[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 87 (Friday, May 4, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 26476-26477]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10825]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 60

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0660; FRL-9668-9]


Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New 
Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of public hearings.

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SUMMARY: The EPA published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2012, 
the proposed rule, ``Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas 
Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating 
Units.'' The EPA is making two announcements: first, two public 
hearings will be held for the proposed Standards of Performance for 
Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility 
Generating Units, and, second, the comment period for this rulemaking 
will be extended until June 25, 2012.

DATES: The public hearings will be held on May 24, 2012.

ADDRESSES: There will be two public hearings held on May 24, 2012. The 
Washington, DC hearing will be held at the Ariel Rios East Building, in 
Room 1153 located at 1301 Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone (202) 564-1661. The Chicago, Illinois hearing will be held at 
the Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building in the Lake Michigan Room (12th 
Floor) located at 77 West Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60603, telephone 
(312) 886-9404.
    For both the Washington, DC and Chicago, Illinois hearings, 
visitors must go through a metal detector, sign in with the security 
desk, be accompanied by an employee and show photo identification to 
enter the building.
    The public hearing in Washington, DC will convene at 8:30 a.m. and 
will continue until 4:30 p.m. A lunch break is scheduled from 12:00 
p.m. until 1:00 p.m. The EPA plans to conclude the hearing at 4:30 p.m. 
All Washington, DC times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The public 
hearing in Chicago will convene at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 
4:30 p.m. A lunch break is scheduled from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. 
The EPA plans to conclude the hearing at 4:30 p.m. All Chicago times 
are Central Daylight Time (CDT). The EPA's Web site for the rulemaking, 
which includes the proposal and information about the hearings, can be 
found at: http://epa.gov/carbonpollutionstandard/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to present oral 
testimony at the public hearing, please contact Ms. Pamela Garrett, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning 
and Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D243-01), 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone: (919) 541-
7966; fax number: (919) 541-5450; email address: garrett.pamela@epa.gov 
(preferred method for registering). The last day to register to present 
oral testimony in advance will be Friday May 18, 2012. If using email, 
please provide the following information: the time you wish to speak 
(morning or afternoon), name, affiliation, address, email address and 
telephone and fax numbers. Time slot preferences will be given in the 
order requests are received. Additionally, requests to speak will be 
taken the day of the hearings at the hearing registration desk and 
accommodated as time allows, although preferences on speaking times may 
not be able to be fulfilled. If you require the service of a 
translator, please let us know at the time of registration.
    Questions concerning the March 27, 2012, proposed rule should be 
addressed to Mr. Christian Fellner, Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D 243-04), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 
27711; telephone number: (919) 541-4003; facsimile number: (919) 541-
5450; email address: fellner.christian@epa.gov.
    Public hearing: The proposal for which the EPA is holding the 
public hearings was published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2012 
(77 FR 22392), and is available at: http://www.epa.gov/carbonpollutionstandard/ 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. Garrett 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 equipment for 
commenters to 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 submit to 
the docket a copy of their oral testimony electronically (via email 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/carbonpollutionstandard/. 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, ``Standards 
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Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: 
Electric Utility Generating Units'' under No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0660, 
available at www.regulations.gov.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 63

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

    Dated: April 30, 2012.
Mary Henigin,
Acting Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2012-10825 Filed 5-3-12; 8:45 am]
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