Under 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on November 23, 2009 a Consent Decree in United States of America and Allegheny County Health Department v. Allegheny Ludlum Corporation and Harsco Corporation, Civil Action No. 09-1546 was lodged with the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
In a complaint that was filed simultaneously with the Consent Decree, the United States and the Allegheny County Health Department (“ACHD”) sought injunctive relief and penalties against Allegheny Ludlum Corporation (“ALC”) and Harsco Corporation (“Harsco”) pursuant to Section 113(b) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7413(b), for alleged Clean Air Act violations and violations of the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan at a slag handling operation in Natrona, Pennsylvania owned by ALC and operated by Harsco.
Under the terms of the settlement, the settling defendants will: (1) Control fugitive emissions at the slag handling operations; (2) perform a supplemental environmental project to control fugitive dust in the vicinity of the slag handling operations; and (3) pay a $184,900 civil penalty for settlement of the claims in the complaint.
The Department of Justice will receive comments relating to the Consent Decree for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, or submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and should refer to United States and the Allegheny County Health Department v. Allegheny Ludlum Corporation and Harsco Corporation, D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-2-1-09378.
The Consent Decree may be examined at the Offices of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611 or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (email@example.com), fax number (202) 514-0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514-1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $10.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury.Start Signature
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. E9-28459 Filed 11-27-09; 8:45 am]
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