Notice of Lodging of the Proposed Second Amended Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act, 53528-53529 [2017-24872]

Download as PDF 53528 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices 60-Day notice. The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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 January 16, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Shelley S. Hyland, Statistician, Law Enforcement Statistics Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 (email: Shelley.Hyland@usdoj.gov; phone: 202– 616–1706). 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 Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: 2018 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA). (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 Department sponsoring the collection: The form number is CJ–38. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Respondents will include all publicly-funded state, county and local law enforcement agencies in the United States that employ the equivalent of at least one full-time sworn officer with general arrest powers. Both general purpose agencies (i.e., any public agency with sworn officers whose patrol and enforcement responsibilities are primarily delimited by the boundaries of a municipal, county, or state government) and special purpose agencies (e.g., campus law enforcement, transportation, natural resources, etc.) meeting the above description will be asked to respond. Abstract: BJS has conducted the CSLLEA regularly since 1992. The 2018 CSLLEA will be the seventh administration. Historically, the CSLLEA generates an enumeration of all publically funded state, county and local law enforcement agencies operating in the United States. The CSLLEA provides complete personnel counts and an overview of the functions performed for approximately 20,000 law enforcement agencies operating nationally. The 2018 CSLLEA collection involves two phases. In the first phase, BJS will cognitively test the revised instrument with 48 agencies based on agency type (i.e., local and county police, sheriff’s office, or special purpose) and size (i.e., 100 or more full-time equivalent sworn officers or less than 100 full-time equivalent sworn officers). A maximum of 8 agencies of each type and size will be asked to participate in testing. BJS has reduced the number of items from the 2014 administration but has included additional items on limited sworn officers. Additionally, BJS will continue to refine the universe frame by verifying agency in-service status, contact information and de-duplicating agencies. Pending positive results from the first phase, in the second phase, BJS will conduct the main data collection. The 2018 CSLLEA is designed to collect general information on state, county and local law enforcement agencies. The survey asks about the level of government that operates the agency; total operating budget; full-time and part-time personnel counts for fully sworn officers, limited sworn officers and non-sworn employees; gender and primary job responsibility of full-time PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sworn officers; and the functions the agency performs on a regular or primary basis. Upon completion, the 2018 CSLLEA will serve as the sampling frame for future law enforcement surveys administered by BJS. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: For the cognitive testing, BJS is planning 48 agencies with an estimated total respondent burden of 90 minutes. For the full data collection, BJS estimates a maximum of 20,000 state, county and local law enforcement agencies with a respondent burden of about 45 minutes per agency, including the follow-up time. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated total respondent burden for the cognitive testing is 72 hours. The maximum respondent burden for the full data collection is approximately 15,000 burden hours. Therefore, total burden for both phases is approximately 15,072 burden hours. 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: November 13, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–24818 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of the Proposed Second Amended Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On November 9, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Second Amended Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the lawsuit entitled United States v. The City of Kansas City, Missouri, Civil Action No. 4:10–cv–0497–GAF, proposing to modify the implementation schedule for certain injunctive measures required under the original Consent Decree entered in this matter on September 27, 2010, resolving Kansas City’s alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (‘‘CWA’’ or ‘‘Act’’). The Consent Decree (‘‘CD’’) requires, among other measures intended to reduce or eliminate sewage overflows from Kansas City’s sewer system, that E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices Kansas City (‘‘KC’’) construct additional storage capacity to hold sewage for treatment during high flow periods, install thousands of feet of additional sewer piping, separate areas of combined storm and sanitary sewer, and install new pumps to convey flows in areas inadequately served by gravity flow. The City has requested this Amendment to allow for adjustments to the scope, nature, and/or timing of the implementation of specified aspects of the foregoing requirements, as detailed in the Proposed Second Amendment, in order to optimize the benefits and efficient implementation of these requirements. The State of Missouri, a non-aligned statutory party to this action, agrees with the proposed Amendment. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed Second Amended Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Kansas City, Civil Action No. 4:10–cv–0497–GAF. DJ Reference Number 90–5–1–1–06438/1. 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. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES By mail ......... During the public comment period, Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: https://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 $9.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Susan M. Akers, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–24872 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OLP Docket No. 166] Notice of Request for Certification of Arizona Capital Counsel Mechanism Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice advises the public that the State of Arizona has requested certification of its capital counsel mechanism by the Attorney General and that public comments may be submitted to the Department of Justice regarding Arizona’s request. DATES: Written and electronic comments must be submitted on or before January 16, 2018. Comments received by mail will be considered timely if they are postmarked on or before that date. The electronic Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) will accept comments until Midnight Eastern Time at the end of that day. ADDRESSES: To ensure proper handling of comments, please reference ‘‘Docket No. OLP 166’’ on all electronic and written correspondence. The Department encourages that all comments be submitted electronically through http://www.regulations.gov using the electronic comment form provided on that site. Paper comments that duplicate the electronic submission should not be submitted. Individuals who wish to submit written comments may send those to the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION section immediately below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurence Rothenberg, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20530; telephone (202) 532–4465. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 154 of title 28, United States Code, provides special procedures for federal habeas corpus review of cases brought by indigent prisoners in State custody who are subject to capital sentences. These special procedures may be available to a State only if the Attorney General of the United States has certified that the State has established a qualifying mechanism for the appointment, compensation, and payment of reasonable litigation expenses of competent counsel in State postconviction proceedings for indigent capital prisoners. 28 U.S.C. 2261, 2265; 28 CFR part 26. This notice advises the public, pursuant to 28 CFR 26.23(b), that the State of Arizona has requested certification of its capital counsel mechanism by the Attorney General. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53529 Public comment is solicited regarding Arizona’s request. Arizona’s request and supporting materials may be viewed at https://www.justice.gov/olp/pendingrequests-final-decisions. Dated: November 13, 2017. Beth A. Williams, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–24873 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–BB–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Amendment to Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act On November 9, 2017, the Department of Justice and the State of California on behalf of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and Toxic Substances Control Account (‘‘DTSC’’) lodged a proposed amendment (‘‘Amendment 1’’) to a Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Central District of California (‘‘Court’’) in the matter of United States of America and State of California on behalf of the Department of Toxic Substances Control and Toxic Substances Control Account vs. Abex Aerospace et al., Civil Action No. 2:16– cv–02696 (C.D. Cal.). This Amendment 1 amends Appendix D of the Consent Decree previously approved by the Court on March 31, 2017; that Consent Decree pertains to environmental contamination at Operable Unit 2 (‘‘OU2’’) of the Omega Chemical Corporation Superfund Site (Site) in Los Angeles County, California. The Amendment is for the sole purposes of adding additional settling parties to the Consent Decree, and follows the mechanisms that the previously approved Consent Decree sets forth for adding additional settlors. The Consent Decree resolves certain claims under Sections 106 and 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9606, 9607, and Section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. 6973, as well as related state law claims, in connection with environmental contamination at OU2. The Amendment adds the following additional settling parties as Settling Cash Defendants: (a) Two parties, Mission Linen Supply Company and Pilot Chemical Corp., each of which has owned or operated a facility within the commingled OU2 groundwater plume area. These parties E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 220 (Thursday, November 16, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    On November 9, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Second Amended Consent Decree with the United States District Court for 
the Western District of Missouri in the lawsuit entitled United States 
v. The City of Kansas City, Missouri, Civil Action No. 4:10-cv-0497-
GAF, proposing to modify the implementation schedule for certain 
injunctive measures required under the original Consent Decree entered 
in this matter on September 27, 2010, resolving Kansas City's alleged 
violations of the Clean Water Act (``CWA'' or ``Act'').
    The Consent Decree (``CD'') requires, among other measures intended 
to reduce or eliminate sewage overflows from Kansas City's sewer 
system, that

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Kansas City (``KC'') construct additional storage capacity to hold 
sewage for treatment during high flow periods, install thousands of 
feet of additional sewer piping, separate areas of combined storm and 
sanitary sewer, and install new pumps to convey flows in areas 
inadequately served by gravity flow. The City has requested this 
Amendment to allow for adjustments to the scope, nature, and/or timing 
of the implementation of specified aspects of the foregoing 
requirements, as detailed in the Proposed Second Amendment, in order to 
optimize the benefits and efficient implementation of these 
requirements. The State of Missouri, a non-aligned statutory party to 
this action, agrees with the proposed Amendment.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed Second Amended Consent Decree. Comments should be 
addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural 
Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Kansas City, 
Civil Action No. 4:10-cv-0497-GAF. DJ Reference Number 90-5-1-1-06438/
1.
    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, Consent Decree may be examined 
and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: https://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 $9.00 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Susan M. Akers,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-24872 Filed 11-15-17; 8:45 am]
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