[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 154 (Thursday, August 11, 2005)]
[Pages 46888-46889]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-15866]



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

    Consistent with 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on July 
27, 2005, a proposed consent decree (``decree'') in United States v. 
Sunoco, Inc (R&M) and Sun Pipe Line Company (collectively, ``Sunoco''), 
Civil Action No. 05-3866, was lodged with the United States District 
Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
    In this action, the United States seeks civil penalties and natural 
resource damages against Sunoco for violations under section 311(b)(3) 
of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(3), and section 1002(b)(2)(A) 
of the Oil Pollution Act, 33 U.S.C. 2702(b)(2)(A), resulting from a 
February 2, 2000 oil spill from Sunoco's North Ship Pipeline into a 
wetland located in the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The proposed decree provides that Sunoco 
will pay a civil penalty of $2,742,600, and natural resource damages in 
the amount of $865,000.
    The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication comments relating to the decree. 
Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, 
Environment and Natural Resources Division, PO Box 7611, Ben Franklin 
Station, U.S. Department of

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Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should refer to United States 
v. Sunoco, Inc (R&M) and Sun Pipeline Company, D.J. Ref. 90-5-1-1-
    The decree may be examined at the Office of the United States 
Attorney, 615 Chestnut Street, Suite 1250, Philadelphia, PA 19106, and 
at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Region 3, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19103. During the public comment period, the decree 
may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, 
http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/open.html. A copy of the decree may also be 
obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, PO Box 7611, Ben 
Franklin Station, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611 
or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood 
([email protected]), fax no (202) 514-0097, phone confirmation 
number (202) 514-1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree 
Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $4.75 (25 cents per 
page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury.

Robert Brook,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 05-15866 Filed 8-10-05; 8:45 am]