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Air Plan Approval; NH; Approval of Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements and Single Source Order; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule

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Environmental Protection Agency.


Withdrawal of direct final rule.


Due to the receipt of adverse comments, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the November 14, 2017 direct final rule approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. New Hampshire's SIP revisions modified existing recordkeeping and reporting requirements for sources of air pollution, and modified an existing order for Sturm Ruger & Company. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.


The direct final rule published at 82 FR 52664 on November 14, 2017 is withdrawn effective January 11, 2018.

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Bob McConnell, Air Quality Planning Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New England Regional Office, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 (Mail code OEP05-2), Boston, MA 02109—3912, telephone (617) 918-1046, facsimile (617) 918-0146, email:

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In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if adverse comments were submitted by December 14, 2017, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA received adverse comments prior to the close of the comment period and, Start Printed Page 1303therefore, is withdrawing the direct final rule. EPA will address the comments in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed rule also published on November 14, 2017 (82 FR 52683). 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
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Lead
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Ozone
  • Particulate matter
  • Regional haze
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Sulfur oxides
  • Volatile organic compounds
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Dated: December 22, 2017.

Kenneth Moraff,

Acting Regional Administrator, EPA New England.

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Accordingly, the amendments to 40 CFR 52.1520 published on November 14, 2017 (82 FR 52664) are withdrawn effective January 11, 2018.

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[FR Doc. 2018-00288 Filed 1-10-18; 8:45 am]