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Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Emissions Statement Rule Certification for the 2008 Ozone Standard

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) dated May 9, 2017. The submission provides IEPA's certification that its existing emission statement program, titled “Annual Emissions Report”, remains in effect and satisfies the Clean Air Act (CAA) emissions statement requirement for the Illinois portions of the Chicago-Naperville, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin and St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, Missouri-Illinois nonattainment areas under the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Under the CAA, states' SIPs must require stationary sources in ozone nonattainment areas classified as marginal or above to annually report emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX).


Comments must be received on or before August 10, 2017.


Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R05-OAR-2017-0278 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, 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. 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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Kathleen D'Agostino, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), Environmental Start Printed Page 31932Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886-1767,

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In the Final Rules section of this issue of the Federal Register, EPA is approving IDEM's SIP revisions as a direct final rule without prior proposal because EPA 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. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. Please note that, if 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, EPA may adopt as final those provisions 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 issue of the Federal Register.

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Dated: June 20, 2017.

Robert A. Kaplan,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.

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[FR Doc. 2017-14398 Filed 7-10-17; 8:45 am]