[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 169 (Thursday, August 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 52762]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21369]



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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to The Clean Water 
Act

    In accordance with 28 CFR 50.7, 38 FR 19029, notice is hereby given 
that on August 23, 2012, a Modified Consent Decree was lodged with the 
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 
United States of America and Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. City of 
Gloucester, Massachusetts, Civil Action No. 89-2206-WGY (D. Mass.). The 
Modified Consent Decree addresses, among other things, alleged 
violations of the federal Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251, et seq., and 
the Massachusetts Clean Waters Act, Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 21, Sec.  42. 
The Modified Consent Decree requires Gloucester to: (1) Adjust the 
existing Combined Sewer Overflows schedule to accommodate information 
collected during construction of currently required projects; (2) more 
accurately characterize drainage basin overflows and propose mitigation 
measures; and (3) incorporates a milestone for completing upgrades to 
the City's treatment plant. Under the proposed modified consent decree, 
Gloucester will not pay a civil penalty because the EPA has determined 
that the Gloucester is unable to pay a civil penalty.
    For a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication, 
the United States Department of Justice will receive comments relating 
to the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources 
Division, and should either be emailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov 
or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611. The comments 
should refer to United States of America and Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts v. City of Gloucester, Massachusetts, D.J. Ref.  
90-5-1-1-3388/1.
    During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may 
be examined at the office of the United States Attorney, Suite 9200, 1 
Courthouse Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, and at the Region I office 
of the Environmental Protection Agency, One Congress Street, Suite 
1100, Boston, Massachusetts 02114. The proposed Consent Decree may also 
be obtained at the following Department of Justice Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. A copy may also be obtained 
by mail from the Department of Justice Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 
7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611 or by faxing or emailing a request to 
``Consent Decree Copy'' (EESCDCopy.enrd@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514-
0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514-5271. If requesting a copy 
from the Consent Decree Library by mail, please enclose a check in the 
amount of $2.25 ($.25 per page) payable to the U.S. Treasury, or if by 
email or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree 
Library at the address given above.

Ronald Gluck,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment & 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-21369 Filed 8-29-12; 8:45 am]
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