The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified EPA that it has adopted regulations for the control of diesel particulate matter in the exhaust from in-use portable diesel-fueled compression-ignition engines 50 horsepower and greater. CARB has requested that EPA issue a new authorization for the emission standards established by these regulations. This notice announces that EPA has tentatively scheduled a public hearing to consider California’s In-Use Portable Diesel Equipment Airborne Toxic Control Measure authorization request and that EPA is now accepting written comment on the request.
DATES: EPA has tentatively scheduled a public hearing concerning CARB’s request on February 24, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. EST. EPA will hold a hearing only if any party notifies EPA by February 17, 2011, expressing its interest in presenting oral testimony. By February 18, 2011, any person who plans to attend the hearing may call Robert Doyle at (202) 343-9258, to learn if a hearing will be held or may check the following webpage for an update: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/cafr.htm.
Parties wishing to present oral testimony at the public hearing should provide written notice to Robert Doyle at the e-mail address noted below. If EPA receives a request for a public hearing, that hearing will be held at 1310 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005.
If EPA does not receive a request for a public hearing, then EPA will not hold a hearing, and instead consider CARB’s request based on written submissions to the docket. Any party may submit written comments until March 24, 2011.