Notice of Filing of Proposed Settlement Agreement Regarding Environmental Claims in Connection With Franklin Smelting/Slag Site, Safety Light Corp. Site, Cleancare Corp. Site, and Portland Harbor Site, 22848-22849 [2017-10013]

Download as PDF 22848 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 95 / Thursday, May 18, 2017 / Notices was previously published in the Federal Register, on March 14, 2017, allowing for a 60-day comment period. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until June 19, 2017. DATES: If you have additional comments, particularly with respect to the estimated public burden or associated response time, have suggestions, need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or desire any other additional information, please contact Explosives Relief of Disabilities Program, National Center for Explosives Training and Research (NCETR) either by mail at 3750 Corporal Road, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898, by email at FROD@atf.gov, or by telephone at 256–261–7640. Written comments and/or suggestions can also be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or sent to OIRA_ submissions@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection (check justification or form 83): Extension, of a currently approved collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:43 May 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Relief of Disabilities and Application for Restoration of Explosives Privileges. 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form number (if applicable): ATF Form 5400.29. Component: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Other: Business or other for-profit. Abstract: Persons who wish to ship, transport, receive, or possess explosive materials, but are prohibited from doing so, will complete this form. The form will be submitted to ATF to determine whether the person who provided the information is likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety and that the granting of relief is not contrary to the public interest. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 300 respondents will utilize the form, and it will take each respondent approximately 30 minutes to complete the form. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated annual public burden associated with this collection is 150 hours which is equal to (300 (total # of respondents) * .5 (30 minutes). If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: May 15, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–10037 Filed 5–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–14–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Filing of Proposed Settlement Agreement Regarding Environmental Claims in Connection With Franklin Smelting/Slag Site, Safety Light Corp. Site, Cleancare Corp. Site, and Portland Harbor Site On May 11, 2017, a Notice of Motion was filed in the Superior Court for the State of California for the County of Los Angeles in the proceeding entitled Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner of the PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 State of California v. Mission Insurance Company, et al., Case No. C 572 724. The Motion will seek court approval of a Settlement Agreement between Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner of the State of California, in his capacity as Trustee (the ‘‘Trustee’’) of the Mission Insurance Company Trust and the Mission National Insurance Company Trust (the ‘‘Mission Trusts’’), and the United States Department of the Interior (‘‘DOI’’), Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (‘‘NOAA’’) (collectively referred to as ‘‘the Federal Claimants’’), acting by and through the United States Department of Justice (‘‘DOJ’’). The Settlement Agreement would resolve claims by the Federal Claimants under Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9607, involving insured parties in connection with four Superfund Sites: (1) The Franklin Smelting and Franklin Slag Sites in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Franklin Smelting and Refining Company, et al.); the Safety Light Corporation Site in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania (United States Radium Corp. and USR Industries, Inc., et al.); the CleanCare Corporation Site in Tacoma, Washington (Lilyblad Petroleum, Inc.); and the Portland Harbor Site (Linnton Plywood Association). The Federal Claimants filed proof of claims in the instant proceeding against the Mission Trusts arising from policies of insurance that Mission companies had issued to the parties liable for contamination at these four Sites. Under the Settlement Agreement, the Mission Trusts will pay to the United States $28.6 million to be allocated to accounts respecting the four Superfund Sites as follows: a. $11,914,658.58 shall be paid with respect to the Franklin Smelting Superfund Site and the Franklin Slag Superfund Site. b. $7,113,598.90 shall be with respect to the Safety Light Corporation Superfund Site in Bloomsburg, PA. c. $284,543.96 shall be paid with respect to the CleanCare Corporation Superfund Site in Tacoma, WA. d. $9,287,198.56 shall be with respect to the Portland Harbor Superfund Site in Portland, OR. This amount shall be divided between EPA and DOI and NOAA as follows: $6,965,398.92 to EPA, and $2,321,799.64 to DOI and NOAA. In consideration of this payment, upon approval of the Settlement Agreement the Federal Claimants covenant not to file a civil action against E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 95 / Thursday, May 18, 2017 / Notices the Trustee, the Mission Trusts and the various California courts involved in the liquidation proceeding involving the Mission Trusts. The Settlement Agreement is conditioned upon court approval for a super-priority release of the Trustee under 31 U.S.C. 3713, the Federal Priorities Statute. The Trustee will appear at a hearing to present the motion seeking approval the Settlement Agreement on June 22, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 50 of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 North Hill Street, Floor 5, Room 508, Los Angeles, California 90012. 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 Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner of the State of California v. Mission Insurance Company, et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–3–10711. All comments must be submitted no later than twenty-one (21) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE To submit comments: Send them to: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ......... jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. Alternatively, a paper copy of the Settlement Agreement will be provided 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 $2.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Robert Brook, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–10013 Filed 5–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:43 May 17, 2017 [OMB Number 1122–0029] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) 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. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until July 17, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments and/or suggestion regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to Cathy Poston, Office on Violence Against Women, at 202–514–5430 or Catherine.poston@ usdoj.gov. SUMMARY: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22849 (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Certification of Compliance with the Statutory Eligibility Requirements of the Violence Against Women Act as Amended and the Prison Rape Elimination Act for Applicants to the STOP Formula Grant Program. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1122–0029. U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: The affected public includes STOP formula grantees (50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands). The STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program was authorized through the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and reauthorized and amended by the Violence Against Women Act of 2000, the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 and the Violence Against Women Act of 2013. The purpose of the STOP Formula Grant Program is to promote a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to improving the criminal justice system’s response to violence against women. It envisions a partnership among law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and victim advocacy organizations to enhance victim safety and hold offenders accountable for their crimes of violence against women. The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) administers the STOP Formula Grant Program funds which must be distributed by STOP state administrators according to statutory. As a result of VAWA 2013 and the penalty provision of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), States are required to certify compliance with PREA. If States cannot certify compliance, they have the option of forfeiting five percent of covered funds or executing an assurance that five percent of covered funds will be used towards coming into compliance with PREA. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is estimated that it will take the approximately 56 respondents (state administrators from the STOP Formula Grant Program) 10 minutes to complete a Certification of Compliance with the Statutory Eligibility Requirements of the Violence Against Women Act, as amended and the Prison Rape Elimination Act. E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 95 (Thursday, May 18, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-10013]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Filing of Proposed Settlement Agreement Regarding 
Environmental Claims in Connection With Franklin Smelting/Slag Site, 
Safety Light Corp. Site, Cleancare Corp. Site, and Portland Harbor Site

    On May 11, 2017, a Notice of Motion was filed in the Superior Court 
for the State of California for the County of Los Angeles in the 
proceeding entitled Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner of the State of 
California v. Mission Insurance Company, et al., Case No. C 572 724. 
The Motion will seek court approval of a Settlement Agreement between 
Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner of the State of California, in his 
capacity as Trustee (the ``Trustee'') of the Mission Insurance Company 
Trust and the Mission National Insurance Company Trust (the ``Mission 
Trusts''), and the United States Department of the Interior (``DOI''), 
Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), and National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Agency (``NOAA'') (collectively referred to as ``the 
Federal Claimants''), acting by and through the United States 
Department of Justice (``DOJ'').
    The Settlement Agreement would resolve claims by the Federal 
Claimants under Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9607, 
involving insured parties in connection with four Superfund Sites: (1) 
The Franklin Smelting and Franklin Slag Sites in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania (Franklin Smelting and Refining Company, et al.); the 
Safety Light Corporation Site in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania (United 
States Radium Corp. and USR Industries, Inc., et al.); the CleanCare 
Corporation Site in Tacoma, Washington (Lilyblad Petroleum, Inc.); and 
the Portland Harbor Site (Linnton Plywood Association). The Federal 
Claimants filed proof of claims in the instant proceeding against the 
Mission Trusts arising from policies of insurance that Mission 
companies had issued to the parties liable for contamination at these 
four Sites.
    Under the Settlement Agreement, the Mission Trusts will pay to the 
United States $28.6 million to be allocated to accounts respecting the 
four Superfund Sites as follows:
    a. $11,914,658.58 shall be paid with respect to the Franklin 
Smelting Superfund Site and the Franklin Slag Superfund Site.
    b. $7,113,598.90 shall be with respect to the Safety Light 
Corporation Superfund Site in Bloomsburg, PA.
    c. $284,543.96 shall be paid with respect to the CleanCare 
Corporation Superfund Site in Tacoma, WA.
    d. $9,287,198.56 shall be with respect to the Portland Harbor 
Superfund Site in Portland, OR. This amount shall be divided between 
EPA and DOI and NOAA as follows: $6,965,398.92 to EPA, and 
$2,321,799.64 to DOI and NOAA.
    In consideration of this payment, upon approval of the Settlement 
Agreement the Federal Claimants covenant not to file a civil action 
against

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the Trustee, the Mission Trusts and the various California courts 
involved in the liquidation proceeding involving the Mission Trusts. 
The Settlement Agreement is conditioned upon court approval for a 
super-priority release of the Trustee under 31 U.S.C. 3713, the Federal 
Priorities Statute. The Trustee will appear at a hearing to present the 
motion seeking approval the Settlement Agreement on June 22, 2017, at 
8:30 a.m. in Department 50 of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 North 
Hill Street, Floor 5, Room 508, Los Angeles, California 90012.
    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 Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner of the State of 
California v. Mission Insurance Company, et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-
10711. All comments must be submitted no later than twenty-one (21) 
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 Settlement Agreement may be 
examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. Alternatively, a paper copy of 
the Settlement Agreement will be provided 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 $2.75 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Robert Brook,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-10013 Filed 5-17-17; 8:45 am]
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