[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 8, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 51787-51788]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24216]



40 CFR Part 60

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355; FRL-9970-58-OAR]
RIN 2060-AT55

Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing 
Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of public hearing and extension of 
comment period.


SUMMARY: On October 16, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
published a proposal to announce its intention to repeal the Carbon 
Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric 
Utility Generating Units, commonly referred to as the Clean Power Plan 
(CPP), as promulgated on October 23, 2015. The proposal also requested 
public comment on the proposed rule. The EPA is announcing that a 
public hearing will be held. In addition, the EPA is extending the 
public comment period.

DATES: The public hearing for the proposed rule (82 FR 48035) will be 
held November 28 and 29, 2017. The deadline for accepting written 
comments is being extended by 32 days to January 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held on November 28 and 29, 2017, 
at the West Virginia Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, 
Charleston, West Virginia 25305. The hearing will convene at 9:00 a.m. 
(Eastern Standard Time) and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern 
Standard Time). If the EPA receives a high volume of requests, we may 
continue the public hearing to November 30, 2017, at the Capitol 
Complex. The EPA may also hold an additional hearing to be announced at 
a later date. The EPA will make every effort to accommodate all 
speakers. The EPA's Web site for the rulemaking, which includes the 
proposal and information about the hearing, can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/electric-utility-generating-units-repealing-clean-power-plan. 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 (82 FR 48035) for the addresses and detailed instructions.
    How To Register: If you would like to present oral testimony at the 
public hearing, registration will begin on November 8, 2017. The last 
day to register to present oral testimony will be November 16, 2017. To 
register to speak at the hearing, please use the online registration 
form available at: https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/electric-utility-generating-units-repealing-clean-power-plan 
or contact Tanya Johnson at (888) 627-7764; email address: 
[email protected]. We request the following information: The time you 
wish to speak (morning or afternoon), name, affiliation, email address, 
and telephone number. If you require the service of a translator or 
accommodation, please let us know at the time of registration. Once 
registration closes, the EPA will allocate available morning and 
afternoon pre-registered speaking slots and confirm those via email 
starting on November 17, 2017. Please note that updates made to any 
aspect of the hearing will be posted online at: https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/electric-utility-generating-units-repealing-clean-power-plan. While the EPA expects the hearing to go 
forward as set forth above, it asks that you monitor its Web site or 
contact Tanya Johnson at (888) 627-7764; email address 
[email protected] to determine if there are any updates to the 
information on the hearing. The EPA does not intend to publish a notice 
in the Federal Register announcing any such updates.
    Questions concerning the proposed rule that was published in the 
Federal Register on October 16, 2017, should be addressed to Mr. Peter 
Tsirigotis, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector 
Policies and Programs Division (D205-01), Environmental Protection 
Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: 
(888) 627-7764; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposal for which the EPA is holding 
the public hearing was published in the Federal Register on October 16, 
2017, and is available at: https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/electric-utility-generating-units-repealing-clean-power-plan 
and also in the docket identified below. The public hearing will 
provide interested parties the opportunity to present oral comments 
regarding the EPA's proposed repeal, including data, views, or 
arguments concerning the proposal. The EPA may ask clarifying questions 
during the oral presentations, but will not respond to the 
presentations at that time. Written statements and supporting 
information submitted during the comment period will be considered with 
the same weight as any oral comments and supporting information 
presented at the public hearing. The period for providing written 
comments to the EPA will remain open until January 16, 2018.
    Once the EPA learns how many people have registered to speak at the 
public hearing, it will allocate speaking times, allowing time for 
necessary breaks. In addition, a block of time will be reserved for 
anyone in the audience who wants to give testimony. For planning 
purposes, each speaker should anticipate speaking for no more than 5 
minutes, although we might need to shorten that time if there is a 
large turnout. The EPA encourages commenters to submit to the docket a 
copy of their testimony electronically (via email or CD) or in hard 
copy form.

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    The public hearing schedule, including lists of speakers, will be 
posted on the EPA's Web site at: https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/electric-utility-generating-units-repealing-clean-power-plan. Verbatim transcripts of the hearing and written 
statements will be included in the docket for the rulemaking. The EPA 
will make every effort to follow the schedule as closely as possible on 
the day of the hearing; however, please plan for the hearing to run 
either ahead of schedule or behind schedule.

How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    The EPA has established a docket for the proposed rule, ``Repeal of 
Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: 
Electric Utility Generating Units'' under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2017-0355, available at: http://www.regulations.gov.

    Dated: November 2, 2017.
E. Scott Pruitt,
[FR Doc. 2017-24216 Filed 11-7-17; 8:45 am]