[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 21, 2021)]
[Page 72275]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-27524]



Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under The Clean Air 

    On December 13, 2021, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
consent decree with the United States District Court for the District 
of Rhode Island, in the lawsuit entitled United States v. City of 
Woonsocket and Synagro Northeast, LLC, Civil Action No. 1:21-c-491.
    The United States filed this lawsuit under Sections 113(b) and 
129(f) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7413(b), 7429(f) and 40 CFR part 
62, subpart LLL, against the owner and operator of a sewage sludge 
incinerator at a municipal wastewater treatment facility in Woonsocket, 
Rhode Island. The complaint seeks civil penalties and injunctive relief 
arising from alleged violations of requirements to (1) submit monthly 
status reports, a final control plan, and a site-specific monitoring 
plan; (2) perform required testing; (3) meet emission limits for sulfur 
dioxide and hydrochloric acid; and (4) establish and meet operating 
limits. The consent decree requires the settling defendants to pay a 
civil penalty of $373,660, plus interest, and to take measures to bring 
the facility into compliance.
    By this notice, the Department of Justice opens a period of public 
comment on the proposed consent decree for thirty (30) days from the 
date of publication of this notice. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
and should refer to United States v. City of Woonsocket and Synagro 
Northeast, LLC, D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-2-1-12275. All comments must be 
submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of 
this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail:

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

    During the public comment period, the consent decree may be 
examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. Paper copies of the consent 
decree are available upon written request and payment of reproduction 
costs. Such requests and payments should be addressed to:

Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 

    With each such request, please enclose a check or money order for 
$10.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) per paper copy, payable to 
the United States Treasury.

Henry S. Friedman,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2021-27524 Filed 12-20-21; 8:45 am]