Notice of Lodging of Proposed Modification of Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act, 28984-28985 [2020-10306]

Download as PDF 28984 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 94 / Thursday, May 14, 2020 / Notices increased to $ 4,292, because some respondents completed and mailed their applications to ATF for processing, although this collection can be electronically submitted. 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.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: May 11, 2020. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2020–10362 Filed 5–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives [OMB Number 1140–0049] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of a Currently Approved Collection Application for National Firearms Examiner Academy—ATF Form 6330.1 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit 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. The proposed information collection (IC) is also being published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until July 13, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments, regarding 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: Sheila Hopkins, Office of Science and Technology, Laboratory Services, either by mail at National Laboratory Center, 6000 Ammendale Rd., Ammendale, MD 20705, by email at Sheila.hopkins@ jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 May 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 atf.gov, or by telephone at 202–648– 6061. 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. Overview of this information collection: 1. Type of Information Collection (check justification or form 83): Extension without change of a currently approved collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Application for National Firearms Examiner Academy. 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form number (if applicable): ATF Form 6330.1. Component: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: State, Local or Tribal Government. Other (if applicable): Federal Government. Abstract: The information requested on the Application for National Firearms Examiner Academy—ATF Form 6330.1 must be provided by all prospective students of the ATF National Firearms Examiner Academy (NFEA). The collected information will be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility to acquire firearms and toolmark examiner training at the NFEA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 75 respondents will utilize the form annually, and it will take each respondent approximately 12 minutes to complete their responses. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated annual public burden associated with this collection is 15 hours, which is equal to 75 (# of respondents) * 1 (# of responses per respondent) * .20 (12 minutes or the time taken to prepare each response). 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.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: May 11, 2020. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2020–10360 Filed 5–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Modification of Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act On May 7, 2020, the Department of Justice lodged with the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan a proposed Fifth Modification of Consent Decree in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, et al., Civil Action No. 1:16–cv–914. On May 23, 2017, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan approved and entered a Consent Decree that resolved specified claims asserted by the United States against Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership and eight affiliated entities (‘‘Enbridge’’) under the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act arising from two separate 2010 oil spills resulting from failures of Enbridge oil transmission pipelines near Marshall, Michigan and Romeoville, Illinois. The complaint filed by the United States alleged that Enbridge’s pipelines had unlawfully discharged oil into waters of the United States and sought civil penalties, recovery of removal costs, and injunctive relief. The Consent Decree established various requirements applicable to a network of 14 pipelines that comprise Enbridge’s Lakehead E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 94 / Thursday, May 14, 2020 / Notices System—including requirements governing excavation, repair or mitigation, and imposition of interim pressure restrictions for various features, such as dents, corrosion and cracks, that are detected through In-Line Inspections (‘‘ILI’’) of such pipelines. The proposed Fifth Modification of Consent Decree (‘‘Modification’’) revises several different provisions of the Consent Decree. A major focus of the proposed Modification is to clarify and revise requirements applicable to one specific type of feature detected on Lakehead System pipelines—dent features that intersect or interact with corrosion features (‘‘dent/corrosion features’’). The Modification clarifies that Enbridge must identify all dent features, regardless of the dent depth, and determine whether detected dent features intersect with corrosion features. The Modification establishes requirements for evaluation of dent/ corrosion features applying new analytical techniques that would be used to determine whether such features require excavation, repair or mitigation, or interim pressure restrictions. In addition to requiring use of the new methodologies going forward, the Modification includes requirements for re-examining certain previously collected ILI data to identify shallow dent features that Enbridge had not evaluated in the period prior to March 31, 2019, as well as requirements to apply the new analytical methodologies to any additional dent/corrosion features identified based on the reexamination of old data. In addition to revisions that support new requirements governing the evaluation of dent/corrosion features, the proposed Modification revises the definition of Established Maximum Operating Pressure (‘‘MOP’’) to incorporate revised MOP values for Enbridge’s Line 61. The revised MOP values reflect corrected information on pipe wall thickness obtained during a data quality review of Enbridge’s pipeline information. The proposed Modification also revises and clarifies provisions of the Consent Decree relating to Priority Feature notifications. In the proposed revision of Appendix A, features referred to as ‘‘ovalities’’ would be subject to a separate Priority Feature notification criterion from the criterion applicable to other geometric features. Finally, the proposed Modification would revise Table 4 of the Consent Decree to clarify that a dig selection criterion applicable to dents on portions of Line 61 is intended to apply only to dents with depths greater than a specified depth. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 May 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed Fifth Modification of Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1– 1–10099. 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 Fifth Modification of Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/ consent-decrees. The Justice Department will provide a paper copy of the proposed Fifth Modification of 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. In requesting a paper copy, please enclose a check or money order for $7.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Patricia A. McKenna, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2020–10306 Filed 5–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1121–0330] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension Without Change, of a Previously Approved Collection; Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-day notice. AGENCY: BJA’s CBOB Office will use the CBOB application information to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28985 confirm the eligibility of applicants to be considered for the CBOB, and forward the application as appropriate to the Federal or the State and Local CBOB Board for their further consideration. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register allowing for a 60 day comment period. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until June 15, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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. Overview of this information collection: 1. Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: None. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed Modification of Consent Decree 
Under the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act

    On May 7, 2020, the Department of Justice lodged with the United 
States District Court for the Western District of Michigan a proposed 
Fifth Modification of Consent Decree in the lawsuit entitled United 
States v. Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, et al., Civil Action 
No. 1:16-cv-914.
    On May 23, 2017, the United States District Court for the Western 
District of Michigan approved and entered a Consent Decree that 
resolved specified claims asserted by the United States against 
Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership and eight affiliated entities 
(``Enbridge'') under the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act arising 
from two separate 2010 oil spills resulting from failures of Enbridge 
oil transmission pipelines near Marshall, Michigan and Romeoville, 
Illinois. The complaint filed by the United States alleged that 
Enbridge's pipelines had unlawfully discharged oil into waters of the 
United States and sought civil penalties, recovery of removal costs, 
and injunctive relief. The Consent Decree established various 
requirements applicable to a network of 14 pipelines that comprise 
Enbridge's Lakehead

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System--including requirements governing excavation, repair or 
mitigation, and imposition of interim pressure restrictions for various 
features, such as dents, corrosion and cracks, that are detected 
through In-Line Inspections (``ILI'') of such pipelines.
    The proposed Fifth Modification of Consent Decree 
(``Modification'') revises several different provisions of the Consent 
Decree. A major focus of the proposed Modification is to clarify and 
revise requirements applicable to one specific type of feature detected 
on Lakehead System pipelines--dent features that intersect or interact 
with corrosion features (``dent/corrosion features''). The Modification 
clarifies that Enbridge must identify all dent features, regardless of 
the dent depth, and determine whether detected dent features intersect 
with corrosion features. The Modification establishes requirements for 
evaluation of dent/corrosion features applying new analytical 
techniques that would be used to determine whether such features 
require excavation, repair or mitigation, or interim pressure 
restrictions. In addition to requiring use of the new methodologies 
going forward, the Modification includes requirements for re-examining 
certain previously collected ILI data to identify shallow dent features 
that Enbridge had not evaluated in the period prior to March 31, 2019, 
as well as requirements to apply the new analytical methodologies to 
any additional dent/corrosion features identified based on the re-
examination of old data.
    In addition to revisions that support new requirements governing 
the evaluation of dent/corrosion features, the proposed Modification 
revises the definition of Established Maximum Operating Pressure 
(``MOP'') to incorporate revised MOP values for Enbridge's Line 61. The 
revised MOP values reflect corrected information on pipe wall thickness 
obtained during a data quality review of Enbridge's pipeline 
information. The proposed Modification also revises and clarifies 
provisions of the Consent Decree relating to Priority Feature 
notifications. In the proposed revision of Appendix A, features 
referred to as ``ovalities'' would be subject to a separate Priority 
Feature notification criterion from the criterion applicable to other 
geometric features. Finally, the proposed Modification would revise 
Table 4 of the Consent Decree to clarify that a dig selection criterion 
applicable to dents on portions of Line 61 is intended to apply only to 
dents with depths greater than a specified depth.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed Fifth Modification of Consent Decree. Comments should be 
addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural 
Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Enbridge 
Energy, Limited Partnership, et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-1-1-10099. 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 Fifth Modification 
of Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice 
Department website: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. The 
Justice Department will provide a paper copy of the proposed Fifth 
Modification of 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.
    In requesting a paper copy, please enclose a check or money order 
for $7.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United 
States Treasury.

Patricia A. McKenna,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2020-10306 Filed 5-13-20; 8:45 am]
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