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On October 25, 2012, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan in the lawsuit entitled
In a Complaint filed the same day under the Clean Air Act (Act), the United States seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties regarding the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V provisions of the Act, and PSD provisions of the Michigan State Implementation Plan, for violations at Kellogg's cereal and snack food manufacturing plants located in Battle Creek, Michigan and Grand Rapids, Michigan. The proposed Consent Decree requires Kellogg to reduce its Volatile Organic Compound permit levels at both facilities, perform a mitigation project (costing more than $435,000) to replace a cooling and dehumidifying system that uses the refrigerant R-22 with a chilled water system that does not use R-22, and pay a $500,000 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 to
During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site:
Please enclose a check or money order for $ 7.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.