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Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

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Notice is hereby given that on April 25, 2012, a proposed Consent Decree in United States of America and State of New Jersey v. Hess Corporation, Civil Action No. 2:12cv2335 was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

The Consent Decree in this Clean Air Act enforcement action against Hess Corporation resolves allegations by the Environmental Protection Agency, asserted in a complaint filed together with the Consent Decree, under section 113(b) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7413(b), for alleged environmental violations at Hess Corporation's petroleum refinery in Port Reading, New Jersey.

This is one of numerous national settlements reached as part of the EPA's Clean Air Act Petroleum Refinery Initiative. Consistent with the objectives of EPA's national initiative, in addition to the payment of $850,000 in civil penalties, the settlement requires Hess Corporation to perform injunctive relief to reduce emission of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds.

The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either emailed to or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should refer to Hess Corporation, D.J. Ref. 90-5-2-1-08229.

During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, to 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 emailing a request to “Consent Decree Copy” (, fax no. (202) 514-0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514-5271. If requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library by mail, please enclose a check in the amount of $33.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if requesting by email or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the address given above.

Robert Brook,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-10389 Filed 4-30-12; 8:45 am]