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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).


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The Environmental Protection Agency (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 volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from graphic arts facilities and aerospace assembly and component manufacturing operations. The EPA is proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). These revisions also address rescission of two rules no longer required, and approval of administrative revisions to the emergency episode plan requirements.


Any comments on this proposal must arrive by November 4, 2015.


Submit comments, identified by docket number [EPA-R09-OAR-2015-0510, 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 the 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 the EPA, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the public comment. If the EPA cannot read your Start Printed Page 60109comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the 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 (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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Vanessa Graham, EPA Region IX, (415) 947-4120,

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This proposal addresses the following local rules: AVAQMD 701—Air Pollution Emergency Contingency Actions, rescission of AVAQMD 1110—Emissions from Stationary Internal Combustion Engines (Demonstration), AVAQMD 1124—Aerospace Assembly and Component Manufacturing Operations, rescission of AVAQMD 1128—Paper, Fabric and Film Coating Operations, and AVAQMD 1130—Graphic Arts. In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register, the EPA is approving these local rules and rule rescissions in a direct final action without prior proposal because the EPA believes these SIP revisions are not controversial. If the EPA receives adverse comments, however, the EPA 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 the EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, the EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.

The EPA does not plan to open a second comment period, so anyone interested in commenting should do so at this time. If the EPA does not receive adverse comments, no further activity is planned. For further information, please see the direct final action.

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Dated: September 1, 2015.

Jared Blumenfeld,

Regional Administrator, Region IX.

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[FR Doc. 2015-25160 Filed 10-2-15; 8:45 am]