[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 163 (Tuesday, August 23, 2011)]
[Page 52692]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-21528]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Toxic Substances 
Control Act

    Notice is hereby given that on August 15, 2011 a proposed Consent 
Decree in United States and the State of Michigan v. Hansons Window and 
Construction, Inc., Civil Action No. 2:11-cv-13561-JCO-MKM was lodged 
with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of 
Michigan. The consent decree settles claims against a window 
manufacturing and replacement corporation located outside of Detroit, 
Michigan. The claims were brought on behalf of the Environmental 
Protection Agency (``U.S. EPA'') under the Toxic Substances Control 
Act, 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq., and on behalf of the State of Michigan 
Department of Community Health (``Michigan DCH'') under the Michigan 
Lead Abatement Act, 1998 Mich. Pub. Acts 219 Sec.  1 et seq., Mich. 
Comp. Laws Ann. Sec.  333.5451 et seq. The Plaintiffs alleged in the 
complaint that the Settling Defendant failed to make one or more of the 
disclosures or to complete one or more of the disclosure activities 
required by Title IV, section 406(b) of the Toxic Substances Control 
    Under the Consent Decree, the Settling Defendant will pay to the 
United States a civil penalty of $50,000, will certify that it is now 
in compliance and will develop a compliance program to ensure on-going 
compliance with residential lead based paint hazard notification 
requirements in the future. As part of its settlement with the State of 
Michigan, the Settling Defendant will also perform a Supplemental 
Environmental Project (``State SEP''). For the State SEP, the Settling 
Defendant will provide $250,000 worth of windows to the State of 
Michigan for installation in housing built before 1978.
    The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication comments relating to the 
Proposed 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 and State of Michigan v. Hansons Window and 
Construction Inc., D.J. Ref.  90-5-1-1-08900.
    During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree, may 
also be examined on the following Department of Justice website, http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the proposed 
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. If requesting a copy from the Consent Decree 
Library by mail, please enclose a check in the amount of $11.50 (25 
cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if 
requesting by email or fax, forward a check in that amount to the 
Consent Decree Library at the address given above.

Karen Dworkin,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-21528 Filed 8-22-11; 8:45 am]