Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, 61591-61592 [2017-28098]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 248 / Thursday, December 28, 2017 / Notices Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1– 10736. 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 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 $ 15.50 (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. 2017–27944 Filed 12–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE To submit comments: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Modification of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On December 22, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed modification to a Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma in United States and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and the State of Alabama v. Continental Carbon Company, Civil Case No. 5:15–cv– 00290–F (W.D. Okla.). The original Consent Decree was entered on May 7, 2015, and resolved civil claims under the Clean Air Act at the Defendant’s three carbon black manufacturing facilities located in Oklahoma, Alabama, and Texas. The Consent Decree imposed various pollution control requirements on Defendant’s facilities, including requirements related to sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Dec 27, 2017 emissions. At the Ponca City facility in Oklahoma and the Phenix City facility in Alabama, these pollution control requirements included, among other requirements, installation of Dry Gas Scrubber or Wet Gas Scrubber (‘‘DGS’’ or ‘‘WGS’’) systems designed to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions, and Selective Catalytic Reduction (‘‘SCR’’) systems to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. The sulfur dioxide reduction systems are also expected to result in an ancillary reduction in particulate matter emissions. The parties have now agreed to modify certain Consent Decree deadlines. The modification resolve issues regarding the feasibility of the affected deadlines and resolves a potential dispute between the parties concerning them. The modification does not change Defendant’s ultimate obligation to install and operate pollution controls at its facilities. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed modification to the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States et al. v. Continental Carbon Company, Civil Case No. 5:15–cv– 00290–F (W.D. Okla.), D.J. Ref. No. 90– 5–2–1–09729. 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: Jkt 244001 Send them to: By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, D.C. 20044–7611. By mail ......... During the public comment period, the proposed modification to 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 proposed modification 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 $4.75 (25 cents per page PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61591 reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Thomas Carroll, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–28102 Filed 12–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On December 22, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in the lawsuit entitled United States and the State of Louisiana v. Orion Engineered Carbons, LLC (W.D. La.), Civil Action No. 6:17–cv–01660. In this civil enforcement action under the federal Clean Air Act (‘‘Act’’), the United States and the State of Louisiana allege that Orion Engineered Carbons, LLC (‘‘Defendant’’), failed to comply with certain requirements of the Act intended to protect air quality at four carbon black manufacturing facilities in Franklin, Louisiana, Borger, Texas, Orange, Texas, and Belpre, Ohio. The complaint seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties for violations of the Act’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration provisions, 42 U.S.C. 7470–92, the Act’s Nonattainment New Source Review provisions, 42 U.S.C. 7501–7515, the Act’s Title V permit provisions and certain operating permit requirements, 42 U.S.C. 7661a–76661f, and various Clean Air Act implementing regulations. The complaint alleges that Defendant failed to obtain appropriate permits and failed to install and operate required pollution control devices to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (‘‘SO2’’), nitrogen oxides (‘‘NOX’’), and/or particulate matter (‘‘PM’’) at its four carbon black facilities. The proposed Consent Decree would resolve violations for certain provisions of the Act at the four facilities, and would require the Defendant to reduce harmful SO2, NOX, and PM emissions through the installation and operation of pollution controls. The Defendant will also spend $550,000 to fund environmental mitigation projects that will further reduce emissions and benefit communities adversely affected by the pollution from the facilities, and pay a civil penalty of $800,000. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 61592 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 248 / Thursday, December 28, 2017 / Notices BILLING CODE 4410–15–P Louisiana, and Hickok, Kansas. The complaint seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties for violations of the Clean Air Act’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration (‘‘PSD’’) provisions, 42 U.S.C. 7470–92 and various Clean Air Act implementing regulations. The complaint alleges that Defendant failed to obtain appropriate permits and failed to install and operate required pollution control devices to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (‘‘SO2’’), nitrogen oxides (‘‘NOX’’), and/or particulate matter (‘‘PM’’) at the tow facilities. The proposed Consent Decree would resolve violations for certain provisions of the Act at the three facilities, and would require the Defendant to reduce harmful SO2, NOX, and particulate matter emissions through the installation and operation of pollution controls. The Defendant will also spend $375,000 to fund environmental mitigation projects that will further reduce emissions and benefit communities adversely affected by the pollution from the facilities, and pay a civil penalty of $650,000. 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 et al. v. Colombian Chemical Company (W.D. La.), D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1–10943. 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: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 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. Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States et al. v. Orion Engineered Carbon, LLC (W.D. La.), D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1–10189. 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 proposed 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 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 $29.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Thomas P. Carroll, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–28098 Filed 12–27–17; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act By mail ........... On December 22, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in the lawsuit entitled United States et al. v. Columbian Chemical Company, (W.D. La.), Civil Case. No. 6:17–cv–01661. In this civil enforcement action under the federal Clean Air Act (‘‘Act’’), the United States the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment allege that Columbian Chemical Company (‘‘Defendant’’), failed to comply with certain requirements of the Act intended to protect air quality at three carbon black manufacturing facilities in North Bend, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Dec 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. The Justice Department 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 $26.75 (25 cents per page PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Thomas Carroll, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–28101 Filed 12–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on NuScale; Notice of Meeting The ACRS Subcommittee on NuScale will hold meetings on January 23–24, 2018, at 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T– 2B1, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The meetings will be open to public attendance with the exception of portions that may be closed to protect information that is proprietary pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). The agenda for the subject meetings shall be as follows: Tuesday, January 23, 2018—1:00 p.m. Until 5:00 p.m. The Subcommittee will review draft proposed acceptance criteria for reviewing an exemption request from GDC 27 as part of the NuScale design certification application. The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with the NRC staff, NuScale staff and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the Full Committee. Wednesday, January 24, 2018—8:30 a.m. Until 12:00 p.m. The Subcommittee will discuss with the staff AREVA Topical Report ANP– 10337, ‘‘PWR Fuel Assembly Structural Response to Externally Applied Dynamic Excitations.’’ The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with the NRC staff, NuScale staff and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the Full Committee. Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official (DFO), Michael Snodderly (Telephone 301–415- 2241 or Email: Michael.Snodderly@nrc.gov) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 248 (Thursday, December 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61591-61592]
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 Clean Air 
Act

    On December 22, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Western 
District of Louisiana in the lawsuit entitled United States and the 
State of Louisiana v. Orion Engineered Carbons, LLC (W.D. La.), Civil 
Action No. 6:17-cv-01660.
    In this civil enforcement action under the federal Clean Air Act 
(``Act''), the United States and the State of Louisiana allege that 
Orion Engineered Carbons, LLC (``Defendant''), failed to comply with 
certain requirements of the Act intended to protect air quality at four 
carbon black manufacturing facilities in Franklin, Louisiana, Borger, 
Texas, Orange, Texas, and Belpre, Ohio. The complaint seeks injunctive 
relief and civil penalties for violations of the Act's Prevention of 
Significant Deterioration provisions, 42 U.S.C. 7470-92, the Act's 
Nonattainment New Source Review provisions, 42 U.S.C. 7501-7515, the 
Act's Title V permit provisions and certain operating permit 
requirements, 42 U.S.C. 7661a-76661f, and various Clean Air Act 
implementing regulations. The complaint alleges that Defendant failed 
to obtain appropriate permits and failed to install and operate 
required pollution control devices to reduce emissions of sulfur 
dioxide (``SO2''), nitrogen oxides (``NOX''), 
and/or particulate matter (``PM'') at its four carbon black facilities.
    The proposed Consent Decree would resolve violations for certain 
provisions of the Act at the four facilities, and would require the 
Defendant to reduce harmful SO2, NOX, and PM 
emissions through the installation and operation of pollution controls. 
The Defendant will also spend $550,000 to fund environmental mitigation 
projects that will further reduce emissions and benefit communities 
adversely affected by the pollution from the facilities, and pay a 
civil penalty of $800,000.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant

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Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and 
should refer to United States et al. v. Orion Engineered Carbon, LLC 
(W.D. La.), D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-2-1-10189. 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............................  [email protected].
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 proposed 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 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 $29.50 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Thomas P. Carroll,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-28098 Filed 12-27-17; 8:45 am]
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