[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 204 (Friday, October 23, 2009)]
[Pages 54850-54851]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-25494]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Notice is hereby given that on October 19, 2009, a proposed Consent 
Decree in United States v. BASF Corporation, Civil Action No. 1:09 CV 
0914, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Eastern 
District of Texas.
    In this action, the United States sought injunctive relief and 
civil penalties for violations of the industrial refrigerant repair, 
record-keeping, and reporting regulations at 40 CFR 82.156 (Recycling 
and Emission Reduction) promulgated by the Environmental Protection 
Agency (``EPA'') under Subchapter VI of the Clean Air Act 
(Stratospheric Ozone Protection), 42 U.S.C. 7671-7671q, at five of 
BASF's facilities in the United States. The five facilities are located 
in Livonia, Michigan; South Brunswick and Washington, New Jersey; 
Greenville, Ohio; and Beaumont, Texas. In the proposed Consent Decree, 
BASF agrees to (1) retrofit or retire three of its industrial process 
refrigeration units at its Beaumont, Texas facility and (2) pay a 
$384,200 penalty to the United States.
    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 

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States v. BASF Corporation, D.J. Ref. 90-5-2-1-08255.
    The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United 
States Attorney, 350 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, TX 77701, and at U.S. 
EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas TX 75202. 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 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 ([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 $9.25 (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.

Maureen Katz,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. E9-25494 Filed 10-22-09; 8:45 am]