Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and Notice of Availability and Request for Comments on Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment, 31351-31352 [2017-14193]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 128 / Thursday, July 6, 2017 / Notices otherwise available in the United States, with respect to the articles potentially subject to the recommended orders; (iv) indicate whether Complainant, Complainant’s licensees, and/or third party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the recommended orders within a commercially reasonable time; and (v) explain how the recommended orders would impact consumers in the United States. The deadline for filing written submissions has been extended to the close of business on July 14, 2017. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above and submit 8 true paper copies to the Office of the Secretary by noon the next day pursuant to Commission Rule 210.4(f), 19 CFR 210.4(f). Submissions should refer to the investigation number (‘‘Inv. 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[FR Doc. 2017–14197 Filed 7–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jul 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and Notice of Availability and Request for Comments on Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment On June 29, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree and Draft Restoration Plan/ Environmental Assessment (‘‘RP/EA’’) with the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota in the lawsuit entitled United States, Minnesota, and Wisconsin v. XIK, LLC; Honeywell International, Inc.; and Domtar, Inc., Civil Action No. 017–cv–02368. The proposed Consent Decree will resolve a claim for natural resource damages at the St. Louis River/Interlake/ Duluth Tar (‘‘SLRIDT’’) Superfund Site brought by the governments under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9607. The SLRIDT Site consists of 255 acres of land and river embayments located primarily in Duluth, Minnesota, and extends into the St. Louis River. The filed complaint alleges that the three Defendants are liable under CERCLA for industrial discharges of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (‘‘PAHs’’) at the SLRIDT Site during the first half of the 20th Century. PAHs were identified in river sediments throughout the Site in sufficient concentrations to cause injury to many types of natural resources, including vegetation, fish and birds. In addition, PAH-contaminated natural resources resulted in the loss of recreational fishing and tribal use services. Under CERCLA, federal, state, and tribal natural resource trustees have authority to seek compensation for natural resources harmed by hazardous industrial waste and by-products discharged into the St. Louis River. The natural resource trustees here include the U.S. Department of the Interior, acting through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs; the U.S. Department of Commerce, acting through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; the 1854 Treaty Authority, representing the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa; the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; and PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31351 the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (collectively, the ‘‘Trustees’’). Under the proposed Consent Decree, the Defendants will pay $8.2 million of which $6,476,742 will fund Trusteesponsored natural resource restoration projects in accordance with the RP/EA and $1,723,258 will provide reimbursement for costs incurred by the Trustees in assessing the scope of natural resource damages. The RP/EA presents the restoration projects proposed by the Trustees to restore natural resources injured by hazardous substances released in and around the SLRIDT site. Consistent with the natural resource damages assessment and restoration (‘‘NRDAR’’) regulations, 43 CFR part 11, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (‘‘NEPA’’), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347 et seq., and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500–1508, the Trustees evaluated a suite of five alternatives for conducting the type and scale of restoration sufficient to compensate the public for natural resource injuries and service losses. Based on selection factors including location, technical feasibility, cost effectiveness, provision of natural resource services similar to those lost due to contamination, and net environmental consequences, the Trustees identified a preferred alternative. Under the preferred alternative, the Trustees would conduct enhancement/ restoration of shallow sheltered embayment at Kingsbury Bay, which includes recreational access and cultural education opportunities; implement watershed protection at Kingsbury Creek; and restore wild rice in the St. Louis River estuary. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the Consent Decree and RP/EA. Comments on the Consent Decree should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States Minnesota, and Wisconsin v. XIK, LLC; Honeywell International, Inc.; and Domtar, Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–3–07875. All comments on the Consent Decree 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. E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 31352 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 128 / Thursday, July 6, 2017 / Notices NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 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 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 $41.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy of the Consent Decree without the attached RP/EA, the cost is $9.25. For a paper copy of only the RP/EA, the cost is $32.50. Comments on the RP/EA should be addressed to Ronald Wieland, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and reference ‘‘SLRDIT RP/ EA’’ in the subject line. All comments on the RP/EA 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: Send them to: By email ....... By mail ......... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES To submit comments: Ronald.Wieland@state.mn.us. Ronald Wieland, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Road North, St. Paul, MN 55155. During the public comment period, the RP/EA may be examined and downloaded at this U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region Natural Resource Damage Assessment Web site: https://www.fws.gov/Midwest/ es/ec/nrda/index.html. As described above, a paper copy of the RP/EA may obtained from the Department of Justice as part of the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Randall M. Stone, Acting Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–14193 Filed 7–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jul 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 [17–044] NASA Advisory Council; Human Exploration and Operations Committee; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. be held on these dates to the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Carol J. Hamilton, Acting Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 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You must use a touchtone phone to participate in this meeting. Any interested person may dial the toll free access number 1–888–324– 9238 or toll access number 1–517–308– 9132, and then the numeric participant passcode: 3403297 followed by the # sign. The WebEx link is https:// nasa.webex.com/, the meeting number is 991 050 585, and the password is Exploration@2017 (case sensitive). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Note: If dialing in, please ‘‘mute’’ your telephone. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics: • Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate • International Space Station • Exploration Systems Divisions • Commercial Crew • Future Human Exploration Plans and Science Opportunities Overview • Total Solar Eclipse Science Attendees will be requested to sign a register. It is imperative that the meeting PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NASA Advisory Council; Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. DATES: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Local Time. ADDRESSES: National Aerospace Institute, Room 101, 100 Exploration Way, Hampton, VA 23666. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Green, Executive Secretary, NAC Technology, Innovation, and Engineering Committee, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–4710, or g.m.green@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to the seating capacity of the room. This meeting is also available telephonically and by WebEx. You must use a touchtone phone to participate in this meeting. Any interested person may dial the toll free access number 1–844–467– 6272, and then the numeric participant passcode 102421 followed by the # sign. The WebEx link is https:// nasa.webex.com/, the meeting number is 990 800 956, and the password is ‘‘TIE@NIA2017’’ (case sensitive). SUMMARY: Note: If dialing in, please ‘‘mute’’ your telephone. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics: • Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) Update • Habitation Capability Development— Human Exploration Operations Tech Development Efforts • Centennial Challenges Program Findings and Response • Office of the Chief Engineer Update E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 128 (Thursday, July 6, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
and Notice of Availability and Request for Comments on Draft 
Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment

    On June 29, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree and Draft Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment 
(``RP/EA'') with the United States District Court for the District of 
Minnesota in the lawsuit entitled United States, Minnesota, and 
Wisconsin v. XIK, LLC; Honeywell International, Inc.; and Domtar, Inc., 
Civil Action No. 017-cv-02368.
    The proposed Consent Decree will resolve a claim for natural 
resource damages at the St. Louis River/Interlake/Duluth Tar 
(``SLRIDT'') Superfund Site brought by the governments under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9607. The SLRIDT Site consists of 255 acres of 
land and river embayments located primarily in Duluth, Minnesota, and 
extends into the St. Louis River. The filed complaint alleges that the 
three Defendants are liable under CERCLA for industrial discharges of 
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (``PAHs'') at the SLRIDT Site during 
the first half of the 20th Century. PAHs were identified in river 
sediments throughout the Site in sufficient concentrations to cause 
injury to many types of natural resources, including vegetation, fish 
and birds. In addition, PAH-contaminated natural resources resulted in 
the loss of recreational fishing and tribal use services.
    Under CERCLA, federal, state, and tribal natural resource trustees 
have authority to seek compensation for natural resources harmed by 
hazardous industrial waste and by-products discharged into the St. 
Louis River. The natural resource trustees here include the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, acting through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs; the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, acting through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration; the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; the 
1854 Treaty Authority, representing the Grand Portage Band of Lake 
Superior Chippewa and the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa; the Minnesota 
Pollution Control Agency; the Minnesota Department of Natural 
Resources; and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 
(collectively, the ``Trustees'').
    Under the proposed Consent Decree, the Defendants will pay $8.2 
million of which $6,476,742 will fund Trustee-sponsored natural 
resource restoration projects in accordance with the RP/EA and 
$1,723,258 will provide reimbursement for costs incurred by the 
Trustees in assessing the scope of natural resource damages. The RP/EA 
presents the restoration projects proposed by the Trustees to restore 
natural resources injured by hazardous substances released in and 
around the SLRIDT site.
    Consistent with the natural resource damages assessment and 
restoration (``NRDAR'') regulations, 43 CFR part 11, and the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (``NEPA''), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 
4321-4347 et seq., and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR parts 
1500-1508, the Trustees evaluated a suite of five alternatives for 
conducting the type and scale of restoration sufficient to compensate 
the public for natural resource injuries and service losses. Based on 
selection factors including location, technical feasibility, cost 
effectiveness, provision of natural resource services similar to those 
lost due to contamination, and net environmental consequences, the 
Trustees identified a preferred alternative.
    Under the preferred alternative, the Trustees would conduct 
enhancement/restoration of shallow sheltered embayment at Kingsbury 
Bay, which includes recreational access and cultural education 
opportunities; implement watershed protection at Kingsbury Creek; and 
restore wild rice in the St. Louis River estuary.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the Consent Decree and RP/EA.
    Comments on the Consent Decree should be addressed to the Assistant 
Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and 
should refer to United States Minnesota, and Wisconsin v. XIK, LLC; 
Honeywell International, Inc.; and Domtar, Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-
07875. All comments on the Consent Decree 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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By email............................  pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov.

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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.
    Please enclose a check or money order for $41.75 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper 
copy of the Consent Decree without the attached RP/EA, the cost is 
$9.25. For a paper copy of only the RP/EA, the cost is $32.50.
    Comments on the RP/EA should be addressed to Ronald Wieland, 
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and reference ``SLRDIT RP/
EA'' in the subject line. All comments on the RP/EA 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............................  Ronald.Wieland@state.mn.us.
By mail.............................  Ronald Wieland, Minnesota
                                       Department of Natural Resources,
                                       500 Lafayette Road North, St.
                                       Paul, MN 55155.
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    During the public comment period, the RP/EA may be examined and 
downloaded at this U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region 
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Web site: https://www.fws.gov/Midwest/es/ec/nrda/index.html. As described above, a paper copy of the 
RP/EA may obtained from the Department of Justice as part of the 
Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs.

Randall M. Stone,
Acting Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, 
Environment and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-14193 Filed 7-5-17; 8:45 am]
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