[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 57 (Monday, March 25, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 17915-17917]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06649]



40 CFR Part 81

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0233; FRL-9793-7]

EPA Responses to State and Tribal 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Designation 
Recommendations: Notice of Availability and Public Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of reopening of public comment period.


SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing the reopening of the public comment 
period for the EPA's responses to state and tribal designation 
recommendations for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air 
Quality Standard. The EPA sent the responses directly to the states and 
tribes on or about February 7, 2013. On February 15, 2013, the EPA 
published a notice of availability in the

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Federal Register that the EPA had posted the responses on its Internet 
Web site and the EPA invited public comment. In the notice of 
availability, the EPA stated that public comments must be received on 
or before March 18, 2013. The EPA has received several requests from 
stakeholders for additional time to prepare their comments. Some of the 
requesters asserted that they needed additional time to review the 
EPA's response to state's proposed designation and prepare their 
responses due to the complexity of the issues impacting their area. 
Taking that into consideration, the EPA is reopening the comment period 
until April 8, 2013. The EPA intends to make final the designation 
determinations for the areas of the country addressed by these 
responses in June 2013.

DATES: Comments on the notice of availability published February 15, 
2013 (78 FR 11124) must be received on or before April 8, 2013. Please 
refer to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional information on the 
comment period.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2012-0233, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions 
for submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected]. Attention Docket ID No. 
     Fax: 202-566-9744. Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
     Mail: Air Docket, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-
0233, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 6102T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, 1301 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Room 3334, Washington, DC. 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-
2012-0233. 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 you 
submit. If the EPA is unable to read your comment and cannot contact 
you for clarification due to technical difficulties, the EPA may not be 
able to consider your input. Electronic files should avoid the use of 
special characters, 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 http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. For additional instructions on submitting comments, go to 
Section I of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
    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, i.e., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be 
publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket 
materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or 
in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Avenue 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 general questions concerning this 
action, please contact Rhonda Wright, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality 
Planning and Standards, Air Quality Planning Division, C539-04, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone (919) 541-1087, email at 
[email protected]. For questions regarding areas in EPA Region 1, 
please contact Donald Dahl, U.S. EPA, telephone (617) 918-1657, email 
at [email protected]. For questions regarding areas in EPA Region 2, 
please contact Kenneth Fradkin, U.S. EPA, telephone (212) 637-3702, 
email at [email protected]. For questions regarding areas in EPA 
Region 3, please contact Irene Shandruk, U.S. EPA, telephone (215) 814-
2166, email at [email protected]. For questions regarding areas in 
EPA Region 4, please contact Lynorae Benjamin, U.S. EPA, telephone 
(404) 562-9040, email at [email protected]. For questions 
regarding areas in EPA Region 5, please contact John Summerhays, U.S. 
EPA, telephone (312) 886-6067, email at [email protected]. For 
questions regarding areas in EPA Region 6, please contact Dayana 
Medina, U.S. EPA, telephone (214) 665-7241, email at 
[email protected]. For questions regarding areas in EPA Region 7, 
please contact Larry Gonzalez, U.S. EPA, telephone (913) 551-7041, 
email at [email protected]. For questions regarding areas in EPA 
Region 8, please contact Crystal Ostigaard, U.S. EPA, telephone (303) 
312-6602, email at [email protected]. For questions regarding 
areas in EPA Region 9, please contact John Kelly, U.S. EPA, telephone 
(415) 947-4151, email at [email protected]. For questions regarding 
areas in EPA Region 10, please contact Steve Body, U.S. EPA, telephone 
(206) 553-0782, email at [email protected].


I. Instructions for Submitting Public Comments and Internet Web Site 
for Rulemaking 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 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 confidential business information. 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, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning

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and Standards, Mail Code C404-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, 
telephone (919) 541-0880, email at [email protected], Attention 
Docket ID No. OAR-2012-0233.
    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.
     Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives 
and substitute language for your requested changes.

B. Where can I find additional information for this rulemaking?

    The EPA has also established a Web site for this rulemaking at 
http://www.epa.gov/so2designations. The Web site includes the EPA's 
state and tribal designation recommendations, information supporting 
the EPA's preliminary designation decisions, as well as the rulemaking 
actions and other related information that the public may find useful.

    Dated: March 19, 2013.
Mary E. Henigin,
Acting Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
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