NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED SETTLEMENT
NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND GULF SOUTH PIPELINE COMPANY, LP
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, Agency Interest Number 7832 & 23638, have entered into a proposed settlement agreement, Settlement Tracking No. SA-AE-10-0047, concerning the State's allegations of environmental violations by Respondent at its facility in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, which allegations are set forth in LDEQ Notice of Potential Penalty, Enforcement Number AE-PP-06-0052. The Department of Environmental Quality will accept comments on the proposed settlement for the next forty-five (45) days. The public is invited and encouraged to submit written comments to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Office of the Secretary, Legal Affairs Division, Post Office Box 4302, Baton Rouge Louisiana 70821-4302, Attention: Jay Glorioso, Attorney. All comments will be considered by the Department of Environmental Quality in reaching a decision on whether to make the settlement final. Terms and conditions of the proposed settlement agreement may be reviewed on the Department of Environmental Quality's website at www.deq.louisiana.gov, by selecting Divisions, Enforcement, and Settlement Agreements. The document may also be viewed at, and copies obtained from, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Public Records Center, Room 127, Galvez Building, 602 North Fifth Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802. To request a copy of the proposed settlement, submit a completed Public Record Request Form (DEQ Form FSD-0005-01). The form and instructions for completion may be found on the DEQ Website at the following address: http://www.deq.state.la.us/pubRecords/default.htm, or by calling the Customer Service Center at 1-866-896-5337. Pursuant to La. R.S. 30:2050.7(D), the Department of Environmental Quality may hold a public hearing regarding this proposed settlement when either of the following conditions are met: 1) a written request for public hearing has been filed by twenty-five (25) persons, by a governmental subdivision or agency, or by an association having not less than twenty-five (25) members who reside in the parish in which the facility is located; or 2) the secretary finds a significant degree of public interest in this settlement. For further information, you may call the Legal Affairs Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality at (225) 219-3985.
1td: August 9, 2011