[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 112 (Tuesday, June 11, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 34964-34965]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-13964]



40 CFR Parts 50, 51, 70 and 71

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0885; FRL-9823-8]

Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards 
for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.


SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing a public hearing to be held for the 
proposed rule ``Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements'' which 
published in the Federal Register on June 6, 2013. The hearing will be 
held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Washington, DC

DATES: The public hearing will be held on June 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The June 25, 2013, hearing will be held at the EPA Ariel 
Rios North Building, Room 1332, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20460. The public hearing will convene at 9 a.m. and 
continue until 6 p.m. (local time) or later, if necessary, depending on 
the number of speakers wishing to participate. The EPA will make every 
effort to accommodate all speakers that arrive and register before 6 
p.m. A lunch break is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. The EPA 
Web site for the rulemaking, which includes the proposal and 
information about the public hearing, can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/air/ozonepollution/actions.html#impl.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to speak at the 
public hearing, please contact Ms. Pamela Long, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, OAQPS, Air Quality Planning Division, (C504-03), 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone (919) 541-0641, fax number 
(919) 541-5509, email address [email protected], no later than June 24, 
2013. If you have any questions relating to the public hearing, please 
contact Ms. Long at the above number.
    Questions concerning the June 6, 2013, proposed rule should be 
addressed to Dr. Karl Pepple, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning 
and Standards, State and Local Programs Group, (C539-01), Research 
Triangle Park, N.C. 27711, telephone number (919) 541-2683, email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The June 6, 2013, notice of proposed 
rulemaking proposes to implement the 2008 ozone national ambient air 
quality standards (NAAQS) (the ``2008 ozone NAAQS'') that were 
promulgated on March 12, 2008. The proposed rule addresses a range of 
state implementation plan requirements for the 2008 ozone NAAQS, 
including requirements pertaining to attainment demonstrations, 
reasonable further progress, reasonably available control technology, 
reasonably available control measures, new source review requirements 
in nonattainment areas, emission inventories, and the timing of state 
implementation plan (SIP) submissions and of compliance with emission 
control measures in the SIP. Other issues also addressed in the 
proposed rule are the revocation of the 1997 ozone NAAQS and anti-
backsliding requirements that would apply when the 1997 ozone NAAQS is 
    Public hearing: The proposal for which EPA is holding the public 
hearing was published in the Federal Register on June 6, 2013, (78 FR 
34178) and is available at: http://www.epa.gov/air/ozonepollution/actions.html#impl and also in the docket identified below. The public 
hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to present 
data, views, or arguments concerning the proposal. Because this hearing 
is being held at a U.S. government facility, individuals planning to 
attend the hearing should be prepared to show valid picture 
identification to the security staff in order to gain access to the 
meeting room. In addition, you will need to obtain a property pass for 
any personal belongings you bring with you. Upon leaving the building, 
you will be required to return this property pass to the security desk. 
No large signs will be allowed in the building, cameras may only be 
used outside of the building, and demonstrations will not be allowed on 
federal property for security reasons. The 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. Written comments on the proposed rule 
must be postmarked by August 5, 2013.
    Commenters should notify Ms. Long if they will need specific 
equipment, or if there are other special needs related to providing 
comments at the hearing. The EPA will provide equipment for

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commenters to show overhead slides or make computerized slide 
presentations if we receive special requests in advance. Oral testimony 
will be limited to 5 minutes for each commenter. The EPA encourages 
commenters to provide the EPA with a copy of their oral testimony 
electronically (via email or CD) or in hard copy form.
    The hearing schedule, including lists of speakers, will be posted 
on the EPA's Web site http://www.epa.gov/air/ozonepollution/actions.html#impl.Verbatim transcripts of the hearing and written 
statements will be included in the docket for the rulemaking.

How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    The EPA has established a docket for the proposed rule 
``Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for 
Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements'' under Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0885 (available at www.regulations.gov).
    As stated previously, the proposed rule was published in the 
Federal Register on June 6, 2013, (78 FR 34178) and is available at 
http://www.epa.gov/air/ozonepollution/actions.html#impl and in the 
above-cited docket.

    Dated: June 6, 2013.
Mary Henigin,
Acting Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2013-13964 Filed 6-10-13; 8:45 am]