[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 3, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 40087-40088]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15877]



40 CFR Part 62

[EPA-R03-OAR-2013-0434; FRL-9829-7]

Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for 
Designated Facilities and Pollutants; District of Columbia; Control of 
Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 
111(d)/129 negative declaration for the District of Columbia for 
hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) units. This 
negative declaration certifies that HMIWI units subject to the 
requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the CAA do not exist within 
the jurisdictional boundaries of the District Department of the 
Environment (DDOE). In the Final Rules section of this Federal 
Register, EPA is approving the negative declaration as a direct final 
rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a 
noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A 
detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final 
rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, 
no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, 
the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments 
received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this 
proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any 
parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this 

DATES: Comments must be received in writing by August 2, 2013.

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ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-
R03-OAR-2013-0434 by one of the following methods:
    A. www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    B. Email: [email protected].
    C. Mail: EPA-R03-OAR-2013-0434, 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-
2013-0434. 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 submittal are 
available at the District of Columbia Department of the Environment, 
Air Quality Division, 51 N Street NE., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Gordon, (215) 814-2039, or by 
email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information regarding DDOE's 
negative declaration for HMIWI units, please see the information 
provided in the direct final action, with the same title, that is 
located in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal 
Register publication.

    Dated: June 13, 2013.
W.C. Early,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 2013-15877 Filed 7-2-13; 8:45 am]