[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2020)]
[Pages 7998-7999]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02801]




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 second 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. EPA has also completed calculations for 
allocations of the remaining 2019 NUSA allowances to existing units and 
has posted spreadsheets containing those calculations on EPA's website 
as well.

DATES: February 12, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning this action 
should be addressed to Jason Kuhns at (202) 564-3236 or 
[email protected] or Andrew Reighart at (202) 564-0418 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

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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 December 9, 2019 (84 FR 67265), EPA provided notice of the 
preliminary identification of units eligible to receive second-round 
NUSA allocations for the 2019 control periods and described the process 
for submitting any objections. EPA received no objections in response 
to the December 9, 2019 NODA. This NODA provides notice of EPA's 
calculations of the amounts of the second-round 2019 NUSA allocations 
to the previously identified eligible new units and the allocations of 
the remaining allowances to existing units.
    The detailed unit-by-unit data and final allowance allocation 
calculations are set forth in Excel spreadsheets titled 
``CSAPR_NUSA_2019_NOx_OS_2nd_Round_Final_Data_Existing_Units,'' and 
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.

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

    Dated: February 3, 2020.
Reid P. Harvey,
Director, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, 
Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2020-02801 Filed 2-11-20; 8:45 am]