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Extension of Comment Period for Notice of Data Availability for EGU NOX

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice to extend comment period.


In response to requests from the American Forest and Paper Association, the EPA is extending the comment period for the notice of data availability (NODA) for EGU NOX Annual and NOX Ozone Season Allocations for the Clean Air Interstate Rule Federal Implementation Plan Trading Programs (CAIR FIP) that was published on August 4, 2006 (71 FR 44283) for an additional 30 days. The comment period will now end on October 5, 2006.


The EPA is establishing a comment period ending on October 5, 2006. Comments must be postmarked by the last day of the comment period and sent directly to the Docket Office listed in ADDRESSES (in duplicate form if possible).


Submit your objections, identified by Docket Number OAR-2004-0076 by one of the following methods:

A. Federal Rulemaking Portal: Today's action is not a rulemaking but you may use the Federal Rulemaking Portal to submit objections to the NODA. To submit objections, follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

B. Mail: Air Docket, ATTN: Docket Number OAR—2004-0076, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.

C. E-mail:

D. Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room B102, 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.


The EPA Docket Center suffered damage due to flooding during the last week of June 2006. The Docket Center is continuing to operate. However, during the cleanup, there will be temporary changes to Docket Center telephone numbers, addresses, and hours of operation for people who wish to make hand deliveries or visit the Public Reading Room to view documents. Consult EPA's Federal Register notice at 71 FR 38147 (July 5, 2006) or the EPA Web site at​epahome/​dockets.htm for current information on docket operations, locations and telephone numbers. The Docket Center's mailing address for U.S. mail and the procedure for submitting comments to are not affected by the flooding and will remain the same.

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General questions concerning today's action and technical questions concerning heat input or fuel data should be addressed to Brian Fisher, USEPA Headquarters, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Mail Code 6204 J, Washington, DC 20460. Telephone at (202) 343-9633, e-mail at

If mailing by courier, address package to Brian Fisher, 1310 L St., NW., RM # 713G, Washington, DC 20005.

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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 EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Avenue, 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 Start Printed Page 53685number for the Air Docket is (202) 566-1742.

Extension of Comment Period

In the August 4, 2006 NODA, EPA provided notice that it had placed in the CAIR FIP docket allocation tables for EGU NOX annual and EGU NOX ozone season allocations for control periods 2009-2014. The allocation tables also included inventories of heat input and inventories of potentially exempt units. In addition, EPA also submitted a TSD describing the allocation table data fields to the docket.

The EPA originally provided a 30-day period for the unit owners, unit operators, and the public to submit objections regarding individual units' treatment as potentially covered or not covered by CAIR and, for units treated as potential CAIR units, the data used in the allocation calculations and the allocations resulting from such calculations. In response to requests from the American Forest and Paper Association, EPA is extending the comment period for an additional 30 days. Please refer to the August 4, 2006 notice for a complete description of the data on which EPA is soliciting comment.

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Dated: September 5, 2006.

Brian McLean,

Director, Office of Air and Radiation.

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[FR Doc. E6-15084 Filed 9-11-06; 8:45 am]