Notice Of Public Comment Period for Proposed Clean Water Act Consent Decree, 53796 [07-4648]

Download as PDF 53796 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 182 / Thursday, September 20, 2007 / Notices Defendant to restore the impacted areas and to pay a civil penalty. The Department of Justice will accept written comments relating to this proposed Consent Decree for thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this Notice. Please address comments to Patricia R. Cangemi, 600 U.S. Courthouse, 300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415 and refer to United States v. Randy Johnson, Civ. No. 07–1048, DJ # 90–5–1–1–18123. The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Clerk’s Office, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 202 U.S. Courthouse, 300 S. 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415. In addition, the proposed Consent Decree may be viewed at http://www.usdoj.gov/ enrd/Consent_Decree.html. Scott Schachter, Assistant Chief, Environmental Defense Section, Environment & Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–4647 Filed 9–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Notice Of Public Comment Period for Proposed Clean Water Act Consent Decree Under 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that, for a period of 30 days, the United States will receive public comments on a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. The Meridian Resource & Exploration LLC et al. (‘‘Meridian Consent Decree’’) (Civil Action No. 07–1482), which was lodged with the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana on September 6, 2007. This proposed Consent Decree was lodged simultaneously with the Complaint in this Clean Water Act case against The Meridian Resource & Exploration LLC and Louisiana Onshore Properties LLC (collectively, ‘‘Meridian’’). The Complaint alleges that Meridian is civilly liable for violations of the Clean Water Act (‘‘CWA’’), 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (‘‘OPA’’), 33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq. The Complaint seeks civil penalties and injunctive relief for five unauthorized discharges of crude oil into navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines from Meridian’s operations at the Weeks Island field in Iberia Parish, Louisiana. In particular, the Complaint alleges that approximately 747 barrels of crude oil were discharged from two pipelines and an oil well owned by Louisiana Onshore Properties LLC and operated by The Meridian Resource & Exploration LLC. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Sep 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 The Discharges occurred between approximately November 2005 and November 1, 2006. Under the settlement, Meridian will take a number of actions to enhance its efforts to inspect, monitor, maintain, and repair its Weeks Island facilities in order to prevent and respond more quickly to future unauthorized discharges. In addition, Meridian will pay a civil penalty of $504,000. Comments should be addressed to the Acting Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and may be submitted to: P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, or via email to pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov. and should refer to United States v. The Meridian Resource & Exploration LLC et al., D.J. Ref. 90– 5–1–1–08993. The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, Western District of Louisiana, 800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2200, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501. During the public comment period the Meridian 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 Meridian 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 $7.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury. an importer of the basic classes of controlled substances listed in schedule I and II: Drug Heroin (9200) ............................... Cocaine (9041) ............................. Codeine (9050) ............................. Meperidine (9230) ........................ Methadone (9250) ........................ Morphine (9300) ........................... Schedule I II II II II II The company plans to import these controlled substances for the manufacture of reference standards. No comments or objections have been received. DEA has considered the factors in 21 U.S.C. 823(a) and 952(a) and determined that the registration of Applied Science Labs to import the basic classes of controlled substances is consistent with the public interest and with United States obligations under international treaties, conventions, or protocols in effect on May 1, 1971, at this time. DEA has investigated Applied Science Labs to ensure that the company’s registration is consistent with the public interest. The investigation has included inspection and testing of the company’s physical security systems, verification of the company’s compliance with state and local laws, and a review of the company’s background and history. Therefore, pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 952(a) and 958(a), and in accordance with 21 CFR 1301.34, the above named company is granted registration as an importer of the basic classes of controlled substances listed. Thomas A. Mariani, Jr., Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–4648 Filed 9–19–07; 8:45 am] Dated: September 13, 2007. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice Of Public Comment Period for Proposed Clean Water Act 
Consent Decree

    Under 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that, for a period of 30 
days, the United States will receive public comments on a proposed 
Consent Decree in United States v. The Meridian Resource & Exploration 
LLC et al. (``Meridian Consent Decree'') (Civil Action No. 07-1482), 
which was lodged with the United States District Court for the Western 
District of Louisiana on September 6, 2007.
    This proposed Consent Decree was lodged simultaneously with the 
Complaint in this Clean Water Act case against The Meridian Resource & 
Exploration LLC and Louisiana Onshore Properties LLC (collectively, 
``Meridian''). The Complaint alleges that Meridian is civilly liable 
for violations of the Clean Water Act (``CWA''), 33 U.S.C. 1251 et 
seq., as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (``OPA''), 33 U.S.C. 
2701 et seq. The Complaint seeks civil penalties and injunctive relief 
for five unauthorized discharges of crude oil into navigable waters of 
the United States or adjoining shorelines from Meridian's operations at 
the Weeks Island field in Iberia Parish, Louisiana. In particular, the 
Complaint alleges that approximately 747 barrels of crude oil were 
discharged from two pipelines and an oil well owned by Louisiana 
Onshore Properties LLC and operated by The Meridian Resource & 
Exploration LLC. The Discharges occurred between approximately November 
2005 and November 1, 2006.
    Under the settlement, Meridian will take a number of actions to 
enhance its efforts to inspect, monitor, maintain, and repair its Weeks 
Island facilities in order to prevent and respond more quickly to 
future unauthorized discharges. In addition, Meridian will pay a civil 
penalty of $504,000.
    Comments should be addressed to the Acting Assistant Attorney 
General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and may be 
submitted to: P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 
20044-7611, or via e-mail to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov. and should 
refer to United States v. The Meridian Resource & Exploration LLC et 
al., D.J. Ref. 90-5-1-1-08993.
    The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United 
States Attorney, Western District of Louisiana, 800 Lafayette Street, 
Suite 2200, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501. During the public comment 
period the Meridian 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 Meridian 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 $7.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) 
payable to the U.S. Treasury.

Thomas A. Mariani, Jr.,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 07-4648 Filed 9-19-07; 8:45 am]
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