Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act, 63185 [07-5580]

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AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: By order of the Commission. Issued: November 5, 2007. William R. Bishop, Hearings and Meetings Coordinator. [FR Doc. E7–21957 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act Notice is hereby given that on November 1, 2007, a proposed ‘‘Agreement and Order Regarding Modification of the Consent Decree with Respect to TESI’’ in U.S. v. Acadia Woods Add. #2 Sewer Co., Civil Action No. 6:98–0687, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. In this action, the United States sought injunctive relief and civil penalties under the Clean Water Act (‘‘CWA’’), 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., in connection with sewage treatment plants (‘‘STPs’’) in Louisiana owned and operated by Johnson Properties, Inc. On December 21, 2000, the ‘‘Consent Decree with Respect to TESI’’ was entered (‘‘the 2000 Consent Decree’’). On December 23, 2000, Total Environmental Solutions, Inc. (‘‘TESI’’) purchased the VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:35 Nov 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 STPs at issue in the civil action. The 2000 Consent Decree provided a plan and schedule whereby TESI would bring the STPs it purchased into compliance with the CWA. The proposed Agreement and Order Regarding Modification of the Consent Decree with Respect to TESI modifies the plan and schedule whereby TESI would bring the STPs it purchased into compliance with the CWA. The proposed Agreement and Order Regarding Modification of the Consent Decree with Respect to TESI also modifies the stipulated penalties provisions of the 2000 Consent Decree. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Agreement and Order Regarding Modification of the Consent Decree with Respect to TESI. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either e-mailed to pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to U.S. v. Acadia Woods Add. #2 Sewer Co., D.J. Ref. 90–5–1–1– 4375. The Agreement and Order Regarding Modification of the Consent Decree with Respect to TESI may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, Western District of Louisiana, 800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2200, Lafayette, LA 70501, and at U.S. EPS Region, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202. During the public comment period, the Agreement and Order Regarding Modification of the Consent Decree with Respect to TESI may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Agreement and Order Regarding Modification of the Consent Decree with Respect to TESI 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 $12.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost). If the request is made by e-mail or fax, please forward a check in the appropriate amount to the Consent Decree Library at the stated PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63185 address. The check should be payable to the ‘‘United States Treasury.’’ Thomas A. Mariani, Jr., Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–5580 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Two Consent Decrees Notice is hereby given that on October 23, 2007, two proposed Consent Decrees were lodged with the United States District Court for the Central District of California. One Consent Decree was lodged in the case United States v. Andruss Family Trust, et al., Civil Action No. 2:07–cv–06873 FMC (C.D. Cal.), and another Consent Decree was lodged in the case United States v. Abercrombie, et al., Civil Action No. 2:07–cv–06870 ABC (C.D. Cal.). In both cases the United States of America (‘‘United States’’), on behalf of the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’), and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (‘‘Department’’), filed a complaint pursuant to Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9607, seeking reimbursement of response costs incurred or to be incurred for response actions taken in connection with the release or threatened release of hazardous substances at the South El Monte Operable Unit of the San Gabriel Valley Area 1 Superfund Site in South El Monte, Los Angeles County, California (the ‘‘South El Monte O.U.’’). Under the proposed Consent Decree in Abercrombie, 26 potentially responsible parties with respect to the South El Monte O.U. will pay a total of about $3.2 million (collectively). The settlement amounts are based on each settling defendant’s ability to pay. In exchange for the payment, the plaintiffs covenant not to sue each settling defendant under Section 106 or 107 of CERCLA with respect to the South El Monte O.U. Under the proposed Consent Decree in Andruss, there are 13 settling defendants. In exchange for prior payments of over $5.8 million that have been made by these 13 settling defendants in reimbursement of costs incurred with respect to the interim remedy for the South El Monte O.U., the plaintiffs covenant not to sue each E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Notice is hereby given that on November 1, 2007, a proposed 
``Agreement and Order Regarding Modification of the Consent Decree with 
Respect to TESI'' in U.S. v. Acadia Woods Add. #2 Sewer Co., Civil 
Action No. 6:98-0687, was lodged with the United States District Court 
for the Western District of Louisiana.
    In this action, the United States sought injunctive relief and 
civil penalties under the Clean Water Act (``CWA''), 33 U.S.C. 1251 et 
seq., in connection with sewage treatment plants (``STPs'') in 
Louisiana owned and operated by Johnson Properties, Inc. On December 
21, 2000, the ``Consent Decree with Respect to TESI'' was entered 
(``the 2000 Consent Decree''). On December 23, 2000, Total 
Environmental Solutions, Inc. (``TESI'') purchased the STPs at issue in 
the civil action. The 2000 Consent Decree provided a plan and schedule 
whereby TESI would bring the STPs it purchased into compliance with the 
CWA. The proposed Agreement and Order Regarding Modification of the 
Consent Decree with Respect to TESI modifies the plan and schedule 
whereby TESI would bring the STPs it purchased into compliance with the 
CWA. The proposed Agreement and Order Regarding Modification of the 
Consent Decree with Respect to TESI also modifies the stipulated 
penalties provisions of the 2000 Consent Decree.
    The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication comments relating to the 
Agreement and Order Regarding Modification of the Consent Decree with 
Respect to TESI. 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 U.S. v. Acadia Woods Add. #2 Sewer Co., D.J. Ref. 90-5-1-1-4375.
    The Agreement and Order Regarding Modification of the Consent 
Decree with Respect to TESI may be examined at the Office of the United 
States Attorney, Western District of Louisiana, 800 Lafayette Street, 
Suite 2200, Lafayette, LA 70501, and at U.S. EPS Region, Region 6, 1445 
Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202. During the public comment period, the 
Agreement and Order Regarding Modification of the Consent Decree with 
Respect to TESI may also be examined on the following Department of 
Justice Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. A 
copy of the Agreement and Order Regarding Modification of the Consent 
Decree with Respect to TESI 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 $12.75 
(25 cents per page reproduction cost). If the request is made by e-mail 
or fax, please forward a check in the appropriate amount to the Consent 
Decree Library at the stated address. The check should be payable to 
the ``United States Treasury.''

Thomas A. Mariani, Jr.,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 07-5580 Filed 11-7-07; 8:45 am]
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