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This proposed consent decree would resolve a lawsuit alleging that the Administrator failed to perform a nondiscretionary duty to grant or deny, within 60 days of submission, an administrative petition to object to a CAA Title V permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Luminant Generation Company to operate the Sandow 5 Generating Plant, a power plant located in Milam County, Texas. Under the proposed consent decree, EPA would agree to respond to the petition by January 15, 2013. In addition, the proposed consent decree further states that following signature, EPA shall expeditiously deliver notice of such action to the Office of the Federal Register for publication and, if EPA's response includes the granting of any portion of the petition in whole or in part, EPA shall promptly transmit the response to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Plaintiffs and EPA agree that this Consent Decree shall constitute a complete and final settlement of all claims that Plaintiffs have asserted against the United States, including EPA, under any provision of law in connection with
For a period of thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will accept written comments relating to the proposed consent decree from persons who were not named as parties or intervenors to the litigation in question. EPA or the Department of Justice may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed consent decree if the comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate that such consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the Act. Unless EPA or the Department of Justice determines that consent to this consent decree should be withdrawn, the terms of the consent decree will be affirmed.
The official public docket for this action (identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OGC-2012-0847) contains a copy of the proposed consent decree. The official public docket is available for public viewing at the Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket in the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OEI Docket is (202) 566-1752.
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