[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 48 (Wednesday, March 12, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 13966-13967]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05382]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R06-OAR-2013-0542; FRL-9907-86-Region 6]


Extension of Public Comment Period for Proposed Action; Texas; 
Revisions to the New Source Review State Implementation Plan; Flexible 
Permit Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On February 12, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to 
conditionally approve the Texas New Source Review (NSR) State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) for establishing the Flexible Permit Program 
and requested comments by March 14, 2014. EPA is extending the original 
public comment period of 30 days for the proposed rule until April 4, 
2014.

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DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 4, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R06-
OAR-2013-0542, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions 
for submitting comments.
     Email: Ms. Stephanie Kordzi at [email protected].
     Mail or delivery: Ms. Stephanie Kordzi, Air Permits 
Section (6PD-R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, 
Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R06-OAR-
2013-0542. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information the 
disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Do not submit information 
through http://www.regulations.gov or email, if you believe that it is 
CBI or otherwise protected from disclosure. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which 
means that 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 EPA without going through http://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, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact 
information in the body of your comment along with any disk or CD-ROM 
submitted. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical 
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be 
able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of 
special characters and any form of encryption and should be free of any 
defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public 
docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available 
electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA Region 6, 
1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas. While all documents in the 
docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly 
available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), 
and some may not be publicly available at either location (e.g., CBI). 
To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment with 
the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT paragraph 
below or Mr. Bill Deese at 214-665-7253.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Stephanie Kordzi (6PD-R), Air 
Permits Section, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 1445 Ross 
Ave (6PD-R), Suite 1200, Dallas, TX 75202-2733. Telephone (214) 665-
7520, email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ``we,'' 
``us,'' or ``our'' is used, we mean the EPA. On February 12, 2014, we 
published in the Federal Register a proposed rule on the flexible 
permit program in Texas. In the proposal, we requested comment by March 
14, 2014. We received a request from the Environmental Integrity 
Project on February 27, 2014, to extend the comment period to a total 
of 90 days from the original 30 day public comment period. After 
careful analysis, we decided to extend the comment period out an 
additional 21 days. The extension length was based on providing 
commenters an additional 17 days following the Texas Commission on 
Environmental Quality (TCEQ) public hearing scheduled for March 18, 
2014. This extension will provide an opportunity for submission of 
rebuttal and supplementary information until April 4, 2014.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, 
Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate 
matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, 
Volatile organic compounds and incorporation by reference.

    Dated: March 5, 2014.
Wren Stenger,
Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division Director Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2014-05382 Filed 3-11-14; 8:45 am]
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