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[Federal Register: October 3, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 192)]
[Page 62076]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

     Under 28 CFR 50.7 notice is hereby given that on September 16,
2002, a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Wolcottville Sand
and Gravel Corporation, d/b/a London Aggregates, No. 98-CV-74192 (E.D.
Mich.), and PIRGIM Public Interest Lobby v. Wolcottville Sand and
Gravel Corporation, d/b/a London Aggregates, No. 98-73730 (E.D. Mich)
was lodged with the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Michigan.
     The United States' complaint sought injunctive relief and civil
penalties for Wolcottville's violations of the conditions and
limitations of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
(``NPDES'') permit, issued by the State of Michigan pursuant to CWA
Section 402, 33 U.S.C. 1342, at Wolcottville's limestone quarry in
Milan, Monroe County, Michigan. Under the proposed consent decree,
Wolcottville will modify its mining operations such that it will be
able eliminate all discharges at the quarry and surrender its National
Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit. Wolcottville will also
pay $75,000 to resolve the United States' claim for civil penalties,
perform certain supplemental environmental projects at a cost of
$360,000 in partial mitigation of the United States' civil penalty
claims, and undertake two restoration projects in settlement of the
citizens plaintiffs' claims.
     The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30)
days from the date of this publication comments relating to the
proposed Consent Degree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant
Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, P.O. Box
7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should
refer to United States v.Wolcottville Sand and Gravel Corporation, d/b/
a London Aggregates, No. 98-CV-74192 (E.D. Mich.), D.J. Ref. 90-5-1-1-
     The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United
States Attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 211 W. Fort Street
Detroit, Michigan 48226-3211 (contact Assistant United States Attorney
Mary Rigdon, 313-226-9100), and at U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 W. Jackson
Blvd., Chicago, Illinois (contact Assistant Regional Counsel Richard
Clarizio (312-886-0559). 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 a request
to Tonia Fleetwood, fax no. 202-616-6584, telephone confirmation number
202-514-1547. In requesting a copy, please enclose a check in the
amount of $15.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the
U.S. Treasury.

William Brighton,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 02-25098 Filed 10-2-02; 8:45 am]

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