[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 142 (Wednesday, July 24, 2013)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17830]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Parts 50, 51, 70 and 71
Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards
for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice of extension of comment period.
SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment
period on the Proposed Rule Regarding ``Implementation of the 2008
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation
Plan Requirements'' (June 6, 2013). The EPA is extending the comment
period that originally was scheduled to end on August 5, 2013. The
extended comment period will close on September 4, 2013. The EPA is
extending the comment period because of a request we received in a
DATES: Comments. Comments must be received on or before September 4,
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2010-0885, by one of the following methods:
www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for
Mail: Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center,
Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0885, Environmental Protection
Agency, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. Mail Code:
2822T. Please include two copies if possible. In addition, please mail
a copy of your comments on the information collection provisions to the
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and
Budget (OMB), Attn: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street NW.,
Washington, DC 20503.
Hand Delivery: Air and Radiation Docket and Information
Center, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0885, Environmental
Protection Agency in the EPA Headquarters Library, Room Number 3334 in
the EPA West Building, located at 1301 Constitution Ave. NW.,
Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday through Friday.
Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0885. The EPA's policy is that all comments received will be
included in the public docket without change and may be made available
on-line 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 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
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 CD 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 and any form of encryption and be free of any
defects or viruses. For additional information about the EPA's public
docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. For additional instructions on submitting
comments, go to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in
www.regulations.gov. 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
at the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center in the EPA
Headquarters Library, Room Number 3334 in the EPA West Building,
located at 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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further general information on
this rulemaking, contact Dr. Karl Pepple, Office of Air Quality
Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by phone
at (206) 553-1778, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Mr. Butch
Stackhouse, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, by phone at (919) 541-5208, or by
email at email@example.com. For information on the public
hearings, contact Ms. Pamela S. Long by phone at (919) 541-0641 or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I. General Information
A. Does this action apply to me?
Entities potentially affected directly by this proposal include
state, local and tribal governments. Entities potentially affected
indirectly by this proposal include owners and operators of sources of
emissions (volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides
(NOX)) that contribute to ground-level ozone formation.
B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for the EPA?
1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit CBI information to the EPA through
www.regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the
information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information on a disk or
CD ROM that you mail to the EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM
as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the
specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one
complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as
CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information
claimed to be CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket.
Information marked CBI will not be disclosed except in accordance with
procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
2. Tips for Preparing Your Comments. When submitting comments,
Identify the rulemaking by docket number and other
identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and
Follow directions--The agency may ask you to respond to
specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of
Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives
and substitute language for your requested changes.
Describe any assumptions and provide any technical
information and/or data that you used.
If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how
you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be
Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns, and
Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the
use of profanity or personal threats.
Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period
C. Where can I get a copy of this document and other related
In addition to being available in the docket, an electronic copy of
this notice will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/air/ozonepollution/actions.html#impl.
Dated: July 17, 2013.
Mary E. Henigin,
Acting Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2013-17830 Filed 7-23-13; 8:45 am]
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