[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)]
[Pages 13084-13085]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04282]



Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air 

    On February 20, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Western 
District of Louisiana in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Westlake 
Petrochemicals LLC, Civil Action No. 2:13-cv-00364.
    This is a civil action against Westlake Petrochemicals LLC, WPT 
LLC, and Westlake Polymers LLC (collectively ``Defendants'') for civil 
penalties and injunctive relief as a result of alleged violations of 
the Clean Air Act (``CAA''), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., and 
its implementing regulations including the National Emission Standards 
for Hazardous Air Pollutants (``NESHAPs'') (40 CFR Part 63). This 
action is based on violations that occurred at petrochemical production 
units, known as Petro I and Petro II, owned and operated by one or more 
Defendants and their predecessors-in-interest and located in Sulfur, 
Louisiana (the ``Facilities''). The proposed Consent Decree would 
resolve the civil claims alleged in the Complaint through March 22, 
2007. The proposed Consent Decree includes a certification by 
Defendants that since March 22, 2007 they have

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complied at the Facilities with certain specified requirements of the 
NESHAPs regulations set forth in 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart UU. 
(Sec. Sec.  63.1019 to 63.1039). The proposed Consent Decree also 
requires Defendants to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $500,000.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant 
Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and 
should refer to United States v. Westlake Petrochemicals LLC, D.J. Ref. 
No. 90-5-2-1-09377. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty 
(30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be 
submitted either by email or by mail:

        To submit comments:                     Send them to:
By e-mail.........................  [email protected].
By mail...........................  Assistant Attorney General
                                    U.S. DOJ--ENRD
                                    P.O. Box 7611
                                    Washington, DC 20044-7611.

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 $8.00 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Maureen M. Katz,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-04282 Filed 2-25-13; 8:45 am]