40 CFR 78.6 - Action on petition for administrative review.

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§ 78.6 Action on petition for administrative review.

(a) If no evidentiary hearing concerning the petition for review is requested or is to be held, the Environmental Appeals Board will issue an order under § 78.20(c) of this part.


(1) The Environmental Appeals Board may grant a request for an evidentiary hearing, or schedule an evidentiary hearing sua sponte, if the Environmental Appeals Board finds that there are disputed issues of fact material to contested portions of the decision and determines, in its discretion, that an opportunity for direct- and cross-examination of witnesses may be necessary in order to resolve these factual issues.

(2) To the extent the Environmental Appeals Board grants a request for an evidentiary hearing, in whole or in part, it will:

(i) Identify the portions of the decision that have been contested, and the disputed factual issues that have been raised by the petitioner with regard to which the evidentiary hearing has been granted; and

(ii) Refer the disputed factual issues to the Chief Administrative Law Judge for decision and, in its discretion, may also refer all or a portion of the remaining legal, policy, or factual issues to the Chief Administrative Law Judge for decision.


(i) After issues are referred to the Chief Administrative Law Judge, he or she will designate an Administrative Law Judge as Presiding Officer to conduct the evidentiary hearing.

(ii) Notwithstanding paragraph (b)(3)(i) of this section, if all parties waive in writing their right to have an Administrative Law Judge designated as the Presiding Officer, the Administrator may designate a lawyer permanently or temporarily employed by EPA and without any prior connection with the proceeding to serve as Presiding Officer.

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Title 40 published on 2015-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 40 CFR Part 78 after this date.

  • 2015-12-03; vol. 80 # 232 - Thursday, December 3, 2015
    1. 80 FR 75706 - Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS
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      Proposed rule.
      Comments must be received on or before January 19, 2016. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), comments on the information collection provisions are best assured of consideration if the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) receives a copy of your comments on or before January 4, 2016. Public hearing. The EPA will be holding one public hearing on the proposed Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The hearing will be held to accept oral comments on the proposal. The hearing will be held on December 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. EST and will conclude at 8 p.m. EST. Additional information for this public hearing is available in a separate Federal Register notice and at http://www2.epa.gov/airmarkets/proposed-cross-state-air-pollution-update-rule .
      40 CFR Parts 52, 78, and 97