Revisions to Federal Implementation Plans To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone, 63251-63252 [2011-26314]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 12, 2011 / Proposed Rules 63251 TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued Number Event date Event 3 .......... September—3rd and or 4th or last Sunday. Crystal Coast Super Boat Grand Prix. Super Boat International Productions Inc. 4 .......... September—3rd, 4th or last Saturday; October—last Saturday; November—1st and or 2nd Saturday. Wilmington YMCA Triathlon Wilmington, NC, YMCA ........ Dated: September 12, 2011. William D. Lee, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–26256 Filed 10–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 52 and 97 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2009–0491; FRL–9478–6] RIN 2060–AR22 Revisions to Federal Implementation Plans To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Announcement of public hearing. AGENCY: EPA is announcing that a public hearing will be held on October 28, 2011, for the proposed rule, ‘‘Revisions to the Federal Implementation Plans to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone’’, which was signed on October 6, 2011 and posted on EPA’s website on October 6, 2011. The hearing will be held, as provided in this notice mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:32 Oct 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 Sponsor Location The waters of Bogue Sound, adjacent to Morehead City, NC, from the southern tip of Sugar Loaf Island approximate position latitude 34°42′55″ N, longitude 076°42′48″ W, thence westerly to Morehead City Channel Day beacon 7 (LLNR 38620), thence southwest along the channel line to Bogue Sound Light 4 (LLRN 38770), thence southerly to Causeway Channel Day beacon 2 (LLNR 38720), thence southeasterly to Money Island Day beacon 1 (LLNR 38645), thence easterly to Eight and One Half Marina Day beacon 2 (LLNR 38685), thence easterly to the western most shoreline of Brant Island approximate position latitude 34°42′36″ N, longitude 076°42′11″ W, thence northeasterly along the shoreline to Tombstone Point approximate position latitude 34°42′14″ N, longitude 076°41′20″ W, thence southeasterly to the east end of the pier at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina approximate position latitude 34°42′00″ N, longitude 076°40′52″ W, thence easterly to Morehead City Channel Buoy 20 (LLNR 29427), thence northerly to Beaufort Harbor Channel LT 1BH (LLNR 34810), thence northwesterly to the southern tip of Radio Island approximate position latitude 34°42′22″ N, longitude 076°40′52″ W, thence northerly along the shoreline to approximate position latitude 34°43′00″ N, longitude 076°41′25″ W, thence westerly to the North Carolina State Port Facility, thence westerly along the State Port to the southwest corner approximate position latitude 34°42′55″ N, longitude 076°42′12″ W, thence westerly to the southern tip of Sugar Loaf Island the point of origin. The waters of, and adjacent to, Wrightsville Channel, from Wrightsville Channel Day beacon 14 (LLNR 28040), located at 34°12′18″ N, longitude 077°48′10″ W, to Wrightsville Channel Day beacon 25 (LLNR 28080), located at 34°12′51″ N, longitude 77°48′53″ W. and in the proposed rule, if requested, and will take place in Washington, DC. DATES: The public hearing, if requested, will be held on October 28, 2011. To request a hearing, please contact the person listed in the following FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by October 19, 2011. ADDRESSES: The public hearing, if requested by October 19, 2011, will be held in Room 152 at EPA offices, 1310 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005 beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m. if necessary. The EPA Web site for the rulemaking, which includes the proposal and information about the public hearing, can be found at http:// www.epa.gov/crossstaterule. If no request is made by October 19, 2011, no hearing will be held. An announcement that a hearing was not requested and so will not be held will be made on EPA’s Web site referenced above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to present oral testimony at the public hearing, if held, please contact Ms. Gabrielle Stevens, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Mail Code 6204J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20460, telephone number (202) 343– 9252, e-mail address: stevens.gabrielle@epa.gov (preferred method for registering), no later than 2 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 business days prior to the public hearing if timely request for a hearing has been made. The last day to register will be October 26, 2011. If using e-mail, please provide the following information: Name, affiliation, address, e-mail address, and telephone and fax numbers. Questions concerning the proposed rule should be addressed to Ms. Gabrielle Stevens, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Mail Code 6204J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20460, telephone number (202) 343– 9252, e-mail address: stevens.gabrielle@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public hearing is to provide the public with an opportunity to present oral comments regarding proposed revisions to EPA’s Final Transport Rule (Federal Implementation Plans: Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone and Correction of SIP Approvals). EPA is proposing to amend the assurance penalty provisions of the rule to make them effective beginning January 1, 2014. EPA is also proposing, or seeking comment on, revisions to address discrepancies in unit-specific modeling assumptions that affect proper calculation of Transport Rule state budgets, new unit set-asides, Indian E:\FR\FM\12OCP1.SGM 12OCP1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 63252 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 12, 2011 / Proposed Rules country new unit set-asides, and assurance levels as follows: (1) Revise an error in Michigan’s annual NOX budget to account for an erroneously assumed selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission control device at one unit; (2) revise an error in Nebraska’s annual NOX budget to account for an erroneously assumed SCR emission control device at one unit; (3) revise an error in the Texas SO2 budget to account for erroneously assumed flue gas desulphurization (FGD, or scrubber) emission control devices at three units and revised assumptions regarding flue gas treatment in existing scrubbers at seven units; (4) revise an error in the Arkansas ozone-season new unit setaside to account for erroneously omitted projected emissions from one new unit; (5) revise an error in the Texas new unit set-aside to account for erroneously omitted projected emissions for SO2, ozone-season NOX, and annual NOX; (6) revise New Jersey’s ozone-season NOX, annual NOX and annual SO2 budgets to account for an erroneously assumed scrubber and selective catalytic reduction emission control device at one unit and generation required for reliability purposes at six units, (7) revise Wisconsin’s annual SO2 and annual NOX budgets to account for an erroneously assumed FGD and SCR device at two units, and (8) revise New York’s annual SO2, annual NOX, and ozone season NOX budgets based on required operational constraints likely to necessitate non-economic generation at ten units; (9) revise Louisiana’s ozone season NOX budget taking into account operational constraints likely to necessitate non-economic generation at twelve units; (10) revise Mississippi’s ozone season NOX budget taking into account operational constraints likely to necessitate non-economic generation at four units; (11) revise Texas’s annual NOX and ozone season NOX budgets based on operational constraints likely to necessitate non-economic generation at seven units; and (12) revise Florida’s ozone-season NOX budget taking into account the unavailability of a previously operating nuclear unit. EPA is also proposing to add an additional limit on the allocation of allowances to units covered by certain consent decrees. In addition, EPA is proposing to correct technical errors in the rule text. Public hearing: The proposal for which EPA will hold the public hearing, if requested, is available at http:// www.epa.gov/crossstaterule and also in the docket identified below. The public hearing, if requested, will provide interested parties the opportunity to VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:32 Oct 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposal. 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. Written comments on the proposed rule must be postmarked November 14, 2011 unless a public hearing is requested in which event comments must be received on or before November 28, 2011. Commenters should notify Ms. Stevens if they will need specific equipment or if there are other special needs related to providing comments at the hearing. EPA will provide equipment for commenters to show overhead slides or make computerized slide presentations if we receive special requests in advance. Oral testimony will be limited to 5 minutes for each commenter. EPA encourages commenters to provide EPA with a copy of their oral testimony electronically (via e-mail or CD) or in hard copy form. The hearing schedule, including lists of speakers, will be posted on EPA’s Web site http://www.epa.gov/ crossstaterule. Verbatim transcripts of the hearing and written statements will be included in the docket for the rulemaking. Written statements (duplicate copies preferred) should be submitted to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– 2009–0491, at the address posted on EPA’s webpage referenced above. Interested parties are strongly urged to monitor and consult the referenced Web site regarding the scheduled hearing. EPA will make every effort to follow the schedule as closely as possible on the day of the hearing; however, please plan for the hearing to run either ahead of schedule or behind schedule. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? EPA has established a docket for the proposed rule ‘‘Revisions to the Federal Implementation Plans to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone’’ under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2009–0491 (available at http://www.regulations.gov). As stated previously, the proposed rule was signed on October 6, 2011 and is available at http://www.epa.gov/ crossstaterule and in the above-cited docket. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Dated: October 6, 2011. Elizabeth Craig, Acting Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs. [FR Doc. 2011–26314 Filed 10–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 257, 261, 264, 265, 268, 271 and 302 [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2011–0392; FRL–9476–6] RIN 2050–AE81 Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Identification and Listing of Special Wastes; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Data Availability and Request for Comment. AGENCY: This Notice announces and invites comment on additional information obtained by the Environmental Protection Agency (Agency or EPA) in conjunction with the proposed rule: Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Identification and Listing of Special Wastes; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities that was published in the Federal Register on June 21, 2010 (75 FR 35127). This information is generally categorized as: Chemical constituent data from coal combustion residuals (CCRs); Facility and waste management unit data; Information on additional alleged damage cases; Adequacy of State programs; and Beneficial Use. In addition, EPA is considering a variety of possible approaches to update and enhance the risk assessment and the regulatory impact analysis (RIA) supporting the development of the final rule. EPA is specifically soliciting comments on the validity and propriety of the use of all new information, data, and potential analyses being noticed today. The Agency is only requesting comment on the information either specifically identified in this Notice or located in the docket for this Notice and is not reopening any other aspect of the proposal or the underlying support documents that were previously available for comment. Comments submitted on any issues other than those specifically identified in this Notice will be considered ‘‘late comments,’’ and EPA will not respond to such comments, nor will they be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12OCP1.SGM 12OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 197 (Wednesday, October 12, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 63251-63252]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26314]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 52 and 97

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0491; FRL-9478-6]
RIN 2060-AR22


Revisions to Federal Implementation Plans To Reduce Interstate 
Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Announcement of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: EPA is announcing that a public hearing will be held on 
October 28, 2011, for the proposed rule, ``Revisions to the Federal 
Implementation Plans to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate 
Matter and Ozone'', which was signed on October 6, 2011 and posted on 
EPA's website on October 6, 2011. The hearing will be held, as provided 
in this notice and in the proposed rule, if requested, and will take 
place in Washington, DC.

DATES: The public hearing, if requested, will be held on October 28, 
2011. To request a hearing, please contact the person listed in the 
following FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by October 19, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The public hearing, if requested by October 19, 2011, will 
be held in Room 152 at EPA offices, 1310 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20005 beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m. if necessary. The 
EPA Web site for the rulemaking, which includes the proposal and 
information about the public hearing, can be found at http://www.epa.gov/crossstaterule. If no request is made by October 19, 2011, 
no hearing will be held. An announcement that a hearing was not 
requested and so will not be held will be made on EPA's Web site 
referenced above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to present oral 
testimony at the public hearing, if held, please contact Ms. Gabrielle 
Stevens, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, 
Mail Code 6204J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20460, telephone number (202) 343-9252, e-
mail address: stevens.gabrielle@epa.gov (preferred method for 
registering), no later than 2 business days prior to the public hearing 
if timely request for a hearing has been made. The last day to register 
will be October 26, 2011. If using e-mail, please provide the following 
information: Name, affiliation, address, e-mail address, and telephone 
and fax numbers.
    Questions concerning the proposed rule should be addressed to Ms. 
Gabrielle Stevens, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric 
Programs, Mail Code 6204J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20460, telephone number (202) 
343-9252, e-mail address: stevens.gabrielle@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public hearing is to provide the public 
with an opportunity to present oral comments regarding proposed 
revisions to EPA's Final Transport Rule (Federal Implementation Plans: 
Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone and 
Correction of SIP Approvals). EPA is proposing to amend the assurance 
penalty provisions of the rule to make them effective beginning January 
1, 2014. EPA is also proposing, or seeking comment on, revisions to 
address discrepancies in unit-specific modeling assumptions that affect 
proper calculation of Transport Rule state budgets, new unit set-
asides, Indian

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country new unit set-asides, and assurance levels as follows: (1) 
Revise an error in Michigan's annual NOX budget to account 
for an erroneously assumed selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission 
control device at one unit; (2) revise an error in Nebraska's annual 
NOX budget to account for an erroneously assumed SCR 
emission control device at one unit; (3) revise an error in the Texas 
SO2 budget to account for erroneously assumed flue gas 
desulphurization (FGD, or scrubber) emission control devices at three 
units and revised assumptions regarding flue gas treatment in existing 
scrubbers at seven units; (4) revise an error in the Arkansas ozone-
season new unit set-aside to account for erroneously omitted projected 
emissions from one new unit; (5) revise an error in the Texas new unit 
set-aside to account for erroneously omitted projected emissions for 
SO2, ozone-season NOX, and annual NOX; 
(6) revise New Jersey's ozone-season NOX, annual 
NOX and annual SO2 budgets to account for an 
erroneously assumed scrubber and selective catalytic reduction emission 
control device at one unit and generation required for reliability 
purposes at six units, (7) revise Wisconsin's annual SO2 and 
annual NOX budgets to account for an erroneously assumed FGD 
and SCR device at two units, and (8) revise New York's annual 
SO2, annual NOX, and ozone season NOX 
budgets based on required operational constraints likely to necessitate 
non-economic generation at ten units; (9) revise Louisiana's ozone 
season NOX budget taking into account operational 
constraints likely to necessitate non-economic generation at twelve 
units; (10) revise Mississippi's ozone season NOX budget 
taking into account operational constraints likely to necessitate non-
economic generation at four units; (11) revise Texas's annual 
NOX and ozone season NOX budgets based on 
operational constraints likely to necessitate non-economic generation 
at seven units; and (12) revise Florida's ozone-season NOX 
budget taking into account the unavailability of a previously operating 
nuclear unit. EPA is also proposing to add an additional limit on the 
allocation of allowances to units covered by certain consent decrees. 
In addition, EPA is proposing to correct technical errors in the rule 
text.
    Public hearing: The proposal for which EPA will hold the public 
hearing, if requested, is available at http://www.epa.gov/crossstaterule and also in the docket identified below. The public 
hearing, if requested, will provide interested parties the opportunity 
to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposal. 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. Written comments on the 
proposed rule must be postmarked November 14, 2011 unless a public 
hearing is requested in which event comments must be received on or 
before November 28, 2011.
    Commenters should notify Ms. Stevens if they will need specific 
equipment or if there are other special needs related to providing 
comments at the hearing. EPA will provide equipment for commenters to 
show overhead slides or make computerized slide presentations if we 
receive special requests in advance. Oral testimony will be limited to 
5 minutes for each commenter. EPA encourages commenters to provide EPA 
with a copy of their oral testimony electronically (via e-mail or CD) 
or in hard copy form.
    The hearing schedule, including lists of speakers, will be posted 
on EPA's Web site http://www.epa.gov/crossstaterule. Verbatim 
transcripts of the hearing and written statements will be included in 
the docket for the rulemaking. Written statements (duplicate copies 
preferred) should be submitted to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-2009-0491, at 
the address posted on EPA's webpage referenced above. Interested 
parties are strongly urged to monitor and consult the referenced Web 
site regarding the scheduled hearing.
    EPA will make every effort to follow the schedule as closely as 
possible on the day of the hearing; however, please plan for the 
hearing to run either ahead of schedule or behind schedule.

How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    EPA has established a docket for the proposed rule ``Revisions to 
the Federal Implementation Plans to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine 
Particulate Matter and Ozone'' under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0491 
(available at http://www.regulations.gov).
    As stated previously, the proposed rule was signed on October 6, 
2011 and is available at http://www.epa.gov/crossstaterule and in the 
above-cited docket.

    Dated: October 6, 2011.
Elizabeth Craig,
Acting Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-26314 Filed 10-11-11; 8:45 am]
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