Notice of Public Comment Period for Proposed Environmental Consent Decree, 40897 [07-3612]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 25, 2007 / Notices Issued: July 20, 2007. By order of the Commission. William R. Bishop, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–14346 Filed 7–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act Notice is hereby given that on July 16, 2007, a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Dixie-Narco, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 1:07-cv-1925–MBS, was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. The proposed Consent Decree resolves the United States’ claims under Sections 106 and 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, for implementation of remedial action and recovery of response costs incurred and to be incurred by the United States at the Admiral Home Appliances Superfund Alternative Site located in Williston, Barnwell County, south Carolina. The Consent Decree requires Dixie-Narco, Inc., Maytag Corporation and Rheem Manufacturing Company to conduct remedial action at the Admiral Home Appliances site, pay EPS’s costs to oversee the work, and pay EPA’s remaining unreimbursed costs incurred at the site. The Department of Justice will receive for 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. Dixie-Narco, Inc., et al., D.J. Ref. 90–11–3–07761/1. The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, 1441 Main Street, Suite 500, Columbia, SC 29201, and at U.S. EPA Region IV, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, GA 30303. During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the proposed Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:31 Jul 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 $58.25 for the Consent Decree plus Appendices or $13 for the Consent Decree without Appendices (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. Henry S. Friedman, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–3642 Filed 7–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Public Comment Period for Proposed Environmental Consent Decree Under 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that, for a period of 30 days, the United States will receive public comments on a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Equistar Chemicals, LP (‘‘Equistar’’) (Civil Action No. 1:07–CF–4045), which was lodged with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on July 18, 2007. This proposed Consent Decree was lodged simultaneously with the Compliant in this multi-facility, multimedia case covering seven of Equistar’s petrochemical plants in four states. Our complaint alleges claims pursuant to Clean Air Act (‘‘CAA’’), 42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671q; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (‘‘RCRA’’), 42 U.S.C. 6901–6992k; the Clean Water Act (‘‘CWA’’), 33 U.S.C. 1251–1387; the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (‘‘EPCRA’’), 42 U.S.C. 11001–11050; and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9601–9675. Under the settlement, Equistar will take immediate action to correct the regulatory violations identified and will implement enhancements to its air, water and hazardous waste programs at all 7 facilities to address deficiencies across the board. Equistar will also install a waste water treatment plant at the Channelview, Texas, facility as part of an injunctive relief project to eliminate the land disposal of 150,000 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40897 tons of benzene hazardous waste per year. The estimated cost to Equistar of implementing all the Consent Decree requirements is $125 million. In addition, Equistar will pay a civil penalty of $2.5 million and spend $6,560,000 on Federal and state Supplemental Environmental Projects (‘‘SPEs’’). The federal SEP project will control an estimated 26 tons per year of hazardous air emissions from process vents at Channelview. The state environmental projects include: (1) The purchase of emergency response equipment and newer, cleaner school buses; (2) funding for the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center; and (3) hazardous waste cleanup activities in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The states of Iowa, Illinois, and Louisiana have joined in the settlement, will each file Complaints-inIntervention and receive a $178,600 share of the civil penalty. Comments should be addressed to the Acting Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and may be submitted to: P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, or via e-mail to pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov, and should refer to United States v. Equistar Chemicals, LP, D.J. Ref. 90–5–2–1–08012/1. The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 219 S. Dearborn Street, Fifth Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60604. During the public comment period the Equistar consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ ConsentlDecrees.html. A copy of the Equistar Consent Decree 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 $37.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury. Bruce S. Gelber, Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–3612 Filed 7–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Public Comment Period for Proposed Environmental 
Consent Decree

    Under 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that, for a period of 30 
days, the United States will receive public comments on a proposed 
Consent Decree in United States v. Equistar Chemicals, LP 
(``Equistar'') (Civil Action No. 1:07-CF-4045), which was lodged with 
the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 
on July 18, 2007.
    This proposed Consent Decree was lodged simultaneously with the 
Compliant in this multi-facility, multi-media case covering seven of 
Equistar's petrochemical plants in four states. Our complaint alleges 
claims pursuant to Clean Air Act (``CAA''), 42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q; the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (``RCRA''), 42 U.S.C. 6901-
6992k; the Clean Water Act (``CWA''), 33 U.S.C. 1251-1387; the 
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (``EPCRA''), 42 
U.S.C. 11001-11050; and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9601-9675.
    Under the settlement, Equistar will take immediate action to 
correct the regulatory violations identified and will implement 
enhancements to its air, water and hazardous waste programs at all 7 
facilities to address deficiencies across the board. Equistar will also 
install a waste water treatment plant at the Channelview, Texas, 
facility as part of an injunctive relief project to eliminate the land 
disposal of 150,000 tons of benzene hazardous waste per year. The 
estimated cost to Equistar of implementing all the Consent Decree 
requirements is $125 million. In addition, Equistar will pay a civil 
penalty of $2.5 million and spend $6,560,000 on Federal and state 
Supplemental Environmental Projects (``SPEs''). The federal SEP project 
will control an estimated 26 tons per year of hazardous air emissions 
from process vents at Channelview. The state environmental projects 
include: (1) The purchase of emergency response equipment and newer, 
cleaner school buses; (2) funding for the Mississippi River Eco Tourism 
Center; and (3) hazardous waste cleanup activities in the wake of 
hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The states of Iowa, Illinois, and 
Louisiana have joined in the settlement, will each file Complaints-in-
Intervention and receive a $178,600 share of the civil penalty.
    Comments should be addressed to the Acting Assistant Attorney 
General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and may be 
submitted to: P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 
20044-7611, or via e-mail to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov, and should 
refer to United States v. Equistar Chemicals, LP, D.J. Ref. 90-5-2-1-
08012/1.
    The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United 
States Attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 219 S. Dearborn Street, 
Fifth Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60604. During the public comment period 
the Equistar consent Decree may also be examined on the following 
Department of Justice Web site, http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_
Decrees.html. A copy of the Equistar Consent Decree 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 $37.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the 
U.S. Treasury.

Bruce S. Gelber,
Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural 
Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 07-3612 Filed 7-24-07; 8:45 am]
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