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Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Completion of Electronic Reporting Requirements

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Proposed rule; extension of comment period.


On September 29, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled, “Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Completion of Electronic Reporting Requirements.” The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rule that was scheduled to close on October 31, 2016, by 15 days until November 15, 2016. The EPA is making this change based on three requests for additional time to prepare comments on this proposed rule.


The public comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2016 (81 FR 67062), is being extended. Written comments must be received on or before November 15, 2016.


The EPA has established a docket for the proposed rulemaking (available at The Docket ID No. is EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0234. Submit your comments, identified by Start Printed Page 75366Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0234, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. If you need to include CBI as part of your comment, please visit​dockets/​comments.html for instructions. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make.

For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit​dockets/​comments.html.

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For additional information on this action, contact Barrett Parker, Sector Policies and Programs Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (D243-05), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-5635; email address:

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To allow additional time for stakeholders to provide comments, the EPA has decided to extend the public comment period until November 15, 2016.

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Dated: October 24, 2016.

Stephen Page,

Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.

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[FR Doc. 2016-26209 Filed 10-28-16; 8:45 am]