[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 221 (Thursday, November 15, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 57387-57388]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-24964]



40 CFR Part 60

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0696; FRL-9986-55-OAR]
RIN 2060-AU33

Adopting Subpart Ba Requirements in Emission Guidelines for 
Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; Notice of Public Hearing

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.


SUMMARY: On October 30, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
published in the Federal Register a proposed rule titled ``Adopting 
Subpart Ba Requirements in Emission Guidelines for Municipal Solid 
Waste Landfills.'' The EPA is announcing that it will hold a public 
hearing on the proposed action and extend the comment period. The 
hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to present 
data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed action. The comment 
period on the proposed action will be extended to January 3, 2019.

DATES: The EPA will hold a public hearing on November 27, 2018, in 
Washington, DC. Please refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
for additional information on the public hearing.
    Comments: The EPA must receive comments on this proposed action no 
later than January 3, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held at the EPA WJC East Building, 1201 
Constitution Avenue NW, Room #1117A & B, Washington, DC 20004. The 
hearing will convene at 9:00 a.m. local time and will conclude at 5:00 
p.m. local time. There will be a lunch break from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 
p.m. The EPA will end the hearing 2 hours after the last registered 
speaker has concluded their comments.
    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. 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/stationary-sources-air-pollution/forms/public-hearing-proposal-adopt-subpart-ba-requirements 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 21, 2018. By November 26, 2018, the EPA will 
post at https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/forms/public-hearing-proposal-adopt-subpart-ba-requirements a general agenda 
for the hearing that will list pre-registered 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.


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    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 hearing. Verbatim transcripts of the hearing 
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/stationary-sources-air-pollution/forms/public-hearing-proposal-adopt-subpart-ba-requirements. 
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 
unless we receive special requests in advance. Commenters should notify 
Virginia Hunt when they pre-register to speak that they will need 
specific equipment. 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 21, 2018. We may 
not be able to arrange accommodations without advanced notice.

    Dated: November 9, 2018.
Panagiotis Tsirigotis,
Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2018-24964 Filed 11-14-18; 8:45 am]