[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 10, 2012)]
[Page 61640]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24810]

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Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is 
hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. 
Snowden, Civil Action No. 3:12-cv-04107-SRU, was lodged with the United 
States District Court for the District of Connecticut on October 2, 
    This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the 
United States against Guy B. Snowden, Diane P. Snowden, FCF Realty, 
LLC, and Falls Creek Farm, LLC, pursuant to sections 309(b), 309(d) and 
404 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1319(b), 1319(d) and 1344, to 
obtain injunctive relief and impose civil penalties against the 
Defendants for violating the Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants 
without a permit into waters of the United States. The proposed Consent 
Decree resolves these allegations by requiring the Defendants to 
restore the impacted areas and/or perform mitigation, and to pay a 
civil penalty. The proposed Consent Decree also calls for the 
Defendants to establish a conservation easement to preserve wetlands 
and associated upland habitat.
    The Department of Justice will accept written comments relating to 
this proposed Consent Decree for thirty (30) days from the date of 
publication of this Notice. Please address comments to Joshua M. Levin, 
Senior Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division, Environmental Defense Section, P.O. Box 
7611, Washington, DC 20044, and refer to United States v. Snowden, DJ 
    The proposed Consent Decree may be examined electronically at the 
Clerk's Office, United States District Court for the District of 
Connecticut, Richard C. Lee Federal Building, 141 Church Street, New 
Haven, CT 06510. In addition, the proposed Consent Decree may be 
examined electronically at http://www.justice.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html.

Cherie L. Rogers,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Defense Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-24810 Filed 10-9-12; 8:45 am]