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FEDERAL REGISTER
VOL. 59, No. 130
Proposed Rules

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

40 CFR Parts 52 and 81
[IN15-2-6326B; FRL-5008-6]

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Indiana

59 FR 35079

DATE: Friday, July 8, 1994
ACTION: Proposed rule.

SUMMARY: The USEPA is proposing to approve requests to redesignate Indiana marginal ozone nonattainment areas to attainment. The USEPA is also proposing to approve accompanying maintenance plans as State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions. The redesignation requests and maintenance plans were submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for the following ozone nonattainment areas: St. Joseph and Elkhart, Vanderburgh and Marion Counties. The State has met the requirements for redesignation contained in the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990. In the final rules section of this Federal Register, the USEPA is approving the State's redesignation requests and the supporting maintenance plans without prior proposal because USEPA views these as noncontroversial revisions and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approvals is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to that direct final rule, no further activity is contemplated in relation to this proposed rule. If USEPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and the public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. A second comment period on this action will not be held. Parties interested in commenting on this notice should do so at this time. Adverse comments received concerning a specific geographic area, St. Joseph and Elkhart, Vanderburgh or Marion Counties, will only affect the final rule as it pertains to that area and only the portion of the final rule concerning the area receiving adverse comments will be withdrawn.

DATES: Comments on this proposed rule must be received on or before August 8, 1994.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be mailed to: J. Elmer Bortzer, Chief, Regulation Development Section, Regulation Development Branch (AR18-J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Copies of the State submittal and USEPA's analysis of it are available for inspection at: Regulation Development Section, Regulation Development Branch (AR18-J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Doty, Environmental Scientist, Regulation Development Section, Regulation Development Branch (AR18-J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886-6057.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For additional information see the direct final rule published in the rules section of this Federal Register.

Dated: June 21, 1994.

Valdas V. Adamkus, Regional Administrator.

[FR Doc. 94-16507 Filed 7-7-94; 8:45 am]

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