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Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District, Riverside County Air Pollution Control District, and San Bernardino County Air Pollution Control District

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve rescissions from the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD), Riverside County Air Pollution Control District (RCAPCD), and San Bernardino County Air Pollution Control District (SBCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern superseded New Source Review (NSR) rules. We are proposing to approve the rescission of rules under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).


Any comments on this proposal must arrive by August 22, 2016.


Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R09-OAR-2015-0583 at, or via email to For comments submitted at, follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from For either manner of submission, the EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the Web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. For the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit​dockets/​commenting-epa-dockets.

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Laura Lawrence, EPA Region IX, (415) 972-3407,

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Throughout this document, “we,” “us” and “our” refer to the EPA. This proposal addresses the rescission of RCAPCD Rules 213, 213.1, and 213.2 and SBCAPCD Rules 213, 213.1, and 213.2 from the Mojave Desert portion of the California SIP. In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register, we are approving the rescission of these local rules in a direct final action without prior proposal because we believe this SIP revision is 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.

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 24, 2016.

Alexis Strauss,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.

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[FR Doc. 2016-17169 Filed 7-20-16; 8:45 am]