Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit, 61814-61815 [05-21368]

Download as PDF 61814 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 26, 2005 / Notices pursuant to the Agency’s 2004 Effluent Guidelines Plan (69 FR 53719, September 2, 2004). The focus of the rulemaking is on wastewater discharges from aircraft and airport pavement deicing operations. EPA will send survey questionnaires to a sample of airports and airlines to help the Agency compile a national assessment of deicing operations. Three questionnaires will be used: A detailed airport questionnaire, a short ‘‘screener’’ airline questionnaire, and a detailed airline questionnaire. The detailed questionnaires will include questions on the deicing technologies employed, amount of deicing chemicals used, pollution prevention techniques, and economic and financial information. The airline screener will ask airlines whether they deice their own aircraft at specified locations, or if another party conducts the deicing operation. EPA will use the screener results to select airline locations for responding to the detailed airline questionnaire. Completion of this one-time survey will be mandatory pursuant to section 308 of the Clean Water Act. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and are identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 62 hours for airport questionnaire respondents, 21 hours for airline detailed questionnaire respondents, and 5.5 hours for airline screener respondents to complete and review their responses to the questionnaire and associated data submissions. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Oct 25, 2005 Jkt 208001 Respondents/Affected Entities: Airports and airlines that perform deicing and anti-icing on aircraft and/or airfield pavement. Estimated Number of Respondents: 290. Frequency of Response: One time response. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 20,851 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $871,998, includes $0 annualized capital expenditure and $8,134 Respondent O&M costs. Dated: October 19, 2005. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 05–21374 Filed 10–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–7988–4] Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed settlement agreement; request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (‘‘Act’’), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement, to address petitions for review filed by American Chemistry Council (‘‘ACC’’), Eastman Chemical Company, Clariant LSM (America), Inc., Rohm and Haas Company, General Electric Company, Lyondell Chemical Company and the Coke Oven Environmental Task Force (collectively ‘‘petitioners’’). ACC et al. v. EPA Nos. 04–1004 (and consolidated cases 04– 1005, 04–1008, 04–1009, 04–1010, 04– 1012, and 04–1013) (D.C. Cir.). In January 2003, petitioners filed petitions for review challenging the final EPA rule entitled ‘‘National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing; Final Rule’’ (‘‘MON’’). 68 FR 63852 (November 10, 2003). Under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, EPA has agreed that: On or before November 30, 2005, the EPA Administrator will sign a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the MON as provided in Attachment A to the Settlement Agreement; As part of the proposed amendments to the MON, EPA will include language in the preamble as provided in Attachment B to the Settlement Agreement; Within 30 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 days of the date the comment period on the proposed amendments closes, EPA will take final action on the proposed 18 month compliance extension; and Within 150 days of the date the comment period on the proposed amendments closes, EPA will sign a notice of final rulemaking. DATES: Written comments on the proposed settlement agreement must be received by November 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket ID number OGC– 2005–0015, online at http:// www.epa.gov/edocket (EPA’s preferred method); by e-mail to oei.docket@epa.gov; mailed to EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; or by hand delivery or courier to EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Comments on a disk or CD– ROM should be formatted in Wordperfect or ASCII file, avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption, and may be mailed to the mailing address above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliott Zenick, Air and Radiation Law Office (2344A), Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, telephone: (202) 564–1822. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Additional Information About the Proposed Settlement This case concerns challenges to the rule entitled ‘‘National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing; Final Rule’’ (‘‘MON’’). 68 FR 63852 (November 10, 2003). These standards are based on the performance of Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT), and implement section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. Under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, EPA has agreed that: (1) On or before November 30, 2005, the EPA Administrator will sign a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the MON as provided in Attachment A to the Settlement Agreement; (2) As part of the proposed amendments to the MON, EPA will include language in the preamble as provided in Attachment B to the Settlement Agreement; (3) Within 30 days of the date the comment period on the proposed amendments closes, EPA will take final action on the E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 26, 2005 / Notices proposed 18 month compliance extension; and (4) Within 150 days of the date the comment period on the proposed amendments closes, EPA will sign a notice of final rulemaking. Petitioners have agreed to dismiss their petitions for review if EPA takes final action amending the MON in a manner substantially the same as the amendments set forth in Attachment A and not substantially inconsistent with the language in Attachment B. For a period of thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the proposed settlement agreement from persons who were not named as parties or interveners to the litigation in question. EPA or the Department of Justice may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed settlement agreement if the comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate that such consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the Act. Unless EPA or the Department of Justice determine, based on any comment which may be submitted, that consent to the settlement agreement should be withdrawn, the terms of the agreement will be affirmed. II. Additional Information About Commenting on the Proposed Settlement A. How Can I Get a Copy of the Settlement? EPA has established an official public docket for this action under Docket ID No. OGC–2005–0015 which contains a copy of the settlement. The official public docket is available for public viewing at the Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket in the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center 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 OEI Docket is (202) 566–1752. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA’s electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the appropriate docket identification number. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Oct 25, 2005 Jkt 208001 It is important to note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or on paper, will be made available for public viewing in EPA’s electronic public docket as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, CBI, or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information claimed as CBI and other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute is not included in the official public docket or in EPA’s electronic public docket. EPA’s policy is that copyrighted material, including copyrighted material contained in a public comment, will not be placed in EPA’s electronic public docket but will be available only in printed, paper form in the official public docket. Although not all docket materials may be available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available docket materials through the EPA Docket Center. B. How and To Whom Do I Submit Comments? You may submit comments as provided in the ADDRESSES section. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified comment period. Comments received after the close of the comment period will be marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to consider these late comments. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name, mailing address, and an e-mail address or other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD ROM you submit. This ensures that you can be identified as the submitter of the comment and allows EPA to contact you in case EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties or needs further information on the substance of your comment. Any identifying or contact information provided in the body of a comment will be included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Your use of EPA’s electronic public docket to submit comments to EPA electronically is EPA’s preferred method for receiving comments. The electronic public docket system is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity, e-mail address, or other contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. In contrast to EPA’s electronic public PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61815 docket, EPA’s electronic mail (e-mail) system is not an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system. If you send an e-mail comment directly to the Docket without going through EPA’s electronic public docket, your e-mail address is automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. Dated: October 19, 2005. Brenda Mallory, Acting Principal Deputy General Counsel, Office of General Counsel. [FR Doc. 05–21368 Filed 10–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OPP–2005–0257; FRL–7742–5] Versar, Inc. and EnDyna, BR Stern and Associates, Menzie-Cura and Associates, and Tetrahedon, Inc.; Transfer of Data Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be tranferred to Versar, Inc. and its subcontractors, EnDyna, BR Stern and Associates, Menzie-Cura and Associates, and Tetrahedon, Inc., in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Versar, Inc. and its subcontractors, EnDyna, BR Stern and Associates, Menzie-Cura and Associates, and Tetrahedon, Inc., have been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Versar, Inc. and its subcontractors, EnDyna, BR Stern and Associates, Menzie-Cura and Associates, and Tetrahedon, Inc., to fulfill the obligations of the contract. DATES: Versar, Inc. and its subcontractors, EnDyna, BR Stern and Associates, Menzie-Cura and Associates, and Tetrahedon, Inc., will be given access to this information on or before October 31, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Felicia Croom, Information Technology and Resources Management Division (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 206 (Wednesday, October 26, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61814-61815]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-21368]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7988-4]


Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of proposed settlement agreement; request for public 
comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as 
amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a 
proposed settlement agreement, to address petitions for review filed by 
American Chemistry Council (``ACC''), Eastman Chemical Company, 
Clariant LSM (America), Inc., Rohm and Haas Company, General Electric 
Company, Lyondell Chemical Company and the Coke Oven Environmental Task 
Force (collectively ``petitioners''). ACC et al. v. EPA Nos. 04-1004 
(and consolidated cases 04-1005, 04-1008, 04-1009, 04-1010, 04-1012, 
and 04-1013) (D.C. Cir.). In January 2003, petitioners filed petitions 
for review challenging the final EPA rule entitled ``National Emission 
Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical 
Manufacturing; Final Rule'' (``MON''). 68 FR 63852 (November 10, 2003). 
Under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, EPA has agreed 
that: On or before November 30, 2005, the EPA Administrator will sign a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the MON as provided in 
Attachment A to the Settlement Agreement; As part of the proposed 
amendments to the MON, EPA will include language in the preamble as 
provided in Attachment B to the Settlement Agreement; Within 30 days of 
the date the comment period on the proposed amendments closes, EPA will 
take final action on the proposed 18 month compliance extension; and 
Within 150 days of the date the comment period on the proposed 
amendments closes, EPA will sign a notice of final rulemaking.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed settlement agreement must be 
received by November 25, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket ID number OGC-
2005-0015, online at http://www.epa.gov/edocket (EPA's preferred 
method); by e-mail to oei.docket@epa.gov; mailed to EPA Docket Center, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; or by hand delivery or courier to 
EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. Comments on a disk or CD-ROM should be 
formatted in Wordperfect or ASCII file, avoiding the use of special 
characters and any form of encryption, and may be mailed to the mailing 
address above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliott Zenick, Air and Radiation Law 
Office (2344A), Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, 
telephone: (202) 564-1822.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Additional Information About the Proposed Settlement

    This case concerns challenges to the rule entitled ``National 
Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Organic 
Chemical Manufacturing; Final Rule'' (``MON''). 68 FR 63852 (November 
10, 2003). These standards are based on the performance of Maximum 
Achievable Control Technology (MACT), and implement section 112(d) of 
the Clean Air Act. Under the terms of the proposed settlement 
agreement, EPA has agreed that: (1) On or before November 30, 2005, the 
EPA Administrator will sign a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend 
the MON as provided in Attachment A to the Settlement Agreement; (2) As 
part of the proposed amendments to the MON, EPA will include language 
in the preamble as provided in Attachment B to the Settlement 
Agreement; (3) Within 30 days of the date the comment period on the 
proposed amendments closes, EPA will take final action on the

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proposed 18 month compliance extension; and (4) Within 150 days of the 
date the comment period on the proposed amendments closes, EPA will 
sign a notice of final rulemaking.
    Petitioners have agreed to dismiss their petitions for review if 
EPA takes final action amending the MON in a manner substantially the 
same as the amendments set forth in Attachment A and not substantially 
inconsistent with the language in Attachment B.
    For a period of thirty (30) days following the date of publication 
of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to 
the proposed settlement agreement from persons who were not named as 
parties or interveners to the litigation in question. EPA or the 
Department of Justice may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed 
settlement agreement if the comments disclose facts or considerations 
that indicate that such consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, 
or inconsistent with the requirements of the Act. Unless EPA or the 
Department of Justice determine, based on any comment which may be 
submitted, that consent to the settlement agreement should be 
withdrawn, the terms of the agreement will be affirmed.

II. Additional Information About Commenting on the Proposed Settlement

A. How Can I Get a Copy of the Settlement?

    EPA has established an official public docket for this action under 
Docket ID No. OGC-2005-0015 which contains a copy of the settlement. 
The official public docket is available for public viewing at the 
Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket in the EPA Docket 
Center, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, 
DC. The EPA Docket Center 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 OEI Docket is (202) 566-1752.
    An electronic version of the public docket is available through 
EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may 
use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view public 
comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official 
public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that 
are available electronically. Once in the system, select ``search,'' 
then key in the appropriate docket identification number.
    It is important to note that EPA's policy is that public comments, 
whether submitted electronically or on paper, will be made available 
for public viewing in EPA's electronic public docket as EPA receives 
them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted 
material, CBI, or other information whose disclosure is restricted by 
statute. Information claimed as CBI and other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute is not included in the official 
public docket or in EPA's electronic public docket. EPA's policy is 
that copyrighted material, including copyrighted material contained in 
a public comment, will not be placed in EPA's electronic public docket 
but will be available only in printed, paper form in the official 
public docket. Although not all docket materials may be available 
electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available 
docket materials through the EPA Docket Center.

B. How and To Whom Do I Submit Comments?

    You may submit comments as provided in the ADDRESSES section. 
Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified 
comment period. Comments received after the close of the comment period 
will be marked ``late.'' EPA is not required to consider these late 
comments.
    If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name, mailing address, and an e-mail address or other 
contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD 
ROM you submit. This ensures that you can be identified as the 
submitter of the comment and allows EPA to contact you in case EPA 
cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties or needs further 
information on the substance of your comment. Any identifying or 
contact information provided in the body of a comment will be included 
as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, 
and made available in EPA's electronic public docket. If EPA cannot 
read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you 
for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment.
    Your use of EPA's electronic public docket to submit comments to 
EPA electronically is EPA's preferred method for receiving comments. 
The electronic public docket system is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means EPA will not know your identity, e-mail address, or other 
contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. 
In contrast to EPA's electronic public docket, EPA's electronic mail 
(e-mail) system is not an ``anonymous access'' system. If you send an 
e-mail comment directly to the Docket without going through EPA's 
electronic public docket, your e-mail address is automatically captured 
and included as part of the comment that is placed in the official 
public docket, and made available in EPA's electronic public docket.

    Dated: October 19, 2005.
Brenda Mallory,
Acting Principal Deputy General Counsel, Office of General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 05-21368 Filed 10-25-05; 8:45 am]
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