Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Notice of Data Availability Regarding Aggregate HCFC-22 Inventory Data From 2008-2013, 19077-19079 [2014-07718]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices remaining (if any) from previous payments that are in Western’s control to the mutually agreed upon amount. VI. Project Development, Operations & Maintenance 1. Project Development and Operations & Maintenance a. Applicability All projects funded under this authority. 2. Policies and Practices a. For study, facility development, construction and other related purposes, Western will consider projects constructed under its authority under Section 402 of the Recovery Act in accordance with procedures and requirements for arranging for transmission service or interconnection under its OATT, or related interconnection agreements. Western will, as necessary, use appropriate project management methods for all transmission projects approved for funding under this authority. b. Available transfer capability surplus to Western’s needs will be made available in a nondiscriminatory manner consistent with FERC open access transmission rules, Federal statutes, and Western policies. c. Western will comply with all other applicable Federal laws, regulations and policies, including National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Federal Acquisition Regulation, and other applicable provisions of the Recovery Act. VII. Project Rates and Repayment 1. Applicability a. All projects funded under this authority. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES a. The repayment requirements and applicable transmission rates will be designed so that proceeds from a project meet the repayment obligation. b. 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Transmission rates for transmission capacity controlled by Western will be developed in a public process following applicable requirements outlined in 10 CFR part 903 and RA6120.2, and set by the Administrator as specified in relevant DOE orders. 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 Environmental Compliance In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and the DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures and Guidelines (10 CFR part 1021), Western has determined that this action fits within category A13, Procedural Documents, of Appendix A to Subpart D of Part 1021 and is categorically excluded from NEPA analysis. Future actions under this authority will undergo appropriate NEPA analysis. Dated: February 20, 2014. Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator. 2. Policies and Practices VerDate Mar<15>2010 VIII. Request for Submission of New Project Proposals With the revised Program now in place, TIP encourages interested parties to submit Project Proposals to construct, finance, facilitate, plan, operate, maintain, or study construction of new or upgraded electric power transmission lines and related facilities with at least one terminus within Western’s service territory, that deliver or facilitate the delivery of power generated by renewable energy resources. On or about the beginning of each quarter (approximately January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1) or, if necessary, at other times. Western will screen Project Proposals received during the previous quarter for purposes of determining whether or not each proposed project meets or is reasonably expected to meet the Project Evaluation Criteria (see Section III, above). Western will make its determination no later than 30 business days after reviewing a Project Proposal and promptly notify the Project Applicant in writing. [FR Doc. 2014–07700 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0263; FRL–9909–15– OAR] Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Notice of Data Availability Regarding Aggregate HCFC–22 Inventory Data From 2008–2013 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: Today’s notice announces the availability of two additional documents related to Protection of Stratospheric SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19077 Ozone: Adjustments to the Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import and Export (2015– 2019). The first document shows the aggregated results of Clean Air Act section 114 requests for information on the amount of HCFC–22 inventory held by nine entities between 2008 and 2013. The second is an updated draft of the 2013 Servicing Tail Report, which revises statements regarding alternatives to HCFC–123 for fire suppression and modeled need for virgin HCFC–123 for this purpose. DATES: Comments on this notice of data availability must be received on or before April 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2013–0263, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Email: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov. • Mail: Docket #EPA–HQ–OAR– 2013–0263, Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Mail code: 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: Docket #EPA–HQ– OAR–2013–0263 Air and Radiation Docket at EPA West, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 3340, Mail Code 6102T, Washington, DC 20004. 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–OAR–2013– 0263. 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 email. If you want to submit confidential comments, please send them to the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. 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 email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 19078 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices 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. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Whiteley by telephone at (202) 343–9310 or by email at whiteley.elizabeth@epa.gov, or by mail at United States Environmental Protection Agency, Stratospheric Protection Division (6205J), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington DC 20460. You may also visit the Ozone Protection Web site of EPA’s Stratospheric Protection Division at www.epa.gov/ozone/strathome.html for further information about EPA’s Stratospheric Ozone Protection regulations, the science of ozone layer depletion, and related topics. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This notice announces the availability of data relevant to the proposed rule titled, Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjustments to the Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import and Export, which published in the Federal Register on December 24, 2013, and covers the years 2015–2019. When final, that rule may affect the following categories, thus this notice of availability may be of interest to: • Industrial Gas Manufacturing entities (NAICS code 325120), including fluorinated hydrocarbon gases manufacturers and reclaimers; • Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers (NAICS code 422690), including chemical gases and compressed gases merchant wholesalers; • Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing entities (NAICS code 333415), including air-conditioning equipment and commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment manufacturers; VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 • Air-Conditioning Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (NAICS code 423730), including airconditioning (condensing unit, compressors) merchant wholesalers; • Electrical and Electronic Appliance, Television, and Radio Set Merchant Wholesalers (NAICS code 423620), including air-conditioning (room units) merchant wholesalers; • Plumbing, Heating, and AirConditioning Contractors (NAICS code 238220), including central airconditioning system, commercial refrigeration installation and HVAC contractors; and • Refrigerant reclaimers, manufacturers of recovery/recycling equipment, and refrigerant recovery/ recycling equipment testing organizations. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be interested in this notice. B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? 1. Confidential Business Information (CBI) Do not submit this information to EPA through www.regulations.gov or email. 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. 2. Tips for Preparing Your Comments When submitting comments, remember to: • Identify the rulemaking by docket number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number). • Follow directions—The agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number. • Explain why you agree or disagree, suggest alternatives, and substitute language for your requested changes. • Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/ or data that you used. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced. • Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns, and suggest alternatives. • Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats. • Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified. II. What data are available? EPA is announcing the availability of two documents in docket EPA–HQ– OAR–2013–0263, which is the docket for the rulemaking titled, Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjustments to the Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import and Export (2015– 2019). EPA intends to consider comments on this data as it develops the rule finalizing the December 24, 2013 proposal (78 FR 78072). The first of those documents is 2008– 2013 HCFC–22 Aggregate Inventory Data. In August 2013, under the authority of Clean Air Act section 114, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent letters to nine major entities in the HCFC–22 market, including producers, importers, distributors and reclaimers of HCFC–22. The agency asked for each company’s HCFC–22 inventory as of December 31 in the years 2008 through 2012. At least one respondent to EPA’s section 114 request claimed the aggregate calendar-year HCFC–22 inventory data from all nine entities as confidential business information; therefore, EPA was obligated to follow its Confidential Business Information regulations at 40 CFR Part 2 Subpart B with respect to the aggregate data and could not release those data at the time of the agency’s proposed rule for the allocation of 2015–2019 HCFC allowances (December 24, 2013, 78 FR 78072). On February 18, 2014, EPA issued a final determination that the aggregate inventory data is not entitled to confidential treatment. EPA sent a second letter under the authority of section 114 of the Clean Air Act to the same nine entities on February 27, 2014, requesting each company’s HCFC–22 inventory as of December 31, 2013. No company claimed the aggregate inventory data for 2013 as confidential business information. EPA posted the 2008–2012 aggregate inventory data on the agency’s Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/ phaseout/classtwo.html and notified stakeholders via email on March 10, 2014. EPA posted the 2013 aggregate inventory data on the agency’s Web site E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices and notified stakeholders via email on March 27, 2014. EPA also added these two sets of data to the docket on March 14, 2014 and with this notice, respectively. Given that EPA has already made these data available through other means, including direct notice to stakeholders, EPA believes that 15 days is an adequate period for public comment on this notice. In preparing its proposed rule, EPA considered the annual trend of HCFC– 22 inventory amounts, and the existing inventory at the end of 2012. Existing HCFC–22 inventory can be used to meet a portion of servicing demand, thus enabling the agency to issue fewer HCFC–22 consumption allowances and prevent additional emissions of ozonedepleting HCFC–22. As noted in the proposed rule, the inventory data collected through EPA’s August 2013 letters indicated that HCFC–22 inventory was higher than the agency’s previous estimate of 22,700 to 45,400 MT. EPA also noted that several stakeholders expected inventory to rise in 2013 and 2014. While the nine entities do not hold the complete inventory of HCFC–22, discussions with stakeholders both before and after the rule was proposed indicate that the aggregate inventory from these nine entities likely constitutes a significant majority of the HCFC–22 in inventory on the specified dates. The agency is also announcing revisions to the 2013 Servicing Tail Report, also available in the docket. These changes revise statements regarding alternatives to HCFC–123 for fire suppression and modeled need for virgin HCFC–123 for this purpose. Dated: March 31, 2014. Sarah Dunham, Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–07718 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES [Public Notice 2014–6004] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals Submissions, and Approvals Export-Import Bank of the United States. ACTION: Submission for OMB review and comments request. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Form Title: EIB 92–79 Broker Registration Form. SUMMARY: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as a part of its continuing effort to reduce VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Our customers will be able to submit this form on paper or electronically. This form is used by insurance brokers to register with Export-Import Bank. It provides ExportImport Bank staff with the information necessary to make a determination of the eligibility of the broker to receive commission payments under ExportImport Bank’s credit insurance programs. Form can be viewed at http://www. exim.gov/pub/pending/eib92–79.pdf. Comments must be received on or before May 7, 2014 to be assured of consideration. DATES: Comments may be submitted electronically on WWW.REGULATIONS.GOV or by mail to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20038 Attn: OMB 3048–0024. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and Form Number: EIB 92–27 Broker Registration Form. OMB Number: 3048–0024. Type of Review: Regular. Need and Use: This form is used by insurance brokers to register with Export Import Bank. The form provides Export Import Bank staff with the information necessary to make a determination of the eligibility of the broker to receive commission payments under Export Import Bank’s credit insurance programs. Affected Public: This form affects entities engaged in brokering export credit insurance policies. Annual Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes. Government Review Time per Response: 2 hours. Frequency of Reporting or Use: Once every three years. Government Reviewing Time per Year: 100 hours. Average Wages per Hour: $42.50. Average Cost per Year: $4,250. Benefits and Overhead: 20%. Total Government Cost: $5,100. Bonita Jones, Program Analyst, Records Management Divison. [FR Doc. 2014–07720 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19079 EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES [Public Notice 2014–3006] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals Submissions, and Approvals Export-Import Bank of the United States. ACTION: Submission for OMB review and comments request. AGENCY: Form Title: EIB 95–09 Letter of Interest Application. SUMMARY: The Export-Import Banks of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Letter of Interest (LI) is an indication of Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank’s willingness to consider financing a given export transaction. Ex-Im Bank uses the requested information to determine the applicability of the proposed export transaction and determines whether or not to consider financing that transaction. One question (appearing as number 1 in the previous version) from Attachment A has been removed in this updated version of the form, since it is no longer relevant. The form can be reviewed at: http:// www.exim.gov/pub/pending/95–9-li1.pdf. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 7, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically on WWW.REGULATIONS.GOV or by mail to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20038. Attn: 3048– 0005. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and Form Number: EIB 95–09 Letter of Interest Application. OMB Number: 3048–0005. Type of Review: Regular. Need and Use: The Letter of Interest (LI) is an indication of Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank’s willingness to consider financing a given export transaction. ExIm Bank uses the requested information to determine the applicability of the proposed export transaction system prompts and determines whether or not to consider financing that transaction. Affected Public: This form affects entities involved in the export of U.S. goods and services. E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 66 (Monday, April 7, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19077-19079]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0263; FRL-9909-15-OAR]


Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Notice of Data Availability 
Regarding Aggregate HCFC-22 Inventory Data From 2008-2013

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: Today's notice announces the availability of two additional 
documents related to Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjustments to 
the Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import and Export 
(2015-2019). The first document shows the aggregated results of Clean 
Air Act section 114 requests for information on the amount of HCFC-22 
inventory held by nine entities between 2008 and 2013. The second is an 
updated draft of the 2013 Servicing Tail Report, which revises 
statements regarding alternatives to HCFC-123 for fire suppression and 
modeled need for virgin HCFC-123 for this purpose.

DATES: Comments on this notice of data availability must be received on 
or before April 22, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2013-0263, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov.
     Mail: Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0263, Air and 
Radiation Docket and Information Center, United States Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mail code: 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0263 Air 
and Radiation Docket at EPA West, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 
3340, Mail Code 6102T, Washington, DC 20004. 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-OAR-
2013-0263. 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 email. If 
you want to submit confidential comments, please send them to the 
individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. 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 email comment 
directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email 
address will be automatically captured

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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. For additional information about EPA's public docket, visit 
the EPA Docket Center homepage at www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Whiteley by telephone at 
(202) 343-9310 or by email at whiteley.elizabeth@epa.gov, or by mail at 
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Stratospheric Protection 
Division (6205J), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington DC 20460. You 
may also visit the Ozone Protection Web site of EPA's Stratospheric 
Protection Division at www.epa.gov/ozone/strathome.html for further 
information about EPA's Stratospheric Ozone Protection regulations, the 
science of ozone layer depletion, and related topics.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This notice announces the availability of data relevant to the 
proposed rule titled, Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjustments to 
the Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import and 
Export, which published in the Federal Register on December 24, 2013, 
and covers the years 2015-2019. When final, that rule may affect the 
following categories, thus this notice of availability may be of 
interest to:
     Industrial Gas Manufacturing entities (NAICS code 325120), 
including fluorinated hydrocarbon gases manufacturers and reclaimers;
     Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 
(NAICS code 422690), including chemical gases and compressed gases 
merchant wholesalers;
     Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and 
Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 
entities (NAICS code 333415), including air-conditioning equipment and 
commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment manufacturers;
     Air-Conditioning Equipment and Supplies Merchant 
Wholesalers (NAICS code 423730), including air-conditioning (condensing 
unit, compressors) merchant wholesalers;
     Electrical and Electronic Appliance, Television, and Radio 
Set Merchant Wholesalers (NAICS code 423620), including air-
conditioning (room units) merchant wholesalers;
     Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (NAICS 
code 238220), including central air-conditioning system, commercial 
refrigeration installation and HVAC contractors; and
     Refrigerant reclaimers, manufacturers of recovery/
recycling equipment, and refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment 
testing organizations.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide 
for readers regarding entities likely to be interested in this notice.

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

1. Confidential Business Information (CBI)
    Do not submit this information to EPA through www.regulations.gov 
or email. 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.
2. Tips for Preparing Your Comments
    When submitting comments, remember to:
     Identify the rulemaking by docket number and other 
identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and 
page number).
     Follow directions--The agency may ask you to respond to 
specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
     Explain why you agree or disagree, suggest alternatives, 
and substitute language for your requested changes.
     Describe any assumptions and provide any technical 
information and/or data that you used.
     If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how 
you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be 
reproduced.
     Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns, and 
suggest alternatives.
     Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the 
use of profanity or personal threats.
     Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period 
deadline identified.

II. What data are available?

    EPA is announcing the availability of two documents in docket EPA-
HQ-OAR-2013-0263, which is the docket for the rulemaking titled, 
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjustments to the Allowance System 
for Controlling HCFC Production, Import and Export (2015-2019). EPA 
intends to consider comments on this data as it develops the rule 
finalizing the December 24, 2013 proposal (78 FR 78072).
    The first of those documents is 2008-2013 HCFC-22 Aggregate 
Inventory Data. In August 2013, under the authority of Clean Air Act 
section 114, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent letters to 
nine major entities in the HCFC-22 market, including producers, 
importers, distributors and reclaimers of HCFC-22. The agency asked for 
each company's HCFC-22 inventory as of December 31 in the years 2008 
through 2012. At least one respondent to EPA's section 114 request 
claimed the aggregate calendar-year HCFC-22 inventory data from all 
nine entities as confidential business information; therefore, EPA was 
obligated to follow its Confidential Business Information regulations 
at 40 CFR Part 2 Subpart B with respect to the aggregate data and could 
not release those data at the time of the agency's proposed rule for 
the allocation of 2015-2019 HCFC allowances (December 24, 2013, 78 FR 
78072). On February 18, 2014, EPA issued a final determination that the 
aggregate inventory data is not entitled to confidential treatment. EPA 
sent a second letter under the authority of section 114 of the Clean 
Air Act to the same nine entities on February 27, 2014, requesting each 
company's HCFC-22 inventory as of December 31, 2013. No company claimed 
the aggregate inventory data for 2013 as confidential business 
information.
    EPA posted the 2008-2012 aggregate inventory data on the agency's 
Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/phaseout/classtwo.html and 
notified stakeholders via email on March 10, 2014. EPA posted the 2013 
aggregate inventory data on the agency's Web site

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and notified stakeholders via email on March 27, 2014. EPA also added 
these two sets of data to the docket on March 14, 2014 and with this 
notice, respectively. Given that EPA has already made these data 
available through other means, including direct notice to stakeholders, 
EPA believes that 15 days is an adequate period for public comment on 
this notice.
    In preparing its proposed rule, EPA considered the annual trend of 
HCFC-22 inventory amounts, and the existing inventory at the end of 
2012. Existing HCFC-22 inventory can be used to meet a portion of 
servicing demand, thus enabling the agency to issue fewer HCFC-22 
consumption allowances and prevent additional emissions of ozone-
depleting HCFC-22. As noted in the proposed rule, the inventory data 
collected through EPA's August 2013 letters indicated that HCFC-22 
inventory was higher than the agency's previous estimate of 22,700 to 
45,400 MT. EPA also noted that several stakeholders expected inventory 
to rise in 2013 and 2014. While the nine entities do not hold the 
complete inventory of HCFC-22, discussions with stakeholders both 
before and after the rule was proposed indicate that the aggregate 
inventory from these nine entities likely constitutes a significant 
majority of the HCFC-22 in inventory on the specified dates.
    The agency is also announcing revisions to the 2013 Servicing Tail 
Report, also available in the docket. These changes revise statements 
regarding alternatives to HCFC-123 for fire suppression and modeled 
need for virgin HCFC-123 for this purpose.

    Dated: March 31, 2014.
Sarah Dunham,
Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-07718 Filed 4-4-14; 8:45 am]
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