Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; Control of Sulfur Emissions From Stationary Boilers, 5346-5347 [2013-01462]

Download as PDF 5346 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2013 / Proposed Rules the U.S. Copyright Office at (202) 707– 8380 for special instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Rivet, Budget Analyst, or Melissa Dadant, Senior Advisor for Operations and Special Projects, at (202) 707–8350. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 6, 2012, the U.S. Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking (‘‘NPRM’’) announcing a revised schedule of fees for filing semiannual statements of account pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 111, 119, and 122 based upon a new cost study. 77 FR 72,788 (December 6, 2012). Comments to the proposed fees were due on January 7, 2013 and the Office received three comments at that time, including a comment from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (‘‘NCTA’’). 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[FR Doc. 2013–01291 Filed 1–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R01–OAR–2009–0433; EPA–R01– OAR–2012–0149; A–1–FRL–9754–7] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Enhanced Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with AGENCY: EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. These SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Jan 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 revisions include regulations to update the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The revised programs in Massachusetts and New Hampshire include a test and repair network for an on-board diagnostic (OBD2) testing program for model year 1996 and newer vehicles. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of the revised programs into the Massachusetts and New Hampshire SIPs. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before February 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R01– OAR–2009–0433 for comments pertaining to our proposed approval action for Massachusetts or EPA–R01– OAR–2012–0149 for comments pertaining to our proposed approval action for New Hampshire by one of the following methods: 1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: arnold.anne@epa.gov. 3. Fax: (617) 918–0047. 4. Mail: ‘‘Docket Identification Number EPA–R01–OAR–2009–0433 or EPA–R01–OAR–2012–0149,’’ Anne Arnold, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, 5 Post Office Square—Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05–2), Boston, MA 02109–3912. 5. Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: Anne Arnold, Manager, Air Quality Planning Unit, Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, 5 Post Office Square—Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05–2), Boston, MA 02109–3912. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office’s normal hours of operation. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, excluding legal holidays. Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules Section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to submit comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariel Garcia, Air Quality Planning Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 (Mail code: OEP05–2), Boston, MA 02109– 3912., telephone number (617) 918– 1660, fax number (617) 918–0660, email garcia.ariel@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Final Rules Section of this Federal PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Register, EPA is approving the State’s SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. For additional information, see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules Section of this Federal Register. Dated: November 15, 2012. H. Curtis Spalding, Regional Administrator, EPA New England. [FR Doc. 2013–00930 Filed 1–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R07–OAR–2012–0763; FRL–9772–5] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; Control of Sulfur Emissions From Stationary Boilers Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: ACTION: Proposed rule. EPA proposes to approve revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted October 27, 2009. This revision adds a new rule to reduce the concentration of fine particles (PM2.5) in the St. Louis nonattainment area by limiting sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions (a precursor pollutant to PM2.5), from industrial boilers. EPA is approving this revision because it strengthens the Missouri SIP. EPA’s approval of this SIP revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JAP1.SGM 25JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2013 / Proposed Rules Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by February 25, 2013. DATES: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R07– OAR–2012–0763, by mail to Amy Bhesania, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219. Comments may also be submitted electronically or through hand delivery/courier by following the detailed instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the rules section of this Federal Register. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Bhesania, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219 at (913) 551–7147, or by email at bhesania.amy@epa.gov. In the final rules section of the Federal Register, EPA is approving the state’s SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial revision amendment and anticipates no relevant adverse comments to this action. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no relevant adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated in relation to this action. If EPA receives relevant adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed action. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on part of this rule and if that part can be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those parts of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. For additional information, see the direct final rule which is located in the rules section of this Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with Dated: January 9, 2013. Karl Brooks, Regional Administrator, Region 7. [FR Doc. 2013–01462 Filed 1–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Jan 24, 2013 40 CFR Parts 85, 86, 600 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2009–0472; FRL–9772–7] Denial of Reconsideration Petition on Model Year 2012–2016 Light Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Denial of petition for reconsideration. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is providing notice that it is denying the petition of the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) to reconsider the final rules establishing greenhouse gas emissions standards from light duty motor vehicles for model years 2012–2016. DATES: This action is effective on January 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: EPA’s docket for this action is Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2009– 0472. 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 either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at EPA’s Docket Center, Public Reading Room, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. This Docket Facility 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: Steven Silverman, Office of General Counsel, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–5523; email address: silverman.steven@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Acronyms and Abbreviations. The following acronyms and abbreviations are used in this Decision. SUMMARY: APA Administrative Procedures Act API American Petroleum Institute CAA Clean Air Act CO2 Carbon dioxide Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 5347 CH4 Methane EPA Environmental Protection Agency FOIA Freedom of Information Act FR Federal Register GHG Greenhouse gas HFC Hydrofluorocarbon LDVR Light Duty Vehicle Rule MY Model year N2O Nitrous oxide NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration PLF Pacific Legal Foundation SAB Science Advisory Board I. Introduction On May 7, 2010, the EPA published final rules establishing standards limiting emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from new light duty motor vehicles, including passenger cars, medium duty passenger vehicles, and light trucks for model years 2012–2016. 75 FR 25324. In this joint rulemaking, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on behalf of the Department of Transportation, issued rules to reduce fuel consumption from these vehicles. Together these rules comprise a coordinated and comprehensive National Program designed to address the urgent and closely intertwined challenges of reducing dependence on oil, achieving energy security, and ameliorating global climate change. PLF petitioned EPA to reconsider its greenhouse gas standards. Because the petition does not state grounds which satisfy the requirements of section 307(d)(7)(B) of the Clean Air Act, EPA is denying the petition. II. Standard for Reconsideration Section 307(d)(7)(B) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) states that: ‘‘Only an objection to a rule or procedure which was raised with reasonable specificity during the period for public comment (including any public hearing) may be raised during judicial review. If the person raising an objection can demonstrate to the Administrator that it was impracticable to raise such objection within such time or if the grounds for such objection arose after the period for public comment (but within the time specified for judicial review) and if such objection is of central relevance to the outcome of the rule, the Administrator shall convene a proceeding for reconsideration of the rule and provide the same procedural rights as would have been afforded had the information been available at the time the rule was proposed. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 17 (Friday, January 25, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 5346-5347]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01462]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R07-OAR-2012-0763; FRL-9772-5]


Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of 
Missouri; Control of Sulfur Emissions From Stationary Boilers

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA proposes to approve revisions to the Missouri State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted October 27, 2009. This revision 
adds a new rule to reduce the concentration of fine particles 
(PM2.5) in the St. Louis nonattainment area by limiting 
sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions (a precursor pollutant to 
PM2.5), from industrial boilers. EPA is approving this 
revision because it strengthens the Missouri SIP. EPA's approval of 
this SIP revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of 
the Clean Air Act (CAA).

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DATES: Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by 
February 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R07-
OAR-2012-0763, by mail to Amy Bhesania, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, 
Lenexa, Kansas 66219. Comments may also be submitted electronically or 
through hand delivery/courier by following the detailed instructions in 
the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the rules 
section of this Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Bhesania, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, 
Lenexa, Kansas 66219 at (913) 551-7147, or by email at 
bhesania.amy@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of the Federal 
Register, EPA is approving the state's SIP revision as a direct final 
rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a 
noncontroversial revision amendment and anticipates no relevant adverse 
comments to this action. A detailed rationale for the approval is set 
forth in the direct final rule. If no relevant adverse comments are 
received in response to this action, no further activity is 
contemplated in relation to this action. If EPA receives relevant 
adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all 
public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule 
based on this proposed action. EPA will not institute a second comment 
period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this 
action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives 
adverse comment on part of this rule and if that part can be severed 
from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those parts of 
the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. For additional 
information, see the direct final rule which is located in the rules 
section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: January 9, 2013.
Karl Brooks,
Regional Administrator, Region 7.
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