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Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for Alaska

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Proposed rule-reopening of comment period.

SUMMARY:

On March 3, 2009, EPA proposed the rulemaking “Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for Alaska”. The original comment period closed on April 2, 2009. In this notice, we are announcing a 14-day reopening of the public comment period for the proposal.

DATES:

Written comments must be received on or before May 13, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-R10-OAR-2009-0111, by one of the following methods:

A. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments;

B. E-Mail: greaves.natasha@epa.gov;

C. Mail: Natasha Greaves, Federal and Delegated Air Programs Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Mail Stop: AWT-107, Seattle, WA 98101;

D. Hand Delivery: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10, Attn: Natasha Greaves (AWT-107), 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101, 9th Floor. Such deliveries are only accepted during normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R10-OAR-2009-0111. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://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 http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://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 http://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.

Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov 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, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy during normal business hours at the Office of Air, Waste and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Natasha Greaves, Federal and Delegated Air Programs Unit, Office of Air, Waste, and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Mail Stop: AWT-107, Seattle, WA 98101; telephone number: (206) 553-7079; e-mail address: greaves.natasha@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On March 3, 2009 we solicited public comment on a proposal to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (“OCS”) Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of States' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (“COA”), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act (“the Act”). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources in the State of Alaska. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the State of Alaska is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The change to the existing requirements discussed below is proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and is listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations. See 74 FR 9180. In the proposal, we stated that EPA would accept public comments on the proposal until April 2, 2009.

During the public comment period that ended on April 2, 2009, the North Slope Borough asked for an extension of the public comment period. In light of the North Slope Borough's interest in this proposal, we are extending the public comment period to May 13, 2009, to provide additional time for interested parties to submit written comments. All written comments received by May 13, 2009, will be considered in our final action.

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 55

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Dated: April 20, 2009.

Michelle L. Pirzadeh,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10.

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[FR Doc. E9-9836 Filed 4-28-09; 8:45 am]

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