Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under The Clean Water Act, 35315-35316 [2013-13913]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 12, 2013 / Notices Anaconda, Montana. Under the terms of the Consent Decree, Atlantic Richfield Company will pay the United States $21,030,000 for EPA’s costs incurred in responding to releases and threatened releases of hazardous substances at the Sites from August 1, 2002 through December 31, 2010, and for the costs of Department of Justice enforcement efforts paid in connection with the Sites and other Superfund sites within Montana’s Clark Fork River Basin from April 29, 2007 through December 31, 2010. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Atlantic Richfield Company, et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–2– 430. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, D.C. 20044–7611. By mail ......... During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http:// www.justice.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.htm. We will provide a paper copy of the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $6.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Robert Brook, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2013–13903 Filed 6–11–13; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Third Amendment to Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On June 5, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Third VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Jun 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 Amendment to 2006 Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in the lawsuit entitled United States and State of Indiana v. City of Indianapolis, Indiana, Civil Action No. 1:06–cv– 01456. On December 19, 2006, the District Court had approved and entered a Consent Decree among the United States, the State of Indiana, and the City of Indianapolis, Indiana, which resolved various alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. The Consent Decree obligated the City of Indianapolis to implement certain combined sewer overflow control measures in accordance with a Long Term Control Plan. Subsequent Consent Decree Amendments refined these obligations. In 2011, the City’s wastewater system was sold to CWA Authority, Inc., an Indiana nonprofit corporation. The proposed Third Amendment to 2006 Consent Decree extends the City’s obligations under the Consent Decree to CWA Authority. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed Third Amendment to 2006 Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Acting Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States and State of Indiana v. City of Indianapolis, Indiana, D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1–07292. All comments must be submitted no later than 30 days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General U.S. DOJ—ENRD P.O. Box 7611 Washington, D.C. 20044– 7611. By mail ......... During the public comment period, the proposed Third Amendment to 2006 Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the proposed Third Amendment to 2006 Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $3.50 (25 cents per page PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35315 reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Maureen M. Katz, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2013–13874 Filed 6–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under The Clean Water Act On June 6, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in the lawsuit entitled United States, State of Florida and State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection v. Miami-Dade County, Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-24400–FAM. The lawsuit was filed against MiamiDade County on December 13, 2012 pursuant to Clean Water Act (‘‘CWA’’) Sections 309(b) and (d) and 504, 33 U.S.C. 1319(b) and (d) and 1364, and the Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Act, Fla. Stat. Chapter 403, seeking penalties and injunctive relief under Sections 301 and 402 of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. 1311 and 1342, and under Fla. Stat. §§ 403.121, 403.131, 403.141 and 403.161 for (1) unpermitted discharges of untreated sewage from the sanitary sewer system into navigable waters and Florida waters; (2) failure to comply with certain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (‘‘NPDES’’) effluent permit conditions; (3) failure to comply with standard NPDES permit conditions, including proper operation and maintenance of the sewer system from December 2007 to the filing of the Complaint; and (4) imminent and substantial endangerment to health and welfare of persons, as well as irreparable injury to human health, waters, and property, including animal, plant and aquatic life of the state, due to the numerous sanitary sewer overflows; and the continued threat of failure of Miami-Dade’s aged and deteriorated force mains, including the 54-inch force main underneath Government Cut between Fisher Island and south of the City of Miami Beach that conveys untreated wastewater from the City of Miami Beach under Biscayne Bay to the Central District Wastewater Treatment Plant. The proposed Consent Decree includes an estimated $1.55 billion in capital improvements to Miami-Dade’s wastewater collection and transmission system over the next 15 years, including E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 35316 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 12, 2013 / Notices sewer assessment, rehabilitation, repair, and replacement work on force mains, sewer lines, manholes, and pumps, and rehabilitation of all three wastewater treatment plants. Miami-Dade has also agreed to implement a number of EPA sewer maintenance and repair programs which EPA believes will dramatically reduce the incidence and severity of sanitary sewer overflows. Miami-Dade also has agreed to pay a penalty of $978,100, of which $511,800 will be paid to the United States, and $466,300 will be paid to Florida. Miami-Dade has also agreed to complete a Supplemental Environmental Project valued at $2,047,200. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States, State of Florida and State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection v. Miami-Dade County, Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-24400–FAM, D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1–4022/1. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, D.C. 20044–7611. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES By mail ......... During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $81 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy of the Consent Decree without the appendices, the cost is $25.25. Maureen Katz, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2013–13913 Filed 6–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–CW–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Jun 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE National Institute of Corrections Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement—Employment Retention Inventory Validation National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: Solicitation for a cooperative agreement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 24-month period to begin no later than September 15, 2013. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve the evaluation of the Employment Retention Inventory (ERI), which supports the case management efforts of workforce development practitioners. Specifically, the goal of this project is to determine whether the ERI effectively identifies the precursors, obstacles, and personality traits that influence an offender’s separation from the workforce. In addition, this project will explore the relationship between offender employment retention and recidivism. The major deliverables of this project include (1) the use of a system to capture and evaluate data and (2) a written report that summarizes project findings, recommendations, and potential next steps. This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Community Services Division. NIC Opportunity Number: 13CS11. This number should appear in the reference line in your cover letter, on Standard Form 424 in section 11 with the title of your proposal, and in the right justified header of your proposal. Number of Awards and Funds Available: Under this solicitation, one (1) award will be made. The total amount of funds available under this solicitation is $150,000.00. Applications: All applicants must be submitted electronically via http:// www.grants.gov. Hand delivered, mailed, faxed, or emailed applications will not be accepted. DATES: Application must be submitted before midnight on Monday, July 8, 2013. Authority: Public Law 93–415 Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or private agency, educational institution, organization, individual or team with expertise in the described areas. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: In 2010, the National Institute of Corrections entered into an PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18-month cooperative agreement to develop a competency-based training curriculum to provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed for the provision of employment retention services for those identified as having barriers to sustained employment. This curriculum, based on evidence-based practices, combined cognitive behavioral principles with motivational interviewing techniques to broaden the ability of the practitioner to develop strategies for change while improving offender outcomes through collaboration with stakeholders; practitioners increased their knowledge in employment retention, career development theory and application, facilitation skills, and transitional intervention. Combining these two research-based methods helps the offender create a solid foundation for self-exploration and change—guided by a ‘‘spirit’’ that supports the offender’s self-examination to resolve ambivalence to change. In addition, the ERI was developed to identify precursors to job loss and/or recidivism while creating a process for connecting targeted populations to specialized services that address their risk for job loss and recidivism successfully. Offender workforce development programing should target offenders found to be at medium/high risk for job loss and return to criminal activities. It should be based on standardized and validated risk and specialized assessment instruments. Practitioners having the competencies to assist offenders in becoming successful at maintaining a long-term connection to the workforce will be able to assess those at high risk for job loss, identify specific indicators, and analyze the chain of events and behaviors that lead to separation from the workforce and recidivism. This project will contribute to the body of knowledge currently available specific to offender workforce development while also contributing to the shaping of effective policy and practice for establishing and maintaining employment services that successfully engage medium- to highrisk offenders. Scope of Work: The tasks to be performed under this cooperative agreement include (1) review of documents directly related to NIC’s Employment Retention Initiative, (2) participation in an initial meeting with designated NIC staff for a project overview and preliminary planning session, (3) identification and/or justification of the research design methodology, (4) identification of target populations, (5) determination of data measurements and collection procedure, E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 113 (Wednesday, June 12, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under The Clean 
Water Act

    On June 6, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Southern 
District of Florida in the lawsuit entitled United States, State of 
Florida and State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection v. 
Miami-Dade County, Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-24400-FAM.
    The lawsuit was filed against Miami-Dade County on December 13, 
2012 pursuant to Clean Water Act (``CWA'') Sections 309(b) and (d) and 
504, 33 U.S.C. 1319(b) and (d) and 1364, and the Florida Air and Water 
Pollution Control Act, Fla. Stat. Chapter 403, seeking penalties and 
injunctive relief under Sections 301 and 402 of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. 1311 
and 1342, and under Fla. Stat. Sec. Sec.  403.121, 403.131, 403.141 and 
403.161 for (1) unpermitted discharges of untreated sewage from the 
sanitary sewer system into navigable waters and Florida waters; (2) 
failure to comply with certain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination 
System (``NPDES'') effluent permit conditions; (3) failure to comply 
with standard NPDES permit conditions, including proper operation and 
maintenance of the sewer system from December 2007 to the filing of the 
Complaint; and (4) imminent and substantial endangerment to health and 
welfare of persons, as well as irreparable injury to human health, 
waters, and property, including animal, plant and aquatic life of the 
state, due to the numerous sanitary sewer overflows; and the continued 
threat of failure of Miami-Dade's aged and deteriorated force mains, 
including the 54-inch force main underneath Government Cut between 
Fisher Island and south of the City of Miami Beach that conveys 
untreated wastewater from the City of Miami Beach under Biscayne Bay to 
the Central District Wastewater Treatment Plant.
    The proposed Consent Decree includes an estimated $1.55 billion in 
capital improvements to Miami-Dade's wastewater collection and 
transmission system over the next 15 years, including

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sewer assessment, rehabilitation, repair, and replacement work on force 
mains, sewer lines, manholes, and pumps, and rehabilitation of all 
three wastewater treatment plants. Miami-Dade has also agreed to 
implement a number of EPA sewer maintenance and repair programs which 
EPA believes will dramatically reduce the incidence and severity of 
sanitary sewer overflows. Miami-Dade also has agreed to pay a penalty 
of $978,100, of which $511,800 will be paid to the United States, and 
$466,300 will be paid to Florida. Miami-Dade has also agreed to 
complete a Supplemental Environmental Project valued at $2,047,200.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant 
Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and 
should refer to United States, State of Florida and State of Florida 
Department of Environmental Protection v. Miami-Dade County, Civil 
Action No. 1:12-cv-24400-FAM, D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-1-1-4022/1. All 
comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the 
publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by 
email or by mail:

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         To submit comments:                     Send them to:
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By email............................  pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov.
By mail.............................  Assistant Attorney General, U.S.
                                       DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611,
                                       Washington, D.C. 20044-7611.
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    During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be 
examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy 
of the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction 
costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, 
U.S. DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611.
    Please enclose a check or money order for $81 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper 
copy of the Consent Decree without the appendices, the cost is $25.25.

Maureen Katz,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-13913 Filed 6-11-13; 8:45 am]
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