Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (“CERCLA”), 65768-65769 [07-5785]

Download as PDF 65768 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 225 / Friday, November 23, 2007 / Notices 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. Robert E. Maher, Jr., Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–5783 Filed 11–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 U.S.C. 50.7, notice is hereby given that on November 9, 2007, a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Groveland Resources Corp., et al., Civil Action No. 07–12120 (PBS) was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In this action the United States sought cost recovery with respect to the Groveland Wells Nos. 1 & 2 Superfund Site in the Town of Groveland, Massachusetts (‘‘the Site’’), under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’) against Groveland Resources Corporation and Valley Manufactured Products Company, Inc. (collectively, the ‘‘Settling Defendants’’). Under the terms of the proposed settlement, the Settling Defendants will pay 100% of the Net Sale or Net Lease Proceeds in the event their Property on the Site is sold or leased to reimburse the United States for costs incurred at the Site. The Settling Defendants shall also impose certain ‘‘institutional controls’’ or dead restrictions on 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 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. Groveland Resources Corp., (D. Mass.), D.J. Ref. 90–11–2–338/1. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:43 Nov 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, United States Courthouse, One Courthouse Way, Boston, Massachusetts, and at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region I, One Congress Street, Suite 1100, Boston, Massachusetts. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree, may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, to 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 $6.50 (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. Ronald Gluck, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–5782 Filed 11–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (‘‘CERCLA’’) Consistent with section 122(d) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9622(d), and 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on November 6, 2007, a proposed consent Decree with Powerine Oil Company, CENCO Refining Company (n/k/a Lakeland Development Company), and Energy Merchant Corp. (referred to collectively as ‘‘Settling Defendants’’) in United States v. Powerine Oil Company et. al., Case No. 2:04–cv–6435 (C.D. Cal.), was lodged with the United States District Court for the Central District of California. In this action, as set forth in the First Amended Compliant, the United States seeks to recover, pursuant to section 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607, the costs incurred and to be incurred by the United States in responding to the release and/or threatened release of PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hazardous substances at and from the Waste Disposal Incorporated Site (‘‘WDI Site’’) in Santa Fe Springs, California, the Operating Industries Site (‘‘OII site’’), in Monterey Park, California, and the Casmalia Resources Superfund Site (‘‘Casmalia Site’’), in Casmalia, California. Under the proposed Consent Decree, Settling Defendants will pay a total of $1,450,000 as follows: 100,000.00 to the OII Site Special Account or transferred to the Hazardous Substance Superfund; $93,394.00 to the Casmalia Site Escrow Account; and $1,256,606.00 to the WDI Site Special Account or transferred to the Hazardous Substances Superfund in reimbursement of the costs incurred by the United States at the Sites. The amount of the proposed settlement is based upon financial information provided by Settling Defendants indicating a limited ability to pay. The proposed Consent Decree will also resolve certain claims of the State of California for the Sites alleged in a related compliant for a payment of $40,000.00. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the 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. Powerine Oil Company, et. al. (DOJ Ref. No. 90–11–2–156/13). The Consent Decree may be examined at U.S. EPA Region 9, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (contact Taly Jolish, Esq. (415) 972–3925). 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, U.S. Department of Justice, P.O. Box 7611, 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 refer to United States v. Powerine Oil Company, et. al (DOJ Ref. No. 90–11–2–156/13), and enclose a check in the amount of $16.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury, or if by email or fax, forward a check in that E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 225 / Friday, November 23, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 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 $6.25 (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. Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Henry Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–5786 Filed 11–21–07; 8:45 am] amount to the Consent Decree Library at the stated address. Henry S. Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–5785 Filed 11–21–07; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4410–15–M Notice is hereby given that on November 2, 2007, a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. County of San Bernardino, California, Civil Action No. 5:07–cv–01454–SGL–op, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The Consent Decree settles claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9207, in connection with the Newmark Groundwater Contamination Superfund Site in San Bernardino County, California. Under the Consent Decree the County will pay $11 million to settle the United States’ claims for past and future response costs. The Department of Justice will receive, for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication, comments relating to the 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. County of San Bernardino, California, D.J. Ref. #90–11–06902/2. Commenters may request an opportunity for a public meeting in the affected area, in accordance with section 7003(d) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. 6973(d). The Consent Decree may be examined at U.S. EPA Region 9, Office of Regional Counsel, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, at: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ ConsentlDecrees.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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Nov 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 BILLING CODE 4410–15–M OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE North American Free Trade Agreement; Invitation for Applications for Inclusion on the Chapter 19 Roster Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Invitation for applications. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (‘‘NAFTA’’) provides for the establishment of a roster of individuals to serve on binational panels convened to review final determinations in antidumping or countervailing duty (‘‘AD/CVD’’) proceedings and amendments to AD/CVD statutes of a NAFTA Party. The United States annually renews its selections for the Chapter 19 roster. Applications are invited from eligible individuals wishing to be included on the roster for the period April 1, 2008, through March 31, 2009. DATES: Applications should be received no later than December 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: Applications should be submitted (i) electronically, to FR0801@ustr.eop.gov, Attn: ‘‘Chapter 19 Roster Applications’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax to Sandy McKinzy at 202– 395–3640. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. Daniel Stirk, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9617. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Binational Panel Reviews Under NAFTA Chapter 19 Article 1904 of the NAFTA provides that a party involved in an AD/CVD proceeding may obtain review by a binational panel of a final AD/CVD determination of one NAFTA Party with respect to the products of another PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65769 NAFTA Party. Binational panels decide whether such AD/CVD determinations are in accordance with the domestic laws of the importing NAFTA Party, and must use the standard of review that would have been applied by a domestic court of the importing NAFTA Party. A panel may uphold the AD/CVD determination, or may remand it to the national administering authority for action not inconsistent with the panel’s decision. Panel decisions may be reviewed in specific circumstances by a three-member extraordinary challenge committee, selected from a separate roster composed of fifteen current or former judges. Article 1903 of the NAFTA provides that a NAFTA Party may refer an amendment to the AD/CVD statutes of another NAFTA Party to a binational panel for a declaratory opinion as to whether the amendment is inconsistent with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (‘‘GATT’’), the GATT Antidumping or Subsidies Codes, successor agreements, or the object and purpose of the NAFTA with regard to the establishment of fair and predictable conditions for the liberalization of trade. If the panel finds that the amendment is inconsistent, the two NAFTA Parties shall consult and seek to achieve a mutually satisfactory solution. Chapter 19 Roster and Composition of Binational Panels Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA provides for the maintenance of a roster of at least 75 individuals for service on Chapter 19 binational panels, with each NAFTA Party selecting at least 25 individuals. A separate five-person panel is formed for each review of a final AD/CVD determination or statutory amendment. To form a panel, the two NAFTA Parties involved each appoint two panelists, normally by drawing upon individuals from the roster. If the Parties cannot agree upon the fifth panelist, one of the Parties, decided by lot, selects the fifth panelist from the roster. The majority of individuals on each panel must consist of lawyers in good standing, and the chair of the panel must be a lawyer. Upon each request for establishment of a panel, roster members from the two involved NAFTA Parties will be requested to complete a disclosure form, which will be used to identify possible conflicts of interest or appearances thereof. The disclosure form requests information regarding financial interests and affiliations, including information regarding the identity of clients of the roster member and, if applicable, clients of the roster member’s firm. E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 225 (Friday, November 23, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65768-65769]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 
(``CERCLA'')

    Consistent with section 122(d) of the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended 
(``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(d), and 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby 
given that on November 6, 2007, a proposed consent Decree with Powerine 
Oil Company, CENCO Refining Company (n/k/a Lakeland Development 
Company), and Energy Merchant Corp. (referred to collectively as 
``Settling Defendants'') in United States v. Powerine Oil Company et. 
al., Case No. 2:04-cv-6435 (C.D. Cal.), was lodged with the United 
States District Court for the Central District of California.
    In this action, as set forth in the First Amended Compliant, the 
United States seeks to recover, pursuant to section 107 of CERCLA, 42 
U.S.C. 9607, the costs incurred and to be incurred by the United States 
in responding to the release and/or threatened release of hazardous 
substances at and from the Waste Disposal Incorporated Site (``WDI 
Site'') in Santa Fe Springs, California, the Operating Industries Site 
(``OII site''), in Monterey Park, California, and the Casmalia 
Resources Superfund Site (``Casmalia Site''), in Casmalia, California. 
Under the proposed Consent Decree, Settling Defendants will pay a total 
of $1,450,000 as follows: 100,000.00 to the OII Site Special Account or 
transferred to the Hazardous Substance Superfund; $93,394.00 to the 
Casmalia Site Escrow Account; and $1,256,606.00 to the WDI Site Special 
Account or transferred to the Hazardous Substances Superfund in 
reimbursement of the costs incurred by the United States at the Sites. 
The amount of the proposed settlement is based upon financial 
information provided by Settling Defendants indicating a limited 
ability to pay.
    The proposed Consent Decree will also resolve certain claims of the 
State of California for the Sites alleged in a related compliant for a 
payment of $40,000.00.
    The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication comments relating to the 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. Powerine Oil Company, et. al. (DOJ Ref. No. 90-11-2-
156/13).
    The Consent Decree may be examined at U.S. EPA Region 9, 75 
Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (contact Taly Jolish, Esq. 
(415) 972-3925). 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, 
U.S. Department of Justice, P.O. Box 7611, 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 refer to United States v. Powerine Oil Company, et. al 
(DOJ Ref. No. 90-11-2-156/13), and enclose a check in the amount of 
$16.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. 
Treasury, or if by e-mail or fax, forward a check in that

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amount to the Consent Decree Library at the stated address.

Henry S. Friedman,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 07-5785 Filed 11-21-07; 8:45 am]
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