EPA is disapproving South Carolina's generic bubble regulation submitted for approval into the State Implementation Plan (SIP) by the State of South Carolina through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) on June 5, 1985, because it does not comply with EPA's Emissions Trading Policy Statement (ETPS) of December 4, 1986, or the Economic Incentive Program Rules (EIP). The policy states that existing state generic bubble rules should be reviewed and that a notice be published identifying any deficiencies found in the review and giving a means and a schedule to correct them. However, since revision of their federally approved generic rule or withdrawal of the 1985 submittal will require legislative action by the State, South Carolina requested in a letter to John Hankinson, Regional Administrator, that EPA disapprove the submittal. Therefore, EPA is rescinding the previous approval of the generic bubble regulations and disapproving the June 5, 1985 submittal.
Agency Contact: Kay T. Prince, Regulatory Planning and Development Section, Air Programs Branch, Air, Pesticides & Toxics Management Division, Region 4 Environmental Protection Agency, 345 Courtland Street, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30365. The telephone number is 404/347-3555 x4221. Reference file SC19-1-5031.
This rule is final. Its effective date is May 8, 1995.