Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule; Extension of Comment Period, 95097 [2016-31263]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Proposed Rules maintenance plan under section 107(d)(3)(E) are actions that affect the status of a geographical area and do not impose any additional regulatory requirements on sources beyond those imposed by state law. A redesignation to attainment does not in and of itself create any new requirements, but rather results in the applicability of requirements contained in the CAA for areas that have been redesignated to attainment. Moreover, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the CAA and applicable Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, this action merely approves state law as meeting Federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this action: • Is not a significant regulatory action subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Orders 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011); • Does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.); • Is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); • Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4); • Does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999); • Is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997); • Is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001); • Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the CAA; and • Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:01 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). In addition, the SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, this rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because redesignation is an action that affects the status of a geographical area and does not impose any new regulatory requirements on tribes, impact any existing sources of air pollution on tribal lands, nor impair the maintenance of ozone national ambient air quality standards in tribal lands. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Oxides of nitrogen, Ozone, Volatile organic compounds. Dated: December 12, 2016. Robert A. Kaplan, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5. [FR Doc. 2016–31044 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 79 and 80 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2016–0041; FRL–9957–45– OAR] RIN 2060–AS66 Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule; Extension of Comment Period Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period. AGENCY: On November 16, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) rule. The proposal specified that the public comment period would end on January 17, 2017, 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. On December 9, 2016, the EPA received a joint request for an extension of the comment period from the following parties: American Soybean Association, Corn Refiners Association, Global Renewable Strategies and Consulting, LLC, Growth Energy, Iowa Biodiesel Board, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, National SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 95097 Biodiesel Board, National Renderers Association, Renewable Fuels Association, and U.S. Canola Association. The petitioners requested an extension in order to have more time to evaluate the implications of the REGS rule. In light of the large number of revisions proposed in this action, the EPA is extending the deadline for written comments on the proposal by 30 days to February 16, 2017. Comments must be received on or before February 16, 2017. DATES: Submit your comments on the proposed REGS rule, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2016– 0041, at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn 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 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. ADDRESSES: Julia MacAllister, Assessment and Standards Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; telephone number: (734) 214–4131; email address: macallister.julia@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The EPA proposed rule was published on November 16, 2016, at 81 FR 80828. For the reasons stated, the public comment period will now end on February 16, 2017. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 20, 2016. Christopher Grundler, Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality. [FR Doc. 2016–31263 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\27DEP1.SGM 27DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 248 (Tuesday, December 27, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 95097]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-31263]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 79 and 80

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0041; FRL-9957-45-OAR]
RIN 2060-AS66


Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule; Extension of 
Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On November 16, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) proposed the Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) 
rule. The proposal specified that the public comment period would end 
on January 17, 2017, 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. 
On December 9, 2016, the EPA received a joint request for an extension 
of the comment period from the following parties: American Soybean 
Association, Corn Refiners Association, Global Renewable Strategies and 
Consulting, LLC, Growth Energy, Iowa Biodiesel Board, Iowa Renewable 
Fuels Association, National Biodiesel Board, National Renderers 
Association, Renewable Fuels Association, and U.S. Canola Association. 
The petitioners requested an extension in order to have more time to 
evaluate the implications of the REGS rule. In light of the large 
number of revisions proposed in this action, the EPA is extending the 
deadline for written comments on the proposal by 30 days to February 
16, 2017.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 16, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments on the proposed REGS rule, identified 
by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0041, at http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, 
comments cannot be edited or withdrawn 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 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia MacAllister, Assessment and 
Standards Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 
48105; telephone number: (734) 214-4131; email address: 
macallister.julia@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EPA proposed rule was published on 
November 16, 2016, at 81 FR 80828. For the reasons stated, the public 
comment period will now end on February 16, 2017.

    Dated: December 20, 2016.
Christopher Grundler,
Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality.
[FR Doc. 2016-31263 Filed 12-23-16; 8:45 am]
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