Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs: ACM Smelter and Refinery Site, Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, 62861-62862 [2018-26484]

Download as PDF khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices trading programs. EPA has posted spreadsheets containing the lists on EPA’s website. EPA will consider timely objections to the lists before determining the amounts of the secondround allocations. DATES: Objections to the information referenced in this notice must be received on or before January 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your objections via email to CSAPR_NUSA@epa.gov. Include ‘‘2018 NUSA allocations’’ in the email subject line and include your name, title, affiliation, address, phone number, and email address in the body of the email. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning this action should be addressed to Kenon Smith at (202) 343–9164 or smith.kenon@epa.gov or Jason Kuhns at (202) 564–3236 or kuhns.jason@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under each CSAPR trading program where EPA is responsible for determining emission allowance allocations, a portion of each state’s emissions budget for the program for each control period is reserved in a NUSA (and in an additional Indian country NUSA in the case of states with Indian country within their borders) for allocation to certain units that would not otherwise receive allowance allocations. The procedures for identifying the eligible units for each control period and for allocating allowances from the NUSAs and Indian country NUSAs to these units are set forth in the CSAPR trading program regulations at 40 CFR 97.411(b) and 97.412 (NOX Annual), 97.511(b) and 97.512 (NOX Ozone Season Group 1), 97.611(b) and 97.612 (SO2 Group 1), 97.711(b) and 97.712 (SO2 Group 2), and 97.811(b) and 97.812 (NOX Ozone Season Group 2). Each NUSA allowance allocation process involves up to two rounds of allocations to eligible units, termed ‘‘new’’ units, followed by the allocation to ‘‘existing’’ units of any allowances not allocated to new units. This notice concerns EPA’s preliminary identification of units eligible to receive allowances in the second round of NUSA allocations for the 2018 control periods. The units eligible for second-round allocations for a given control period are CSAPRaffected units that commenced commercial operation between January 1 of the year before that control period and November 30 of the year of that control period. In the case of the 2018 control periods, an eligible unit therefore must have commenced commercial operation between January 1, 2017 and November 30, 2018 (inclusive). Generally, where a unit is VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 eligible to receive a second-round NUSA allocation under a given CSAPR trading program for a given control period, the unit’s maximum potential second-round allocation equals the positive difference (if any) between the unit’s emissions during the control period as reported under 40 CFR part 75 and any first-round NUSA allocation the unit received. If the total of such maximum potential allocations to all eligible units would exceed the total allowances remaining in the NUSA, the allocations are reduced on a pro-rata basis. EPA notes that under 40 CFR 97.406(c)(3), 97.506(c)(3), 97.606(c)(3), 97.706(c)(3), and 97.806(c)(3), a unit’s emissions occurring before its monitor certification deadline are not considered to have occurred during a control period and consequently are not included in the emission amounts used to determine NUSA allocations. The preliminary lists of eligible units are set forth in Excel spreadsheets titled ‘‘CSAPR_NUSA_2018_NOX_Annual_ 2nd_Round_Prelim_Data,’’ ‘‘CSAPR_ NUSA_2018_NOX_Ozone_Season_2nd_ Round_Prelim_Data,’’ and ‘‘CSAPR_ NUSA_2018_SO2_2nd_Round_Prelim_ Data’’ available on EPA’s website at https://www.epa.gov/csapr/csaprcompliance-year-2018-nusa-nodas. Each spreadsheet contains a separate worksheet for each state covered by that program showing each unit preliminarily identified as eligible for a second-round NUSA allocation. Each state worksheet also contains a summary showing (1) the quantity of allowances initially available in that state’s 2018 NUSA, (2) the sum of the 2018 NUSA allowance allocations that were made in the first round to new units in that state, if any, and (3) the quantity of allowances in the 2018 NUSA available for second-round allocations to new units (or ultimately for allocations to existing units), if any. Objections should be strictly limited to whether EPA has correctly identified the units eligible for second-round 2018 NUSA allocations according to the criteria established in the regulations and should be emailed to the address identified in ADDRESSES. Objections must include: (1) Precise identification of the specific data the commenter believes are inaccurate, (2) new proposed data upon which the commenter believes EPA should rely instead, and (3) the reasons why EPA should rely on the commenter’s proposed data and not the data referenced in this notice. EPA notes that an allocation or lack of allocation of allowances to a given unit does not constitute a determination that CSAPR does or does not apply to PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62861 the unit. EPA also notes that under 40 CFR 97.411(c), 97.511(c), 97.611(c), 97.711(c), and 97.811(c), allocations are subject to potential correction if a unit to which NUSA allowances have been allocated for a given control period is not actually an affected unit as of the start of that control period. (Authority: 40 CFR 97.411(b), 97.511(b), 97.611(b), 97.711(b), and 97.811(b).) Dated: November 1, 2018. Reid P. Harvey, Director, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 2018–26481 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL 9987–33–Region 8] Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs: ACM Smelter and Refinery Site, Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of proposed agreement; request for public comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’) notice is hereby given of the proposed settlement under section 122 (h)(1) of CERCLA, between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Atlantic Richfield Company and ARCO Environmental Remediation, LLC (Settling Parties). The proposed Settlement Agreement requires the Settling Parties to reimburse the EPA for past response costs. The Settling Parties will pay ($851,393.17) within 30 days after the effective date of the Proposed Agreement to the EPA. The Settling Parties consent to and will not contest the authority of the United States to enter into the Agreement or to implement or enforce its terms. The Settling Parties recognize that the Agreement has been negotiated in good faith and that the Agreement is entered into without the admission or adjudication of any issue of fact or law. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 4, 2019. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the agreement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 62862 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices withdraw its consent to the agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. ADDRESSES: The proposed agreement and additional background information relating to the agreement, as well as the Agency’s response to any comments are or will be available for public inspection at the EPA Superfund Record Center, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado, by appointment. Comments and requests for a copy of the proposed agreement should be addressed to Maureen O’Reilly, Senior Enforcement Specialist, Environmental Protection Agency-Region 8, Mail Code 8ENF–RC, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202, and should reference the ACM Smelter and Refinery Superfund Site, EPA Docket No. CERCLA–08–2019– 0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Naftz, Enforcement Attorney, Legal Enforcement Program, Environmental Protection AgencyRegion 8, Mail Code 8ENF–L, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202, (303) 312–6942. Dated: November 16, 2018. Suzanne Bohan, Assistant Regional Administrator, Office of Enforcement, Compliance and Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VIII. [FR Doc. 2018–26484 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–XXXX] 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 of 1995 (PRA), 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; khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 Office of Management and Budget (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 February 4, 2019. 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 Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Nicole.ongele@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele, (202) 418–2991. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–XXXX. Title: Creation of Interstitial 12.5 Kilohertz Channels in the 800 MHz Band Between 809–817/854–862 MHz. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: New information collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 700 respondents, 350 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours. Frequency of Response: One-time reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154, 301, 303, and 332 of the Communications Act of 1934. Total Annual Burden: 700 hours. Total Annual Cost: No Cost. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for applicants filing applications to license channels in the 809–817/854–862 MHz band segment (800 MHz Mid-Band) to include PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 confidential information with their application. Nonetheless, there is a need for confidentiality with respect to all applications filed with the Commission through its Universal Licensing System (ULS). Although ULS stores all information pertaining to the individual license via an FCC Registration Number (FRN), confidential information is accessible only by persons or entities that hold the password for each account, and the Commission’s licensing staff. Information on private land mobile radio licensees is maintained in the Commission’s system of records, FCC/ WTB–1, ‘‘Wireless Services Licensing Records.’’ The licensee records will be publicly available and routinely used in accordance with subsection (b) of the Privacy Act. TIN Numbers and material which is afforded confidential treatment pursuant to a request made under 47 CFR 0.459 will not be available for Public inspection. Any personally identifiable information (PII) that individual applicants provide is covered by a system of records, FCC/WTB–1, ‘‘Wireless Services Licensing Records,’’ and these and all other records may be disclosed pursuant to the Routine Uses as stated in this system of records notice. Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted as a new collection after this 60-day comment period to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to obtain the full threeyear clearance. Section 90.621(d)(4) adopted in the Commission’s Report and Order FCC 18–143 requires an applicant to include a letter of concurrence from an incumbent licensee if the applicant files an application which causes contour overlap under a forward analysis or receives contour overlap under a reciprocal analysis when the applicant seeks to license channels in the 800 MHz Mid-Band. In the case of the forward analysis, the incumbent licensee must agree in its concurrence letter to accept any interference that occurs as a result of the contour overlap. In the case of the reciprocal analysis, the incumbent licensee must state in its concurrence letter that it does not object to the applicant receiving contour overlap from the incumbent’s facility. The purpose of requiring applicants to obtain letters of concurrence if their application causes contour overlap under a forward analysis or receives contour overlap under a reciprocal analysis is to ensure incumbents in the 800 MHz Mid-Band are aware of the contour overlap before an application is granted. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 234 (Thursday, December 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62861-62862]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-26484]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL 9987-33-Region 8]


Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs: ACM 
Smelter and Refinery Site, Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of proposed agreement; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of section 122(h)(1) of 
the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability 
Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA'') notice is hereby given of the 
proposed settlement under section 122 (h)(1) of CERCLA, between the 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Atlantic Richfield Company 
and ARCO Environmental Remediation, LLC (Settling Parties). The 
proposed Settlement Agreement requires the Settling Parties to 
reimburse the EPA for past response costs. The Settling Parties will 
pay ($851,393.17) within 30 days after the effective date of the 
Proposed Agreement to the EPA. The Settling Parties consent to and will 
not contest the authority of the United States to enter into the 
Agreement or to implement or enforce its terms. The Settling Parties 
recognize that the Agreement has been negotiated in good faith and that 
the Agreement is entered into without the admission or adjudication of 
any issue of fact or law.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 4, 2019. For 
thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the 
Agency will receive written comments relating to the agreement. The 
Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or

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withdraw its consent to the agreement if comments received disclose 
facts or considerations that indicate that the agreement is 
inappropriate, improper, or inadequate.

ADDRESSES: The proposed agreement and additional background information 
relating to the agreement, as well as the Agency's response to any 
comments are or will be available for public inspection at the EPA 
Superfund Record Center, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado, by 
appointment. Comments and requests for a copy of the proposed agreement 
should be addressed to Maureen O'Reilly, Senior Enforcement Specialist, 
Environmental Protection Agency-Region 8, Mail Code 8ENF-RC, 1595 
Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202, and should reference the ACM 
Smelter and Refinery Superfund Site, EPA Docket No. CERCLA-08-2019-
0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Naftz, Enforcement Attorney, 
Legal Enforcement Program, Environmental Protection Agency-Region 8, 
Mail Code 8ENF-L, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202, (303) 
312-6942.

    Dated: November 16, 2018.
Suzanne Bohan,
Assistant Regional Administrator, Office of Enforcement, Compliance and 
Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 
VIII.
[FR Doc. 2018-26484 Filed 12-4-18; 8:45 am]
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