[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 82 (Tuesday, April 29, 2014)]
[Pages 24010-24011]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09646]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to the Clean Air Act

    In accordance with Department policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby 
given that on April 23, 2014, a Consent Decree in United States v. 
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (``VIWAPA''), Civil Action No. 
2-13-CV-00028, was lodged with the United States District Court for the 
District of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix Division.
    The Consent Decree resolves Clean Air Act violations alleged in the 
Amended Complaint filed by the United States on July 9, 2013. The 
violations alleged in the Amended Complaint concern VIWAPA's failure to 
properly operate and/or maintain its water injection systems on its gas 
turbine units, violation of its PM 10 emissions limits for gas turbine 
unit 19, failure to perform required audits and maintain required 
quality data availability, failure to properly operate and calibrate 
the continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS) for NOX 
and Co, and failure to properly record emissions and non-compliance.
    The Consent Decree requires VIWAPA to improve its overall 
operations and maintenance at the St. Croix facility by implementing 
revised standard operating procedures, a spare parts program to 
minimize downtime in case of equipment failure, enhanced training and 
third party and self audits of the water injection system and 
continuous monitoring systems. The Consent Decree also requires a 
$700,000 penalty to be paid within two years of the Effective Date of 
the Consent Decree. The penalty amount was based upon VIWAPA's limited 
financial ability to pay a penalty.
    The Department of Justice will receive, for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication, comments relating to the 
Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney 
General for the Environmental and Natural Resources Division, and 
should refer to United States v. Virgin Islands Water and Power 
Authority, DOJ Ref.  90-5-2-1-10441.

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    All comments must be submitted no later than thirty 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 email............................  [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 $22.50 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Robert E. Maher, Jr.,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, 
Environmental and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-09646 Filed 4-28-14; 8:45 am]