2010 April 15: WI: Particulates: Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Particulate Matter Standards

2010 April 15: WI: Particulates: Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Particulate Matter Standards

Summary:

EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on September 11, 2009. EPA revised its particulate matter standards in October 2006 by strengthening the 24-hour fine particulate standard and revoking the annual standard for course particulate. Wisconsin updated its state rule for ambient air quality standards to match the current Federal standards for particulate matter.

Addresses:

Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R05-OAR-2009-0731, by one of the following methods:

1. http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

2. E-mail: compher.michael@epa.gov.

3. Fax:(312) 692-2511.

4. Mail: Michael Compher, Acting Chief, Criteria Pollutant Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

5. Hand Delivery: Michael Compher, Acting Chief, Criteria Pollutant Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Regional Office official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 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:

Matt Rau, Environmental Engineer, Criteria Pollutant Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886-6524, rau.matthew@epa.gov.

Supplementary information:

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 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 an 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. Please note that if EPA receives an adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. For additional information, see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.

Dated: March 11, 2010. Walter W. Kovalick Jr.,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.

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