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Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent DecreeUnder the Clean Water Act

On September 27, 2012, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed a consent decree with the United States District Court for the District of Maryland in the lawsuit entitledUnited Statesv.BP Products North America, Inc.,Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-2886.

The United States filed this lawsuit under the Clean Water Act. The United States' complaint seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties for violations of the regulations that govern preparations for responding to oil spills at the defendant's petroleum terminal in Curtis Bay, Maryland. The consent decree requires the defendant to perform injunctive relief and pay a $210,000 civil penalty.

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 toUnited Statesv.BP Products North America, Inc.,D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-1-1-08982. 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:

During the public comment period, the consent decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: 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 20044-7611.

Please enclose a check or money order for $14.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Robert Brook, Assistant Section Chief,Environmental Enforcement Section,Environment and Natural Resources Division.