Department of Justice Solicits Public Comments on Proposed Oil Spill Consent Decree

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a proposed consent decree that included a $720,000 civil penalty in connection with fishers responsible for an oil spill off the coast of American Samoa. The consent decree will resolve the DOJ’s Clean Water Act complaint against San Diego-based JM Fisheries, GS Fisheries, the company’s manager, and its chief engineer. The DOJ will accept comments through December 24, 2021.