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Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Feather River Air Quality Management District

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Feather River Air Quality Management District (FRAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Included in this approval are the following three SIP demonstrations from FRAQMD: 2006 Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Analysis for State Implementation Plan (SIP), November 2006; Reasonably Available Control Technology State Implementation Plan Revision Negative Declaration for Control Techniques Guidelines Issued 2006-2008, June 1, 2009; and Reasonably Available Control Technology Analysis and Negative Declarations, July 3, 2014. The first two demonstrations address the 1997 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone, and the third demonstration addresses the 2008 8-hour NAAQS for ozone. The submitted SIPs also contain negative declarations for volatile organic compound (VOC) source categories for the years 2006, 2009 and 2014. We are proposing to approve the submitted SIP revisions under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are also proposing to approve a local rule that regulates gasoline dispending facilities.


Any comments on this proposal must arrive by August 7, 2015.


Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA-R09-OAR-2015-0164, by one of the following methods:

1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the on-line instructions.

2. Email:

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 email. 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 email directly to EPA, your email 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: Generally, documents in the docket for this action are available electronically at and in hard copy at EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105-3901. While all documents in the docket are listed at, some information may be publicly available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material, large maps), and some may not be publicly available in either location Start Printed Page 39021(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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James Shears, EPA Region IX, (213) 244-1810,

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This proposal addresses revisions to the FRAQMD portion of the California SIP. In the rules and regulations section of the Federal Register, we are approving the three RACT SIP revisions in a direct final action without prior proposal because we believe these SIP revisions are not controversial. This proposal also addresses the following local rule: FRAQMD Rule 3.8, Gasoline Dispensing Facilities. In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register, we are approving this local rule in a direct final action without prior proposal because we believe this SIP revision is not controversial. Please note that if we receive adverse comment on a specific provision of these SIP revisions or the rule, we will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule and address the comments in a subsequent action. If that provision may be severed from the remainder of the SIP revisions or the rule, we may adopt as final those provisions of the SIP revisions or 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: April 30, 2015.

Jared Blumenfeld,

Regional Administrator, Region IX.

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[FR Doc. 2015-16629 Filed 7-7-15; 8:45 am]