[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 204 (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)]
[Page 63167]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25092]



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

    Notice is hereby given that, for a period of 30 days, the United 
States will receive public comments on a proposed Partial Consent 
Decree in United States v. ATP Oil & Gas Corp. et al. (Civil Action No. 
2:13-cv-0262), which was lodged with the United States District Court 
for the Eastern District of Louisiana on October 16, 2014.
    The Complaint in this Clean Water Act case was filed against ATP 
Oil & Gas Corporation (``ATP'') and ATP Infrastructure Partners, LP 
(``ATP-IP'') in February 2013. The Complaint seeks civil penalties and 
injunctive relief under the Clean Water Act and the Outer Continental 
Shelf Lands Act (``OCSLA'') related to unauthorized discharges of oil 
and chemicals from an oil platform, the ATP Innovator, into the Gulf of 
Mexico. The Partial Consent Decree addresses the CWA and OCSLA claims 
against ATP-IP. Under the settlement, ATP-IP will pay a $1 million 
civil penalty for violation of the Clean Water Act and perform 
corrective measures to resolve the claims against it. The claims 
against ATP are not part of this settlement with ATP-IP and remain 
pending before the district court for future resolution.
    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 v. ATP Oil & Gas Corp. et al. (Civil 
Action No. 2:13-cv-0262), D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-1-1-10681/1. 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 

        To submit comments:                     Send them to:
By email..........................  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 proposed 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 proposed 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 $7.00 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Thomas Carroll,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-25092 Filed 10-21-14; 8:45 am]