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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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

On October 1, 2012, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming in the lawsuit entitledUnited Statesv.Sinclair Wyoming Oil Co.,Civil Action No. 2:12-cv-00220-NDF.

The United States filed this lawsuit under the Clean Air Act. The United States' complaint seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties for violations of the Act's chemical accident prevention requirements at the defendant's refinery in Sinclair, Wyoming. The proposed consent decree requires the defendant to perform injunctive relief and pay a $378,000 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.Sinclair Wyoming Refining Co.,D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-2-1-10452. 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:http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html.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 20044-7611.

Please enclose a check or money order for $9.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

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