2018-12704. Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Removal of Department of Environmental Protection Gasoline Volatility Requirements for the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Area  

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    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on May 2, 2018. The purpose of this SIP revision is to remove from the Pennsylvania SIP, the Commonwealth's existing requirements limiting summertime gasoline volatility to 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) in seven counties in the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Area. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Start Printed Page 27938Agency 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 action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments relevant to this action, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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.


    Comments must be received in writing by July 16, 2018.


    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R03-OAR-2018-0277 at http://www.regulations.gov, or via email to spielberger.susan@epa.gov. For comments submitted at Regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. 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. 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 http://www2.epa.gov/​dockets/​commenting-epa-dockets.

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    Brian Rehn, (215) 814-2176, or by email at rehn.brian@epa.gov.

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    For further information on this action to remove requirements related to Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) requirements for a low RVP gasoline program in the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Area from the SIP, please see the information provided in the direct final action, with the same title, that is located in the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register publication.

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    Dated: June 6, 2018.

    Cecil Rodrigues,

    Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-12704 Filed 6-14-18; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6560-50-P

Document Information

Environmental Protection Agency
Proposed Rule
Proposed rule.
Document Number:
Comments must be received in writing by July 16, 2018.
27937-27938 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
EPA-R03-OAR-2018-0277, FRL-9979-43-Region 3
PDF File:
CFR: (1)
40 CFR 52