[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 166 (Friday, August 26, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 53371-53372]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-21726]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 60 and 63

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505; FRL-9456-2]
RIN 2060-AP76


Oil and Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and 
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; Announcement of public hearings.

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SUMMARY: The EPA published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2011, 
the proposed rule, ``Oil and Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance 
Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants 
Reviews.'' The EPA is announcing three public hearings to be held for 
the proposed rule.

DATES: The public hearings will be held on September 27, 2011, 
September 28, 2011, and September 29, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held on September 27, 2011, in 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 28, 2011, in Denver, Colorado, and 
September 29, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. The September 27, 2011, public 
hearing will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in 
Rooms 315-316, located at 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania 15222; telephone: (412) 565-6000. The September 28, 2011, 
public hearing will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Room 
207, located at 700 14th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202; telephone: 
(303) 228-8000. The September 29, 2011, public hearing will be held at 
the Arlington Municipal Building in the City Council Chambers located 
at 101 W. Abram Street, Arlington, Texas 76010; telephone: (817) 459-
6122.
    The three public hearings will convene at 9 a.m. and will continue 
until 8 p.m. (local time). The EPA will make every effort to 
accommodate all speakers that arrive and register before 8 p.m. A lunch 
break is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. and a dinner break is 
scheduled from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The EPA's Web site for the 
rulemaking, which includes the proposal and information about the 
hearings, can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/airquality/oilandgas/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to present oral 
testimony at the public hearing, please contact Ms. Joan C. Rogers, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning 
and Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division (E143-03), 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone: (919) 541-
4487; fax number: (919) 541-3470; e-mail address: rogers.joanc@epa.gov 
(preferred method for registering), no later than by 4 p.m. (Eastern 
Standard Time), 2 business days prior to each hearing. The last day to 
register to present oral testimony in advance will be Friday, September 
23, 2011, for the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, public hearing; Monday, 
September 26, 2011, for the Denver, Colorado, public hearing; and 
Tuesday, September 27, 2011, for the Arlington, Texas, public hearing. 
If using e-mail, please provide the following information: The time you 
wish to speak (morning, afternoon or evening), name, affiliation, 
address, e-mail address and telephone and fax numbers. Time slot 
preferences will be given in the order requests are received. Requests 
to speak will be taken the day of each of the hearings at the hearing 
registration desk, although preferences on speaking times may not be 
able to be fulfilled. If you will require the service of a translator, 
please let us know at the time of registration.
    Questions concerning the August 23, 2011 (76 FR 52738), proposed 
rule should be addressed to Bruce Moore, Office of Air Quality Planning 
and Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division (E143-05), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 
27711; telephone number: (919) 541-5460; facsimile number: (919) 541-
3470; e-mail address: moore.bruce@epa.gov.
    Public hearing: The proposal for which the EPA is holding the 
public hearings was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, 
August 23, 2011 (76 FR 52738), and is available at: http://www.epa.gov/airquality/oilandgas/ and also in the docket identified below. The 
public hearings will provide interested parties the opportunity to 
present oral comments regarding the EPA's proposed standards, including 
data, views or arguments concerning the proposal. The EPA may ask 
clarifying questions during the oral presentations, but will not 
respond to the presentations at that time. Written statements and 
supporting information submitted during the comment period will be 
considered with the same weight as any oral comments and supporting 
information presented at the public hearing.
    Commenters should notify Ms. Rogers if they will need specific 
equipment or if there are other special needs related to providing 
comments at the public hearings. The EPA will provide

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equipment for commenters to show overhead slides or make computerized 
slide presentations if we receive special requests in advance. Oral 
testimony will be limited to 5 minutes for each commenter. The EPA 
encourages commenters to provide the EPA with a copy of their oral 
testimony electronically (via e-mail or CD) or in hard copy form.
    The public hearing schedules, including lists of speakers, will be 
posted on the EPA's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/airquality/oilandgas/. Verbatim transcripts of the hearings and written statements 
will be included in the docket for the rulemaking. The EPA will make 
every effort to follow the schedule as closely as possible on the day 
of the hearings; however, please plan for the hearing to run either 
ahead of schedule or behind schedule.

How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    The EPA has established a docket for the proposed rule, ``Oil and 
Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and National 
Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews,'' under No. 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505, available at http://www.regulations.gov.

List of Subjects

40 CFR Part 60

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Air pollution control, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 63

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Air pollution control, Hazardous substances, Intergovernmental 
relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: August 19, 2011.
Mary Henigin,
Acting Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2011-21726 Filed 8-25-11; 8:45 am]
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