[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 91 (Wednesday, May 11, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 29243-29244]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-11007]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 51 and 52

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0531; FRL-9946-22-OAR]


Protection of Visibility: Amendments to Requirements for State 
Plans

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 
public hearing to be held for the proposed rule titled, ``Protection of 
Visibility: Amendments to Requirements for State Plans'' which 
published in the Federal Register on May 4, 2016. The hearing will be 
held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Denver, Colorado. Please note that 
this hearing is being held in addition to the May 19, 2016, public 
hearing in Washington, DC that was announced in the notice of proposed 
rulemaking.

DATES: Public Hearing. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, 
June 1, 2016, in Denver, Colorado. Please refer to SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for additional information on the public hearing. Comments. 
Comments must be received on or before July 5, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Public Hearing. The June 1, 2016, public hearing will be 
held on the 2nd floor of the EPA Region 8 office, 1595 Wynkoop Street, 
Denver, CO 80202. Identification is required. If your driver's license 
is issued by American Samoa, Illinois or Missouri, you must present an 
additional form of identification to enter (see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for additional information on this location).
    Comments: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2015-0531, at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot 
be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any 
comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any 
information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) 
or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. 
Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a 
written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment 
and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA 
will generally not consider comments or comment contents located 
outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the Web, Cloud, or other 
file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA 
public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions 
and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/comments.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to speak at the 
public hearing, please contact Ms. Pamela Long, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air 
Quality Planning Division, (C504-01), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, 
telephone (919) 541-0641, fax number (919) 541-5509, email address 
[email protected], no later than Tuesday, May 31, 2016. If you have any 
questions relating to the public hearing, please contact Ms. Long at 
the above number.
    Questions concerning the May 4, 2016, proposed rule should be 
addressed to Mr. Christopher Werner, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, (C539-04), 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone (919) 541-5133, email 
address [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The proposal for which the EPA is holding 
the public hearing was published in the Federal Register on May 4, 
2016, (81 FR 26942) and is available at: http://www.epa.gov/visibility 
and also in docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0531. The public hearing will 
provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or 
arguments concerning the proposal. The EPA may ask clarifying questions 
during the oral presentations, but will not respond to the 
presentations at that time. Written statements and supporting 
information that are submitted during the comment period will be 
considered with the same weight as any oral comments and supporting 
information presented at the public hearing.
    Written comments must be postmarked by the last day of the comment 
period. The proposed rule states that the public comment period will 
close on July 5, 2016.
    The public hearing will convene at 9 a.m. (Mountain Daylight Saving 
Time) and continue until the earlier of 5 p.m. or 1 hour after the last 
registered speaker has spoken. The EPA will make every effort to 
accommodate all individuals interested in providing oral testimony. A 
lunch break is scheduled from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. Please note that 
this hearing will be held at a U.S.

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government facility. Individuals planning to attend the hearing should 
be prepared to show valid picture identification to the security staff 
in order to gain access to the meeting room. The REAL ID Act, passed by 
Congress in 2005, established new requirements for entering federal 
facilities. These requirements took effect July 21, 2014. If your 
driver's license is issued by American Samoa, Illinois or Missouri, you 
must present an additional form of identification to enter the federal 
building where the public hearing will be held. Enhanced driver's 
licenses from Minnesota and Washington are acceptable. Acceptable 
alternative forms of identification include: federal employee badges, 
passports, enhanced driver's licenses and military identification 
cards. For additional information for the status of your state 
regarding REAL ID, go to http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief. 
In addition, you will need to obtain a property pass for any personal 
belongings you bring with you. Upon leaving the building, you will be 
required to return this property pass to the security desk. No large 
signs will be allowed in the building, cameras may only be used outside 
of the building, and demonstrations will not be allowed on federal 
property for security reasons. No drugs or drug paraphernalia 
(including marijuana) allowed.
    If you would like to present oral testimony at the hearing, please 
notify Ms. Pamela Long, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Planning Division, 
(C504-01), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone (919) 541-0641, 
fax number (919) 541-5509, email address [email protected], no later 
than 4:00 p.m. EDT on May 31, 2016. Ms. Long will arrange a general 
time slot for you to speak. The EPA will make every effort to follow 
the schedule as closely as possible on the day of the hearing.
    Oral testimony will be limited to 5 minutes for each commenter. The 
EPA encourages commenters to provide the EPA with a copy of their oral 
testimony electronically (via email) or in hard copy form. The EPA will 
not provide audiovisual equipment for presentations unless we receive 
special requests in advance. Commenters should notify Ms. Long if they 
will need specific equipment. Commenters should also notify Ms. Long if 
they need specific translation services for non-English speaking 
commenters.
    The hearing schedule, including the list of speakers, will be 
posted on the EPA's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/visibility prior to 
the hearing. Verbatim transcripts of the hearing and written statements 
will be included in the docket for the rulemaking.

How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    The EPA has established a docket for the proposed rule ``Protection 
of Visibility: Amendments to Requirements for State Plans'' under 
Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0531 (available at http://www.regulations.gov). The EPA has made available information related to 
the proposed rule at the following Web site: http://www.epa.gov/visibility.

    Dated: May 5, 2016.
Stephen Page,
Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2016-11007 Filed 5-10-16; 8:45 am]
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