Public Hearing for Fuels Regulatory Streamlining, 29906 [2020-10833]

Download as PDF 29906 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Proposed Rules • Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). In addition, the SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, this rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because redesignation is an action that affects the status of a geographical area and does not impose any new regulatory requirements on tribes, impact any existing sources of air pollution on tribal lands, nor impair the maintenance of ozone national ambient air quality standards in tribal lands. List of Subjects 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Oxides of nitrogen, Ozone, Volatile organic compounds. 40 CFR Part 81 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, National parks, Wilderness areas. Dated: May 7, 2020. Kurt Thiede, Regional Administrator, Region 5. [FR Doc. 2020–10137 Filed 5–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 79, 80, 86, 1037, and 1090 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2018–0227; FRL–10009–56– OAR] RIN 2060–AT31 Public Hearing for Fuels Regulatory Streamlining Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notification of public hearing. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a virtual public hearing to be held May 28, 2020, on its proposal for the ‘‘Fuels Regulatory Streamlining Rule,’’ which was signed on April 13, 2020. EPA is proposing to update its existing gasoline, diesel, and other fuels programs to improve overall compliance assurance and maintain SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 May 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 environmental performance, while reducing compliance costs for industry and EPA. DATES: EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on May 28, 2020. Please refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for additional information on the public hearing. ADDRESSES: The virtual public hearing will be held on May 28, 2020. The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and end when all parties who wish to speak have had an opportunity to do so. All hearing attendees (including even those who do not intend to provide testimony) should notify the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by May 21, 2020. Additional information regarding the hearing appears below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nick Parsons, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Assessment and Standards Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; telephone number: 734–214–4479; email address: ASDRegistration@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA is proposing to streamline its existing fuel quality regulations in 40 CFR part 80 by removing expired provisions, eliminating redundant compliance provisions (e.g., duplicative registration requirements that are required by every EPA fuels program), removing unnecessary and out-of-date requirements, and replacing them with a single set of provisions and definitions in 40 CFR part 1090 that will apply across all gasoline, diesel, and other fuels programs that EPA currently regulates. This action does not propose to change the stringency of the existing fuel quality standards. The Fuels Regulatory Streamlining proposal was signed on April 13, 2020, and will be published separately in the Federal Register. The pre-publication version is available at https://www.epa.gov/dieselfuel-standards/fuels-regulatorystreamlining. Participation in virtual public hearing. Please note that EPA is deviating from its typical approach because the President has declared a national emergency. Because of current CDC recommendations, as well as state and local orders for social distancing to limit the spread of COVID–19, EPA cannot hold in-person public meetings at this time. The virtual public hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposal (which is available at https:// PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 www.epa.gov/diesel-fuel-standards/ fuels-regulatory-streamlining). 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 any oral comments and supporting information presented at the public hearing. EPA recommends submitting the text of your oral comments as written comments to the rulemaking docket. Written comments must be received by the last day of the comment period, as specified in the notice of proposed rulemaking. EPA is also asking all hearing attendees to pre-register for the hearing, even those who do not intend to provide testimony. This will help EPA ensure that sufficient phone lines will be available. Please note that any updates made to any aspect of the hearing logistics, including potential additional sessions, will be posted online at the EPA’s Fuels Regulatory Streamlining website (https://www.epa.gov/diesel-fuelstandards/fuels-regulatorystreamlining). While EPA expects the hearing to go forward as set forth above, please monitor our website or contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to determine if there are any updates. If you require the services of a translator or special accommodations such as audio description, please preregister for the hearing and describe your needs by May 21, 2020. EPA may not be able to arrange accommodations without advanced notice. How can I get copies of the proposed action and other related information? EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2018–0227. EPA has also developed a website for the Fuels Regulatory Streamlining rule, including the proposal, which is available at https://www.epa.gov/diesel-fuelstandards/fuels-regulatory-streamlining. Please refer to the notice of proposed rulemaking for detailed information on accessing information related to the proposal. Dated: May 14, 2020. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 97 (Tuesday, May 19, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 29906]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10833]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 79, 80, 86, 1037, and 1090

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0227; FRL-10009-56-OAR]
RIN 2060-AT31


Public Hearing for Fuels Regulatory Streamlining

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notification of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 
virtual public hearing to be held May 28, 2020, on its proposal for the 
``Fuels Regulatory Streamlining Rule,'' which was signed on April 13, 
2020. EPA is proposing to update its existing gasoline, diesel, and 
other fuels programs to improve overall compliance assurance and 
maintain environmental performance, while reducing compliance costs for 
industry and EPA.

DATES: EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on May 28, 2020. Please 
refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for additional 
information on the public hearing.

ADDRESSES: The virtual public hearing will be held on May 28, 2020. The 
hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and end when all 
parties who wish to speak have had an opportunity to do so. All hearing 
attendees (including even those who do not intend to provide testimony) 
should notify the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT by May 21, 2020. Additional information regarding the hearing 
appears below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nick Parsons, Office of Transportation 
and Air Quality, Assessment and Standards Division, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; 
telephone number: 734-214-4479; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA is proposing to streamline its existing 
fuel quality regulations in 40 CFR part 80 by removing expired 
provisions, eliminating redundant compliance provisions (e.g., 
duplicative registration requirements that are required by every EPA 
fuels program), removing unnecessary and out-of-date requirements, and 
replacing them with a single set of provisions and definitions in 40 
CFR part 1090 that will apply across all gasoline, diesel, and other 
fuels programs that EPA currently regulates. This action does not 
propose to change the stringency of the existing fuel quality 
standards. The Fuels Regulatory Streamlining proposal was signed on 
April 13, 2020, and will be published separately in the Federal 
Register. The pre-publication version is available at https://www.epa.gov/diesel-fuel-standards/fuels-regulatory-streamlining.
    Participation in virtual public hearing. Please note that EPA is 
deviating from its typical approach because the President has declared 
a national emergency. Because of current CDC recommendations, as well 
as state and local orders for social distancing to limit the spread of 
COVID-19, EPA cannot hold in-person public meetings at this time.
    The virtual public hearing will provide interested parties the 
opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the 
proposal (which is available at https://www.epa.gov/diesel-fuel-standards/fuels-regulatory-streamlining). 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 any oral comments and supporting information 
presented at the public hearing. EPA recommends submitting the text of 
your oral comments as written comments to the rulemaking docket. 
Written comments must be received by the last day of the comment 
period, as specified in the notice of proposed rulemaking.
    EPA is also asking all hearing attendees to pre-register for the 
hearing, even those who do not intend to provide testimony. This will 
help EPA ensure that sufficient phone lines will be available.
    Please note that any updates made to any aspect of the hearing 
logistics, including potential additional sessions, will be posted 
online at the EPA's Fuels Regulatory Streamlining website (https://www.epa.gov/diesel-fuel-standards/fuels-regulatory-streamlining). While 
EPA expects the hearing to go forward as set forth above, please 
monitor our website or contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section to determine if there are any updates.
    If you require the services of a translator or special 
accommodations such as audio description, please pre-register for the 
hearing and describe your needs by May 21, 2020. EPA may not be able to 
arrange accommodations without advanced notice.
    How can I get copies of the proposed action and other related 
information? EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket 
ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0227. EPA has also developed a website for the 
Fuels Regulatory Streamlining rule, including the proposal, which is 
available at https://www.epa.gov/diesel-fuel-standards/fuels-regulatory-streamlining. Please refer to the notice of proposed 
rulemaking for detailed information on accessing information related to 
the proposal.

    Dated: May 14, 2020.
Karl Moor,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2020-10833 Filed 5-18-20; 8:45 am]
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