Notice of Public Comment Period for Proposed Environmental Settlement Agreement, 58888 [07-5130]

Download as PDF 58888 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 17, 2007 / Notices requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $30.25 (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. 07–5126 Filed 10–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act In accordance with Department of Justice policy, notice is hereby given that on October 10, 2007, a proposed consent decree (‘‘Consent Decree’’) in United States and the State of Illinois v. Board of Regents of the University of Illinois, et al., Civil Action No. 2:07–cv– 02188, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. The Consent Decree would resolve claims for natural resource damages under Section 311(f) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1321(f), against the three defendants named in the complaint: the Board of Regents of the University of Illinois, the Urbana Champaign Sanitary District, and CEDA, Inc. (collectively the ‘‘Defendants’’). The complaint alleges that the Defendants are liable for payment of natural resource damages for a fish kill incident that occurred in July 2002, when the Defendants discharged ammonia-containing wastewater to the Saline Branch Drainage ditch above its confluence with the Salt Fork of the Vermillion River in Urbana, Illinois. The Consent Decree would require the Defendants to pay a total of $491,000 to resolve the natural resource damages claims asserted by the United States and the State of Illinois, including payment of: (i) $450,000 for natural resource restoration projects to be performed by the Federal and State natural resource trustees; (ii) $33,000 for reimbursement of natural resource damage assessment costs incurred by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources; and (iii) $8,000 for reimbursement of natural resource damage assessment costs incurred by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Department of Justice will receive comments relating to the Consent Decree for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Oct 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 mailed to P.O. Box No. 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States and the State of Illinois v. Board of Regents of the University of Illinois, et al., Civil Action No. 2:07–cv–02188, D.J. Reference No. 90–11–3–08748. The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, One Technology Plaza, 211 Fulton Street, Suite 400, Peoria, Illinois 61602. During the public comment period, the 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 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 $8.50 (34 pages at 25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury. Maureen M. Katz, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–5124 Filed 10–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Public Comment Period for Proposed Environmental Settlement Agreement Notice is hereby given that, for a period of 30 days, the United States will receive public comments on a proposed Settlement Agreement in In the Matter of Evans Industries, Inc. (‘‘Debtor’’)(Case No. 06–10370), which was lodged with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on September 28, 2007. This proposed Settlement Agreement resolves the Distribution Trustee’s objection to the United States Proof of Claim filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA Claim’’) against the Debtor. The Proof of Claim asserts, inter alia, a claim, pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., that the Debtor arranged for the treatment or disposal of hazardous substances that it owned for possessed at the Malone Service Company Superfund Site (‘‘Malone Site’’) located PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in Texas City, Galveston County, Texas, and that the Debtor is liable for unreimbursed environmental response costs incurred by the United States and for response costs incurred in the future by the United States at the Malone Site (‘‘EPA Claim’’). Under the Settlement Agreement, the EPA Claim shall be deemed allowed as a general unsecured claim of the kind specified in 11 U.S.C. 726(a)(2) in the amount of $1,238,763.80, and the EPA Claim shall be paid in the same manner and to the same extent as other general unsecured claims without discrimination, in accordance with the terms of the Debtor’s Plan of Reorganization. Class 16 of the Plan provides for the treatment of general unsecured claims in accordance with Article XI (Distribution Trust). 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 email to pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov, and should refer to In the Matter of Evans Industries, Inc., D.J. Ref. 90–11–3–08926. The Settlement Agreement may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, Hale Boggs Federal Building, 500 Poydras St., Room B–210, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. During the public comment period the Evans Settlement Agreement may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http:// www.usjoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Evans 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 $1.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury. Thomas A. Mariani, Jr., Assistant Chief. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 17, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Public Comment Period for Proposed Environmental 
Settlement Agreement

    Notice is hereby given that, for a period of 30 days, the United 
States will receive public comments on a proposed Settlement Agreement 
in In the Matter of Evans Industries, Inc. (``Debtor'')(Case No. 06-
10370), which was lodged with the United States Bankruptcy Court for 
the Eastern District of Louisiana on September 28, 2007.
    This proposed Settlement Agreement resolves the Distribution 
Trustee's objection to the United States Proof of Claim filed on behalf 
of the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA Claim'') against the 
Debtor. The Proof of Claim asserts, inter alia, a claim, pursuant to 
the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability 
Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., that the Debtor arranged for 
the treatment or disposal of hazardous substances that it owned for 
possessed at the Malone Service Company Superfund Site (``Malone 
Site'') located in Texas City, Galveston County, Texas, and that the 
Debtor is liable for unreimbursed environmental response costs incurred 
by the United States and for response costs incurred in the future by 
the United States at the Malone Site (``EPA Claim'').
    Under the Settlement Agreement, the EPA Claim shall be deemed 
allowed as a general unsecured claim of the kind specified in 11 U.S.C. 
726(a)(2) in the amount of $1,238,763.80, and the EPA Claim shall be 
paid in the same manner and to the same extent as other general 
unsecured claims without discrimination, in accordance with the terms 
of the Debtor's Plan of Reorganization. Class 16 of the Plan provides 
for the treatment of general unsecured claims in accordance with 
Article XI (Distribution Trust).
    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 In the Matter of Evans Industries, Inc., D.J. Ref. 90-11-3-
08926.
    The Settlement Agreement may be examined at the Office of the 
United States Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, Hale Boggs 
Federal Building, 500 Poydras St., Room B-210, New Orleans, Louisiana 
70130. During the public comment period the Evans Settlement Agreement 
may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, 
http://www.usjoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Evans 
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 $1.75 (25 cents per 
page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury.

Thomas A. Mariani, Jr.,
Assistant Chief.
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