[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 79 (Thursday, April 24, 2014)]
[Page 22836]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09299]



Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Toxic 
Substances Control Act

    On April 18, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
consent decree with the United States District Court for the Southern 
District of Illinois in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Lowe's 
Home Centers, LLC, Civil Action No. 3:14-cv-00449.
    The United States' lawsuit against Lowe's Home Centers, LLC 
(``Lowe's'') alleges violations of sections 402(c), 406(b), and 407 of 
Title IV of the Toxic Substances Control Act (``TSCA''), 15 U.S.C. 
2682(c), 2686(b), and 2687, and the regulations promulgated thereunder 
related to lead based paint, at identified home improvement renovations 
in the Southern District of Illinois and elsewhere. The proposed 
consent decree requires Lowe's to implement procedures that will help 
ensure compliance with TSCA's requirements and pay a civil penalty of 
    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. Lowe's Home Centers, LLC, D.J. Ref. 
No. 90-5-1-1-10673. 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 in the following manner:

         To submit comments:                     Send them to:
By e-mail...........................  pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov.
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 $10.25 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Karen Dworkin,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-09299 Filed 4-23-14; 8:45 am]