[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 187 (Tuesday, September 27, 2011)]
[Page 59738]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-24714]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the National Marine 
Sanctuaries Act, The Park System Resource Protection Act, The Oil 
Pollution Act and The Clean Water Act

    Notice is hereby given that on September 19, 2011, a proposed 
Consent Decree in United States v. M/V COSCO BUSAN, et al., Civil 
Action No. 07-6045 SC, was lodged with the United States District Court 
for the Northern District of California.
    In this action, the United States sought reimbursement of response 
costs, natural resource damages and assessment costs, and penalties 
resulting from the discharge of oil that occurred when the M/V COSCO 
BUSAN allided with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on November 7, 
2007. The allision caused an approximate 53,000 gallon oil spill into 
the San Francisco Bay. The settling governmental entities are the 
United States, the State of California, the City and County of San 
Francisco and the City of Richmond. The settling defendants are Regal 
Stone Limited, Fleet Management Ltd., the M/V COSCO BUSAN and John J. 
Cota. The Consent Decree also resolves the liability of Dr. Charles 
Calza, Dr. Alan Smoot, Dr. Eugene Belogorsky, the North Bay Sleep 
Medicine Institute, Inc., Patty Tucker, Longs Drug Stores California, 
LLC, Longs Drug Stores, LLC, Longs Drug Stores Corporation, CVS 
Caremark Corporation, Louie Chester, the San Francisco Bar Pilots, the 
San Francisco Bar Pilots Benevolent Association, Peter McIsaac and 
Russell Nyborg. The Consent Decree payment reimburses the governmental 
entities for response costs, damages to natural resources and 
assessment costs, requires payment to compensate for lost recreation 
uses, and imposes a State of California penalty.
    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, D.C. 20044-7611, and should refer to 
United States v. M/V COSCO BUSAN, et al., D.J. Ref. 90-5-1-1-09349.
    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. If requesting a copy from the Consent Decree 
Library by mail, please enclose a check in the amount of $16.00 (25 
cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if 
requesting by e-mail or fax, forward a check in that amount to the 
Consent Decree Library at the address given above.

Henry Friedman,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-24714 Filed 9-26-11; 8:45 am]