[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 185 (Wednesday, September 24, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57132-57133]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22685]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean 
Water Act

    On September 18, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District 
of Hawaii in the lawsuit entitled United States et al. v. Hawaii 
Department of Transportation, Civil Case. No. 14-00408 (D. Hi.).
    In this civil enforcement action under the federal Clean Water Act 
(``Act''), the United States alleges that the Hawaii Department of 
Transportation (``Defendant''), failed to comply with certain 
requirements of the Act by failing to comply with terms of the Hawaii 
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (``NPDES'') General 
Permit for municipal storm water discharges at Honolulu and Kalaeloa 
Barbers Point Harbors. The complaint further alleges that Defendant 
violated an administrative order issued by EPA in 2009 requiring 
correction of violations and deficiencies in Defendant's storm water 
management plans for the two harbors. The complaint seeks injunctive 
relief and civil penalties.
    The proposed Consent Decree would resolve violations for certain 
provisions of the Act and the NPDES General Permit for municipal storm 
water discharges at Honolulu and Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbors. The 
proposed Consent Decree requires Defendant to implement a comprehensive 
storm water management plan over the life of the Consent Decree and pay 
a civil penalty of $1.2 million.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
and should refer to United States et al. v. Hawaii Department of 
Transportation, Civil Case. No. 14-00408 (D. Hi.), D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-
1-1-07488/1. 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:

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         To submit comments:                     Send them to:
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By email............................  pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov.
By mail.............................  Assistant Attorney General, U.S.
                                       DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611,
                                       Washington, DC 20044-7611.
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    During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may 
be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. The Justice Department 
will provide a paper copy of the proposed Consent Decree upon written 
request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and 
payment to: Consent Decree Library,

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U.S. DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611.
    Please enclose a check or money order for $20.25 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Additional 
costs may be incurred for attachments.

Maureen Katz,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-22685 Filed 9-23-14; 8:45 am]
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