Notice of Lodging of Modification of Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act, 50124 [07-4251]

Download as PDF 50124 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 168 / Thursday, August 30, 2007 / Notices obtained from the law firm’s clients and not obtained under the APO. By order of the Commission. Issued: August 27, 2007. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–17188 Filed 8–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Modification of Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act Notice is hereby given that on August 15, 2007, a proposed Modification of Consent Decree (‘‘Modification’’) in United States of America v. Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Compania de Aguas de Puerto Rico, Inc., Civil Action No. 01–1709 (JAF) was lodged with the United States Court for the District of Puerto Rico. The Consent Decree requires the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (‘‘PRASA’’) to, among other things, develop and implement a system-wide operation and maintenance plan (‘‘OMP’’) for all pump station facilities in Puerto Rico owned or operated by PRASA. The Consent Decree requires PRASA to draft and implement this OMP in accordance with a schedule set forth in ¶13. The proposed Modification seeks to replace the schedule set forth in ¶13 with a new schedule that includes deadlines for phasing in interim and final portions of the OMP, and requires complete implementation by December 31, 2010. In addition, the Consent Decree requires PRASA to perform a ‘‘Supplemental Environmental Project’’ (‘‘SEP’’). The Modification affects the last activity/milestone of this SEP, listed in Appendix E of the Consent Decree, entitled ‘‘Work Plan Supplemental Environmental Project.’’ To date, PRASA has completed the first three milestones to be performed. In an effort to clarify PRASA’s obligations in implementing the SEP, the parties have agreed to modify the last activity/ milestone listed in Appendix E to provide for completion dates for the SEP projects. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Modification of Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either e-mailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:38 Aug 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States v. PRASA, D.J. Ref. 90–5–1–1– 06475/1. The proposed Modification of Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, Federal Office Building, Rm. 10, Carlos ´ E. Chardon Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and at U.S. EPA Region II, 290 Broadway, New York, New York. During the public comment period, the Modification of Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ ConsentlDecrees.html. A copy of the Modification of Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 or by faxing or emailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $1.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if by e-mail or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the stated address. Ellen Mahan, Deputy Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resource Division. [FR Doc. 07–4251 Filed 8–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act Notice is hereby given that on August 16, 2007, a proposed Addendum to the Consent Decree (‘‘Addendum’’) in United States v. Valero Energy Company, et al., Civil Action No. SA– 07–CA–0683, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. In this action, the United States sought a civil penalty and injunctive relief for violations of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401, et seq., and its implementing regulations, in connection with the petroleum refineries that settling Defendant Premcor Refining Group Inc. operates in Memphis, Tennessee and Port Arthur, Texas, and that settling Defendant Lima Refining Company operates in Lima, Ohio. Specifically, the United States alleged violations of the New Source Performance Standards for petroleum PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 refineries and the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Benzene Waste Operations. The Addendum requires Defendant Premcor Refining Group, Inc. and Defendant Lima Refining Company to implement injunctive relief to improve their refineries’ performance, including reducing emissions from major refinery units, reducing the flaring of process upset gasses, improving leak detection and repair procedures, and improving the management of benzene wastewater streams. The Addendum also requires the Defendants to pay a $4.25 million civil penalty to the United States, the State of Ohio, and Memphis-Shelby County Health Department. The United States will receive $2.7 million of the civil penalty. The Addendum also requires the Defendants to perform several Supplemental Environmental Projects with a total value of $4.25 million. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the proposed Addendum to the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either e-mailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov, or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States v. Premcor Refining Group, Inc. et al, D.J. Ref. # 90–5–2–1–06811/1. The Addendum may be examined at: The Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, 601 NW Loop 410, Suite 600, San Antonio, Texas 78216 (contact AUSA Susan Biggs); U.S. EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas, 75202 (contact Patricia Welton); U.S. EPA Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia, 30303–8960 (contact Marlene Tucker); and U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Blvd. (C–13J), Chicago, Illinois, 60604 (contact Mary T. McAuliffe). During the public comment period, the Consent Decree also may be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Consent Decree also may be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $30.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Modification of Consent Decree Under the 
Clean Water Act

    Notice is hereby given that on August 15, 2007, a proposed 
Modification of Consent Decree (``Modification'') in United States of 
America v. Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, The Commonwealth 
of Puerto Rico and Compania de Aguas de Puerto Rico, Inc., Civil Action 
No. 01-1709 (JAF) was lodged with the United States Court for the 
District of Puerto Rico. The Consent Decree requires the Puerto Rico 
Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (``PRASA'') to, among other things, 
develop and implement a system-wide operation and maintenance plan 
(``OMP'') for all pump station facilities in Puerto Rico owned or 
operated by PRASA. The Consent Decree requires PRASA to draft and 
implement this OMP in accordance with a schedule set forth in ]13. The 
proposed Modification seeks to replace the schedule set forth in ]13 
with a new schedule that includes deadlines for phasing in interim and 
final portions of the OMP, and requires complete implementation by 
December 31, 2010.
    In addition, the Consent Decree requires PRASA to perform a 
``Supplemental Environmental Project'' (``SEP''). The Modification 
affects the last activity/milestone of this SEP, listed in Appendix E 
of the Consent Decree, entitled ``Work Plan Supplemental Environmental 
Project.'' To date, PRASA has completed the first three milestones to 
be performed. In an effort to clarify PRASA's obligations in 
implementing the SEP, the parties have agreed to modify the last 
activity/milestone listed in Appendix E to provide for completion dates 
for the SEP projects.
    The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication comments relating to the 
Modification of Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
and either e-mailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. 
Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and 
should refer to United States v. PRASA, D.J. Ref. 90-5-1-1-06475/1.
    The proposed Modification of Consent Decree may be examined at the 
Office of the United States Attorney, Federal Office Building, Rm. 10, 
Carlos E. Chard[oacute]n Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and at U.S. EPA 
Region II, 290 Broadway, New York, New York. During the public comment 
period, the Modification of Consent Decree may also be examined on the 
following Department of Justice Web site, http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/
Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Modification of Consent Decree may 
also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 
7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611 or by 
faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood 
(tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514-0097, phone confirmation 
number (202) 514-1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree 
Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $1.50 (25 cents per 
page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if by e-mail 
or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at 
the stated address.

Ellen Mahan,
Deputy Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resource Division.
[FR Doc. 07-4251 Filed 8-29-07; 8:45 am]
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