[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 140 (Friday, July 19, 1996)]
[Page 37741]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-18181]



Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Notice of Revocation for 
Technician Certification Programs

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of revocation.


SUMMARY: Through this action EPA is announcing the revocation of six 
programs previously approved to provide the technician certification 
exam in accordance with the regulations promulgated at 40 CFR 82.161. 
These six programs--AcuPro Refrigerant Recovery located in Phoenix, 
Arizona; Country Trade School located in Melbourne, Florida; Dundalk 
Community College located in Baltimore, Maryland; Northeast Institute 
located in Buffalo, New York; National Training Center located in 
Newport Beach, California; and National Training Fund located in 
Alexandria, Virginia--were issued letters of revocation on June 11, 
1996, that included an explanation of the basis for EPA's decision.
    These six programs have not complied with the recordkeeping and 
reporting requirements established for all technician certification 
programs pursuant to section 608 of the Clean Air Act Amendments (the 
Act). In accordance with those requirements, all approved technician 
certification programs must submit an activity report to EPA on a semi-
annual basis. EPA sent to each of the above programs an information 
collection request issued pursuant to section 114(a) of the Act, in 
which EPA requested that the programs submit the required activity 
report. That information request indicated that failure to respond 
could result in revocation. Subsequent attempts by EPA to contact these 
programs were unsuccessful.
    In accordance with 40 CFR 82.161(e), EPA revoked approval of these 
programs on June 11, 1996. These programs are no longer authorized to 
certify technicians or issue valid certification credentials. However, 
technicians certified by these programs during the period that the 
programs operated an EPA-approved program will remain certified in 
accordance with 40 CFR 82.161(a).

DATES: The six programs listed above had their approval as a technician 
certification programs revoked, effective June 11, 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Newberg, Program Implementation 
Branch, Stratospheric Protection Division, Office of Atmospheric 
Programs, Office of Air and Radiation (6205-J), 401 M Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20460. The Stratospheric Ozone Information Hotline at 1-
800-296-1996 can also be contacted for further information.

    Dated: July 2, 1996.
Paul M. Stolpman,
Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs.
[FR Doc. 96-18181 Filed 7-18-96; 8:45 am]