[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 139 (Monday, July 21, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 42275-42276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17135]



40 CFR Part 61

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0218; FRL-9914-06-OAR]
RIN 2060-AP26

Revisions to National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions From 
Operating Mill Tailings

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is announcing an extension 
of the public comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) requesting public comment and information on revisions to the 
EPA's ``National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Operating 
Mill Tailings''. The EPA published the NPRM on May 2, 2014 in the 
Federal Register, which included a request for comments on or before 
July 31, 2014. The purpose of this action is to extend the public 
comment period an additional 90 days.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed rule published on May 2, 2014 
(79 FR 25388) must be received on or before October 29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2008-0218, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected].
     Fax: (202) 566-9744.
     Mail: U.S. Postal Service, send comments to: Air and 
Radiation Docket, EPA Docket Center, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-
0218, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. Please include 
a total of two copies.
    Hand Delivery: In person or by courier, deliver comments to: EPA 
Docket Center, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0218, EPA West, Room 3334, 
1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. Such deliveries are 
only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and 
special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed 
information. Please include a total of two copies.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2008-0218. The Agency'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 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 
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 and with any disk or CD-ROM you 
submit. 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, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or 
viruses. For additional information about the EPA's public docket, 
visit the

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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 
for which 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 EPA Docket 
Center, EPA West, 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 
Docket Center is (202) 566-1742.

Radiation and Indoor Air, (202) 343-9290, [email protected].


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

    1. Tips for Preparing Your Comments. When submitting comments, 
remember to:
     Identify the rulemaking by docket number, subject heading, 
Federal Register date and page 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 it to be 
     Illustrate your concerns with specific examples 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. How can I get copies of this document, the proposed rule and other 
related information?

    The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0218. The EPA has also developed a Web site for the 
NPRM at: www.epa.gov/radiation/neshaps/subpartw/rulemaking-activity.html. Please refer to the original Federal Register notice on 
the NPRM for detailed information on accessing information related to 
the notice.
    In response to requests for an extension, we are extending the 
public comment period for this NPRM through October 29, 2014. This 
extension will provide the public additional time to provide comment on 
updating this standard.

     Dated: July 11, 2014.
 Janet G. McCabe,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2014-17135 Filed 7-18-14; 8:45 am]