[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 170 (Wednesday, September 3, 2014)]
[Page 52363]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20866]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liabilty Act 
(``Cercla'') and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act 

    On August 27, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
consent decree (``proposed Decree'') with the United States District 
Court for the Southern District of West Virginia in the lawsuit 
entitled United States v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Civil 
Action No. 2:14-25143.
    The United States filed this civil action for assessment of civil 
penalties and injunctive relief brought under Section 113(b) of the 
Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7413(b), Section 325 of EPCRA, 42 U.S.C. 
11045; and Section 109(c) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9609(c) against E.I. du 
Pont de Nemours and Company (``Defendant'') in which the United States 
alleges violations of Sections 112(r)(1) and 112(r)(7) of the Clean Air 
Act, 42 U.S.C. 7412(r)(1) & (r)(7), violations of the emergency release 
notification requirements of Section 103 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9603, 
Section 304 of EPCRA, 42 U.S.C. 11004, and violations of the emergency 
planning and community right-to-know requirements of Section 312 of 
EPCRA, 42 U.S.C. 11022 at Defendant's chemical production facility in 
Belle, West Virginia. Under the proposed Decree, Defendant will pay a 
$1,275,000 civil penalty and will perform injunctive relief including 
enhanced training, formal reviews of its safety procedures, and annual 
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant 
Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and 
should refer to United States v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 
D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-2-1-10707. 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...........................  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-
    Please enclose a check or money order for $8.75 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Robert Brook,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-20866 Filed 9-2-14; 8:45 am]