[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 105 (Friday, June 1, 2007)]
[Pages 30630-30631]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-2699]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under The Clean Water Act, 
Oil Pollution Act, and Endangered Species Act

    Notice is hereby given that on May 21, 2007, a proposed Consent 
Decree in United States v. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., et al. 
Civil Action No. 2:07-00952-GEB-EFB was lodged with the United States 
District Court for the Eastern District of California.
    In this action the United States and the State of California sought 
civil penalties, injunctive relief, response costs, and natural 
resource damages as a result of three oil spills from

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defendants' pipeline into waters of the United States and the State of 
California. Pursuant to the Decree, the defendants will pay $3,795,135 
in civil penalties, $1,426,298 for response and reimbusement costs and 
natural resource damages and $20,000 for restoration projects. The 
defendants also commit to undertake several actions as injunctive 
remedy to prevent the recurrence of pipeline spills.
    The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication, comments relating to the 
Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney 
General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either e-
mailed to [email protected] or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, 
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should refer 
to United States v. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, et al., D.J. Ref. 
    The Consent Decree may be examined at the office of the United 
States Attorney, Eastern District of California, 501 I Street, 
Sacramento, CA 95814, and at U.S. EPA Region 9, 75 Hawthorne Street, 
San Francisco, California 94105. During the public comment period, the 
Consent Decree, may also be examined on the following Department of 
Justice Web site, to http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. A 
copy of the Consent Decree may also by 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 ([email protected]), 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 $12.00 
(25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, 
if by e-mail or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent 
Decree Library at the stated address.

Henry Friedman,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 07-2699 Filed 5-31-07; 8:45 am]