[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 76 (Friday, April 21, 2017)]
[Page 18779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-08029]



Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Solid 
Waste Disposal Act

    On April 12, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District 
of Puerto Rico in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Municipality of 
Santa Isabel, Civil Action No. 3:17-CV-01494.
    The United States filed this action under the Solid Waste Disposal 
Act (SWDA). The United States' complaint seeks injunctive relief and 
civil penalties for the failure by the Municipality of Santa Isabel to 
comply with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrative order 
on consent issued under the SWDA which addresses the closure of the 
Municipality's landfill. The consent decree requires the Municipality 
to, among other things, close its landfill, implement a recycling 
program, and pay a $20,000 civil penalty.
    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. Municipality of Santa Isabel, D.J. 
Ref. No. 90-7-1-10627. All comments must be submitted no later than 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..............................  [email protected].
By mail...............................  Assistant Attorney General
                                        U.S. DOJ--ENRD
                                        P.O. Box 7611
                                        Washington, D.C. 20044-7611.

    During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be 
examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. 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 $19.25 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper 
copy without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $5.25.

Robert E. Maher, Jr.,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-08029 Filed 4-20-17; 8:45 am]