[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 38 (Friday, February 26, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 9797]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04196]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 98

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0764; FRL-9942-96-OAR]
RIN 2060-AS73


Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule: Leak Detection Methodology 
Revisions and Confidentiality Determinations for Petroleum and Natural 
Gas Systems

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of public comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing an 
extension of the public comment period for the proposed rule titled 
``Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule: Leak Detection Methodology Revisions 
and Confidentiality Determinations for Petroleum and Natural Gas 
Systems.'' The public comment period for this proposal began on January 
29, 2016. This document announces the extension of the deadline for 
public comment from February 29, 2016 to March 15, 2016.

DATES: The public comment period for the proposed rule published 
January 29, 2016 (81 FR 4987) is extended. Comments must be received on 
or before March 15, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2015-0764 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 Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn.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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carole Cook, Climate Change Division, 
Office of Atmospheric Programs (MC-6207A), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: (202) 343-9263; fax number: (202) 343-2342; email address: 
[email protected]. For technical information, please go to the 
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Web site, http://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/index.html. To submit a question, select Help Center, 
followed by ``Contact Us.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Worldwide Web (WWW)

    In addition to being available in the docket, an electronic copy of 
this proposal will also be available through the WWW. Following 
signature, a copy of this action will be posted on the EPA's GHGRP Web 
site at http://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/index.html.

Additional Information on Submitting Comments

    To expedite review of your comments by Agency staff, you are 
encouraged to send a separate copy of your comments, in addition to the 
copy you submit to the official docket, to Carole Cook, U.S. EPA, 
Office of Atmospheric Programs, Climate Change Division, Mail Code 
6207A, Washington, DC 20460, telephone (202) 343-9263, email address: 
[email protected].

Background

    In this action, the EPA is providing notice that it is extending 
the comment period on the proposed rule titled ``Greenhouse Gas 
Reporting Rule: Leak Detection Methodology Revisions and 
Confidentiality Determinations for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems,'' 
which was published on January 29, 2016 (81 FR 4987). The previous 
deadline for submitting public comment on that rule was February 29, 
2016. The EPA is extending that deadline to March 15, 2016. This 
extension will provide the general public additional time for 
participation and comments.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 98

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Greenhouse gases, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: February 22, 2016.
Sarah Dunham,
Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-04196 Filed 2-25-16; 8:45 am]
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