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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; State Implementation Plan Miscellaneous Revisions

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

EPA is proposing to approve a portion of a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan submitted on February 3, 2010, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This revision updates the North Carolina SIP to reflect EPA's current national ambient air quality standards for ozone, lead and particulate matter found in the Code of Federal Regulations. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's implementation plan revision 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 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 If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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.

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before June 17, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R04-OAR-2007-0602 by one of the following methods:

(a) www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

(b) Email: R4-RDS@epa.gov.

(c) Fax: (404) 562-9019.

(d) Mail: EPA-R04-OAR-2007-0602, 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.

(e) 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 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 this source specific SIP revision, contact Ms. Kelly Sheckler, Air Quality Modeling and Transportation 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. Sheckler's telephone number is (404) 562-9222; email address: sheckler.kelly@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: May 1, 2013.

A. Stanley Meiburg,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.

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[FR Doc. 2013-11563 Filed 5-15-13; 8:45 am]

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