Notice of Lodging of Proposed Modification of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, 61591 [2017-28102]

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

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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 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:

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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, D.C. 20044-7611.
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    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 
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]
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