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  1. 1. GP AI1S 29 Page 1 20 of Q(WS, 2, I2G DLLIPCA-at) RECORD TYPE: FEDERAL (NOTES MAIL) CREATOR:Harvey.Reid~epamail.epa.gov ( Harvey.Reid~epamail.epa.gov [ UNKNOWN CREATION DATE/TIME:l5-NOV-2001 10:21:44.00 SUBJECT:: Draft of US Climate Action Report available for comment TO:adler.ken~epamail.epa.gov ( adler.ken~epamail.epa.gov ( UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:breidenich.claregepamail.epa.gov ( breidenich.claregepamail.epa.gov [ UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:bruce.hardiflg@osd.mil ( bruce.harding~osd.mil [ UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:buckley.katherine~epamail .epa.gov ( buckley.katherine~epamail .epa.gov[ UNKNOWN I READ:UNKNOWN TO:coe.edmnund~epamail.epa.gov ( coe.edmund~epamai~l.epa.gov I UNKNOWN READ:UNKNOWN TO:commcoll~aol.comh commcoll~aol.com ( UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:cstokes~usaid.gov( cstokes~usaid.gov [ UNKNOWNI READ :UNKNOWN TO:donald.trilliflg@ost.dot.gov C donald.trilling~ost.dot.gov E UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:gillenwater.michael~epamal~.epa.gov ( gillenwater.michael~epamail.epa.gov IUNKNO READ UNKNOWN TO:hogan.kathleefl~epamail.epa.gov ( hogan.kathleen~epamail.epa.gov [UNKNOWN READ :UNKNOWN TO:howard.diamofldfloaa.gov ( howard.diamond~noaa.gov UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:igolclany~ios.doi.gov ( igoklany~ios.doi.gov [ OPD READ :UNKNOWN TO:jeff.dowd~hq.doe.gov C jeff.dowdghq.doe.gov [UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:jhrubovcak@oce.usda.gov ( jhrubovcak~oce.usda.gov [ UNKNOWN I READ:UNKNOWN TO:johfl.coflti~hq.doe.gov C john.conti~hq.doe-gov [ UNKNOWN I READ;UNKNOWN TO:laitnler.skip~epamfail.epa.gov C laitner.skip~epamail.epa.gov [UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:ledbettg@osdgc.osd.mil (ledbettggosdgc.osd.mil [UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:lisa.hanle~hq.doe.gov (lisa.hanle~hq.doe.gov [ UNKNOWN I file://D:SEARCH_9_11_02_0O2CEQF_79MQ4004_CEQ.TXT 6/9/2006
  2. 2. Page 2 of 20 READ :UNKNOWN TO:margot.andersofl~hq.doe.gov ( rnargot.anderson~hq.doe.gov ( UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:mcintyrebd~state.gov ( mcintyrebd~state-gov [ UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:mitchell.baer~hq.doe.gov ( mitchell~baerghq.doe.gov [UNKNOWN I READ:UNKNOWN TO:mmaccrac(3usgcrp.gov ( nnaccrac~usgcrp.gov [ UNKNOWNI READ :UNKNOWN TO:MaryBeth.Ziiriermafl~ee.doe.gov ( MaryBeth.Zimnmermafl~ee.doe.gov UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:patel-weyflafdto@state.gov ( patel-weynandtogstate.gov C UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:Phil Cooney ( CN~Phil Cooney/OU=CEQ/C=EOP [ CEQ I READ :UNKNOWN T0:Peter.Karpoff~hq.doe.gov ( Peter.Karpoff~hq.doe.gov [ UNKNOWN I READ:UNKNOWN TO:Phillip.Tseng(3ee.doe.gov ( Phillip.Tseng~ee.doe.gov C UNKNOWN I READ: UNKNOWN TO:raymnond~priflce~hq.doe.gov C raymond.prince~hq.doe.gov [ UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TOrcadolmahrna~o C richard.ohlemacher~noaa.gov UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:Robert J. Tuccillo CCN=Robert J. Tuccillo/OU=OMB/O=EOP [ 0MB I READ :UNKNOWN TO:rworrest~usgcrp.gov( rworrest~usgcrp.gov [ UNKNOWN I READ:UNKNOWN TO:saile.sha2Coflepamfail .epa.gov s aile.sharon~epamaJi1.epa.govI UNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:samenow. jason~epamail.epa.gov Csamnenow. jason~epamail.epa.gov [ UNKNOWN I READ:UNKNOWN TO:sullivanl.jamfest~epamail.epa.gov C sullivan.jamnest~epamail.epa.gov C UNKNOWNI READ :UNKNOWN TO:talleyt@state.gov C talleyt~state.gov CUNKNOWN I READ :UNKNOWN TO:thatcher. jennifer~eparnail.epa.gov ( thatcher.jennifer~epanfail .epa.gov UNKNOWNI READ :UNKNOWN TO:todd.ramfsdefl@ost.dot.gov ( todd.ramsden~ost.dot.gov ( UNKNOWNI READ :UNKNOWN TO:whohenlst@oce.usda.gOV C whohenst~oce.usda.gov C UNKNOWNI file://D:SEARCH_9_11_O202_CEQF_79MQ4004_CEQ.TXT 6/6/2006
  3. 3. Page 3 of 20 READ :UNKNOWN TO:william.breed~hq.doe.gov ( william.breed~hg.doe.gov[ UNKNOWNI READ :UNKNOWN TO:William A. Pizer ( CN=William A. Pizer/OU=CEA/O=EOP[ CEAI READ :UNKNOWN TEXT: We posted today the draft chapters of the U.S. Climate Action Report (our third national communication under the UNFCCC) for public comment (except Ch.5, which should be available for interagency review shortly). Comments on the draft chapters are due no later than December 17. The Federal Register notice announcing the public comment opportunity is attached to this message. The documents are posted on EPA's web site at: http://w p~o/lbawrigpbiatosntomhm For those agencies with climate dhange related websites (e.g., State, DOE, USGCRP, NOAA, USDA, etc.), please post a link to this site from your sites. In addition, please spread the word about the public comment period. Thanks for all your help in getting this together so quickly. Please contact either of us if you have questions. Best regards, Reid and Clare (See attached file: 11-15-01 FR Notice.pdf) - 11-15-01 FR Notice.pdfl -- ========ATTACHMENT = 1- ATT CREATION TIME/DATE: 0 00:00:00.00 TEXT: 4 97 Unable to convert NSREOP0201:[ATTACH.D261SRE0P02400 QM .001 to ASCII, The following is a HEX DUMP: 1 2 0 F4 3 6 7 4 6 2 1 2 550 4 4 4 62D312E330A25E2E3CFD30D0A312030206F626A0A3C3C200A2F54797065 6 626 0 3 6C 6 F6 7 2 0 0 A2 F50616 7 65 73 203220302052200A3E3E200A656E646F626A0A32203020 3 F2 0 A 2 A5 C 20 0 5 0 D 2 3 C 2 0 0A2F54797065202F5061676573200A2F4B696473205B203232203020522034 2 05D 2 0 0 A 2 0 0 A 2 F4 3 6F756E742032200A2F4D65646961426F78205B203020302036313220373932 2 3 3 3 1 0 0 3 E3 E200A656E646F626A0A332030206F626A0A3C3C200A2F4D6F64446174652028443A3 9 4 6 6C6C6 5 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 53 03 7 3 03 93 3 3329OA2F5O726F647563657220284163726F626174204469737 3 3 2 3 3 A 0 0 7 2 2 03 4 2 E30 2 06 66F 7 22057696E646F7773290A2F4372656174696F6E44617465202844 42 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 5 3 0 37 3 03 93 3 3 3 2 9 OA 2 F417574686F722028552E532E20476F7665726E6D656E7 5 6 2050 6 37 A 7 2 6 9 6 E7 4 6 9 6 E6 7 2 0 4 F6 6 6 6696365290A2F5469746C652028446F63756D656E74290A2F5 2 2 6 5 6 3 7 4 2 02 8 4 5 7 874 7 2 61 6 37 4 656 4 2 050 6 1 67 6573290A3E3E200A656E646F626A0A342030 06F6 73 6F 6 AOA 3 C3 C0O0A2F54797065202F50616765200A2F506172656E74203220302052200A2F5265 7 426 F 36F6E74656E747320352030205220OA2F4D65646961 F 8 7 5~ 26 3 65~7 2 3 6 2 3 2 5 2 2 OOA 2 4 7 3 0 0 0 2 37 9 0 3 2 OSB 2 03 Q2 OBO2 03 63 13220373932205D200A2F43726F70426F78205B2030203020363132 3 2 2 3 C C 0F 3 2 2 05D 2 0 0 A2 F5 2 6F 7 4 6 1 74 6 5 2030200A3E3E200A656E646F626A0A352030206F626AOA 2 00 7 3 7 4 4 C 6 5 6 E 6 7 7 4 6 82 03 4 3 4 3 3 34202F46696C746572202F466C6174654465636F6465203E3E 9 4 A 6 0 9 DC5 7 2 6 56 1 6DODOA 4 889 9 4 57 5 B7 3DA48167EE757F423DEB2lB49E882F2B40CB133498D6DCA 3 7 827 F3 2 08 BO6 3 AD1 6 DBA5BlOFEC63CECEFIDD73BAD542021C6753766CA3A373F9CEED3BOEF9 0 OC 9 46 E2 90 6 FC 4 A3 1ED913D72lF7E4EB5F0E590D46IF162ED9C8814B3819F801897C9FE483208CF 2 FD 2 603170E8185E31lCF9 CF69 9 A3 9FFDB6lC8CEE409B4B96EB81EBBS20F8DD25Cl38A4BE47A 7 CO 1CB 44 lC6CGFBO7B99E27FFBC130OSSFC 2 OBA5A7ElBC474625E8O2F2FA6E349FBO2F5BC30DOC27 6CC5 9 34 2 9 2 9 1 2 7 B 6 E 1 52 3 1 81 EF8DEE 4 2 63 7 0421DC78940C3F2FDEOEB707475E386011DOFFF2C3 AC FO A 9 9 9 3 C94947 89E6B F FO596DBBAC8557240891DCB5F98206E704D3CC739977D28154F 9BCFA6BF 6 3 6 file://D:SEARCH_9_11 _O202_CEQF_79MQ4004_CEQ.TXT 6/6/2006
  4. 4. 57456 Federal Register/Vol. 66, No. 221/Thursday, November 15, 2001/Notices Abstract for (0100041): Q: Will EPA relieve a facility that uses A: Yes. The specific recordkeeping Q: Will EPA grant a facility a testing only pipeline quality natural gas of the Tequirements for the facility are waiver/extension for its reconstructed nitrogen monitoring requirements? included in Attachment A to the SL coating line and associated thermal A: Yes. response letter. oxidizer where the facility would be Q: May a facility use the sulfur Abstract for (0100051): required to test the same line to show monitoring requirements in sections Qi: Will EPA approve the waiver of compliance with other State and federal 2.3.1.4 and 2,3.3.1 of Appendix D to monitoring fuel bound nitrogen for regulations within a "short" period of Part 75 in lieu of 40 CFR 60.334(b) and facilities using only pipeline quality time? 60.335(a)? natural gas? A: No. EPA will not grant a testing A: Yes. Al: Yes. waiver/extension because the eighteen Q: Is a nitrogen GEM a permissible Q2: What should the sulfur months between the required subpart alternative to the monitoring monitoring schedule be for peaking-only RR compliance test and the deadline requirements at 40 CFR 60.334(a) and units that use only natural gas and date for the MPCA test is too long, 60.335(c)(2)? operate only during the summer A: Yes.mots Abstract for (0100042): Abstract for (0100047): mon Thes? yefpaiguists Qi: Will monitoring of fuel nitrogen Q: May a landfill use a naturalA2Thstyeofpaigutset content be required if natural gas is the attenuation factor for fugitive landfill once per month during the initial ozone only fuel fired in each turbine? gas control for the purpose of State fee season (May-September). If this shows Al: No. reports and emission inventories? little variability, then sulfur monitoring Q2: Will daily monitoring of sulfur be A: No. Natural attenuation was should be conducted once per season required if only pipeline quality natural evaluated during the rulemaking thereafter. gas is fired? process for 40 CFR part 60, subpart Abstract for (0100052): A2: No. The monitoring schedule WWW. Analysis by the U.S. EPA Q: A company intends to burn from U.S. EPA's national guidance for determined that there was insufficient stripper off gases (SOGs) from pulpring subpart GG, dated August 14, 1987, oxygen and residence time for aerobic processes in a boiler subject to subpart should be used for sulfur monitoring biofiltration to be a significant removal Dba, which would cause the facility to when natural gas is fired. pathway. exceed the subpart Db NO, emission Abstract for (0100043): Abstract for (0100048): limits. The company requests Q: May the sampling time for Method Qi: Is nitrogen monitoring of either permission to use an alternative 9 opacity testing while burning fuel oil natural gas or landfill gas required? monitoring procedure for NOx which in a boiler be reduced to one hour per Al: Nitrogen monitoring of landfill will consist of correcting the continuous boiler? quality natural gas is not required. ' NOx monitoring data by subtracting the A: Yes. In this particular case, the Nitrogen monitoring of landfill gas will NOx contribution from burning SOGs. Is shorter test sampling time may be be waived if EPA receives adequate this acceptable? reduced to one hour for Eoilers 4 and in formation that the landfill gas in A: No. Since the combustion of SOGs S while burning fuel oil because the question contains very little fuel-bound in the boiler is not exempt from NSPS construction permit is so restrictive that nitrogen. subpart Db, the proposed alternative 3 hours of initial performance testing Q2: Will EPA permit a facility not to monitoring procedure is not acceptable. would consume a significant portion of perform sulfur monitoring when natural However, EPA's OAQPS has agreed to the annual operating time allowed For gas and landfill gas are used? initiate rulemnaking to amend the these boilers while burning fuel oil. A2: No. However, this particular subpart 1Db regulation to allow the Abstract for (0100044): facility provided data on the sulfur establishment of an alternative NOx Q: Does the installation of Dense Pack content of each type of fuel. This data standard for pulp mills, similar to the turbine blades constitute a showed that the sulfur content was provision in 40 CFR 60.44b(f) for modification? minimal. Therefore, the facility may chemical manufacturing plants and A:no, Athouh suh a Pobaby beginsat semi-annual testing. petroleum refineries which combust not.Althugh sch aAbstract A: Prbabl for (0100049): bpoutwse project would constitute a nonroutine Q; Did Tenneco commence physical change under PSD, it would construction when it internally Dated: November 6, 2001. not be a modification under PSD (as obligated funds for the purpose of Michael M.Stahl, well as NSPS) if there were not an modifying a boiler prior to June 19 , Director, Office of Compliance. associated emissions increase as defined 1984, thereby not triggering NSPS, [FR Doc. 01-28632 Filed 11-14-01, 8.45 am] under the respective PSD and NSPS subpart1 Dbapplicabiity. ILN OD 505 rules. A: No. For the purposes of subpart A, _ __________________ Abstract for (0100045): there was no contractual obligation to Q: Will EPA allow a reduced construct an affected facility. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION frequency of Relative Accuracy Test Q: Does the installation of sampling AGENCY Audits (RATAs) for an infrequently ports on a boiler constitute [R-143 operated boiler? commencement of construction?[FL-14] A: Yes. In this particular case, the A: No. The ports were installed to Preparation of Third U.S. Climate boiler is operated only 8 days per year gather data for planning and design Action Report as a peaking unit. EPA believes that it work, or other unrelated activities, is reasonable to provide for some which does not constitute AGENCY: Environmental Protection reduction in quality assurance testing commencement of construction, Agency (EPA). for the continuous emissions monitors, reconstruction, or modification. ACTION: Notice; request for public as long as the boiler meets acid rain Abstract for (0100050): comments. program requirements at 40 CFR Part 75, Q: Will EPA grant Tyson Foods an and operates as a peaker. alternative fuel usage recordkeeping SUMMARY: In June 1992, the United Abstract for (0100046): plan under subpart Dc? states signed, and later ratified in
  5. 5. 57457 Federal Register/Vol. 66, No. 221/Thursday, November 15, 2001/Notices and chapter 5 on projections) are not yet October, the United Nations Framework CP/1999/7). This document is available on the Internet at http://www.unfccc.int/ complete, but will be made available for Convention on Climate Change public comment in approximately two (UNFCCC), Pursuant to the national rcsource/cop5.htmnL In addition, the Parties requested that third national weeks through posting on the web site. communication reporting requirements uder Articles 4.2 and 12 of the communications be submitted no later Comments may be submitted to the Conentonand to guidelines later than November 30, 2001. However, the contact listed above. Comments on each by the UNFCCC Conference of U.S. is not able to meet this deadline of the chapters will be due within 30 adopted and plans to submit the document by days of release, either through notice in the Parties (COP). the United States U.S. Climate Action late January 2002. the Federal Register or posting on the submitted the first web site. As the U.S. submission will Report (CAR) to the UNFCCC Secretariat The U.S. issued a Federal Register in 1997. The notice on March 19, 2001 (66 FR 15470- already be delayed by approximately in 1994 and the second two months beyond its deadline, a U.S. Government has prepared an initial 15471) to provide an opportunity for the public to submit input on the issues longer review period is not possible. draft of the third national You may view the 1997 U.S. Climate communication for public review. The covered in the third national is to communication. A copy of the Federal Action Report on the Internet at: purpose of this announcement Register notice can be found on the http://lwww.state.gov/www/global/oesI notify interested members of the public 97chmliate-report/lfldex.lhttrl. of the opportunity to submit input on Internet at http://www.epa.gov/ globalwarming/pabliCationsla/ctionsI Dated: November 9, 2001. the draft text of the national Robedt Bremner, communication before the final ERL-6954-l ,pdf. Two comments were is completed. submitted by members of the public in Acting AssistantAdministrator,Office of Air document and Radio tion. DATES: Written comments should be response to that notice. The Third United States Climate Action tFR Dbc, 01-28736 Filed 11-14-01; 8:45 am] received on or before noon, December Report (CAR) BILLING CODE 6560-50-P` 17, 2001. ADDRESSES: Comments should be The third CAR provides an update on e- key activities conducted by the U.S. EVRN NTLPO CIN submitted to Mr. Reid P. Harvey via AENCYOMNA POETO mail at harvey~reid~epa.govor via since the second CAR, an inventory~ of postal mail to Reid P. Harvey, U.S. UAGErenosegsNmssosYn Environmental Protection Agency, U..genosgaemsisad Office of Atmospheric Programs (Mail sinks, an estimate of the effects of mitigation measures and policies on [FRL-7103-8] Stop 6204N), 1200 Pennsylvania NW., Washington, DC 20460. future emissions levels, and a rinaI.NPDES General Permit for Avenue, Discharges From the Oil and Gas FORNFOMATON ONTCT:Mrdescription of U.S. involvement in URTER associatediontlribtonras andcfunding Extraction Point Source Category to Reid P. Harvey, Office of Atmospheric efforits. I ontadibtion, textdiscuse the Coastal Waters in Texas (TXG330000) Programs, U.S. Environmental U.S. national circumstances that affect AGENCY: Environmental Protection Protection Agency at (202) 564-9429. U.S. vulnerability and responses to Agency (EPA). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background climate change. Finally, the CARACINFiaisuneoNPEgnrl In acordace UNFCC'S wth th presents information on theGlobalGlobalACINFiaisuneoNDEgnrl U.S. permit. In acordncewiththeUNFCC's Change Research Program, reporting requirements as specified in Climate Observing Systems (GCOS), and SUMMARY: EPA Region 6 today issues a adaptation programs. National Pollutant Discharge Articles 4.2 and 12, and following reporting guidelines developed (and Elimination System (NPDES) general adopted by the UNFCCC COP at its first Table of Contents of the Third US CAR regulating discharges from oil session), the United States prepared the ~,Eeuiesmaypermit Executive 1, summary and gas wells in the Coastal Subcategory 2. National circumstances in Texas and regulating produced water U.S. Climate Action Report (CAR) and discharges forom wells in the Striper and submitted it to the UNFCCC Secretariat 3, Greenhouse gas inventory in October 1994. 4. Policies and measures At the Second COP, the Parties 5. Projections and effects of policies and Offshore Subcategories which discharge measures into coastal waters of Texas. requested developed country Parties to The permit prohibits the discharge of the Convention to submit to the 6. Vulnerability assessment, climate change impacts, and adaptation drilling fluid, drill cuttings, produced UNFCCC Secretariat, in accordance with measures sand and well treatment, completion Articles 12.1 and 12.2 of the and workover fluids. Produced water Convention, a second national . 7. Financial resources and transfer of technology discharges are prohibited, except from communication by April 15, 1997. wells in the Stripper Subcategory Parties who submitted first reports in 8. Research and systematic observation 9. Education, training, and public located east of the 98th meridian whose 1996 were to provide an update by, the awareness produced water comes from the Carrizo/ 1997 deadline and Parties with Reklaw or Bartosh formations in to provide PulcIptPoesWilcox, economies in transition wereseond GOM~ni~atin Publc InputProcessTexas. Discharge of dewatering effluent their by'Apil This Federal Register notice solicits is prohibited, except from reserve pits 15, 1998. Developing country Parties which have not received drilling fluids have different guidelines and due dates comments on the draft chapters listed above. The individual chapters are and/or drill cuttings since January 15, for their national communications, The 1997. The discharge of deck drainage, United States submitted its second posted on the Internet and may be national formation test fluids, sanitary waste, national communication to the IJNFCCC downloaded from the communication web site listed at the domestic waste and miscellaneous Secretariat in July 1997. At the Fifth COP in 1999, the Parties following web site: http:1/www.epa.gav/ discharges is authorized. All of the updated the guidelines for preparation globalwarming/nwinsite.html. However, authorized discharges have effluent limitations. of national communications (see FCCC/ two chapters (the executive summary

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