[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 15, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 10711]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03063]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 60

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0382; FRL-9959-43-OAR]
RIN 2060-AT15


Revisions to Procedure 2--Quality Assurance Requirements for 
Particulate Matter Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems at Stationary 
Sources

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: Because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received an 
adverse comment, we are withdrawing the direct final rule titled, 
``Revisions to Procedure 2--Quality Assurance Requirements for 
Particulate Matter Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems at Stationary 
Sources.''

DATES: Effective February 15, 2017, the EPA withdraws the direct final 
rule published at 81 FR 83160, on November 21, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning this action 
should be addressed to Ms. Kimberly Garnett, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air 
Quality Assessment Division, Measurement Technology Group (E143-02), 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-1158; fax 
number: (919) 541-0516; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The direct final rule, ``Revisions to 
Procedure 2--Quality Assurance Requirements for Particulate Matter 
Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems at Stationary Sources,'' 
published on November 21, 2016, at 81 FR 83160. We stated in that 
direct final rule that if we received adverse comment by December 21, 
2016, the direct final rule would not take effect and we would publish 
a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register. We subsequently received 
adverse comment on that direct final rule requesting that the EPA 
delete or reserve section(s) in the rule that conflict with the 
intended revisions. We will address the comment in a subsequent final 
action, which will be based on the parallel proposed rule also 
published on November 21, 2016, at 81 FR 83189. As stated in the direct 
final rule and the parallel proposed rule, we will not institute a 
second comment period on this action.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 60

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Air pollution control, Continuous emission monitoring systems, 
Particulate matter, Procedures.

    Dated: February 8, 2017.
Sarah Dunham,
Acting Assistant Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2017-03063 Filed 2-14-17; 8:45 am]
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