Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act; Further Delay of Effective Date, 13968-13969 [2017-05288]

Download as PDF 13968 ■ Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 50 / Thursday, March 16, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 3. Add § 165.732 to read as follows: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY § 165.732 Escorted Submarines Sector Jacksonville Captain of the Port Zone. 40 CFR Part 68 (a) Location. The following areas are regulated navigation areas (RNA) whenever any Navy submarine (foreign or domestic) is being escorted by the Coast Guard within the Sector Jacksonville Captain of the Port Zone territorial seas: (1) All waters within 1 nautical mile of any Navy submarine operating within the Sector Jacksonville Captain of the Port Zone territorial seas; and (2) All waters within 1 nautical mile of the charted center of the navigation channel from the southern tip of Crab Island in the Cumberland Sound, Georgia, to the St. Marys Entrance Channel and its approach extending eastward to lighted buoy ‘‘STM.’’ (b) Regulations. All persons and vessels located within a RNA created by paragraph (a) shall follow all lawful orders and/or directions given to them by designated Coast Guard representatives. 33 CFR 165, subpart B, contains additional provisions applicable to the RNA created in paragraph (a) of this section. (c) Notification. The Coast Guard escort will attempt, when necessary and practicable, to notify any persons or vessels inside or approaching the vicinity of a RNA created in paragraph (a) of this section of its existence via VHF Channel 16 and/or any other means reasonably available. Dated: March 10, 2017. S.A. Buschman, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–05229 Filed 3–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Postsecondary Education 34 CFR Part 674 Federal Perkins Loan Program jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES CFR Correction In Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 400 to 679, revised as of July 1, 2016, on page 698, in § 674.17, in the introductory text of paragraph (a), the words ‘‘one of’’ are removed. [FR Doc. 2017–05299 Filed 3–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1301–00–D VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:18 Mar 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 [EPA–HQ–OEM–2015–0725; FRL–9959–57– OLEM] RIN 2050–AG82 Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act; Further Delay of Effective Date Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date. AGENCY: By a letter dated March 13, 2017, the Administrator announced the convening of a proceeding for reconsideration of the final rule that amends the chemical accident prevention provisions addressing Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017. The effective date of these regulations had been March 21, 2017. By this action, the EPA is administratively staying and delaying the effective date of this rule for 90 days. Thus, the January 13, 2017 rule will become effective on June 19, 2017. SUMMARY: The effective date of the rule amending 40 CFR part 68 published at 82 FR 4594 (January 13, 2017), as delayed at 82 FR 8499 (January 26, 2017) is further delayed to June 19, 2017. DATES: The EPA has established a docket for the rule amending 40 CFR part 68 under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OEM–2015–0725. All documents in the docket are listed on the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically through http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Belke, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (Mail Code 5104A), Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–8023; email address: belke.jim@ epa.gov, or: Kathy Franklin, United States Environmental Protection ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (Mail Code 5104A), Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–7987; email address: franklin.kathy@epa.gov. Electronic copies of this document and related news releases are available on EPA’s Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/rmp. Copies of this final rule are also available at http:// www.regulations.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On January 13, 2017, the EPA (‘‘we’’) issued a final rule amending 40 CFR part 68, the chemical accident prevention provisions under section 112(r)(7) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) ((42 U.S.C. 7412(r)). The amendments addressed various aspects of risk management programs, including prevention programs at stationary sources, emergency response preparedness requirements, information availability, and various other changes to streamline, clarify, and otherwise technically correct the underlying rules. Collectively, this rulemaking is known as the ‘‘Risk Management Program Amendments.’’ For further information on the Risk Management Program Amendments, see 82 FR 4594 (January 13, 2017). On January 26, 2017, the EPA published a final rule extending the effective date of the Risk Management Program Amendments from March 14, 2017, to March 21, 2017, see 82 FR 8499. This revision to the effective date of the Risk Management Program Amendments was part of an EPA final rule implementing a memorandum dated January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review.’’ This memorandum directed the heads of agencies to extend until 60 days after the date of its issuance the effective date of rules that were published prior to January 20, 2017 but which had not yet become effective. In a letter dated February 28, 2017, a group known as the ‘‘RMP Coalition,’’ 1 submitted a petition for reconsideration of the Risk Management Program Amendments (‘‘RMP Coalition Petition’’) as provided for in CAA section 307(d)(7)(B) (42 U.S.C. 1 The RMP Coalition is comprised of the American Chemistry Council, the American Forest & Paper Association, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, the American Petroleum Institute, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Utility Air Regulatory Group. E:\FR\FM\16MRR1.SGM 16MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 50 / Thursday, March 16, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 7607(d)(7)(B)).2 Under that provision, the Administrator is to commence a reconsideration proceeding if in the Administrator’s judgment the petitioner raises an objection to a rule that was impracticable to raise during the comment period or if the grounds for the objection arose after the comment period but within the period for judicial review. In either case, the Administrator must also conclude that the objection is of central relevance to the outcome of the rule. The Administrator may stay the effective date of the rule for up to three months during such reconsideration. In a letter dated March 13, 2017, the Administrator announced the convening of a proceeding for reconsideration of the Risk Management Program Amendments (a copy of this letter is included in the docket for this rule, Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OEM–2015– 0725). As explained in that letter, having considered the objections raised in the RMP Coalition Petition, the Administrator determined that the criteria for reconsideration have been met for at least one of the objections. We will prepare a notice of proposed rulemaking in the near future that will provide the RMP Coalition and the public an opportunity to comment on the issues raised in the petition that meet the standard of CAA section 307(d)(7)(B) as well as any other matter we believe will benefit from additional comment. II. Issuance of a Stay and Delay of Effective Date The EPA hereby issues a three-month (90-day) administrative stay of the effective date of the Risk Management Program Amendments. The effective date of the rule amending 40 CFR part 68 published at 82 FR 4594 (January 13, 2017), as amended by 82 FR 8499 (January 26, 2017), is delayed to June 19, 2017. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 68 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: March 13, 2017. E. Scott Pruitt, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–05288 Filed 3–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P 2 A copy of the petition is included in the docket for this rule, Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OEM–2015– 0725. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:18 Mar 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 74 [MB Docket No. 13–249; FCC 17–14] Revitalization of the AM Radio Service Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date. AGENCY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements associated with the Commission’s Second Report and Order, Revitalization of the AM Radio Service, FCC 17–14. This document is consistent with the Second Report and Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing OMB approval and the effective date of the rules. DATES: The rule amendment to 47 CFR 74.1201(g) and changes to FCC Form 345 and FCC Form 349, published at 82 FR 13069, March 9, 2017, will become effective on the originally announced effective date of April 10, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Williams by email at Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov and telephone at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that OMB approved the preapproved information collection requirements, as set forth in the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in this proceeding (30 FCC Rcd 12145 (2015)), as follows: OMB control number 3060–0075, OMB preapproved on March 17, 2016; and OMB control number 3060–0405, OMB preapproved on March 21, 2016. On February 27, 2017, OMB approved the final information collection requirements for the non-substantive changes contained in the Commission’s Second Report and Order, FCC 17–14, published at 82 FR 13069 (March 9, 2017). The Commission publishes this notice as an announcement of the effective date of those information collection requirements. Synopsis: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), the FCC is notifying the public that OMB approved the preapproved information collection requirements contained in 47 CFR 74.1201(g), FCC Form 345, and FCC Form 349. In doing so, OMB approved on February 27, 2017, the nonSUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 13969 substantive change to the pre-approved information collection requirements of OMB Control Numbers 3060–0075 and 3060–0405. Under 5 CFR part 1320, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a current, valid OMB Control Number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act that does not display a current, valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Numbers are 3060–0075 and 3060–0405. The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, October 1, 1995, and 44 U.S.C. 3507. The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents are as follows: OMB Control Number: 3060–0075. OMB Approval Date: February 27, 2017. OMB Expiration Date: April 30, 2019. Title: Application for Transfer of Control of a Corporate Licensee or Permittee, or Assignment of License or Permit, for an FM or TV Translator Station, or a Low Power Television Station, FCC Form 345. Form Number: FCC Form 345. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; Not for profit institutions; Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 1,700 respondents; 2,700 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.084– 1.25 hours. Frequency of Response: Third party disclosure requirement and on occasion reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in Sections 4(i) and 310 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 310. Total Annual Burden: 2,667 hours. Total Annual Cost: $3,958,125. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: Filing of the FCC Form 345 is required when applying for authority for assignment of license or permit, or for consent to transfer of control of a corporate licensee or permittee for an FM or TV translator station, or low power TV station. This collection also includes the third party disclosure requirement of 47 CFR 73.3580 (OMB approval was received for Section 73.3580 under OMB Control Number 3060–0031). Furthermore, AM radio stations use Form 345 to apply for E:\FR\FM\16MRR1.SGM 16MRR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 68

[EPA-HQ-OEM-2015-0725; FRL-9959-57-OLEM]
RIN 2050-AG82


Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management 
Programs Under the Clean Air Act; Further Delay of Effective Date

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date.

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SUMMARY: By a letter dated March 13, 2017, the Administrator announced 
the convening of a proceeding for reconsideration of the final rule 
that amends the chemical accident prevention provisions addressing Risk 
Management Programs under the Clean Air Act published in the Federal 
Register on January 13, 2017. The effective date of these regulations 
had been March 21, 2017. By this action, the EPA is administratively 
staying and delaying the effective date of this rule for 90 days. Thus, 
the January 13, 2017 rule will become effective on June 19, 2017.

DATES: The effective date of the rule amending 40 CFR part 68 published 
at 82 FR 4594 (January 13, 2017), as delayed at 82 FR 8499 (January 26, 
2017) is further delayed to June 19, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for the rule amending 40 
CFR part 68 under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OEM-2015-0725. All documents in 
the docket are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. 
Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly 
available, e.g., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly 
available docket materials are available electronically through http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Belke, United States 
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency 
Management, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (Mail Code 5104A), Washington, 
DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-8023; email address: 
belke.jim@epa.gov, or: Kathy Franklin, United States Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (Mail Code 5104A), Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (202) 564-7987; email address: 
franklin.kathy@epa.gov.
    Electronic copies of this document and related news releases are 
available on EPA's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/rmp. Copies of this 
final rule are also available at http://www.regulations.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    On January 13, 2017, the EPA (``we'') issued a final rule amending 
40 CFR part 68, the chemical accident prevention provisions under 
section 112(r)(7) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) ((42 U.S.C. 7412(r)). The 
amendments addressed various aspects of risk management programs, 
including prevention programs at stationary sources, emergency response 
preparedness requirements, information availability, and various other 
changes to streamline, clarify, and otherwise technically correct the 
underlying rules. Collectively, this rulemaking is known as the ``Risk 
Management Program Amendments.'' For further information on the Risk 
Management Program Amendments, see 82 FR 4594 (January 13, 2017).
    On January 26, 2017, the EPA published a final rule extending the 
effective date of the Risk Management Program Amendments from March 14, 
2017, to March 21, 2017, see 82 FR 8499. This revision to the effective 
date of the Risk Management Program Amendments was part of an EPA final 
rule implementing a memorandum dated January 20, 2017, from the 
Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory 
Freeze Pending Review.'' This memorandum directed the heads of agencies 
to extend until 60 days after the date of its issuance the effective 
date of rules that were published prior to January 20, 2017 but which 
had not yet become effective.
    In a letter dated February 28, 2017, a group known as the ``RMP 
Coalition,'' \1\ submitted a petition for reconsideration of the Risk 
Management Program Amendments (``RMP Coalition Petition'') as provided 
for in CAA section 307(d)(7)(B) (42 U.S.C.

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7607(d)(7)(B)).\2\ Under that provision, the Administrator is to 
commence a reconsideration proceeding if in the Administrator's 
judgment the petitioner raises an objection to a rule that was 
impracticable to raise during the comment period or if the grounds for 
the objection arose after the comment period but within the period for 
judicial review. In either case, the Administrator must also conclude 
that the objection is of central relevance to the outcome of the rule. 
The Administrator may stay the effective date of the rule for up to 
three months during such reconsideration.
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    \1\ The RMP Coalition is comprised of the American Chemistry 
Council, the American Forest & Paper Association, the American Fuel 
& Petrochemical Manufacturers, the American Petroleum Institute, the 
Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, the National 
Association of Manufacturers, and the Utility Air Regulatory Group.
    \2\ A copy of the petition is included in the docket for this 
rule, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OEM-2015-0725.
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    In a letter dated March 13, 2017, the Administrator announced the 
convening of a proceeding for reconsideration of the Risk Management 
Program Amendments (a copy of this letter is included in the docket for 
this rule, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OEM-2015-0725). As explained in that 
letter, having considered the objections raised in the RMP Coalition 
Petition, the Administrator determined that the criteria for 
reconsideration have been met for at least one of the objections. We 
will prepare a notice of proposed rulemaking in the near future that 
will provide the RMP Coalition and the public an opportunity to comment 
on the issues raised in the petition that meet the standard of CAA 
section 307(d)(7)(B) as well as any other matter we believe will 
benefit from additional comment.

II. Issuance of a Stay and Delay of Effective Date

    The EPA hereby issues a three-month (90-day) administrative stay of 
the effective date of the Risk Management Program Amendments. The 
effective date of the rule amending 40 CFR part 68 published at 82 FR 
4594 (January 13, 2017), as amended by 82 FR 8499 (January 26, 2017), 
is delayed to June 19, 2017.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 68

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Air pollution control, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, 
Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: March 13, 2017.
E. Scott Pruitt,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2017-05288 Filed 3-15-17; 8:45 am]
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