Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota

Summary:

EPA is proposing to approve a site-specific revision to the Minnesota State Implementation Plan (SIP) for particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM 10) for Aggregate Industries Yard A Facility in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. On May 19, 2009, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency requested that EPA approve certain portions of a joint Title I/Title V document into the Minnesota PM 10 SIP for this facility. The State is also requesting in this submittal that EPA rescind the Administrative Order issued to J.L. Shiely Company which is currently included in Minnesota's SIP for PM 10. The emissions units previously owned by J.L. Shiely Company are now owned by Aggregate Industries. Because the PM 10 emission limits are being reduced, the air quality of Ramsey County will be protected.

Addresses:

Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R05-OAR-2009-0369, by one of the following methods:

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

2. E-mail:damico.genevieve@epa.gov.

3. Fax:(312) 385-5501.

4. Mail: Genevieve Damico, 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: Genevieve Damico, 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:

Gilberto Alvarez, Environmental Scientist, Criteria Pollutant Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886-6143, alvarez.gilberto@epa.gov.

Supplementary information:

In the Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because EPA 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. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives 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: February 25, 2010. Walter W. Kovalick, Jr.,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.

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