Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 65385 [2013-25868]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE To submit comments: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Safe Drinking Water Act By e-mail ...... By mail ......... On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District of Utah (Central Division) in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Newfield Production Company, Civil Action No. 2:13–cv– 00968–DN. To settle the claims against it under the Safe Drinking Water Act (‘‘SDWA’’), Newfield Production Company (‘‘Newfield’’) will pay a civil penalty of $600,000, and demonstrate adequate financial assurance through the use of a surety bond through the end of 2013, and thereafter by either the continued use of a surety bond or the use of financial statement with specified restrictions and reporting requirements. In return, the United States will grant Newfield a covenant not to sue or take administrative action pursuant to the SDWA for the civil violations alleged in the Complaint, filed simultaneously with the Consent Decree. The case was brought under Section 1423 of the SDWA, 42 U.S.C. 300h–2, against Newfield for failure to demonstrate adequate financial responsibility for its Class II oil-related injection wells located in the Monument Butte Well Field, substantially on the Uintah & Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah. Newfield failed to meet all of the five financial ratio tests required for the use of financial statement for fiscal years 2009 and 2010. This was a violation of Section 1423 of the SDWA, 42 U.S.C. 300h–2; the requirements of the Underground Injection Control (‘‘UIC’’) program found at 40 CFR 144.52(a)(7); and Section F of Newfield’s UIC permits. Newfield obtained alternate financial assurance on September 27, 2010, through a Surety Bond with a Standby Trust Agreement, which remains in place at this time. 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. Newfield Production Company, D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1– 10453. 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: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:21 Oct 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 pubcommentees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Robert Brook, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2013–25868 Filed 10–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Office of the Secretary Notice. On October 31, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Requirements for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Training Institute Education Centers Program and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Outreach Training Program,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Submit comments on or before November 30, 2013. 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The information collection requirements include the following: Application to become an OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTI Education Center); OTI Education Centers Monthly Summary Report for the OTI Education Centers and the Outreach Training Program Monthly Summary Report; Statement of Compliance with Outreach Training Program Requirements; Outreach Training Program Report Forms (includes Construction, General Industry, Maritime, and Disaster Site); SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Requirements for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Training Institute Education Centers Program and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Outreach Training Program SUMMARY: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201310-1218-001 (this link will only become active on November 1, 2013) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Fax: 202–395–6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments to the U.S. Department of LaborOASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Information Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. ADDRESSES: Send them to: 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 $6.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. ACTION: 65385 E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Safe 
Drinking Water Act

    On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a 
proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the 
District of Utah (Central Division) in the lawsuit entitled United 
States v. Newfield Production Company, Civil Action No. 2:13-cv-00968-
DN. To settle the claims against it under the Safe Drinking Water Act 
(``SDWA''), Newfield Production Company (``Newfield'') will pay a civil 
penalty of $600,000, and demonstrate adequate financial assurance 
through the use of a surety bond through the end of 2013, and 
thereafter by either the continued use of a surety bond or the use of 
financial statement with specified restrictions and reporting 
requirements. In return, the United States will grant Newfield a 
covenant not to sue or take administrative action pursuant to the SDWA 
for the civil violations alleged in the Complaint, filed simultaneously 
with the Consent Decree.
    The case was brought under Section 1423 of the SDWA, 42 U.S.C. 
300h-2, against Newfield for failure to demonstrate adequate financial 
responsibility for its Class II oil-related injection wells located in 
the Monument Butte Well Field, substantially on the Uintah & Ouray 
Indian Reservation in the State of Utah. Newfield failed to meet all of 
the five financial ratio tests required for the use of financial 
statement for fiscal years 2009 and 2010. This was a violation of 
Section 1423 of the SDWA, 42 U.S.C. 300h-2; the requirements of the 
Underground Injection Control (``UIC'') program found at 40 CFR 
144.52(a)(7); and Section F of Newfield's UIC permits. Newfield 
obtained alternate financial assurance on September 27, 2010, through a 
Surety Bond with a Standby Trust Agreement, which remains in place at 
this time.
    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. Newfield Production Company, D.J. Ref. 
No. 90-5-1-1-10453. 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 e-mail...........................  pubcommentees.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 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 $6.50 (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. 2013-25868 Filed 10-30-13; 8:45 am]
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