The Consent Decree was lodged on January 2, 2015.

“Plaintiff, the United States of America, hereby notifies the Court and all parties of record in this action that the United States, the State of Arkansas, and the City of Fort Smith, Arkansas have entered into a proposed Consent Decree, which is being lodged with the filing of this notice.

The public will have thirty (30) days, beginning on the date notice of lodging of the Consent Decree is published in the Federal Register, in which to submit comments on the Consent Decree.

After the public comment period has expired, the United States will inform the Court of any public comments received. If, after reviewing the public comments, the United States concludes that the Consent Decree should be entered, the United States will so advise the Court and seek entry of the Consent Decree as a final order of the Court.”