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Proposed Rule

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Interstate Transport of Pollution

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

EPA is proposing to approve this State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED) for the purpose of addressing one element of CAA section 110(a)(2)(D)(i), which pertains to prohibiting air pollutant emissions from within New Mexico from significantly contributing to nonattainment of the ozone and PM2.5 NAAQS in any state. This SIP revision satisfies the State of New Mexico's obligation to submit a SIP revision that demonstrates that adequate provisions are in place to prohibit air emissions from significantly contributing to the nonattainment of another state's air quality through interstate transport. This rulemaking action is being taken under section 110 of the CAA.

DATES:

Written comments must be received on or before May 10, 2010.

ADDRESSES:

Comments may be mailed to Mr. Guy Donaldson, Chief, Air Planning Section (6PD-L), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. Comments may also be submitted electronically or through hand delivery/courier by following the detailed instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the rules section of this Federal Register.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Emad Shahin, Air Planning Section (6PD-L), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733, telephone (214) 665-6717; fax number (214) 665-7263; e-mail address shahin.emad@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In the final rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State'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 relevant adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the Start Printed Page 17895direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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. 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 additional information, see the direct final rule, which is located in the rules section of this Federal Register.

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Dated: March 30, 2010.

Al Armendariz,

Regional Administrator, Region 6.

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[FR Doc. 2010-7867 Filed 4-7-10; 8:45 am]

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