Skip to Content


Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

Notice is hereby given that on June 28, 2010, a proposed Consent Decree (“Decree”) in United States v. West Side Metals Corp., Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-01427, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

In this action the United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“U.S. EPA”), sought penalties and injunctive relief under the Clean Air Act (“CAA”) against West Side Metals Corp. (“Defendant”) relating to Defendant's Cleveland, Ohio facility (“Facility”). The Complaint alleges that Defendant has violated Section 608(b)(1)of the CAA, 42 U.S.C. 7671g(b)(1) (National Recycling and Emission Reduction Program) and the regulations promulgated thereunder, 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F, by failing to follow the requirement to recover or verify recovery of refrigerant from appliances it accepts for disposal. The Consent Decree provides for a civil penalty of $10,000 based upon ability to pay. The Decree also requires Defendant to (1) purchase equipment to recover refrigerant or contract for such services and provide such service at no additional cost; (2) no longer accept appliances with cut lines unless the supplier can provide appropriate verification that such appliances have not leaked; (3) require its suppliers to use the verification statement provided in Appendix A; and (4) keep a refrigerant recovery log regarding refrigerant that it has recovered.

The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Decree. 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, and either e-mailed to or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should refer to United States, et al. v. West Side Metals Corp., D.J. Ref. 90-5-2-1-09619. The Decree may be examined at U.S. EPA, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604. During the public comment period, the Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site,​enrd/​Consent_​Decrees.html. A copy of the 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 (, fax no. (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 $6.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if by email or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the stated address.

Start Signature

Maureen Katz,

Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

End Signature End Preamble

[FR Doc. 2010-16099 Filed 7-1-10; 8:45 am]