[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 20 (Tuesday, January 31, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 4735-4736]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2070]



40 CFR Parts 51 and 52

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0729; FRL-9624-4]
RIN 2060-AR05

Regional Haze: Revisions to Provisions Governing Alternatives to 
Source-Specific Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) 
Determinations, Limited SIP Approvals, and Federal Implementation Plans

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period.


SUMMARY: On December 30, 2011, the EPA published in the Federal 
Register our proposal to revise rules that pertain to the regional haze 
program. In the proposal, the EPA stated that public comments were to 
be submitted by February 13, 2012. In order to ensure that the public 
has a sufficient time to analyze our proposed rule, the EPA is 
extending the public comment period until February 28, 2012.

DATES: Comments. Comments on the proposed rule published December 30, 
2011 (76 FR 82219) must be received on or before February 28, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0729, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: epa.gov">[email protected]epa.gov.
     Fax: (202) 566-9744.
     Mail: Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0729, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, EPA West (Air Docket), 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail code: 6102T, Washington, DC 20460. Please 
include a total of 2 copies.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA 
West (Air Docket), 1301 Constitution Avenue, Northwest, Room 3334, 
Washington, DC 20004, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0729. 
Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of 
operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of 
boxed information.
    Instructions. Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2011-0729. The EPA's policy is that all comments received will be 
included in the public docket without change and may be made available 
online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov 
or email. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' 
system, which means the EPA will not know your identity or contact 
information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you 
send an email comment directly to the EPA without going through 
www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured 
and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket 
and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic 
comment, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other 
contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or 

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you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical 
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not 
be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use 
of special characters, avoid any form of encryption, and be free of any 
defects or viruses. For additional information about the EPA's public 
docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket. All documents in the docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Air Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 
1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The 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 Air Docket is (202) 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on this proposed rule, 
contact Ms. Martha Keating, Air Quality Policy Division, Office of Air 
Quality Planning and Standards (C504-03), Environmental Protection 
Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-
9407; fax number: (919) 685-3700; email address: 
[email protected]:epa.gov.


I. General Information

A. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for the EPA?

    1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to the EPA 
through www.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 the 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. Send or deliver information 
identified as CBI only to the following address: Roberto Morales, OAQPS 
Document Control Officer (C404-02), U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, 
NC 27711, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0729.
    2. Tips for Preparing Your Comments. When submitting comments, 
remember to
     Identify the rulemaking by docket number and other 
identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and 
page number).
     Follow directions--The agency may ask you to respond to 
specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
     Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives 
and substitute language for your requested changes.
     Describe any assumptions and provide any technical 
information and/or data that you used.
     If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how 
you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be 
     Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns, and 
suggest alternatives.
     Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the 
use of profanity or personal threats.
     Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period 
deadline identified.

B. Where can I get a copy of this document and other related 

    In addition to being available in the docket, an electronic copy of 
this notice will also be available on the World Wide Web (WWW). 
Following signature, a copy of this notice will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oargpg/new.html.

    Dated: January 20, 2012.
Jennifer Noonan-Edmonds,
Acting Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2012-2070 Filed 1-30-12; 8:45 am]