[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 117 (Monday, June 18, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 36248-36249]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14784]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 65

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0868; EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0869; EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0870; EPA-
HQ-OAR-2010-0871; FRL-9688-8]
RIN 2060-AR00


National Uniform Emission Standards for Storage Vessel and 
Transfer Operations, Equipment Leaks, and Closed Vent Systems and 
Control Devices; and Revisions to the National Uniform Emission 
Standards General Provisions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On March 26, 2012, the EPA proposed the National Uniform 
Emission Standards for Storage Vessels and Transfer Operations, 
Equipment Leaks, and Closed Vent Systems and Control Devices, herein 
referred to as Uniform Standards. The EPA is extending the deadline for 
written comments on the proposed amendments by 90 days to September 24, 
2012. The EPA received requests for this extension from the American 
Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC). API 
and ACC each requested an extension in order to fully evaluate the 
potential impact of the Uniform Standards on subparts applicable to the 
refining and chemical industries, respectively. The EPA finds these 
requests to be reasonable due to the multiple source categories 
potentially affected by this action.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 24, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Technical comments pertinent to the Uniform Standards should 
be identified as follows:
     Uniform Standards for Storage Vessels and Transfer 
Operations should be marked, ``Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-
0871.''
     Uniform Standards for Equipment Leaks should be marked, 
``Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0869.''
     Uniform Standards for Control Devices should be marked, 
``Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0868.''
     Uniform Standards General Provisions or General Comments 
on the Uniform Standards should be marked, ``Attention Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0870.''
    Submit your comments, identified by the appropriate Docket ID No., 
by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0868; EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0869; EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0870; or 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0871 (as appropriate).
     Fax: (202) 566-9744, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0868; EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0869; EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0870; or EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0871 (as appropriate).
     Mail: U.S. Postal Service, send comments to: EPA Docket 
Center, EPA West (Air Docket), Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-
0868; EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0869; EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0870; or EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-
0871 (as appropriate), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 
2822T, 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 EPA, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA 
West (Air Docket), Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, 
DC 20004. Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0868; EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0869; EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0870; or EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0871 (as 
appropriate). 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-
2010-0868; EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0869; EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0870; or EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0871 (as appropriate). 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 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 
www.regulations.gov or email. The 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 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 http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket. The EPA has established dockets for this rulemaking under 
Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0868, EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0869, EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0870, and EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0871. All documents in the docket are 
listed in the 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, is not placed on the Internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available 
docket materials are available either electronically in 
www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. 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. The telephone number for the Public 
Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the EPA 
Docket Center is (202) 566-1742.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding the proposed 
General Provisions to the National Uniform Emission Standards, contact 
Ms. Brenda Shine, (919) 541-3608, Sector Policies and Programs Division 
(E143-01), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 
27711; telephone number: (919) 541-3608; fax number (919) 541-0246; 
email address: shine.brenda@epa.gov.
    For information regarding the proposed National Uniform Emission 
Standards for Equipment Leaks, contact either: Ms. Jodi Howard, Sector 
Policies

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and Programs Division (E143-01), Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle 
Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-4607; fax 
number (919) 541-0246; email address: howard.jodi@epa.gov; or Ms. 
Andrea Siefers, Sector Policies and Programs Division (E143-01), Office 
of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: 
(919) 541-1185; fax number (919) 541-0246; email address: 
siefers.andrea@epa.gov.
    For information regarding the proposed National Uniform Emission 
Standards for Storage Vessel and Transfer Operations, contact Mr. Nick 
Parsons, Sector Policies and Programs Division (E143-01), Office of Air 
Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 
541-5372; fax number (919) 541-0246; email address: 
parsons.nick@epa.gov.
    For information regarding the proposed National Uniform Emission 
Standards For Control Devices, contact Mr. Andrew Bouchard, Sector 
Policies and Programs Division (E143-01), Office of Air Quality 
Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research 
Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-4036; 
fax number (919) 541-0246; email address: bouchard.andrew@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For the reasons noted above, the public 
comment period will now end on September 24, 2012.

How can I get copies of the proposed rule and other related 
information?

    The proposed rule titled, National Uniform Emission Standards for 
Storage Vessel and Transfer Operations, Equipment Leaks, and Closed 
Vent Systems and Control Devices; and Revisions to the National Uniform 
Emission Standards General Provisions, was published on March 26, 2012 
(77 FR 17898). The EPA has established public dockets for the proposed 
rulemaking under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0868, EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-
0869, EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0870, and EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0871, and a copy of the 
proposed rule is available in the docket. Information on how to access 
the docket is presented above in the ADDRESSES section.

    Dated: June 11, 2012.
Gina McCarthy,
Assistant Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-14784 Filed 6-15-12; 8:45 am]
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