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>[Federal Register: March 25, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 57)]
>[Page 14139-14140]
>>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
>Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
>AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
>ACTION: Notice of proposed consent decree; request for public comment.
>SUMMARY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act as 
>amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a 
>proposed consent decree in the following case: Sierra Club, National 
>Wildlife Federation, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc. v. Carol M. 
>Browner, Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 
>No. 96-1680 (D.C. Cir.). This action was filed under section 304(a)(2) 
>of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7604(a)(2), contesting EPA's alleged failure to 
>meet mandatory deadlines under sections 112(m)(5) and (m)(6) of the 
>Act, 42 U.S.C. 7412(m)(5) and (m)(6), which concern the atmospheric 
>deposition of hazardous air pollutants to the Great Lakes, the 
>Chesapeake Bay, Lake Champlain and the coastal waters of the United 
>States. The proposed consent decree provides that EPA shall take 
>certain actions under those provisions in accordance with specified 
>    For a period of thirty (30) days following the date of publication 
>of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to 
>the proposed consent decree from persons who were not named as parties 
>to the litigation in question. EPA or the Department of
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>Justice (``DOJ'') may withhold or withdraw consent to the proposed 
>consent decree if the comments disclose facts or circumstances that 
>indicate that such consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or 
>inconsistent with the requirements of the Act. Unless EPA or DOJ 
>determines, following the comment period, that consent is 
>inappropriate, the final consent decree will establish deadlines for 
>specific actions under sections 112 (m)(5) and (m)(6) of the Act.
>    A copy of the proposed consent decree was lodged with the Clerk of 
>the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on March 
>14, 1997. A copy of the proposed consent decree is also available from 
>Phyllis J. Cochran, 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 Michael W. Thrift at the above address and must be submitted on 
>or before April 24, 1997.
>    Dated: March 18, 1997.
>Scott C. Fulton,
>Acting General Counsel.
>[FR Doc. 97-7372 Filed 3-24-97; 8:45 am]
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