[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 23, 2019)]
[Pages 35386-35387]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15654]




Allocations of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Allowances From New 
Unit Set-Asides for 2019 Control Periods

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of data availability.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice 
of the availability of data on emission allowance allocations to 
certain units under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) trading 
programs. EPA has completed final calculations for the first round of 
allocations of allowances from the CSAPR new unit set-asides (NUSAs) 
for the 2019 control periods and has posted spreadsheets containing the 
calculations on EPA's website.

DATES: July 23, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning this action 
should be addressed to Kenon Smith at (202) 343-9164 or 
[email protected] or Jason Kuhns at (202) 564-3236 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under each CSAPR trading program where EPA 
is responsible for determining emission allowance allocations, a 
portion of each state's emissions budget for the program for each 
control period is reserved in a NUSA (and in an additional Indian 
country NUSA in the case of states with Indian country within their 
borders) for allocation to certain units that would not otherwise 
receive allowance allocations. The procedures for identifying the 
eligible units for each control period and for allocating allowances 
from the NUSAs and Indian country NUSAs to these units are set forth in 
the CSAPR trading program regulations at 40 CFR 97.411(b) and 97.412 
(NOX Annual), 97.511(b) and 97.512 (NOX Ozone 
Season Group 1), 97.611(b) and 97.612 (SO2 Group 1), 
97.711(b) and 97.712 (SO2 Group 2), and 97.811(b) and 97.812 
(NOX Ozone Season Group 2). Each NUSA allowance allocation 
process involves up to two rounds of allocations to eligible units, 
termed ``new'' units, followed by the allocation to ``existing'' units 
of any allowances not allocated to new units.
    In a notice of data availability (NODA) published in the Federal 
Register on May 28, 2019 (84 FR 24506), EPA provided notice of 
preliminary calculations for the first-round 2019 NUSA allowance 
allocations and described the process for submitting any objections. 
The only objection EPA received in response to the May 28, 2019 NODA 
was subsequently withdrawn. This NODA concerns the final calculations 
for the first round of 2019 NUSA allocations, which are unchanged from 
the preliminary calculations.
    The detailed unit-by-unit data and final allowance allocation 
calculations are set forth in Excel spreadsheets titled 
``CSAPR_NUSA_2019_NOx_OS_1st_Round_Final_Data'', and 
``CSAPR_NUSA_2019_SO2_1st_Round_Final_Data'', available on EPA's 
website at https://www.epa.gov/csapr/csapr-compliance-year-2019-nusa-nodas.
    EPA notes that an allocation or lack of allocation of allowances to 
a given unit does not constitute a determination that CSAPR does or 
does not apply to the unit. EPA also notes that, under 40 CFR 
97.411(c), 97.511(c), 97.611(c), 97.711(c), and 97.811(c), allocations 
are subject to potential correction if a unit to which allowances have 
been allocated for a given control period is not actually an affected 
unit as of the start of that control period.

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(Authority: 40 CFR 97.411(b), 97.511(b), 97.611(b), 97.711(b), and 

    Dated: July 15, 2019.
Reid P. Harvey,
Director, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, 
Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2019-15654 Filed 7-22-19; 8:45 am]