[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 156 (Monday, August 13, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19788]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0375, FRL-9715-7]


Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Request for Methyl Bromide 
Critical Use Exemption Applications for 2015, Deadline Extension

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Extension to submittal date for applications.

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SUMMARY: On May 17, 2012, the EPA published a notice in the Federal 
Register requesting applications for the Critical Use Exemption from 
the phaseout of methyl bromide for 2015. On August 3, 2012, EPA 
received a letter from methyl bromide stakeholders requesting an 
extension to the August 15, 2012 deadline for submitting Critical Use 
Exemption applications. The letter requested a deadline of August 29, 
2012. The letter explained that additional time is needed by the 
stakeholders to complete their Critical Use Exemption applications, 
citing recent industry involvement with associated international 
meetings as impeding their ability to devote adequate time to the 
application process. EPA believes that the requested extension is 
reasonable, and is granting the extension to all applicants. Critical 
Use Exemption Applications for 2015 are now due to the agency on or 
before August 29, 2012. A copy of the August 3, 2012 letter to the 
agency is available in the EPA Docket.

DATES: Applications for the 2015 Critical Use Exemption must be 
postmarked on or before August 29, 2012.

ADDRESSES: EPA encourages users to submit their applications 
electronically to Jeremy Arling, Stratospheric Protection Division, at 
arling.jeremy@epa.gov. If the application is submitted electronically, 
applicants must fax a signed copy of Worksheet 1 to 202-343-9055 by the 
application deadline. Applications for the methyl bromide critical use 
exemption can also be submitted by U.S. mail to: U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Stratospheric 
Protection Division, Attention Methyl Bromide Team, Mail Code 6205J, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460 or by courier delivery 
to: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, 
Stratospheric Protection Division, Attention Methyl Bromide Review 
Team, 1310 L St. NW., Room 1047E, Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General Information: U.S. EPA 
Stratospheric Ozone Information Hotline, 1-800-296-1996; also http://www.epa.gov/ozone/mbr.
    Technical Information: Bill Chism, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (7503P), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20460, 703-308-8136. Email: chism.bill@epa.gov.
    Regulatory Information: Jeremy Arling, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Stratospheric Protection Division (6205J), 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, 202-343-9055. Email: 
arling.jeremy@epa.gov.
    EPA Docket: The docket can be accessed at the http://www.regulations.gov site. To obtain copies of materials in hard copy, 
please email the EPA Docket Center: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov. The Docket 
ID No. for Critical Use Exemption Applications for 2015 is: EPA-HQ-OAR-
2012-0375.

Sarah Dunham,
Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-19788 Filed 8-10-12; 8:45 am]
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