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Proposed Consent Decrees
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This page contains links to consent decrees that the Division has recently lodged in the federal district courts and on which the Division is currently accepting public comment. In each case, a notice was published in the Federal Register and a link to that notice is also provided. The notice includes a brief description of the settlement, the procedure for submitting public comments, and the date the comment period closes.

If the consent decree was negotiated prior to filing the lawsuit, a copy of the complaint — filed contemporaneously with the consent decree — is also provided. Some cases have more than one consent decree posted. Typically, this reflects cases in which the Division has negotiated separate consent decrees with different defendants, or groups of defendants. Each consent decree is posted separately.

CaseComment Period
U.S. and the State of West Virginia v. Trans Energy, Inc. 09/11/14 - 10/14/14
U.S. v. Costco Wholesale Corp. 09/10/14 - 10/10/14
U.S. v. Atlantic Richfield Co., et al 09/09/14 - 10/09/14
U.S., et al. v. Chevron Mining, Inc. 09/05/14 - 10/06/14
U.S. v. Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, et al. 09/04/14 - 10/06/14
U.S. v. E.I. DuPont De Nemours 09/03/14 - 10/03/14
U.S. v. Exxonmobil Pipeline Co. 09/02/14 - 10/02/14
U.S. v. The Estate of F. Paul Meeuwenberg, et al 08/29/14 - 09/29/14
U.S. v. Meyer Management , Inc. 08/25/14 - 09/24/14
U.S. and the State of New York v. City of New York and New York Department of Environmental Protection 08/21/14 - 09/22/14
U.S. v. Anchordoguy 08/19/14 - 09/18/14
U.S., et al. v. East Bay Municipal Utility District 07/31/14 - 09/02/14

Technical questions about this webpage may be directed to  Any comments on proposed consent decrees should be submitted in accordance with the instructions provided in the pertinent Federal Register notice; they are not received at this email account.

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Last Updated: September 2014