[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 35 (Thursday, February 21, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 12005]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04003]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 80

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0546; FRL-9784-4]
RIN 2060-AR43


Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Renewable Fuel 
Standards; Public Hearing

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Announcement of public hearing and extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing a public hearing to be held for the 
proposed rule ``Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Renewable 
Fuel Standards,'' which was published separately in the Federal 
Register on February 7, 2013. (78 FR 9282.) The hearing will be held in 
Ann Arbor, Michigan on March 8, 2013. EPA is also extending the comment 
period on the proposed rule to April 7, 2013. The proposed rule would 
amend the renewable fuel standard program regulations to establish 
annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based 
diesel, advanced biofuel, and renewable fuels that would apply to all 
gasoline and diesel produced in the U.S. or imported in the year 2013. 
The proposal is based in part on EPA's proposed projection of 
cellulosic biofuel production in 2013, and its proposed determination 
that the applicable volumes of advanced biofuel and total renewable 
fuel specified in the statute should not be modified in 2013.

DATES: The public hearing will be held on March 8, 2013 at the location 
noted below under ADDRESSES. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. and end 
when all parties present who wish to speak have had an opportunity to 
do so. Parties wishing to testify at the hearing should notify the 
contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by March 1, 
2013. Additional information regarding the hearing appears below under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held at the following location: National 
Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory, 2000 Traverwood, Ann Arbor, 
Michigan 48105. A complete set of documents related to the proposal is 
available for public inspection at the EPA Docket Center, located at 
1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 3334, Washington, DC between 8:30 
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. A 
reasonable fee may be charged for copying. Documents are also available 
through the electronic docket system at http://www.regulations.gov. 
(Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2012- 0546.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia MacAllister, Office of 
Transportation and Air Quality, Assessment and Standards Division, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 
48105; telephone number: (734) 214-4131; Fax number: (734) 214-4816; 
Email address: macallister.julia@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposal for which EPA is holding the 
public hearing has been published separately in the Federal Register at 
78 FR 9282, February 7, 2013.
    Public Hearing: The public hearing will provide interested parties 
the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the 
proposal (which can be found at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fuels/renewablefuels/index.htm). 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. Written comments must be received by the last day of the 
comment period.
    The public hearing will be held on March 8, 2013 at the location 
noted under ADDRESSES, and will begin at 9 a.m. and end when all 
parties present who wish to speak have had an opportunity to do so. 
Those wishing to testify at the public hearing should register in 
advance by notifying the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT by March 1, 2013 and copies of written statements 
will be included in the rulemaking docket.
    In the NPRM, we established the deadline for comments as March 25, 
2013. Because EPA is required to provide no less than 30 days for 
comments after the date of the hearing, we are extending the end of the 
comment period to April 7, 2013.

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

    The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
No. EPA- HQ-OAR-2012-0546. The EPA has also developed a Web site for 
the RFS program, including the notice of proposed rulemaking, at the 
address given above. Please refer to the notice of proposed rulemaking 
for detailed information on accessing information related to the 
proposal.

    Dated: February 15, 2013.
Christopher Grundler,
Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and 
Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2013-04003 Filed 2-20-13; 8:45 am]
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