Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, 22850-22851 [2017-10014]

Download as PDF 22850 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 95 / Thursday, May 18, 2017 / Notices (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total annual hour burden to complete the Certification is less than 10 hours. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E, 405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: May 17, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–10043 Filed 5–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FX–P maintaining compliance with, a multisector general permit covering storm water discharges. The Consent Decree will resolve the claims of the United States for the violations alleged in the complaint through the date of lodging of the consent decree. 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 v. Homeca Recycling Center Co., Inc., Civ. No. 17– 1618, D.J. Ref. No. 90–7–1–10023. 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: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act On May 12, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Homeca Recycling Center Co., Inc., Civil No.: 17–1618. The United States filed this lawsuit under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Homeca Recycling Center Co., Inc. (‘‘Homeca’’) operates three scrap metal recycling facilities in Caguas, Playa Ponce, and Hormigueros, Puerto Rico. At these facilities it crushes vehicles and white goods for shipment to metal refineries. The complaint alleges that Homeca violated the above statutes by, among other things: (a) Allowing liquids from the vehicles to leak onto and contaminate the bare ground; (b) allowing these liquids to flow off-site and into United States waters during storm events; and (c) improperly managing motor vehicle air conditioner (‘‘MVAC’’) refrigerants. The complaint seeks civil penalties for these past violations. The proposed settlement requires Homeca to pay a $50,000 civil penalty and to establish and follow various practices that will ensure that it maintains compliance with the statutes and applicable regulations in the future. These include constructing bermed and covered concrete pads at its facilities, removing of all fluids from vehicles prior to crushing, implementing corrective action at its facilities, removing refrigerants from MVACs, and obtaining permit coverage under, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:43 May 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 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 $7.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Robert E. Maher, Jr., Assistant Section Chief, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Enforcement Section. [FR Doc. 2017–10039 Filed 5–17–17; 8:45 am] The Consent Decree resolves civil penalty and injunctive relief claims under Sections 113(b) and 167 of the Clean Air Act against the Nevada Cement Company (‘‘NCC’’). The settlement addresses six separate violations of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) provisions of the Act in which the Complaint alleges the company upgraded five major parts of the cement plant and changed its manner of operations, without installing any pollution controls. The proposed Decree, if approved by the Court, would require NCC to achieve substantial reductions of nitrogen oxides (‘‘NOX’’), set a sulfur dioxide limit and perform two mitigation projects at its cement manufacturing plant located in Fernley, Nevada. To reduce NOX emissions, the proposed Decree would require NCC to install a new stack on one kiln, modern pollution controls and monitoring on both kilns, optimize the operation of both kilns and set the final NOX emission limit per kiln after extensive testing and optimized operations. The mitigation projects are to address prior NOX emissions and involve the change out of older diesel engines. NCC has also agreed to pay a civil penalty of $550,000. 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 v. Nevada Cement Company, Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1– 10458. 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 ......... BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On May 12 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District of Nevada in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Nevada Cement Company, Inc., Civil Action No. 17–302. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 95 / Thursday, May 18, 2017 / Notices Please enclose a check or money order for $18.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Henry S. Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–10014 Filed 5–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 186th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the 186th meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be held on June 6–8, 2017. The three-day meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210 in C5320 Room 6. The meeting will run from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. on June 6–7, with a one hour break for lunch each day, and from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on June 8. The purpose of the open meeting is for Advisory Council members to hear testimony from invited witnesses and to receive an update from the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). The EBSA update is scheduled for the morning of June 8, subject to change. The Advisory Council will study the following topics: (1) Reducing the Burden and Increasing the Effectiveness of Mandated Disclosures with respect to Employment-Based Health Benefit Plans in the Private Sector, and (2) Mandated Disclosure for Retirement Plans— Enhancing Effectiveness for Participants and Sponsors. The Council will hear testimony on both topics on June 6 and 7. It will continue with discussions of its topics on June 8. Descriptions of these topics are available on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA Web site, at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ ebsa/about-ebsa/about-us/erisaadvisory-council. Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 35 copies on or before May 30, 2017, to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N–5623, 200 Constitution VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:43 May 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be submitted as email attachments in word processing or pdf format transmitted to good.larry@ dol.gov. It is requested that statements not be included in the body of the email. Statements deemed relevant by the Advisory Council and received on or before May 30 will be included in the record of the meeting and made available through the EBSA Public Disclosure Room, along with witness statements. Do not include any personally identifiable information (such as name, address, or other contact information) or confidential business information that you do not want publicly disclosed. Written statements submitted by invited witnesses will be posted on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA Web site, without change, and can be retrieved by most Internet search engines. Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the Advisory Council should forward their requests to the Executive Secretary or telephone (202) 693–8668. Oral presentations will be limited to 10 minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the Executive Secretary by May 30. Signed at Washington, DC, this 11th day of May, 2017. Timothy D. Hauser, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Operations, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–10011 Filed 5–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Certification of Funeral Expenses Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Certification of Funeral Expenses,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Certification of Funeral Expenses information collection. The OWCP administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). The Act provides benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. LHWCA section 9(a) provides that reasonable funeral expenses be payable in the amount and to or for the benefit of the persons, not exceeding $3,000 in all compensable death cases. See 33 U.S.C. 939(a). The OWCP has developed Form LS–265 for use in submitting the funeral expenses for payment. LHWCA sections 13 and 39 authorize this information collection. See 33 U.S.C. 913 and 939. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Office of the Secretary SUMMARY: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before June 19, 2017. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201703-1240-003 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL– OWCP, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor—OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. DATES: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ACTION: 22851 E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 95 (Thursday, May 18, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22850-22851]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-10014]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    On May 12 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent 
Decree with the United States District Court for the District of Nevada 
in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Nevada Cement Company, Inc., 
Civil Action No. 17-302.
    The Consent Decree resolves civil penalty and injunctive relief 
claims under Sections 113(b) and 167 of the Clean Air Act against the 
Nevada Cement Company (``NCC''). The settlement addresses six separate 
violations of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) 
provisions of the Act in which the Complaint alleges the company 
upgraded five major parts of the cement plant and changed its manner of 
operations, without installing any pollution controls.
    The proposed Decree, if approved by the Court, would require NCC to 
achieve substantial reductions of nitrogen oxides (``NOX''), 
set a sulfur dioxide limit and perform two mitigation projects at its 
cement manufacturing plant located in Fernley, Nevada. To reduce 
NOX emissions, the proposed Decree would require NCC to 
install a new stack on one kiln, modern pollution controls and 
monitoring on both kilns, optimize the operation of both kilns and set 
the final NOX emission limit per kiln after extensive 
testing and optimized operations. The mitigation projects are to 
address prior NOX emissions and involve the change out of 
older diesel engines.
    NCC has also agreed to pay a civil penalty of $550,000.
    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 v. Nevada Cement Company, Inc., D.J. Ref. 
No. 90-5-2-1-10458. 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 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.

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    Please enclose a check or money order for $18.00 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Henry S. Friedman,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-10014 Filed 5-17-17; 8:45 am]
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