[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 144 (Thursday, July 26, 2012)]
[Pages 43860-43861]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18252]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to the Clean Water 

    In accordance with 28 CFR 50.7, 38 FR 19029, notice is hereby given 
that on July 2, 2012, a Consent Decree was lodged with the United 
States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in United 
States v. Fairhaven Shipyard Companies, Inc., Civil Action No. 12-CV-
11191-MBB. A complaint in the action was also filed simultaneously with 
the lodging of the Consent Decree. In the complaint the United States, 
on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alleges 
that the defendant Fairhaven Shipyard Companies, Inc. (``Fairhaven 
Shipyard'') violated Sections 301, 311, and 402 of the Clean Water Act, 
33 U.S.C. 1311, 1321, and 1342, applicable regulations relating to the 
discharge of process water and storm water, and applicable oil 
pollution prevention regulations, at Fairhaven Shipyard's two 
facilities at 50 Fort Street and 32 Water Street in Fairhaven, 
Massachusetts. The consent decree requires Fairhaven Shipyard to pay a 
civil penalty of $175,000 and undertake measures to achieve compliance 
with the above-referenced provisions of the Clean Water Act and 
applicable regulations at the two facilities.
    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 [email protected] 
or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611. The comments 
should refer to United States v. Fairhaven Shipyard Companies, Inc., 
D.J. Ref. 90-5-1-1-10216.
    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'' ([email protected]), 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 $11.75 ($.25 per page) payable to the U.S. Treasury, or if be 
email or fax, forward a check in that

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amount to the Consent Decree Library at the address given above.

Maureen Katz,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment & 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-18252 Filed 7-25-12; 8:45 am]