Release of Risk and Exposure Assessment Planning Document for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Oxides, 11356-11357 [2017-03432]

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Dated: February 15, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03411 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0566; FRL–9959–22– OAR] Release of Risk and Exposure Assessment Planning Document for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Oxides Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a periodic review of the air quality criteria and the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Sulfur Oxides (SOX). On or about February 16, 2017, the EPA will make available for public review the document titled Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Oxides: Risk and Exposure Assessment Planning Document (REA Planning Document). This plan presents considerations and the proposed approach for conducting quantitative analyses of sulfur dioxide (SO2) exposures and health risks in this NAAQS review. This planning document is intended to facilitate consultation with the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and public comment on plans for such quantitative analyses. DATES: Comments should be received on or before April 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2013–0566, 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 Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn.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 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / Notices http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. The REA Planning Document will be available primarily via the Internet at https:// www.epa.gov/naaqs/sulfur-dioxide-so2primary-standards-planningdocuments-current-review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Nicole Hagan, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (Mail Code C504–06), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: 919–541–3153; fax number: 919–541– 5315; email: hagan.nicole@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES I. General Information A. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for the EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through http:// 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 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 2. 2. Tips for Preparing your Comments. When submitting comments, remember to: • Identify the notice 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 CFR part or section number. • Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternative and substitute language for your requested changes. • Describe any assumption 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 • Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified. II. Information About the Document Two sections of the Clean Air Act (CAA) govern the establishment and revision of the NAAQS. Section 108 (42 U.S.C. 7408) directs the Administrator to identify and list certain air pollutants and then to issue air quality criteria for those pollutants. The Administrator is to list those air pollutants that in his ‘‘judgment, cause or contribute to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare’’; ‘‘the presence of which in the ambient air results from numerous or diverse mobile or stationary sources’’; and ‘‘for which . . . [the Administrator] plans to issue air quality criteria . . .’’ (42 U.S.C. 7408(a)(1)(A)–(C)). Air quality criteria are intended to ‘‘accurately reflect the latest scientific knowledge useful in indicating the kind and extent of all identifiable effects on public health or welfare which may be expected from the presence of [a] pollutant in the ambient air . . .’’ (42 U.S.C. 7408(a)(2)). Under section 109 (42 U.S.C. 7409), the EPA establishes primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS for pollutants for which air quality criteria are issued. Section 109(d) requires periodic review and, if appropriate, revision of existing air quality criteria. The revised air quality criteria reflect advances in scientific knowledge on the effects of the pollutant on public health or welfare. The EPA is also required to periodically review and revise the NAAQS, if appropriate, based on the revised criteria. Section 109(d)(2) requires that an independent scientific review committee ‘‘shall complete a review of the criteria . . . and the national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards . . . and shall recommend to the Administrator any new . . . standards and revisions of the existing criteria and standards as may be appropriate . . . .’’ Since the early 1980s, this independent review function has been performed by the CASAC. Presently, the EPA is reviewing the air quality criteria and primary NAAQS for SOx.1 The EPA’s overall plan for this review is presented in the Integrated Review Plan for the Primary NAAQS for Sulfur Dioxide (IRP).2 The REA Planning Document considers the degree to which important uncertainties identified in quantitative analyses from 1 The indicator for the current standard is SO2. IRP (EPA–452/R–14–007, October 2014) is available at https://www.epa.gov/naaqs/sulfurdioxide-so2-primary-standards-planningdocuments-current-review. 2 The PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11357 previous reviews have been addressed by newly available scientific evidence, tools, or information, including those in the second draft Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides—Health Criteria (ISA).3 Based on these considerations, the document reaches preliminary conclusions on the extent to which updated quantitative analyses of exposures or health risks are warranted in the current review. For updated analyses that are supported, this planning document presents anticipated approaches to conducting such analyses. This document will be available on or about February 16, 2017, on the EPA’s Technology Transfer Network Web site at https:// www.epa.gov/naaqs/sulfur-dioxide-so2primary-standards-planningdocuments-current-review. The REA Planning Document has been made available for consultation with the CASAC at an upcoming public meeting of the CASAC. A separate Federal Register notice will provide details about this meeting and the process for participation. The EPA will also consider public comments on the REA Planning Document that are submitted to the docket, as described above. Dated: February 13, 2017. Stephen Page, Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0566; FRL-9959-22-OAR]


Release of Risk and Exposure Assessment Planning Document for the 
Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur 
Oxides

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a 
periodic review of the air quality criteria and the primary National 
Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Sulfur Oxides 
(SOX). On or about February 16, 2017, the EPA will make 
available for public review the document titled Review of the Primary 
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Oxides: Risk and 
Exposure Assessment Planning Document (REA Planning Document). This 
plan presents considerations and the proposed approach for conducting 
quantitative analyses of sulfur dioxide (SO2) exposures and 
health risks in this NAAQS review. This planning document is intended 
to facilitate consultation with the Clean Air Scientific Advisory 
Committee (CASAC) and public comment on plans for such quantitative 
analyses.

DATES: Comments should be received on or before April 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2013-0566, 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 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

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http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets. The REA Planning 
Document will be available primarily via the Internet at https://www.epa.gov/naaqs/sulfur-dioxide-so2-primary-standards-planning-documents-current-review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Nicole Hagan, Office of Air 
Quality Planning and Standards (Mail Code C504-06), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: 
919-541-3153; fax number: 919-541-5315; email: hagan.nicole@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

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

    1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 
http://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 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 2.
    2. Tips for Preparing your Comments. When submitting comments, 
remember to:
     Identify the notice 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 CFR part or 
section number.
     Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternative and 
substitute language for your requested changes.
     Describe any assumption 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. Information About the Document

    Two sections of the Clean Air Act (CAA) govern the establishment 
and revision of the NAAQS. Section 108 (42 U.S.C. 7408) directs the 
Administrator to identify and list certain air pollutants and then to 
issue air quality criteria for those pollutants. The Administrator is 
to list those air pollutants that in his ``judgment, cause or 
contribute to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to 
endanger public health or welfare''; ``the presence of which in the 
ambient air results from numerous or diverse mobile or stationary 
sources''; and ``for which . . . [the Administrator] plans to issue air 
quality criteria . . .'' (42 U.S.C. 7408(a)(1)(A)-(C)). Air quality 
criteria are intended to ``accurately reflect the latest scientific 
knowledge useful in indicating the kind and extent of all identifiable 
effects on public health or welfare which may be expected from the 
presence of [a] pollutant in the ambient air . . .'' (42 U.S.C. 
7408(a)(2)). Under section 109 (42 U.S.C. 7409), the EPA establishes 
primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS for 
pollutants for which air quality criteria are issued. Section 109(d) 
requires periodic review and, if appropriate, revision of existing air 
quality criteria. The revised air quality criteria reflect advances in 
scientific knowledge on the effects of the pollutant on public health 
or welfare. The EPA is also required to periodically review and revise 
the NAAQS, if appropriate, based on the revised criteria. Section 
109(d)(2) requires that an independent scientific review committee 
``shall complete a review of the criteria . . . and the national 
primary and secondary ambient air quality standards . . . and shall 
recommend to the Administrator any new . . . standards and revisions of 
the existing criteria and standards as may be appropriate . . . .'' 
Since the early 1980s, this independent review function has been 
performed by the CASAC.
    Presently, the EPA is reviewing the air quality criteria and 
primary NAAQS for SOx.\1\ The EPA's overall plan for this 
review is presented in the Integrated Review Plan for the Primary NAAQS 
for Sulfur Dioxide (IRP).\2\ The REA Planning Document considers the 
degree to which important uncertainties identified in quantitative 
analyses from previous reviews have been addressed by newly available 
scientific evidence, tools, or information, including those in the 
second draft Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides--Health 
Criteria (ISA).\3\ Based on these considerations, the document reaches 
preliminary conclusions on the extent to which updated quantitative 
analyses of exposures or health risks are warranted in the current 
review. For updated analyses that are supported, this planning document 
presents anticipated approaches to conducting such analyses. This 
document will be available on or about February 16, 2017, on the EPA's 
Technology Transfer Network Web site at https://www.epa.gov/naaqs/sulfur-dioxide-so2-primary-standards-planning-documents-current-review.
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    \1\ The indicator for the current standard is SO2.
    \2\ The IRP (EPA-452/R-14-007, October 2014) is available at 
https://www.epa.gov/naaqs/sulfur-dioxide-so2-primary-standards-planning-documents-current-review.
    \3\ The second draft ISA was made available to both CASAC and 
the public in December 2016 (81 FR 89097) and is available at: 
https://www.epa.gov/naaqs/sulfur-dioxide-so2-primary-standards-integrated-science-assessments-current-review.
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    The REA Planning Document has been made available for consultation 
with the CASAC at an upcoming public meeting of the CASAC. A separate 
Federal Register notice will provide details about this meeting and the 
process for participation. The EPA will also consider public comments 
on the REA Planning Document that are submitted to the docket, as 
described above.

    Dated: February 13, 2017.
Stephen Page,
Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2017-03432 Filed 2-21-17; 8:45 am]
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