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[Federal Register: December 2, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 231)]
[Page 67586-67587]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

     Notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United
States v. Ford Motor Company (E.D. Mich.), Case No. 99-60670, entered
into by plaintiffs United States of America, Department of
Environmental Quality, State of Michigan, and Wayne County, Michigan
and defendant Ford Motor Company was lodged on November 17, 1999 with
the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
The proposed Consent Decree resolves certain claims under Section
113(b) of the Clean Air Act (``the Act''), 42 U.S.C. Sec. 7413(b),
against the defendant with respect to VOC emissions from coating lines
at three of its facilities: the Michigan Truck Assembly Plant located
at 38303 Michigan Avenue, Wayne, Michigan; the Dearborn Assembly Plant
located at 3001 Miller Road, Dearborn, Michigan; and the Wayne Assembly
Plant located at 37625 Michigan Avenue, Wayne, Michigan. Under the
Consent Decree, Ford will pay a civil penalty of $1.1 million (to be
divided equally among the United States, Michigan, and Wayne County)
and will implement a supplemental environmental project that will
change its primer system at its Dearborn Assembly facility from a
solvent-based system to a waterborne primer system.
     The Department of Justice will receive comments relating to the
proposed Consent Decree for 30 days following the publication of this
Notice. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General
of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, Department of
Justice, Washington, DC 20530, and should refer to United States v.
Ford Motor Company, D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-2-1-06026, -06026/2, -06026/3.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will also be taking
public comment and holding a public hearing, if requested, on Ford's
request for amendment to its State Permit to Install, No. 454-96a, for
the installation and operation of the waterborne primer supplemental
environmental project at the Dearborn Assembly facility as a pollution
control project, which proposed amended permit is attached as
Attachment D to the Consent Decree. The proposed Consent Decree may be
examined at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern
District of Michigan, 211 W. Fort St., Suite 2300, Detroit, MI 48226-
3211 and the Region V Office of the United States Environmental
Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604. A
copy of the Consent Decree may also be obtained by overnight mail
addressed to the Department of Justice Consent Decree Library, 13th
Floor, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005, or by regular
mail addressed to the Department of Justice Consent Decree Library, PO
Box 7611, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044.
     In requesting a copy of the Consent Decree, please enclose a check
in the amount of $17.50 (25 cents per page for

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reproduction costs), payable to the Consent Decree Library.
Walker B. Smith,
Deputy Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 99-31245 Filed 12-1-99; 8:45 am]

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