[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 16 (Tuesday, January 26, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 4239]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01508]



40 CFR Part 63

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0747; FRL-9941-59-OAR]
RIN 2060-AS13

Oil and Natural Gas Sector: National Emission Standards for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Request for information; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: On November 27, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) requested information related to hazardous air pollutant 
emissions from sources in the oil and natural gas production and 
natural gas transmission and storage segments of the oil and natural 
gas sector. The deadline to respond to our request was January 26, 
2016. In response to requests from several stakeholders, the EPA is 
extending the period to respond to our request for information to March 
11, 2016.

DATES: The public comment period for the request for information 
published in the Federal Register on November 27, 2015 (80 CFR 74068), 
is being extended. Written comments must be received on or before March 
11, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0747, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. The 
EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not 
submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must 
be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered 
the official comment and should include discussion of all points you 
wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment 
contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the web, 
cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission 
methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or 
multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective 
comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.
    Docket. Publicly available documents relevant to this action are 
available for public inspection either electronically at http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, 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. A reasonable fee may be charged for copying. 
The official public docket for this rulemaking is Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
    World Wide Web. The EPA Web site for this rulemaking is at http://www3.epa.gov/airquality/oilandgas/actions.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about this 
action, contact Mr. Matthew Witosky, Sector Policies and Programs 
Division (E143-05), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 
27711, telephone number: (919) 541-2865; facsimile number: (919) 541-
3740; email address: [email protected].


Comment Period

    After considering the requests to extend the public comment period, 
the EPA has decided to extend the public comment period until March 11, 
2016. This extension will provide the additional time requested by the 
public to review the request and gather data to respond.

    Dated: January 14, 2016.
Stephen D. Page,
Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2016-01508 Filed 1-25-16; 8:45 am]