relevant to this action are in the official file which is available at the Air Permits Section (6PD-R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. The file will be made available by appointment for public inspection in the Region 6 FOIA Review Room between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays except for legal holidays. Contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT paragraph below to make an appointment. If possible, please make the appointment at least two working days in advance of your visit. There will be a 15 cent per page fee for making photocopies of documents. On the day of the visit, please check in at the EPA Region 6 reception area on the 7th floor at 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas.

Copies of any State submittals and EPA's technical support document are also available for public inspection at the State Air Agency listed below during official business hours by appointment:

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Air Division, 8001 National Drive, P.O. Box 8913, Little Rock, Arkansas 72219-8913.

New Mexico Environment Department, Air Quality Bureau, 1190 St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502.

Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, Air Pollution Control Division, One Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Allen Chang of the Air Permits Section (6PD-R), Environmental Protection Agency, Region VI, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. The telephone number is (214) 665-7541. Mr. Allen Chang can also be reached via electronic mail at chang.allen@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the above mentioned States' and County's title V revisions as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipates no adverse comment. A detailed rationale for this 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 relevant adverse comment, EPA will withdraw the direct final rule and will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. 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.

For further information, please see the direct final rule of the same title which is located in the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register.

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 70

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Dated: August 23, 2004.

Richard E. Greene,

Regional Administrator, Region 6.

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[FR Doc. 04-20334 Filed 9-7-04; 8:45 am]

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