Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 61328-61329 [2017-27817]

Download as PDF 61328 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Notices Dated: December 20, 2017. Beth A. Williams, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–27885 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–BB–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On December 20, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in the lawsuit entitled United States and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) v. City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Civil Action No. 17–cv–5684. In a civil action filed on December 19, 2017, under Section 309(d) of the Clean Water Act and the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, Act of June 22, 1987, P.S. 1937, as amended, 35 P.S. §§ 691.1–691.1001, the United States, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, and PADEP alleged that Lancaster violated its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (‘‘NPDES’’) permit and the Clean Water Act and Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law by failing to develop and implement an adequate Long Term Control Plan (‘‘LTCP’’), violating effluent limits, failing to comply with the Nine Minimum Control Requirements, and discharging sanitary sewer overflows. In the Complaint, the United States and PADEP sought injunctive relief and penalties. The proposed Consent Decree resolves the claims alleged in the Complaint, and requires the City to take specified actions designed to achieve compliance with the Clean Water Act, Clean Streams Law, and the City’s NPDES Permit. The proposed Consent Decree requires the City to submit an Amended Long Term Control Plan in accordance with the schedules contained in the Decree. In addition, City must pay a civil penalty of $135,000, to be split equally between the United States and PADEP, and the City must complete a Supplemental Environmental Project designed to improve water quality in the Conestoga River. The SEP involves daylighting a stream in the City of Lancaster, identified as Groff’s Run.23. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the Consent Decree. Please address comments to the Assistant Attorney VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:43 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 General, Environment and Natural Resources Division and refer to United States and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection v. City of Lancaster, DJ. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1–11135. 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 .................... pubcommentees.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 website: 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 $23.25 (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. 2017–27816 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act On December 20, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree (‘‘Decree’’) with the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Honeywell International Inc. and Onondaga County, New York, Civil Action No. 5:17–cv–01364–FJS–DEP. The proposed Decree resolves claims under Section 107(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 against Honeywell International Inc. (‘‘Honeywell’’) and Onondaga County (‘‘County’’) (collectively the ‘‘Defendants’’) for natural resource damages resulting from the releases of hazardous substances at or from the Defendants’ facilities at the Onondaga Lake Superfund Site, located in the City of Syracuse, New York. The proposed Decree provides that Honeywell will (1) implement and maintain 20 restoration projects to restore and protect wildlife habitat and water quality, and increase recreational opportunities at Onondaga Lake; (2) pay $5 million for future restoration projects to be undertaken by the Trustees; (3) pay $500,000.00 toward stewardship activities to protect and maintain restoration projects; and (4) pay $750,000.00 for Trustees’ future oversight costs. The proposed Decree also requires that the County will operate, repair, maintain, and monitor five of these restoration projects located on or adjacent to County parklands for 25 years. The Defendants’ work and payment obligations under the Decree total more than $26 million. Appendix A to the proposed Decree is the Final Onondaga Lake Natural Resource Damage Assessment Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (‘‘RP/EA’’) issued in August 2017. The RP/EA describes the natural resource injuries and associated losses and outlines the 20 restoration projects. The plan also includes responses to oral and written comments received from the public on the draft plan during a 90-day public comment period, which included four public meetings and one public hearing held during the spring 2017. The final RP/EA is available at http:// www.fws.gov/northeast/nyfo/ec/ onondaga.htm The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Honeywell International Inc. and Onondaga County, New York, D.J. Ref. No. 90–11– 3–08348/1. 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. By mail ......... E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Notices During the public comment period, the proposed Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the 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 $93.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy of the Decree without the appendices the cost is $12.75. Robert E. Maher, Jr., Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–27817 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Request for Certification of Arizona Capital Counsel Mechanism OLP Docket No. 166 Department of Justice. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice advises the public that the State of Arizona has provided additional information regarding its request for certification of its capital counsel mechanism by the Attorney General, and that the period to submit public comment to the Department of Justice regarding Arizona’s request has been extended to 60 days from the date of publication of this notice. DATES: Written and electronic comments must be submitted on or before February 26, 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 CONTACT section immediately below. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:43 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 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. Chapter 154 of title 28, United States Code, provides special procedures for federal habeas corpus review of cases brought by 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. On November 16, 2017, the Department of Justice, Office of Legal Policy published a notice in the Federal Register (82 FR 53529, OLP Docket No. 166, Document No. 2017–24873, available at https:// www.federalregister.gov/documents/ 2017/11/16/2017-24873/notice-ofrequest-for-certification-of-arizonacapital-counsel-mechanism), advising the public of Arizona’s request for certification, dated April 18, 2013, and requesting public comment regarding that request. The Department also sent a letter to Arizona, dated November 16, 2017, asking whether the State wished to supplement or update that request. This notice advises the public that the State of Arizona has submitted additional information in regard to its prior request for certification. Public comment is solicited regarding Arizona’s request, and the comment period has been extended to 60 days from the date of this notice. Arizona’s request and supporting materials may be viewed at https://www.justice.gov/olp/ pending-requests-final-decisions. Two comments (from a single commenter) received by the Department in response to the Department’s November 16, 2017 notice requested the comment period be extended from 60 days to 180 days or, in the alternative, to extend the comment period by a lesser amount in light of supplemental information submitted by the State of Arizona. The Department declines at this time to extend the comment period to 180 days, but, as noted, has extended the deadline for public comment until 60 days from the date of publication of this notice. Further, the Department may choose to solicit additional public SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61329 comment if necessary during the review process. Dated: December 20, 2017. Beth A. Williams, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–27867 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–BB–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Large Residential Washers (LRWs) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Publication of summary of the Department of Labor’s report on the investigation. AGENCY: Section 224(b) of the Trade Act of 1974 (‘‘Trade Act’’) requires the United States Department of Labor (‘‘Department’’) to publish in the Federal Register a summary of each report that it submits to the President under section 224(a) of the Trade Act. Set forth below is a summary of the report that the Department submitted to the President on December 19, 2017, on investigation No. TA–201–76, Large Residential Washers. The Department conducted the investigation under section 224(a) following notification by the International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’), as required by section 202(a)(3) of the Trade Act that a petition was filed alleging that LRWs are being imported into the United States in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury, or threat thereof, to the domestic industry producing an article like or directly competitive with the imported article. DATES: December 19, 2017: Transmittal of the Department’s report to the President. ADDRESSES: United States Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. The public report may be viewed on the Department’s website at https:// www.doleta.gov/tradeact. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Norris Tyler, Administrator, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: (202) 693–3560 (this is not a toll-free number). The media should contact Egan Reich, Office of Public Affairs, on (202) 693–4960, or reich.egan@dol.gov. Congressional inquiries may be directed SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 27, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61328-61329]
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 December 20, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
consent decree (``Decree'') with the United States District Court for 
the Northern District of New York in the lawsuit entitled United States 
v. Honeywell International Inc. and Onondaga County, New York, Civil 
Action No. 5:17-cv-01364-FJS-DEP.
    The proposed Decree resolves claims under Section 107(a) of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), against Honeywell International Inc. 
(``Honeywell'') and Onondaga County (``County'') (collectively the 
``Defendants'') for natural resource damages resulting from the 
releases of hazardous substances at or from the Defendants' facilities 
at the Onondaga Lake Superfund Site, located in the City of Syracuse, 
New York. The proposed Decree provides that Honeywell will (1) 
implement and maintain 20 restoration projects to restore and protect 
wildlife habitat and water quality, and increase recreational 
opportunities at Onondaga Lake; (2) pay $5 million for future 
restoration projects to be undertaken by the Trustees; (3) pay 
$500,000.00 toward stewardship activities to protect and maintain 
restoration projects; and (4) pay $750,000.00 for Trustees' future 
oversight costs. The proposed Decree also requires that the County will 
operate, repair, maintain, and monitor five of these restoration 
projects located on or adjacent to County parklands for 25 years. The 
Defendants' work and payment obligations under the Decree total more 
than $26 million.
    Appendix A to the proposed Decree is the Final Onondaga Lake 
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Restoration Plan and Environmental 
Assessment (``RP/EA'') issued in August 2017. The RP/EA describes the 
natural resource injuries and associated losses and outlines the 20 
restoration projects. The plan also includes responses to oral and 
written comments received from the public on the draft plan during a 
90-day public comment period, which included four public meetings and 
one public hearing held during the spring 2017. The final RP/EA is 
available at http://www.fws.gov/northeast/nyfo/ec/onondaga.htm
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant 
Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and 
should refer to United States v. Honeywell International Inc. and 
Onondaga County, New York, D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-08348/1. 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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By email............................  [email protected].
By mail.............................  Assistant Attorney General, U.S.
                                       DOJ-ENRD, P.O. Box 7611,
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    During the public comment period, the proposed Decree may be 
examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of 
the 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 $93.75 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper 
copy of the Decree without the appendices the cost is $12.75.

Robert E. Maher, Jr.,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-27817 Filed 12-26-17; 8:45 am]
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