[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 135 (Monday, July 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 42108]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16797]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    On June 6, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Southern 
District of Florida in the lawsuit entitled United States, State of 
Florida and State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection v. 
Miami-Dade County, Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-24400-FAM. The Consent 
Decree resolves all of the United States', State of Florida's, and 
State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection's claims 
against Miami-Dade County (``Miami-Dade'') in this case. The proposed 
Consent Decree includes an estimated $1.6 billion in capital 
improvements to Miami-Dade's wastewater collection and transmission 
system over the next 15 years, including sewer assessment, 
rehabilitation, repair, and replacement work on force mains, sewer 
lines, manholes, and pumps, and rehabilitation of all three wastewater 
treatment plants. Miami-Dade has also agreed to implement a number of 
EPA sewer maintenance and repair programs which EPA believes will 
dramatically reduce the incidence and severity of sanitary sewer 
overflows. Miami-Dade also has agreed to pay a penalty of $978,100, of 
which $511,800 will be paid to the United States, and $466,300 will be 
paid to Florida. Miami-Dade has also agreed to complete a Supplemental 
Environmental Project valued at $2,047,200.
    The prior notice indicated that the Department of Justice would 
receive comments concerning the settlement for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of publication of the notice on June 12, 2012. 
Having received a request for an extension of the initial comment 
period and given the public interest in this settlement, the United 
States is extending the comment period for an additional thirty (30) 
days.
    The Department of Justice will receive, for a period of sixty (60) 
days from June 12, 2013, any comments relating to the proposed Consent 
Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, 
Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United 
States, State of Florida and State of Florida Department of 
Environmental Protection v. Miami-Dade County, Civil Action No. 1:12-
cv-24400-FAM, D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-1-1-4022/1. All comments must be 
submitted no later than August 11, 2013. Comments may be submitted by 
email or by mail:

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           To submit comments:                     Send them to:
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By E-mail................................  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 Web site: 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 $81 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper 
copy of the Consent Decree without the appendices, the cost is $25.25.

Maureen Katz,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-16797 Filed 7-12-13; 8:45 am]
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