AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Request for information.
SUMMARY: The EPA is extending its deadline for the public to submit
data and scientific literature to inform EPA's research on the
potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources
from April 30, 2013 until November 15, 2013. EPA is extending the
deadline in order to provide the public with more of an opportunity to
provide feedback to the Agency.
DATES: The EPA will accept data and literature in response to this
request until November 15, 2013.
ADDRESSES: Using the online method is preferred for submitting
information. Follow the online instructions at http://www.regulations.gov, and identify your submission with Docket ID No.
Additional methods for submission are:
Email: Send information by electronic mail (email) to:
email@example.com, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2010-0674.
Fax: Fax information to: (202) 566-9744, Attention Docket
ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2010-0674.
Mail: Send information by mail to: U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center, Mail code: 28221T, 1200
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20460, Attention Docket ID No.
Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver information to: EPA
Docket Center, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue
NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2010-0674.
Deliveries are only accepted during the docket's normal hours of
operation, between the 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday,
excluding legal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for
deliveries of boxed information.
Instructions: Direct your information to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2010-0674. The EPA's policy is that all information received will be
included in the public docket without change and may be made available
online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov
or email. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an "anonymous access''
system, which means the EPA will not know your identity or contact
information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you
send an email comment directly to the EPA without going through
www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured
and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket
and made available on the Internet. If you submit information
electronically, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other
contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or
CD-ROM you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not
be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use
of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any
defects or viruses. Information on a CD ROM should be formatted as a MS
Word, Rich Text, or Adobe Acrobat PDF file. For additional information
about the EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at
Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy.
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically
in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, EPA
West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC.
The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public
Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the ORD
Docket is (202) 566-1752.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Lisa
Matthews, Mail Code 8101R, Office of Research and Development,
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail at: (202) 564-6669; via fax
at: (202) 565-2430; or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.