Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, 42840 [2015-17711]

Download as PDF 42840 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 138 / Monday, July 20, 2015 / Notices (3) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the presiding Administrative Law Judge. Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(e) and 210.13(a), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown. 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[FR Doc. 2015–17716 Filed 7–17–15; 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 Air Act On July 15, 2015, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa in the lawsuit entitled United States, et al. v. Interstate Power and Light Company, Civil Case No. 1:15–cv–00061 (N.D. Iowa). The State of Iowa, Linn County Iowa, and the Sierra Club are coplaintiffs in the case. In this civil enforcement action under the federal Clean Air Act (‘‘Act’’), the United States alleges that Interstate Power and Light Company (‘‘Defendant’’), failed to comply with certain requirements of the Act intended VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Jul 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 to protect air quality at power plants in Iowa. The complaint seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties for violations of the Clean Air Act’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration (‘‘PSD’’) provisions, 42 U.S.C. 7470–92, and various Clean Air Act implementing regulations. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Defendant failed to obtain appropriate permits and failed to install and operate required pollution control devices to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (‘‘SO2’’) and/or nitrogen oxides (‘‘NOX’’) at the company’s Ottumwa and Lansing plants. The proposed Consent Decree would resolve violations for certain provisions of the Act at the Ottumwa and Lansing plants as well as Defendant’s five other coal-fired power plants in Iowa: The Burlington, Dubuque, M.L. Kapp, Prairie Creek, and Sutherland plants. The proposed Consent Decree would require the Defendant to reduce harmful SO2, NOX, and particulate matter emissions from these seven plants through the installation and operation of pollution controls and conversions to natural gas or retirements. The Defendant will also spend $6,000,000 to fund environmental mitigation projects that will further reduce emissions and benefit communities adversely affected by the pollution from the plants, and pay a civil penalty of $1,100,000. 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. Interstate Power and Light Company, Civil Case No. 1:15–cv&00061 (N.D. Iowa), D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1–10594. 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 ....... pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ......... During the public comment period, the proposed 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 proposed Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S. DOJ–ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $ 29.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Maureen Katz, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2015–17711 Filed 7–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1125—NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection; eComments Requested; Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices Complaint Form Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 29340, on May 21, 2015, allowing for a 60 day comment period. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until August 19, 2015. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 138 (Monday, July 20, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 42840]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    On July 15, 2015, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Northern 
District of Iowa in the lawsuit entitled United States, et al. v. 
Interstate Power and Light Company, Civil Case No. 1:15-cv-00061 (N.D. 
Iowa). The State of Iowa, Linn County Iowa, and the Sierra Club are co-
plaintiffs in the case.
    In this civil enforcement action under the federal Clean Air Act 
(``Act''), the United States alleges that Interstate Power and Light 
Company (``Defendant''), failed to comply with certain requirements of 
the Act intended to protect air quality at power plants in Iowa. The 
complaint seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties for violations of 
the Clean Air Act's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (``PSD'') 
provisions, 42 U.S.C. 7470-92, and various Clean Air Act implementing 
regulations. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Defendant failed 
to obtain appropriate permits and failed to install and operate 
required pollution control devices to reduce emissions of sulfur 
dioxide (``SO2'') and/or nitrogen oxides 
(``NOX'') at the company's Ottumwa and Lansing plants.
    The proposed Consent Decree would resolve violations for certain 
provisions of the Act at the Ottumwa and Lansing plants as well as 
Defendant's five other coal-fired power plants in Iowa: The Burlington, 
Dubuque, M.L. Kapp, Prairie Creek, and Sutherland plants. The proposed 
Consent Decree would require the Defendant to reduce harmful 
SO2, NOX, and particulate matter emissions from 
these seven plants through the installation and operation of pollution 
controls and conversions to natural gas or retirements. The Defendant 
will also spend $6,000,000 to fund environmental mitigation projects 
that will further reduce emissions and benefit communities adversely 
affected by the pollution from the plants, and pay a civil penalty of 
$1,100,000.
    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. Interstate Power and Light 
Company, Civil Case No. 1:15-cv&00061 (N.D. Iowa), D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-
2-1-10594. 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.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. 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 $ 29.50 (25 cents per 
page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Maureen Katz,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-17711 Filed 7-17-15; 8:45 am]
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