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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: Florida; Prevention of Significant Deterioration

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

EPA is proposing to convert a conditional approval of provisions in the Florida State Implementation Plan (SIP) to a full approval under the federal Clean Air Act (CAA). On June 17, 2009, the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, submitted a SIP revision in response to the conditional approval of its New Source Review (NSR) permitting program. The revision includes changes to certain parts of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration construction permit program in Florida, including the definition of “new emissions unit,” “regulated air pollutant” and “significant emissions rate” as well as recordkeeping requirements. In addition, Florida provided a clarification that the significant emissions rate for mercury in the Florida regulations is intended to apply as a state-only provision. EPA has determined that this revision addresses the conditions identified in the Start Printed Page 20297conditional approval, and is therefore approvable. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. This proposed action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.

DATES:

Written comments must be received on or before May 12, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R04-OAR-2006-0130, by one of the following methods:

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

2. E-mail: adams.yolanda@epa.gov.

3. Fax: (404) 562-9019.

4. Mail: EPA-R04-OAR-2006-0130 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: Ms. Yolanda Adams, 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 hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, excluding federal holidays.

Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to submit comments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For information regarding the Florida SIP, contact Twunjala Bradley, 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. Ms. Bradley may also be reached via telephone or electronic mail at (404) 562-9352 and bradley.twunjala@epa.gov. For information regarding NSR, contact Yolanda Adams, Air Permits Section, at the same address above. Ms. Adams may also be reached via telephone or electronic mail at (404) 562-9214 and adams.yolanda@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

For additional information see the direct final rule which is published in the Rules Section of this Federal Register. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct 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 on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.

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Dated: March 31, 2011.

A. Stanley Meiburg,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.

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[FR Doc. 2011-8700 Filed 4-11-11; 8:45 am]

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