[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 143 (Thursday, July 27, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 34910-34911]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-14943]



40 CFR Part 63

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-1042; FRL-9964-88-OAR]
RIN 2060-AT58

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Wool 
Fiberglass Manufacturing; Flame Attenuation Lines

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
amend the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for 
flame attenuation (FA) lines in the wool fiberglass manufacturing 
industry. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal 
Register, we are publishing a direct final rule, without a prior 
proposed rule, that revises the compliance dates for FA lines. This 
direct final rule provides an additional year for affected sources to 
comply with the emission limits for FA lines. The EPA can give sources 
up to 3 years to comply with emission limits in the Clean Air Act (CAA) 
standards. FA lines initially were given 2 years to comply with the 
emission limits, and we are extending that compliance date to the 
maximum of 3 years while we conduct our review. This compliance date 
extension will enable the EPA to conduct a review of the emission 
limits for FA lines in light of recently submitted corrected source 
emissions data. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take 
further action on this proposed rule.

DATES: The EPA must receive written comments on or before August 28, 
    Public Hearing. If requested by August 3, 2017, the EPA will hold a 
public hearing to accept oral comments on this proposed action. To 
request a hearing, to register to speak at a hearing, or to inquire if 
a hearing will be held, please contact Aimee St. Clair at (919) 541-
1063 or by email at [email protected]. EPA will publish a document 
in the Federal Register announcing the date and location if a public 
hearing is requested.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2010-1042, at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot 
be edited or withdrawn. The EPA may publish any comment received to its

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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/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brian Storey, Sector Policies and 
Programs Division (D243-04), Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle 
Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-1103; fax 
number: (919) 541-5450; and email address: [email protected].


I. Why is the EPA issuing this proposed rule?

    This document proposes to take action on amendments to the National 
Emission Standards for Hazardous Pollutants for Wool Fiberglass 
Manufacturing. We have published a direct final rule to amend 40 CFR 
part 63, subpart NNN by revising the compliance dates for FA lines 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. In any subsequent final rule, the EPA intends to examine whether 
there is ``good cause,'' under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), to designate the 
publication date of the final rule (based on the parallel proposal) as 
the effective date for implementation of the final 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 the ``Rules and Regulations'' 
section of this Federal Register.

II. Does this action apply to me?

    Categories and entities potentially regulated by this proposed rule 

                                                              NAICS code
                          Category                                \1\
Wool fiberglass manufacturing facilities....................     327993
\1\ North American Industry Classification System.

    This table is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a 
guide for readers regarding entities likely to be regulated by this 
proposed rule. To determine whether your facility is affected, you 
should examine the applicability criteria in 40 CFR 63.1380. If you 
have any questions regarding the applicability of any aspect 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 the administrative requirements 
applicable to this action, see the direct final rule in the ``Rules and 
Regulations'' section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: July 6, 2017.
E. Scott Pruitt,
[FR Doc. 2017-14943 Filed 7-26-17; 8:45 am]