Notice of Lodging of Proposed First Partial Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA) Consent Decree Under CERCLA, 54125-54126 [2016-19335]

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[FR Doc. 2016–19310 Filed 8–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR––P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed First Partial Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA) Consent Decree Under CERCLA On August 9, 2016, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed First Partial Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/ RA) Consent Decree (‘‘Consent Decree’’) with the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, in the lawsuit entitled United States and State of New Mexico, et al. v. Chevron Mining Inc., Civil Action No. 1:16–cv–00904. The United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, together with the State of New Mexico, filed this lawsuit under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (‘‘CERCLA’’) against Chevron Mining Inc. (‘‘CMI’’). The Defendant, CMI, is the owner and operator of the Chevron Questa Mine Superfund Site (‘‘Site’’), an inactive E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 54126 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 157 / Monday, August 15, 2016 / Notices Molybdenum mine, located in Taos County, New Mexico. The complaint requests recovery of costs that the United States incurred responding to releases of hazardous substances at the Site. Under the proposed settlement, CMI agrees to pay $5,269,949 in past costs, to perform certain aspects of the remedial action selected by EPA for the Site, which are estimated to cost over $143 million, and to pay EPA’s future costs associated with oversight of that work. Other aspects of the remedy will proceed at a later date. In return, the United States agrees not to sue CMI under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA or under section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act for the work that CMI has agreed to perform. 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 State of Mexico, et al. v. Chevron Mining Inc., Civil Action No. 1:16–cv–00904, D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–3– 10261. 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES By mail ......... Under section 7003(d) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (‘‘RCRA’’), 42 U.S.C. 6973, 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: https:// 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 $36.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Aug 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $11.50. Jeffrey K. Sands, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2016–19335 Filed 8–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS) ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS).’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by October 14, 2016. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 157 (Monday, August 15, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54125-54126]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19335]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed First Partial Remedial Design/
Remedial Action (RD/RA) Consent Decree Under CERCLA

    On August 9, 2016, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
First Partial Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA) Consent Decree 
(``Consent Decree'') with the United States District Court for the 
District of New Mexico, in the lawsuit entitled United States and State 
of New Mexico, et al. v. Chevron Mining Inc., Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-
00904.
    The United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, together with the State of New Mexico, filed this lawsuit under 
the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability 
Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'') against Chevron Mining Inc. (``CMI''). The 
Defendant, CMI, is the owner and operator of the Chevron Questa Mine 
Superfund Site (``Site''), an inactive

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Molybdenum mine, located in Taos County, New Mexico. The complaint 
requests recovery of costs that the United States incurred responding 
to releases of hazardous substances at the Site. Under the proposed 
settlement, CMI agrees to pay $5,269,949 in past costs, to perform 
certain aspects of the remedial action selected by EPA for the Site, 
which are estimated to cost over $143 million, and to pay EPA's future 
costs associated with oversight of that work. Other aspects of the 
remedy will proceed at a later date. In return, the United States 
agrees not to sue CMI under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA or under 
section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act for the work 
that CMI has agreed to perform.
    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 State of Mexico, et al. v. Chevron 
Mining Inc., Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-00904, D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-
10261. 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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    Under section 7003(d) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
(``RCRA''), 42 U.S.C. 6973, 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: https://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 $36.00 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper 
copy without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $11.50.

Jeffrey K. Sands,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-19335 Filed 8-12-16; 8:45 am]
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