Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, 9560 [2019-04810]

Download as PDF 9560 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 51 / Friday, March 15, 2019 / Notices Issued: March 11, 2019. Katherine Hiner, Acting Secretary to the Commission. extends the period for public comment on the Decree to April 17, 2019. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States et al. v. Drummond Company, Inc. d/b/a ABC Coke, D.J. Ref. No. 90– 5–2–1–10717. All comments must be submitted no later than April 17, 2019. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: [FR Doc. 2019–04784 Filed 3–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On February 8, 2019, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in the lawsuit entitled United States et al. v. Drummond Company, Inc. d/b/a ABC Coke (Drummond), Civil Action No. 2:19–cv–00240–AKK. The United States is joined in this matter by its co-plaintiff the Jefferson County Board of Health (JCBH). At the request of some members of the public, DOJ is extending the public comment period for an additional 30 days. This case relates to alleged releases of benzene from Drummond’s coke byproduct recovery plant in Tarrant, Alabama (Facility). The case involves claims for civil penalties and injunctive relief under the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., and its implementing regulations known as National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs), including 40 CFR part 61, subpart L (Benzene Emissions from Coke By-product Recovery Plants), subpart V (Equipment Leaks and Fugitive Emissions), and subpart FF (Benzene Waste Operations), as well as related claims under laws promulgated by the Jefferson County Board of Health. The settlement resolves the alleged claims by requiring Drummond to, among other things: (1) Pay a civil penalty of $775,000 for the past alleged violations to be split equally between the United States and JCBH; (2) undertake fixes to the Facility to bring it into compliance; (3) implement a leak detection and repair program to ensure compliance and reduce potential future fugitive benzene emissions; and (4) implement a supplemental environmental project of two years of semi-annual use of an infrared camera as part of leak detection efforts at a cost of $16,000. Notice of the lodging of the decree was originally published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2019. See 84 FR 4104 (February 14, 2019). The publication of the original notice opened a thirty (30) day period for public comment on the Decree. The publication of the present notice VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Mar 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 $10.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Henry Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2019–04810 Filed 3–14–19; 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 March 7, 2019, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District of Oregon in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Astoria Marine Construction Company, Civil Action No. 3:19–cv–00337–SB. The United States filed this lawsuit under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., alleging releases and threats of releases of hazardous substances at or from the Astoria Marine Construction Company PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Superfund Site in Astoria, Oregon. The proposed Consent Decree requires Astoria Marine Construction Company to pay the Environmental Protection Agency $285,000 for past response costs. If any Remediation Funds remain after cleanup is complete, Astoria Marine Construction Company will pay EPA up to an additional $365,000 from such funds before distributing any additional funds to itself or its attorneys. If entered by the Court, the proposed Consent Decree would conclude this matter in its entirety. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Astoria Marine Construction Company, D.J. Ref. No. 90– 11–3–11100/1. 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 ......... 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 $4.75 for the consent decree and appendix (25 cents per page reproduction cost) or $4.25 for the consent decree without appendix, payable to the United States Treasury. Susan M. Akers, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2019–04899 Filed 3–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 51 (Friday, March 15, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 9560]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for Consent Decree 
Under the Clean Air Act

    On February 8, 2019, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Northern 
District of Alabama in the lawsuit entitled United States et al. v. 
Drummond Company, Inc. d/b/a ABC Coke (Drummond), Civil Action No. 
2:19-cv-00240-AKK. The United States is joined in this matter by its 
co-plaintiff the Jefferson County Board of Health (JCBH). At the 
request of some members of the public, DOJ is extending the public 
comment period for an additional 30 days.
    This case relates to alleged releases of benzene from Drummond's 
coke by-product recovery plant in Tarrant, Alabama (Facility). The case 
involves claims for civil penalties and injunctive relief under the 
Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., and its implementing regulations 
known as National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants 
(NESHAPs), including 40 CFR part 61, subpart L (Benzene Emissions from 
Coke By-product Recovery Plants), subpart V (Equipment Leaks and 
Fugitive Emissions), and subpart FF (Benzene Waste Operations), as well 
as related claims under laws promulgated by the Jefferson County Board 
of Health. The settlement resolves the alleged claims by requiring 
Drummond to, among other things: (1) Pay a civil penalty of $775,000 
for the past alleged violations to be split equally between the United 
States and JCBH; (2) undertake fixes to the Facility to bring it into 
compliance; (3) implement a leak detection and repair program to ensure 
compliance and reduce potential future fugitive benzene emissions; and 
(4) implement a supplemental environmental project of two years of 
semi-annual use of an infrared camera as part of leak detection efforts 
at a cost of $16,000.
    Notice of the lodging of the decree was originally published in the 
Federal Register on February 14, 2019. See 84 FR 4104 (February 14, 
2019). The publication of the original notice opened a thirty (30) day 
period for public comment on the Decree. The publication of the present 
notice extends the period for public comment on the Decree to April 17, 
2019.
    Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, 
Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United 
States et al. v. Drummond Company, Inc. d/b/a ABC Coke, D.J. Ref. No. 
90-5-2-1-10717. All comments must be submitted no later than April 17, 
2019. 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 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 $10.00 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Henry Friedman,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2019-04810 Filed 3-14-19; 8:45 am]
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