[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 73 (Friday, April 17, 2009)]
[Page 17883]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-8767]



Notice of Settlement Agreement

    In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is 
hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement in United States v. 
North Carolina DOT Ferry Division, et al., No. 5:08-CV-48-BO 
(E.D.N.C.), to obtain injunctive relief and impose civil penalties 
against defendants for alleged violations of Clean Water Act sections 
301(a) and 404, 33 U.S.C. 1311, 1344, by discharging fill material 
without a permit into the Currituck Sound, along a traditional boating 
lane near Corolla, North Carolina.
    The proposed Settlement Agreement resolves these allegations by 
requiring defendants North Carolina Department of Transportation, Jerry 
Gaskill and Billy R. Moore to pay civil penalties. In addition, the 
North Carolina Department of Transportation is required to provide 
periodic training regarding the Clean Water Act and related 
environmental requirements. The Department of Justice will accept 
written comments relating to this proposed Settlement Agreement for 
thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this Notice. Please 
address comments to Neal I. Fowler, Assistant United States Attorney, 
United States Attorney's Office, Civil Division, Terry Sanford Federal 
Building, 310 New Bern Avenue, Suite 800, Raleigh, North Carolina 
27601-1461, and refer to United States v. North Carolina DOT Ferry 
Division, et al., No. 5:08-CV-48-BO. The proposed Settlement may be 
viewed at http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html.

Russell M. Young,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Defense Section, Environment & Natural 
Resources Division.
[FR Doc. E9-8767 Filed 4-16-09; 8:45 am]