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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AS55 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Protection of Visibility: Amendments to Requirements for State Plans 

This final rule will contain EPA's final approach to the issues raised and revisions proposed in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking of May 4, 2016. These issues and revisions include (1) a proposed change in the deadline for the submittal of the next comprehensive revision of each states' regional haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) from July 31, 2018 to July 31, 2021; (2) proposed changes to the timing, format, and required content of periodic progress reports; (3) proposed clarifications regarding the relationship between long-term strategies and reasonable progress goals; (4) proposed changes related to how days are selected for tracking progress; (5) proposed treatment of impacts on visibility from anthropogenic sources outside the U.S. and from wildland fires within the U.S.; (6) proposed changes to reasonably attributable visibility impairment provisions; and (7) proposed changes to federal land manager consultation requirements.

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 51    40 CFR 52   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/04/2016  81 FR 26941   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  07/01/2016  81 FR 43180   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/05/2016 
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  08/10/2016 
Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0531. Includes retrospective review under Executive Order 13563.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Christopher Werner
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code D243-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5133

Rhea Jones
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
MD-13, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code C539-04,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2940