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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AQ46 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: Direct Final Amending Monitoring Requirements of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Steam Generating Units 
Abstract: EPA is issuing direct final amendments (and the corresponding parallel proposal) of the monitoring requirements in the electric utility and boiler New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). Since promulgation of the 2009 final amendments, EPA has issued an information collection request (ICR) to the electric utility sector that requires condensable particulate matter (PM) testing from a substantial number of units. We have determined that this ICR will provide sufficient data to determine both if a standard is appropriate, and, in the event a standard is appropriate, the level of the standard. Therefore, the testing requirement in the NSPS is no longer necessary and represents an unnecessary burden to the regulated community. Consequently, the direct final would eliminate the testing requirement. In addition, questions about the intent of the 2009 amendments to the opacity monitoring requirements and been raised, and the direct final amendments specify a date by which the amended opacity monitoring requirements must commence. Finally, the direct final amendments will correct 3 recently identified errors in the regulatory text. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 
Legal Authority: CAA 111 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/20/2011  76 FR 3517 
Direct Final Action  01/20/2011  76 FR 3517 
Additional Information: EPA publication information: Direct Final Action - http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-0031-0288; Split from RIN 2060-AO61; EPA Docket information: EPAHQOAR20050031
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Christian Fellner
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
D243-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-4003
Fax:919 541-5450
Email: fellner.christian@epa.gov

Bill Maxwell
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
D243-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5430
Fax:919 541-5450
Email: maxwell.bill@epa.gov

 
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