Public Hearing for Revisions of Standards of Performance for New and Existing Stationary Sources; Electric Utility Steam Generating Units; Federal Plan Requirements for Clean Air Mercury Rule; and Revisions of Acid Rain Program Rules, 77356-77357 [E6-22051]

Download as PDF 77356 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 26, 2006 / Proposed Rules 12630 (53 FR 8859, March 15, 1988) by examining the takings implications of the rule in accordance with the ‘‘Attorney General’s Supplemental Guidelines for the Evaluation of Risk and Avoidance of Unanticipated Takings’’ issued under the executive order. This proposed rule, pertaining to amendments to existing regulation provisions concerning Virginia’s emissions control areas, and accompanying regulatory changes, does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: December 14, 2006 William T. Wisniewski, Acting Regional Administrator, Region III. [FR Doc. E6–22058 Filed 12–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 60, 62, 72, and 78 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0905; FRL–8260–9] Public Hearing for Revisions of Standards of Performance for New and Existing Stationary Sources; Electric Utility Steam Generating Units; Federal Plan Requirements for Clean Air Mercury Rule; and Revisions of Acid Rain Program Rules Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Announcement of Public Hearing. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing a public hearing for the proposed ‘‘Revisions of Standards of Performance for New and Existing Stationary Sources; Electric Utility Steam Generating Units; Federal Plan Requirements for Clean Air Mercury Rule; and Revisions of Acid Rain Program Rules’’. For convenience, we refer to the proposal as the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) Federal Plan. The hearing will be held on January 18, 2007 in Washington, DC. DATES: The public hearing for the proposal for the CAMR Federal Plan will be held on January 18, 2007. Please refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:25 Dec 22, 2006 Jkt 211001 of this notice, and the public hearing information given in the proposal, for additional information on the public hearing. ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held at the EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20004. The hearing will take place in room 1153. Written comments on the proposal may also be submitted to EPA electronically, by mail, by facsimile, or through hand delivery/courier. Please refer to the proposal for the addresses and detailed instructions for submitting comments. Documents relevant to this action are available for public inspection at the EPA Docket Center, located at 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 3334, Washington, DC between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. A reasonable fee may be charged for copying. Documents are also available through EPA’s electronic Docket System at www.regulations.gov. The EPA website for CAMR and the federal plan Proposal, which will include information about the public hearing, is at www.epa.gov/CAMR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to speak at the public hearing or have questions concerning it, please contact Doran Stegura at (434) 979–3700 (ext. 161) and at the address given below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Questions concerning the proposed CAMR federal plan should be addressed to Meg Victor, U.S. EPA, Office of Air and Radiation, Clean Air Markets Division, Washington, DC, 20005, (202) 343–9193. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 18, 2005 EPA finalized CAMR and established standards of performance for mercury (Hg) for new and existing coalfired electric utility steam generating units (utility units or EGUs). On December 8, 2006 a CAMR Federal Plan Proposal was signed by the EPA Administrator. CAA section 111(d)(2) grants the Administrator the authority to prescribe a plan for a State in cases where the State fails to submit a satisfactory plan as he would have under section 110(c) of the CAA in the case of a State’s failure to submit an implementation plan. Section 60.27 of 40 CFR part 60 directs the Administrator to promptly prepare and publish proposed regulations for a State if the State fails to submit a plan by the prescribed deadline or the Administrator disapproves the State’s submitted plan and to promulgate those regulations by the date 6 months after the date required for plan submission. The CAMR Federal Plan Proposal indicated that a public hearing for the PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 CAMR Federal Plan would be held, and the date, time, and location of the event would be announced in a separate notice. This action constitutes that notice. The public hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning issues raised in the proposed CAMR Federal Plan. 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 submitted during the comment period will be considered with the same weight as any oral comments and supporting information presented at the public hearing. The public hearing for the proposal for the CAMR Federal Plan will be held on January 18, 2007, in Washington, DC. The hearing will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. The meeting facility address is provided above under ADDRESSES. The hearing may end early if all of the registered speakers have presented. If you would like to present oral testimony at the hearing, please notify Doran Stegura, Perrin Quarles Associates, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22911, telephone (434) 979–3700 (ext. 161), doranstegura@pqa.com. She will provide you with a specific time to speak. Oral testimony will be limited to 5 minutes for each commenter, after which there will be an opportunity for the panel to ask clarifying questions. EPA will be able to provide equipment for commenters to show overhead slides or make computerized slide presentations only if we receive requests in advance. Commenters should notify Doran Stegura if they will need specific equipment. The EPA encourages commenters to provide written versions of their oral testimonies either electronically on computer disk or CD ROM or in paper copy. The hearing schedule, including the speaker list, will be posted on EPA’s Web pages for the Proposal at http://www.epa.gov/ CAMR. A verbatim transcript of the hearing and written statements will be included in the rulemaking docket. How Can I Obtain Copies of This Document and Other Related Information? This notice and the CAMR Federal Plan proposal are available on EPA’s web site for the CAMR rulemaking at http://www.epa.gov/CAMR and are published in the Federal Register. The EPA has established the official public docket for the CAMR Federal Plan under Docket ID No. OAR–2006–0905. Please refer to the proposal for detailed information on accessing information related to the proposal. E:\FR\FM\26DEP1.SGM 26DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 26, 2006 / Proposed Rules Dated: December 19, 2006. Edward Callahan, Acting Director, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. E6–22051 Filed 12–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 112 [EPA–HQ–OPA–2006–0949; FRL–8258–4] RIN 2050–AG36 Oil Pollution Prevention; NonTransportation Related Onshore Facilities Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Proposed rule. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to extend the dates by which facilities must prepare or amend Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC Plans), and implement those Plans. This action would allow the Agency time to promulgate further revisions to the July 17, 2002 SPCC rule (in addition to those published elsewhere in this Federal Register) before owners and operators are required to meet requirements of the rule related to preparing or amending, and implementing SPCC Plans. EPA expects to propose further revisions to the SPCC rule in 2007. DATES: Written comments must be received by January 25, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments should be directed to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OPA–2006–0949. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: (1) Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments; or (2) Mail: The mailing address of the docket for this rulemaking is EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OPA–2006–0949, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. (3) Hand Delivery: Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Please note that per EPA’s policy, 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:25 Dec 22, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 regulations.gov. Please also note that the Federal regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means that EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of the comment and along with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index at http:// www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available (i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by a statute). Certain 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 either electronically at http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number to make an appointment to view the docket is (202) 566–0276. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information, contact the Superfund, TRI, EPCRA, RMP and Oil Information Center at (800) 424–9346 or TDD (800) 553–7672 (hearing impaired). In the Washington, DC metropolitan area, call (703) 412–9810 or TDD (703) 412–3323. For more detailed information on specific aspects of this proposed rule, contact either Vanessa Rodriguez at (202) 564–7913 (rodriguez.vanessa@epa.gov) or Mark W. Howard at (202) 564–1964 (howard.markw@epa.gov), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460–0002, Mail Code 5104A. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 77357 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Authority 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.; 33 U.S.C. 2720; E.O. 12777 (October 18, 1991), 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 351. II. Background On July 17, 2002, the Agency published a final rule that amended the SPCC regulations (see 67 FR 47042). The rule became effective on August 16, 2002. The final rule included compliance dates in § 112.3 for preparing, amending, and implementing SPCC Plans. The original compliance dates were amended on January 9, 2003 (see 68 FR 1348), again on April 17, 2003 (see 68 FR 18890), a third time on August 11, 2004 (see 69 FR 48794), and a fourth time on February 17, 2006 (see 71 FR 8462). Under the current provisions in § 112.3(a) and (b), a facility that was in operation on or before August 16, 2002 must make any necessary amendments to its SPCC Plan and fully implement it by October 31, 2007; a facility that came into operation after August 16, 2002, but before October 31, 2007, must prepare and fully implement an SPCC Plan on or before October 31, 2007. In addition, § 112.3(c) requires onshore and offshore mobile facilities to prepare or amend and implement SPCC Plans on or before October 31, 2007. Elsewhere in today’s Federal Register, EPA finalized a set of SPCC rule amendments that address certain targeted areas of the SPCC requirements and a number of issues and concerns raised by the regulated community. As highlighted in the EPA Regulatory Agenda and the 2005 OMB report on ‘‘Regulatory Reform of the U.S. Manufacturing Sector,’’ EPA is considering further amendments to address other areas where regulatory reform may be appropriate. For these additional areas, the Agency expects to issue a proposed rule in 2007. Areas where regulatory reform may be appropriate include, and are not limited to, oil and natural gas exploration and production, farms, and Tier I facilities. Because the Agency may not be able to promulgate such regulatory amendments before the current October 31, 2007 compliance date for SPCC becomes effective, EPA believes it is appropriate to provide an extension of the compliance date. III. Proposal to Extend the Compliance Dates This proposed rule would extend the dates in § 112.3(a), (b) and (c) by which a facility must prepare or amend and implement its SPCC Plan. As a result of E:\FR\FM\26DEP1.SGM 26DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 247 (Tuesday, December 26, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 77356-77357]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-22051]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 60, 62, 72, and 78

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0905; FRL-8260-9]


Public Hearing for Revisions of Standards of Performance for New 
and Existing Stationary Sources; Electric Utility Steam Generating 
Units; Federal Plan Requirements for Clean Air Mercury Rule; and 
Revisions of Acid Rain Program Rules

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Announcement of Public Hearing.

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SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing a public hearing for the proposed 
``Revisions of Standards of Performance for New and Existing Stationary 
Sources; Electric Utility Steam Generating Units; Federal Plan 
Requirements for Clean Air Mercury Rule; and Revisions of Acid Rain 
Program Rules''. For convenience, we refer to the proposal as the Clean 
Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) Federal Plan. The hearing will be held on 
January 18, 2007 in Washington, DC.

DATES: The public hearing for the proposal for the CAMR Federal Plan 
will be held on January 18, 2007. Please refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION of this notice, and the public hearing information given in 
the proposal, for additional information on the public hearing.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held at the EPA East Building, 1201 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20004. The hearing will take 
place in room 1153. Written comments on the proposal may also be 
submitted to EPA electronically, by mail, by facsimile, or through hand 
delivery/courier. Please refer to the proposal for the addresses and 
detailed instructions for submitting comments. Documents relevant to 
this action are available for public inspection at the EPA Docket 
Center, located at 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 3334, 
Washington, DC between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. A reasonable fee may be charged for copying. 
Documents are also available through EPA's electronic Docket System at 
www.regulations.gov. The EPA website for CAMR and the federal plan 
Proposal, which will include information about the public hearing, is 
at www.epa.gov/CAMR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to speak at the 
public hearing or have questions concerning it, please contact Doran 
Stegura at (434) 979-3700 (ext. 161) and at the address given below 
under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Questions concerning the proposed CAMR 
federal plan should be addressed to Meg Victor, U.S. EPA, Office of Air 
and Radiation, Clean Air Markets Division, Washington, DC, 20005, (202) 
343-9193.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 18, 2005 EPA finalized CAMR and 
established standards of performance for mercury (Hg) for new and 
existing coal-fired electric utility steam generating units (utility 
units or EGUs). On December 8, 2006 a CAMR Federal Plan Proposal was 
signed by the EPA Administrator. CAA section 111(d)(2) grants the 
Administrator the authority to prescribe a plan for a State in cases 
where the State fails to submit a satisfactory plan as he would have 
under section 110(c) of the CAA in the case of a State's failure to 
submit an implementation plan. Section 60.27 of 40 CFR part 60 directs 
the Administrator to promptly prepare and publish proposed regulations 
for a State if the State fails to submit a plan by the prescribed 
deadline or the Administrator disapproves the State's submitted plan 
and to promulgate those regulations by the date 6 months after the date 
required for plan submission. The CAMR Federal Plan Proposal indicated 
that a public hearing for the CAMR Federal Plan would be held, and the 
date, time, and location of the event would be announced in a separate 
notice. This action constitutes that notice. The public hearing will 
provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or 
arguments concerning issues raised in the proposed CAMR Federal Plan. 
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 submitted during the comment period will be 
considered with the same weight as any oral comments and supporting 
information presented at the public hearing. The public hearing for the 
proposal for the CAMR Federal Plan will be held on January 18, 2007, in 
Washington, DC. The hearing will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. The 
meeting facility address is provided above under ADDRESSES. The hearing 
may end early if all of the registered speakers have presented. If you 
would like to present oral testimony at the hearing, please notify 
Doran Stegura, Perrin Quarles Associates, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, 
Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22911, telephone (434) 979-3700 (ext. 
161), doranstegura@pqa.com. She will provide you with a specific time 
to speak. Oral testimony will be limited to 5 minutes for each 
commenter, after which there will be an opportunity for the panel to 
ask clarifying questions. EPA will be able to provide equipment for 
commenters to show overhead slides or make computerized slide 
presentations only if we receive requests in advance. Commenters should 
notify Doran Stegura if they will need specific equipment. The EPA 
encourages commenters to provide written versions of their oral 
testimonies either electronically on computer disk or CD ROM or in 
paper copy. The hearing schedule, including the speaker list, will be 
posted on EPA's Web pages for the Proposal at http://www.epa.gov/CAMR. 
A verbatim transcript of the hearing and written statements will be 
included in the rulemaking docket.

How Can I Obtain Copies of This Document and Other Related Information?

    This notice and the CAMR Federal Plan proposal are available on 
EPA's web site for the CAMR rulemaking at http://www.epa.gov/CAMR and 
are published in the Federal Register. The EPA has established the 
official public docket for the CAMR Federal Plan under Docket ID No. 
OAR-2006-0905. Please refer to the proposal for detailed information on 
accessing information related to the proposal.


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    Dated: December 19, 2006.
Edward Callahan,
Acting Director, Office of Air and Radiation.
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