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Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Proposed rule.


EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern negative declarations for volatile organic compound (VOC) source categories for the AVAQMD. We are proposing to approve these negative declarations under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).


Any comments on this proposal must arrive by August 1, 2011.


Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA-R09-OAR-2011-0383, 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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Cynthia Allen, EPA Region IX, (415) 947-4120,

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This proposal addresses the following negative declarations listed in Table I:Start Printed Page 38590

Table 1—Submitted Negative Declarations

Local agencyTitleAdoptedSubmitted
AVAQMDLarge Appliances, Surface Coating09/19/0601/31/07
AVAQMDWood Furniture Surface Coating09/19/0601/31/07
AVAQMDGasoline Bulk Plants09/19/0601/31/07
AVAQMDEquipment Leaks from Natural Gas/Gasoline Processing Plants09/19/0601/31/07
AVAQMDLeaks from Petroleum Refinery Equipment09/19/0601/31/07
AVAQMDAir Oxidation Processes (SOCMI)09/19/0601/31/07
AVAQMDReactor and Distillation Processes (SOCMI)09/19/0601/31/07
AVAQMDTank Truck Gasoline Loading Terminals > 76,000 L09/19/0601/31/07
AVAQMDManufacture of Synthesized Pharmaceutical Products09/19/0601/31/07
AVAQMDManufacture of Pneumatic Rubber Tires09/19/001/31/07
AVAQMDManufacture of High Density Polyethylene, Polypropylene and Polystyrene09/19/0601/31/07
AVAQMDEquipment used in Synthetic Organic Chemical Polymers and Resin Manufacturing09/19/0601/31/07
AVAQMDRefinery Vacuum-Producing Systems, Wastewater Separators and Process Unit Turnarounds09/19/0601/31/07
AVAQMDMagnetic Wire Coating Operations09/19/0601/31/07
AVAQMDShip Repair Operations10/19/1001/07/11
AVAQMDStorage of Petroleum Liquids in Fixed Roof Tanks10/19/1001/07/11
AVAQMDPetroleum Liquid Storage in External Floating Roof Tanks10/19/1001/07/11

In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register, we are approving these negative declarations in a direct final action without prior proposal because we believe these negative declarations 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: June 14, 2011.

Jared Blumenfeld,

Regional Administrator, Region IX.

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[FR Doc. 2011-16482 Filed 6-30-11; 8:45 am]