[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 6490-6491]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03171]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 50 and 51

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0347; FRL-9974-55-OAR]
RIN 2060-AT35


Response to June 1, 2016, Clean Air Act Section 126(b) Petition 
From Connecticut

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that a 
public hearing will be held on the EPA's proposed response to a June 1, 
2016, petition submitted by the state of Connecticut pursuant to 
section 126 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The petition requests that the 
EPA make a finding that the Brunner Island Steam Electric Station 
located in York County, Pennsylvania, emits air pollution in amounts 
that significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with 
maintenance of the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard 
(NAAQS) in Connecticut. The hearing will be held on February 23, 2018, 
in Washington, DC. The EPA will issue its proposed response in the near 
future.

DATES: The public hearing will be held on February 23, 2018, in 
Washington, DC. Please refer to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for 
additional information on the public hearing.

ADDRESSES: 
    Public Hearing. The February 23, 2018 public hearing will be held 
at the EPA, William Jefferson Clinton East Building, Room 1153, 1201 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004. Identification is 
required. If your driver's license is issued by Michigan, Minnesota, 
New York, Vermont or the state of Washington, you must present an 
additional form of identification to enter (see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for additional information on this location).
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at EPA Docket Center 
Reading Room, William Jefferson Clinton West Building, 1301 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004. The Public Reading Room 
is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The phone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 
566-1744.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to speak at the 
public hearing, please contact Ms. Pamela Long, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards 
(OAQPS), Air Quality Planning Division (C504-01), Research Triangle 
Park, NC 27711, telephone (919) 541-0641, fax number (919) 541-5509, 
email address long.pam@epa.gov, no later than February 21, 2018. If you 
have any questions relating to the public hearing, please contact Ms. 
Long at the above number.
    If you have questions concerning the June 1, 2016 petition, please 
contact Mr. Lev Gabrilovich, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), Air Quality 
Planning Division, (C539-01), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, 
telephone (919) 541-1496, email address gabrilovich.lev@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public hearing will provide interested 
parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning 
the EPA's proposed response to the June 1, 2016, petition. 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 that are submitted during the comment period 
will be considered with the same weight as any oral comments and 
supporting information presented at the public hearing. Written 
comments must be postmarked by the last day of the comment period.
    The public hearing will convene at 9:00 a.m. and end at 6:00 p.m. 
Eastern Time (ET) or at least two hours after the last registered 
speaker has spoken. The EPA will make every effort to accommodate all 
individuals interested in providing oral testimony. A lunch break is 
scheduled from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please note that this hearing 
will be held at a U.S. government facility. Individuals planning to 
attend the hearing should be prepared to show valid picture 
identification to the

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security staff in order to gain access to the meeting room. The REAL ID 
Act, passed by Congress in 2005, established new requirements for 
entering federal facilities. These requirements took effect July 21, 
2014. If your driver's license is issued by the states of Michigan, 
Minnesota, New York, Vermont or Washington, you must present an 
additional form of identification to enter the federal building where 
the public hearing will be held. Acceptable alternative forms of 
identification include: Federal employee badges, passports, enhanced 
driver's licenses and military identification cards. For additional 
information for the status of your state regarding REAL ID, go to 
http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief. In addition, you will 
need to obtain a property pass for any personal belongings you bring 
with you. Upon leaving the building, you will be required to return 
this property pass to the security desk. No large signs will be allowed 
in the building, and demonstrations will not be allowed on federal 
property for security reasons.
    If you would like to present oral testimony at the hearing, please 
notify Ms. Pamela Long, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, OAQPS, 
Air Quality Planning Division, (C504-01), Research Triangle Park, NC 
27711, telephone (919) 541-0641, fax number (919) 541-5509, email 
address long.pam@epa.gov, no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on February 21, 
2018. Ms. Long will arrange a general time slot for you to speak. The 
EPA will make every effort to follow the schedule as closely as 
possible on the day of the hearing.
    Oral testimony will be limited to 5 minutes for each commenter. The 
EPA encourages commenters to provide the EPA with a copy of their oral 
testimony electronically (via email) or in hard copy form. The EPA will 
not provide audiovisual equipment for presentations unless we receive 
special requests in advance. Commenters should notify Ms. Long if they 
will need specific equipment. Commenters should also notify Ms. Long if 
they need specific translation services for non-English speaking 
commenters.
    The hearing schedule, including the list of speakers, will be 
posted on the EPA's Web at site https://www.epa.gov/ozone-pollution/connecticut-126-petition prior to the hearing. Verbatim transcripts of 
the hearing and written statements will be included in the docket for 
the action.

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

    The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0347 (available at http://www.regulations.gov). The 
EPA has made available information related to the proposed action at 
this website: https://www.epa.gov/ozone-pollution/connecticut-126-petition.

Panagiotis E. Tsirigotis,
Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2018-03171 Filed 2-13-18; 8:45 am]
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