Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act, 7861-7862 [2017-01255]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 13 / Monday, January 23, 2017 / Notices countries, Denmark, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, Article 27 of the DPPA excludes them from coverage unless the European Commission notifies the United States that Denmark, Ireland, or the United Kingdom has decided that the DPPA applies to its State. The EU has notified the United States that Ireland has agreed that the DPPA applies to it, and Ireland has been designated as a ‘‘covered country’’ above. 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[FR Doc. 2017–01381 Filed 1–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–14–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On January 13, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to resolve a claim under Section 309(b) and (d) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1319(b) and PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7861 (d) filed against Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) in United States et al. v. Pepco, Civil Action No. 1:15-cv01845, in which the United States alleged violations of the effluent limitations for metals and total suspended solids in Pepco’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (‘‘NPDES’’) permit for Pepco’s Benning Street facility. The proposed consent decree obligates Pepco to put into place best management practices to address its stormwater discharges, including stormwater control devices to be inserted into drains and inlets; regular inspections and housekeeping; maintenance; training, and similar measures. Pepco also will design and install in-pipe treatment systems in targeted areas, to be put into place no later than December 31, 2017. Under the consent decree, Pepco also will pay a civil penalty of $1.6 million, and design and perform a mitigation project to eliminate discharges from Outfall 101. If Pepco fails to implement the mitigation project, it must pay a stipulated penalty of $500,000. 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 et al. v. Pepco, Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-01845, DOJ number 90–5–1–1–11336. All comments must be submitted no later than 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, D.C. 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.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 $ 16.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 7862 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 13 / Monday, January 23, 2017 / Notices without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $15.00. Robert Brook, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–01255 Filed 1–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–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 January 17, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in the lawsuit entitled United States and the State of Wisconsin v. NCR Corp., et al., Civil Action No. 10–cv–910. In 2010, the United States and the State of Wisconsin filed this action under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq. (‘‘CERCLA’’). The United States and the State brought claims against NCR Corporation (‘‘NCR’’), Appvion, Inc. (‘‘Appvion’’), and other defendants for recovery of response costs and natural resource damages, as well as enforcement of an administrative cleanup order issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’), concerning polychlorinated biphenyl contamination in sediment at the Lower Fox River and Green Bay Superfund Site in northeastern Wisconsin (the ‘‘Site’’). Most of the original defendants entered into earlier, court-approved settlements with the United States and the State. The proposed Consent Decree with two remaining defendants—NCR and Appvion—would require NCR to continue and complete the ongoing sediment remediation work at the Site, which is currently being performed under EPA’s cleanup order. The settlement requires NCR to finish most of that work by the end of 2018, including the dredging and off-Site disposal of contaminated sediment located in the last few miles of the Lower Fox River and Green Bay. In return, the United States and the State agree not to continue pursuing their claims for the Site against NCR and Appvion under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA. Under EPA’s cleanup order and prior court orders in the litigation, other defendants will have primary responsibility for long-term monitoring VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Jan 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 and maintenance of speciallyengineered sediment containment caps installed in some portions of the river. The United States and the State also will continue their pursuit of cost recovery claims against one non-settling defendant, P.H. Glatfelter Company. 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 Wisconsin v. NCR Corp., et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–2–1045/3. 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 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 $17.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Randall M. Stone, Acting Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–01416 Filed 1–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Safe Drinking Water Act On January 13, 2017, the Department of Justice filed a complaint and lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District of Kansas in the lawsuit entitled United States v. The City of Pretty Prairie, Kansas, Civil Action No. 17–cv– 01014. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 In this action under 42 U.S.C. 300f et seq. of the Safe Drinking Water Act (‘‘SDWA’’) and the regulations promulgated thereunder at 40 CFR part 141, the United States sought civil penalties for violations of the Maximum Contaminant Level for nitrate of 10 milligrams per Liter. The proposed Decree requires Defendants to perform injunctive relief and pay to the United States civil penalties of $1,500.00 within thirty (30) days of the entry of the Decree. 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. The City of Pretty Prairie, Kansas, D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1– 11526. 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 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 $11.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Susan Akers, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–01427 Filed 1–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 13 (Monday, January 23, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    On January 13, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a Consent 
Decree with the United States District Court for the District of 
Columbia to resolve a claim under Section 309(b) and (d) of the Clean 
Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1319(b) and (d) filed against Potomac Electric 
Power Company (Pepco) in United States et al. v. Pepco, Civil Action 
No. 1:15-cv-01845, in which the United States alleged violations of the 
effluent limitations for metals and total suspended solids in Pepco's 
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (``NPDES'') permit for 
Pepco's Benning Street facility. The proposed consent decree obligates 
Pepco to put into place best management practices to address its 
stormwater discharges, including stormwater control devices to be 
inserted into drains and inlets; regular inspections and housekeeping; 
maintenance; training, and similar measures. Pepco also will design and 
install in-pipe treatment systems in targeted areas, to be put into 
place no later than December 31, 2017. Under the consent decree, Pepco 
also will pay a civil penalty of $1.6 million, and design and perform a 
mitigation project to eliminate discharges from Outfall 101. If Pepco 
fails to implement the mitigation project, it must pay a stipulated 
penalty of $500,000.
    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 et al. v. Pepco, Civil Action No. 1:15-
cv-01845, DOJ number 90-5-1-1-11336. All comments must be submitted no 
later than 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, D.C. 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: 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 $ 16.00 (25 cents per 
page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a 
paper copy

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without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $15.00.

Robert Brook,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-01255 Filed 1-19-17; 8:45 am]
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