Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 65766-65767 [07-5784]

Download as PDF 65766 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 225 / Friday, November 23, 2007 / Notices Management, North Dakota Field Office, 99 23rd Avenue West, Suite A, Dickinson, ND 58601, (701) 227–7711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The land described below was patented under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act. The patentee no longer needed the land and agreed to a voluntary relinquishment. A quitclaim deed was issued to the United States on August 2, 2006. Fifth Principal Meridian T. 138 N., R. 80 W., Sec. 34, lot 18. The area described contains 3.61 acres. At 8 a.m. on November 23, 2007, the land will be opened to the operation of the public land laws generally, subject to valid existing rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law. All valid applications received at or after 8 a.m. on November 23, 2007, shall be considered as simultaneously filed at that time. Those received thereafter shall be considered in the order of filing. Dated: November 16, 2007. Theresa M. Hanley, Deputy State Director, Division of Resources. [FR Doc. E7–22813 Filed 11–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P Board and its subcommittees fulfill an important need within the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service, and it therefore is necessary to administratively reestablish the Board to ensure that its work is not disrupted. The Board’s 12 members will be balanced to represent a cross-section of disciplines and expertise relevant to the National Park Service mission. The administrative reestablishment of the Board comports with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C., Appendix), and follows consultation with the General Services Administration. The reestablishment will be effective on the date the charter is filed pursuant to section 9(c) of the Act and 41 CFR 102– 3.70. Certification: I hereby certify that the administrative reestablishment of the National Park System Advisory Board is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of the Interior by the Act of August 25, 1916, 16 U.S.C. 1 et seq., and other statutes relating to the administration of the National Park System. Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. E7–22877 Filed 11–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE National Park Service National Park System Advisory Board Reestablishment National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Reestablishment of the National Park System Advisory Board. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior intends to administratively reestablish the National Park System Advisory Board. This action is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of statutory duties imposed upon the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernard Fagan, 202–208–7456; or Shirley Sears Smith, 202–208–7456; or Jennifer Lee, 202–219–1689. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Park System Advisory Board was first established by section 3 of the Act of August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 667; 16 U.S.C. 463). The Board has been statutorily reauthorized several times since then. However, the Board’s current statutory authorization expired January 1, 2007. The advice and recommendations provided by the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Nov 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Notice is hereby given that on November 8, 2007, a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. American Standard Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 1:07 CV 05334 (RBK), was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. The proposed Consent Decree will settle the United States’ claims on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’) under sections 106 and 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, against all of the defendants in United States v. American Standard Inc., et. al., Civil Action No. 1:07 CV 05334 (RBK), for performance of the soils remedy and recovery of past United States response costs relating to the Martin Aaron Superfund Site (‘‘Martin Aaron Site’’ or ‘‘Site’’), in Camden, New Jersey. The proposed Consent Decree will also settle the PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 claims of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (‘‘NJDEP’’), the Commissioner of NJDEP as Trustee for Natural Resources, and the Administrator of the New Jersey Spill Compensation Fund (‘‘State Plaintiffs’’) under CERCLA and State law against these same defendants in a related complaint filed on behalf of the State Plaintiffs in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, for performance of the soils remedy, recovery of State past costs, and payment for State natural resource damages relating to the Site. The settling defendants consist of eleven Settling Performing Defendants and thirty one Settling Non Performing Defendants. The eleven Settling Performing Defendants are: American Standard Inc., Ashland Inc., Atlantic Richfield Company, BP Lubricants USA Inc., Brenntag Northeast Inc., Clean Earth of North Jersey, Inc., Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc., E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Exxon Mobil Corporation, Quaker City Inc., and Rohm and Haas Company. The thirty one Settling Non-Performing Defendants are: 3M Company, American Inks and Coatings Corp., Avery Dennison Corporation, The Boeing Company, BTA North East Inc., Chevron Environmental Management Company, Continental Holdings Inc., FMC Corporation, General Motors Corporation, Goodall Rubber Company, Gould, Inc., Hatco Corporation, Loos & Dilworth, Inc., Mack Trucks, Inc., Marisol, Inc., New England Container Company, Inc., Novelis Corporation, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Owens Corning, Prior Coated Metals, Inc., Reichhold, Inc., Rexam Beverage Can Company, ¨ RUTGERS Organics Corp., The SherwinWilliams Company, Simpson Paper Company, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Stepan Company, Stevens Industries, Inc., Sun Chemical Corporation, Union Carbide Corporation, and Wyeth. Pursuant to the Consent Decree, the Settling Performing Defendants will perform Phase 1 of the Remedial Action for the Martin Aaron Site, consisting primarily of soils remediation work, and will receive approximately $5,504,000 from the Settling Non Performing Defendants to offset the costs of the work. In addition, the Performing Settling Defendants will pay the United States $156,680 for past costs and pay the State Plaintiffs $1,300,000 for past costs and $175,898 for State natural resource damages. The Consent Decree also resolves the matters addressed in the Consent Decree with regard to the Defense Department (‘‘Settling Federal Agency’’). Pursuant to the Consent E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 225 / Friday, November 23, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Decree, the United States, on behalf of the Settling Federal Agency, will pay the Settling Performing Defendants $172,500 towards the performance of Phase 1 of the Remedial Action. 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. American Standard Inc., et. al., Civil Action No. 1:07 CV 05334 (RBK), D.J. Ref. 90–11–3–08678. The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, District of New Jersey, Camden Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, 401 Market Street, Camden, NJ 08101 (contact Paul A. Blaine) and at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007– 1866 (contact Michael J. van Itallie). 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 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. If requesting a copy by mail from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $64.75 ($0.25 per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury or, if requesting by e-mail or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the stated address. If requesting a copy exclusive of exhibits and defendants’ signatures, please enclose a check in the amount of $17.50 ($0.25 per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Maureen M. Katz, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–5784 Filed 11–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:43 Nov 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 65767 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Settlement Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) Notice is hereby given that on October 31, 2007, a proposed Settlement Agreement regarding the Golinsky Mine Site was filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas in In re Asarco LLC, No. 05–21207 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). The proposed Agreement entered into by the United States on behalf of the Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and Asarco LLC provides, inter alia, that the United States shall have an allowed general unsecured claim of $4,050,000 with respect to the Site. The Department of Justice will receive comments relating to the proposed Agreement 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 mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to In re Asarco LLC, DJ Ref. No. 90–11–3–08633. The proposed Agreement may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, 800 North Shoreline Blvd, #500, Corpus Christi, TX 78476–2001, at the Office of the Department of Agriculture, Office of the General Counsel, Room 3351, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, and at the Region 9 Office of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105. During the public comment period, the proposed 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 proposed 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 $2.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Robert E. Maher, Jr., Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–5780 Filed 11–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Settlement Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) Notice is hereby given that on October 31, 2007, a proposed Settlement Agreement regarding the Azurite Mine Site in Whatcom County, Washington was filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas in In re Asarco LLC, No. 05–21207 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). The proposed Agreement entered into by the United States on behalf of the Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and Asarco LLC provides, inter alia, that the United States shall have an allowed general unsecured claim of $5,000,000 with respect to the Site. The Department of Justice will receive comments relating to the proposed Agreement 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 mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to In re Asarco LLC, DJ Ref. No. 90–11–3–08633. The proposed Agreement may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, 800 North Shoreline Blvd, #500, Corpus Christi, TX 78476–2001, at the Office of the Department of Agriculture, Office of the General Counsel, Room 3351, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, and at the Region 10 Office of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101. During the public comment period, the proposed 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 proposed Agreement may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

    Notice is hereby given that on November 8, 2007, a proposed Consent 
Decree in United States v. American Standard Inc., et al., Civil Action 
No. 1:07 CV 05334 (RBK), was lodged with the United States District 
Court for the District of New Jersey.
    The proposed Consent Decree will settle the United States' claims 
on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') under 
sections 106 and 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, 
against all of the defendants in United States v. American Standard 
Inc., et. al., Civil Action No. 1:07 CV 05334 (RBK), for performance of 
the soils remedy and recovery of past United States response costs 
relating to the Martin Aaron Superfund Site (``Martin Aaron Site'' or 
``Site''), in Camden, New Jersey. The proposed Consent Decree will also 
settle the claims of the New Jersey Department of Environmental 
Protection (``NJDEP''), the Commissioner of NJDEP as Trustee for 
Natural Resources, and the Administrator of the New Jersey Spill 
Compensation Fund (``State Plaintiffs'') under CERCLA and State law 
against these same defendants in a related complaint filed on behalf of 
the State Plaintiffs in the United States District Court for the 
District of New Jersey, for performance of the soils remedy, recovery 
of State past costs, and payment for State natural resource damages 
relating to the Site.
    The settling defendants consist of eleven Settling Performing 
Defendants and thirty one Settling Non Performing Defendants. The 
eleven Settling Performing Defendants are: American Standard Inc., 
Ashland Inc., Atlantic Richfield Company, BP Lubricants USA Inc., 
Brenntag Northeast Inc., Clean Earth of North Jersey, Inc., Crown Cork 
& Seal Company, Inc., E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Exxon Mobil 
Corporation, Quaker City Inc., and Rohm and Haas Company. The thirty 
one Settling Non-Performing Defendants are: 3M Company, American Inks 
and Coatings Corp., Avery Dennison Corporation, The Boeing Company, BTA 
North East Inc., Chevron Environmental Management Company, Continental 
Holdings Inc., FMC Corporation, General Motors Corporation, Goodall 
Rubber Company, Gould, Inc., Hatco Corporation, Loos & Dilworth, Inc., 
Mack Trucks, Inc., Marisol, Inc., New England Container Company, Inc., 
Novelis Corporation, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Owens Corning, 
Prior Coated Metals, Inc., Reichhold, Inc., Rexam Beverage Can Company, 
R[Uuml]TGERS Organics Corp., The Sherwin-Williams Company, Simpson 
Paper Company, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, 
Stepan Company, Stevens Industries, Inc., Sun Chemical Corporation, 
Union Carbide Corporation, and Wyeth.
    Pursuant to the Consent Decree, the Settling Performing Defendants 
will perform Phase 1 of the Remedial Action for the Martin Aaron Site, 
consisting primarily of soils remediation work, and will receive 
approximately $5,504,000 from the Settling Non Performing Defendants to 
offset the costs of the work. In addition, the Performing Settling 
Defendants will pay the United States $156,680 for past costs and pay 
the State Plaintiffs $1,300,000 for past costs and $175,898 for State 
natural resource damages. The Consent Decree also resolves the matters 
addressed in the Consent Decree with regard to the Defense Department 
(``Settling Federal Agency''). Pursuant to the Consent

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Decree, the United States, on behalf of the Settling Federal Agency, 
will pay the Settling Performing Defendants $172,500 towards the 
performance of Phase 1 of the Remedial Action.
    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. American Standard Inc., et. al., Civil Action 
No. 1:07 CV 05334 (RBK), D.J. Ref. 90-11-3-08678.
    The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the 
United States Attorney, District of New Jersey, Camden Federal Building 
& U.S. Courthouse, 401 Market Street, Camden, NJ 08101 (contact Paul A. 
Blaine) and at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 
Region II, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007-1866 (contact Michael 
J. van Itallie). 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 
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. If requesting a copy by mail from the Consent 
Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $64.75 ($0.25 
per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury or, 
if requesting by e-mail or fax, forward a check in that amount to the 
Consent Decree Library at the stated address. If requesting a copy 
exclusive of exhibits and defendants' signatures, please enclose a 
check in the amount of $17.50 ($0.25 per page reproduction cost) 
payable to the United States Treasury.

Maureen M. Katz,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 07-5784 Filed 11-21-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4410-15-M