[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 146 (Friday, July 29, 2011)]
[Page 45617]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-19178]



Notice of Lodging of the Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Notice is hereby given that on July 19, 2011, a proposed Consent 
Decree in United States v. Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority 
(``JCMUA''), Civil Action No. 2:11-04120 (SDW-MCA), was lodged with the 
United States Court for the District of New Jersey.
    The proposed Consent Decree resolves JCMUA's Clean Water Act (CWA) 
violations stemming from its failure to properly operate and maintain 
its Combined Sewer Collection System, which resulted in dry weather 
overflows and numerous basement backups in the homes of residents of 
Jersey City. Under the terms of the Consent Decree, JCMUA will pay a 
$375,000 penalty, undertake a Supplemental Environment Project valued 
at $550,000, and implement injunctive relief valued at approximately 
$52 million. As part of the injunctive relief, JCMUA will undertake a 
Capacity and Condition Assessment Study, a telemetry monitoring 
program, implement a residential complaint tracking system, implement 
approved operation and maintenance schedules of its sewers, conduct a 
pump station evaluation, as well as implement numerous construction 
projects aimed at repairing or replacing deteriorating sewers within 
its Combined Sewer System.
    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 
the matter as United States v. JCMUA, D.J. Ref. 90-5-1-1-09499.
    The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United 
States Attorney, 970 Broad Street, Suite 700, Newark, New Jersey, and 
at U.S. EPA Region II, 290 Broadway, New York, New York. During the 
public comment period, the Consent Decree may also be examined on the 
following Department of Justice Web site, 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 
emailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood ([email protected]), fax 
no. (202) 514-0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514-1547. In 
requesting from the Consent Decree Library a copy of the consent decree 
for United States v. JCMUA, Civil Action No. 2:11-04120, please enclose 
a check in the amount of $15.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) 
payable to the U.S. Treasury.

Ronald G. Gluck,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resource Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-19178 Filed 7-28-11; 8:45 am]