Notice of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Final Determination for City of Springfield, 76644 [E6-21888]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 76644 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 245 / Thursday, December 21, 2006 / Notices control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required under section 111 of the Clean Air Act, as amended, to collect data. The information will be used by Agency enforcement personnel to (1) Identify existing sources subject to these standards; (2) ensure that Best Demonstrated Technology is being properly applied; and (3) ensure that the emission control devise is being properly operated and maintained on a continuous basis. In addition, records and reports are necessary to enable the EPA to identify those site remediation facilities that may not be in compliance with these standards. Based on reported information, the EPA can decide which facilities should be inspected and what records or processes should be inspected at the facilities. The records that site remediation facilities maintain would indicate to the EPA whether the personnel are operating and maintaining control equipment properly. The type of data required is principally emissions data (through parametric monitoring) and would not be confidential. If any information is submitted to the EPA for which a claim of confidentiality is made, the information would be safeguarded according to the Agency policies set forth in 40 CFR, chapter 1, part 2, subpart B. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and record keeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 219 hours per response. 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 respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Site remediation facilities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 286. Frequency of Response: On occasion and semiannually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 125,027. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Dec 20, 2006 Jkt 211001 Estimated Total Annual Cost: $582,000 for operating and maintenance costs. There are no capital/startup costs associated with this ICR. Change in Estimates: There is a decrease in hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is not due to any program changes. Over the past three years, the respondents completed those activities required to achieve initial compliance. Such activities are more burdensome than the burden associated with the rule requirements for continuing compliance as addressed by this ICR. Hence, there is a decrease in burden. Dated: December 13, 2006. Oscar Morales, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E6–21892 Filed 12–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [IL229–2; FRL–8259–4] Notice of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Final Determination for City of Springfield Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of final action. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces that on November 22, 2006, the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) of the EPA dismissed with predjudice a petition for review of a federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit issued to City of Springfield, Illinois, by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). DATES: The effective date for the EAB’s decision is November 22, 2006. Pursuant to Section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7607(b)(1), judicial review of this permit decision, to the extent it is available, may be sought by filing a petition for review in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit within 60 days of December 21, 2006. ADDRESSES: The documents relevant to the above action are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the following address: Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard (AR–18J), Chicago, Illinois 60604. To arrange viewing of these documents, call Constantine Blathras at (312) 886– 0671. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Constantine Blathras, Air and Radiation Division, Air Programs Branch, PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Boulevard (AR– 18J), Chicago, Illinois 60604. Anyone who wishes to review the EAB decision can obtain it at http://www.epa.gov/ eab/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notification of EAB Final Decision The IEPA, acting under authority of a PSD delegation agreement, issued a PSD permit to the City of Springfield on August 10, 2006, granting approval to construct a new 250 megawatt coal-fired electric generating unit at the City of Springfield’s existing power plant in Sangamon County, Illinois. On September 12, 2006, the Sierra Club filed a petition for review of the conditions of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit No. 167120AAO (Application No. 041 10050) which was issued to the City of Springfield, lllinois. On November 17, 2006, the Sierra Club voluntarily withdrew its petition for review in this matter and requested that the EAB enter an order dismissing its petition for review in this matter with prejudice. The Sierra Club requested dismissal because the parties had reached an agreement that obviated the need for further litigation. On November 22, 2006, the EAB granted the Sierra Club’s motion and the petition for review was dismissed with prejudice. Dated: December 12, 2006. Bharat Mathur, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 5. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 245 (Thursday, December 21, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 76644]
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[FR Doc No: E6-21888]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[IL229-2; FRL-8259-4]


Notice of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Final 
Determination for City of Springfield

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of final action.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that on November 22, 2006, the 
Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) of the EPA dismissed with predjudice 
a petition for review of a federal Prevention of Significant 
Deterioration (PSD) permit issued to City of Springfield, Illinois, by 
the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).

DATES: The effective date for the EAB's decision is November 22, 2006. 
Pursuant to Section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 
7607(b)(1), judicial review of this permit decision, to the extent it 
is available, may be sought by filing a petition for review in the 
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit within 60 days 
of December 21, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The documents relevant to the above action are available for 
public inspection during normal business hours at the following 
address: Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson 
Boulevard (AR-18J), Chicago, Illinois 60604. To arrange viewing of 
these documents, call Constantine Blathras at (312) 886-0671.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Constantine Blathras, Air and 
Radiation Division, Air Programs Branch, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Boulevard (AR-18J), Chicago, Illinois 
60604. Anyone who wishes to review the EAB decision can obtain it at 
http://www.epa.gov/ eab/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notification of EAB Final Decision

    The IEPA, acting under authority of a PSD delegation agreement, 
issued a PSD permit to the City of Springfield on August 10, 2006, 
granting approval to construct a new 250 megawatt coal-fired electric 
generating unit at the City of Springfield's existing power plant in 
Sangamon County, Illinois. On September 12, 2006, the Sierra Club filed 
a petition for review of the conditions of the Prevention of 
Significant Deterioration Permit No. 167120AAO (Application No. 041 
10050) which was issued to the City of Springfield, lllinois. On 
November 17, 2006, the Sierra Club voluntarily withdrew its petition 
for review in this matter and requested that the EAB enter an order 
dismissing its petition for review in this matter with prejudice. The 
Sierra Club requested dismissal because the parties had reached an 
agreement that obviated the need for further litigation. On November 
22, 2006, the EAB granted the Sierra Club's motion and the petition for 
review was dismissed with prejudice.

    Dated: December 12, 2006.
Bharat Mathur,
Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 5.
[FR Doc. E6-21888 Filed 12-20-06; 8:45 am]
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