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

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On May 22, 2019, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree (“Consent Decree”) with the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut in the lawsuit entitled United States and the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection v. Gloucester County Utilities Authority, Civil Action No. 2:19-cv-12818.

In a Complaint, the United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the State of New Jersey, on behalf of the Department of Environmental Protection, alleges that the Gloucester County Utilities Authority (“GCUA”) violated the Clean Air Act (the “Act”), 42 U.S.C. 7413, by violating: (1) The Solid Waste Combustion provisions in Section 129 of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7429, and (2) the Federal Plan Requirements for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units Constructed on or Before October 14, 2010, 40 CFR part 62, subpart LLL (“Subpart LLL”). The proposed Consent Decree in this case, among other things, requires that GCUA pay a civil penalty of $132,500 in two installments. In addition, the Consent Decree requires a New Jersey-sponsored supplemental project, to be overseen by the state, involving the purchase and installation of four electric vehicle-charging stations within Gloucester County by September 31, 2019.

The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States and the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection v. Gloucester County Utilities Authority, D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-2-1-11877. 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 emailpubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov
By mailAssistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611.

During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https://www.justice.gov/​enrd/​consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the proposed 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 $10.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost), payable to the United States Treasury.

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Jeffrey Sands,

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

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[FR Doc. 2019-11863 Filed 6-5-19; 8:45 am]

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