[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 27, 2013)]
[Page 18629]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07051]



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

    On March 22, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
consent decree with the United States District Court for the Western 
District of Michigan in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Lake 
Michigan Trans-Lake Shortcut, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:13-cv-317.
    The United States filed the lawsuit under the Clean Water Act. The 
complaint seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties for violations in 
connection with the defendant's discharge of ash from BADGER, a coal-
fired, stream-driven ferry that operates between Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 
and Ludington, Michigan. The consent decree requires the defendant to 
cease ash discharges after BADGER's 2014 operating system, perform 
other injunctive relief, and pay a $25,000 civil penalty.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the consent decree. You may submit comments to the Assistant Attorney 
General, Environment and Natural Resources Division. The comments 
should refer to United States v. Lake Michigan Trans-Lake Shortcut, 
Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-1-1-10771. Comments must be submitted no later 
than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. 
Forward comments either by email or U.S. mail:

          To submit comments:                     Send them to:
By e-mail..............................  [email protected].
By U.S. mail...........................  Assistant Attorney General,
                                          U.S. DOJ-ENRD, P.O. Box 7611,
                                          Washington, DC 20044-7611.

    During the public comment period, you can examine and download the 
consent decree at this Justice Department Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. We will send you a paper copy 
of the consent decree upon written request and payment of reproduction 
costs (25 cents per page). Please mail your request and payment to: 
Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ-ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 
    Please enclose a check or money order for $10.50 payable to the 
United States Treasury.

Robert E. Maher, Jr.,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-07051 Filed 3-26-13; 8:45 am]