[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 20, 2022)]
[Page 23570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-08373]



Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under The Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act

    On April 13, 2022, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Eastern 
District of Kentucky, in the lawsuit entitled United States of America 
and Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Cleveland-Cliffs Steel Corporation, 
Civil Action No. 0:22-CV-00029-HRW.
    The plaintiffs filed this lawsuit under the Resource Conservation 
and Recovery Act. 42 U.S.C. 6928(a). The complaint seeks injunctive 
relief and civil penalties for nine alleged violations that occurred at 
a former coke production facility in Ashland, Kentucky. The alleged 
violations occurred between 2010 and 2012 when AK Steel Corporation 
owned the facility; AK Steel is now known as Cleveland-Cliffs Steel 
Corporation. The Consent Decree requires the defendant to pay a 
$490,000 civil penalty, to conduct site-wide sampling and analysis, and 
to perform injunctive relief to clean up four specific locations at the 
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant 
Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and 
should refer to United States et al. v. Cleveland-Cliffs Steel Corp., 
D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-2-1-09449/1. 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 at and downloaded from this Justice Department website: 
https://www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper 
copy of the Consent Decree 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-
    Please enclose a check or money order for $143.75 (25 cents per 
page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Jeffrey Sands,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2022-08373 Filed 4-19-22; 8:45 am]