[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 244 (Thursday, December 19, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 76788-76789]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29729]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 60

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0011; FRL-9904-07-OAR]
RIN 2060-AS03


Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries for Which 
Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced After May 14, 
2007

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
amend the Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries for Which 
Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced After May 14, 
2007. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal 
Register, we are amending the definition of ``delayed coking unit'' as 
a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no 
adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.

DATES: Comments: Written comments must be received by February 3, 2014.
    Public Hearing: If anyone contacts EPA requesting to speak at a 
public hearing by December 24, 2013, a public hearing will be held on 
January 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OAR-2007-0011, by mail to Air and Radiation Docket (2822T), 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. Please include a total 
of two copies. Comments may also be submitted electronically or through 
hand delivery/courier by following the detailed instructions in the 
ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the rules section 
of this Federal Register.
    We request that you also send a separate copy of each comment to 
the contact person listed below (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Brenda Shine, Sector Policies and 
Programs Division (E143-01), Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle 
Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-3608; fax number: (919) 
541-0246; and email address: shine.brenda@epa.gov. For information 
about the applicability of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) 
to a particular entity, contact Maria Malave, Office of Enforcement and 
Compliance Assurance (OECA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
telephone number: (202) 564-7027; fax number: (202) 564-0050; and email 
address: malave.maria@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Why is the EPA issuing this proposed rule?

    This document proposes to take action on amendments to the 
standards of performance for petroleum refineries at 40 CFR part 60, 
subpart Ja. We are proposing to amend the definition of ``delayed 
coking unit'' in 40 CFR 60.101a and to remove a redundant definition of 
``delayed coking unit'' in that same section. We have published a 
direct final rule revising the definition of ``delayed coking unit'' in 
the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register because 
we view this as a noncontroversial action and anticipate no adverse 
comment. We have explained our reasons for this action in the preamble 
to the direct final rule.
    If we receive no adverse comment and no request for a public 
hearing on the parallel direct final rule, we will not take further 
action on this proposed rule. If we receive adverse comment on a 
distinct portion of the direct final rule, we will withdraw that 
portion of the rule and it will not take effect. In this instance, we 
would address all public comments in any subsequent final rule based on 
this proposed rule.
    If we receive adverse comment on a distinct provision of the direct 
final rule, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register 
indicating which provisions we are withdrawing. The provisions that are 
not withdrawn will become effective on the date set out in the direct 
final rule, notwithstanding adverse comment on any other provision. We 
do not intend to institute a second comment period on this action. Any 
parties interested in commenting must do so at this time.
    The regulatory text for the proposal is identical to that for the 
direct final rule published in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of 
this Federal Register. For further supplementary information, the 
detailed rationale for the proposal and the regulatory revisions, see 
the direct final rule published in a separate part of this Federal 
Register.

II. Does this action apply to me?

    Categories and entities potentially regulated by this final rule 
include:

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                                                 Examples of regulated
          Category            NAICS Code \1\           entities
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Industry....................           32411  Petroleum refiners.
Federal government..........  ..............  Not affected.
State/local/tribal            ..............  Not affected.
 government.
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\1\ North American Industry Classification System.

    This table is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a 
guide for readers regarding entities likely to be regulated by this 
direct final rule. To determine whether your facility would be 
regulated by this action, you should examine the applicability criteria 
in 40 CFR 60.100a. If you have any questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, contact the person 
listed in the preceding FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.
    Public Hearing. Persons interested in presenting oral testimony or 
inquiring as to whether a hearing is to be held should contact Ms. 
Virginia Hunt, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, 
Sector Policies and Programs Division, Refining and Chemicals Group 
(E143-01), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 
541-0832, email address: hunt.virginia@epa.gov, at least 2 days in 
advance of the potential date of the public hearing. If a public 
hearing is held, it will be held at 10 a.m. at EPA's Campus located at 
109 T.W. Alexander Drive in Research Triangle Park, NC, or an alternate 
site nearby. If no one contacts EPA requesting to speak at a public 
hearing concerning this rule by December 24, 2013 this hearing will be 
cancelled without further notice.

III. Statutory and Executive Orders

    For a complete discussion of all of the administrative requirements 
applicable to this action, see the direct final rule in the ``Rules and 
Regulations'' section of this Federal Register.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 60

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

    Dated: December 4, 2013.
Gina McCarthy,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-29729 Filed 12-18-13; 8:45 am]
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