Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Continental Carbon Company; Phenix City (Russell County), AL, 75245 [E6-21291]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 240 / Thursday, December 14, 2006 / Notices at the following location: EPA Region 4, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. The final Order is also available electronically at the following address: http:// www.epa.gov/region07/programs/artd/ air/title5/petitiondb/petitions/ georgiapacific_decision2003.pdf. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Art Hofmeister, Air Permits Section, EPA Region 4, at (404) 562–9115 or hofmeister.art@epa.gov. AGENCY: The Act affords EPA a 45-day period to review and, as appropriate, to object to operating permits proposed by state permitting authorities under title V of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7661–7661f. Section 505(b)(2) of the Act and 40 CFR 70.8(d) authorize any person to petition the EPA Administrator to object to a title V operating permit within 60 days after the expiration of EPA’s 45-day review period if EPA has not objected on its own initiative. Petitions must be based only on objections to the permit that were raised with reasonable specificity during the public comment period provided by the state, unless the petitioner demonstrates that it was impracticable to raise these issues during the comment period or the grounds for the issues arose after this period. Ms. Strong submitted a petition on May 15, 2003, requesting that EPA object to a state title V operating permit issued by EPD to Georgia-Pacific. The Petitioner maintains that the GeorgiaPacific permit is inconsistent with the Act because: (1) It fails to ensure the source’s compliance with Georgia’s nuisance rule; (2) it allows the source to emit illegal levels of formaldehyde emissions; and (3) the public notice and comment procedures associated with its issuance were flawed. On September 21, 2006, the Administrator issued an Order denying this petition. The Order explains the reasons behind EPA’s conclusion that the Petitioner has failed to demonstrate that the Georgia-Pacific permit is not in compliance with the requirements of the Act on the grounds raised. SUMMARY: Pursuant to Clean Air Act Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated September 21, 2006, denying a petition to object to a state operating permit issued by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to Continental Carbon Company located in Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama. This Order constitutes final action on the petition submitted by Action Marine, Inc.; John Tharpe; the City of Columbus, Georgia; Owen and Mabel Ditchfield; Donald and Carolyn Lang; Alma Chapman; and Lois Baggett (Petitioners). Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (the Act) any person may seek judicial review of the Order in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days of this notice under section 307 of the Act. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final Order, the petition, and all pertinent information relating thereto are on file at the following location: EPA Region 4, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. The final Order is also available electronically at the following address: http:// www.epa.gov/region07/programs/artd/ air/title5/petitiondb/petitions/ continentalcarbon_decision2003.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Forney, Air Permits Section, EPA Region 4, at (404) 562–9130 or forney.kathleen@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Act affords EPA a 45-day period to review and, as appropriate, to object to operating permits proposed by state permitting authorities under title V of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7661–7661f. Section 505(b)(2) of the Act and 40 CFR 70.8(d) authorize any person to petition the EPA Administrator to object to a title V operating permit within 60 days after the expiration of EPA’s 45-day review period if EPA has not objected on its own initiative. Petitions must be based only on objections to the permit that were raised with reasonable specificity rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 5, 2006. A. Stanley Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 4. [FR Doc. E6–21290 Filed 12–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Dec 13, 2006 Jkt 211000 [Petition IV–2003–8; FRL–8255–6] Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Continental Carbon Company; Phenix City (Russell County), AL Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of final order on petition to object to a state operating permit. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75245 during the public comment period provided by the state, unless the petitioner demonstrates that it was impracticable to raise these issues during the comment period or the grounds for the issues arose after this period. Petitioners submitted a petition on December 24, 2003, requesting that EPA object to a state title V operating permit issued by ADEM to Continental Carbon. Petitioners maintain that the Continental Carbon permit is inconsistent with the Act because: (1) The public participation procedures associated with its issuance failed to utilize certain local newspapers; and (2) materials related to changes made to the draft permit following public comment were not made readily available to the public. On September 21, 2006, the Administrator issued an Order denying this petition. The Order explains the reasons behind EPA’s conclusion that the Petitioners failed to demonstrate that the Continental Carbon permit is not in compliance with the requirements of the Act on the grounds raised. Dated: December 5, 2006. A. Stanley Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 4. [FR Doc. E6–21291 Filed 12–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [Petition IV–2001–6; FRL–8255–5] Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for King Finishing; Dover (Screven County), GA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of final order denying petition to object to a state operating permit in response to remand. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On September 21, 2006, the Administrator issued an Order Granting Remanded Issue on Petition to Object (Order) regarding a state operating permit issued to King Finishing located in Dover, Screven County, Georgia, pursuant to title V of the Clean Air Act (the Act), 42 U.S.C. 7661–7661f. On October 9, 2001, the Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest filed a petition, on behalf of the Sierra Club (Petitioner), seeking EPA’s objection to the title V operating permit issued to King Finishing by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 240 (Thursday, December 14, 2006)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[Petition IV-2003-8; FRL-8255-6]


Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to 
State Operating Permit for Continental Carbon Company; Phenix City 
(Russell County), AL

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of final order on petition to object to a state 
operating permit.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Clean Air Act Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 
70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated September 21, 
2006, denying a petition to object to a state operating permit issued 
by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to 
Continental Carbon Company located in Phenix City, Russell County, 
Alabama. This Order constitutes final action on the petition submitted 
by Action Marine, Inc.; John Tharpe; the City of Columbus, Georgia; 
Owen and Mabel Ditchfield; Donald and Carolyn Lang; Alma Chapman; and 
Lois Baggett (Petitioners). Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the Clean 
Air Act (the Act) any person may seek judicial review of the Order in 
the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 
60 days of this notice under section 307 of the Act.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the final Order, the petition, and all pertinent 
information relating thereto are on file at the following location: EPA 
Region 4, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, 61 Forsyth 
Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. The final Order is also 
available electronically at the following address: http://www.epa.gov/
region07/programs/artd/air/title5/petitiondb/petitions/
continentalcarbon_decision2003.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Forney, Air Permits Section, 
EPA Region 4, at (404) 562-9130 or forney.kathleen@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Act affords EPA a 45-day period to 
review and, as appropriate, to object to operating permits proposed by 
state permitting authorities under title V of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7661-
7661f. Section 505(b)(2) of the Act and 40 CFR 70.8(d) authorize any 
person to petition the EPA Administrator to object to a title V 
operating permit within 60 days after the expiration of EPA's 45-day 
review period if EPA has not objected on its own initiative. Petitions 
must be based only on objections to the permit that were raised with 
reasonable specificity during the public comment period provided by the 
state, unless the petitioner demonstrates that it was impracticable to 
raise these issues during the comment period or the grounds for the 
issues arose after this period.
    Petitioners submitted a petition on December 24, 2003, requesting 
that EPA object to a state title V operating permit issued by ADEM to 
Continental Carbon. Petitioners maintain that the Continental Carbon 
permit is inconsistent with the Act because: (1) The public 
participation procedures associated with its issuance failed to utilize 
certain local newspapers; and (2) materials related to changes made to 
the draft permit following public comment were not made readily 
available to the public.
    On September 21, 2006, the Administrator issued an Order denying 
this petition. The Order explains the reasons behind EPA's conclusion 
that the Petitioners failed to demonstrate that the Continental Carbon 
permit is not in compliance with the requirements of the Act on the 
grounds raised.

    Dated: December 5, 2006.
A. Stanley Meiburg,
Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 4.
[FR Doc. E6-21291 Filed 12-13-06; 8:45 am]
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