Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Announcement of public hearing.
The EPA is announcing a public hearing to be held for the proposed rule 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program, which EPA will publish separately in the Federal Register. The hearing will be held in Washington, DC on December 5, 2013. In the separate notice of proposed rulemaking EPA has proposed amendments to the renewable fuel standard program regulations to establish annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and renewable fuels that would apply to all gasoline and diesel produced in the U.S. or imported in the year 2014. In addition, the separate proposal includes a proposed biomass-based diesel applicable volume for 2015.
The public hearing will be held on December 5, 2013 at the location noted below under ADDRESSES. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. and end when all parties present who wish to speak have had an opportunity to do so. Parties wishing to testify at the hearing should notify the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by November 26, 2013. Additional information regarding the hearing appears below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
The hearing will be held at the following location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 (phone number 703-413-6718). A complete set of documents related to the proposal will be available for public inspection at the EPA Docket Center, located at 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 3334, Washington, DC between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. A reasonable fee may be charged for copying. Documents will also be available through the electronic docket system at http://www.regulations.gov.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Julia MacAllister, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Assessment and Standards Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; telephone number: (734) 214-4131; Fax number: (734) 214-4816; Email address: email@example.com.
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The proposal for which EPA is holding the public hearing has been published separately in the Federal Register.
Public Hearing: The public hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposal (which can be found at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fuels/renewablefuels/index.htm). The EPA may ask clarifying questions during the oral presentations but will not respond to the presentations at that time. Written statements and supporting information submitted during the comment period will be considered with the same weight as any oral comments and supporting information presented at the public hearing. Written comments must be received by the last day of the comment period, as specified in the notice of proposed rulemaking.
How can I get copies of this document, the proposed rule, and other related information?
The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0479. The EPA has also developed a Web site for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, including the notice of proposed rulemaking, at the address given above. Please refer to the notice of proposed rulemaking for detailed information on accessing information related to the proposal.
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Dated: November 14, 2013.
Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2013-27827 Filed 11-19-13; 8:45 am]
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