[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 135 (Tuesday, July 15, 2014)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16571]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Part 51
Withdrawal of the Prior Determination or Presumption That
Compliance With the CAIR or the NOX SIP Call Constitutes
RACT or RACM for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone and 1997 Fine Particle NAAQS:
Reopening of Public Comment Period
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Reopening of the public comment period.
SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the
reopening of the public comment period for its proposed rule titled,
``Withdrawal of the Prior Determination or Presumption that Compliance
with the CAIR or the NOX SIP Call Constitutes RACT or RACM
for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone and 1997 Fine Particle NAAQS,'' which
published in the Federal Register on June 9, 2014. The EPA has received
a request to extend the comment period beyond July 9, 2014, and in
response to that request, the EPA is reopening the comment period for
an additional 30 days.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule published June 9, 2014 (79 FR
32892) must be received on or before August 14, 2014.
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2009-0897, by one of the following methods:
www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for
submitting comments. Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0897.
Email: [email protected]. Attention Docket ID No.
Fax: (202) 566-9744. Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
Mail: EPA Docket Center, EPA West (Air Docket), Attention
Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR 2009-0897, U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC
20460. Please include a total of two copies.
Hand Delivery: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
William Jefferson Clinton West Building (Air Docket), 1301 Constitution
Avenue NW, Room 3334, Washington, DC 20004, Attention Docket ID No.
EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0897. 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-
2009-0897. The 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 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 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, avoid 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 www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
Docket. All documents in the docket are listed in the
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 only in hard copy.
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, EPA/DC, William Jefferson Clinton West
Building, 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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kristin Riha, Office of Air
Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Policy Division, Mailcode
C539-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone: (919) 541-2031;
fax number: (919) 541-5315; email address: [email protected].
On June 9, 2014, the EPA published in the Federal Register a rule
proposing to withdraw any prior determination or presumption that, for
the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) and
the 1997 fine particle NAAQS, compliance with the Clean Air Interstate
Rule or the NOX SIP Call automatically constitutes
reasonably available control technology or reasonably available control
measures for oxides of nitrogen or sulfur dioxide emissions from
electric generating unit sources participating in these regional cap-
and trade programs. The public comment period for the rulemaking closed
on July 9, 2014. In response to a request from a commenter for
additional time to submit comments, the EPA is reopening the comment
period for an additional 30 days.
II. General Information
A. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for the EPA?
1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this 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 in 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 so marked 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/airquality/ozonepollution/actions.html.
Dated: July 7, 2014.
Mary E. Henigin,
Acting Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
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