Proposed Determination on the Appropriateness of the Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards Under the Midterm Evaluation, 87927-87928 [2016-29255]

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[FR Doc. 2016–29216 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2015–0827; FRL–9956–12– OAR] Proposed Determination on the Appropriateness of the Model Year 2022–2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards Under the Midterm Evaluation Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability of a proposed order. AGENCY: On or about November 30, 2016, the Environmental Protection SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 87927 Agency (EPA) made available for public comment its proposed adjudicatory determination that the GHG standards currently in place for MY2022–2025 remain appropriate under the Clean Air Act and therefore should not be amended to be either more or less stringent. EPA made this Proposed Determination as part of its Midterm Evaluation of light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for model years (MY) 2022– 2025, as required under its regulations. The Proposed Determination follows a Draft Technical Assessment Report (TAR) issued jointly by EPA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in July 2016. In the Draft TAR, the agencies examined a wide range of issues relevant to the appropriateness of the GHG emissions standards for MY2022–2025, and shared with the public its initial technical analyses of those issues. The Draft TAR was required by EPA’s regulations as the first step in the Midterm Evaluation process. For the next step, the Proposed Determination, EPA has considered public comments submitted on the Draft TAR as well as other information, and has updated its analyses where appropriate. EPA will again consider public comments received on the Proposed Determination as it proceeds with the final step in the Midterm Evaluation, a Final Determination regarding the appropriateness of the MY2022–2025 standards. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 30, 2016. See the ADDRESSES and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for more information about how to submit comments and where to find the Proposed Determination and related materials. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2015–0827 to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. 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 not E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 87928 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / Notices consider comments or comment contents located outside of the submission to the official dockets (i.e., located elsewhere on the web, cloud, or in another 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lieske, Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ), Assessment and Standards Division (ASD), Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; telephone number: (734) 214–4584; email address: lieske.christopher@epa.gov, fax number: 734–214–4816. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation The Proposed Determination and related materials are available in the public docket noted above and at https://www.epa.gov/regulationsemissions-vehicles-and-engines/ midterm-evaluation-light-duty-vehicleghg-emissions. EPA requests comment on the Proposed Determination. This section describes how you can participate in this process. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 1. How do I prepare and submit comments? Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2015–0827. 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 234 (Tuesday, December 6, 2016)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0827; FRL-9956-12-OAR]


Proposed Determination on the Appropriateness of the Model Year 
2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards Under 
the Midterm Evaluation

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability of a proposed order.

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SUMMARY: On or about November 30, 2016, the Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) made available for public comment its proposed 
adjudicatory determination that the GHG standards currently in place 
for MY2022-2025 remain appropriate under the Clean Air Act and 
therefore should not be amended to be either more or less stringent. 
EPA made this Proposed Determination as part of its Midterm Evaluation 
of light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for 
model years (MY) 2022-2025, as required under its regulations. The 
Proposed Determination follows a Draft Technical Assessment Report 
(TAR) issued jointly by EPA, the National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration (NHTSA), and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) 
in July 2016. In the Draft TAR, the agencies examined a wide range of 
issues relevant to the appropriateness of the GHG emissions standards 
for MY2022-2025, and shared with the public its initial technical 
analyses of those issues. The Draft TAR was required by EPA's 
regulations as the first step in the Midterm Evaluation process. For 
the next step, the Proposed Determination, EPA has considered public 
comments submitted on the Draft TAR as well as other information, and 
has updated its analyses where appropriate. EPA will again consider 
public comments received on the Proposed Determination as it proceeds 
with the final step in the Midterm Evaluation, a Final Determination 
regarding the appropriateness of the MY2022-2025 standards.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 30, 2016. See 
the ADDRESSES and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for more 
information about how to submit comments and where to find the Proposed 
Determination and related materials.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2015-0827 to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. 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 not

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consider comments or comment contents located outside of the submission 
to the official dockets (i.e., located elsewhere on the web, cloud, or 
in another 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lieske, Office of 
Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ), Assessment and Standards 
Division (ASD), Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, 
Ann Arbor, MI 48105; telephone number: (734) 214-4584; email address: 
lieske.christopher@epa.gov, fax number: 734-214-4816.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Public Participation

    The Proposed Determination and related materials are available in 
the public docket noted above and at https://www.epa.gov/regulations-emissions-vehicles-and-engines/midterm-evaluation-light-duty-vehicle-ghg-emissions. EPA requests comment on the Proposed Determination. This 
section describes how you can participate in this process.

1. How do I prepare and submit comments?

    Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0827. 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. 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 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 http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.

2. Tips for Preparing Your Comments

    When submitting comments, remember to:
     Identify the action by docket number and other identifying 
information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page 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 in the DATES section above.

3. How do I submit confidential business information?

    Do not submit CBI to EPA through http://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.
    In addition, you should submit a copy from which you have deleted 
the claimed confidential business information to the Docket by one of 
the methods set forth above.

4. How can I read the comments submitted by other people?

    You may read the materials placed in the docket for this document 
(e.g., the comments submitted in response to this document by other 
interested persons) at any time by going to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. You may also 
read the materials at the EPA Docket Center (details provided at 
https://www.epa.gov/dockets/epa-docket-center-reading-room).
    You may read the materials placed in the docket for this document 
(e.g., the comments submitted in response to this document by other 
interested persons) at any time by going to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. You may also 
read the materials at the EPA Docket Center (details provided at 
https://www.epa.gov/dockets/epa-docket-center-reading-room).

    Dated: November 30, 2016.
Gina McCarthy,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2016-29255 Filed 12-5-16; 8:45 am]
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