Proposed Federal Requirements Under the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program for Carbon Dioxide (CO2, 70610-70611 [E8-27738]

Download as PDF 70610 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 226 / Friday, November 21, 2008 / Proposed Rules ESTIMATED COSTS Action Work hours Average labor rate per hour Cost per airplane Inspection ........................................................................................... 1 $80 $80 Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with PROPOSALS We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), and 3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. You can find our regulatory evaluation and the estimated costs of compliance in the AD Docket. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:06 Nov 20, 2008 Jkt 217001 the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: BOEING: Docket No. FAA–2007–27223; Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–224–AD. Comments Due Date (a) We must receive comments by December 16, 2008. Affected ADs (b) None. Fleet cost Up to $30,720. Environmental Systems Branch, ANM–150S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 917–6414; fax (425) 917–6590; has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) To request a different method of compliance or a different compliance time for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR 39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. Issued in Renton, Washington on November 6, 2008. Stephen P. Boyd, Assistant Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E8–27519 Filed 11–20–08; 8:45 am] Applicability (c) This AD applies to Model 767–200, –300, –300F, and –400ER series airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–56A0010, Revision 1, dated January 24, 2008. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from reports of the number 2 windows in the flight compartment opening during takeoff roll, which has resulted in aborted takeoffs. We are issuing this AD to prevent the opening of the number 2 windows during takeoff roll, which could result in an aborted takeoff or an unscheduled landing, and adversely affect the flightcrew’s ability to perform critical takeoff communication. 40 CFR Parts 144 and 146 Compliance (e) Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. Inspection (f) Do a general visual inspection of the number 2 windows to determine whether the link arms are in the over-center position, and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–56A0010, Revision 1, dated January 24, 2008. Do the actions at the applicable times specified in paragraph 1.E. of the service bulletin, including applicable corrective actions before further flight following any rigging change or replacement of any number 2 window assembly. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (g)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, ATTN: Emerson Hevia, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety and PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2008–0390; FRL–8743–4] RIN 2040–AE98 Proposed Federal Requirements Under the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Geologic Sequestration (GS) Wells Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Extension of Comment Period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulations for the underground injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) for geologic sequestration under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) on July 25, 2008. The initial public comment period for this proposal was 120 days, ending on November 24, 2008. In response to requests, this action extends the public comment period for an additional 30 days. DATES: EPA must receive your comments on or before December 24, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2008–0390, by one of the following methods: E:\FR\FM\21NOP1.SGM 21NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 226 / Friday, November 21, 2008 / Proposed Rules dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with PROPOSALS • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: Water Docket, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2008– 0390. EPA’s policy is that 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 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 http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through http:// www.regulations.gov your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:06 Nov 20, 2008 Jkt 217001 submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and 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. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Water Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 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 for the EPA Docket Center is (202) 566–2426. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lee Whitehurst, Underground Injection Control Program, Drinking Water Protection Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (MC–4606M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 70611 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–3896; fax number: (202) 564–3756; e-mail address: whitehurst.lee@epa.gov. For general information, contact the Safe Drinking Water Hotline, telephone number: (800) 426–4791. The Safe Drinking Water Hotline is open Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. In July 2008, EPA proposed requirements for underground injection of carbon dioxide for geologic sequestration. The proposal applies to owners or operators of wells that will be used to inject CO2 into the subsurface for the purpose of long-term storage. It proposes a new class of well (Class VI) and technical criteria for the geologic site characterization, area of review (AoR) and corrective action, well construction, operation, mechanical integrity testing, monitoring, well plugging, post-injection site care, and site closure for the purposes of protecting underground sources of drinking water. For more information on Geologic Sequestration and the Underground Injection Control Program, please visit http://www.epa.gov/safewater/uic/ index.html. To submit written comments, see the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Comments on the proposed rule must be received by December 24, 2008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 17, 2008. Benjamin H. Grumbles, Assistant Administrator, Office of Water. [FR Doc. E8–27738 Filed 11–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\21NOP1.SGM 21NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 226 (Friday, November 21, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 70610-70611]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-27738]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 144 and 146

[EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0390; FRL-8743-4]
RIN 2040-AE98


Proposed Federal Requirements Under the Underground Injection 
Control (UIC) Program for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Geologic Sequestration 
(GS) Wells

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Extension of Comment Period.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulations 
for the underground injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) for 
geologic sequestration under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water 
Act (SDWA) on July 25, 2008. The initial public comment period for this 
proposal was 120 days, ending on November 24, 2008. In response to 
requests, this action extends the public comment period for an 
additional 30 days.

DATES: EPA must receive your comments on or before December 24, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2008-0390, by one of the following methods:

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     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: Water Docket, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) 
EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. Such 
deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of 
operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of 
boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2008-
0390. EPA's policy is that 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 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 http://
www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in the body of your comment and 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.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Water Docket, EPA/
DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 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 for the 
EPA Docket Center is (202) 566-2426.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lee Whitehurst, Underground Injection 
Control Program, Drinking Water Protection Division, Office of Ground 
Water and Drinking Water (MC-4606M), Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 
(202) 564-3896; fax number: (202) 564-3756; e-mail address: 
whitehurst.lee@epa.gov. For general information, contact the Safe 
Drinking Water Hotline, telephone number: (800) 426-4791. The Safe 
Drinking Water Hotline is open Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In July 2008, EPA proposed requirements for 
underground injection of carbon dioxide for geologic sequestration. The 
proposal applies to owners or operators of wells that will be used to 
inject CO2 into the subsurface for the purpose of long-term 
storage. It proposes a new class of well (Class VI) and technical 
criteria for the geologic site characterization, area of review (AoR) 
and corrective action, well construction, operation, mechanical 
integrity testing, monitoring, well plugging, post-injection site care, 
and site closure for the purposes of protecting underground sources of 
drinking water.
    For more information on Geologic Sequestration and the Underground 
Injection Control Program, please visit http://www.epa.gov/safewater/
uic/index.html. To submit written comments, see the ADDRESSES section 
of this notice. Comments on the proposed rule must be received by 
December 24, 2008.

    Dated: November 17, 2008.
Benjamin H. Grumbles,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Water.
 [FR Doc. E8-27738 Filed 11-20-08; 8:45 am]
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