Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act, 57132-57133 [2014-22685]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 57132 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 185 / Wednesday, September 24, 2014 / Notices D.S.C. of Newark Enterprises, Inc. and Anthony A. Coraci, Civil Action No. 2:14–cv–05734–JLL–MAH. The proposed consent decree would resolve the claims of the United States and the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Administrator of the New Jersey Spill Compensation Fund for recovery of response costs and natural resource damages against D.S.C. of Newark Enterprises, Inc. (‘‘DSC’’) under section 107(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’) relating to releases of hazardous substances at the CornellDubilier Electronics, Inc. Superfund Site in South Plainfield, New Jersey (‘‘the Site’’). The consent decree would also resolve the United States’ claims under the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act, to void certain transfers of assets that were made from DSC to its sole shareholder, Anthony A. Coraci (‘‘Coraci’’), to the extent necessary to satisfy DSC’s debt to the United States. The consent decree requires DSC and Coraci (‘‘the Settling Defendants’’) to pay $22.0 million to the United States and New Jersey, and 50% of the Settling Defendants’ insurance recoveries in excess of $750,000, net of certain fees incurred to obtain the recoveries. The consent decree also requires DSC, the current owner of property at the Site, to continue to allow access to EPA to conduct response actions at the Site, to obtain an agreement from any transferee to allow such access, and to cooperate with respect to the filing of a deed notice, engineering controls, restrictions on use and alterations of the property, and monitoring requirements concerning the property at the Site. In return, the United States and New Jersey agree to resolve all past and future liability the Settling Defendants and specified related parties (‘‘Related Parties’’) may have for response costs and natural resource damages at the Site under section 107 of CERCLA. The United States further agrees not to sue or take administrative action against the Settling Defendants and Related Parties under section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (‘‘RCRA’’), and the State further agrees not to sue or take administrative action against the Settling Defendants and Related Parties under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act or the Industrial Site Recovery Act, the common law of negligence, nuisance and/or strict liability, with regard to the Site. In addition, upon receipt of the payments required by the Settling Defendants, the United States and New Jersey agree to release the respective VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Sep 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 federal and state liens placed on DSC’s property at the Site. 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 and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Administrator of the New Jersey Spill Compensation Fund v. D.S.C. of Newark Enterprises, Inc. and Anthony A. Coraci, D.J. Ref. No. 90–11– 2–08223/4. 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 e-mail ...... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ......... Under section 7003(d) of RCRA, a commenter may request an opportunity for a public meeting in the affected area. 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 $8.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Maureen M. Katz, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2014–22609 Filed 9–23–14; 8:45 am] Transportation, Civil Case. No. 14– 00408 (D. Hi.). In this civil enforcement action under the federal Clean Water Act (‘‘Act’’), the United States alleges that the Hawaii Department of Transportation (‘‘Defendant’’), failed to comply with certain requirements of the Act by failing to comply with terms of the Hawaii National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (‘‘NPDES’’) General Permit for municipal storm water discharges at Honolulu and Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbors. The complaint further alleges that Defendant violated an administrative order issued by EPA in 2009 requiring correction of violations and deficiencies in Defendant’s storm water management plans for the two harbors. The complaint seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties. The proposed Consent Decree would resolve violations for certain provisions of the Act and the NPDES General Permit for municipal storm water discharges at Honolulu and Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbors. The proposed Consent Decree requires Defendant to implement a comprehensive storm water management plan over the life of the Consent Decree and pay a civil penalty of $1.2 million. 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 et al. v. Hawaii Department of Transportation, Civil Case. No. 14–00408 (D. Hi.), D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1–07488/1. 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 ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ......... BILLING CODE 4410–15–P 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 District of Hawaii in the lawsuit entitled United States et al. v. Hawaii Department of PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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/Consent_ Decrees.html. The Justice Department 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, E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 185 / Wednesday, September 24, 2014 / Notices U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $20.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Additional costs may be incurred for attachments. submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: Send them to: By e-mail ...... Maureen Katz, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. To submit comments: pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ......... [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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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 185 (Wednesday, September 24, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57132-57133]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 District 
of Hawaii in the lawsuit entitled United States et al. v. Hawaii 
Department of Transportation, Civil Case. No. 14-00408 (D. Hi.).
    In this civil enforcement action under the federal Clean Water Act 
(``Act''), the United States alleges that the Hawaii Department of 
Transportation (``Defendant''), failed to comply with certain 
requirements of the Act by failing to comply with terms of the Hawaii 
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (``NPDES'') General 
Permit for municipal storm water discharges at Honolulu and Kalaeloa 
Barbers Point Harbors. The complaint further alleges that Defendant 
violated an administrative order issued by EPA in 2009 requiring 
correction of violations and deficiencies in Defendant's storm water 
management plans for the two harbors. The complaint seeks injunctive 
relief and civil penalties.
    The proposed Consent Decree would resolve violations for certain 
provisions of the Act and the NPDES General Permit for municipal storm 
water discharges at Honolulu and Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbors. The 
proposed Consent Decree requires Defendant to implement a comprehensive 
storm water management plan over the life of the Consent Decree and pay 
a civil penalty of $1.2 million.
    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 et al. v. Hawaii Department of 
Transportation, Civil Case. No. 14-00408 (D. Hi.), D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-
1-1-07488/1. 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, 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. The Justice Department 
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,

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U.S. DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611.
    Please enclose a check or money order for $20.25 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Additional 
costs may be incurred for attachments.

Maureen Katz,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-22685 Filed 9-23-14; 8:45 am]
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