[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 28, 2012)]
[Page 52060]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21148]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to the Clean Water 

    Notice is hereby given that on August 23, 2012, a proposed Consent 
Decree was lodged with the United States District Court for the 
District of Massachusetts in Conservation Law Foundation, Inc. and 
United States v. Boston Water and Sewer Commission, et al., Civil 
Action No. 10-cv-10250-RGS (D. Mass.).
    The Consent Decree resolves the United States' and the Conservation 
Law Foundation's claims of violations under Section 301 of the Clean 
Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1311, relating to discharges of pollutants from 
the Boston Water and Sewer Commission's municipal separate storm sewer 
system (``MS4'') and wastewater collection system into Boston Harbor 
and its tributaries. The Consent Decree requires the BWSC to develop 
and implement various programs to address these discharges, including 
(a) Improvements to BWSC's program to identify and eliminate illicit 
discharges to its MS4, (b) stormwater modeling, (c) stormwater control 
through best management practices, (c) capacity, management, operation 
and maintenance corrective action, (d) construction site inspection and 
enforcement, and (e) industrial facility stormwater pollution 
prevention. BWSC will also pay a civil penalty of $235,000 and 
implement a supplemental environmental project worth at least $160,000 
involving the lining of at least 25 leaking private sewer laterals that 
have been identified as sources of sewage to BWSC's storm drains.
    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 U.S. Department of Justice, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 
20044-7611. The comments should refer to Conservation Law Foundation, 
Inc. and United States v. Boston Water and Sewer Commission, et al., 
D.J. Ref. 90-5-1-1-10166.
    During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may 
be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Consent Decree 
may also be obtained by mail from the 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 $19.50 ($.25 per page reproduction cost for the 78 page 
proposed Consent Decree) payable to the U.S. Treasury. If you would 
also like a copy of the attachments to the proposed Consent Decree, 
please so note and include an additional $36.00 (25 cents per page for 
the 144 pages of attachments). If requesting by email or fax, forward a 
check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the address given 

Ronald G. Gluck,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
& Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-21148 Filed 8-27-12; 8:45 am]