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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

If anyone wants the full notice, please contact me.    There is 
significant discussion of the Engler pollution secrecy and 
enforcement laxity legislation in the full notice.    Someone
may also want to crab about the provisions of Michigan 
law concerning certain provisions that affect criminal 
penalties for discharge of toxic metals.

Deadline for comments is December 23, 1998 on the 
proposed rule that accompanies this direct final rule

[Federal Register: November 23, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 225)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
[Page 64632-64636]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



40 CFR Part 63

[MI49-01(a); FRL-6189-8]

Approval of Section 112(l) Program of Delegation; Michigan

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Direct final rule.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, 
through a ``direct final'' procedure, a request for a program for 
delegation of the Federal air toxics program contained within 40 CFR 
Parts 61 and 63 pursuant to Section 112(l) of the Clean Air Act (Act) 
of 1990. The State's mechanism of delegation involves the straight 
delegation of all existing and future Section 112 standards unchanged 
from the Federal standards. The actual delegation of authority of 
individual standards, except for standards addressed specifically in 
this action, will be in the form of a letter from EPA to the Michigan 
Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). This request for approval 
of a mechanism of delegation encompasses all sources not covered by the 
Part 70 program. In the proposed rules section of this Federal 
Register, the EPA is proposing approval of, and soliciting comments on, 
this approval. If adverse comments are received on this action, the EPA 
will withdraw this final rule. It will then address the comments 
received in response to this action in a final rule based on the 
related proposed rule being published in the ``Proposed Rules'' section 
of this Federal Register. A second public comment period will not be 
held. Parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at 
this time. This approval makes the State's rule federally enforceable.

DATES: The ``direct final'' is effective on January 22, 1999, unless 
EPA receives adverse or critical written comments by December 23, 1998. 
If adverse comment is received, EPA will publish a timely withdrawal of 
the rule in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule 
will not take effect.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to: Robert B. Miller, Chief, 
Permits and Grants Section, Air

[[Page 64633]]

Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West 
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.
    Copies of the State's submittal and other supporting information 
used in developing the approval are available for inspection during 
normal business hours at the following locations:

EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, AR-18J, Chicago, Illinois, 
Air Quality Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 106 
West Allegan Street, Lansing, Michigan 48909

    Please contact Laura Gerleman at (312) 353-5703 to arrange a time 
if inspection of the submittal is desired.

Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois, 60604, (312) 353-5703.


I. Background and Purpose

    Section 112(l) of the Act enables the EPA to approve State air 
toxics programs or rules to operate in place of the Federal air toxics 
program. The Federal air toxics program implements the requirements 
found in Section 112 of the Act pertaining to the regulation of 
hazardous air pollutants. Approval of an air toxics program is granted 
by the EPA if the Agency finds that the State program: (1) is ``no less 


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