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Extension of Public Comment Period for Proposed Rule on the Treatment of Data Influenced by Exceptional Events

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Extension of public comment period.


The EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period for the proposed rule entitled “Treatment of Data Influenced by Exceptional Events.” The proposed rule was initially published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2006. Written comments on the proposal for the rulemaking were to be submitted to EPA on or before May 9, 2006 (a 60-day public comment period). The EPA is extending the public comment period until May 25, 2006.


The public comment period for this proposed rule is extended until May 25, 2006.


Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-0159 by one of the following methods:

  • Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
  • E-mail:
  • Fax: 202-566-1741.
  • Mail: Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-0159, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA West (Air Docket), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, Mailcode: 6102T, Washington, DC 20460. Please include a total of 2 copies.
  • Hand Delivery: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA West (Air Docket), 1301 Constitution Avenue, Northwest, Room B-102, Washington, DC 20004, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-0159. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-0159. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information Start Printed Page 26297claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through or e-mail. The Web site is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gove/​epahome.dockets.htm.

Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the 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 or in hard copy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the Air Docket is (202) 566-1742.

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For questions regarding the proposed rulemaking, contact Mr. Larry Wallace, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Mail Code C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, phone number (919) 541-0906 or by e-mail at:

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I. General Information

A. Extension of Public Comment Period

The proposed rule was signed by the Administrator on March 1, 2006 and published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2006 (71 FR 12592). The EPA has received several requests for additional time to comment on the proposal. The EPA is therefore extending the comment period until May 25, 2006.

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Dated: April 26, 2006.

Jeffrey S. Clark,

Acting Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.

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[FR Doc. E6-6752 Filed 5-3-06; 8:45 am]