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GLIN==> Deadline for comments on non-attainment designations

For those interested in submitting comments on proposed
non-attainment designations for the 8 hour smog/ozone national
ambient air quality standards, EPA just published this notice
today in the FR.....

[Federal Register: December 10, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 237)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 68805]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]


40 CFR Part 51
EPA Responses to State and Tribal 8-Hour Ozone Air Quality
Designation Recommendations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the EPA has posted its responses
to States' and Tribes' 8-hour ozone air quality designation
recommendations on the web. If a State or Tribe wishes to submit
additional information to EPA regarding the designations, we have
requested that they submit that information no later than February 6,

ADDRESSES: The EPA's responses are available for public inspection at
EPA's Web site at: <A HREF="" href="" eudora="autourl">http://www.epa.gov/ozonedesignations">http://www.epa.gov/ozonedesignations</A> and at the
Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) Docket Center, Docket Number OAR
2003-0083, respectively. State and Tribal recommendations are also
available at the same EPA website and docket locations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharon Reinders, Office of Air
Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Mail Code C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, phone number (919)
541-5284 or by e-mail at: <A HREF="" href="" eudora="autourl">mailto:reinders.sharon@epa.gov">reinders.sharon@epa.gov</A> or Ms. Annie
Nikbakht, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code C539-02, Research Triangle
Park, NC 27711, phone number (919) 541-5246 or by e-mail at:
<A HREF="" href="" eudora="autourl">mailto:nikbakht.annie@epa.gov">nikbakht.annie@epa.gov</A>. Mr. Barry Gilbert can be contacted for air
quality technical issues: Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code C539-02, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711, phone number (919) 541-5238 or by email at:
<A HREF="" href="" eudora="autourl">mailto:gibert.barry@epa.gov">gibert.barry@epa.gov</A>.


A. How Can I Get Copies of This Document and Other Related Information?

    1. Docket. The EPA has established an official public docket for
this action under Docket ID Number OAR 2003-0083. The official public
docket consists of the documents specifically referenced in this
action, any public comments received, and other information related to
this action. Although a part of the official docket, the public docket
does not include Confidential Business Information or other information
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. The official public docket
is the collection of materials that is available for public viewing at
the OAR Docket Center, (EPA/DC) EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room
is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding
legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is
(202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OAR Docket is (202)
    2. Electronic Access. You may access this Federal Register document
electronically through the EPA Internet under the Federal Register
listings at <A HREF="" href="" eudora="autourl">http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr">http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr</A>.
    An electronic version of the public docket is available through
EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may
use EPA Dockets at <A HREF="" href="" eudora="autourl">http://www.epa.gov/edocket/">http://www.epa.gov/edocket/</A> to access the index
listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to access
those documents in the public docket that are available electronically.
Once in the system, select ``search,'' then key in the appropriate
docket identification number. The EPA's policy is that copyrighted
material will not be placed in EPA's electronic public docket but will
be available only in printed, paper form in the official public docket.
Although not all docket materials may be available electronically, you
may still access any of the publicly available docket materials through
the docket facility identified in A.1.

List of Subjects

    Air pollution control, Intergovernmental relations, Ozone,
Particulate matter, Transportation, Volatile organic compounds.

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7408, 42 U.S.C. 7410, 42 U.S.C. 7501-7511f;
42 U.S.C. 7601(a)(1).

    Dated: December 4, 2003.
Henry C. Thomas,
Acting Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 03-30582 Filed 12-9-03; 8:45 am]

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