Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit, 1732-1733 [2017-00056]

Download as PDF 1732 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 4 / Friday, January 6, 2017 / Notices the address listed in the ADDRESSES section. The purpose of the additional scoping meetings is to provide information about the proposed Project, review Project maps, answer questions, and take oral and written comments from interested parties. All meeting locations will be handicapped-accessible. Anyone needing special accommodations should ˜ contact Mr. Montano to make arrangements. The public will have the opportunity to provide written comments at the public scoping meetings. Written comments may also be sent to Mr. ˜ Montano by email or U.S. Postal Service mail. To help define the scope of the EIS/EIR, comments should be received by WAPA no later than March 7, 2017. WAPA will consider any comments received from April 18, 2016 and March 7, 2017 to be timely submitted. All comments received during the public scoping period will be considered when developing project alternatives and establishing the scope of issues to be analyzed in the EIS/EIR. Dated: December 19, 2016. Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–00053 Filed 1–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OGC–2016–0778; FRL–9957–94– OGC] Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed consent decree; request for public comment. AGENCY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (‘‘CAA’’ or the ‘‘Act’’), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree in Sierra Club v. McCarthy, Civil Action No. 1:16–cv–01831–EGS (D. DC). On September 15, 2016, the Sierra Club filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging that Gina McCarthy, in her official capacity as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’), failed to perform a non-discretionary duty to grant or deny within 60 days a petition submitted by Sierra Club on May 3, 2016 requesting that EPA object to a CAA Title V permit issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (‘‘PDEP’’) for sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jan 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 the Scrubgrass Generating Co., L.P. power plant (‘‘Scrubgrass Plant’’), located in Venango County, Pennsylvania. The proposed consent decree would establish a deadline for EPA to take such action. DATES: Written comments on the proposed consent decree must be received by February 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID number EPA– HQ–OGC–2016–0778, online at www.regulations.gov. For comments submitted at www.regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from www.regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA generally will not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. For the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Starrs, Air and Radiation Law Office (2322A), Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (202) 564–1996; email address: starrs.charles@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Additional Information About the Proposed Consent Decree The proposed consent decree would resolve a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club seeking to compel the Administrator to take actions under CAA section 505(b)(2). Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, EPA would agree to sign its response granting or denying the petition filed by Sierra Club regarding the Scrubgrass Plant, pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the CAA, on or before May 12, 2017. Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, EPA would PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 expeditiously deliver notice of EPA’s response to the Office of the Federal Register for review and publication following signature of such response. In addition, the proposed consent decree outlines the procedure for the Plaintiffs to request costs of litigation, including attorney fees. See the proposed consent decree for the 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 consent decree from persons who are 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 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 that consent to this consent decree should be withdrawn, the terms of the consent 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–2016–0778) 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 www.regulations.gov to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and 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 E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 4 / Friday, January 6, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES contains copyrighted material, Confidential Business Information (‘‘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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jan 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: December 23, 2016. Gautam Srinivasan, Acting Associate General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–00056 Filed 1–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9031–2] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7146 or http://www.epa.gov/nepa. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) Filed 12/26/2016 Through 12/30/2016 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice: Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: http:// www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ eisdata.html. EIS No. 20160319, Draft, BLM, CA, Central Coast Field Office Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment for the Oil and Gas Leasing and Development, Comment Period Ends: 02/21/2017, Contact: Melinda Moffitt 916–978–4376 EIS No. 20160320, Final, USFS, OR, Magone Project, Review Period Ends: 02/13/2017, Contact: Sasha Fertig 541–575–3061 EIS No. 20160321, Draft Supplement, FTA, CA, BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project, Comment Period Ends: 02/20/2017, Contact: Mary Nguyen 213–202–3960 EIS No. 20160322, Final, FRA, AZ, Arizona Passenger Rail Corridor: Tucson to Phoenix, Review Period Ends: 03/10/2017, Contact: Andrea Martin 202–493–6201 EIS No. 20160323, Draft, NOAA, WI, Wisconsin—Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary, Comment Period Ends: 03/31/2017, Contact: Russ Green 920–459–4425 EIS No. 20160324, Draft, NOAA, MD, Mallows Bay—Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary Designation, Comment Period Ends: 03/31/2017, Contact: Paul Orlando 240–460–1978 EIS No. 20160325, Draft, FERC, VA, Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Supply Header Project, Comment Period PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1733 Ends: 04/06/2017, Contact: Kevin Bowman 202–502–6287 EIS No. 20160326, Final, FERC, PA, Atlantic Sunrise Project, Review Period Ends: 02/06/2017, Contact: Joanne Wachholder 202–502–8056 EIS No. 20160327, Final Supplement, USN, CA, Land Acquisition and Airspace Establishment to Support Large-Scale Marine Air Ground Task Force Live-Fire Training Marine Corps Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Review Period Ends: 02/06/ 2017, Contact: Jesse Martinez 619– 532–3844 EIS No. 20160328, Draft Supplement, USACE, LA, Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, Louisiana, New Industrial Canal Lock and Connecting Channels Project, Comment Period Ends: 02/20/2017, Contact: Mark Lahare 504–862–1344 Dated: January 3, 2017. Dawn Roberts, Management Analyst, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2017–00055 Filed 1–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2016–0751; FRL–9958–02– OAR] Notice of Availability of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Preliminary Interstate Ozone Transport Modeling Data for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of data availability (NODA); request for public comment. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that preliminary interstate ozone transport modeling data and associated methods relative to the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) are available for public review and comment. This information is being provided to help states develop State Implementation Plans (SIPs) to address the requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. The information available includes: (1) Emission inventories for 2011 and 2023, supporting data used to develop those emission inventories, methods and data used to process emission inventories into a form that can be used for air quality modeling; and (2) air quality SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 4 (Friday, January 6, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1732-1733]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00056]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OGC-2016-0778; FRL-9957-94-OGC]


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 the ``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed 
consent decree in Sierra Club v. McCarthy, Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-
01831-EGS (D. DC). On September 15, 2016, the Sierra Club filed a 
complaint in the United States District Court for the District of 
Columbia, alleging that Gina McCarthy, in her official capacity as 
Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency 
(``EPA''), failed to perform a non-discretionary duty to grant or deny 
within 60 days a petition submitted by Sierra Club on May 3, 2016 
requesting that EPA object to a CAA Title V permit issued by the 
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (``PDEP'') for the 
Scrubgrass Generating Co., L.P. power plant (``Scrubgrass Plant''), 
located in Venango County, Pennsylvania. The proposed consent decree 
would establish a deadline for EPA to take such action.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed consent decree must be received 
by February 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OGC-2016-0778, online at www.regulations.gov. For comments submitted at 
www.regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from 
www.regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any comment received to its 
public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you 
consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia 
submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written 
comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and 
should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA 
generally will not consider comments or comment contents located 
outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other 
file sharing system). For additional submission methods, please contact 
the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. 
For the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or 
multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective 
comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Starrs, Air and Radiation Law 
Office (2322A), Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone: (202) 564-1996; email address: starrs.charles@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Additional Information About the Proposed Consent Decree

    The proposed consent decree would resolve a lawsuit filed by Sierra 
Club seeking to compel the Administrator to take actions under CAA 
section 505(b)(2). Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, EPA 
would agree to sign its response granting or denying the petition filed 
by Sierra Club regarding the Scrubgrass Plant, pursuant to section 
505(b)(2) of the CAA, on or before May 12, 2017.
    Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, EPA would 
expeditiously deliver notice of EPA's response to the Office of the 
Federal Register for review and publication following signature of such 
response. In addition, the proposed consent decree outlines the 
procedure for the Plaintiffs to request costs of litigation, including 
attorney fees. See the proposed consent decree for the 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 consent decree from persons who are 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 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 that consent to this consent decree should be 
withdrawn, the terms of the consent 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-2016-0778) 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 www.regulations.gov to submit or view 
public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the 
official public docket, and 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

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contains copyrighted material, Confidential Business Information 
(``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: December 23, 2016.
Gautam Srinivasan,
Acting Associate General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2017-00056 Filed 1-5-17; 8:45 am]
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