Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit, 39287-39289 [E8-15578]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 9, 2008 / Notices with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Dated: July 3, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Rose, Telephone: (202) 564–0322. Email: rose.bob@epa.gov. Dated: July 3, 2008. Benjamin H. Grumbles, Assistant Administrator for Water. [FR Doc. E8–15577 Filed 7–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8688–9] Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed consent decree; request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (CAA or ‘‘Act’’), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree, to address a lawsuit E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 39288 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 9, 2008 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES filed by Association of Irritated Residents and Natural Resources Defense Council (‘‘Plaintiffs’’) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: Association of Irritated Residents v. EPA, No. CV 08–0227–SC (N.D. Cal.). Plaintiffs filed a deadline suit to compel the Administrator to take action under section 110(k) of the Act on three specific revisions to the state implementation plan (SIP) submitted by the State of California. The three SIP revisions include the 2003 State and Federal Strategy for the California State Implementation Plan, the 2004 San Joaquin Valley Extreme Ozone Attainment Demonstration Plan (‘‘2004 San Joaquin Valley SIP’’), and the 2003 Air Quality Management Plan for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (‘‘2003 South Coast SIP’’). Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, deadlines have been established for EPA to take action on the three California SIPs. If EPA fulfills its obligations, Plaintiffs have agreed to dismiss this suit with prejudice. DATES: Written comments on the proposed consent decree must be received by August 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID number EPA– HQ–OGC–2008–0487, online at www.regulations.gov (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 3334, 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 Word 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: Jan Tierney, Air and Radiation Law Office (2344A), Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (202) 564–5598; fax number (202) 564–5603; e-mail address: tierney.jan@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Additional Information About the Proposed Consent Decree This proposed consent decree would resolve a lawsuit seeking to compel action by EPA under section 110(k) of the CAA on the following three SIP VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Jul 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 revisions submitted by the State of California: The 2003 State and Federal Strategy for the California State Implementation Plan, the 2004 San Joaquin Valley SIP, and the 2003 South Coast SIP. On February 13, 2008, the State of California withdrew specific elements of the 2003 State and Federal Strategy for the California State Implementation Plan that relate to the South Coast Air Basin. On March 6, 2006, the State of California submitted a SIP revision that updates and replaces chapter 4 of the 2004 San Joaquin Valley SIP. Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, EPA will sign for publication in the Federal Register notices of the Agency’s proposed actions pursuant to CAA section 110(k) on the remaining elements of the 2003 State and Federal Strategy for the California State Implementation Plan, the 2004 San Joaquin Valley SIP, and the 2003 South Coast SIP by October 15, 2008. EPA will sign notices of the Agency’s final actions pursuant to CAA section 110(k) on the three plans by January 15, 2009. Under the proposed consent decree, EPA actions on any amendments to the three plans submitted by the State of California, including the replacement of chapter 4 of the 2004 San Joaquin Valley SIP submitted on March 6, 2006, shall satisfy the obligations to act on the plans as long as EPA meets the deadlines specified in the paragraph above. Also, if the State of California rescinds its February 13, 2008 letter withdrawing specific elements of the 2003 State and Federal Strategy for the California State Implementation Plan that relate to the South Coast Air Basin by August 1, 2008, then EPA must act on the plan in its entirety, once again, by the dates specified in the paragraph above. If the State of California rescinds its February 13, 2008 letter after August 1, 2008 but prior to final action on the applicable plans, then the parties will negotiate a revised schedule for the applicable plans. In the proposed consent decree, EPA agrees that, pursuant to CAA section 304(d), 42 U.S.C. 7604(d), Plaintiffs are both eligible and entitled to recover their costs of litigation in this action, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred prior to entry of the consent decree. The consent decree becomes an order of the Court upon entry, and, consistent with the terms of the consent decree, the case shall be dismissed with prejudice after EPA takes final action on the three plans. For a period of thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments relating to the proposed consent decree from persons who were not named as parties to the litigation in question. EPA or the Department of Justice may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed consent decree 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 determines, based on any comment which may be submitted, that consent to the consent decree should be withdrawn, the terms of the decree will be affirmed. II. Additional Information About Commenting on the Proposed Consent Decree A. How Can I Get a Copy of the Consent Decree? The official public docket for this action (identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OGC–2008–0487) contains a copy of the proposed consent decree. 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 3334, 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 www.regulations.gov. You may use the www.regulations.gov 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 in paper, will be made available for public viewing online at www.regulations.gov 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 the 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 E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 9, 2008 / Notices 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? jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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. Use of the www.regulations.gov Web site 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 www.regulations.gov, your email 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: July 2, 2008. Richard B. Ossias, Associate General Counsel. [FR Doc. E8–15578 Filed 7–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Jul 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0046; FRL–8371–2] Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. Instructions: Direct your comments to the assigned docket ID number and the pesticide petition number of interest. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at https:// 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 regulations.gov or email. The regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39289 to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, 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 EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, 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. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, select ‘‘Advanced Search,’’ then ‘‘Docket Search.’’ Insert the docket ID number where indicated and select the ‘‘Submit’’ button. Follow the instructions on the regulations.gov website to view the docket index or access available documents. 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, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically at https:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S– 4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The person listed at the end of the pesticide petition summary of interest. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of proposed consent decree; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as 
amended (CAA or ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of 
a proposed consent decree, to address a lawsuit

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filed by Association of Irritated Residents and Natural Resources 
Defense Council (``Plaintiffs'') in the United States District Court 
for the Northern District of California: Association of Irritated 
Residents v. EPA, No. CV 08-0227-SC (N.D. Cal.). Plaintiffs filed a 
deadline suit to compel the Administrator to take action under section 
110(k) of the Act on three specific revisions to the state 
implementation plan (SIP) submitted by the State of California. The 
three SIP revisions include the 2003 State and Federal Strategy for the 
California State Implementation Plan, the 2004 San Joaquin Valley 
Extreme Ozone Attainment Demonstration Plan (``2004 San Joaquin Valley 
SIP''), and the 2003 Air Quality Management Plan for the South Coast 
Air Quality Management District (``2003 South Coast SIP''). Under the 
terms of the proposed consent decree, deadlines have been established 
for EPA to take action on the three California SIPs. If EPA fulfills 
its obligations, Plaintiffs have agreed to dismiss this suit with 
prejudice.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed consent decree must be received 
by August 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OGC-2008-0487, online at www.regulations.gov (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 3334, 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 Word 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: Jan Tierney, Air and Radiation Law 
Office (2344A), Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone: (202) 564-5598; fax number (202) 564-5603; e-mail address: 
tierney.jan@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Additional Information About the Proposed Consent Decree

    This proposed consent decree would resolve a lawsuit seeking to 
compel action by EPA under section 110(k) of the CAA on the following 
three SIP revisions submitted by the State of California: The 2003 
State and Federal Strategy for the California State Implementation 
Plan, the 2004 San Joaquin Valley SIP, and the 2003 South Coast SIP. On 
February 13, 2008, the State of California withdrew specific elements 
of the 2003 State and Federal Strategy for the California State 
Implementation Plan that relate to the South Coast Air Basin. On March 
6, 2006, the State of California submitted a SIP revision that updates 
and replaces chapter 4 of the 2004 San Joaquin Valley SIP.
    Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, EPA will sign for 
publication in the Federal Register notices of the Agency's proposed 
actions pursuant to CAA section 110(k) on the remaining elements of the 
2003 State and Federal Strategy for the California State Implementation 
Plan, the 2004 San Joaquin Valley SIP, and the 2003 South Coast SIP by 
October 15, 2008. EPA will sign notices of the Agency's final actions 
pursuant to CAA section 110(k) on the three plans by January 15, 2009.
    Under the proposed consent decree, EPA actions on any amendments to 
the three plans submitted by the State of California, including the 
replacement of chapter 4 of the 2004 San Joaquin Valley SIP submitted 
on March 6, 2006, shall satisfy the obligations to act on the plans as 
long as EPA meets the deadlines specified in the paragraph above. Also, 
if the State of California rescinds its February 13, 2008 letter 
withdrawing specific elements of the 2003 State and Federal Strategy 
for the California State Implementation Plan that relate to the South 
Coast Air Basin by August 1, 2008, then EPA must act on the plan in its 
entirety, once again, by the dates specified in the paragraph above. If 
the State of California rescinds its February 13, 2008 letter after 
August 1, 2008 but prior to final action on the applicable plans, then 
the parties will negotiate a revised schedule for the applicable plans.
    In the proposed consent decree, EPA agrees that, pursuant to CAA 
section 304(d), 42 U.S.C. 7604(d), Plaintiffs are both eligible and 
entitled to recover their costs of litigation in this action, including 
reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred prior to entry of the consent 
decree. The consent decree becomes an order of the Court upon entry, 
and, consistent with the terms of the consent decree, the case shall be 
dismissed with prejudice after EPA takes final action on the three 
plans.
    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 consent decree from persons who were not named as parties 
to the litigation in question. EPA or the Department of Justice may 
withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed consent decree 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 
determines, based on any comment which may be submitted, that consent 
to the consent decree should be withdrawn, the terms of the decree will 
be affirmed.

II. Additional Information About Commenting on the Proposed Consent 
Decree

A. How Can I Get a Copy of the Consent Decree?

    The official public docket for this action (identified by Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OGC-2008-0487) contains a copy of the proposed consent 
decree. 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 3334, 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 
www.regulations.gov. You may use the www.regulations.gov 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 in paper, will be made available 
for public viewing online at www.regulations.gov 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 the 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

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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.
    Use of the www.regulations.gov Web site 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 
www.regulations.gov, 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: July 2, 2008.
Richard B. Ossias,
Associate General Counsel.
[FR Doc. E8-15578 Filed 7-8-08; 8:45 am]
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