[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 75 (Monday, April 20, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 21691]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08890]



40 CFR Part 136

[EPA-HQ-OW-2014-0797; FRL-9926-38-OW]
RIN 2040-AF48

Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule for the Analysis of Effluent; 
Comment Extension

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of the public comment period.


SUMMARY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received requests for an 
extension of the period for providing comments on the proposed rule 
entitled, ``Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule for the Analysis of 
Effluent,'' published in the Federal Register on February 19, 2015. EPA 
extends the comment period in order to provide the public additional 
time to submit comments and supporting information.

DATES: EPA extends the public comment period for the proposed rule 
published February 19, 2015, (80 FR 8956) to May 20, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to 
the EPA electronically, by mail, by facsimile or through hand delivery/
courier. Please refer to the proposal (80 FR 8956) for the addresses 
and detailed instructions.
    Docket. Publically available documents relevant to this action are 
available for public inspection either electronically at http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Water Docket in the EPA 
Docket Center, EPA/DC, 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 Water Docket is (202) 566-2426. The EPA has established 
the official public docket No. EPA-HQ-OW-2014-0797.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adrian Hanley, Engineering and 
Analysis Division (4303T), Office of Water, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; 
telephone: (202) 564-1564; email: [email protected].


Comment Period

    The EPA is extending the previously announced public-comment 
period. The public comment period will end on May 20, 2015, rather than 
April 20, 2015. This will ensure that the public has sufficient time to 
review and comment on all of the information available, including the 
proposed rule and other materials in the docket.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 136

    Environmental protection, Incorporation by reference, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Test procedures, Water pollution control.

    Dated: April 9, 2015.
Kenneth J. Kopocis,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water.
[FR Doc. 2015-08890 Filed 4-17-15; 8:45 am]