[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 209 (Monday, October 29, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 54303-54304]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-23570]



40 CFR Part 60

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0483; FRL-9984-38-OAR]
RIN 2060-AT54

Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, 
Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Reconsideration

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.


SUMMARY: On October 15, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
published in the Federal Register a proposed rule titled ``Oil and 
Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and 
Modified Sources Reconsideration.'' The comment period on the proposed 
action will end on December 17, 2018. The EPA is announcing that it 
will hold a public hearing on the proposed action. The hearing will 
provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or 
arguments concerning the proposed action.

DATES: The EPA will hold a public hearing on November 14, 2018, in 
Denver, Colorado. Please refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
for additional information on the public hearing.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held at the EPA Region 8 offices, 1595 
Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202. The hearing will convene at 
8:00 a.m. local time and will conclude at 8:00 p.m. local time. Lunch 
and dinner breaks will be scheduled as time will allow depending on the 
number of registered speakers.
    Because this hearing is being held at a U.S. government facility, 
individuals planning to attend the hearing should be prepared to show 
valid picture identification to the security staff in order to gain 
access to the meeting room. Please note that the REAL ID Act, passed by 
Congress in 2005, established new requirements for entering federal 
facilities. For purposes of the REAL ID Act, the EPA will accept 
government-issued IDs, including driver's licenses from the District of 
Columbia and all states and territories except from American Samoa. If 
your identification is issued by American Samoa, 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: 
https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-frequently-asked-questions. Any objects 
brought into the building need to fit through the security screening 
system, such as a purse, laptop bag, or small backpack. Demonstrations 
will not be allowed on federal property for security reasons.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The EPA will begin pre-registering 
speakers for the hearing upon publication of this document in the 
Federal Register. To register to speak at the hearing, please use the 
online registration form available at https://www.epa.gov/controlling-air-pollution-oil-and-natural-gas-industry/forms/public-hearing-proposed-improvements or contact Virginia Hunt at (919) 541-0832 to 
register to speak at the hearing. The last day to pre-register to speak 
at the hearing will be November 6, 2018. On November 13, 2018, the EPA 
will post at https://www.epa.gov/controlling-air-pollution-oil-and-natural-gas-industry/forms/public-hearing-proposed-improvements a 
general agenda for the hearing that will list pre-registered

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speakers in approximate order. 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. Additionally, requests to speak will be taken the day of the 
hearing at the hearing registration desk. The EPA will make every 
effort to accommodate all speakers who arrive and register, although 
preferences on speaking times may not be able to be fulfilled.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each commenter will have 5 minutes to 
provide oral testimony. 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 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 oral comments and 
supporting information presented at the public hearing. Commenters 
should notify Virginia Hunt if there are special needs related to 
providing comments at the hearings. Verbatim transcripts of the 
hearings and written statements will be included in the docket for the 
    Please note that any updates made to any aspect of the hearing will 
be posted online at https://www.epa.gov/controlling-air-pollution-oil-and-natural-gas-industry/forms/public-hearing-proposed-improvements. 
While the EPA expects the hearing to go forward as set forth above, 
please monitor our website or contact Virginia Hunt at (919) 541-0832 
or [email protected] to determine if there are any updates. The EPA 
does not intend to publish a document in the Federal Register 
announcing updates.
    The EPA will not provide audiovisual equipment for presentations. 
Any media presentations should be submitted to the public docket at 
https://www.regulations.gov/, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2017-0483. The EPA must receive comments on the proposed action (83 FR 
52056) no later than December 17, 2018.
    If you require the service of a translator or special 
accommodations such as audio description, please pre-register for the 
hearing and describe your needs by November 6, 2018. We may not be able 
to arrange accommodations without advanced notice.

    Dated: October 22, 2018.
Panagiotis Tsirigotis,
Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2018-23570 Filed 10-26-18; 8:45 am]