Response to December 9, 2013, Clean Air Act Section 176A Petition From Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, 10726-10727 [2017-03041]

Download as PDF 10726 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 15, 2017 / Proposed Rules ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 50 and 51 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2016–0596; FRL–9959–28– OAR] RIN 2060–AT22 Response to December 9, 2013, Clean Air Act Section 176A Petition From Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of public hearing and extension of comment period. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that a public hearing will be held for the proposed action titled, ‘‘Response to December 9, 2013, Clean Air Act Section 176A Petition from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont,’’ which published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017. The hearing will be held on March 14, 2017, in Washington, DC. The EPA is also announcing extension of the comment period for the proposed action to April 13, 2017, to allow sufficient time after the public hearing for the submission of comments. DATES: Public Hearing. The public hearing will be held on March 14, 2017, in Washington, DC. Please refer to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for additional information on the public hearing. Comments. Comments must be received on or before April 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: Public Hearing. The March 14, 2017, public hearing will be held at the EPA, William Jefferson Clinton East Building, Room 1117A, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. Identification is required. If your driver’s license is issued by Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina or the state of Washington, you must present an additional form of identification to enter (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for additional information on this location). Comments. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2016–0596, at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Feb 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 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/ comments.html. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at EPA Docket Center Reading Room, William Jefferson Clinton West Building, located at 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The phone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to speak at the public hearing, please contact Ms. Pamela Long, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), Air Quality Planning Division (C504–01), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone (919) 541–0641, fax number (919) 541– 5509, email address long.pam@epa.gov, no later than March 10, 2017. If you have any questions relating to the public hearing, please contact Ms. Long at the above number. If you have questions concerning the January 19, 2017, proposed action, please contact Ms. Gobeail McKinley, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), Air Quality Planning Division (C539–01), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (919) 541–5246, email address mckinley.gobeail@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposal for which the EPA is holding the public hearing was published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017 (82 FR 6509), and is available at: http:// www.epa.gov/ozone-pollution/2008ozone-national-ambient-air-qualitystandards-naaqs-section-176a-petitions and also in Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2016–0596. The public hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposal. The EPA may ask clarifying questions during the oral presentations, but will not respond to presentations at that time. Written statements and supporting information that are submitted during the comment period will be considered with the same weight as any oral comments and supporting information presented at the public hearing. Written comments must be postmarked by the last day of the comment period. The public hearing will convene at 9:00 a.m. and end at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) or at least two hours after the last registered speaker has spoken. The EPA will make every effort to accommodate all individuals interested in providing oral testimony. A lunch break is scheduled from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please note that this hearing will be held at a U.S. government facility. Individuals planning to attend the hearing should be prepared to show valid picture identification to the security staff in order to gain access to the meeting room. The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, established new requirements for entering federal facilities. These requirements took effect on July 21, 2014. If your driver’s license is issued by Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina or the state of Washington, you must present an additional form of identification to enter the federal building where the public hearing will be held. Acceptable alternative forms of identification include: Federal employee badges, passports, enhanced driver’s licenses and military identification cards. For additional information for the status of your state regarding REAL ID, go to http://www. dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief. In addition, you will need to obtain a property pass for any personal belongings you bring with you. Upon leaving the building, you will be required to return this property pass to the security desk. No large signs will be allowed in the building, cameras may only be used outside of the building, E:\FR\FM\15FEP1.SGM 15FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 15, 2017 / Proposed Rules and demonstrations will not be allowed on federal property for security reasons. If you would like to present oral testimony at the hearing, please notify Ms. Pamela Long, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), Air Quality Planning Division (C504–01), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone (919) 541–0641, fax number (919) 541–5509, email address long.pam@epa.gov, no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on March 10, 2017. Ms. Long will arrange a general time slot for you to speak. The EPA will make every effort to follow the schedule as closely as possible on the day of the hearing. Oral testimony will be limited to 5 minutes for each commenter. The EPA encourages commenters to provide the EPA with a copy of their oral testimony electronically (via email) or in hard copy form. The EPA will not provide audiovisual equipment for presentations unless we receive special requests in advance. Commenters should notify Ms. Long if they will need specific equipment. Commenters should also notify Ms. Long if they need specific translation services for non-English speaking commenters. Prior to the hearing, the hearing schedule, including the list of speakers, will be posted on the EPA’s Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/ozone-pollution/ 2008-ozone-national-ambient-airquality-standards-naaqs-section-176apetitions. Verbatim transcripts of the hearing and written statements will be included in the docket for the action. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS How can I get copies of this document and other related information? The EPA has established a docket for the proposed action ‘‘Response to December 9, 2013, Clean Air Act Section 176A Petition from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont’’ under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OAR–2016–0596 (available at: http://www.regulations.gov). The EPA has made available information related to the proposed action on the EPA’s Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/ozonepollution/2008-ozone-national-ambientair-quality-standards-naaqs-section176a-petitions. Dated: February 9, 2017. Stephen Page, Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. [FR Doc. 2017–03041 Filed 2–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Feb 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R05–OAR–2016–0781; FRL–9959–27– Region 5] Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Removal of Gasoline Volatility Requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton Areas Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) on December 19, 2016, concerning the state’s gasoline volatility standards in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas. The revision removes the 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) fuel requirements for the two areas as a component of the Ohio ozone SIP. The submittal also includes a section 110(l) demonstration as required by the Clean Air Act (CAA) that addresses emission impacts associated with the removal of the program. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before March 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R05– OAR–2016–0781 at http:// www.regulations.gov, or via email to blakley.pamela@epa.gov. For comments submitted at Regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. For either manner of submission, 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. 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, please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. For the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 10727 making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Francisco J. Acevedo, Mobile Source Program Manager, Control Strategies Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886–6061, acevedo.francisco@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. This supplementary information section is arranged as follows: I. Background II. What changes have been made to ohio’s gasoline volatility standards? III. What is EPA’s analysis of the State’s submittal? IV. What action is EPA proposing to take? V. Impacts on the Boutique Fuels List VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. Background Under section 211(c) of the CAA, EPA promulgated regulations on March 22, 1989 (54 FR 11868) that set maximum limits for the RVP of gasoline sold during the regulatory control periods that were established on a state-by-state basis in the final rule. The regulatory control periods addressed the portion of the year when peak ozone concentrations were expected; which is during the summertime. These regulations constituted Phase I of a two phase nationwide program, which was designed to reduce the volatility of commercial gasoline during the high ozone season. Depending on the state and month, gasoline RVP was not to exceed 10.5 psi, 9.5 psi, or 9.0 psi. Phase I was applicable to calendar years 1989 through 1991. On June 11, 1990 (55 FR 23658), EPA promulgated more stringent volatility controls as Phase II of the volatility control program. These requirements established maximum RVP standards of 9.0 psi or 7.8 psi (depending on the state, the month, and the area’s initial ozone attainment designation with respect to the 1-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS)). Phase II is applicable to 1992 and subsequent years. The 1990 CAA Amendments established a new section, 211(h), to address fuel volatility. Section 211(h)(1) requires EPA to promulgate regulations making it unlawful to sell, offer for sale, dispense, supply, offer for supply, transport, or introduce into commerce gasoline with an RVP level in excess of 9.0 psi during the high ozone season. Section 211(h)(2) prohibits EPA from establishing a volatility standard more E:\FR\FM\15FEP1.SGM 15FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 15, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 10726-10727]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 50 and 51

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0596; FRL-9959-28-OAR]
RIN 2060-AT22


Response to December 9, 2013, Clean Air Act Section 176A Petition 
From Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New 
York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public hearing and extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that a 
public hearing will be held for the proposed action titled, ``Response 
to December 9, 2013, Clean Air Act Section 176A Petition from 
Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New 
York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont,'' which published in the 
Federal Register on January 19, 2017. The hearing will be held on March 
14, 2017, in Washington, DC. The EPA is also announcing extension of 
the comment period for the proposed action to April 13, 2017, to allow 
sufficient time after the public hearing for the submission of 
comments.

DATES: Public Hearing. The public hearing will be held on March 14, 
2017, in Washington, DC. Please refer to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section for additional information on the public hearing.
    Comments. Comments must be received on or before April 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Public Hearing. The March 14, 2017, public hearing will be 
held at the EPA, William Jefferson Clinton East Building, Room 1117A, 
1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. Identification is 
required. If your driver's license is issued by Kentucky, Maine, 
Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina or 
the state of Washington, you must present an additional form of 
identification to enter (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for 
additional information on this location).
    Comments. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2016-0596, 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 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/comments.html.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at EPA Docket Center 
Reading Room, William Jefferson Clinton West Building, located at 1301 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. The Public Reading Room 
is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The phone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 
566-1744.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to speak at the 
public hearing, please contact Ms. Pamela Long, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards 
(OAQPS), Air Quality Planning Division (C504-01), Research Triangle 
Park, NC 27711, telephone (919) 541-0641, fax number (919) 541-5509, 
email address long.pam@epa.gov, no later than March 10, 2017. If you 
have any questions relating to the public hearing, please contact Ms. 
Long at the above number.
    If you have questions concerning the January 19, 2017, proposed 
action, please contact Ms. Gobeail McKinley, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards 
(OAQPS), Air Quality Planning Division (C539-01), Research Triangle 
Park, NC 27711, telephone (919) 541-5246, email address 
mckinley.gobeail@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposal for which the EPA is holding 
the public hearing was published in the Federal Register on January 19, 
2017 (82 FR 6509), and is available at: http://www.epa.gov/ozone-pollution/2008-ozone-national-ambient-air-quality-standards-naaqs-section-176a-petitions and also in Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0596. 
The public hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to 
present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposal. The EPA may 
ask clarifying questions during the oral presentations, but will not 
respond to presentations at that time. Written statements and 
supporting information that are submitted during the comment period 
will be considered with the same weight as any oral comments and 
supporting information presented at the public hearing. Written 
comments must be postmarked by the last day of the comment period.
    The public hearing will convene at 9:00 a.m. and end at 6:00 p.m. 
Eastern Time (ET) or at least two hours after the last registered 
speaker has spoken. The EPA will make every effort to accommodate all 
individuals interested in providing oral testimony. A lunch break is 
scheduled from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please note that this hearing 
will be held at a U.S. government facility. Individuals planning to 
attend the hearing should be prepared to show valid picture 
identification to the security staff in order to gain access to the 
meeting room. The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, established 
new requirements for entering federal facilities. These requirements 
took effect on July 21, 2014. If your driver's license is issued by 
Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, 
South Carolina or the state of Washington, you must present an 
additional form of identification to enter the federal building where 
the public hearing will be held. Acceptable alternative forms of 
identification include: Federal employee badges, passports, enhanced 
driver's licenses and military identification cards. For additional 
information for the status of your state regarding REAL ID, go to 
http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief. In addition, you will 
need to obtain a property pass for any personal belongings you bring 
with you. Upon leaving the building, you will be required to return 
this property pass to the security desk. No large signs will be allowed 
in the building, cameras may only be used outside of the building,

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and demonstrations will not be allowed on federal property for security 
reasons.
    If you would like to present oral testimony at the hearing, please 
notify Ms. Pamela Long, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), Air Quality Planning 
Division (C504-01), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone (919) 
541-0641, fax number (919) 541-5509, email address long.pam@epa.gov, no 
later than 4:00 p.m. ET on March 10, 2017. Ms. Long will arrange a 
general time slot for you to speak. The EPA will make every effort to 
follow the schedule as closely as possible on the day of the hearing.
    Oral testimony will be limited to 5 minutes for each commenter. The 
EPA encourages commenters to provide the EPA with a copy of their oral 
testimony electronically (via email) or in hard copy form. The EPA will 
not provide audiovisual equipment for presentations unless we receive 
special requests in advance. Commenters should notify Ms. Long if they 
will need specific equipment. Commenters should also notify Ms. Long if 
they need specific translation services for non-English speaking 
commenters.
    Prior to the hearing, the hearing schedule, including the list of 
speakers, will be posted on the EPA's Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/ozone-pollution/2008-ozone-national-ambient-air-quality-standards-naaqs-section-176a-petitions. Verbatim transcripts of the hearing and 
written statements will be included in the docket for the action.

How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    The EPA has established a docket for the proposed action ``Response 
to December 9, 2013, Clean Air Act Section 176A Petition from 
Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New 
York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont'' under Docket ID No. EPA-
HQ-OAR-2016-0596 (available at: http://www.regulations.gov). The EPA 
has made available information related to the proposed action on the 
EPA's Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/ozone-pollution/2008-ozone-national-ambient-air-quality-standards-naaqs-section-176a-petitions.

    Dated: February 9, 2017.
Stephen Page,
Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2017-03041 Filed 2-14-17; 8:45 am]
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