Administration of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Trading Program Assurance Provisions for 2019 Control Periods, 29445-29446 [2020-10441]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 95 / Friday, May 15, 2020 / Notices Any person or the Commission’s staff may, within 60 days after issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention and pursuant to section 157.205 of the regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205), a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for filing a protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the allowed time for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. 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Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 3 copies VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 May 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Dated: May 11, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–10459 Filed 5–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–10009–58–OAR] Administration of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Trading Program Assurance Provisions for 2019 Control Periods Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of data availability. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of the availability of data on the administration of the assurance provisions of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) trading programs for the control periods in 2019. Total emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) reported by Mississippi units participating in the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program during the 2019 control period exceeded the state’s assurance level under the program. Data demonstrating the exceedance and EPA’s preliminary calculations of the amounts of additional allowances that the owners and operators of certain Mississippi units must surrender have been posted in a spreadsheet on EPA’s website. EPA will consider timely objections to the data and calculations before making final determinations of the amounts of additional allowances that must be surrendered. SUMMARY: Objections to the information referenced in this notice must be received on or before July 1, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your objections via email to CSAPR@epa.gov. Include ‘‘2019 CSAPR Assurance Provisions’’ 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 notice should be addressed to Garrett Powers at (202) 564–2300 or powers.jamesg@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations for each CSAPR trading program contain ‘‘assurance provisions’’ designed to ensure that the emissions DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29445 reductions required from each state covered by the program occur within the state. If the total emissions from a given state’s affected units exceed the state’s assurance level under the program, then two allowances must be surrendered for each ton of emissions exceeding the assurance level (in addition to the ordinary obligation to surrender one allowance for each ton of emissions). In the quarterly emissions reports covering the 2019 control period, Mississippi units participating in the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program collectively reported emissions that exceed the state’s assurance level under the program by 473 tons, resulting in a requirement for the surrender of 946 additional allowances. When a state’s assurance level is exceeded, responsibility for surrendering the required additional allowances is apportioned among groups of units in the state represented by ‘‘common designated representatives’’ based on the extent to which each such group’s emissions exceeded the group’s share of the state’s assurance level. For the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program, the procedures are set forth at 40 CFR 97.802 (definitions of ‘‘common designated representative,’’ ‘‘common designated representative’s assurance level,’’ and ‘‘common designated representative’s share’’), 97.806(c)(2), and 97.825. Applying the procedures in the regulations for the 2019 control period for Mississippi, EPA has completed preliminary calculations indicating that responsibility for surrendering 946 additional allowances should be apportioned entirely to the group of units operated by Mississippi Power Company, all of which are represented by one common designated representative. In this document, EPA is providing notice of the data relied on to determine the amount of the exceedance of the Mississippi assurance level discussed above, as required under 40 CFR 97.825(b)(1)(ii), and notice of the preliminary calculations of the amounts of additional allowances that the owners and operators of certain Mississippi units must surrender as a result of the exceedance, as required under 40 CFR 97.825(b)(2)(ii).1 By October 1, 2020, 1 The regulations allow the notice of data availability required under 40 CFR 97.825(b)(2)(ii) to be published approximately two months after the notice of data availability required under 40 CFR 97.825(b)(1)(ii), but in this instance EPA already has all the information needed to prepare both of the required notices and is therefore combining the two required notices into this single document. E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 29446 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 95 / Friday, May 15, 2020 / Notices EPA will provide notice of the final calculations of the amounts of additional allowances that must be surrendered, incorporating any adjustments made in response to objections received, as required under 40 CFR 97.825(b)(2)(iii)(B). Each set of owners and operators identified pursuant to the notice of the final calculations must hold the required additional allowances in an assurance account by November 2, 2020. The data and preliminary calculations are set forth in an Excel spreadsheet entitled ‘‘2019_CSAPR_assurance_ provision_calculations_prelim.xlsx’’ available at http://www.epa.gov/csapr/ csapr-assurance-provision-nodas. The spreadsheet contains data for the 2019 control period showing, for each Mississippi unit identified as affected under the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program, the amount of NOX emissions reported by the unit and the amount of CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 allowances allocated to the unit, including any allowances allocated from a new unit set-aside. The spreadsheet also contains calculations for the 2019 control period showing the total NOX emissions reported by all such units and the amount by which the total reported NOX emissions exceeded the state’s assurance level under the program. Finally, the spreadsheet also includes calculations for the 2019 control period showing, for each common designated representative for a group of such units in the state, the common designated representative’s share of the total reported NOX emissions, the common designated representative’s share of the state’s assurance level, and the amount of additional CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 allowances that the owners and operators of the units in the group must surrender. Any objections should be strictly limited to whether EPA has identified the data and performed the calculations in the spreadsheet correctly in accordance with the regulations. Objections must include (1) precise identification of the specific data or calculations the commenter believes are inaccurate, (2) new proposed data or calculations upon which the commenter believes EPA should rely instead, and (3) the reasons why EPA should rely on the commenter’s proposed data or calculations and not the data and calculations referenced in this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 May 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 Authority: 40 CFR 97.825(b). Reid P. Harvey, Director, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 2020–10441 Filed 5–14–20; 8:45 am] Dated: May 11, 2020. Cindy S. Barger, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2020–10436 Filed 5–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2019–0501; FRL–10009– 72] [ER–FRL–9050–8] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information 202– 564–5632 or https://www.epa.gov/nepa. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) Filed May 4, 2020, 10 a.m. EST Through May 11, 2020, 10 a.m. EST Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: https:// cdxnodengn.epa.gov/cdx-enepa-public/ action/eis/search. 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Revision to FR Notice Published 4/17/2020; Extending the Comment Period from 5/15/2020 to 6/ 19/2020. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC); Notice of Rescheduled Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA is announcing the rescheduled meeting dates for the 4-day meeting of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) that had been previously scheduled for April to consider and review the draft Risk Evaluation for asbestos and associated documents. This will be a virtual public meeting of the TSCA SACC, with participation by phone and webcast only. As previously announced in April, the public is invited to comment on the draft risk evaluation for asbestos and related documents in advance of and during this peer review virtual meeting. The TSCA SACC will consider these comments during their discussions. DATES: Peer Review Virtual Meeting: The 4day virtual meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, June 8 to 10, 2020; and from 11:30 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 11, 2020 (as needed, updated times for each day may be provided in the meeting agenda that will be posted in the docket at http:// www.regulations.gov and on the TSCA SACC website at http://www.epa.gov/ tsca-peer-review). Required Registration: You must register online to receive the webcast meeting link and audio teleconference information. You may register as a listen-only attendee at any time up to the end of the virtual meeting. To make oral comments during the peer review virtual public meeting, please register by noon on June 2, 2020, to be included on the meeting agenda. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 95 (Friday, May 15, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29445-29446]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10441]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-10009-58-OAR]


Administration of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Trading Program 
Assurance Provisions for 2019 Control Periods

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of data availability.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice 
of the availability of data on the administration of the assurance 
provisions of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) trading 
programs for the control periods in 2019. Total emissions of nitrogen 
oxides (NOX) reported by Mississippi units participating in 
the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program during 
the 2019 control period exceeded the state's assurance level under the 
program. Data demonstrating the exceedance and EPA's preliminary 
calculations of the amounts of additional allowances that the owners 
and operators of certain Mississippi units must surrender have been 
posted in a spreadsheet on EPA's website. EPA will consider timely 
objections to the data and calculations before making final 
determinations of the amounts of additional allowances that must be 
surrendered.

DATES: Objections to the information referenced in this notice must be 
received on or before July 1, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit your objections via email to [email protected]. Include 
``2019 CSAPR Assurance Provisions'' 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 notice 
should be addressed to Garrett Powers at (202) 564-2300 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations for each CSAPR trading 
program contain ``assurance provisions'' designed to ensure that the 
emissions reductions required from each state covered by the program 
occur within the state. If the total emissions from a given state's 
affected units exceed the state's assurance level under the program, 
then two allowances must be surrendered for each ton of emissions 
exceeding the assurance level (in addition to the ordinary obligation 
to surrender one allowance for each ton of emissions). In the quarterly 
emissions reports covering the 2019 control period, Mississippi units 
participating in the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 Trading 
Program collectively reported emissions that exceed the state's 
assurance level under the program by 473 tons, resulting in a 
requirement for the surrender of 946 additional allowances.
    When a state's assurance level is exceeded, responsibility for 
surrendering the required additional allowances is apportioned among 
groups of units in the state represented by ``common designated 
representatives'' based on the extent to which each such group's 
emissions exceeded the group's share of the state's assurance level. 
For the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program, the 
procedures are set forth at 40 CFR 97.802 (definitions of ``common 
designated representative,'' ``common designated representative's 
assurance level,'' and ``common designated representative's share''), 
97.806(c)(2), and 97.825. Applying the procedures in the regulations 
for the 2019 control period for Mississippi, EPA has completed 
preliminary calculations indicating that responsibility for 
surrendering 946 additional allowances should be apportioned entirely 
to the group of units operated by Mississippi Power Company, all of 
which are represented by one common designated representative.
    In this document, EPA is providing notice of the data relied on to 
determine the amount of the exceedance of the Mississippi assurance 
level discussed above, as required under 40 CFR 97.825(b)(1)(ii), and 
notice of the preliminary calculations of the amounts of additional 
allowances that the owners and operators of certain Mississippi units 
must surrender as a result of the exceedance, as required under 40 CFR 
97.825(b)(2)(ii).\1\ By October 1, 2020,

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EPA will provide notice of the final calculations of the amounts of 
additional allowances that must be surrendered, incorporating any 
adjustments made in response to objections received, as required under 
40 CFR 97.825(b)(2)(iii)(B). Each set of owners and operators 
identified pursuant to the notice of the final calculations must hold 
the required additional allowances in an assurance account by November 
2, 2020.
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    \1\ The regulations allow the notice of data availability 
required under 40 CFR 97.825(b)(2)(ii) to be published approximately 
two months after the notice of data availability required under 40 
CFR 97.825(b)(1)(ii), but in this instance EPA already has all the 
information needed to prepare both of the required notices and is 
therefore combining the two required notices into this single 
document.
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    The data and preliminary calculations are set forth in an Excel 
spreadsheet entitled 
``2019_CSAPR_assurance_provision_calculations_prelim.xlsx'' available 
at http://www.epa.gov/csapr/csapr-assurance-provision-nodas. The 
spreadsheet contains data for the 2019 control period showing, for each 
Mississippi unit identified as affected under the CSAPR NOX 
Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program, the amount of NOX 
emissions reported by the unit and the amount of CSAPR NOX 
Ozone Season Group 2 allowances allocated to the unit, including any 
allowances allocated from a new unit set-aside. The spreadsheet also 
contains calculations for the 2019 control period showing the total 
NOX emissions reported by all such units and the amount by 
which the total reported NOX emissions exceeded the state's 
assurance level under the program. Finally, the spreadsheet also 
includes calculations for the 2019 control period showing, for each 
common designated representative for a group of such units in the 
state, the common designated representative's share of the total 
reported NOX emissions, the common designated 
representative's share of the state's assurance level, and the amount 
of additional CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 allowances that 
the owners and operators of the units in the group must surrender.
    Any objections should be strictly limited to whether EPA has 
identified the data and performed the calculations in the spreadsheet 
correctly in accordance with the regulations. Objections must include 
(1) precise identification of the specific data or calculations the 
commenter believes are inaccurate, (2) new proposed data or 
calculations upon which the commenter believes EPA should rely instead, 
and (3) the reasons why EPA should rely on the commenter's proposed 
data or calculations and not the data and calculations referenced in 
this notice.

    Authority: 40 CFR 97.825(b).

Reid P. Harvey,
Director, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, 
Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2020-10441 Filed 5-14-20; 8:45 am]
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