[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 141 (Wednesday, July 23, 1997)]
[Pages 39520-39521]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-19392]




Clean Water Act Class Ii: Proposed Administrative Penalty 
Assessment and Opportunity to Comment regarding Halls Ferry Center, 
Inc., and Halak, Inc.

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'').

ACTION: Complaint, notice of proposed civil penalty and opportunity to 
request hearing.


SUMMARY: The EPA is providing notice of a proposed civil penalty for 
alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (``Act''). The EPA is also 
providing notice of opportunity to request a hearing on the proposed 
    Under 33 U.S.C. 1319(g), EPA is authorized to issue orders 
assessing civil penalties for various violations of the Act. The EPA 
may issue such orders after filing a Complaint commencing either a 
Class I or Class II penalty proceeding. The EPA provides the public 
notice of the proposed penalty pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 1319(g)(4)(A).
    Class II proceedings are conducted under EPA's Consolidated Rules 

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Practice Governing the Administrative Assessment of Civil Penalties and 
the Revocation or Suspension of Permits, 40 CFR part 22. The procedures 
by which the public may submit written comment on a proposed Class II 
or participate in a Class II proceeding, and the procedures by which a 
respondent may request a hearing, are set forth in the Consolidated 
Rules. The deadline for submitting public comment on a proposed Class 
II order is August 22, 1997.
    On June 30, 1997, EPA commenced the following Class II proceeding 
for the assessment of penalties by filing with the Regional Hearing 
Clerk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VII, 726 Minnesota 
Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66101, (913) 551-7630, the following 
    In the Matter of Halls Ferry Center, Inc. and Halak, Inc., EPA 
Docket No. VII-97-W-0018.
    The Complaint proposes a penalty of Twenty Thousand Dollars 
($20,000) for failure to comply with section 301 of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. 

Persons wishing to receive a copy of EPA's Consolidated Rules, review 
the Complaint or other documents filed in this proceeding, comment upon 
the proposed penalty assessment, or otherwise participate in the 
proceeding should contact the Regional Hearing Clerk identified above.
    The administrative record for the proceeding is located in the EPA 
Regional Office at the address stated above, and the file will be open 
for public inspection during normal business hours. All information 
submitted by Halls Ferry Center, Inc. and Halak, Inc. is available as 
part of the administrative record, subject to provisions of law 
restricting public disclosure of confidential information. In order to 
provide opportunity for public comment, EPA will issue no final order 
assessing a penalty in this proceeding prior to August 22, 1997.

    Dated: July 9, 1997.
William Rice,
Acting Regional Administrator.
[FR Doc. 97-19392 Filed 7-22-97; 8:45 am]