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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the state of Iowa. These revisions will amend the SIP to include revisions to Iowa air quality rule, Chapter 33, “Special Regulations and Construction Permit Requirements for Major Stationary Sources—Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) of Air Quality.” This rule amendment will make state regulation consistent with Federal regulation for fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) PSD program. This revision will also amend source obligation provisions as they apply to recordkeeping and will provide a mechanism to allow industry to request rescission of a PSD permit, both of which will match the Federal regulations. This action is also consistent with the state's request to not include, into the SIP, provisions relating to Significant Impact Levels and Significant Monitoring Concentrations. These provisions were vacated and remanded by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on January 22, 2013.


Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by April 14, 2014.


Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R07-OAR-2014-0118 by one of the following methods:

1. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

2. Email:

3. Mail: Amy Algoe-Eakin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66219.

4. Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver your comments to: Amy Algoe-Eakin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66219. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office's normal hours of operations. The Regional Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 4:30, excluding legal 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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Amy Algoe-Eakin at (913) 551-7942, or by email at

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In the final rules section of the Federal Register, EPA is approving the state's revision to the SIP as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial revision amendment and anticipates no relevant adverse comments to this action. 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 in relation to this action. If EPA receives relevant adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rules Start Printed Page 14460based on this proposed action. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comments on part of this rule and if that part can be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those parts 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: February 28, 2014.

Karl Brooks,

Regional Administrator, Region 7.

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[FR Doc. 2014-05523 Filed 3-13-14; 8:45 am]