Review of Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units, 65617-65618 [2018-27668]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Proposed Rules ‘‘Title Of Group Case Number 16283927239.xls’’). (9) In an exceptional case, the Copyright Office may waive the online filing requirement set forth in paragraph (j)(6) of this section or may grant special relief from the deposit requirement under § 202.20(d), subject to such conditions as the Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of the Office of Registration Policy and Practice may impose on the applicant. * * * * * Dated: December 17, 2018. Regan A. Smith, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights. [FR Doc. 2018–27543 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–RO5–OAR–2018–0302; EPA–RO5– OAR–2018–0303; EPA–R05–OAR–2018– 0589; FRL–9988–03–Region 5] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Air Plan Approval; Illinois; NAAQS and VOC Updates Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. 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If EPA receives such comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. For additional information, see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 65617 Dated: December 3, 2018. Cathy Stepp, Regional Administrator, Region 5. [FR Doc. 2018–27609 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 60 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0495; FRL–9988–16– OAR] RIN 2060–AT56 Review of Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of public hearing. AGENCY: On December 6, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator signed a proposed rule titled ‘‘Review of Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.’’ The EPA is announcing that it will hold a public hearing on the proposed action. The hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed action. DATES: The EPA will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in Washington, DC. Please refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for additional information on the public hearing. ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held at the EPA WJC East Building, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 1153, Washington, DC 20004. The hearing will convene at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and will conclude at 7:00 p.m. EST. 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. Acceptable alternative forms of identification include: Federal employee badges, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DEP1.SGM 21DEP1 65618 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Proposed Rules 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. 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/ public-hearing-proposed-nspsgreenhouse-gas-emissions-new or contact Adrian Gates at (919) 541–4860 or at gates.adrian@epa.gov. The last day to pre-register to speak at the hearing will be January 2, 2019. By January 7, 2019, the EPA will post at https:// www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-airpollution/forms/public-hearingproposed-nsps-greenhouse-gasemissions-new 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Dec 20, 2018 Jkt 247001 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/ public-hearing-proposed-nspsgreenhouse-gas-emissions-new. 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. Commenters should notify Adrian Gates when they pre-register to speak if they will require the service of a translator or special accommodations such as audio description. We may not be able to arrange accommodations without advanced notice. Dated: December 17, 2018. Panagiotis Tsirigotis, Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. [FR Doc. 2018–27668 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Parts 201, 209, 211, and 252 [Docket DARS–2018–0059] RIN 0750–AJ85 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Applicability of Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition Related Thresholds (DFARS Case 2018–D023) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 to require that inflation adjustments of statutory acquisitionrelated thresholds apply to existing contracts and subcontracts in effect on the date of the adjustment that contain the adjusted clauses. DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before February 19, 2019, to be considered in the formation of a final rule. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Submit comments identified by DFARS Case 2018–D023, using any of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Search for ‘‘DFARS Case 2018–D023.’’ Select ‘‘Comment Now’’ and follow the instructions provided to submit a comment. Please include ‘‘DFARS Case 2018–D023’’ on any attached documents. Æ Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include DFARS Case 2018–D023 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: 571–372–6094. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Heather Kitchens, OUSD(A&S)DPC/DARS, Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Heather Kitchens, telephone 571– 372–6104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Background This rule proposes to revise the DFARS to implement section 821 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 (Pub. L. 115–91). Section 821 amends 41 U.S.C. 1908(d) to require that the inflation adjustments of statutory acquisition-related thresholds under 41 U.S.C. 1908 apply to existing contracts and subcontracts in effect on the date of the adjustment. 41 U.S.C. 1908, Inflation adjustment of acquisition-related dollar thresholds, requires an adjustment every five years of statutory acquisition-related thresholds for inflation using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI–U), except for the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (formerly known as the DavisBacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute (formerly known as the Service Contract Act), and trade agreements thresholds. See Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 1.109. The last DFARS case that raised the thresholds for inflation was 2014–D025, a final rule published in the Federal Register (80 FR 36903) on June 26, 2015, effective October 1, 2015. The next final rule to be published raising thresholds for inflation under 41 U.S.C. 1908 will be effective October 1, 2020. E:\FR\FM\21DEP1.SGM 21DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 245 (Friday, December 21, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 65617-65618]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27668]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 60

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495; FRL-9988-16-OAR]
RIN 2060-AT56


Review of Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions 
From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric 
Utility Generating Units

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: On December 6, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
Acting Administrator signed a proposed rule titled ``Review of 
Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, 
Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility 
Generating Units.'' The EPA is announcing that it will hold a public 
hearing on the proposed action. The hearing will provide interested 
parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning 
the proposed action.

DATES: The EPA will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 
in Washington, DC. Please refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section for additional information on the public hearing.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held at the EPA WJC East Building, 1201 
Constitution Avenue NW, Room 1153, Washington, DC 20004. The hearing 
will convene at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and will conclude 
at 7:00 p.m. EST.
    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. Acceptable alternative forms of identification 
include: Federal employee badges,

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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/public-hearing-proposed-nsps-greenhouse-gas-emissions-new or contact Adrian Gates at (919) 541-4860 or at 
gates.adrian@epa.gov. The last day to pre-register to speak at the 
hearing will be January 2, 2019. By January 7, 2019, the EPA will post 
at https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/forms/public-hearing-proposed-nsps-greenhouse-gas-emissions-new 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/public-hearing-proposed-nsps-greenhouse-gas-emissions-new. 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. Commenters should 
notify Adrian Gates when they pre-register to speak if they will 
require the service of a translator or special accommodations such as 
audio description. We may not be able to arrange accommodations without 
advanced notice.

    Dated: December 17, 2018.
Panagiotis Tsirigotis,
Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2018-27668 Filed 12-20-18; 8:45 am]
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