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Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

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In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. California Olive Ranch, (E.D. Cal.) 2:05-cv-02205-LKK-PAN, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California on November 2, 2005.

This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States against California Olive Ranch pursuant to section 309(b) and (d) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1319(b) and (d), to obtain injunctive relief from and impose civil penalties against the Defendant for violating the Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants without a permit into the waters of the United States. The proposed Consent Decree resolves these allegations by requiring Defendant to mitigate the environmental impacts by purchasing mitigation credits at the Dove Ridge Conservation Bank and to pay a civil penalty.

The Department of Justice will accept written comments relating to this proposed Consent Decree for thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this Notice. Please address comments to Pamela S. Tonglao, Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, P.O. Box 23986, Washington, DC 20026-3986 and refer to United States v. California Olive Ranch, (E.D. Cal.), 2:05-cv-02205-LKK-PAN, DJ #90-5-1-1-17457.

The proposed Consent Decree may be viewed at​enrd/​open.html.

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Stephen Samuels,

Assistant Chief, Environmental Defense Section, Environment & Natural Resources Division.

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[FR Doc. 05-22361 Filed 11-8-05; 8:45 am]