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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina: Approval of Rocky Mount Supplemental Motor Vehicle Emissions Budget Update

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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina: Approval of Rocky Mount Supplemental Motor Vehicle Emissions Budget Update

A. Stanley Meiburg
September 27, 2012


[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 188 (Thursday, September 27, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 59356-59357]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23717]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R04-OAR-2012-0013(b); FRL-9732-6]


Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North 
Carolina: Approval of Rocky Mount Supplemental Motor Vehicle Emissions 
Budget Update

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the North Carolina 
State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted to EPA on February 7, 2011, 
by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department 
of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Air Quality. North 
Carolina's February 7, 2011, submission supplements the original 
redesignation request and maintenance plan for Rocky Mount 1997 8-hour 
ozone area submitted on June 19, 2006, and approved by EPA on November 
6, 2006. The Rocky Mount 1997 8-hour ozone area is comprised of 
Edgecombe and Nash Counties in North Carolina. The February 7, 2011, 
revision proposes to increase the safety margin allocated to motor 
vehicle emissions budgets to account for changes in the emissions model 
and vehicle miles traveled projection model. EPA is proposing approval 
of this SIP revision pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act. 
North Carolina's SIP revision meets all the statutory and regulatory 
requirements, and is consistent with EPA's guidance.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before October 29, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R04-
OAR-2012-0013 by one of the following methods:
    1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    2. Email: R4-RDS@epa.gov.
    3. Fax: (404) 562-9019.
    4. Mail: ``EPA-R04-OAR-2012-0013,'' Regulatory Development Section, 
Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., 
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960.
    5. Hand Delivery or Courier: Lynorae Benjamin, Regulatory 
Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics 
Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 
Forsyth Street

[[Page 59357]]

SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. Such deliveries are only accepted 
during the Regional Office's normal hours of operation. The Regional 
Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 
4:30, excluding federal holidays.
    Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules 
section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to 
submit comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zuri Farngalo, Regulatory Development 
Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management 
Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth 
Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. Zuri Farngalo may be reached 
by phone at (404) 562-9152 or by electronic mail address 
farngalo.zuri@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 12, 2008, EPA issued a revised 
ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). See 73 FR 16436. 
The current action, however, is being taken to address requirements 
under the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS. Requirements for the Rocky Mount 
Area under the 2008 NAAQS will be addressed in the future.
    For additional information regarding today's action see the direct 
final rule which is published in the Rules Section of this Federal 
Register. Through that direct final rule, EPA is approving the State's 
implementation plan revision without prior proposal because the Agency 
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 rule, 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 on 
this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document 
should do so at this time.

    Dated: September 11, 2012.
A. Stanley Meiburg,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.
[FR Doc. 2012-23717 Filed 9-26-12; 8:45 am]
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