Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, 38074 [2013-15067]

Download as PDF 38074 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 25, 2013 / Notices 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 $4.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Ash Grove Cement Co., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1– 09875. 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: Maureen Katz, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... [FR Doc. 2013–15148 Filed 6–24–13; 8:45 am] By mail ......... pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General U.S. DOJ—ENRD P.O. Box 7611 Washington, DC 20044–7611. BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On June 19, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the District of Kansas in the lawsuit entitled United States et al. v. Ash Grove Cement Company, Civil Action No. 2:13–cv–02299–JTM–DJW. The proposed consent decree, if approved by the Court, would require Ash Grove Cement Company (‘‘Ash Grove’’) to achieve substantial reductions of nitrogen oxides (‘‘NOX’’), sulfur dioxide (‘‘SO2’’), and particulate matter (‘‘PM’’) at its nine cement manufacturing plants operating in as many states. The states of Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah, Washington and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency are parties to the proposed Decree. To reduce NOX emissions, the proposed Decree would require Ash Grove to install new, modern pollution controls on nine of the kilns; shut down two old, inefficient kilns; optimize the operation of two relatively small, older kilns; and meet stringent NOX emission limits. The Decree would also require Ash Grove to meet stringent emission limits to reduce SO2 emissions and would require modern pollution controls to reduce PM emissions at all eleven kilns that will continue to operate. Finally, the Decree would require Ash Grove to pay $2.5 million in civil penalties and to perform additional projects to replace diesel truck engines with modern, more efficient engines at its plants located in Arkansas, Kansas, and Texas. These truck engine replacements will further reduce NOX, PM, and ozone emissions. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Jun 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ ConsentDecrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the proposed 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 $31.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $27.25. Maureen Katz, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2013–15067 Filed 6–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Announcement Regarding a Change in Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claimants in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, the Virgin Islands and Wisconsin in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) Program, and the FederalState Extended Benefits (EB) Program Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Announcement regarding a change in eligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, the Virgin Islands and Wisconsin in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program, and the Federal-State Extended Benefits (EB) program. The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) produces trigger notices indicating which states qualify for both EB and EUC08 benefits, and provides the beginning and ending dates of payable periods for each qualifying state. The trigger notices covering state eligibility for these programs can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/ unemploy/claims_arch.asp. The following changes have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding states EUC08 and EB trigger status: • Alabama’s trigger value had fallen below the 7.0% threshold and has triggered ‘‘off’’ Tier 3 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 18, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate (TUR) in Alabama was 6.9%, falling below the 7.0% trigger threshold necessary to remain ‘‘on’’ Tier 3 of EUC08. The week ending April 13, 2013, was the last week in which EUC08 claimants in Alabama could exhaust Tier 2 and establish Tier 3 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants could receive any remaining entitlement they had for Tier 3 after April 13, 2013. • Alaska’s insured unemployment rate (IUR) has fallen below the 6.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ‘‘off’’ of EB. Based on data from Alaska for the week ending April 13, 2013, the 13 week IUR in Alaska fell below the 6.0% trigger threshold necessary to remain ‘‘on’’ EB. The payable period in EB for Alaska ended May 4, 2013. • Alaska’s IUR has fallen below the 6.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ‘‘off’’ Tier 4 of EUC08. Based on data from Alaska for the week ending April 13, 2013, the 13 week IUR in Alaska fell below the 6.0% trigger rate threshold to remain ‘‘on’’ Tier 4 of EUC08. The week ending May 4, 2013, was the last week in which EUC08 claimants in Alaska could exhaust Tier 3, and establish Tier 4 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants could receive any remaining entitlement they had for Tier 4 after May 4, 2013. • Delaware’s trigger value exceeds the 7.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ‘‘on’’ Tier 3 of EUC08. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 122 (Tuesday, June 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 38074]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15067]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air 
Act

    On June 19, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
consent decree with the United States District Court for the District 
of Kansas in the lawsuit entitled United States et al. v. Ash Grove 
Cement Company, Civil Action No. 2:13-cv-02299-JTM-DJW.
    The proposed consent decree, if approved by the Court, would 
require Ash Grove Cement Company (``Ash Grove'') to achieve substantial 
reductions of nitrogen oxides (``NOX''), sulfur dioxide 
(``SO2''), and particulate matter (``PM'') at its nine 
cement manufacturing plants operating in as many states. The states of 
Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah, Washington 
and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency are parties to the proposed 
Decree. To reduce NOX emissions, the proposed Decree would 
require Ash Grove to install new, modern pollution controls on nine of 
the kilns; shut down two old, inefficient kilns; optimize the operation 
of two relatively small, older kilns; and meet stringent NOX 
emission limits. The Decree would also require Ash Grove to meet 
stringent emission limits to reduce SO2 emissions and would 
require modern pollution controls to reduce PM emissions at all eleven 
kilns that will continue to operate. Finally, the Decree would require 
Ash Grove to pay $2.5 million in civil penalties and to perform 
additional projects to replace diesel truck engines with modern, more 
efficient engines at its plants located in Arkansas, Kansas, and Texas. 
These truck engine replacements will further reduce NOX, PM, 
and ozone emissions.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
and should refer to United States v. Ash Grove Cement Co., D.J. Ref. 
No. 90-5-2-1-09875. 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, DC 20044-7611.
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    During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may 
be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ConsentDecrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of 
the proposed 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 $31.25 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper 
copy without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $27.25.

Maureen Katz,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-15067 Filed 6-24-13; 8:45 am]
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