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Proposed Rule

Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District, South Coast Air Quality Management District, and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Proposed rule.


EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD), Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD), South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound emissions from storage of reactive organic compound liquids, polyester resin operations, coatings of metal parts and products, and adhesives and sealants. We are proposing to approve local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).


Any comments on this proposal must arrive by December 24, 2008.


Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA-R09-OAR-2008-0590, by one of the following methods:

1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the on-line instructions.

2. E-mail:

3. Mail or deliver: Andrew Steckel (Air-4), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-3901.

Instructions: All comments 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 Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information that you consider CBI or otherwise protected should be clearly identified as such and should not be submitted through or e-mail. is an “anonymous access” system, and EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send e-mail directly to EPA, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the public comment. 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.

Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available electronically at and in hard copy at EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all documents in the docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), and some may not be publicly available in either location (e.g., CBI). To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment during normal business hours with the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

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For questions regarding ICAPCD Rule 414, contact Mae Wang, EPA Region IX, (415) 947-4124, For questions regarding MDAQMD Rule 1162, contact Jerald Wamsley, EPA Region IX, (415) 947-4111, For questions regarding SCAQMD Rule 1107 or VCAPCD Rule 74.20, contact Francisco Dóñez, EPA Region IX, (213) 244-1834,

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This proposal addresses the following local rules:

AgencyRule No.Rule titleAdoptedSubmitted
ICAPCD414Storage of Reactive Organic Compound Liquids05/18/0407/19/04
MDAQMD1162Polyester Resin Operations08/27/0703/07/08
SCAQMD1107Coating of Metal Parts and Products01/06/0605/08/07
VCAPCD74.20Adhesives and Sealants01/11/0507/15/05
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In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register, we are approving these local rules in a direct final action without prior proposal because we believe these SIP revisions are not controversial. If we receive adverse comments, however, we will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule and address the comments in subsequent action based on this proposed rule. Please note that if we receive adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, we may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.

We do not plan to open a second comment period, so anyone interested in commenting should do so at this time. If we do not receive adverse comments, no further activity is planned. For further information, please see the direct final action.

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Dated: October 2, 2008.

Laura Yoshii,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.

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[FR Doc. E8-27737 Filed 11-21-08; 8:45 am]