Notice of Lodging of Proposed; Amended Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, 7331-7332 [2020-02419]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 26 / Friday, February 7, 2020 / Notices Background On December 19, 2019, Ellwood City Forge Company, Ellwood Quality Steels Company, and Ellwood National Steel Company, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania; A. Finkl & Sons, Chicago, Illinois; and FEB Fair Trade Coalition, Cleveland, Ohio, filed petitions with the Commission and Commerce, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of subsidized imports of fluid end blocks from China, Germany, India, and Italy and LTFV imports of fluid end blocks from Germany, India, and Italy. Accordingly, effective December 19, 2019, the Commission instituted countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701–TA–632– 635 and antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731–TA–1466–1468 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigations and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of December 27, 2019 (84 FR 71462). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on January 9, 2020, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission made these determinations pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on February 3, 2020. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 5017 (February 2020), entitled Fluid End Blocks from China, Germany, India, and Italy: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–632–635 and 731–TA–1466–1468 (Preliminary). By order of the Commission. Issued: February 3, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–02420 Filed 2–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [OMB Number 1117–0000] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; New Collection: Contractor Drug Use Statement Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-day notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Feb 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration, 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 April 7, 2020. 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 Sean Vereault, Deputy Chief Inspector, Office of Security Programs, Drug Enforcement Administration, 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, VA 22152. 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 agency, 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. SUMMARY: Overview of This information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection: Proposed collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Contractor Drug Use Statement. 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number is the DEA–344. The sponsoring component is the Drug Enforcement Administration. PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7331 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: The affected public is Drug Enforcement Administration contractors and Task Force Officers. DEA enforces compliance with the National Security Adjudicative Guidelines and Homeland Presidential Directive–12 (HSPD–12) through the use of the ‘‘Contractor Drug use Statement’’. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 2250 respondents will complete the application in approximately 5 minutes. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 187.5 hours. It is estimated that applicants will take 5 minutes to complete the questionnaire. The burden hours for collecting respondent data sum to 187.5 hours (2250 respondents × 5 minutes = 11,250 hours. 11,250/60 seconds = 187.5). 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.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: February 4, 2020. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2020–02475 Filed 2–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed; Amended Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On February 3, 2020, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Amended Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas in the lawsuit entitled United States, et al. v. Georgia Pacific Chemicals LLC, Georgia Pacific Consumer Operations LLC, Case No. 1:18–cv–01076–SOH. The proposed Amended Consent Decree resolves the United States’ and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality’s (‘‘ADEQ’’) claims under Sections 113(b)(2) and 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (‘‘CAA’’), 42 U.S.C. 7413(b)(2) and 7412(r), as well as Arkansas Code Annotated §§ 8–4–103 et seq., that Settling Defendants violated the New Source Performance Standards, National Emission Standards for E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 7332 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 26 / Friday, February 7, 2020 / Notices Hazardous Air Pollutants and the Chemical and Accident Prevention Provisions for Air Programs at their chemical and paper/pulp plants located in Crossett, Arkansas. Under the proposed Amended Consent Decree, which amends the Consent Decree that was lodged originally on December 14, 2018, Settling Defendants have agreed to pay a penalty of $600,000, and implement three substitute Supplemental Environmental Projects valued at $1.8 million to resolve the governments’ claims. 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 Georgia Pacific Chemicals LLC, Georgia Pacific Consumer Operations LLC, Case No. 1:18–cv–01076–SOH, D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1–11705. 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: http:// 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 $13.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Thomas Carroll, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2020–02419 Filed 2–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Feb 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Announcing Elimination of Electronic Devices in the DOL Lock-Up Facility for Participating News Media Organizations With Pre-Release Access to Statistical Information Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL) plans to eliminate use of all electronic devices in the lock-up facility and continue to rely on transmission sources readily available to the general public to provide simultaneous data access to all interested users. These sources include agency websites, social media channels, and email subscription lists. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Trupo, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC; 202–693– 4676; trupo.michael@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is responsible for the development and oversight of Government-wide policies, principles, standards, and guidelines concerning statistical information presentation and dissemination, as well as the timely release of statistical data. OMB has issued a series of Statistical Policy Directives (SPDs) to guide agencies in their dissemination of statistical products. Each of these SPDs describes the fundamental statistical-system principle of equitable and timely dissemination of statistical information to the public. See, e.g., SPD No. 1, Fundamental Responsibilities of Federal Statistical Agencies and Recognized Statistical Units (Dec. 2, 2014) (‘‘the objectivity of the information released to the public is maximized by making information available on an equitable, policy-neutral, transparent, timely, and punctual basis’’); SPD No. 3, Compilation, Release, and Evaluation of Principal Federal Economic Indicators (Sept. 25, 1985) (emphasizing the importance of releasing Principal Federal Economic Indicators (PFEIs) to the public in a fair and orderly manner); SPD No. 4, Release and Dissemination of Statistical Products Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies (Mar. 7, 2008) (‘‘Statistical agencies must ensure that all users have equitable and timely access to data that are disseminated to PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the public’’). In short, equitable and timely dissemination of statistical information is a core principle of Federal statistical policy. For many years, consistent with these Statistical Policy Directives, the news media have aided BLS and ETA in disseminating their statistical data. Since the mid-1980s, DOL agencies have provided pre-release data access to news organizations under strict embargoes (known as ‘‘lock-ups’’) for PFEIs, which are a set of designated economic data series (e.g., the Employment Situation and Consumer Price Index) that have significant commercial value and may affect the movement of commodity and financial markets upon release. In addition, DOL has employed lock-ups for the release of limited non-PFEI data (i.e., Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims). Although not required to do so, the Department of Labor (DOL) in 1988 constructed a special lock-up facility to provide pre-release access to news media organizations. Steps were taken to enhance the security of the lock-up facility in 1992 and again in 2011–2012. The lock-ups provide participating media organizations 30 minutes before official release time to digest PFEI data (and potentially longer in the case of non-PFEIs). At the official release time, the communication lines within the facility are opened, allowing the press to transmit their articles or tables of data to the public. For many years, dissemination through the lock-up process was a highly effective method to get information to the public. But today, it is no longer the best means to ensure the equitable and timely dissemination of statistical information consistent with OMB’s guidance. Continuing security concerns also outweigh any continuing benefits of the current process. DOL’s Inspector General has noted concerns with the current press lock-up process, including in reports dated January 2, 2014 (17–14–001–03–315) and March 25, 2016 (17–16–001–01– 001). Specifically, DOL Inspector General Report 17–14–001–03–315 states that the lock-up ‘‘unintentionally creates an unfair competitive advantage for certain news organizations and their clients’’: Pre-release access of DOL-generated economic data is intended to serve the general public by ensuring that news reports about the data are accurate. To that end, the media are given access to the data in advance of the public release to facilitate their ability to analyze and ask questions about the data as they prepare their news stories. However, the intended purpose of ensuring accurate news reports must be weighed against the inequitable trading advantage that a lock-up E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 26 (Friday, February 7, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7331-7332]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02419]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed; Amended Consent Decree Under the 
Clean Air Act

    On February 3, 2020, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Amended Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the 
Western District of Arkansas in the lawsuit entitled United States, et 
al. v. Georgia Pacific Chemicals LLC, Georgia Pacific Consumer 
Operations LLC, Case No. 1:18-cv-01076-SOH.
    The proposed Amended Consent Decree resolves the United States' and 
the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's (``ADEQ'') claims 
under Sections 113(b)(2) and 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (``CAA''), 42 
U.S.C. 7413(b)(2) and 7412(r), as well as Arkansas Code Annotated 
Sec. Sec.  8-4-103 et seq., that Settling Defendants violated the New 
Source Performance Standards, National Emission Standards for

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Hazardous Air Pollutants and the Chemical and Accident Prevention 
Provisions for Air Programs at their chemical and paper/pulp plants 
located in Crossett, Arkansas. Under the proposed Amended Consent 
Decree, which amends the Consent Decree that was lodged originally on 
December 14, 2018, Settling Defendants have agreed to pay a penalty of 
$600,000, and implement three substitute Supplemental Environmental 
Projects valued at $1.8 million to resolve the governments' claims.
    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 Georgia Pacific Chemicals LLC, Georgia Pacific Consumer 
Operations LLC, Case No. 1:18-cv-01076-SOH, D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-2-1-
11705. 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 Consent Decree may be 
examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: http://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 $13.75 (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. 2020-02419 Filed 2-6-20; 8:45 am]
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