Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 46286-46287 [2017-21353]

Download as PDF 46286 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 4, 2017 / Notices Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or sent to OIRA_ submissions@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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: —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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: Release and Receipt of Imported Firearms, Ammunition, and Defense Articles. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form number: ATF F 6A (5330.3C). 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, and not-for-profit institutions. Abstract: The data provided by this information collection request is used by ATF to determine if articles imported meet the statutory and regulatory criteria for importation, and if the articles shown on the permit application have been imported. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 28,000 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Oct 03, 2017 Jkt 244001 respondents will utilize the form, and it will take each respondent approximately 35 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 16,333 hours which is equal to 28,000 (# of respondents) * .58332 (35 minutes). (7) An Explanation of the Change in Estimates: The adjustments associated with this collection are an increase in respondents by 8,000 and an increase in the total burden hours by 4,666. 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: September 29, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–21295 Filed 10–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–14–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Federal Bureau of Investigation Meeting of the Compact Council for the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Federal Bureau of Investigation, DOJ. ACTION: Meeting notice. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to announce a meeting of the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Council (Council) created by the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Act of 1998 (Compact). Thus far, the Federal Government and 31 states are parties to the Compact which governs the exchange of criminal history records for licensing, employment, and similar purposes. The Compact also provides a legal framework for the establishment of a cooperative federalstate system to exchange such records. The United States Attorney General appointed 15 persons from state and federal agencies to serve on the Council. The Council will prescribe system rules and procedures for the effective and proper operation of the Interstate Identification Index system for noncriminal justice purposes. DATES: The Council will meet in open session from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., on November 1–2, 2017. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, telephone (904) 588–1234. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries may be addressed to Mrs. Chasity S. Anderson, FBI Compact Officer, Module D3, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306, telephone (304) 625–2803, facsimile (304) 625–2868. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Matters for discussion are expected to include: (1) Review of the National Fingerprint File Lessons Learned Draft Documents (2) Review of the Purpose Code X Brochure (3) Proposed Amendments to the Council’s Bylaws The meeting will be open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis. Any member of the public wishing to file a written statement with the Council or wishing to address this session of the Council should notify the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Compact Officer, Mrs. Chasity S. Anderson at (304) 625–2803, at least 24 hours prior to the start of the session. The notification should contain the individual’s name and corporate designation, consumer affiliation, or government designation, along with a short statement describing the topic to be addressed and the time needed for the presentation. Individuals will ordinarily be allowed up to 15 minutes to present a topic. ADDRESSES: Dated: September 21, 2017. Chasity S. Anderson, FBI Compact Officer, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation. [FR Doc. 2017–21184 Filed 10–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act On September 22, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico in the lawsuit titled United Nuclear Corp., et al., v. United States of America, Civil Action No. 15–cv–411. This case relates to contamination associated with past uranium mining operations conducted by United Nuclear E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 4, 2017 / Notices Corporation, El Paso Natural Gas Company LLC, and Homestake Mining Company of California (collectively, the ‘‘mining companies’’) at the San Mateo Uranium Mine Site in Cibola County, New Mexico (the ‘‘Site’’). The Site is largely located within the Cibola National Forest, which is land managed by the United States Forest Service (‘‘USFS’’), a sub-agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (‘‘USDA’’). Pursuant to its authority under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., the USFS issued a unilateral administrative order (‘‘UAO’’) to the mining companies requiring them to perform response actions to address the hazardous substances at the Site. In 2015, the mining companies filed a complaint against the United States under Section 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607, seeking to recover the response costs incurred by the mining companies in implementing the UAO. The United States filed a counterclaim on behalf of the USFS, USDA, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’) against the mining companies under Sections 107 and 113 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607 and 9613, for the United States’ past and future response costs at the Site. The proposed Consent Decree would resolve claims and counterclaims asserted by the mining companies and the United States. The United States will pay $1.595 million to the mining companies and the mining companies will pay $25,000 to the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund (‘‘Superfund’’). The United States covenants to not sue the mining companies under Section 106 or 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, for past and future work by the mining companies related to implementation of the UAO or the United States’ response costs. The mining companies will be entitled to protection from contribution actions or claims under Section 113(f)(2) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9613(f)(2), for matters addressed in the proposed Consent Decree. Pursuant to the proposed Consent Decree, the mining companies covenant not to bring any claims against the United States for the work related to implementation of the UAO, other response actions, the United States’ response costs, or the mining companies’ response costs. The USFS, USDA, and the United States Department of Energy, as settling federal agencies, agree not to assert a claim for reimbursement from the Superfund with respect to work related to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Oct 03, 2017 Jkt 244001 implementation of the UAO, past response actions, United States response costs, or the mining companies’ response costs. 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 Nuclear Corp., et al., v. United States of America, D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–3–11380. 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.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 $24.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. 46287 of Sections 307 and 308 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. 1317–1318, the terms of the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit (NPDES permit), federal pretreatment regulations found at 40 CFR 403, and State laws NRS 445A.500– 530. The proposed settlement requires the City to comply with its NPDES permit issued under the CWA, the federal pretreatment regulations (40 CFR 403) and State laws NRS 445A.500–530. The proposed settlement also requires the City to submit its recently developed pretreatment program to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for final approval and to pay a civil penalty amount of $385,000 to be divided equally between the United States and the State. 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 and the State of Nevada v. The City of North Las Vegas, Civil Action No. 2:17–cv–02508, D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1–11443. 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 ......... Thomas P. Carroll, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may be [FR Doc. 2017–21353 Filed 10–3–17; 8:45 am] examined and downloaded at this BILLING CODE 4410–15–P Justice Department Web site: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE proposed Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, Act U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, On September 27, 2017, the Washington, DC 20044–7611. Department of Justice lodged a proposed Please enclose a check or money order Consent Decree with the United States for $7.75 (25 cents per page District Court for the District of Nevada reproduction cost) payable to the United in the lawsuit entitled United States and States Treasury. the State of Nevada v. The City of North Henry Friedman, Las Vegas, Civil Action No. 2:17–cv– Assistant Section Chief, Environmental 02508. Enforcement Section, Environment and In this action, the United States and Natural Resources Division. the State of Nevada filed a complaint alleging claims against the City of North [FR Doc. 2017–21293 Filed 10–3–17; 8:45 am] Las Vegas (City) for the City’s violations BILLING CODE 4410–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 4, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46286-46287]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

    On September 22, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District 
of New Mexico in the lawsuit titled United Nuclear Corp., et al., v. 
United States of America, Civil Action No. 15-cv-411.
    This case relates to contamination associated with past uranium 
mining operations conducted by United Nuclear

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Corporation, El Paso Natural Gas Company LLC, and Homestake Mining 
Company of California (collectively, the ``mining companies'') at the 
San Mateo Uranium Mine Site in Cibola County, New Mexico (the 
``Site''). The Site is largely located within the Cibola National 
Forest, which is land managed by the United States Forest Service 
(``USFS''), a sub-agency of the United States Department of Agriculture 
(``USDA''). Pursuant to its authority under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 
42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., the USFS issued a unilateral administrative 
order (``UAO'') to the mining companies requiring them to perform 
response actions to address the hazardous substances at the Site. In 
2015, the mining companies filed a complaint against the United States 
under Section 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607, seeking to recover the 
response costs incurred by the mining companies in implementing the 
UAO. The United States filed a counterclaim on behalf of the USFS, 
USDA, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') 
against the mining companies under Sections 107 and 113 of CERCLA, 42 
U.S.C. 9607 and 9613, for the United States' past and future response 
costs at the Site.
    The proposed Consent Decree would resolve claims and counterclaims 
asserted by the mining companies and the United States. The United 
States will pay $1.595 million to the mining companies and the mining 
companies will pay $25,000 to the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund 
(``Superfund''). The United States covenants to not sue the mining 
companies under Section 106 or 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, 
for past and future work by the mining companies related to 
implementation of the UAO or the United States' response costs. The 
mining companies will be entitled to protection from contribution 
actions or claims under Section 113(f)(2) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 
9613(f)(2), for matters addressed in the proposed Consent Decree. 
Pursuant to the proposed Consent Decree, the mining companies covenant 
not to bring any claims against the United States for the work related 
to implementation of the UAO, other response actions, the United 
States' response costs, or the mining companies' response costs. The 
USFS, USDA, and the United States Department of Energy, as settling 
federal agencies, agree not to assert a claim for reimbursement from 
the Superfund with respect to work related to the implementation of the 
UAO, past response actions, United States response costs, or the mining 
companies' response costs.
    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 Nuclear Corp., et al., v. United States of 
America, D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-11380. 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: http://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 $24.00 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Thomas P. Carroll,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-21353 Filed 10-3-17; 8:45 am]
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