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Air Plan Approval; Connecticut; Nonattainment New Source Review Permit Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard

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Environmental Protection Agency.


Withdrawal of direct final rule.


Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the August 14, 2017, direct final rule approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut. The revision addresses the nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.


The direct final rule published on August 14, 2017 (82 FR 37819), is withdrawn effective October 13, 2017.

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Donald Dahl, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Air Permits, Toxics, and Indoor Programs Unit, 5 Post Office Square—Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05-2), Boston, MA 02109-3912. Mr. Dahl's telephone number is (617) 918-1657; email address:

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In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if adverse comments were submitted by September 13, 2017, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA received an adverse comment prior to the close of the comment period and, therefore, is withdrawing the direct final rule. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed rule also published on August 14, 2017 (82 FR 37829). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

  • Environmental protection
  • Air pollution control
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Ozone
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Volatile organic compounds
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Dated: September 27, 2017.

Deborah A. Szaro,

Acting Regional Administrator, EPA New England.

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Accordingly, the amendments to 40 CFR 52.377 published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2017 (82 FR 37819), on page 37822 are withdrawn effective October 13, 2017.

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[FR Doc. 2017-22125 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]