[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 236 (Thursday, December 8, 2011)]
[Page 76763]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31448]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act

    Notice is hereby given that on December 1, 2011, a proposed consent 
decree in United States v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company 
(``DuPont''), Civil Action No. 1:11-7003, was lodged with the United 
States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
    In this action the United States sought civil penalties and 
injunctive relief to address alleged violations of the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (``RCRA''), 42 U.S.C. 6901-92k, at 
DuPont's Secure Environmental Treatment Facility in Deepwater, New 
Jersey. The complaint alleges that DuPont returned hazardous waste to a 
facility not permitted to receive it, that DuPont failed to comply with 
an information request from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
and that DuPont stored railcars containing hazardous waste without a 
permit and without secondary containment measures. The consent decree 
requires DuPont to pay a civil penalty of $250,000 and, among other 
things, to store railcars containing hazardous waste accepted at the 
facility after March 30, 2012 only in accordance with the requirements 
of the RCRA, and to empty all railcars containing hazardous waste that 
were accepted prior to March 30, 2012 by June 1, 2012.
    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 emailed 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 v. DuPont, D.J. Ref. 90-5-1-1-09300/1.
    The consent decree may 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 a copy from the 
Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $8.25 
(25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, 
if by email 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. 2011-31448 Filed 12-7-11; 8:45 am]