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On November 20, 2012, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana in the lawsuit entitled
The United States filed a complaint in February 2009, seeking injunctive relief and civil penalties for violations of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration ("PSD") provisions of the Clean Air Act ("CAA"), 42 U.S.C. 7470-92; the federally approved PSD regulations contained in the Louisiana State Implementation Plan ("SIP"); and the federally approved Louisiana Title V program, 42 U.S.C. 7661a-76661f ("Title V") at the Big Cajun II, the Defendant's coal fired power plant in New Roads, Louisiana.. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality ("LDEQ") filed a complaint in February 2010 alleging the same violations as are in the United States' complaint.
The complaints allege that Louisiana Generating failed to obtain appropriate permits and failed to install and operate required pollution control devices to reduce emissions of various air pollutants at two coal-fired generating units at the company's Big Cajun II plant. The proposed consent decree would require Louisiana Generating to reduce harmful emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO
The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed 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 proposed consent decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site:
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