[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 68721]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27977]



40 CFR PART 52

[EPA-R03-OAR-2012-0305; FRL-9752-7]

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Maryland; Deferral for CO2 Emissions From Bioenergy and 
Other Biogenic Sources Under the Prevention of Significant 
Deterioration Program; Reopening of Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of the comment period.


SUMMARY: EPA is reopening the comment period for a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPR) published on September 7, 2012. In the NPR, EPA 
proposed approval of a revision to the Maryland State Implementation 
Plan (SIP) that would incorporate EPA's ``Biomass Deferral'' into the 
Maryland SIP. At the request of Community Research, (College Park, 
Maryland), EPA is reopening the comment period. Comments submitted 
between the close of the original comment period and the re-opening of 
this comment period will be accepted and considered.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on September 
7, 2012 (77 FR 55171) is reopened through December 17, 2012. All 
comments received on or before December 17, 2012 will be entered into 
the public record and considered by EPA before taking final action on 
the proposed rule.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-
R03-OAR-2012-0305 by one of the following methods:
    A. www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    B. Email: cox.kathleen@epa.gov.
    C. Mail: EPA-R03-OAR-2012-0305, Ms. Kathleen Cox, Associate 
Director, Office of Permits and Air Toxics, Mailcode 3AP10, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.
    D. Hand Delivery: At the previously-listed EPA Region III address. 
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-R03-OAR-
2012-0305. 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 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 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, 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 EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, 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.
    Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, i.e., 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 form. Publicly available docket 
materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or 
in hard copy during normal business hours at the Air Protection 
Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the State submittal 
are available at the Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 
Washington Boulevard, Suite 705, Baltimore, Maryland 21230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Talley, (215) 814-2117, or 
by email at talley.david@epa.gov.

    Dated: October 31, 2012.
W. C. Early,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 2012-27977 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]