Proposed Settlement Agreement, Challenge to Clean Air Act, 47945-47947 [2019-19668]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2019 / Notices on the EPA’s website at https:// www.epa.gov/naaqs/particulate-matterpm-air-quality-standards. The EPA is soliciting advice and recommendations from the CASAC by means of a review of the draft PA at an upcoming public meeting. Information about this public meeting, including the dates and location, will be published as a separate notice in the Federal Register. Following the CASAC meeting, the EPA will consider comments received from the CASAC and the public in preparing revisions to the draft PA. The documents briefly described above do not represent, and should not be construed to represent, any final EPA policy, viewpoint, or determination. The EPA will consider any public comments submitted in response to this notice when revising the draft PA. Dated: September 3, 2019. Panagiotis Tsirigotis, Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. [FR Doc. 2019–19627 Filed 9–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Dated: August 15, 2019. Charles W. Maguire, Director, Water Division. [FRL–9999–48–Region 6] [FR Doc. 2019–19408 Filed 9–10–19; 8:45 am] Underground Injection Control Program; Hazardous Waste Injection Restrictions; Petition for Exemption Reissuance—Class I Hazardous Waste Injection; TM Deer Park Services (TMDPS) Limited Partnership Deer Park, Texas Facility Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of a final decision on a UIC no migration petition reissuance. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Sep 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9998–97–OA] Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC); Notice of Charter Renewal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Charter Renewal. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a reissuance of an exemption to the Land Disposal Restrictions, under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, has been granted to TMDPS for three Class I hazardous waste injection wells located at their Deer Park, Texas facility. The company has adequately demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the petition reissuance application and supporting documentation that, to a reasonable degree of certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous constituents from the injection zone for as long as the waste remains hazardous. This final decision allows the underground injection by TMDPS of the specific restricted hazardous wastes SUMMARY: jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES identified in this exemption reissuance request, into Class I hazardous waste injection wells WDW–169, WDW–249 and WDW–422 until December 31, 2030, unless the EPA moves to terminate this exemption. Additional conditions included in this final decision may be reviewed by contacting the EPA Region 6 Ground Water/UIC Section. A public notice was issued June 19, 2019, and the public comment period closed on August 12, 2019, and no comments were received. This decision constitutes final Agency action and there is no Administrative appeal. DATES: This action took effect on August 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: Copies of the petition reissuance and all pertinent information relating thereto are on file at the following location: Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, Water Division, Safe Drinking Water Branch (6WDD), 1201 Elm Street, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75270–2102. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Dellinger, Chief, Ground Water/ UIC Section, EPA—Region 6, telephone (214) 665–8324. Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) is in the public interest and is necessary in connection with the performance of EPA’s duties. Accordingly, CHPAC will be renewed for an additional two-year period. The purpose of CHPAC is to provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator of EPA on issues associated with development of regulations, guidance and policies to address children’s health risks. Inquiries may be directed to Nica Louie, Designated Federal Officer, CHPAC, U.S. EPA, OCHP, MC 1107A, 1200 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47945 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460, Email: louie.nica@epa.gov, Telephone 202–564–7633. Dated: August 21, 2019. Michael P. Firestone, Acting Director, Office of Children’s Health Protection. [FR Doc. 2019–19659 Filed 9–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OGC–2019–0519; FRL 9999–62– OGC] Proposed Settlement Agreement, Challenge to Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed settlement agreement; request for public comment. AGENCY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (‘‘CAA’’ or the ‘‘Act’’), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement to resolve petitions for review filed by United States Steel Corporation (‘‘U.S Steel’’) with respect to U.S. Steel’s Minntac taconite facility, involving several actions taken by EPA with regard to nitrogen oxide (NOX) emission limits for Minntac. On November 29, 2013, June 13, 2016, and February 1, 2018, U.S. Steel filed petitions in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit challenging EPA’s 2013 Regional Haze (RH) Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for Minnesota and Michigan; 2013 RH State Implementation Plan (SIP) partial disapprovals for Michigan and Minnesota; 2016 revised RH FIP for Michigan and Minnesota; and EPA’s denial of U.S. Steel’s petitions for reconsideration of the 2013 FIP, 2013 SIP partial disapprovals, and 2016 revised FIP. The Settlement Agreement would resolve U.S. Steel’s challenges to these actions, with respect to Minntac. Under the proposed settlement agreement, the parties agree to take certain specified actions. DATES: Written comments on the proposed settlement agreement must be received by October 11, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID number EPA– HQ–OGC–2019–0519, online at www.regulations.gov (EPA’s preferred method). For comments submitted at www.regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from www.regulations.gov. The EPA may SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 47946 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2019 / Notices 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, 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 making effective comments, please visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Simone Garfinkle, Air and Radiation Law Office (2344A), Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (202) 564–3103; email address: garfinkle.stacey@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES I. Additional Information About the Proposed Settlement Agreement The proposed Settlement Agreement would resolve U.S. Steel’s challenges, with respect to Minntac, to the following actions: 2013 RH FIP Rule, 78 FR 8,706 (February 6, 2013); 2013 RH SIP partial disapprovals for Michigan and Minnesota, 78 FR 59,825 (September 30, 2013); 2016 revised RH FIP for Michigan and Minnesota, 81 FR 21,672 (April 12, 2016); and EPA’s denial of U.S. Steel’s petitions for reconsideration of the 2013 FIP, 2013 SIP partial disapprovals, and 2016 revised FIP, 82 FR 57,125 (December 4, 2017). See United States Steel Corporation v. EPA, Case Nos. 13–3595 (8th Cir. filed November 29, 2013), 16– 2668 (8th Cir. filed June 13, 2016), and 18–1249 (8th Cir. filed February 1, 2018). The proposed Settlement Agreement would require EPA to propose a combined facility-wide NOX emission limit of 1.6 lbs NOX/MMBtu, based on a 30-day rolling average, for Minntac Lines 3 through 7. This limit would apply regardless of the fuel used. Under the terms of the proposed Settlement Agreement, EPA agrees to propose amendments to 40 CFR part 52 that, if finalized, would require U.S. Steel to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Sep 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 begin complying with the new facilitywide limit for Minntac beginning with the 30-day period between September 1, 2019 and September 30, 2019, at the latest. The facility-wide NOX emission limit would replace the individual NOX emission limits currently required for each of Minntac’s five lines pursuant to the 2013 RH FIP Rule. The proposed Settlement Agreement also provides that nothing in the terms of the proposed Settlement Agreement shall be construed to limit or modify the discretion accorded EPA by the Clean Air Act or by general principles of administrative law. See the proposed Settlement Agreement for specific details. For a period of thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this action, the Agency will accept written comments relating to the proposed Settlement Agreement from persons who are not named as parties or intervenors to the litigation in question. EPA may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed Settlement Agreement if the comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate that such consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the Act. II. Additional Information About Commenting on the Proposed Settlement Agreement A. How can I get a copy of the settlement agreement? The official public docket for this action (identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OGC–2019–0519) contains a copy of the proposed settlement agreement. The official public docket is available for public viewing at the Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket in the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OEI Docket is (202) 566–1752. An electronic version of the public docket is available through www.regulations.gov. You may use www.regulations.gov to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, key in the appropriate docket identification number then select ‘‘search.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 It is important to note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing online at www.regulations.gov without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, CBI, or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information claimed as CBI and other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute is not included in the official public docket or in the electronic public docket. EPA’s policy is that copyrighted material, including copyrighted material contained in a public comment, will not be placed in EPA’s electronic public docket but will be available only in printed, paper form in the official public docket. Although not all docket materials may be available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available docket materials through the EPA Docket Center. B. How and to whom do I submit comments? You may submit comments as provided in the ADDRESSES section. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified comment period. Comments received after the close of the comment period will be marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to consider late comments. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name, mailing address, and an email address or other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD ROM you submit. This ensures that you can be identified as the submitter of the comment and allows EPA to contact you in case EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties or needs further information on the substance of your comment. Any identifying or contact information provided in the body of a comment will be included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Use of the www.regulations.gov website to submit comments to EPA electronically is EPA’s preferred method for receiving comments. The electronic public docket system is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity, email address, or other contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. In contrast to EPA’s electronic public docket, EPA’s electronic mail (email) E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2019 / Notices Dated: September 4, 2019. Gautam Srinivasan, Acting Associate General Counsel. dockets generally, is available at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: BPPDFRNotices@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2019–19668 Filed 9–10–19; 8:45 am] I. General Information BILLING CODE 6560–50–P A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general. Although this action may be of particular interest to those persons who conduct or sponsor research on pesticides, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. system is not an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system. If you send an email comment directly to the Docket without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address is automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2019–0274; FRL–9998–73] Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request (93167–EUP–E) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces EPA’s receipt of an application from Oxitec, Ltd. requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the OX5034 Aedes aegypti mosquitoes expressing tetracycline Trans-Activator Variant (tTAV–OX5034) protein (identified by number 93167–EUP–E). The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 11, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2019–0274, 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 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Sep 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 pesticide(s) PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 47947 discussed in this document, compared to the general population. II. What action is the agency taking? Under section 5 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. 136c, EPA can allow manufacturers to field test pesticides under development. Manufacturers are required to obtain an EUP before testing new pesticides or new uses of pesticides if they conduct experimental field tests on 10 acres or more of land or one acre or more of water. Pursuant to 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency has determined that the following EUP application may be of regional and national significance, and therefore is seeking public comment on the EUP application: Submitter: Oxitec, Ltd., (93167–EUP– E). Pesticide Chemical: OX5034 Aedes aegypti mosquitoes expressing tetracycline Trans-Activator Variant (tTAV–OX5034) protein. Summary of Request: Oxitec Ltd. is proposing to test OX5034 Aedes aegypti mosquitoes expressing tTAV–OX5034 protein in the states of Florida and Texas on up to 6600 total acres at a maximum rate of 0.000056 g active ingredient (tTAV–OX5034), equivalent to 20,000 male OX5034 mosquitoes, per acre per week. The proposed experiments are to evaluate the efficacy of OX5034 mosquitoes as a tool for suppression of wild Aedes aegypti mosquito populations. Female offspring of the OX5034 mosquitoes in the environment are expected to die before they mature into adults and therefore exposure to biting female mosquitoes is not anticipated. Following the review of the application and any comments and data received in response to this solicitation, EPA will decide whether to issue or deny the EUP request, and if issued, the conditions under which it is to be conducted. Any issuance of an EUP will be announced in the Federal Register. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: September 5, 2019. Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–19665 Filed 9–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 176 (Wednesday, September 11, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OGC-2019-0519; FRL 9999-62-OGC]


Proposed Settlement Agreement, Challenge to Clean Air Act

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of proposed settlement agreement; request for public 
comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as 
amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed 
settlement agreement to resolve petitions for review filed by United 
States Steel Corporation (``U.S Steel'') with respect to U.S. Steel's 
Minntac taconite facility, involving several actions taken by EPA with 
regard to nitrogen oxide (NOX) emission limits for Minntac. 
On November 29, 2013, June 13, 2016, and February 1, 2018, U.S. Steel 
filed petitions in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth 
Circuit challenging EPA's 2013 Regional Haze (RH) Federal 
Implementation Plan (FIP) for Minnesota and Michigan; 2013 RH State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) partial disapprovals for Michigan and 
Minnesota; 2016 revised RH FIP for Michigan and Minnesota; and EPA's 
denial of U.S. Steel's petitions for reconsideration of the 2013 FIP, 
2013 SIP partial disapprovals, and 2016 revised FIP. The Settlement 
Agreement would resolve U.S. Steel's challenges to these actions, with 
respect to Minntac. Under the proposed settlement agreement, the 
parties agree to take certain specified actions.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed settlement agreement must be 
received by October 11, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OGC-2019-0519, online at www.regulations.gov (EPA's preferred method). 
For comments submitted at www.regulations.gov, follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot 
be edited or removed from www.regulations.gov. The EPA may

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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, 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 making effective comments, please visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Simone Garfinkle, Air and 
Radiation Law Office (2344A), Office of General Counsel, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460; telephone: (202) 564-3103; email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Additional Information About the Proposed Settlement Agreement

    The proposed Settlement Agreement would resolve U.S. Steel's 
challenges, with respect to Minntac, to the following actions: 2013 RH 
FIP Rule, 78 FR 8,706 (February 6, 2013); 2013 RH SIP partial 
disapprovals for Michigan and Minnesota, 78 FR 59,825 (September 30, 
2013); 2016 revised RH FIP for Michigan and Minnesota, 81 FR 21,672 
(April 12, 2016); and EPA's denial of U.S. Steel's petitions for 
reconsideration of the 2013 FIP, 2013 SIP partial disapprovals, and 
2016 revised FIP, 82 FR 57,125 (December 4, 2017). See United States 
Steel Corporation v. EPA, Case Nos. 13-3595 (8th Cir. filed November 
29, 2013), 16-2668 (8th Cir. filed June 13, 2016), and 18-1249 (8th 
Cir. filed February 1, 2018).
    The proposed Settlement Agreement would require EPA to propose a 
combined facility-wide NOX emission limit of 1.6 lbs 
NOX/MMBtu, based on a 30-day rolling average, for Minntac 
Lines 3 through 7. This limit would apply regardless of the fuel used. 
Under the terms of the proposed Settlement Agreement, EPA agrees to 
propose amendments to 40 CFR part 52 that, if finalized, would require 
U.S. Steel to begin complying with the new facility-wide limit for 
Minntac beginning with the 30-day period between September 1, 2019 and 
September 30, 2019, at the latest. The facility-wide NOX 
emission limit would replace the individual NOX emission 
limits currently required for each of Minntac's five lines pursuant to 
the 2013 RH FIP Rule. The proposed Settlement Agreement also provides 
that nothing in the terms of the proposed Settlement Agreement shall be 
construed to limit or modify the discretion accorded EPA by the Clean 
Air Act or by general principles of administrative law. See the 
proposed Settlement Agreement for specific details.
    For a period of thirty (30) days following the date of publication 
of this action, the Agency will accept written comments relating to the 
proposed Settlement Agreement from persons who are not named as parties 
or intervenors to the litigation in question. EPA may withdraw or 
withhold consent to the proposed Settlement Agreement if the comments 
disclose facts or considerations that indicate that such consent is 
inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the 
requirements of the Act.

II. Additional Information About Commenting on the Proposed Settlement 
Agreement

A. How can I get a copy of the settlement agreement?

    The official public docket for this action (identified by Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OGC-2019-0519) contains a copy of the proposed settlement 
agreement. The official public docket is available for public viewing 
at the Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket in the EPA 
Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, 
Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 
566-1744, and the telephone number for the OEI Docket is (202) 566-
1752.
    An electronic version of the public docket is available through 
www.regulations.gov. You may use www.regulations.gov to submit or view 
public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the 
official public docket, and access those documents in the public docket 
that are available electronically. Once in the system, key in the 
appropriate docket identification number then select ``search.''
    It is important to note that EPA's policy is that public comments, 
whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available 
for public viewing online at www.regulations.gov without change, unless 
the comment contains copyrighted material, CBI, or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information claimed as CBI 
and other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute is not 
included in the official public docket or in the electronic public 
docket. EPA's policy is that copyrighted material, including 
copyrighted material contained in a public comment, will not be placed 
in EPA's electronic public docket but will be available only in 
printed, paper form in the official public docket. Although not all 
docket materials may be available electronically, you may still access 
any of the publicly available docket materials through the EPA Docket 
Center.

B. How and to whom do I submit comments?

    You may submit comments as provided in the ADDRESSES section. 
Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified 
comment period. Comments received after the close of the comment period 
will be marked ``late.'' EPA is not required to consider late comments.
    If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name, mailing address, and an email address or other 
contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD 
ROM you submit. This ensures that you can be identified as the 
submitter of the comment and allows EPA to contact you in case EPA 
cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties or needs further 
information on the substance of your comment. Any identifying or 
contact information provided in the body of a comment will be included 
as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, 
and made available in EPA's electronic public docket. If EPA cannot 
read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you 
for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment.
    Use of the www.regulations.gov website to submit comments to EPA 
electronically is EPA's preferred method for receiving comments. The 
electronic public docket system is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means EPA will not know your identity, email address, or other 
contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. 
In contrast to EPA's electronic public docket, EPA's electronic mail 
(email)

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system is not an ``anonymous access'' system. If you send an email 
comment directly to the Docket without going through 
www.regulations.gov, your email address is automatically captured and 
included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public 
docket, and made available in EPA's electronic public docket.

    Dated: September 4, 2019.
Gautam Srinivasan,
Acting Associate General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2019-19668 Filed 9-10-19; 8:45 am]
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