[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 192 (Tuesday, October 4, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 61293-61294]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-25500]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 98

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0512; FRL-9474-8]
RIN 2060-AR09


Extension of Public Comment Period: Mandatory Reporting of 
Greenhouse Gases: Technical Revisions to the Electronics Manufacturing 
and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems Categories of the Greenhouse 
Gas Reporting Rule

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On September 9, 2011, EPA published a proposed action, 
Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases: Technical Revisions to the 
Electronics Manufacturing and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems 
Categories of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule. In this action, EPA is 
extending the comment period for that action until October 24, 2011.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 24, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0512 by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: GHG_Reporting_Rule_Oil_And_Natural_Gas@epa.gov. Include Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0512 in the subject 
line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 566-9744.
     Mail: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center 
(EPA/DC), Mail Code 28221T, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-
0512, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand/Courier Delivery: EPA Docket Center, Public Reading 
Room, EPA West Building, Room 3334, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2011-0512, 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-
2011-0512, Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases: Petroleum and 
Natural Gas Systems. 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 for viewing at the 
EPA Docket Center. Publicly

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available docket materials are available either electronically in 
http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, 
EPA/DC, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 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 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: 
GHGReportingRule@epa.gov. For technical questions, please see the 
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Web site http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html. To submit a question, 
select Rule Help Center, followed by Contact Us. To obtain information 
about the public hearing or to register to speak at the public hearing, 
please go to http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html. Alternatively, you may contact Carole Cook at 202-
343-9263.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Worldwide Web (WWW). In addition to being available in the docket, 
an electronic copy of today's notice will also be available through the 
WWW. Following the Administrator's signature, a copy of this action 
will be posted on EPA's greenhouse gas reporting rule Web site at 
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html.
    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 address: 
GHGReportingRule@epa.gov.
    Background on Today's Action. In this action, EPA is providing 
notice that it is extending the public comment period on the action 
published on September 9, 2011 (76 FR 56010), Mandatory Reporting of 
Greenhouse Gases: Technical Revisions to the Electronics Manufacturing 
and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems Categories of the Greenhouse 
Gas Reporting Rule. The current deadline for submitting public comment 
on that rule is October 11, 2011. EPA is extending that deadline to 
October 24, 2011. This extension will provide the general public 
additional time for public participation.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 98

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Greenhouse gases, Incorporation by reference, Suppliers, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: September 27, 2011.
Elizabeth Craig,
Acting Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-25500 Filed 10-3-11; 8:45 am]
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