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Proposed Consent Decrees
Photograph of the tail of a whale coming up to the surface off the coast of Alaska.  Courtesy of NOAA.

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., et al. v. Noble Energy, Inc. To Be Scheduled
U.S., et al. v. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, et al. To Be Scheduled
U.S., et al. v. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. 04/23/15 - 05/26/15
U.S., et al v. Allan Myers, et al 04/22/15 - 05/22/15
U.S. v. Beaver Oil Co., Inc. 04/20/15 - 05/20/15
Emhart Industries, Inc., et al. v. New England Container Co., Inc., et al. 04/17/15 - 05/18/15
U.S., et al v. NCR Corp, et al 04/15/15 - 05/15/15
U.S. v. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government 04/14/15 - 05/14/15
U.S. v. Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission 04/14/15 - 05/14/15
U.S. v. Millard Refrigerated Services, LLC 04/13/15 - 05/13/15
U.S. v. Sainz, et al. 04/07/15 - 05/07/15
U.S. v. Richard Middleton, et al 03/31/15 - 04/30/15
U.S. v. MTU America 03/30/15 - 04/29/15
Herberg v. EPA 03/30/15 - 04/29/15
U.S., et al. v. Continental Carbon Company 03/27/15 - 04/27/15

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: April 2015