[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 20, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 69585-69586]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28220]



40 CFR Part 98

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0028; FRL-9753-2]

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: Proposed Amendments and 
Confidentiality Determinations for Subpart I

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; Extension of public comment period.


SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment 
period for the proposed rule titled ``Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: 
Proposed Amendments and Confidentiality Determinations for Subpart I.'' 
In addition, the EPA is notifying the public that additional 
documentation related to this proposed rule was entered into the docket 
on November 8, 2012.

DATES: The public comment period started on October 16, 2012 (77 FR 
63538). This document announces the extension of the deadline for 
public comment from December 17, 2012 to January 16, 2013. Comments 
must be received on or before January 16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0028 by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected]. Include Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0028 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 566-9744.
     Mail: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center 
(EPA/DC), Mail Code 28221T, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-
0028, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand/Courier Delivery: EPA Docket Center, Public Reading 
Room, EPA West Building, Room 3334, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2011-0028, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. 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-HQ-OAR-
2011-0028. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://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 http://www.regulations.gov or email. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means the 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 the EPA 
without going through http://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, the 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 the EPA cannot read your comment 
due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, 
the 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 docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available for viewing at the 
EPA Docket Center. Publicly available docket materials are available 
either electronically in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at 
the EPA Docket Center, EPA/DC, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. This Docket Facility is open 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 
566-1744, and the telephone number for the Air Docket is (202) 566-

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carole Cook, Climate Change Division, 
Office of Atmospheric Programs (MC-6207J), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: (202) 343-9263; fax number: (202) 343-2342; email address: 
[email protected]. For technical questions, please see the

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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Web site http://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/index.html. To submit a question, select Help Center, 
followed by Contact Us.


Worldwide Web (WWW)

    In addition to being available in the docket, an electronic copy of 
today's notice will also be available through the WWW. Following 
signature, a copy of this action will be posted on the EPA's greenhouse 
gas reporting rule Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/index.html.

Additional Information on Submitting Comments

    To expedite review of your comments by Agency staff, you are 
encouraged to send a separate copy of your comments, in addition to the 
copy you submit to the official docket, to Carole Cook, U.S. EPA, 
Office of Atmospheric Programs, Climate Change Division, Mail Code 
6207-J, Washington, DC 20460, telephone (202) 343-9263, email address: 
[email protected].

Background on Today's Action

    In this action, the EPA is providing notice that it is extending 
the comment period on the proposed rule titled ``Greenhouse Gas 
Reporting Program: Proposed Amendments and Confidentiality 
Determinations for Subpart I'' which was published on October 16, 2012. 
The previous deadline for submitting public comment on that rule was 
December 17, 2012. The EPA is extending that deadline to January 16, 
2013. This extension will provide the general public additional time 
for participation and comments.
    In addition, the EPA is notifying the public that additional 
documentation related to this proposed rule was entered into the docket 
on November 8, 2012 and is available for public review. This 
documentation summarizes a call between the Semiconductor Industry 
Association and the EPA held on October 24, 2012 and provides 
additional information in response to questions raised on that call, 
including additional information regarding the calculation of the 
``Tier 2a'' emission factors that appear in Tables I-11 and I-12 of the 
proposed rule and regarding the identification of an error in those 
calculations. The two new documents added to the docket to provide this 
information are ``EPA SIA Call Summary from October 24 2012'' and 
``Tier 2a NF3 and C2F6 Emission Factor Calculations''. The EPA 
encourages the public to review these documents when considering 
comments on this proposed rule.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 98

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Greenhouse gases, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: November 13, 2012.
Sarah Dunham,
Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-28220 Filed 11-19-12; 8:45 am]