Notice of Lodging of First Amended and Restated Settlement Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 26647-26648 [07-2305]

Download as PDF pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 90 / Thursday, May 10, 2007 / Notices the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ‘‘sixty days’’ until July 9, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Christopher Mumola, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 (phone: 202–353–2132). Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: New data collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Former Prisoner Survey. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: FPS (Survey Questionnaire), FPS–1 (Records Form), FPS–2 (Roster Verification Form), and FPS–C (Consent to Participate in Research). The Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, is the sponsor for the collection. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. Other: State, Local, or Tribal Government. The work under this VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 May 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 clearance will be used to develop surveys to produce national estimates for the incidence and prevalence of sexual assault within correctional facilities as required under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108–79). (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 16,500 former prisoners will be interviewed. Of these, 87% (14,355) are estimated to be non-victims and will spend approximately 30 minutes on average responding to the survey, while 13% (2,145) will be victims and will spend approximately 40 minutes on average responding to the survey. Approximately 200 parole office groupings will be asked to develop and verify rosters of eligible parolees and provide background and contact information for those cases sampled. It is estimated that the rostering and verification process will average approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes per office. Providing contact and background information will average 10.84 hours for the 140 smaller offices (with smaller sample sizes) and 21.67 hours for the 60 larger offices (with larger sample sizes). The total average burden will thus be 13 hours for the 140 smaller offices and 24 hours for the 60 larger offices. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 11,858 total burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: May 4, 2007. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E7–9000 Filed 5–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of First Amended and Restated Settlement Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act Notice is hereby given that on April 25, 2007 a proposed First Amended and Restated Settlement Agreement (‘‘Amended Agreement’’) in In re PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26647 Armstrong World Industries, Inc., et al., Bankr. No. 00–4471, was lodged with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. In this action the United States obtained a settlement, on behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’), of 19 general unsecured bankruptcy claims under Section 107(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), against Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (‘‘AWI’’). The bankruptcy court approved the settlement agreement on October 21, 2005. Under the proposed Amended Agreement, the parties seek to resolve an additional CERCLA claim of the United States on behalf of EPA with respect to the Berry’s Creek Study Area in Bergen County, New Jersey. Under the proposed Amended Agreement, the United States is to receive an allowed general unsecured claim of $500,000 against the bankruptcy estate of AWI, in return for a covenant not to sue, contribution protection, and the designation of the Berry’s Creek facility as a Liquidated Site. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Amended Agreement. Comments should be addressed to he Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either e-mailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to In re Armstrong World Industries, Inc., et al., Bankr. No. 00–4471 (Bankr. D. Del.) and DJ No. 90–11–3–07780. The Amended Agreement may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, 1007 Orange Street, Suite 700, Wilmington, DE 19801. During the public comment period, the Amended Agreement may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Settlement Agreement may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $8.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1 26648 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 90 / Thursday, May 10, 2007 / Notices by e-mail or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the stated address. Robert Brook, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–2305 Filed 5–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act Notice is hereby given that on April 30, 2007, a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc., Civil Action No. 07–CV– 00248–MAC, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. In this action, the United States sought a civil penalty and injunctive relief for violations of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401, et seq., and its implementing regulations, in connection with the petroleum refinery that settling defendant Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc. operates at Highway 366 and 32nd Street in Port Arthur, Texas. Specifically, the United States alleged violations of the New Source Performance Standards for petroleum refineries and the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Benzene Waste Operations. The Consent Decree requires Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc. to implement injunctive relief to improve its refinery’s performance, including reducing emissions from major refinery units, reducing the flaring of process upset gasses, improving leak detection and repair procedures, and improving the management of benzene wastewater streams. The Decree also requires Total to pay a $2.9 million civil penalty. The Department of Justice will receive a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either e-mailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov, or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States v. Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc., D.J. Ref. # 90–5–2–1–08283/3. The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 350 Magnolia Avenue, Suite 150, Beaumont, Texas 77701 (contact AUSA VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 May 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 Michael Lockhart), and at U.S. EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202 (contact Patricia Welton). During the public comment period, the Consent Decree also may be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Consent Decree also may be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $30.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury, or, if by e-mail or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the stated address. Thomas A. Marianai, Jr., Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–2306 Filed 5–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121–0240] Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; Comments Requested ACTION: 60–Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: 2007 Survey of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ‘‘sixty days’’ until July 9, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 please contact Brian Reaves, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh St., NW., Washington, DC 20531. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: 2007 Survey of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: The form numbers are CJ–44L and CJ–44S, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Federal, State, and Local Government. This information collection is a survey of State and local law enforcement agencies. The survey will provide statistics on law enforcement personnel, budgets, equipment, and policies and procedures. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 3,200 respondents will complete a survey form, including 1,000 3-hour forms and 2,200 2-hour forms. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 7,400 total annual burden hours associated with this collection. E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 90 (Thursday, May 10, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of First Amended and Restated Settlement 
Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation 
and Liability Act

    Notice is hereby given that on April 25, 2007 a proposed First 
Amended and Restated Settlement Agreement (``Amended Agreement'') in In 
re Armstrong World Industries, Inc., et al., Bankr. No. 00-4471, was 
lodged with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of 
Delaware. In this action the United States obtained a settlement, on 
behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), 
of 19 general unsecured bankruptcy claims under Section 107(a) of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act 
(``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), against Armstrong World Industries, 
Inc. (``AWI''). The bankruptcy court approved the settlement agreement 
on October 21, 2005.
    Under the proposed Amended Agreement, the parties seek to resolve 
an additional CERCLA claim of the United States on behalf of EPA with 
respect to the Berry's Creek Study Area in Bergen County, New Jersey. 
Under the proposed Amended Agreement, the United States is to receive 
an allowed general unsecured claim of $500,000 against the bankruptcy 
estate of AWI, in return for a covenant not to sue, contribution 
protection, and the designation of the Berry's Creek facility as a 
Liquidated Site.
    The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Amended 
Agreement. Comments should be addressed to he Assistant Attorney 
General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either e-
mailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, 
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should refer 
to In re Armstrong World Industries, Inc., et al., Bankr. No. 00-4471 
(Bankr. D. Del.) and DJ No. 90-11-3-07780.
    The Amended Agreement may be examined at the Office of the United 
States Attorney, 1007 Orange Street, Suite 700, Wilmington, DE 19801. 
During the public comment period, the Amended Agreement may also be 
examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http://
www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Settlement 
Agreement may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, 
P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611 or 
by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood 
(tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514-0097, phone confirmation 
number (202) 514-1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree 
Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $8.25 (25 cents per 
page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if

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by e-mail or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree 
Library at the stated address.

Robert Brook,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 07-2305 Filed 5-9-07; 8:45 am]
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