Allocations of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Allowances From New Unit Set-Asides for 2017 Control Periods, 59603-59604 [2017-27094]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices ingredient: Florasulam. Product type: Herbicide. Proposed use: Formulation of end-use products used on teff. Contact: RD. 10. EPA Registration Number: 62719– 567. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP– 2017–0226. Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Active ingredient: Pyroxsulam. Product type: herbicide. Proposed use: Formulation of end-use products used on teff. Contact: RD. 11. EPA Registration Number: 62719– 582. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP– 2017–0226. Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Active ingredients: Florasulam, fluroxypyr 1methylheptyl ester, and pyroxsulam. Product type: Herbicide. Proposed use: Special Local Needs (24(c)) use on teff to control broadleaf weeds. Contact: RD. 12. EPA Registration Number: 62719– 664. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP– 2017–0511. Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Active ingredient: Halauxifen-methyl. Product type: Herbicide. Proposed use: Formulation into end-use products used on turf. Contact: RD. 13. EPA Registration Numbers: 63588–91 and 63588–92. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0334. Applicant: K–I Chemical USA, Inc., 11 Martine Ave., Suite 970, White Plains, NY 10606. Active Ingredient: Pyroxasulfone. Product Type: Herbicide. Proposed Uses: Leaf petiole vegetable subgroup 22B; Cottonseed subgroup 20C; Peppermint, oil; Peppermint, tops; Spearmint, oil; Spearmint, tops; Soybean, vegetable, succulent and Grass grown for seeds. Contact: RD. 14. EPA Registration Numbers: 59639–206 and 59639–193. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0334. Applicant: Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 1600 Riviera Ave., Suite 200, Walnut Creek CA 94596. Active Ingredient: Pyroxasulfone. Product Type: Herbicide. Proposed Uses: Grass grown for seeds. Contact: RD. 15. File Symbol: 62719–TEN. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0511. Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road. Active ingredients: Halauxifen-methyl and florasulam. Product type: Herbicide. Proposed use: Turf. Contact: RD. 16. File Symbol: 62719–TEU. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0511. Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road. Active ingredients: Halauxifen-methyl, 2,4-D choline salt, and fluroxypyr 1 methylheptyl ester. Product type: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 Herbicide. Proposed use: Turf. Contact: RD. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: November 14, 2017. Hamaad Syed, Acting Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–27092 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9972–15–OAR] Allocations of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Allowances From New Unit Set-Asides for 2017 Control Periods Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of data availability (NODA). AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of the availability of preliminary lists of units eligible for second-round allocations of emission allowances for the 2017 control periods from the new unit setasides (NUSAs) established under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR). EPA has posted spreadsheets containing the lists on EPA’s website. EPA will consider timely objections to the lists before determining the amounts of the second-round allocations. DATES: Objections to the information referenced in this notice must be received on or before January 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your objections via email to CSAPR_NUSA@epa.gov. Include ‘‘2017 NUSA allocations’’ in the email subject line and include your name, title, affiliation, address, phone number, and email address in the body of the email. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning this action should be addressed to Robert Miller at (202) 343–9077 or miller.robertL@epa.gov or Kenon Smith at (202) 343–9164 or smith.kenon@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under each CSAPR trading program where EPA is responsible for determining emission allowance allocations, a portion of each state’s emissions budget for the program for each control period is reserved in a NUSA (and in an additional Indian country NUSA in the case of states with Indian country within their borders) for allocation to certain units that would not otherwise receive allowance allocations. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59603 procedures for identifying the eligible units for each control period and for allocating allowances from the NUSAs and Indian country NUSAs to those units are set forth in the CSAPR regulations at 40 CFR 97.411(b) and 97.412 (NOX Annual Trading Program), 97.511(b) and 97.512 (NOX Ozone Season Group 1 Trading Program), 97.611(b) and 97.612 (SO2 Group 1 Trading Program), 97.711(b) and 97.712 (SO2 Group 2 Trading Program), and 97.811(b) and 97.812 (NOX Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program). Each NUSA allowance allocation process involves up to two rounds of allocations to eligible units, termed ‘‘new’’ units, followed by the allocation to ‘‘existing’’ units of any allowances not allocated to new units. This notice concerns EPA’s preliminary identification of units eligible to receive allowances in the second round of NUSA allocations for the 2017 control periods. The units eligible for second-round allocations for a given control period are CSAPRaffected units that commenced commercial operation between January 1 of the year before that control period and November 30 of the year of that control period. In the case of the 2017 control periods, an eligible unit therefore must have commenced commercial operation between January 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017 (inclusive). Generally, where a unit is eligible to receive a second-round NUSA allocation under a given CSAPR trading program for a given control period, the unit’s maximum potential second-round allocation equals the positive difference (if any) between the unit’s emissions during the control period as reported under 40 CFR part 75 and any first-round NUSA allocation the unit received.1 If the total of such maximum potential allocations to all eligible units would exceed the total allowances remaining in the NUSA, the allocations are reduced on a pro-rata basis. The preliminary lists of eligible units are set forth in Excel spreadsheets titled ‘‘CSAPR_NUSA_2017_NOx_Annual_ 2nd_Round_Prelim_Data,’’ ‘‘CSAPR_ NUSA_2017_N NOx_Ozone_Season_2nd_ Round_Prelim_Data,’’ and ‘‘CSAPR_ NUSA_2017_SO _2nd_Round_Prelim_ Data’’ available on EPA’s website at https://www.epa.gov/csapr/csaprcompliance-year-2017-nusa-nodas. Each 1 EPA notes that a unit’s emissions occurring before its monitor certification deadline are not considered to have occurred during a control period and consequently are not included in the emission amounts used to determine NUSA allocations. See 40 CFR 97.406(c)(3), 97.506(c)(3), 97.606(c)(3), 97.706(c)(3), and 97.806(c)(3). E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 59604 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices spreadsheet contains a separate worksheet for each state covered by that program showing each unit preliminarily identified as eligible for a second-round NUSA allocation. Each state worksheet also contains a summary showing (1) the quantity of allowances initially available in that state’s 2017 NUSA, (2) the sum of the 2017 NUSA allowance allocations that were made in the first round to new units in that state, if any, and (3) the quantity of allowances in the 2017 NUSA available for second-round allocations to new units (or ultimately for allocations to existing units), if any. Objections should be strictly limited to whether EPA has correctly identified the units eligible for second-round 2017 NUSA allocations according to the criteria established in the regulations and should be emailed to the address identified in ADDRESSES. Objections must include: (1) Precise identification of the specific data the commenter believes are inaccurate, (2) new proposed data upon which the commenter believes EPA should rely instead, and (3) the reasons why EPA should rely on the commenter’s proposed data and not the data referenced in this notice. EPA notes that an allocation or lack of allocation of allowances to a given unit does not constitute a determination that CSAPR does or does not apply to the unit. EPA also notes that allocations are subject to potential correction if a unit to which NUSA allowances have been allocated for a given control period is not actually an affected unit as of the start of that control period.2 (Authority: 40 CFR 97.411(b), 97.511(b), 97.611(b), 97.711(b), and 97.811(b).) Dated: December 1, 2017. Reid P. Harvey, Director, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 2017–27094 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0006; FRL–9970–50] Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: 2 See 40 CFR 97.411(c), 97.511(c), 97.611(c), 97.711(c), and 97.811(c). VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment. ACTION: This document announces the Agency’s receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown in the body of this document, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), main telephone number: (703) 305– 7090; email address: BPPDFRNotices@ epa.gov., Michael Goodis, Registration Division (7505P), main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov, Steve Knizner, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: ADFRNotices@epa.gov, Michael Goodis. The mailing address for each contact person is: Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT for the division listed at the end of the pesticide petition summary of interest. B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 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. 2. Tips for preparing your comments. When preparing and submitting your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/ comments.html. 3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, including minority and/or low-income populations, in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, the Agency seeks information on any groups or segments of the population who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other factors, may have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticides discussed in this document, compared to the general population. II. What action is the Agency taking? EPA is announcing its receipt of several pesticide petitions filed under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9972-15-OAR]


Allocations of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Allowances From New 
Unit Set-Asides for 2017 Control Periods

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of data availability (NODA).

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice 
of the availability of preliminary lists of units eligible for second-
round allocations of emission allowances for the 2017 control periods 
from the new unit set-asides (NUSAs) established under the Cross-State 
Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR). EPA has posted spreadsheets containing the 
lists on EPA's website. EPA will consider timely objections to the 
lists before determining the amounts of the second-round allocations.

DATES: Objections to the information referenced in this notice must be 
received on or before January 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your objections via email to [email protected]. 
Include ``2017 NUSA allocations'' in the email subject line and include 
your name, title, affiliation, address, phone number, and email address 
in the body of the email.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning this action 
should be addressed to Robert Miller at (202) 343-9077 or 
[email protected] or Kenon Smith at (202) 343-9164 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under each CSAPR trading program where EPA 
is responsible for determining emission allowance allocations, a 
portion of each state's emissions budget for the program for each 
control period is reserved in a NUSA (and in an additional Indian 
country NUSA in the case of states with Indian country within their 
borders) for allocation to certain units that would not otherwise 
receive allowance allocations. The procedures for identifying the 
eligible units for each control period and for allocating allowances 
from the NUSAs and Indian country NUSAs to those units are set forth in 
the CSAPR regulations at 40 CFR 97.411(b) and 97.412 (NOX 
Annual Trading Program), 97.511(b) and 97.512 (NOX Ozone 
Season Group 1 Trading Program), 97.611(b) and 97.612 (SO2 
Group 1 Trading Program), 97.711(b) and 97.712 (SO2 Group 2 
Trading Program), and 97.811(b) and 97.812 (NOX Ozone Season 
Group 2 Trading Program). Each NUSA allowance allocation process 
involves up to two rounds of allocations to eligible units, termed 
``new'' units, followed by the allocation to ``existing'' units of any 
allowances not allocated to new units.
    This notice concerns EPA's preliminary identification of units 
eligible to receive allowances in the second round of NUSA allocations 
for the 2017 control periods. The units eligible for second-round 
allocations for a given control period are CSAPR-affected units that 
commenced commercial operation between January 1 of the year before 
that control period and November 30 of the year of that control period. 
In the case of the 2017 control periods, an eligible unit therefore 
must have commenced commercial operation between January 1, 2016 and 
November 30, 2017 (inclusive). Generally, where a unit is eligible to 
receive a second-round NUSA allocation under a given CSAPR trading 
program for a given control period, the unit's maximum potential 
second-round allocation equals the positive difference (if any) between 
the unit's emissions during the control period as reported under 40 CFR 
part 75 and any first-round NUSA allocation the unit received.\1\ If 
the total of such maximum potential allocations to all eligible units 
would exceed the total allowances remaining in the NUSA, the 
allocations are reduced on a pro-rata basis.
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    \1\ EPA notes that a unit's emissions occurring before its 
monitor certification deadline are not considered to have occurred 
during a control period and consequently are not included in the 
emission amounts used to determine NUSA allocations. See 40 CFR 
97.406(c)(3), 97.506(c)(3), 97.606(c)(3), 97.706(c)(3), and 
97.806(c)(3).
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    The preliminary lists of eligible units are set forth in Excel 
spreadsheets titled 
``CSAPR_NUSA_2017_NOx_Annual_2nd_Round_Prelim_Data,'' 
``CSAPR_NUSA_2017_ NOx_Ozone_Season_2nd_Round_Prelim_Data,'' and 
``CSAPR_NUSA_2017_SO _2nd_Round_Prelim_Data'' available on EPA's 
website at https://www.epa.gov/csapr/csapr-compliance-year-2017-nusa-nodas. Each

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spreadsheet contains a separate worksheet for each state covered by 
that program showing each unit preliminarily identified as eligible for 
a second-round NUSA allocation. Each state worksheet also contains a 
summary showing (1) the quantity of allowances initially available in 
that state's 2017 NUSA, (2) the sum of the 2017 NUSA allowance 
allocations that were made in the first round to new units in that 
state, if any, and (3) the quantity of allowances in the 2017 NUSA 
available for second-round allocations to new units (or ultimately for 
allocations to existing units), if any.
    Objections should be strictly limited to whether EPA has correctly 
identified the units eligible for second-round 2017 NUSA allocations 
according to the criteria established in the regulations and should be 
emailed to the address identified in ADDRESSES. Objections must 
include: (1) Precise identification of the specific data the commenter 
believes are inaccurate, (2) new proposed data upon which the commenter 
believes EPA should rely instead, and (3) the reasons why EPA should 
rely on the commenter's proposed data and not the data referenced in 
this notice.
    EPA notes that an allocation or lack of allocation of allowances to 
a given unit does not constitute a determination that CSAPR does or 
does not apply to the unit. EPA also notes that allocations are subject 
to potential correction if a unit to which NUSA allowances have been 
allocated for a given control period is not actually an affected unit 
as of the start of that control period.\2\
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    \2\ See 40 CFR 97.411(c), 97.511(c), 97.611(c), 97.711(c), and 
97.811(c).

(Authority: 40 CFR 97.411(b), 97.511(b), 97.611(b), 97.711(b), and 
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97.811(b).)

    Dated: December 1, 2017.
Reid P. Harvey,
Director, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, 
Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2017-27094 Filed 12-14-17; 8:45 am]
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