Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement to resolve a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club, the National Parks Conservation Association, and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center (collectively ``Plaintiffs'') in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington: Sierra Club, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 2:10- cv-01872-RSL (W.D. Wash.). Plaintiffs filed a deadline suit to compel the Administrator to respond to an administrative petition seeking EPA's objection to a CAA Title V operating permit issued by the Southwest Clean Air Agency to Transalta Centralia Generation L.L.C. (``Transalta'') for its coal-fired power plant in Centralia, Washington. The proposed settlement agreement states that EPA intends to respond to the petition by April 29, 2011.
Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public Teleconference
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public teleconference of the HSRB to discuss its draft report from the April 13-14, 2011 HSRB meeting, and consider a draft letter from an HSRB workgroup on providing research participants with individualized study results measuring the amount of antimicrobial cleaning products on participants' skin and the amount they breathe in while mopping floors.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Revisions to the Air Pollution Control Rules
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the North Dakota State Implementation Plan that the Governor of North Dakota submitted with a letter dated April 6, 2009. The revisions affect North Dakota's air pollution control rules regarding general provisions (including rules regarding shutdowns and malfunctions), ambient air quality standards, emissions of particulate matter, permitting, and fees. In addition, EPA is proposing administrative corrections to the regulatory text for North Dakota that will be codified in the Code of Federal Regulations; we made errors in the identification of plan table when we approved the North Dakota State Implementation Plan revisions for Interstate Transport of pollution, which the Governor also submitted on April 6, 2009. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.