[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 104 (Wednesday, May 29, 1996)]
[Notices]
[Page 26903]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-13433]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[FRL-5511-3]


Proposed Settlement Agreement, Determinations of Attainment of 
the Ozone Standard by Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania and 
Reading, Pennsylvania Ozone Nonattainment Areas

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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

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SUMMARY: Inaccordance with Section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act 
(``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement 
concerning litigation instituted against the Environmental Protection 
Agency (``EPA'') regarding EPA's July 19, 1995 determinations regarding 
the attainment of the ozone standard by the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, 
Pennsylvania, and Reading, Pennsylvania ozone nonattainment areas and 
the applicability of certain pollution control requirements, 60 Fed. 
Reg. 37,015 (July 19, 1995). Delaware Valley Citizens' Council for 
Clean Air v. Browner, No. 95-3494 (3rd Cir.) and Delaware Valley 
Citizens' Council for Clean Air v. Browner, No. 96-3086 (3rd Cir.).
    The proposed settlement agreement provides that, no later than June 
30, 1996, the EPA Regional Administrator, Region 3, will sign a notice 
of final rulemaking concerning the proposed Revocation of Determination 
of Attainment of Ozone Standard by the Pittsburgh-Beaver Ozone 
Nonattainment and Reinstatement of Applicability of Certain Reasonable 
Further Progress and Attainment Demonstration Requirements. 61 Fed. 
Reg. 5360 (Feb. 12, 1996). The proposed agreement also provides that, 
no later than July 31, 1996, the EPA Regional Administrator, Region 3, 
shall sign a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing action on the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's request, submitted November 12, 1993, 
for EPA to redesignate to attainment for ozone the Reading, 
Pennsylvania ozone nonattainment area; and that the EPA Regional 
Administrator, Region 3 shall sign a notice of final rulemaking 
concerning the above request no later than December 31, 1996.
    For a period of thirty [30] days following the date of publication 
of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to 
the settlement. EPA or the Department of Justice may withhold or 
withdraw consent to the proposed settlement agreement if the comments 
disclose facts or circumstances that indicate that such consent is 
inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the 
requirements of the Act.
    Copies of the settlement agreement are available from Sonja Lee, 
Air and Radiation Division (2344), Office of General Counsel, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20460 (202) 260-7606. Written comments should be sent to Kendra Sagoff 
at the above address and must be submitted on or before June 28, 1996.

    Dated: May 22, 1996.
Scott Fulton,
Acting General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 96-13433 Filed 5-28-96; 8:45 am]
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