Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act, 41514 [2015-17350]

Download as PDF 41514 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 135 / Wednesday, July 15, 2015 / Notices such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent. publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: By order of the Commission. Issued: July 10, 2015. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. 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 ......... [FR Doc. 2015–17371 Filed 7–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On July 8, 2015 the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Cottonwood Creek, Inc., Civil Action No. 2:15-cv-00108–SWS. In this matter the United States file a Complaint which alleges violations of sections 301(a) and 311(b)(3) of the Clean Water Act (‘‘CWA’’), 33 U.S.C. 1311(a) and 1321(b)(3), arising in part from a March 2010 discharge of approximately 162 barrels of oil into an unnamed tributary of the Nowood River from a leak in a pipeline at Cottonwood Creek, Inc.’s onshore pumping facility located in Big Horn County, Wyoming. The Complaint further alleges that Cottonwood Creek had an inadequate Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan in violation of CWA section 311(b)(7)(C), 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C), and 40 CFR part 112, and also lacked a Facility Response Plan in violation of CWA sections 311(j)(5)(A)(i) and (C)(iv), 33 U.S.C. 1321(j)(5)(A)(i) and (C)(iv), and 40 CFR part 112. The proposed Consent Decree resolves all matters alleged in the Complaint for a civil penalty payment of $170,000. Cottonwood Creek Inc. no longer owns the facility. Because the cause of the discharge was promptly corrected and the discharge was adequately remediated, and since the Environmental Protection Agency approved a FRP for the facility, no injunctive relief is required under the proposed settlement. 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. Cottonwood Creek, Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1–11197. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Jul 14, 2015 Jkt 235001 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. 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 $4.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. There are no exhibits attached to the Consent Decree. Bob Brook, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2015–17350 Filed 7–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Waiver of Service by Registered or Certified Mail for Employers and/or Insurance Carriers (LS–801) and Waiver of Service by Registered or Certified Mail for Claimants and Authorized Representatives (LS–802). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before September 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–3323, Washington, DC 20210, telephone/fax (202) 354– 9647, Email ferguson.yoon@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail or Email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). The Act provides benefits to workers’ injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. In addition, several acts extend the Longshore Act’s coverage to certain other employees. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), at 33 U.S.C. 919(e), requires that any order rejecting or making an LHWCA award (the compensation order) be filed in the appropriate district director’s office of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), and that copies be sent by registered or certified mail to the claimant and the employer. The implementing regulations at 20 CFR 702.349(b) allow parties and their representatives to waive certified mail service and consent to electronic service instead. The compensation order notifies Employers/Carriers that payment of LHWCA compensation is due within 10 days of filing. If compensation is not paid within that time frame, an additional 20% in compensation must be paid [see LHWCA § 914(f)]. The information collected will be used by OWCP to more efficiently serve compensation orders by email instead of by registered or certified mail. Form LS– 801 will be completed by the employer/ E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    On July 8, 2015 the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent 
Decree with the United States District Court for the District of 
Wyoming in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Cottonwood Creek, 
Inc., Civil Action No. 2:15-cv-00108-SWS.
    In this matter the United States file a Complaint which alleges 
violations of sections 301(a) and 311(b)(3) of the Clean Water Act 
(``CWA''), 33 U.S.C. 1311(a) and 1321(b)(3), arising in part from a 
March 2010 discharge of approximately 162 barrels of oil into an 
unnamed tributary of the Nowood River from a leak in a pipeline at 
Cottonwood Creek, Inc.'s onshore pumping facility located in Big Horn 
County, Wyoming. The Complaint further alleges that Cottonwood Creek 
had an inadequate Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan in 
violation of CWA section 311(b)(7)(C), 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C), and 40 
CFR part 112, and also lacked a Facility Response Plan in violation of 
CWA sections 311(j)(5)(A)(i) and (C)(iv), 33 U.S.C. 1321(j)(5)(A)(i) 
and (C)(iv), and 40 CFR part 112. The proposed Consent Decree resolves 
all matters alleged in the Complaint for a civil penalty payment of 
$170,000. Cottonwood Creek Inc. no longer owns the facility. Because 
the cause of the discharge was promptly corrected and the discharge was 
adequately remediated, and since the Environmental Protection Agency 
approved a FRP for the facility, no injunctive relief is required under 
the proposed settlement.
    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. Cottonwood Creek, Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 
90-5-1-1-11197. 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 Consent Decree may be 
examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http://www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. 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 $4.75 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. There are no 
exhibits attached to the Consent Decree.

Bob Brook,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-17350 Filed 7-14-15; 8:45 am]
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