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[Federal Register: June 28, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 124)]
[Notices]
[Page 36828-36829]
 From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr28jn06-119]

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
 
Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Under 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on June 21, 2006, a 
proposed Consent Decree in United States v. S.D. Warren Company d/b/a/ 
Sappi Fine Paper North America, Civil Action No. 1:06-CV-437 (W.D. 
Mich.) was lodged with the United States District Court for the Western 
District of Michigan.
    The Consent Decree addresses alleged violations of the Clean Air 
Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q, at a kraft pulp mill in Muskegon, Michigan 
that is owned and operated by S.D. Warren Company d/b/a/ Sappi Fine 
Paper North America (the ``Defendant''). More specifically, the United 
States alleges that the Defendant failed to comply with multiple Clean 
Air Act requirements applicable to the recovery furnace at the Muskegon 
Mill before the Defendant deactivated that recovery furnace in August 2005.
    The proposed Consent Decree between the United States and the 
Defendant would require the Defendant to; (1) Pay a $586,106 civil 
penalty for alleged past violations of the Clean Air Act, (2) comply 
fully with Clean Air Act requirements applicable to the Muskegon Mill 
recovery furnace if the Defendant reactivates the recovery furnace; and 
(3) report to the U.S. Environmental, Protection Agency on the status 
of the recovery furnace.
    The Department of Justice will receive comments relating to the 
Consent Decree for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this 
publication. 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. S.D. Warren Company d/b/a Sappi Fine Paper North 
America, Civil Action No. 1:06-CV-437 (W.D. Mich.) and D.J. Ref. No. 
90-5-2-1-08442.
    The Consent Decree may be examined at: (1) The offices of the 
United States Attorney, 330 Ionia Avenue, NW., Suite 501, Grand Rapids, 
Michigan (contact Michael Shiparski (616-456-2404)); and

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(2) the offices of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 
77 West Jackson Boulevard, 14th Floor, Chicago, Illinois (contact 
Cynthia King (312-886-6831)). During the public comment period, the 
Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of 
Justice Web site, <A HREF="http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/open.html";>http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/open.html</A>. 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 or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood 
<A HREF="mailto:tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov";>tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov</A>), fax no. 202-514-0097, phone confirmation 
number 202-514-1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree 
Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $5.50 (22 pages at 25 
cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury.

William D. Brighton,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 06-5765 Filed 6-27-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4410-15-M

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