Performance Specification and Quality Assurance Requirements for Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems and Amendments to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories, 73629-73630 [E8-28677]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 3, 2008 / Proposed Rules yshivers on PROD1PC62 with PROPOSALS b. How successful are the existing programs at reducing formaldehyde exposures? How could the existing programs be modified to improve the results? Would a new voluntary program be more successful at reducing formaldehyde exposures? c. How would voluntary programs address imported products? d. What role could regulatory adoption (e.g., using TSCA section 6) of voluntary consensus standards for formaldehyde emissions play in EPA’s oversight of this issue? How would this approach address imported products? V. References 1. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Toxicological Profile for Formaldehyde. 1999. https:// www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/ tp111.html 2. EPA. Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products; Disposition of TSCA Section 21 Petition; Notice. Federal Register (73 FR 36504, June 27, 2008). 3. EPA, Office of Research and Development. Formaldehyde. Integrated Risk Information System. 1991. https:// www.epa.gov/iris/links.htm 4. EPA. National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Plywood and Composite Wood Products; Final Rule. Federal Register (72 FR 61060, October 29, 2007). https://www.epa.gov/ ttn/atw/plypart/fr29oc07.pdf 5. Sierra Club, 25 other organizations, and approximately 5,000 individuals. Letter from Tom Neltner, Sierra Club, to Stephen Johnson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency. Re: Citizen Petition to EPA Regarding Formaldehyde in Wood Products. March 2008. 6. California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board. Airborne Toxic Control Measure to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products. Final Regulation Order. April 2008. https:// www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2007/ compwood07/compwood07.htm 7. Note to file. July 17, 2008. 8. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). Background Information Document for Proposed Plywood and Composite Wood Products NESHAP. September, 2000. 9. EPA, OAQPS. Memorandum from D. Bullock, K. Hanks, and B. Nicholson, MRI to M. Kissell, EPA/ESD. Summary of Responses to the 1998 EPA Information Collection Request (MACT Survey) — General Survey. April 28, 2000. 10. EPA, OAQPS. Memorandum from K. Hanks and B. Threatt, MRI to M. Kissell, EPA/ESD. Summary of VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:42 Dec 02, 2008 Jkt 217001 Responses to the 1998 EPA Information Collection Request (MACT Survey)— Engineered Wood Products. January 20, 2000. 11. EPA, OAQPS. Memorandum from K. Hanks, B. Threatt, and B. Nicholson, MRI to M. Kissell, EPA/ESD. Summary of Responses to the 1998 EPA Information Collection Request (MACT Survey)—Hardwood Plywood and Veneer. May 19, 1999. 12. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service; Forest Products Laboratory. Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL–GTR–113 (1999). https:// www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/ fplgtr113/fplgtr113.pdf 13. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Manufactured Housing. (May 12, 2008). 14. Composite Panel Association. (May 12, 2008). 15. Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association. (May 12, 2008). VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under Executive Order 12866, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’ (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this action was submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any changes to the document that were made in response to OMB comments received by EPA during that review have been documented in the docket as required by the Executive Order. Since this document does not impose or propose any requirements, and instead seeks comments and suggestions for the Agency to consider in possibly developing a subsequent proposed rule, the various other review requirements that apply when an agency imposes requirements do not apply to this action. As part of your comments on this document, you may include any comments or information that you have regarding this action. In particular, any comments or information that would help the Agency to assess the potential impact of a rule on small entities pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); to consider voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (NTTAA), Public Law 104– 113, section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 note); to consider environmental health or safety effects on children pursuant to Executive Order 13045, entitled ‘‘Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks’’ (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997); or PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 73629 to consider human health or environmental effects on minority or low-income populations pursuant to Executive Order 12898, entitled ‘‘Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations’’ (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). The Agency will consider such comments during the development of any subsequent notice of proposed rulemaking as it takes appropriate steps to address any applicable requirements. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Housing, Toxic substances, Wood. Dated: November 25, 2008. Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator. [FR Doc. E8–28585 Filed 12–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 60, 61, and 63 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0640; FRL–8748–1] RIN 2060–AJ86 Performance Specification and Quality Assurance Requirements for Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems and Amendments to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of extension of comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is announcing that the comment period on the proposed rule for Performance Specification 17, ‘‘Specifications and Test Procedures for Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems at Stationary Sources’’ and Procedure 4, ‘‘Quality Assurance Requirements for Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems at Stationary Sources’’ published on October 9, 2008, is extended to February 5, 2009. This comment period extension also applies to the amendments proposed along with Performance Specification 17 and Procedure 4 for continuous parameter monitoring systems. EPA received requests for an extension to the comment period from the American Chemistry Council and the Coalition for Responsible Waste Incineration. E:\FR\FM\03DEP1.SGM 03DEP1 yshivers on PROD1PC62 with PROPOSALS 73630 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 3, 2008 / Proposed Rules The reason given for the request for the extension was the need for additional time to review the proposed rules and assess their impact on subject sources. Since the additional time is expected to afford commenters the ability to prepare and submit more comprehensive and detailed comments, EPA finds the requests for an extension of the comment period reasonable. One commenter also requested a 60day extension to the deadline for requesting a public hearing on the proposed rule. No specific, compelling reason was provided for granting this request; therefore EPA finds the request for extending the deadline for requesting a public hearing on the proposal not reasonable. DATES: Comments: Comments on the proposed rule must be received on or before February 5, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2006–0640, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2006–0640. • Fax: (202) 566–9744, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2006– 0640. • Mail: Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2006– 0640. Please include a total of two copies. • Hand Delivery or Courier: EPA Docket Center (6102T), 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 3334, Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2006– 0640. 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 include a total of two copies. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2006– 0640. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:42 Dec 02, 2008 Jkt 217001 protected through www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The 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 www.regulations.gov, your email 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 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 www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, Performance Specification 17 and Procedure 4 for Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems Docket, 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 Air Docket is (202) 566–1742. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Barrett Parker, Sector Policies and Programs Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (D243–05), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711, telephone number: (919) 541– 5635; e-mail address: parker.barrett@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 59956). If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult either the air permit authority for the entity or your EPA regional representative. B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments to EPA? Do not submit information containing CBI to EPA through www.regulations.gov or e-mail. Send or deliver information identified as CBI only to the following address: Roberto Morales, OAQPS Document Control Officer (C404–02), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0640. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD–ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD–ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD–ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. C. Where can I get a copy of this document? In addition to being available in the docket, an electronic copy of this notice is available on the Worldwide Web (WWW) through the Technology Transfer Network (TTN). Following signature, a copy of this action will be posted on the TTN’s policy and guidance page for newly proposed or promulgated rules at https:// www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg. The TTN provides information and technology exchange in various areas of air pollution control. Dated: November 26, 2008. Robert J. Meyers, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. E8–28677 Filed 12–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P A. Does this action apply to me? To determine whether your facility, company, business, organization, etc., is potentially affected by this action, you should examine the proposed rule published on October 9, 2008 (73 FR PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\03DEP1.SGM 03DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 233 (Wednesday, December 3, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 73629-73630]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28677]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 60, 61, and 63

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0640; FRL-8748-1]
RIN 2060-AJ86


Performance Specification and Quality Assurance Requirements for 
Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems and Amendments to Standards of 
Performance for New Stationary Sources; National Emission Standards for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants; and National Emission Standards for Hazardous 
Air Pollutants for Source Categories

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: EPA is announcing that the comment period on the proposed rule 
for Performance Specification 17, ``Specifications and Test Procedures 
for Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems at Stationary Sources'' and 
Procedure 4, ``Quality Assurance Requirements for Continuous Parameter 
Monitoring Systems at Stationary Sources'' published on October 9, 
2008, is extended to February 5, 2009. This comment period extension 
also applies to the amendments proposed along with Performance 
Specification 17 and Procedure 4 for continuous parameter monitoring 
systems. EPA received requests for an extension to the comment period 
from the American Chemistry Council and the Coalition for Responsible 
Waste Incineration.

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    The reason given for the request for the extension was the need for 
additional time to review the proposed rules and assess their impact on 
subject sources. Since the additional time is expected to afford 
commenters the ability to prepare and submit more comprehensive and 
detailed comments, EPA finds the requests for an extension of the 
comment period reasonable.
    One commenter also requested a 60-day extension to the deadline for 
requesting a public hearing on the proposed rule. No specific, 
compelling reason was provided for granting this request; therefore EPA 
finds the request for extending the deadline for requesting a public 
hearing on the proposal not reasonable.

DATES: Comments: Comments on the proposed rule must be received on or 
before February 5, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2006-0640, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     E-mail: a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0640.
     Fax: (202) 566-9744, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2006-0640.
     Mail: Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2006-0640. Please include a total of two copies.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: EPA Docket Center (6102T), 1301 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 3334, Washington, DC 20460, Attention 
Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0640. 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 include a 
total of two copies.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2006-0640. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
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 www.regulations.gov or e-mail. 
The 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 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 
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 www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, 
Performance Specification 17 and Procedure 4 for Continuous Parameter 
Monitoring Systems Docket, 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 Air Docket is (202) 566-1742.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Barrett Parker, Sector Policies 
and Programs Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards 
(D243-05), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, 
North Carolina 27711, telephone number: (919) 541-5635; e-mail address: 
parker.barrett@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Does this action apply to me?

    To determine whether your facility, company, business, 
organization, etc., is potentially affected by this action, you should 
examine the proposed rule published on October 9, 2008 (73 FR 59956). 
If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to 
a particular entity, consult either the air permit authority for the 
entity or your EPA regional representative.

B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments to EPA?

    Do not submit information containing CBI to EPA through 
www.regulations.gov or e-mail. Send or deliver information identified 
as CBI only to the following address: Roberto Morales, OAQPS Document 
Control Officer (C404-02), Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 
27711, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0640. Clearly mark the 
part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI 
information in a disk or CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside 
of the disk or CD-ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within 
the disk or CD-ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In 
addition to one complete version of the comment that includes 
information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain 
the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the 
public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in 
accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.

C. Where can I get a copy of this document?

    In addition to being available in the docket, an electronic copy of 
this notice is available on the Worldwide Web (WWW) through the 
Technology Transfer Network (TTN). Following signature, a copy of this 
action will be posted on the TTN's policy and guidance page for newly 
proposed or promulgated rules at https://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg. The TTN 
provides information and technology exchange in various areas of air 
pollution control.

    Dated: November 26, 2008.
Robert J. Meyers,
Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. E8-28677 Filed 12-2-08; 8:45 am]
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