[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 135 (Tuesday, July 15, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 41157-41158]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16571]



40 CFR Part 51

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0897; FRL-9913-69-OAR]
RIN 2060-AQ07

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-

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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.

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].


I. Background

    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, 
remember to:
     Identify the rulemaking by docket number and other 
identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and 
page number).
     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 
suggest alternatives.
     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 
deadline identified.

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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