[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 20, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 69628]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27827]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 80

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0479; FRL-9903-10-OAR]
RIN 2060-AR76


Public Hearing for the 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel 
Standard Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Announcement of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing a public hearing to be held for the 
proposed rule 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program, 
which EPA will publish separately in the Federal Register. The hearing 
will be held in Washington, DC on December 5, 2013. In the separate 
notice of proposed rulemaking EPA has proposed amendments to 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 2014. In 
addition, the separate proposal includes a proposed biomass-based 
diesel applicable volume for 2015.

DATES: The public hearing will be held on December 5, 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 November 26, 2013. Additional information regarding the hearing 
appears below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held at the following location: Hyatt 
Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 
(phone number 703-413-6718). A complete set of documents related to the 
proposal will be 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 
will also be available through the electronic docket system at http://www.regulations.gov.

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.
    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, as specified in the notice of proposed rulemaking.

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-2013-0479. The EPA has also developed a Web site for the 
Renewable Fuel Standard (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: November 14, 2013.
Christopher Grundler,
Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and 
Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2013-27827 Filed 11-19-13; 8:45 am]
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