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Proposed Rule

Review of Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Extension of public comment period.


On December 6, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled “Review of Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.” The EPA is extending the public comment period from February 19, 2019, until March 18, 2019, which is consistent with the requirement to keep the record open for at least 30 days after the public hearing, which is scheduled for February 14, 2019, in Washington, DC. Information about the public hearing was posted online on January 30, 2019, and can be found at​stationary-sources-air-pollution/​proposal-nsps-ghg-emissions-new-modified-and-reconstructed-egus.


The public comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on December 20, 2018 is being extended. Written comments must be received on or before March 18, 2019.


Comments. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495, at Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from is our preferred method of receiving comments. However, other submission methods are accepted:

  • Email: Include Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495 in the subject line of the message.
  • Fax: (202) 566-9744. Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495.
  • Mail: To ship or send mail via the United States Postal Service, use the following address: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460.
  • Hand/Courier Delivery: Use the following Docket Center address if you are using express mail, commercial delivery, hand delivery, or courier: EPA Docket Center, EPA WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004. Delivery verification signatures will be available only during regular business hours.
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For questions about this proposed action, contact Mr. Christian Fellner, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D205-01), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-4003; fax number: (919) 541-4991; and email address:

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Instructions. Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495. The EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 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, send or deliver information identified as CBI only to the following address: OAQPS Document Control Officer (C404-02), OAQPS, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495.

The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. 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. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the Web, cloud, or other file sharing system).

For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit​dockets/​commenting-epa-dockets.

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Dated: January 31, 2019.

Panagiotis Tsirigotis,

Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.

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[FR Doc. 2019-01365 Filed 2-6-19; 8:45 am]