[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 22 (Thursday, February 1, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 4620-4621]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-01321]



40 CFR Part 60

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355; FRL-9973-28-OAR]
RIN 2060-AT55

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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of three public listening sessions and that the public 
comment period will be reopened.


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, 
as promulgated on October 23, 2015. The proposal also requested public 
comment on the proposed rule. The EPA held public hearings on November 
28 and 29, 2017, in Charleston, West Virginia, and extended the public 
comment period until January 16, 2018. In response to numerous requests 
for additional opportunities for the public to provide oral testimony 
on the proposed rule in more than one location, the EPA is announcing 
that three listening sessions will be held. In addition, the EPA will 
reopen the public comment period until April 26, 2018.

DATES: The first listening session for the proposed rule published 
October 16, 2017, at 82 FR 48035, will be held Wednesday, February 21, 
2018, in Kansas City, Missouri; the second session will be held 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, in San Francisco, California; and the 
third session will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Gillette, 
Wyoming. The EPA is reopening the public comment period until April 26, 

ADDRESSES: The first listening session will be held Wednesday, February 
21, 2018, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Beacon Complex, 6501 
Beacon Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64133, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., 
Central Standard Time (CST). Because this listening session is being 
held at a U.S. government facility, individuals planning to attend 
should be prepared to show a current, valid state- or federal-approved 
picture identification to the security staff in order to gain access to 
the meeting room. An expired form of identification will not be 
permitted. Please note that the Real ID Act, passed by Congress in 
2005, established new requirements for entering federal facilities. If 
your driver's license is issued by a noncompliant state, you must 
present an additional form of identification to enter the federal 
building in Kansas City where the listening session will be held. 
Acceptable alternative forms of identification include: Federal 
employee badges, passports, enhanced driver's licenses, and military 
identification cards.
    Additional information on the Real ID Act is available at https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-frequently-asked-questions. In addition, you will 
need to obtain a visitor pass for any personal belongings you bring 
with you. No backpacks will be allowed into the building, but purses 
will be allowed.
    Also, vehicles should only enter the West ``C'' Gate, identified 
with orange traffic cones and all vehicles must park in a designated 
area. Demonstrations will not be allowed on federal property for 
security reasons. The second listening session will be held Wednesday, 
February 28, 2018, at the San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 
30 Grove Street entrance, San Francisco, California 94102, from 8:30 
a.m. until 7:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST). And the third 
listening session will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Gillette 
College Technical Education Center, 3251 South 4-J Road, Gillette, 
Wyoming 82718, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). 
The EPA will make every effort to accommodate all speakers.

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    The EPA's website for the rulemaking, which includes the proposal 
and information about the listening sessions, can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/electric-utility-generating-units-repealing-clean-power-plan-0. 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 
listening sessions, registration will begin on February 1, 2018. The 
last day to register to present oral testimony will be February 14, 
2018, for Kansas City; February 21, 2018, for San Francisco; and March 
20, 2018, for Gillette. To register to speak, please use the online 
registration form available at: https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/electric-utility-generating-units-repealing-clean-power-plan-0. To register to speak, we request the following information: The 
time you wish to speak, name, affiliation, email address, and telephone 
number. If you register to speak online, you do not need to call. If 
you require reasonable accommodations, such as the service of a 
translator, please let us know at the time of registration. Please note 
that updates made to any aspect of the sessions will be posted online 
at: https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/electric-utility-generating-units-repealing-clean-power-plan-0. While the EPA 
expects the listening sessions to go forward as set forth above, it 
asks that you monitor its website or contact the appropriate person 
listed below to determine if there are any updates to the information 
on the sessions. The EPA does not intend to publish a notice in the 
Federal Register announcing any such updates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you are not able to register online 
or if you have key questions, contact Amy Bhesania at (913) 551-7147 or 
at [email protected] for the session in Kansas City; Trina 
Martynowicz at (415) 947-8715 or at [email protected] for the session in 
San Francisco; or Laura J. Farris at (303) 312-6388 or at 
[email protected] for the session in Gillette.
    Questions concerning the proposed rule that was published in the 
Federal Register on October 16, 2017, should be addressed to Mr. Nick 
Swanson, Natural Resources Group, Sector Policies and Programs Division 
(E143-03), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle 
Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-4080; email 
address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposal for which the EPA is holding 
the listening sessions 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-0 and also in the docket identified below. The listening sessions 
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 public comment period will be 
considered with the same weight as any oral comments and supporting 
information presented at the listening sessions. The EPA will keep the 
public comment period open until April 26, 2018.
    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.
    The listening session schedules, including lists of speakers, will 
be posted on the EPA's website at: https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/electric-utility-generating-units-repealing-clean-power-plan-0. Verbatim transcripts of the sessions 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 sessions; however, please plan for the sessions 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: January 17, 2018.
E. Scott Pruitt,
[FR Doc. 2018-01321 Filed 1-31-18; 8:45 am]