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Proposed Settlement; Gasoline Distribution NESHAP Litigation

[Federal Register: November 15, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 222)]
[Page 58547-58548]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[FRL 5652-3]

Proposed Settlement; Gasoline Distribution NESHAP Litigation

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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


SUMMARY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act 
(``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement of American 
Petroleum Institute v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 95-
1098 (D.C. Cir.).
    This case involves a challenge to the final rule, entitled 
``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source 
Categories: Gasoline Distribution (Stage 1),'' that established limits 
for emissions of various hazardous air pollutants from gasoline bulk 
terminals and gasoline pipeline breakout stations under section 112(d) 
of the Act. 59 F.R. 64,303 (Dec. 14, 1994). The major action the 
Environmental Protection Agency (the Agency) would take under this 
proposed settlement would be to modify the emissions estimation 
formulas in the rule to reflect additional hazardous air pollutant 
emissions at gasoline bulk terminals and pipeline breakout

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stations, thereby increasing the accuracy and utility of the formulas.
    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 from persons who were not named as parties to the 
litigation in question. The Agency or the Department of Justice may 
withhold or withdraw consent to the proposed settlement 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, which includes the 
revised emissions estimation formulas, are available from Jacqueline 
Jordan, Cross-Cutting Issues Division (2322), Office of General 
Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street, S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20460, (202) 260-7622. Written comments should be sent 
to Jonathan Averback, Air and Radiation Division, Office of General 
Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street, S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20460 and must be submitted on or before December 16, 
    Copies of the settlement also are available through the Technology 
Transfer Network (``TTN''), which is an Agency electronic bulletin 
board that may be accessed by dialing (919) 541-5472 for up to a 14,400 
baud modem; this service is free except for the cost of the phone call. 
The TTN is also available on the Internet (access: http://
ttnwww.rtpnc.epa.gov). If more information on the TTN is needed, call 
the HELP line at (919) 541-5472.

    Dated: November 4, 1996.
Scott C. Fulton,
Acting Assistant Administrator and General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 96-29354 Filed 11-14-96; 8:45 am]

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