Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit, 17416-17417 [2011-7328]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 17416 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2011 / Notices handlers, and managers and their specific regulated waste activities. EPA also uses this information to ensure that regulated waste is managed properly, that statutory provisions are upheld, and that regulations are adhered to by facility owners or operators. Burden Statement: The annual reporting burden for the 2011 Hazardous Waste Report is estimated to average 17 hours per respondent, and includes time for reviewing instructions, gathering data, completing and reviewing the forms, and submitting the report. The recordkeeping requirement is estimated to average 4 hours per response and includes the time for filing and storing the 2011 Hazardous Waste Report submission for three years. 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This includes an estimated burden cost of $16,339,984 in annualized labor cost and $200,839 for VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:37 Mar 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. What is the next step in the process for this ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: March 11, 2011. Sandra L. Connors, Acting Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery. [FR Doc. 2011–7331 Filed 3–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9287–3] Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Proposed Settlement Agreement; Request for Public Comment. AGENCY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (‘‘CAA’’ or the ‘‘Act’’), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement to address a lawsuit filed by WildEarth Guardians and Elizabeth Crowe in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: WildEarth Guardians et al. v. Jackson, No. 3:10-cv04603–WHA (ND CA). On October 12, 2010, Plaintiffs filed a complaint alleging that EPA failed to issue findings of failure to submit State Implementation Plans (‘‘SIP’’) regarding specified areas designated as nonattainment for the 1997 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards (‘‘NAAQS’’) for ozone within the States of Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Tennessee pursuant to CAA, 42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q. The proposed settlement agreement establishes a deadline for EPA to take action. DATES: Written comments on the proposed settlement agreement must be received by April 28, 2011. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID number EPA– HQ–OGC–2011–0337, online at http:// www.regulations.gov (EPA’s preferred method); by e-mail to oei.docket@epa.gov; by mail 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: ADDRESSES: I. Additional Information About the Proposed Settlement Agreement The proposed settlement agreement would resolve a lawsuit seeking to compel action by the Administrator to make findings of failure to submit on certain SIPs under the CAA. The proposed settlement agreement requires EPA to sign for publication in the Federal Register no later than May 31, 2011 findings of failure to submit such SIPs for the Las Vegas, Nevada and the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. EPA will no longer be obligated to make such finding for the area if prior to May 31, 2001 it takes one of the following actions for the area: (1) EPA takes final action on its proposed rule to classify the area under Title I, part D, subpart 2 of the CAA; (2) EPA takes final action redesignating the area to attainment or unclassifiable; or (3) EPA signs a final rule making a determination that the area has attained the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS. If EPA fulfills its obligations, Plaintiff has agreed to dismiss this suit with prejudice. For a period of thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will accept written comments relating to the proposed consent decree from persons who were not named as parties or intervenors to the litigation in question. EPA or the Department of Justice may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2011 / Notices 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 determines, based on any comment submitted, that consent should be withdrawn, the terms of the agreement will be affirmed. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES II. Additional Information About Commenting on the Proposed Settlement Agreement A. How can I get a copy of the settlement agreement? The official public docket for this action (identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OGC–2011–0337) contains a copy of the proposed settlement agreement. 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 http:// www.regulations.gov. You may use http://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, key in the appropriate docket identification number then select ‘‘search’’. 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 http:// 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 docket but will be available only in printed, paper form in the official public docket. Although not all docket materials may be available VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:37 Mar 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 17417 electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available docket materials through the EPA Docket Center. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION B. How and to whom do I submit comments? Eighth Meeting of the Advisory Committee for the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference 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 http://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 http://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. AGENCY: Dated: March 23, 2011. Richard B. Ossias, Associate General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2011–7328 Filed 3–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [IB Docket No. 04–286; DA 11–541] Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, this notice advises interested persons that the eighth meeting of the WRC–12 Advisory Committee will be held at the Federal Communications Commission. The purpose of the meeting is to continue preparations for the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference. The WRC–12 Advisory Committee will consider any preliminary views and draft proposals introduced by the WRC–12 Advisory Committee’s Informal Working Groups. DATES: April 19, 2011, 11 a.m. to 12 noon. ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Room TW–C305, Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexander Roytblat, Designated Federal Official, WRC–12 Advisory Committee, FCC International Bureau, Strategic Analysis and Negotiations Division, at (202) 418–7501. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Communications Commission established the WRC–12 Advisory Committee to provide advice, technical support and recommendations relating to the preparation of United States proposals and positions for the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC–12). In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended, this notice advises interested persons of the eighth meeting of the WRC–12 Advisory Committee. The WRC–12 Advisory Committee has an open membership. All interested parties are invited to participate in the WRC–12 Advisory Committee and to attend its meetings. The proposed agenda for the eighth meeting is as follows: SUMMARY: Agenda Eighth Meeting of the WRC–12 Advisory Committee, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Room TW–C305, Washington, DC 20554, April 19, 2011, 11 a.m. to 12 noon. 1. Opening Remarks E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 29, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17416-17417]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-7328]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9287-3]


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 (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby 
given of a proposed settlement agreement to address a lawsuit filed by 
WildEarth Guardians and Elizabeth Crowe in the United States District 
Court for the Northern District of California: WildEarth Guardians et 
al. v. Jackson, No. 3:10-cv-04603-WHA (ND CA). On October 12, 2010, 
Plaintiffs filed a complaint alleging that EPA failed to issue findings 
of failure to submit State Implementation Plans (``SIP'') regarding 
specified areas designated as nonattainment for the 1997 8-hour 
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (``NAAQS'') for ozone within the 
States of Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Tennessee pursuant to CAA, 
42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q. The proposed settlement agreement establishes a 
deadline for EPA to take action.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed settlement agreement must be 
received by April 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OGC-2011-0337, online at http://www.regulations.gov (EPA's preferred 
method); by e-mail to oei.docket@epa.gov; by mail 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 Settlement Agreement

    The proposed settlement agreement would resolve a lawsuit seeking 
to compel action by the Administrator to make findings of failure to 
submit on certain SIPs under the CAA. The proposed settlement agreement 
requires EPA to sign for publication in the Federal Register no later 
than May 31, 2011 findings of failure to submit such SIPs for the Las 
Vegas, Nevada and the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania 1997 8-
hour ozone nonattainment areas. EPA will no longer be obligated to make 
such finding for the area if prior to May 31, 2001 it takes one of the 
following actions for the area: (1) EPA takes final action on its 
proposed rule to classify the area under Title I, part D, subpart 2 of 
the CAA; (2) EPA takes final action redesignating the area to 
attainment or unclassifiable; or (3) EPA signs a final rule making a 
determination that the area has attained the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS. 
If EPA fulfills its obligations, Plaintiff has agreed to dismiss this 
suit with prejudice.
    For a period of thirty (30) days following the date of publication 
of this notice, the Agency will accept written comments relating to the 
proposed consent decree from persons who were not named as parties or 
intervenors to the litigation in question. EPA or the Department of 
Justice may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed

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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 determines, based on any comment submitted, that 
consent should be withdrawn, the terms of the agreement will be 
affirmed.

II. Additional Information About Commenting on the Proposed Settlement 
Agreement

A. How can I get a copy of the settlement agreement?

    The official public docket for this action (identified by Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OGC-2011-0337) contains a copy of the proposed settlement 
agreement. 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 
http://www.regulations.gov. You may use http://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, key in the appropriate docket identification number then select 
``search''.
    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 http://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 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 http://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 http://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: March 23, 2011.
Richard B. Ossias,
Associate General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2011-7328 Filed 3-28-11; 8:45 am]
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