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

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On November 13, 2012, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the lawsuit entitled United States v. NST, Inc. and Yuan Cheng International Group, Inc., Civil Action No. CV-12-1836.

The United States filed this lawsuit under the Clean Air Act. The United States' complaint seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties for the importation and sale of highway motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and engines in violation of certification and labeling requirements of the Clean Air Act and its regulations. The complaint also alleges violations of the Clean Air Act's information collection requirements. The consent decree requires defendants and two executives of the companies to pay a civil penalty of $50,000 (which amount was based on an assessment of ability to pay) and, for a period of ten years, not to import vehicles and engines unless they have first entered into a compliance plan with the Environmental Protection Agency.

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. NST, Inc. and Yuan Cheng International Group, Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-2-1-10317. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (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 mailAssistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ-ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611.

During the public comment period, the consent decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: 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 $6.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Karen S. Dworkin,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-28232 Filed 11-20-12; 8:45 am]