Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit, 58927-58928 [2016-20403]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: • Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing (NAICS code 325180), e.g., manufacturers of basic inorganic chemicals (except industrial gases and synthetic dyes and pigments); • All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing (NAICS code 325998), e.g., manufacturers of chemical products (except basic chemicals, resins, synthetic rubber; cellulosic and noncellulosic fiber and filaments; pesticides, fertilizers, and other agricultural chemicals; pharmaceuticals and medicines; paints, coatings and adhesives; soap, cleaning compounds, and toilet preparations; printing inks; explosives; custom compounding of purchased resins; and photographic films, papers, plates, and chemicals); • Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing (NAICS code 334516), e.g., manufacturers of instruments and instrumentation systems for laboratory analysis of the chemical or physical composition or concentration of samples of solid, fluid, gaseous, or composite material; or • Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers (NAICS code 424690), e.g., merchant wholesale distributors of chemicals and allied products (except agricultural and medicinal chemicals, paints and varnishes, fireworks, and plastics materials and basic forms and shapes). II. What action is the Agency taking? As directed in TSCA section 12(c)(7)(B), 15 U.S.C. 2611(c)(7)(B), EPA is publishing a list of mercury compounds prohibited from export under TSCA section 12(c), as amended. EPA must publish this list not later than 90 days after June 22, 2016 (15 U.S.C. 2611(c)(7)(B)). Effective January 1, 2020, the statute prohibits export of: Mercury (I) chloride or calomel; mercury (II) oxide; mercury (II) sulfate; mercury (II) nitrate; and cinnabar or mercury sulphide (15 U.S.C. 2611(c)(7)(A)(i)–(v)). The respective Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Numbers (CASRN) associated with the enumerated chemical substances are: 10112–91–1, 21908–53–2, 7783–35–9, 10045–94–0, and 1344–48–5. The statute also provides that EPA, on determining that exporting any additional mercury compound for the purpose of regenerating elemental mercury is technically feasible, may add by rule such mercury compound to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Aug 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 published list (15 U.S.C. 2611(c)(7)(A)(vi)). In addition, any person may petition EPA to add a mercury compound to this published list (15 U.S.C. 2611(c)(7)(C)). The statute provides an exception to the export prohibition for export of listed mercury compounds to member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development for environmentally sound disposal, on the condition that no mercury or mercury compounds so exported are to be recovered, recycled, or reclaimed for use, or directly reused, after such export (15 U.S.C. 2611(c)(7)(D)). EPA is not soliciting comments on this notice. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2611(c) Dated: August 12, 2016. Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2016–20534 Filed 8–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OGC–2016–0498; FRL–9951–53– OGC] 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’’), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement to settle lawsuits filed by CTA Construction and Environmental, LLC, and National Electric Coil, Inc. (‘‘Petitioners’’), in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: CTA Construction and Environmental, LLC, et al., v. EPA, Nos. 15–72796 and 15–72810. On September 15, 2015, Petitioners filed petitions for review challenging, generally, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) July 15, 2015, administrative compliance order (‘‘Amended Order’’) issued by EPA under the CAA and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (‘‘RCRA’’) and challenging, specifically, the CAA provisions of the Amended Order. Under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, Petitioners will voluntarily dismiss their petitions for review of the Amended Order, with prejudice, in exchange for EPA’s agreement that EPA will not seek administrative or civil penalties from the Petitioners for the CAA violations alleged in the Amended Order. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58927 Written comments on the proposed settlement agreement must be received by September 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID number EPA– HQ–OGC–2016–0498, online at www.regulations.gov (EPA’s preferred method); by email 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: Susan Stahle, Air and Radiation Law Office (2344A), Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (202) 564–1272; fax number (202) 564–5603; email address: stahle.susan@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Additional Information About the Proposed Settlement Agreement The proposed settlement agreement would settle Petitioners’ petitions for review in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit challenging, under CAA section 307(b)(1), the CAA provisions of the Amended Order. The proposed settlement agreement would require Petitioners to voluntarily dismiss their petitions for review of the Amended Order, with prejudice, in exchange for EPA’s agreement that EPA will not seek administrative or civil penalties from the Petitioners for the CAA violations alleged in the Amended Order. The proposed settlement agreement also provides for each party to bear its own litigation costs. For a period of 30 days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the proposed settlement agreement 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 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 E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 58928 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2016 / Notices of Justice determines that consent to the agreement should be withdrawn, the terms of the agreement will be affirmed. II. Additional Information About Commenting on the Proposed Settlement Agreement mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES A. How can I get a copy of the proposed settlement agreement? Direct your comments to the official public docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OGC–2016– 0498 which 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Aug 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 B. How and to whom do I submit comments? FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 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. [OMB 3060–1035] Dated: August 18, 2016. Lorie J. Schmidt, Associate General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2016–20403 Filed 8–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before October 25, 2016. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control No.: 3060–1035. Title: Part 73, Subpart F International Broadcast Stations. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 166 (Friday, August 26, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20403]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OGC-2016-0498; FRL-9951-53-OGC]


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''), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement 
agreement to settle lawsuits filed by CTA Construction and 
Environmental, LLC, and National Electric Coil, Inc. (``Petitioners''), 
in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: CTA 
Construction and Environmental, LLC, et al., v. EPA, Nos. 15-72796 and 
15-72810. On September 15, 2015, Petitioners filed petitions for review 
challenging, generally, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 
July 15, 2015, administrative compliance order (``Amended Order'') 
issued by EPA under the CAA and the Resource Conservation and Recovery 
Act (``RCRA'') and challenging, specifically, the CAA provisions of the 
Amended Order. Under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, 
Petitioners will voluntarily dismiss their petitions for review of the 
Amended Order, with prejudice, in exchange for EPA's agreement that EPA 
will not seek administrative or civil penalties from the Petitioners 
for the CAA violations alleged in the Amended Order.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed settlement agreement must be 
received by September 26, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OGC-2016-0498, online at www.regulations.gov (EPA's preferred method); 
by email 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: Susan Stahle, Air and Radiation Law 
Office (2344A), Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone: (202) 564-1272; fax number (202) 564-5603; email address: 
stahle.susan@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Additional Information About the Proposed Settlement Agreement

    The proposed settlement agreement would settle Petitioners' 
petitions for review in the United States Court of Appeals for the 
Ninth Circuit challenging, under CAA section 307(b)(1), the CAA 
provisions of the Amended Order. The proposed settlement agreement 
would require Petitioners to voluntarily dismiss their petitions for 
review of the Amended Order, with prejudice, in exchange for EPA's 
agreement that EPA will not seek administrative or civil penalties from 
the Petitioners for the CAA violations alleged in the Amended Order. 
The proposed settlement agreement also provides for each party to bear 
its own litigation costs.
    For a period of 30 days following the date of publication of this 
notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the 
proposed settlement agreement 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 
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

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of Justice determines that consent to the 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 proposed settlement agreement?

    Direct your comments to the official public docket for this action 
under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OGC-2016-0498 which 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: August 18, 2016.
Lorie J. Schmidt,
Associate General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2016-20403 Filed 8-25-16; 8:45 am]
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