Notice of Lodging of Proposed Settlement Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 59718 [2013-23500]

Download as PDF 59718 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 188 / Friday, September 27, 2013 / Notices NEPA analyses for Chukchi Sea lease sales and other actions are available at http://www.boem.gov/About-BOEM/ BOEM-Regions/Alaska-Region/ Environment/Environmental-Analysis/ Environmental-Impact-Statements-and-Major-EnvironmentalAssessments.aspx. Currently, there are 460 active OCS oil and gas leases in the Chukchi Sea Planning Area, encompassing an area of approximately 2.7 million acres (1.0 million hectares). Information on the leases and other lease-related activities is available at http://www.boem.gov/About-BOEM/ BOEM-Regions/Alaska-Region/Leasingand-Plans/Index.aspx. Dated: September 23, 2013. Tommy P. Beaudreau, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. [FR Doc. 2013–23670 Filed 9–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P To submit comments: Send them to: By e-mail ..... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ........ During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_ Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $9.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Thomas P. Carroll, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act [FR Doc. 2013–23620 Filed 9–26–13; 8:45 am] On September 19, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in the lawsuit entitled United States v CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Case No. 4:13-cv-02762. The Consent Decree resolves the claims of the United States set forth in the complaint against CITGO Petroleum Corporation for violations of Section 211 of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7445, and the regulations promulgated thereunder at 40 CFR part 80 (the ‘‘fuels regulations’’), during production of gasoline at its Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Lemont, Illinois refineries. Under the proposed Consent Decree, CITGO has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $737,000 and to perform environmental mitigation projects valued at $500,000. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States of America v. CITGO Petroleum Corporation, D.J. Ref. No. 90– 5–2–1–10162. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Sep 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 BILLING CODE 4410–15–P Notice of Lodging of Proposed Settlement Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act On September 2, 2013, a proposed Settlement Agreement was lodged with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in the case entitled In re Halaco Engineering Company, Case No. 9:02–bk–12255–RR (Bankr. C.D. Cal.). In 2006, the United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of Commerce (‘‘NOAA’’), and the Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of Interior (‘‘FWS’’) filed in the above bankruptcy action a Proof of Claim for environmental response costs, natural resource damages, and natural resource damage assessment costs pursuant to Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9607, relating to the Halaco Superfund Site in Oxnard, California. In 2010, the United States filed a Request for Payment of Environmental Response Costs as Chapter 7 Administrative Expenses and Updated Proof of Claim. Under the PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Settlement Agreement, the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee has agreed to provide to EPA an allowed $335,686 Chapter 7 administrative priority claim and an allowed $52,593,544 general unsecured claim; to NOAA, an allowed $487,199 general unsecured claim; and to FWS, an allowed $329,267 general unsecured claim. The Settlement Agreement further provides the United States with a judgment for the allowed claims above and an assignment of insurance rights and policies owned by the debtor, Halaco Engineering Company. The Settlement Agreement separately resolves non-CERCLA statelaw claims asserted in the bankruptcy action by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region, and the California State Water Quality Control Board. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed settlement agreement. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to In re Halaco Engineering Company, Case No. 9:02–bk–12255–RR (Bankr. C.D. Cal.), D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–2–08829. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By e-mail ..... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ........ During the public comment period, the proposed consent decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_ Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the proposed consent decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $12.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Henry Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2013–23500 Filed 9–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 188 (Friday, September 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 59718]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23500]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed Settlement Agreement Under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

    On September 2, 2013, a proposed Settlement Agreement was lodged 
with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of 
California in the case entitled In re Halaco Engineering Company, Case 
No. 9:02-bk-12255-RR (Bankr. C.D. Cal.).
    In 2006, the United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency (``EPA''), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration of the Department of Commerce (``NOAA''), and the Fish 
and Wildlife Service of the Department of Interior (``FWS'') filed in 
the above bankruptcy action a Proof of Claim for environmental response 
costs, natural resource damages, and natural resource damage assessment 
costs pursuant to Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9607, 
relating to the Halaco Superfund Site in Oxnard, California. In 2010, 
the United States filed a Request for Payment of Environmental Response 
Costs as Chapter 7 Administrative Expenses and Updated Proof of Claim. 
Under the Settlement Agreement, the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee has 
agreed to provide to EPA an allowed $335,686 Chapter 7 administrative 
priority claim and an allowed $52,593,544 general unsecured claim; to 
NOAA, an allowed $487,199 general unsecured claim; and to FWS, an 
allowed $329,267 general unsecured claim. The Settlement Agreement 
further provides the United States with a judgment for the allowed 
claims above and an assignment of insurance rights and policies owned 
by the debtor, Halaco Engineering Company. The Settlement Agreement 
separately resolves non-CERCLA state-law claims asserted in the 
bankruptcy action by the California Regional Water Quality Control 
Board, Los Angeles Region, and the California State Water Quality 
Control Board.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed settlement agreement. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
and should refer to In re Halaco Engineering Company, Case No. 9:02-bk-
12255-RR (Bankr. C.D. Cal.), D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-2-08829. All comments 
must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication 
date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by 
mail:

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         To submit comments:                     Send them to:
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By e-mail...........................  pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov.
By mail.............................  Assistant Attorney General, U.S.
                                       DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611,
                                       Washington, DC 20044-7611.
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    During the public comment period, the proposed consent decree may 
be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy 
of the proposed consent decree upon written request and payment of 
reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent 
Decree Library, U.S. DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-
7611.
    Please enclose a check or money order for $12.75 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Henry Friedman,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-23500 Filed 9-26-13; 8:45 am]
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