Proposed Settlement Agreement, 63993-63994 [2015-26919]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 204 / Thursday, October 22, 2015 / Notices requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #2 (October 9, 2015) Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER12–309–007. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: 2015– 10–09_Compliance Net Zero Attachment X Filing to be effective 1/1/ 2012. Filed Date: 10/9/15. Accession Number: 20151009–5237. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/30/15. Docket Numbers: ER16–45–000. Applicants: NorthWestern Corporation. 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AGENCY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act (the ‘‘Act’’), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement to resolve two cases filed by the WildEarth Guardians (‘‘Guardians’’) and Sierra Club involving EPA actions under the CAA Title V operating permit program. On January 7, 2015, Guardians and Sierra Club filed petitions with the Environmental Appeal Board (‘‘EAB’’) challenging a Part 71 Operating Permit issued by EPA Region 8 on December 5, 2014, to Deseret Power Cooperative (‘‘Deseret’’) to operate the Bonanza Power Plant (‘‘Bonanza Plant’’) (In re Deseret Power Cooperative Bonanza Power Plant, CAA Appeal Nos. 15–1, 15–2). Under the proposed settlement agreement, Deseret would submit an application for a minor New Source Review (NSR) permit to implement the specific terms of the agreement; and EPA would draft and provide for public notice of the proposed permit. DATES: Written comments on the proposed settlement agreement must be received by November 23, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID number EPA– HQ–OGC–2015–0678 online at www.regulations.gov (EPA’s preferred method); by email 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63993 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: Sara L. Laumann, Office of Regional Counsel, EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver CO 80202–2466; telephone: (303) 312–6443; fax number: (303) 312– 6859; email address: laumann.sara@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Additional Information About the Proposed Settlement Agreement The proposed settlement agreement would resolve two cases filed by the WildEarth Guardians (‘‘Guardians’’) and Sierra Club involving EPA actions under the CAA Title V operating permit program. On January 7, 2015, Guardians and Sierra Club filed petitions with the Environmental Appeal Board (‘‘EAB’’) challenging a Part 71 Operating Permit issued by EPA Region 8 on December 5, 2014, to Deseret Power Cooperative (‘‘Deseret’’) to operate the Bonanza Power Plant (‘‘Bonanza Plant’’), a 500megawatt coal-fired power plant located within the exterior boundaries of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in Utah. Under the proposed settlement agreement, Deseret would submit an application for a minor New Source Review (NSR) permit which would provide for installation of low NOX burners with over-fire air controls, along with other operator-requested permit terms and conditions. The agreement also provides that if EPA Region 8 issues a final permit with provisions that are consistent with the settlement agreement: (1) Petitioners would file motions to dismiss the EAB appeals; (2) EPA would withdraw a proposed Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit for the facility; (3) Deseret would withdraw an outstanding permit application; and (4) Deseret and Sierra Club would withdraw their respective and related FOIA requests. Under the agreement EPA would also state its plan to withdraw a proposed Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit for the Plant. The proposed settlement agreement also provides that nothing in the agreement shall be construed to limit or modify any discretion afforded EPA by the Act or by general principles of administrative law in taking those actions. See the proposed settlement agreement for specific details. 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 settlement agreement from persons who E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 63994 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 204 / Thursday, October 22, 2015 / Notices were not named as parties or interveners to the litigation in question. EPA 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 determines that consent to this settlement agreement should be withdrawn, the terms of the agreement will be affirmed. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD 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–2015–0678) 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 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, 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 21, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 email 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, email 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 (email) system is not an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system. If you send an email 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: October 13, 2015. Lorie J. Schmidt, Associate General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2015–26919 Filed 10–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2015–0635; FRL–9936–06– ORD] Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee; Public Teleconference Meeting—November 2015 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of public teleconference meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a public teleconference meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee. SUMMARY: The teleconference meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The teleconference may adjourn early if all business is finished or may adjourn late if additional time is needed. Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft agenda, attending the teleconference, or making a presentation during the teleconference may contact Megan Fleming, the Designated Federal Officer, via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. Requests will be accepted up to one business day before the meeting. ADDRESSES: Participation in the meeting will be by teleconference only; meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the call from Megan Fleming, the Designated Federal Officer, via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. Submitting Comments: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2015–0635, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Email: Send comments by electronic mail (email) to: ORD.Docket@ epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–ORD–2015–0635. • Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566– 0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–ORD–2015–0635. • Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee Docket, Mail Code: 2822T, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., DATES: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 204 (Thursday, October 22, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63993-63994]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-26919]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OGC-2015-0678; FRL 9936-07-OGC]


Proposed Settlement Agreement

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 (the 
``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed 
settlement agreement to resolve two cases filed by the WildEarth 
Guardians (``Guardians'') and Sierra Club involving EPA actions under 
the CAA Title V operating permit program. On January 7, 2015, Guardians 
and Sierra Club filed petitions with the Environmental Appeal Board 
(``EAB'') challenging a Part 71 Operating Permit issued by EPA Region 8 
on December 5, 2014, to Deseret Power Cooperative (``Deseret'') to 
operate the Bonanza Power Plant (``Bonanza Plant'') (In re Deseret 
Power Cooperative Bonanza Power Plant, CAA Appeal Nos. 15-1, 15-2). 
Under the proposed settlement agreement, Deseret would submit an 
application for a minor New Source Review (NSR) permit to implement the 
specific terms of the agreement; and EPA would draft and provide for 
public notice of the proposed permit.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed settlement agreement must be 
received by November 23, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OGC-2015-0678 online at www.regulations.gov (EPA's preferred method); 
by email 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: Sara L. Laumann, Office of Regional 
Counsel, EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver CO 80202-2466; 
telephone: (303) 312-6443; fax number: (303) 312-6859; email address: 
laumann.sara@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Additional Information About the Proposed Settlement Agreement

    The proposed settlement agreement would resolve two cases filed by 
the WildEarth Guardians (``Guardians'') and Sierra Club involving EPA 
actions under the CAA Title V operating permit program. On January 7, 
2015, Guardians and Sierra Club filed petitions with the Environmental 
Appeal Board (``EAB'') challenging a Part 71 Operating Permit issued by 
EPA Region 8 on December 5, 2014, to Deseret Power Cooperative 
(``Deseret'') to operate the Bonanza Power Plant (``Bonanza Plant''), a 
500-megawatt coal-fired power plant located within the exterior 
boundaries of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in Utah. Under 
the proposed settlement agreement, Deseret would submit an application 
for a minor New Source Review (NSR) permit which would provide for 
installation of low NOX burners with over-fire air controls, 
along with other operator-requested permit terms and conditions. The 
agreement also provides that if EPA Region 8 issues a final permit with 
provisions that are consistent with the settlement agreement: (1) 
Petitioners would file motions to dismiss the EAB appeals; (2) EPA 
would withdraw a proposed Prevention of Significant Deterioration 
Permit for the facility; (3) Deseret would withdraw an outstanding 
permit application; and (4) Deseret and Sierra Club would withdraw 
their respective and related FOIA requests. Under the agreement EPA 
would also state its plan to withdraw a proposed Prevention of 
Significant Deterioration Permit for the Plant. The proposed settlement 
agreement also provides that nothing in the agreement shall be 
construed to limit or modify any discretion afforded EPA by the Act or 
by general principles of administrative law in taking those actions. 
See the proposed settlement agreement for specific details.
    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 settlement agreement from persons who

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were not named as parties or interveners to the litigation in question. 
EPA 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 determines 
that consent to this settlement agreement 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-2015-0678) 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 
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, 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 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 email 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, email 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 
(email) system is not an ``anonymous access'' system. If you send an 
email 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: October 13, 2015.
Lorie J. Schmidt,
Associate General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2015-26919 Filed 10-21-15; 8:45 am]
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