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Standards of Performance for Stationary Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Extension of public comment period.

SUMMARY:

On June 12, 2006 (71 FR 33804), EPA proposed new source standards of performance for stationary spark ignition internal combustion engines. EPA also proposed national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines that either are located at area sources of hazardous air pollutant emissions or that have a site rating of less than or equal to 500 brake horsepower, and are located at major sources of hazardous air pollutant emissions. In this notice, we are announcing a 30-day extension of the public comment period.

DATES:

Submit comments on or before October 11, 2006.

ADDRESSES:

Comments. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-0030, by one of the following methods:

  • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
  • E-mail: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov.
  • Fax: (202) 566-1741.
  • Mail: Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, U.S. EPA, Mailcode: 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Please include a total of 2 copies. EPA requests a separate copy also be sent to the contact person identified below (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). In addition, please mail a copy of your comments on the information collection provisions to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for EPA, 735 17th St., NW., Washington, DC 20503.
  • Hand Delivery: Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, U.S. EPA, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. 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-2005-0030. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available on-line at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed 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 www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The www.regulations.gov 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 www.regulations.gov, 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. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Start Printed Page 42623Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the Air and Radiation Docket is (202) 566-1742.

At this time, the EPA/DC's Public Reading Room is closed until further notice due to flooding. Fax numbers for Docket offices in the EPA/DC are temporarily unavailable. If you wish to hand deliver comments during this closure, you may drop them off between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. eastern standard time (e.s.t.), Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays at the EPA Headquarters Library, Infoterra Room (room number 3334C) in the EPA West Building located at 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. EPA visitors are required to show photographic identification and sign the EPA visitor log. After processing through the X-ray and magnetometer machines, visitors will be given an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times.

Informational updates will be provided via the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/​epahome/​dockets.htm as they are available.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Jaime Pagán, Energy Strategies Group, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D243-01), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number (919) 541-5340; facsimile number (919) 541-5450; e-mail address pagan.jaime@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This document extends the public comment period established in the Federal Register issued on June 12, 2006 (71 FR 33804), when EPA proposed new source standards of performance for stationary spark ignition internal combustion engines. EPA also proposed national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines that either are located at area sources of hazardous air pollutant emissions or that have a site rating of less than or equal to 500 brake horsepower and are located at major sources of hazardous air pollutant emissions. On June 21, 2006, the American Petroleum Institute (API) requested in a formal letter that EPA extend the comment period of the proposed rule. The API indicated that an extended comment period was necessary due to the complexities of the proposed regulation and to be able to develop a complete set of comments that consider all the support information that EPA used to develop the proposal. EPA is hereby extending the comment period, which was set to end on September 11, 2006, to October 11, 2006.

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Dated: July 20, 2006.

William L. Wehrum,

Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation.

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[FR Doc. E6-12053 Filed 7-26-06; 8:45 am]

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