Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act, 57133 [2014-22607]

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[FR Doc. 2014–22685 Filed 9–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On September 18, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in the lawsuit entitled United States of America v. Sims Group USA Corporation d/b/a Sims Metal Management, Civil Action No. 3:14– CV–4209. The United States of America brought claims on behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Sections 301 and 402 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251, et seq., against Sims Group USA Corporation d/b/a Sims Metal Management. The United States alleges that the violations arose from Sims’ industrial activities at the Port of Redwood City in Redwood City, California. The United States alleges that Sims allowed metal and other material to fall from its shiploading conveyor directly into Redwood Creek. In addition, the Complaint alleges that Sims violated several requirements of its General Permit authorization for stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity. Sims encapsulated its ship-loading conveyor and came into compliance with the CWA in March 2012. It came into compliance with the General Permit in April 2013. The proposed Consent Decree would require Sims to pay $189,500 in civil penalties for its violations, and to study and remediate contaminated sediments near the conveyor. 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 of America v. Sims Group USA Corporation d/b/a Sims Metal Management, D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1–10706. All comments must be VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Sep 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Department of Justice Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_ Decrees.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 $8.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury. Maureen Katz, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2014–22607 Filed 9–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Request for Assistance From the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before October 24, 2014. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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=201407–1210–002 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–EBSA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. ADDRESSES: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Request for Assistance From the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration ACTION: 57133 This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for an information collection that provides the public a means to request for assistance from the EBSA. The EBSA assists employee benefit plan participants in understanding their rights, responsibilities, and benefits under employee benefit law and intervenes informally on participants’ behalf with the plan sponsor in order to help them obtain health and retirement benefits that may have been inappropriately denied. Such informal intervention can avert the necessity for a formal investigation or a civil action. The EBSA maintains a toll-free telephone number through which inquirers can reach Benefits Advisors in ten Regional Offices. The EBSA has also made a request for assistance form available on its Web site for those wishing to obtain assistance in this manner. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    On September 18, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Northern 
District of California in the lawsuit entitled United States of America 
v. Sims Group USA Corporation d/b/a Sims Metal Management, Civil Action 
No. 3:14-CV-4209.
    The United States of America brought claims on behalf of the United 
States Environmental Protection Agency under Sections 301 and 402 of 
the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251, et seq., against Sims Group USA 
Corporation d/b/a Sims Metal Management.
    The United States alleges that the violations arose from Sims' 
industrial activities at the Port of Redwood City in Redwood City, 
California. The United States alleges that Sims allowed metal and other 
material to fall from its ship-loading conveyor directly into Redwood 
Creek. In addition, the Complaint alleges that Sims violated several 
requirements of its General Permit authorization for stormwater 
discharges associated with industrial activity. Sims encapsulated its 
ship-loading conveyor and came into compliance with the CWA in March 
2012. It came into compliance with the General Permit in April 2013.
    The proposed Consent Decree would require Sims to pay $189,500 in 
civil penalties for its violations, and to study and remediate 
contaminated sediments near the conveyor.
    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 of America v. Sims Group USA 
Corporation d/b/a Sims Metal Management, D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-1-1-10706. 
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...........................  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 Department of Justice 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 $8.75 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury.

Maureen Katz,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-22607 Filed 9-23-14; 8:45 am]
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