[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 223 (Wednesday, November 19, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 68840-68841]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27127]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 63

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0234; FRL-9919-20-OAR]
RIN 2060-AS39


National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- 
and Oil-Fired Electric Steam Generating Units

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
amend the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: 
Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Steam Generating Units (Mercury and Air 
Toxics Standards (MATS)). In addition to this proposed rule the EPA is 
publishing a direct final rule that amends the reporting requirements 
of the MATS rule by temporarily requiring affected sources to submit 
all required emissions and compliance reports to the EPA through the 
Emissions Collection and Monitoring Plan System Client Tool and 
temporarily suspending the requirement for affected sources to submit 
certain reports using the Electronic Reporting Tool and the Compliance 
and Emissions Data Reporting Interface. If we receive no adverse 
comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.

DATES: Written comments must be received by December 19, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID 
Number EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0234, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov. Attention Docket ID Number 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0234.
     Fax: (202) 566-9744. Attention Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OAR-2009-0234.
     Mail: U.S. Postal Service, send comments to: U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center, Mail Code: 28221T, 
Attention Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0234, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA 
Docket Center, Room 3334, EPA WJC West Building, 1301 Constitution 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20004. Attention Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OAR-
2009-0234. 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 Number EPA-HQ-OAR-
2009-0234. 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  http://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 http://www.regulations.gov or email. The http://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 http://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.

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Electronic files should not include special characters or 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/dockets.
    We request that you also send a separate copy of each comment to 
the contact person listed below (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Barrett Parker, Sector Policies 
and Programs Division (D243-05), Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle 
Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-5635; fax number: (919) 
541-3207; and email address: parker.barrett@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Why is the EPA issuing this proposed rule?

    The EPA is proposing this rule to take action on amendments to the 
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- and 
Oil-Fired Electric Steam Generating Units (40 CFR part 63, subpart 
UUUUU; MATS). In addition, the EPA has published a direct final rule 
revising the reporting requirements in 40 CFR 63.10031 in the ``Rules 
and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register because we view this 
as a noncontroversial action and anticipate no adverse comment. We have 
explained our reasons for this action in the preamble to the direct 
final rule.
    If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action 
on this proposed rule. If we receive adverse comment on a distinct 
portion of the direct final rule, we will withdraw that portion of the 
rule and it will not take effect. In this instance, we would address 
all public comments in any subsequent final rule based on this proposed 
rule.
    If we receive adverse comment on a distinct provision of the direct 
final rule, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register 
indicating which provisions we are withdrawing. The provisions that are 
not withdrawn will become effective on the date set out in the direct 
final rule, notwithstanding adverse comment on any other provision. We 
do not intend to institute a second comment period on this action. Any 
parties interested in commenting must do so at this time.
    The regulatory text for this proposal is identical to that for the 
direct final rule published in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of 
this Federal Register. For further supplementary information, the 
detailed rationale for this proposal and the regulatory revisions, see 
the direct final rule published in a separate part of this Federal 
Register.

II. Does this action apply to me?

    Categories and entities potentially regulated by this final rule 
include:

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                                                  Examples of regulated
            Category             NAICS code \1\          entities
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Industry.......................          221112  Fossil fuel-fired
                                                  electric steam
                                                  generating units.
Federal government \2\.........          221122  Fossil fuel-fired
                                                  electric steam
                                                  generating units owned
                                                  by the federal
                                                  government.
State/local/tribal government            221122  Fossil fuel-fired
 \2\.                                             electric steam
                                                  generating units owned
                                                  by states, tribes or
                                                  municipalities.
                                         921150  Fossil fuel-fired
                                                  electric utility steam
                                                  generating units in
                                                  Indian country.
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\1\ North American Industry Classification System.
\2\ Federal, state or local government-owned and operated establishments
  are classified according to the activity in which they are engaged.

    This table is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a 
guide for readers regarding entities likely to be regulated by this 
direct final rule. To determine whether your facility would be 
regulated by this direct final rule, you should examine the 
applicability criteria in 40 CFR 63.9981. If you have any questions 
regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, 
consult either the air permitting authority for the entity or your EPA 
regional representative as listed in 40 CFR 63.13.

III. Statutory and Executive Orders

    For a complete discussion of all of the administrative requirements 
applicable to this action, see the direct final rule in the ``Rules and 
Regulations'' section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: November 7, 2014.
Gina McCarthy,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-27127 Filed 11-18-14; 8:45 am]
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