[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 209 (Friday, October 28, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 66886-66887]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27961]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 60 and 63

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505; FRL-9484-3]
RIN 2060-AP76


Oil and Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and 
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews; 
Extension of Comment Period Closing Date

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of the public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing that the period for providing public 
comments on the August 23, 2011 proposed rule titled, ``Oil and Natural 
Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and National Emission 
Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews,'' is being extended to 
November 30, 2011.

DATES: Comments. The public comment period for the proposed rules 
published on August 23, 2011 (76 FR 52738) closes on November 30, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OAR-2010-0505, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov: 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Agency Web site: http://www.epa.gov/oar/docket.html. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the Air and 
Radiation Docket Web site.
     Email: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov. Include Docket ID Number 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505 in the subject line of the message.
     Facsimile: (202) 566-9744.
     Mail: Attention Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Please include a 
total of two copies. In addition, please mail a copy of your comments 
on the information collection provisions to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attn: 
Desk Officer for the EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.
     Hand Delivery: United States Environmental Protection 
Agency, EPA West (Air Docket), Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20004, Attention Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505. 
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 Number EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0505. The 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 email. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means the EPA will not know 
your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body 
of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to the EPA 
without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your email 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, the 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 the EPA cannot read your comment 
due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, 
the 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. For additional information about the 
EPA's public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at

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http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket. Publicly available documents relevant to this action are 
available for public inspection either electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, Room 
3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading 
Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. A reasonable fee may be charged for copying.
    World Wide Web. The EPA Web site for this rulemaking is located at: 
http://www.epa.gov/airquality/oilandgas.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bruce Moore, Fuels and 
Incineration Group (E143-05), Sector Policies and Programs Division, 
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; 
Telephone number: (919) 541-5460; Fax number (919) 541-3470; Email 
address: moore.bruce@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comment Period

    The EPA has received numerous requests for extending the public 
comment period for this proposed rule. Based on the information 
provided in the requests, the EPA has determined that an extension of 
30 days is appropriate. Accordingly, the public comment period will now 
end on November 30, 2011. Note that, on August 23, 2011, the EPA 
published in the Federal Register the proposed rule titled, ``Oil and 
Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and National 
Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews.'' In that 
notice, the EPA announced that all comments must be received by October 
24, 2011. The EPA conducted three public hearings on this proposed 
rule, the last of which was held on September 29, 2011, in Arlington, 
Texas. See 76 FR 53371, August 26, 2011. Under section 307(d) of the 
Clean Air Act (CAA), the EPA must keep the record open for 30 days 
after completion of the hearings to provide an opportunity for 
submission of rebuttal and supplementary information. On October 20, 
2011, the EPA published a Federal Register notice correcting the 
comment period closing date to October 31, 2011. See 76 FR 65138, 
October 20, 2011.

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

    The EPA has established the official public docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0505. The EPA has also developed Web sites for the proposed 
rulemaking at the addresses given above.

    Dated: October 24, 2011.
Gina McCarthy,
Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2011-27961 Filed 10-27-11; 8:45 am]
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