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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AP63 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Electronic Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for New Source Performance Standards 
Abstract: The EPA published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in October 2009 seeking comment on proposed approaches to improving the emissions factors program, including proposing to require the submission (via electronic reporting) of performance testing information already collected by industry by revising the reporting requirements in 40 CFR part 60 for new source performance standards (NSPS). Performance tests are conducted periodically to measure the air pollutant emissions from an industrial process and are used as an indicator of compliance with regulations. The March 20, 2015, proposed rule would amend approximately 75 NSPS to require electronic submission to the EPA of performance test data, as well as other selected compliance data, such as excess emissions reports, that are already being compiled and submitted by industry to regulatory authorities. These data can be used for regulation development, control strategy development, rule effectiveness studies, risk analyses and other air pollution control activities. Electronic submittal of these reports increases the usefulness of the data, is in keeping with current trends in data availability and further assists in the protection of public health and the environment. The EPA published an extension to the public comment period for the NPRM on 5/19/15 (80 FR 28571), providing the public an additional 30 days to comment, increasing the public comment period to a total of 90 days. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  10/14/2009  74 FR 52723   
Second ANPRM  11/13/2009  74 FR 58574   
NPRM  03/20/2015  80 FR 15099   
Final Rule  12/00/2016 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0174
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Gerri Garwood
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2406
Fax:919 541-3207

Bob Schell
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code D243-05,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-4116
Fax:919 541-3207