[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 228 (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)]
[Pages 70554-70555]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27957]



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

    On November 19, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Amended Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the 
Western District of Missouri in the lawsuit entitled United States v. 
The City of Kansas City, Missouri, Civil Action No. 4:10-cv-0497-GAF, 
proposing to modify the implementation schedule for certain injunctive 
measures required under the original Consent Decree entered in this 
matter on September 27, 2010, resolving Kansas City's alleged 
violations of the Clean Water Act (``CWA'' or ``Act'').
    The Consent Decree (``CD'') requires, among other measures intended 
to reduce or eliminate sewage overflows from Kansas City's sewer 
system, that Kansas City (``KC'') build 68 million gallons of 
additional storage tank capacity at the City's 87th Street Pumping 
Station in two phases: Phase I (20 MM gallons) is due to be completed 
in 2016; Phase II (remaining 48 MM gallons) is due to be completed in 
2024. The proposed Amendment would allow the City to defer the Phase I 
construction so that completion of both

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phases of the project is due upon the 2024 completion date for Phase 
II. KC has requested this Amendment because some or all of this 
additional capacity may become unnecessary. In exchange for deferring 
Phase I of this project, KC has agreed to accelerate implementation of 
several other components of the injunctive relief required by the 
Consent Decree.
    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. Kansas City, Civil Action No. 4:10-cv-
0497-GAF. DJ Reference Number 90-5-1-1-06438/1.
    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:

            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-

    During the public comment period, 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 $ 2.75 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Susan M. Akers,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-27957 Filed 11-25-14; 8:45 am]