2017-21109. Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; 2011 Base Year Inventory for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard for the Baltimore, Maryland Nonattainment Area  

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    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


    Proposed rule.


    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve, as a state implementation plan (SIP) revision, the 2011 base year inventory for the Baltimore, Maryland moderate nonattainment area for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) submitted by the State of Maryland through the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). In the Final Rules section of this issue Start Printed Page 46011of the Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A more detailed description of the state submittal and EPA's evaluation is included in a technical support document (TSD) prepared in support of this rulemaking action. A copy of the TSD is available, upon request, from the EPA Regional Office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document or is also available electronically within the Docket for this rulemaking action. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, 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 If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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.


    Comments must be received in writing by November 2, 2017.


    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R03-OAR-2017-0396 at https://www.regulations.gov, or via email to stahl.cynthia@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 https://www2.epa.gov/​dockets/​commenting-epa-dockets.

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    Gavin Huang, (215) 814-2042, or by email at huang.gavin@epa.gov.

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    For further information, 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 issue of the Federal Register publication.

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    Dated: September 7, 2017.

    Cecil Rodrigues,

    Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.

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    [FR Doc. 2017-21109 Filed 10-2-17; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Environmental Protection Agency
Proposed Rule
Proposed rule.
Document Number:
Comments must be received in writing by November 2, 2017.
46010-46011 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
EPA-R03-OAR-2017-0396, FRL-9968-53-Region 3
PDF File:
Supporting Documents:
» EPA's Technical Support Document
» 3h - Inter-Agency Correspondence
» 3g - Response to Comments
» 3f - Public Hearing Sign-In Sheet
» 3e - Hearing Transcript
» 3d - Hearing Statement
» 3c - Certification of Publication
» 3b - Web Hearing Notice
» 3a - Maryland Register Public Hearing Notice
» 2n - Spreadsheets 2011 Baltimore SIP Emissions Inventory
CFR: (1)
40 CFR 52