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[Federal Register: May 13, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 92)]


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Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Petition for Review

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

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

SUMMARY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended, (the ``Act''), this is a notice of a proposed settlement agreement, which the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') lodged with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on April 28, 1999, in consolidated lawsuits filedby the Chemical Manufacturers Association, the Environmental Technology Council and the Hazardous Waste Management Association under section 307(b) the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7607(b) (Chemical Manufacturers Association v Environmental Protection Agency, Case No. 96-1305, Consolidated with Nos. 96-1306 and 96-1308). The consolidated lawsuit concerns requests for judicial review of the final rule entitled ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations,'' 61FR 34,140 (July 1, 1996) (``OSWRO NESHAP''), promulgated by EPA. The Petitioners' primary contention is that there is significant overlap in terms of the facilities subject to the rule between the OSWRO NESHAP and subpart CC of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act rules governing the operation of treatment, storage and disposal facilities and that, therefore, the two rules need to be consistent with one another. The proposed settlement agreement provides that EPA shall propose to amend the OSWRO NESHAP so as to substantially conform its requirements to those of subpart CC.

For a period of thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this document, you may submit written comments relating to the proposed settlement agreement if you were not named as a party to the litigation in question. EPA or the Department of Justice may withhold or withdraw consent to the proposed settlement agreement for the comments disclose facts of circumstances that indicate that sush consent is approrat the Act.

EPA lodged a copy of the proposed settlement agreement with the Clerk of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on April 28, 1999. You may also obtain a copy from Hylilis Cocharan, Air and Radiation Law office (2344), Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460. Send written comments to Richard H. Vetter, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Comments must arrive no later than June 14, 1999.

Dated: May 7, 1946 Lisa K. Friedman,

Acting General Counsel.

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