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Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan: Kentucky; Approval Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard for the Owensboro Area; Limited Reopening of Comment Period

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Proposed rule; limited reopening of the comment period.

SUMMARY:

EPA is announcing a limited 30-day reopening of the public comment period for the proposed rule entitled “Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan: Kentucky; Approval Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard for the Owensboro Area,” for the purpose of limited public review and comment on supplemental information that was provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky on July 15, 2009, in support of the Owensboro Area 110(a)(1) maintenance plan. The Owensboro, Kentucky Area consists of Daviess and a portion of Hancock Counties. The proposed rule was initially published in the Federal Register on January 20, 2010. The reason for this limited reopening of the comment period is that EPA has learned that supplemental information relating to projected emissions for the Owensboro Area that was referenced in the proposed rulemaking January 20, 2010 (75 FR 3183) was inadvertently omitted from the electronic docket when that proposed rulemaking was published. EPA has since made that information available in the electronic docket and wants to ensure an opportunity for the public to comment on that information. The July 15, 2009, supplemental information can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov using docket ID No. EPA-R04-OAR-2007-1186-0043.

Thus, EPA is reopening the comment period for an additional thirty days, for the limited purpose of providing an opportunity for public comment only on the supplemental information added to the docket after publication of the proposed rulemaking.

DATES:

The comment period for the proposed rule published on January 20, 2010 (75 FR 3183) is reopened. Comments must be received on or before May 3, 2010.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R04-OAR-2007-1186, by one of the following methods:

1. http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

2. E-mail: benjamin.lynorae@epa.gov.

3. Fax: 404-562-9019.

4. Mail: “EPA-R04-OAR-2007-1186,” Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960.

5. Hand Delivery or Courier: Lynorae Benjamin, Chief, Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office's normal hours of operation. The Regional Office's official Start Printed Page 16388hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, excluding Federal holidays.

Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. “EPA-R04-OAR-2007-1186.” EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, 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 through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail, information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 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 http://www.regulations.gov, 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 http://www.epa.gov/​epahome/​dockets.htm.

Docket: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket Identification No. EPA-R04-OAR-2007-1186. All documents in the docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. EPA requests that, if at all possible, you contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, excluding Federal holidays.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Zuri Farngalo, Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, Region 4, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. The telephone number is (404) 562-9152. Mr. Farngalo can also be reached via electronic mail at farngalo.zuri@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The proposed rule was signed by the Acting Regional Administrator on January 20, 2010, and published in the Federal Register on January 20, 2010 (75 FR 3183). The comment period for this proposed action closed on February 19, 2010. EPA did receive adverse comments during this public comment period. However, EPA noticed an inadvertent omission of the July 15, 2009, supplement that Kentucky, provided from the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov. The July 15, 2009, supplement (which was included in the electronic docket on February 4, 2010), contains updated emissions inventory projections for both the Paducah and Owensboro Areas. Since EPA makes reference to this supplement in the January 20, 2010, proposed rulemaking, EPA is reopening the comment period for this proposed action for the limited purpose of allowing the public the opportunity to review and consider this supplemental information in regards to EPA's proposed rulemaking. EPA is already in receipt of adverse comments provided for the initial proposed rulemaking published on January 20, 2010, for the Owensboro 110(a)(1) maintenance plan. These comments will still be under consideration for any final rulemaking action for this area's 110(a)(1) maintenance plan.

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Dated: March 17, 2010.

Beverly H. Banister,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.

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[FR Doc. 2010-7317 Filed 3-31-10; 8:45 am]

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