[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 89 (Wednesday, May 8, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 26739]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10827]



40 CFR Part 63

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0358; FRL-9809-8]

Notice of Final Action on Petition From Earthjustice To List Coal 
Mines as a Source Category and To Regulate Air Emissions From Coal 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Denial of petition for rulemaking.


SUMMARY: This action provides notice that on April 30, 2013, the Acting 
EPA Administrator, Bob Perciasepe, signed a letter denying a petition 
to add coal mines to the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111 list of 
stationary source categories. The agency denied the petition because 
the EPA must prioritize its actions in light of limited resources and 
ongoing budget uncertainties, and at this time, cannot commit to 
conducting the process to determine whether coal mines should be added 
to the list of categories under CAA 111(b)(1)(A). The letter explains 
in detail the EPA's reasons for the denial.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Allison Mayer, Sector Policies and 
Programs Division (E143-03), Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, 
North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-4016; fax number: 
(919) 541-3470; email address: [email protected].


I. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    This Federal Register notice, the petition for rulemaking and the 
letter denying the petition for rulemaking are available in the docket 
that the EPA established under Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0358. 
All documents in the docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov Web 
site. Publicly available docket materials are available either 
electronically through www.regulations.gov, or in hard copy at the EPA 
Docket Center (Air Docket), EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room 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) 566-1742.

II. Judicial Review

    Any petitions for review of the letter denying the petition to list 
coal mines as a source category described in this Notice must be filed 
in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by July 8, 

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 63

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

    Dated: April 30, 2013.
Bob Perciasepe,
Acting EPA Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-10827 Filed 5-7-13; 8:45 am]