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Federal Implementation Plan for the Billings/Laurel, MT, Sulfur Dioxide Area; Extension of Comment Period

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Proposed rule; extension of the comment period.


EPA is extending the comment period for a proposed rule published July 12, 2006 (71 FR 39259). In the July 12, 2006 document, EPA proposed to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) containing emission limits and compliance determining methods for several sources located in Billings and Laurel, Montana. At the request of several commenters, EPA is extending the comment period through November 3, 2006.


Comments on the proposal must be received on or before November 3, 2006.


Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R08-OAR-2006-0098, by one of the following methods:

  • Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
  • E-mail: and
  • Fax: (303) 312-6064 (please alert the individual listed in the section titled, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, if you are faxing comments).
  • Mail: Richard R. Long, Director, Air and Radiation Program, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 8, Mailcode 8P-AR, 999 18th Street, Suite 200, Denver, Colorado 80202-2466.
  • Hand Delivery: Richard R. Long, Director, Air and Radiation Program, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 8, Mailcode 8P-AR, 999 18th Street, Suite 300, Denver, Colorado 80202-2466. Such deliveries are only accepted Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:55 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R08-OAR-2006-0098. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through or e-mail. The Web site is an “anonymous access” systems, 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 your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket 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. For additional information about EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at​epahome/​dockets.htm. For additional instructions on submitting comments, go to Section I. General Information of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the July 12, 2006 document (71 FR 39259).

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Laurie Ostrand, Air and Radiation Program, Mailcode 8P-AR, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 8, 999 18th Street, Suite Start Printed Page 51546200, Denver, Colorado 80202-2466, (303) 312-6437,

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Dated: August 21, 2006.

Robert E. Roberts,

Regional Administrator, Region 8.

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[FR Doc. E6-14452 Filed 8-29-06; 8:45 am]