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Letter ReceivedThe EPA is providing notice of a final determination to deny an administrative petition submitted by EarthJustice, on behalf of the Sierra Club and the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
The EPA issued an earlier notice tentatively denying this same petition in January 2011 and solicited written comments on this tentative decision. The petition requested EPA to review the final rule for ``Regulation of Oil-Bearing Hazardous Secondary Materials From the Petroleum Refining Industry Processed in a Gasification System To Produce Synthesis Gas,'' published in the Federal Register on Jan. 2, 2008.
The EPA has considered the petition, along with information contained in the rulemaking docket, as well as the five public comments received on the tentative denial. After evaluating all of this information, the EPA has decided to issue a final determination denying the petition.
In a letter from EPA Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus dated April 3, 2012, EPA provided the petitioner with its final decision to deny the administrative petition. The letter, which is can be found here, explains the EPA's reasons for denying the petition, as well as discussing the other comments received on the tentative denial.