[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 6 (Monday, January 10, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Page 1186]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-00174]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed Stipulation and Settlement 
Agreement Under The Toxic Substances Control Act

    On January 3, 2022, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
stipulation and settlement agreement with the United States District 
Court for the Eastern District of New York in the lawsuit entitled 
United States of America v. SYG Realties, L.L.C., All Year Management 
NY, Inc., and All Year Management, L.L.C., Case No. 22-CV-14.
    The United States filed this lawsuit to seek civil penalties and 
injunctive relief for violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act, 
15 U.S.C. 2682(c), 2686(b) and 2687, (``TSCA'') and the Renovation, 
Repair and Painting Rule, 40 CFR part 745, subpart E (``RRP Rule''). 
The alleged violations concern the alleged failure of SYG Realties, 
L.L.C., All Year Management NY, Inc., and All Year Management, L.L.C. 
(``defendants''), business entities that renovated residential units, 
to comply with TSCA and the RRP Rule at five locations in Brooklyn, New 
York. The Complaint alleges that defendants, inter alia, failed to 
obtain firm certification, failed to use certified renovators, failed 
to comply with safe work-practice requirements, failed to provide the 
``Renovate Right'' Pamphlet or post warning signs, and failed to 
establish records demonstrating compliance with the RRP Rule, maintain 
those records, and make them available to EPA.
    The Stipulation and Settlement Agreement requires defendants to 
implement injunctive relief that includes advising EPA of any intent to 
engage in any renovation work governed by the RRP Rule in the future 
and then to negotiate a compliance plan with EPA that is enforceable 
through the Stipulation and Settlement Agreement.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed Stipulation and Settlement Agreement. Comments should be 
addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural 
Resources Division, and should refer to United States of America v. SYG 
Realties, L.L.C., All Year Management NY, Inc., and All Year 
Management, L.L.C., Civil Action No. 22-CV-14, D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-1-1-
11074. All comments must be submitted no later than 30 days after the 
publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by 
email or by mail:

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         To submit comments:                     Send them to:
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By email............................  [email protected].
By mail.............................  Assistant Attorney General, U.S.
                                       DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611,
                                       Washington, DC 20044-7611.
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    During the public comment period, the Stipulation and Settlement 
Agreement may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department 
website: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide 
a paper copy of the Stipulation and Settlement Agreement upon written 
request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and 
payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, 
Washington, DC 20044-7611.
    Please enclose a check or money order for $1.75 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Henry Friedman,
Assistant Section Chief, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division, Environmental Enforcement Section.
[FR Doc. 2022-00174 Filed 1-7-22; 8:45 am]
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