[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 137 (Monday, July 18, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 42055]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17903]



40 CFR Part 97


Data Availability Concerning Transport Rule Allowance Allocations 
to Existing Units

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notification of data availability (NODA).


SUMMARY: In the Transport Rule Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs), EPA 
finalized allowance allocations for 2012 and thereafter to existing 
units subject to the Transport Rule FIP trading programs in Alabama, 
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, 
Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, 
Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, 
South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and 
Wisconsin. As required in the Transport Rule, this NODA notifies the 
public of the availability of data on these allowance allocations for 
existing units. Through this NODA, EPA is also making available to the 
public the data upon which the allocations were based.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning this action 
should be addressed to Brian Fisher, telephone (202) 343-9633, and e-
mail [email protected], Michael Cohen, telephone (202) 343-9497 and 
e-mail [email protected], or Robert Miller, telephone (202) 
343.9077, and e-mail [email protected]. The mailing address for 
the aforementioned contacts is U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
CAMD (6204J), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The detailed unit-by-unit data, 
calculations, and allowance allocation determinations are set forth in 
a technical support document in an Excel spreadsheet format titled 
``Unit Level Allocations Under the Transport Rule FIP'' and available 
on EPA's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/airtransport/actions.html.
    EPA is not requesting responses to the data made available through 
this NODA, which makes available data on allowance allocations 
finalized in the Transport Rule. Providing an allocation to an existing 
unit does not constitute a determination that the unit is a covered 
unit, and not providing an existing-unit allocation to a unit does not 
constitute a determination that the unit is not a covered unit. See 
Sec. Sec.  97.411(a)(1), 97.511(a)(1), 97.611(a)(1), and 97.711(a)(1) 
of the Transport Rule.
    Under the Transport Rule FIPs, EPA must record allowance 
allocations by certain deadlines. In particular, allowance allocations 
addressed by this NODA for existing units for 2012 must be recorded, 
within 90 days of the publication of the Transport Rule in the Federal 
Register, in the compliance accounts of existing units. See Sec. Sec.  
97.421(a), 97.521(a), 97.621(a), and 97.721(a) of the Transport Rule.
    For 2013 and beyond, the Administrator must record, by certain 
specified deadlines, allowance allocations for existing units. See 
Sec. Sec.  97.421(b) through (f), 97.521(b) through (f), 97.621(b) 
through (f), and 97.721(b) through (f) of the Transport Rule.
    Under certain circumstances, the allowance allocations addressed in 
this NODA to existing units are subject to termination or correction, 
and the provisions establishing these allocations may be replaced by a 
SIP revision. See Sec. Sec.  97.411(a)(2), 97.511(a)(2), 97.611(a)(2), 
and 97.711(a)(2) (concerning termination of allocations of non-
operating units) and 97.411(c), 97.511(c), 97.611(c), and 97.711(c) 
(concerning incorrect allocations) of the Transport Rule and Sec. Sec.  
52.38(a)(3) through (5) and (b)(3) through (5) and 52.39(d) through (i) 
of the Transport Rule (concerning SIP revisions).

    Dated: July 6, 2011.
Jackie Krieger,
Chief of Staff, Office of Atmospheric Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-17903 Filed 7-15-11; 8:45 am]