Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurements Under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements, 49591-49592 [2016-17509]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 145 / Thursday, July 28, 2016 / Proposed Rules 2. In the NOPR, the Commission proposed to amend its regulations to require each regional transmission organization and independent system operator to electronically deliver to the Commission, on an ongoing basis, data required from its market participants that would: (i) Identify the market participants by means of a common alpha-numeric identifier; (ii) list their ‘‘Connected Entities,’’ which included entities that have certain ownership, employment, debt, or contractual relationships with the market participants; and (iii) describe in brief the nature of the relationship of each Connected Entity. The Commission proposed to collect such information to assist with its screening and investigative efforts to detect market manipulation. The Commission has since developed a new proposal, as reflected in the concurrently issued Data Collection NOPR, which is substantially narrower than the proposal in the instant NOPR, and streamlines and consolidates the collection of marketbased rate information with new information proposed to be collected for analytics and surveillance purposes. Among other things, in the Data Collection NOPR, the Commission proposes to require market-based rate sellers and certain market participants in Commission-jurisdictional organized electric markets to submit certain, defined information about their financial and legal connections to other entities. While the Data Collection NOPR proposes to collect similar information to that which was proposed in the NOPR in this proceeding, this new proposal presents substantial revisions, thereby superseding the proposal in the instant NOPR. 3. The Commission therefore withdraws the NOPR and terminates this rulemaking proceeding. By direction of the Commission. Dated: July 21, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–17853 Filed 7–27–16; 8:45 am] Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with PROPOSALS BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 18 CFR Part 35 [Docket No. RM16–3–000] Ownership Information in MarketBased Rate Filings; Withdrawal Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Withdrawal of notice of proposed rulemaking and termination of rulemaking proceeding. AGENCY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is withdrawing its proposal to amend its regulations to clarify the scope of ownership information that sellers seeking to obtain or retain market-based rate authority must provide. The Commission is also concurrently issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Docket No. RM16–17–000, which supersedes this proposal. DATES: The notice of proposed rulemaking published on December 24, 2015, at 80 FR 80302, is withdrawn as of July 28, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ashley Dougherty (Technical Information), Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502– 8851, ashley.dougherty@ferc.gov. Laura Chipkin (Legal Information), Office of General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8615, laura.chipkin@ferc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. On December 17, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) in this proceeding.1 For the reasons set forth below, we are exercising our discretion to withdraw the NOPR and terminate this rulemaking proceeding. 2. In the NOPR, the Commission proposed to amend its regulations to clarify the scope of ownership information that sellers seeking to obtain or retain market-based rate authority must provide. The Commission has since developed a new proposal, as reflected in a concurrently issued NOPR (Data Collection NOPR),2 to streamline and consolidate the SUMMARY: 1 Ownership Information in Market-Based Rate Filings, FERC Stats & Regs. ¶ 32,713 (2015). 2 Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes, 156 FERC ¶ 61,045 (2016). VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 Jul 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 49591 collection of market-based rate (MBR) information with new information proposed to be collected for analytics and surveillance purposes. Among other things, in the Data Collection NOPR, the Commission proposes to change certain aspects of the substance and format of information submitted for MBR purposes, thereby superseding the proposed clarifications in the instant NOPR. 3. The Commission therefore withdraws the NOPR and terminates this rulemaking proceeding. By the Commission. Issued: July 21, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–17856 Filed 7–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 33 [EPA–HQ–OA–2006–0278; FRL–9946–26– OA] RIN 2090–AA40 Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurements Under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. These proposed amendments will improve the practical utility of the program, minimize burden, and clarify requirements that have been the subject of questions from recipients of EPA financial assistance and from disadvantaged business enterprises. These revisions are in accordance with the requirements of the Federal laws that govern the EPA DBE program. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OA–2006–0278, at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JYP1.SGM 28JYP1 49592 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 145 / Thursday, July 28, 2016 / Proposed Rules restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teree Henderson, Office of the Administrator, Office of Small Business Programs (mail code: 1230A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566– 2222; fax number: 202–566–0548; email address: henderson.teree@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Why is EPA issuing this proposed rule? The Agency has published a direct final rule in the ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section of this Federal Register, approving the DBE program revisions, because EPA views the revisions as noncontroversial and anticipates no adverse comment. The Agency provided reasons for the approval and additional supplementary information in the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comment, the Agency will not take further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comment, the Agency will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. The EPA would then address all public comments in any subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. The EPA does not intend to institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. For further information, please contact the persons in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with PROPOSALS List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 33 Environmental protection, Grant programs. Dated: July 15, 2016. Gina McCarthy, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–17509 Filed 7–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 Jul 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R10–OAR–2013–0004: FRL–9949–69– Region 10] Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for Oakridge, Oregon PM2.5 Nonattainment Area Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: On December 12, 2012, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) submitted, on behalf of the Governor of Oregon, a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission to address violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to a nominal 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5) for the Oakridge PM2.5 nonattainment area (2012 SIP submission). The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) in coordination with ODEQ developed the 2012 SIP submission for purposes of attaining the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. On February 22, 2016, the ODEQ withdrew certain provisions of the 2012 SIP submission (2016 SIP withdrawal). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has evaluated whether the remaining portions of the Oakridge 2012 SIP submission meet the applicable Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements. Based on this evaluation, the EPA is proposing to partially approve and partially disapprove the remaining portions of the 2012 SIP submission. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before August 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R10– OAR–2013–0004 at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the Web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information that is restricted by statute from disclosure. 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 at http:// www.regulations.gov or at EPA Region 10, Office of Air and Waste, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101. The EPA requests that you contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christi Duboiski at (360) 753–9081, duboiski.christi@epa.gov, or the above EPA, Region 10 address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, wherever ‘‘we’’, ‘‘us’’ or ‘‘our’’ are used, it is intended to refer to the EPA. Table of Contents I. Background for the EPA’s Proposed Action A. History of the PM2.5 NAAQS B. January 4, 2013 D.C. Circuit Court Decision Regarding PM2.5 Implementation Under Subpart 4 C. CAA PM2.5 Moderate Area Nonattainment SIP Requirements II. Content of 2012 SIP Submission and the EPA’s Evaluation III. Consequences of Disapproved SIP Provisions IV. The EPA’s Proposed Action V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. Background for the EPA’s Proposed Action A. History of the PM2.5 NAAQS On July 18, 1997, the EPA promulgated the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS, including annual standards of 15.0 mg/ m3 based on a 3-year average of annual mean PM2.5 concentrations, and 24-hour (or daily) standards of 65 mg/m3 based on a 3-year average of the 98th percentile of 24-hour concentrations (62 FR 38652). The EPA established the E:\FR\FM\28JYP1.SGM 28JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 145 (Thursday, July 28, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 49591-49592]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17509]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 33

[EPA-HQ-OA-2006-0278; FRL-9946-26-OA]
RIN 2090-AA40


Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in 
Procurements Under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend 
the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. These proposed 
amendments will improve the practical utility of the program, minimize 
burden, and clarify requirements that have been the subject of 
questions from recipients of EPA financial assistance and from 
disadvantaged business enterprises. These revisions are in accordance 
with the requirements of the Federal laws that govern the EPA DBE 
program.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 29, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OA-
2006-0278, at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot 
be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any 
comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any 
information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) 
or other information whose disclosure is

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restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must 
be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered 
the official comment and should include discussion of all points you 
wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment 
contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, 
cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission 
methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or 
multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective 
comments, please visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teree Henderson, Office of the 
Administrator, Office of Small Business Programs (mail code: 1230A), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-566-2222; fax number: 202-
566-0548; email address: henderson.teree@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Why is EPA issuing this proposed rule?

    The Agency has published a direct final rule in the ``Rules and 
Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, approving the DBE 
program revisions, because EPA views the revisions as noncontroversial 
and anticipates no adverse comment. The Agency provided reasons for the 
approval and additional supplementary information in the preamble to 
the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comment, the Agency 
will not take further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives 
adverse comment, the Agency will withdraw the direct final rule and it 
will not take effect. The EPA would then address all public comments in 
any subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. The EPA does not 
intend to institute a second comment period on this action.
    Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. For 
further information, please contact the persons in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 33

    Environmental protection, Grant programs.

    Dated: July 15, 2016.
Gina McCarthy,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2016-17509 Filed 7-27-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6560-50-P