Administration of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Trading Program Assurance Provisions for 2020 Control Periods, 52674-52675 [2021-20440]

Download as PDF 52674 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 22, 2021 / Notices CASAC shall also: Advise the EPA Administrator of areas in which additional knowledge is required to appraise the adequacy and basis of existing, new, or revised NAAQS; describe the research efforts necessary to provide the required information; advise the EPA Administrator on the relative contribution to air pollution concentrations of natural as well as anthropogenic activity; and advise the EPA Administrator of any adverse public health, welfare, social, economic, or energy effects which may result from various strategies for attainment and maintenance of such NAAQS. As amended, 5 U.S.C., App. Section 109(d)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires that EPA carry out a periodic review and revision, as appropriate, of the air quality criteria and the NAAQS for the six ‘‘criteria’’ air pollutants, including PM. 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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 2020. Total emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) reported by Mississippi and Missouri units participating in the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program during the 2020 control period exceeded the respective states’ assurance levels under the program. Data demonstrating the exceedances and EPA’s final calculations of the amounts of additional allowances that the owners and operators of certain Mississippi and Missouri units must surrender have been posted in a spreadsheet on EPA’s website. DATES: September 22, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning this action 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 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 2020 control period, Mississippi and Missouri units participating in the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program reported emissions that exceed the respective states’ assurance levels under the program. Mississippi units exceeded that state’s assurance level by 260 tons, resulting in a requirement for the surrender of 520 additional allowances, and Missouri units exceeded that state’s assurance level by 2,438 tons, resulting SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 22, 2021 / Notices in a requirement for the surrender of 4,876 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. On May 17, 2021, EPA published a document in the Federal Register providing notice of the data relied on to determine the amount of the exceedances of the Mississippi and Missouri assurance levels and the preliminary calculations of the amounts of additional allowances that the owners and operators of certain Mississippi and Missouri units must surrender as a result of the exceedances and describing the process for submitting any objections (85 FR 29445). EPA received no written submissions objecting to the data and preliminary calculations. In this document, EPA is providing notice of the final calculations of the amounts of additional allowances that must be surrendered. Responsibility for surrendering 520 additional allowances for the Mississippi exceedance has been apportioned between the groups of units operated by Entergy Corporation (302 allowances) and Mississippi Power Company (218 allowances). Responsibility for surrendering 4,876 additional allowances for the Missouri exceedance has been apportioned between the groups of units operated by Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. (4,862 allowances), the municipal utility of Chillicothe (2 allowances), and the municipal utility of Higginsville (12 allowances). Each set of owners and operators identified pursuant to this notice of the final calculations must hold the required additional allowances in an assurance account by November 1, 2021. The data and final calculations are set forth in an Excel spreadsheet entitled ‘‘2020_CSAPR_assurance_provision_ calculations_final.xlsx’’ available at http://www.epa.gov/csapr/csaprassurance-provision-nodas. The spreadsheet contains data for the 2020 control period showing, for each Mississippi and Missouri unit identified as affected under the CSAPR NOX VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Sep 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 2020 control period showing the total NOX emissions reported by all such units in each state and the amounts by which the total reported NOX emissions exceeded the respective states’ assurance levels under the program. Finally, the spreadsheet also includes calculations for the 2020 control period showing, for each common designated representative for a group of such units in each 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. (Authority: 40 CFR 97.825(b).) Rona Birnbaum, Acting Director, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 2021–20440 Filed 9–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [ET Docket No. 19–257; FCC 21–92; FRS 47677] FCC Announces Two New Innovation Zones and Amends One Existing Innovation Zone for Program Experimental Licenses Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) creates two new Innovation Zones for Program Experimental Licenses in designated areas in and nearby the campuses of North Carolina State University (NC State Innovation Zone) in Raleigh, NC and Northeastern University (Northeastern Innovation Zone) in Boston, MA and expands the geographical boundary of the previously established Innovation Zone in New York City. ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 45 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20554. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52675 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Serafini, Office of Engineering and Technology, (202) 418–2456, Anthony.Serafini@fcc.gov or Ira Keltz, Office of Engineering and Technology, at (202) 418–0616, or Ira.Keltz@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission’s document, Public Notice, FCC 21–92, ET Docket No. 19–257, adopted on August 5, 2021 and released August 6, 2021. The full text of this document is available for public inspection and can be downloaded at: https://www.fcc.gov/ document/fcc-established-two-newinnovation-zones-boston-and-raleigh-0 or by using the search function for ET Docket No. 19–257 on the Commission’s ECFS web page at www.fcc.gov/ecfs. Synopsis 1. The two new zones the Commission establishes herein are based on detailed proposals from the PAWR program. This program for new technology experimentation is funded by the National Science Foundation along with a consortium consisting of over thirty technology and telecommunications companies. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 22, 2021)]
[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

[FRL-8956-01-OAR]


Administration of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Trading Program 
Assurance Provisions for 2020 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 2020. Total emissions of nitrogen 
oxides (NOX) reported by Mississippi and Missouri units 
participating in the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 Trading 
Program during the 2020 control period exceeded the respective states' 
assurance levels under the program. Data demonstrating the exceedances 
and EPA's final calculations of the amounts of additional allowances 
that the owners and operators of certain Mississippi and Missouri units 
must surrender have been posted in a spreadsheet on EPA's website.

DATES: September 22, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning this action 
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 2020 control period, Mississippi and 
Missouri units participating in the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season 
Group 2 Trading Program reported emissions that exceed the respective 
states' assurance levels under the program. Mississippi units exceeded 
that state's assurance level by 260 tons, resulting in a requirement 
for the surrender of 520 additional allowances, and Missouri units 
exceeded that state's assurance level by 2,438 tons, resulting

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in a requirement for the surrender of 4,876 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.
    On May 17, 2021, EPA published a document in the Federal Register 
providing notice of the data relied on to determine the amount of the 
exceedances of the Mississippi and Missouri assurance levels and the 
preliminary calculations of the amounts of additional allowances that 
the owners and operators of certain Mississippi and Missouri units must 
surrender as a result of the exceedances and describing the process for 
submitting any objections (85 FR 29445). EPA received no written 
submissions objecting to the data and preliminary calculations.
    In this document, EPA is providing notice of the final calculations 
of the amounts of additional allowances that must be surrendered. 
Responsibility for surrendering 520 additional allowances for the 
Mississippi exceedance has been apportioned between the groups of units 
operated by Entergy Corporation (302 allowances) and Mississippi Power 
Company (218 allowances). Responsibility for surrendering 4,876 
additional allowances for the Missouri exceedance has been apportioned 
between the groups of units operated by Associated Electric 
Cooperative, Inc. (4,862 allowances), the municipal utility of 
Chillicothe (2 allowances), and the municipal utility of Higginsville 
(12 allowances). Each set of owners and operators identified pursuant 
to this notice of the final calculations must hold the required 
additional allowances in an assurance account by November 1, 2021.
    The data and final calculations are set forth in an Excel 
spreadsheet entitled 
``2020_CSAPR_assurance_provision_calculations_final.xlsx'' available at 
http://www.epa.gov/csapr/csapr-assurance-provision-nodas. The 
spreadsheet contains data for the 2020 control period showing, for each 
Mississippi and Missouri 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 2020 control period 
showing the total NOX emissions reported by all such units 
in each state and the amounts by which the total reported 
NOX emissions exceeded the respective states' assurance 
levels under the program. Finally, the spreadsheet also includes 
calculations for the 2020 control period showing, for each common 
designated representative for a group of such units in each 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.

(Authority: 40 CFR 97.825(b).)

Rona Birnbaum,
Acting Director, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric 
Programs, Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2021-20440 Filed 9-21-21; 8:45 am]
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