[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 12 (Wednesday, January 19, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 3062-3064]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-996]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 98

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0929 and EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0964; FRL-9252-4]


Extension of Comment Period on Change to the Reporting Date for 
Certain Data Elements Required Under the Mandatory Reporting of 
Greenhouse Gases Rule; and Public Hearing and Extension of Comment 
Period on Call for Information on Inputs to Emission Equations Under 
the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Public hearing notice and extension of public comment periods.

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SUMMARY: On December 27, 2010, EPA concurrently published a proposed 
Change to the Reporting Date for Certain Data Elements Required Under 
the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule and a Call for 
Information on Inputs to Emission Equations Under the Mandatory 
Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule. In this action, EPA is providing 
notice of a public hearing on the Call for Information, to be held on 
February 3, 2011, and extending the comment period for both actions 
until March 7, 2011.

DATES: Comments. This action extends the comment period for the 
proposed Change to the Reporting Date for Certain Data Elements 
Required Under the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule (75 FR 
81350). Comments must be received on or before March 7, 2011. This 
action also extends the comment period for the Call for Information on 
Inputs to Emission Equations Under the Mandatory Reporting of 
Greenhouse Gases Rule (75 FR 81366). Comments must be received on or 
before March 7, 2011.
    Public Hearing. EPA will hold a hearing on the Call for Information 
on Inputs to Emission Equations Under the Mandatory Reporting of 
Greenhouse Gases Rule (75 FR 81366). The hearing will be conducted on 
February 3, 2011, in the Washington, DC area. EPA will provide further 
information about both hearings on its Web page: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html.

ADDRESSES: 

Proposed Change to the Reporting Date for Certain Data Elements 
Required Under the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule

    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-
0929, by one of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
online instructions for submitting comments.
    E-mail: GHGReportingCBI@epa.gov. Include Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0929 (and/or RIN number) in the subject line of the message.
    Fax: (202) 566-1741.
    Mail: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), 
Mailcode 2822T, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0929, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    Hand/Courier Delivery: EPA Docket Center, Public Reading Room, EPA 
West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20004. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal 
hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for 
deliveries of boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0929. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA

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recommends that you include your name and other contact information in 
the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA 
cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot 
contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your 
comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, 
any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Air Docket, EPA/
DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. 
This Docket Facility 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 
Air Docket is (202) 566-1742.

Call for Information on Inputs to Emission Equations Under the 
Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule

    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-
0964, by one of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
online instructions for submitting comments.
    E-mail: GHGReportingCBI@epa.gov. Include Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0964 (and/or RIN number) in the subject line of the message.
    Fax: (202) 566-1741.
    Mail: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), 
Mailcode 2822T, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0964, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    Hand/Courier Delivery: EPA Docket Center, Public Reading Room, EPA 
West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20004. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal 
hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for 
deliveries of boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0964. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any 
disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to 
technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA 
may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 
any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Air Docket, EPA/
DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. 
This Docket Facility 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 
Air Docket is (202) 566-1742.

FOR FURTHER GENERAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Carole Cook, Climate Change 
Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs (MC-6207J), Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (202) 343-9263; fax number: (202) 343-2342; e-mail 
address: GHGMRR@epa.gov. For technical information, contact the 
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule Hotline at: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrule_contactus.htm. Alternatively, contact 
Carole Cook at 202-343-9263.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional Information on Submitting 
Comments: To expedite review of your comments by Agency staff, you are 
encouraged to send a separate copy of your comments, in addition to the 
copy you submit to the official docket, to Carole Cook, U.S. EPA, 
Office of Atmospheric Programs, Climate Change Division, Mail Code 
6207-J, Washington, DC, 20460, telephone (202) 343-9263, e-mail 
GHGReportingCBI@epa.gov.
    Background on Today's Action:
    In this action, EPA is providing notice of a public hearing on the 
Call for Information on Inputs to Emission Equations Under the 
Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule (hereinafter referred to 
as the ``Call for Information,'' 75 FR 81366, December 27, 2010). In 
this action, EPA is also extending the public comment periods on the 
Call for Information and another action published on December 27, 2010, 
the proposed Change to the Reporting Date for Certain Data Elements 
Required Under the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule 
(hereinafter referred to as the ``Proposed Deferral,'' 75 FR 81350).\1\
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    \1\ EPA also concurrently published an Interim Final Regulation 
Deferring the Reporting Date for Certain Data Elements Required 
Under the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule (75 FR 
81338), which is not affected by today's action.
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    EPA received a request for a public hearing on the Call for 
information. Although EPA was not required to and did not provide for 
an opportunity to request a public hearing in the Call for information, 
EPA has decided to grant this request to accommodate the public in 
providing information and comment solicited in that notice. In 
addition, EPA is extending the public comment period for the Call for 
Information. The current deadline for submitting comment and 
information solicited in the Call for Information is February 25, 2011. 
EPA is extending this deadline to March 7, 2011 to provide the public 
additional time to submit comment and other relevant information, 
especially after the public hearing.
    In addition, EPA is extending the public comment period for the 
Proposed Deferral. The current deadline for submitting public comment 
on that proposed rule is January 26, 2011. EPA is extending that 
deadline to March 7, 2011. This extension will provide the public 
additional time for public participation.

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List of Subjects 40 CFR Part 98

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Greenhouse gases, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: January 12, 2011.
Elizabeth Craig,
Acting Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-996 Filed 1-18-11; 8:45 am]
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