Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 70896 [2014-28133]

Download as PDF 70896 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 229 / Friday, November 28, 2014 / Notices statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR § 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.5 This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. § 1337), and of sections 201.10 and 210.8(c) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR §§ 201.10, 210.8(c)). By order of the Commission. Issued: November 24, 2014. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–28119 Filed 11–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act On November 21, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in the lawsuit titled United States, et al., v. Ashland Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 14–cv–574. The United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, filed this lawsuit pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9601–9675, to recover response costs incurred, and obtain a declaratory judgment as to liability for response costs to be incurred, for responding to the releases and threatened releases of hazardous substances at and from the Palmer Barge Superfund Site in Port Arthur, Texas (‘‘the Site’’). The Complaint names as defendants Ashland Inc.; E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.; Exxon Mobil Corp.; ExxonMobil Oil Corp.; Houston Ship Repair, Inc.; Kirby Corp.; Kirby Inland Marine, LP; Phillips 66 Co.; and Texaco Inc. In the Complaint, which the State of Texas joined, the United States alleges that defendants (or their predecessors in interest) arranged for the disposal of hazardous substances at the Site. The Consent Decree resolves the United States’ claims against each of the 5 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 26, 2014 Jkt 235001 named defendants as entities that arranged for disposal of hazardous wastes at the site and, in addition, against defendants Kirby Corp., Kirby Inland Marine, and Phillips 66 as successors in interest to other entities identified in the Consent Decree with CERCLA liabilities at the Site. The Consent Decree also settles potential claims related to the Site that could be brought by the defendants against the United States related to the United States Maritime Administration (‘‘MARAD’’), which hired defendant Houston Ship Repair, Inc., to decommission MARAD vessels. Under the Consent Decree, the settling parties will pay response costs to the United States as follows: Ashland Inc., E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., ExxonMobil Oil Corp., Kirby Corp., Kirby Inland Marine, and Phillips 66, collectively, will pay $1,874,804.22; Houston Ship Repair will pay $599,938.12; and MARAD will pay $399,958.75. In return for these payments, the United States agrees not to sue the defendants or the abovedescribed predecessors in interest of Kirby Corp., Kirby Inland Marine, and the Phillips 66, under section 106 or 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606, § 9607, in connection with the Site. 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, et al. v. Ashland Inc., et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–2–08876. 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 ...... pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, D.C. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Please enclose a check or money order for $10.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Thomas P. Carroll, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2014–28133 Filed 11–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decrees Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Notice is hereby given that on November 21, 2014, a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Antilles Gas Corp., et al., Civil Action No. 1:14–cv– 00100, was lodged in the United States District Court, District of the Virgin Islands, between the United States and the following Settling Defendants: Antilles Gas Corp.; Bohlke International Airways, Inc.; The Buccaneer, Inc.; Bunkers of St. Croix, Inc.; CarMar, Inc.; Chico’s Rental of Equipment; Coral World Ocean Park; Cruzan Rum VIRIL; Dan’s Trucking and Removal; Devcon International Corp.; Government of the United States Virgin Islands; La Reine Service Station; Mackay Enterprises; Merchant’s Market of St. Croix, Inc.; Metro Motors SC, Inc.; Monarch Heavy Equipment; The Other End Enterprises, Inc.; Paradise Waste Systems, Inc.; Quality Electric Supply, Inc.; Seaborne Virgin Islands, Inc.; St. Croix Marine Corp.; Topa Equities VI Corporation (d/ b/a West Indies Company); Tropic View Estates, LTD (d/b/a H.H. Tire and Battery); United Corporation; VI Cement and Building Products, Inc.; V.I. Housing Authority; V.I. Port Authority; and V.I. Telephone Corp. In this action brought under Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 9607 (‘‘CERCLA’’), the United States seeks to recover costs incurred by the United States Environmental Protection Agency at the TC Waste Oil Superfund Site in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (the ‘‘Site’’). Through the proposed Consent Decree, 23 private companies, three Virgin Islands government entities or public corporations, and five Settling Federal Agencies shall reimburse the United States a combined $1,874,849. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the Consent Decree. Comments should be E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    On November 21, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Eastern 
District of Texas in the lawsuit titled United States, et al., v. 
Ashland Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 14-cv-574.
    The United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, filed this lawsuit pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9601-
9675, to recover response costs incurred, and obtain a declaratory 
judgment as to liability for response costs to be incurred, for 
responding to the releases and threatened releases of hazardous 
substances at and from the Palmer Barge Superfund Site in Port Arthur, 
Texas (``the Site''). The Complaint names as defendants Ashland Inc.; 
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.; Exxon Mobil Corp.; ExxonMobil Oil 
Corp.; Houston Ship Repair, Inc.; Kirby Corp.; Kirby Inland Marine, LP; 
Phillips 66 Co.; and Texaco Inc. In the Complaint, which the State of 
Texas joined, the United States alleges that defendants (or their 
predecessors in interest) arranged for the disposal of hazardous 
substances at the Site.
    The Consent Decree resolves the United States' claims against each 
of the named defendants as entities that arranged for disposal of 
hazardous wastes at the site and, in addition, against defendants Kirby 
Corp., Kirby Inland Marine, and Phillips 66 as successors in interest 
to other entities identified in the Consent Decree with CERCLA 
liabilities at the Site. The Consent Decree also settles potential 
claims related to the Site that could be brought by the defendants 
against the United States related to the United States Maritime 
Administration (``MARAD''), which hired defendant Houston Ship Repair, 
Inc., to decommission MARAD vessels.
    Under the Consent Decree, the settling parties will pay response 
costs to the United States as follows: Ashland Inc., E.I. du Pont de 
Nemours and Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., ExxonMobil Oil Corp., Kirby Corp., 
Kirby Inland Marine, and Phillips 66, collectively, will pay 
$1,874,804.22; Houston Ship Repair will pay $599,938.12; and MARAD will 
pay $399,958.75. In return for these payments, the United States agrees 
not to sue the defendants or the above-described predecessors in 
interest of Kirby Corp., Kirby Inland Marine, and the Phillips 66, 
under section 106 or 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606, Sec.  9607, in 
connection with the Site.
    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, et al. v. Ashland Inc., et al., D.J. 
Ref. No. 90-11-2-08876. 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, D.C. 20044-7611.
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    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 $10.75 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Thomas P. Carroll,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-28133 Filed 11-26-14; 8:45 am]
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