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Final Resolution Letter and Agreement to MD Recipients and MDNR Monitoring Closure Letter for Complaint

On January 30, 2019, EPA’s External Civil Rights Compliance Office (ECRCO) with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), issued a Resolution Letter resolving Administrative Complaint Nos. 28R-16-R3, 29R-16-R3 and 30R-16-R3 based on an Informal Resolution Agreement entered into between PHMSA and the Maryland Public Service Commission and between EPA and the Maryland Department of Environment and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.  The complaint alleged discrimination based on race, in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), DOT regulation at 40 C.F.R., Part 21 and EPA regulation at 40 C.F.R. Part 7, relating to the process and decision to issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to Mattawoman Energy, LLC for the construction of a natural gas-fired power plant in Brandywine Maryland and to the public engagement process prior to the decision to issue a CPCN. 

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