Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guideline Implementing Regulations; Revisions to New Source Review Program, 45588-45589 [2018-19505]

Download as PDF 45588 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Proposed Rules separate rulemaking. Until these standards are published as a final rule, we recommend that agencies discuss digitization projects with their general counsel before disposing of original records. While we develop the standards necessary for digitizing permanent Federal records, agencies should continue to follow the process in the General Records Schedule, 36 CFR 1225.24, and NARA Bulletin 2010–04, Guidance Concerning Notifications for Previously Scheduled Permanent Records (https://www.archives.gov/ records-mgmt/bulletins/2010/201004.html). In addition to issuing digitization standards for temporary records, we are also removing 36 CFR 1236.1 because it restates the authorities already cited in the authority line. We are also working on revisions to the rest of this regulation regarding electronic records management, but those revisions will be reflected in future rulemakings. 1236.30 Digitizing temporary records. (a) Agencies must apply the following standards when digitally reproducing (digitizing) temporary records in order to destroy the original source records. (b) When digitizing temporary records, agencies must: (1) Capture all information contained in the source records; (2) Include all the pages or parts in the source records; (3) Ensure they can use the digital versions for the purposes the source records served; and (4) Ensure they can locate, retrieve, access, and use the digital versions for the records’ entire retention period. (c) Agencies must validate that the digital versions meet the standards in subparagraph (b). When an agency has validated that the digital versions meet these standards, the agency can destroy the original source records pursuant to a NARA-approved GRS and agencyspecific records schedule. Regulatory Review Information David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States. This rule is not a significant regulatory action for the purposes of E.O. 12866 and a significance determination was requested from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As a result, this rule is also not subject to deregulatory requirements contained in E.O. 13771. It is also not a major rule as defined in 5 U.S.C. Chapter 8, Congressional Review of Agency Rulemaking. As required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, we certify that this rule will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities; it applies only to agency efforts to digitize temporary records. This rule also does not have any Federalism implications and does not contain any collections of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act. [FR Doc. 2018–19497 Filed 9–7–18; 8:45 am] List of Subjects in 36 CFR Part 1236 Archives and records. For the reasons stated in the preamble, NARA amends 36 CFR part 1236 as follows: 1. Revise the authority citation for part 1236 to read as follows: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 2904, 3101, 3102, 3105, 3301, 3302, and 3312. 2. Revise the table of contents by: a. Removing the entry for 1236.1, What are the authorities for part 1236?, and ■ b. Adding a new Subpart D to read as follows: ■ ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 BILLING CODE 7515–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 51, 52, and 60 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2017–0355; FRL–9983–51– OAR] RIN 2060–AT67 Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guideline Implementing Regulations; Revisions to New Source Review Program Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of public hearing and extension of comment period. AGENCY: On August 31, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a document in the Federal Register to announce its proposed Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guideline Implementing Regulations; Revisions to New Source Review Program, also being called the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. The document also requested public comment on the proposed action. The EPA is announcing that it will hold a public hearing. The hearing will provide SUMMARY: ■ daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS Subpart D—Digitizing Federal Records PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed action. In addition, the EPA is extending the comment period by 1 day to allow for 30 days of public comment following the public hearing. DATES: Public Hearing: The EPA will hold a public hearing on October 1, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. Please refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for additional information on the public hearing. Comments: The EPA must receive comments on this proposed action no later than October 31, 2018. ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held in the Lake Michigan Room of the Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois. The hearing will convene at 9:00 a.m. (local time) and will conclude at 8:00 p.m. There will be a lunch break from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and a dinner break from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Because this hearing is being 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 to gain access to the meeting room. Please note that the REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, established new requirements for entering federal facilities. For purposes of the REAL ID Act, the EPA will accept governmentissued IDs, including driver’s licenses, from the District of Columbia and all states and territories except from American Samoa. If your identification is issued by American Samoa, 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 on the status of your state regarding REAL ID, go to: https:// www.dhs.gov/real-id. Any objects brought into the building need to fit through the security screening system, such as a purse, laptop bag, or small backpack. Demonstrations will not be allowed on federal property for security reasons. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The EPA will begin pre-registering speakers for the hearing upon publication of this document in the Federal Register. To register to speak at the hearing, please use the online registration form available at https://www.epa.gov/ stationary-sources-air-pollution/forms/ affordable-clean-energy-rule-proposalpublic-hearing or contact Adrian Gates E:\FR\FM\10SEP1.SGM 10SEP1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Proposed Rules at (919) 541–4860 or at gates.adrian@ epa.gov. The last day to pre-register to speak at the hearing will be September 24, 2018. On September 28, 2018, the EPA will post at https://www.epa.gov/ stationary-sources-air-pollution/forms/ affordable-clean-energy-rule-proposalpublic-hearing a general agenda for the hearing that will list pre-registered speakers in approximate order. The EPA will make every effort to follow the schedule as closely as possible on the day of the hearing; however, please plan for the hearing to run either ahead of schedule or behind schedule. Additionally, requests to speak will be taken the day of the hearing at the hearing registration desk. The EPA will make every effort to accommodate all speakers who arrive and register, although preferences on speaking times may not be able to be fulfilled. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each commenter will have 5 minutes to provide oral testimony. 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 may ask clarifying questions during the oral presentations, but will not respond to the presentations at that time. Written statements and supporting information submitted during the comment period will be considered with the same weight as oral comments and supporting information presented at the public hearing. Commenters should notify Adrian Gates if they will need specific equipment or if there are other special needs related to providing comments at the hearing. Verbatim transcripts of the hearing and written statements will be included in the docket for the rulemaking. Please note that any updates made to any aspect of the hearing will be posted online at https://www.epa.gov/ stationary-sources-air-pollution/forms/ affordable-clean-energy-rule-proposalpublic-hearing. While the EPA expects the hearing to go forward as set forth above, please monitor our website or contact Adrian Gates at (919) 541–4860 or gates.adrian@epa.gov to determine if there are any updates. The EPA does not intend to publish a document in the Federal Register announcing updates. The EPA will not provide audiovisual equipment for presentations unless we receive special requests in advance. Commenters should notify Adrian Gates when they pre-register to speak that they will need specific equipment. If you require the service of a translator or special accommodations such as audio description, please pre-register for the hearing and describe your needs by VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 September 24, 2018. We may not be able to arrange accommodations without advanced notice. Dated: September 4, 2018. Panagiotis Tsirigotis, Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. [FR Doc. 2018–19505 Filed 9–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 62 [EPA–R02–OAR–2018–0564, FRL–9983– 42—Region 2] Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; New York Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State plan submitted by New York State to implement and enforce Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing large municipal waste combustor (MWC) units. The State plan is consistent with the amended EG promulgated by EPA on May 10, 2006. New York’s plan establishes emission limits and other requirements for the purpose of reducing emissions of lead, mercury, cadmium, organics, hydrogen chloride and other air pollutants from large MWC units throughout the State. New York submitted its plan to fulfill the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R02– OAR–2018–0564 to 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 45589 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/commentingepa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony (Ted) Gardella (Gardella.anthony@epa.gov), Air Programs Branch, 290 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10007– 1866, (212) 637–3892. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following table of contents describes the format for the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section: I. EPA Action A. What action is EPA proposing today? B. Who is affected by New York’s revised State plan? C. How does this approval affect sources located in Indian Nation Land? II. Background A. What is a State plan? B. Why is EPA requiring New York to submit a revised large MWC State plan? C. What are the requirements for a revised large MWC State plan? D. What revisions did EPA make to subpart Cb as amended on May 10, 2006? III. New York’s State Plan A. What is contained in the New York State revised plan? B. What approval criteria did we use to evaluate New York’s revised State plan? IV. What is EPA’s conclusion? V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. EPA Action A. What action is EPA proposing today? EPA is proposing to approve New York’s revised State plan, submitted on July 12, 2013, for the control of air emissions from existing large municipal waste combustor (MWC) units throughout the State, except for any existing large MWC units located in Indian Nation Land. In accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA), New York previously submitted a State plan on December 15, 1997, as supplemented on June 22, 1998, which was approved by EPA on August 4, 1998, 63 FR 41427. New York also submitted a revised State plan on October 7, 1998, as supplemented on November 5, 1998 which was approved by the EPA on February 9, 1999, 64 FR 6237. New York E:\FR\FM\10SEP1.SGM 10SEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 175 (Monday, September 10, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 45588-45589]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-19505]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 51, 52, and 60

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355; FRL-9983-51-OAR]
RIN 2060-AT67


Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing 
Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guideline 
Implementing Regulations; Revisions to New Source Review Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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

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SUMMARY: On August 31, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
published a document in the Federal Register to announce its proposed 
Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric 
Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guideline Implementing 
Regulations; Revisions to New Source Review Program, also being called 
the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. The document also requested 
public comment on the proposed action. The EPA is announcing that it 
will hold a public hearing. The hearing will provide interested parties 
the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the 
proposed action. In addition, the EPA is extending the comment period 
by 1 day to allow for 30 days of public comment following the public 
hearing.

DATES: Public Hearing: The EPA will hold a public hearing on October 1, 
2018, in Chicago, Illinois. Please refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section for additional information on the public hearing.
    Comments: The EPA must receive comments on this proposed action no 
later than October 31, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held in the Lake Michigan Room of the 
Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, 
Illinois. The hearing will convene at 9:00 a.m. (local time) and will 
conclude at 8:00 p.m. There will be a lunch break from 12:00 p.m. to 
1:00 p.m. and a dinner break from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Because this hearing is being 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 to gain access to 
the meeting room. Please note that the REAL ID Act, passed by Congress 
in 2005, established new requirements for entering federal facilities. 
For purposes of the REAL ID Act, the EPA will accept government-issued 
IDs, including driver's licenses, from the District of Columbia and all 
states and territories except from American Samoa. If your 
identification is issued by American Samoa, 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 on the status of your state regarding REAL ID, go to: 
https://www.dhs.gov/real-id. Any objects brought into the building need 
to fit through the security screening system, such as a purse, laptop 
bag, or small backpack. Demonstrations will not be allowed on federal 
property for security reasons.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The EPA will begin pre-registering 
speakers for the hearing upon publication of this document in the 
Federal Register. To register to speak at the hearing, please use the 
online registration form available at https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/forms/affordable-clean-energy-rule-proposal-public-hearing or contact Adrian Gates

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at (919) 541-4860 or at [email protected]. The last day to pre-
register to speak at the hearing will be September 24, 2018. On 
September 28, 2018, the EPA will post at https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/forms/affordable-clean-energy-rule-proposal-public-hearing a general agenda for the hearing that will list 
pre-registered speakers in approximate order. The EPA will make every 
effort to follow the schedule as closely as possible on the day of the 
hearing; however, please plan for the hearing to run either ahead of 
schedule or behind schedule. Additionally, requests to speak will be 
taken the day of the hearing at the hearing registration desk. The EPA 
will make every effort to accommodate all speakers who arrive and 
register, although preferences on speaking times may not be able to be 
fulfilled.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each commenter will have 5 minutes to 
provide oral testimony. 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 may ask clarifying questions during the oral presentations, 
but will not respond to the presentations at that time. Written 
statements and supporting information submitted during the comment 
period will be considered with the same weight as oral comments and 
supporting information presented at the public hearing. Commenters 
should notify Adrian Gates if they will need specific equipment or if 
there are other special needs related to providing comments at the 
hearing. Verbatim transcripts of the hearing and written statements 
will be included in the docket for the rulemaking.
    Please note that any updates made to any aspect of the hearing will 
be posted online at https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/forms/affordable-clean-energy-rule-proposal-public-hearing. 
While the EPA expects the hearing to go forward as set forth above, 
please monitor our website or contact Adrian Gates at (919) 541-4860 or 
[email protected] to determine if there are any updates. The EPA 
does not intend to publish a document in the Federal Register 
announcing updates.
    The EPA will not provide audiovisual equipment for presentations 
unless we receive special requests in advance. Commenters should notify 
Adrian Gates when they pre-register to speak that they will need 
specific equipment. If you require the service of a translator or 
special accommodations such as audio description, please pre-register 
for the hearing and describe your needs by September 24, 2018. We may 
not be able to arrange accommodations without advanced notice.

    Dated: September 4, 2018.
Panagiotis Tsirigotis,
Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2018-19505 Filed 9-7-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6560-50-P