Notice of Lodging of Modification of Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 28844 [E8-11073]

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In its Complaint filed May 11, 2006, the United States alleged that Rohm and Haas Texas Inc. (‘‘Rohm and Haas’’) violated Clean Water Act section 301, 33 U.S.C. 1311, by discharging pollutants in excess of permit effluent limits; violated Clean Air Act section 112(d), 42 U.S.C. 7412(d), by failing to comply with the requirements of the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (‘‘NESHAPS’’), 40 CFR Part 63; and violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act section 3008(a) and (g), 42 U.S.C. 6928(a) and (g), by failing to comply with the provisions of the federally approved Texas hazardous waste management program. The alleged violations occurred at a chemical manufacturing complex owned and operated by Rohm and Haas located in Deer Park, Texas (‘‘the facility’’). The United States sought injunctive relief and civil penalties to address these violations. On August 10, 2006, the court entered a Consent Decree in the matter (‘‘the 2006 Consent Decree’’) which required Rohm and Haas to pay a civil penalty of $485,000 and implement a supplemental environmental project (‘‘SEP’’). The SEP required by the 2006 Consent Decree involved the purchase of at least 300 acres of coastal wetlands and associated upland prairie in the Texas Galveston Bay Watershed (‘‘the Conservation Property’’) and the transfer of the Conservation Property to a nonprofit for conservation. The Consent Decree also required monitoring of CWA compliance. If Rohm and Haas violates the effluent limits in its permit, the Consent Decree requires the company to take action to prevent future violations. Under the 2006 Consent Decree, Rohm and Haas paid the civil penalty of $485,000 and began implementing a SEP. The 2006 Consent Decree provided for implementation of the SEP by transfer of the Conservation Property to a private non-profit organization. The proposed Agreement and Order would modify the SEP requirements of the 2006 Consent Decree to add the option of allowing Rohm and Haas to transfer the Conservation Property to a government agency and by allowing some additional time for completion of the SEP. The proposed Agreement and Order would also modify the termination provisions of the 2006 Consent Decree. The United States Department of Justice will receive for a period of five (5) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Agreement and Order. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either e-mailed to pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should reference United States v. Rohm and Haas Texas, Inc., Civil Action No. 4:06-cv-01622, D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1– 06926. The Agreement and Order may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, 919 Milam St., Suite 1500, Houston, TX 77002. During the public comment period, the Agreement and Order may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Agreement and Order 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 number (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 $4.25 (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. Maureen M. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 97 (Monday, May 19, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Modification of Consent Decree Under the 
Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Resource Conservation and 
Recovery Act

    Notice is hereby given that on May 13, 2008, a proposed ``Agreement 
And Order Regarding Modification Of The August 10, 2006 Consent 
Decree'' (``Agreement and Order'') in United States of America v. Rohm 
and Haas Texas Inc., Civil Action No. 4:06-cv-01622, was lodged with 
the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
    In its Complaint filed May 11, 2006, the United States alleged that 
Rohm and Haas Texas Inc. (``Rohm and Haas'') violated Clean Water Act 
section 301, 33 U.S.C. 1311, by discharging pollutants in excess of 
permit effluent limits; violated Clean Air Act section 112(d), 42 
U.S.C. 7412(d), by failing to comply with the requirements of the 
national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (``NESHAPS''), 
40 CFR Part 63; and violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
section 3008(a) and (g), 42 U.S.C. 6928(a) and (g), by failing to 
comply with the provisions of the federally approved Texas hazardous 
waste management program. The alleged violations occurred at a chemical 
manufacturing complex owned and operated by Rohm and Haas located in 
Deer Park, Texas (``the facility''). The United States sought 
injunctive relief and civil penalties to address these violations.
    On August 10, 2006, the court entered a Consent Decree in the 
matter (``the 2006 Consent Decree'') which required Rohm and Haas to 
pay a civil penalty of $485,000 and implement a supplemental 
environmental project (``SEP''). The SEP required by the 2006 Consent 
Decree involved the purchase of at least 300 acres of coastal wetlands 
and associated upland prairie in the Texas Galveston Bay Watershed 
(``the Conservation Property'') and the transfer of the Conservation 
Property to a non-profit for conservation. The Consent Decree also 
required monitoring of CWA compliance. If Rohm and Haas violates the 
effluent limits in its permit, the Consent Decree requires the company 
to take action to prevent future violations.
    Under the 2006 Consent Decree, Rohm and Haas paid the civil penalty 
of $485,000 and began implementing a SEP. The 2006 Consent Decree 
provided for implementation of the SEP by transfer of the Conservation 
Property to a private non-profit organization. The proposed Agreement 
and Order would modify the SEP requirements of the 2006 Consent Decree 
to add the option of allowing Rohm and Haas to transfer the 
Conservation Property to a government agency and by allowing some 
additional time for completion of the SEP. The proposed Agreement and 
Order would also modify the termination provisions of the 2006 Consent 
Decree.
    The United States Department of Justice will receive for a period 
of five (5) days from the date of this publication comments relating to 
the Agreement and Order. 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 
reference United States v. Rohm and Haas Texas, Inc., Civil Action No. 
4:06-cv-01622, D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-1-1-06926.
    The Agreement and Order may be examined at the Office of the United 
States Attorney, 919 Milam St., Suite 1500, Houston, TX 77002. During 
the public comment period, the Agreement and Order may also be examined 
on the following Department of Justice Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/
enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Agreement and Order 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 
number (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 $4.25 (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.

Maureen M. Katz,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. E8-11073 Filed 5-16-08; 8:45 am]
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