Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), 66689-66690 [2016-23378]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2016 / Notices The Advisory Committee’s functions include, but are not necessarily limited to, considering and recommending examination topics, developing examination questions, recommending proposed examinations and pass marks, and as requested by the Joint Board, making recommendations relative to the examination program. Dated: September 20, 2016. Chet Andrzejewski, Chairman, Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. [FR Doc. 2016–23416 Filed 9–27–16; 8:45 am] Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–2–07152/2. 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 ......... BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act On September 22, 2016, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in the lawsuit entitled United States v. North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation et al., Civil Action No. 5:16–cv–00820–FL. The United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’), filed this lawsuit under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’). The complaint, which names 173 parties as defendants, seeks performance of a remedial design and remedial action at the Ward Transformer Superfund Site in Raleigh, North Carolina, along with the recovery of costs that the United States incurred for response activities undertaken at the Site. The proposed consent decree requires the 173 defendants to fund and perform the remedial action that EPA selected for Operable Unit 1 of the Site. In return, the United States agrees not to sue the defendants under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA relating to the Site. The proposed consent decree also requires the United States, on behalf of the Army, Air Force, and Navy, and the Tennessee Valley Authority to fund a portion of the remedial action, and requires settling defendant Carr & Duff, Inc., to pay a $40,000 civil penalty in connection with its failure to comply with a 2011 cleanup order issued by EPA. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Sep 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 $125.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy without signature pages or Appendix F (Operable Unit 1 Record of Decision), the cost is $19.25. Henry S. Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2016–23386 Filed 9–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Stipulation and Settlement Agreement Under the Clean Air Act On September 19, 2016, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Stipulation and Settlement Agreement with the United States District Court for the Central District of California in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Goldenvale, Inc., Civil Action No. 5:16– CV–443. The United States filed this lawsuit under the Clean Air Act. The United States’ complaint seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties for the importation and sale of highway motorcycles and recreational vehicles in violation of certification and labeling requirements of the Clean Air Act and its regulations. The settlement agreement requires the defendant to pay a civil penalty of PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66689 $150,000 (which amount was based on an assessment of ability to pay) and prohibits the defendant from importing any vehicles unless they first enter into a compliance plan with the Environmental Protection Agency. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the settlement agreement. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Goldenvale, Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1–10415. 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 ......... During the public comment period, the settlement agreement 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 settlement agreement 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 $3.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Karen S. Dworkin, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2016–23328 Filed 9–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) On September 22, 2016, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the Western District Washington in the lawsuit entitled United States of America et al. v. City E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 66690 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2016 / Notices of Seattle, Civil Action No. 16–1486 (W.D. Wa.) The complaint asserts claims for natural resource damages by the United States on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of the Interior; the State of Washington; the Suquamish Tribe; and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (the Natural Resource Trustees) pursuant to the section 107(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9607(a); section 311 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. 1321; section 1002(b) of the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), 33 U.S.C. 2702(b); and the Washington Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA), RCW 70.105D. The proposed consent decree settles claims for natural resource damages caused by hazardous substances released from City of Seattle facilities along the Duwamish Waterway. Under the proposed consent decree, the City of Seattle will purchase restoration credits in projects approved by the Natural Resource Trustees to create habitat for injured natural resources, including various species of fish and birds. The City of Seattle also will establish conservation easements on a number of parcels along the Lower Duwamish Waterway to ensure that restoration projects constructed on those parcels are preserved, and the City will pay approximately $91,000 of the Trustees’ damage assessment costs. The City will also pay Bluefield Holdings, Inc., to operate and maintain a restoration project under the Trustees’ oversight, and Bluefield will reimburse the Trustees’ future oversight costs for this project. The Natural Resource Trustees will provide the City of Seattle with covenants not to sue under the statutes listed in the complaint and proposed consent decree for specified natural resource damages. 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 et al. v. City of Seattle, D.J. Ref. No. 90–11– 3–07227/2. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Sep 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 To submit comments: Send them to: By mail ......... Assistant Attorney General U.S. DOJ—ENRD P.O. Box 7611 Washington, DC 20044–7611. During the public comment period, the proposed 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 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 $54.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Alternatively, to obtain a copy of only the main body of the proposed consent decree, excluding appendices, please enclose a check or money order for $19.50. Susan M. Akers, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2016–23378 Filed 9–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Oil Pollution Act On September 21, 2016, a proposed consent decree was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Montana in the lawsuit entitled United States and the State of Montana. v. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, Civil Action No. 1:16–cv– 00143–SPW–CSO. The United States and the State of Montana filed this lawsuit against ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (‘‘ExxonMobil’’) pursuant to the Oil Pollution Act, 33 U.S.C. 2701–2762, and state law. The United States’ and State of Montana’s complaint seeks to recover damages for injury to, destruction of, loss of, or loss of use of natural resources resulting from the discharge of oil from the ExxonMobil’s Silvertip Pipeline into the Yellowstone River near Laurel, Montana on or about July 1, 2011. The proposed consent decree requires ExxonMobil to pay $12,000,000 to resolve the United States’ and the State of Montana’s claim for natural resource damages. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 the State of Montana v. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1–10332. 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 in the following manner: 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 ......... During the public comment period, the consent decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: https:// 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 $7.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For informational purposes, the Justice Department notes that the Department of the Interior and the State of Montana have prepared a related draft Restoration Plan. The public may review the plan at https://dojmt.gov/ lands/yellowstone-river-oil-spill-July2011/, by email at NRDP@mt.gov with ‘‘Yellowstone restoration plan comment’’ in the subject line, in person at Montana Natural Resource Damage Program, 1720 9th Avenue, Helena, MT 59620–1425, or by mail by sending a request to Montana Natural Resource Damage Program, P.O. Box 201425, Helena, MT 59620–1425. Comments on the draft restoration plan should be sent to the Montana Natural Resource Damage Program at the addresses listed above or provided orally at an October 12, 2016 public meeting. All comments on the Restoration Plan must be E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(CERCLA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

    On September 22, 2016, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
consent decree with the United States District Court for the Western 
District Washington in the lawsuit entitled United States of America et 
al. v. City

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of Seattle, Civil Action No. 16-1486 (W.D. Wa.)
    The complaint asserts claims for natural resource damages by the 
United States on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration and the Department of the Interior; the State of 
Washington; the Suquamish Tribe; and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (the 
Natural Resource Trustees) pursuant to the section 107(a) of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9607(a); section 311 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 
33 U.S.C. 1321; section 1002(b) of the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), 33 
U.S.C. 2702(b); and the Washington Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA), RCW 
70.105D.
    The proposed consent decree settles claims for natural resource 
damages caused by hazardous substances released from City of Seattle 
facilities along the Duwamish Waterway. Under the proposed consent 
decree, the City of Seattle will purchase restoration credits in 
projects approved by the Natural Resource Trustees to create habitat 
for injured natural resources, including various species of fish and 
birds. The City of Seattle also will establish conservation easements 
on a number of parcels along the Lower Duwamish Waterway to ensure that 
restoration projects constructed on those parcels are preserved, and 
the City will pay approximately $91,000 of the Trustees' damage 
assessment costs. The City will also pay Bluefield Holdings, Inc., to 
operate and maintain a restoration project under the Trustees' 
oversight, and Bluefield will reimburse the Trustees' future oversight 
costs for this project. The Natural Resource Trustees will provide the 
City of Seattle with covenants not to sue under the statutes listed in 
the complaint and proposed consent decree for specified natural 
resource damages.
    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 et al. v. City of Seattle, 
D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-07227/2. 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: https://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 $54.00 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. 
Alternatively, to obtain a copy of only the main body of the proposed 
consent decree, excluding appendices, please enclose a check or money 
order for $19.50.

Susan M. Akers,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-23378 Filed 9-27-16; 8:45 am]
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