Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

CourtJustice Department
Citation86 FR 73806
Record Number2021-28197
Publication Date28 December 2021
73806
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 28, 2021 / Notices
Comments may be submitted either by
email or by mail:
To submit
comments: Send them to:
By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@
usdoj.gov.
By mail ......... Assistant 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
enclose a check or money order for
$14.50 (25 cents per page reproduction
cost) payable to the United States
Treasury to: Consent Decree Library,
U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611,
Washington, DC 20044–7611.
Thomas Carroll,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental
Enforcement Section, Environment and
Natural Resources Division.
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree
Under the Clean Water Act
On December 22, 2021, the
Department of Justice filed a complaint
in, and simultaneously lodged a
Consent Decree with, the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of
Pennsylvania in the matter of United
States of America, and the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
Department of Environmental
Protection v. Bucks County Water and
Sewer Authority, Civil Action No. 21–
cv–557 (E.D. Pa.).
The Complaint alleges that the Bucks
County Water and Sewer Authority (the
‘‘Authority’’) violated its National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
permits, the Clean Water Act, and the
Pennsylvania Clean Streams law by
failing to prohibit unpermitted
discharges in the form of sanitary sewer
overflows (‘‘SSOs’’) and failing to
properly operate and maintain its
system.
The proposed Consent Decree seeks to
resolve the alleged claims in the
complaint. The Parties’ express purpose
entering into this Consent Decree is for
the Authority to take all measures
necessary to comply with the Clean
Water Act and the regulations
promulgated thereunder, and the Clean
Streams Law and the regulations
promulgated thereunder, and to ensure
compliance with any applicable permits
issued to Defendant concerning the
proper operation and maintenance of
the Authority’s waste water treatment
plants and collection systems. The
proposed Consent Decree establishes
injunctive relief measures to achieve the
above purposes, and secures a civil
penalty in the amount of $450,000.
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 of America, and
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
Department of Environmental
Protection v. Bucks County Water and
Sewer Authority, Civil Action No. 21–
cv–557 (E.D. Pa.)., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–
1–10715. All comments must be
submitted no later than thirty (30) days
after the publication date of this notice.
Comments may be submitted by email
or by mail:
To submit
comments: Send them to:
By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@
usdoj.gov.
By mail ......... Assistant Attorney General
U.S. DOJ—ENRD
P.O. Box 7611,
Washington, DC 20044–7611.
During the public comment period,
the proposed amendments to the
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
amendments 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 $26.50 (25 cents per page
reproduction cost) payable to the United
States Treasury.
Jeffrey Sands,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental
Enforcement Section, Environment and
Natural Resources Division.
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NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE
ARTS AND HUMANITIES
National Endowment for the Arts
Submission for OMB Emergency
Review of the ‘‘2022 Arts Supplement
to the General Social Survey’’
AGENCY
: National Endowment for the
Arts, National Foundation on the Arts
and Humanities.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: The National Endowment for
the Arts (NEA), as part of its continuing
effort to reduce paperwork and
respondent burden, conducts a
preclearance consultation program to
provide the general public and Federal
agencies with an opportunity to
comment on proposed and/or
continuing collections of information in
accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995. This program
helps to ensure the requested data can
be provided in the desired format,
reporting burden (time and financial
resources) is minimized, collection
instruments are clearly understood, and
the impact of collection requirements on
respondents can be properly assessed.
Currently, the NEA is soliciting
comments concerning the proposed
information collection on arts
participation in the U.S.: Clearance
Request for NEA 2022 Arts Supplement
to the General Social Survey. Copies of
this ICR (information collection
request), with applicable supporting
documentation, may be obtained by
visiting www.Reginfo.gov.
DATES
: The National Endowment for the
Arts is requesting OMB’s approval of
this emergency request by January 21,
2022. Written comments must be
submitted to the office listed in the
address section below within 5 days
from the date of this publication in the
Federal Register.
ADDRESSES
: Send written comments and
recommendations for proposed
information collection requests within 5
days of publication of this Notice to
Sunil Iyengar at research@arts.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The NEA
is particularly interested in comments
which:
Evaluate whether the proposed
collection of information is necessary
for the proper performance of the
functions of the agency, including
whether the information will have
practical utility;
Evaluate the accuracy of the
agency’s estimate of the burden of the
proposed collection of information
including the validity of the
methodology and assumptions used;
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