Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, RCRA, and EPCRA, 77062 [E8-29958]

Download as PDF 77062 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 244 / Thursday, December 18, 2008 / Notices 332–502, Sub-Saharan African Textile and Apparel Inputs: Potential for Competitive Production, from January 17, 2009 to January 16, 2009. The revised schedule reflecting this change is set out immediately below. All other requirements and procedures set out in the November 19, 2008 notice continue to apply (73 FR 71682). DATES: January 15, 2009: Deadline for filing request to appear at the public hearing. January 16, 2009: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and statements. January 29, 2009: Public hearing. February 12, 2009: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements. February 24, 2009: Deadline for filing all other written submissions. May 15, 2009: Transmittal of Commission report to the appropriate congressional committees and the Comptroller General. 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By order of the Commission. William R. Bishop, Hearing and Meetings Coordinator. [FR Doc. E8–29962 Filed 12–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, RCRA, and EPCRA Under 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on December 1, 2008, a proposed Consent Decree in the United VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:51 Dec 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 States v. Shintech Incorporated and KBin Inc., Civil Action No. 4:08-cv-3519, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. In its Complaint, the United States alleged that Shintech Incorporated and/ or K-Bin Inc. (‘‘Defendants’’), at their facilities in Freeport, Texas, violated the provisions of the Clean Air Act that regulate industrial refrigerants to protect the stratospheric ozone layer; the hazardous waste management provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (‘‘RCRA’’); the permit requirement of the Clean Water Act; and the provisions of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-toKnow Act (‘‘EPCRA’’) that require annual reports on materials present at regulated facilities. Under the Consent Decree, Defendants will (1) pay a civil penalty of $2.585 million; (2) spend an estimated $4.8 million on injunctive relief; and (3) spend at least $4.7 million on three supplemental environmental projects (‘‘SEPs’’). To address the Clean Air Act violations, Defendants will replace six refrigeration equipment with units that use non-ozone depleting refrigerants; conduct training programs for employees that service, maintain, or repair refrigeration equipment; and conduct third-party audits of its facilities. To ensure compliance with RCRA, Shintech has agreed to close two hazardous waste management units and install an aboveground tank system to prevent the storage or disposal of hazardous waste on land. Shintech has already corrected the Clean Water Act and EPCRA violations. All three SEPs will be performed by Shintech. Two are designed to reduce air pollution and the third is designed to improve water quality. First, Shintech has agreed, for a period of at least two years, to implement and manage a recycling program in the City of Houston that will collect, recycle, and dispose of residential, refrigerantcontaining appliances containing ozone depleting substances. Second, Shintech will upgrade five of its polyvinyl chloride (‘‘PVC’’) slurry strippers to reduce its emissions of PVC an estimated 10,000 pounds per year. Third, Shintech will add at least 300 acres of forest and wetlands to the Austin’s Woods preserve (also called the Colombia Bottomlands area), which will be managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The United States Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days, from the date of this publication, comments relating to the PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, or submitted via e-mail to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov, and should refer to the United States v. Shintech Incorporated and K-Bin Inc., DOJ case number 90–5–2–1–08745/1. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree 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 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. If requesting from the Consent Decree Library a full copy of the Consent Decree including all attachments, please enclose a check in the amount of $18.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury. Maureen M. Katz, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, the 
Clean Water Act, RCRA, and EPCRA

    Under 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on December 1, 2008, 
a proposed Consent Decree in the United States v. Shintech Incorporated 
and K-Bin Inc., Civil Action No. 4:08-cv-3519, was lodged with the 
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 
Houston Division.
    In its Complaint, the United States alleged that Shintech 
Incorporated and/or K-Bin Inc. (``Defendants''), at their facilities in 
Freeport, Texas, violated the provisions of the Clean Air Act that 
regulate industrial refrigerants to protect the stratospheric ozone 
layer; the hazardous waste management provisions of the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (``RCRA''); the permit requirement of the 
Clean Water Act; and the provisions of the Emergency Planning and 
Community Right-to-Know Act (``EPCRA'') that require annual reports on 
materials present at regulated facilities.
    Under the Consent Decree, Defendants will (1) pay a civil penalty 
of $2.585 million; (2) spend an estimated $4.8 million on injunctive 
relief; and (3) spend at least $4.7 million on three supplemental 
environmental projects (``SEPs'').
    To address the Clean Air Act violations, Defendants will replace 
six refrigeration equipment with units that use non-ozone depleting 
refrigerants; conduct training programs for employees that service, 
maintain, or repair refrigeration equipment; and conduct third-party 
audits of its facilities. To ensure compliance with RCRA, Shintech has 
agreed to close two hazardous waste management units and install an 
aboveground tank system to prevent the storage or disposal of hazardous 
waste on land. Shintech has already corrected the Clean Water Act and 
EPCRA violations.
    All three SEPs will be performed by Shintech. Two are designed to 
reduce air pollution and the third is designed to improve water 
quality. First, Shintech has agreed, for a period of at least two 
years, to implement and manage a recycling program in the City of 
Houston that will collect, recycle, and dispose of residential, 
refrigerant-containing appliances containing ozone depleting 
substances. Second, Shintech will upgrade five of its polyvinyl 
chloride (``PVC'') slurry strippers to reduce its emissions of PVC an 
estimated 10,000 pounds per year. Third, Shintech will add at least 300 
acres of forest and wetlands to the Austin's Woods preserve (also 
called the Colombia Bottomlands area), which will be managed by the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    The United States Department of Justice will receive for a period 
of thirty (30) days, from the date of this publication, comments 
relating to the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, 
or submitted via e-mail to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov, and should 
refer to the United States v. Shintech Incorporated and K-Bin Inc., DOJ 
case number 90-5-2-1-08745/1.
    During the public comment period, the Consent Decree 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 
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. If requesting from the Consent 
Decree Library a full copy of the Consent Decree including all 
attachments, please enclose a check in the amount of $18.25 (25 cents 
per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury.

Maureen M. Katz,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
 [FR Doc. E8-29958 Filed 12-17-08; 8:45 am]
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