Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 4420 [2017-00712]

Download as PDF 4420 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 / Notices (NFA) firearms, or (2) a person who is qualified to import NFA firearms to register manufactured or imported NFA firearm(s). (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 4,552 respondents will utilize the form, and it will take each respondent 30 minutes to complete the form. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated annual public burden associated with this collection is 7,773 hours. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–00642 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–14–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act On January 9, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the Central District of California in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Estate of Dorothy Medore, Civil Action No. 5:17–cv–00029. The consent decree would resolve claims against the Estate of Dorothy Medore under CERCLA § 107(a), 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), for recovery of response costs in connection with the Banaire Enterprises and Banaire Radium Trailers Superfund Sites in Cabazon, California (‘‘Sites’’). The Banaire Enterprises Site consists of two parcels located at 49800 Bonita Avenue and 14993 South Broadway. EPA found radioactive contamination at both parcels. The Banaire Radium Trailers Site is located at 4972 Main Street. Trailers on the property contained radioactive airplane parts and waste solvents. From September 2013 to April 2014, EPA performed a cleanup at both Sites. EPA’s response costs through September 30, 2015, are $2,983,852.79. The United States alleges that the Medore Estate is liable for these costs because it is an owner of Site property. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Jan 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 The proposed Consent Decree with the Estate of Dorothy Medore would resolve the liability of the Estate by requiring the Estate to deposit an initial amount of $150,000 in an interestbearing escrow account. Once the decree is entered, the amounts in escrow will be paid to the United States. The Estate also commits under the decree to inventory and appraise all remaining Estate property and to use best efforts to liquidate it. For real property, the Estate must provide EPA with notice of offers and EPA must approve the sale. If the Estate is not able to sell real property after using best efforts, the real property will be auctioned. When all Estate property has been liquidated, and the proceeds placed in the Estate’s bank account, the Estate will petition the California probate court for permission to distribute Net Proceeds to the United States in satisfaction of Past Response Costs. At least 30 days before filing the petition, the Estate will provide the United States with an accounting of the Estate’s assets and its administration costs, including attorney’s fees. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Estate of Dorothy Medore, D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–3– 10880. 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 email ....... 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: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. 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 $4.75 (25 cents per page PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Henry Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–00712 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act On January 10, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in the lawsuit entitled United States and the State of Wisconsin v. Northern States Power Co., Civil Action No. 17–cv–16. In this action, the United States and the State of Wisconsin brought claims against Northern States Power Co. (‘‘Defendant’’) for response costs and injunctive relief associated with the release and threatened release of hazardous substances from facilities at and near the Ashland/Northern States Power Lakefront Superfund Site in northwestern Wisconsin (hereinafter the ‘‘Site’’), pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq. (‘‘CERCLA’’). The proposed Consent Decree requires Defendant to perform the Chequamegon Bay portion of the Site cleanup at a cost of approximately $42 million. The Consent Decree also requires Defendant to pay $1 million of EPA’s past response costs incurred at the Site and all EPA’s future response costs. In addition, Defendant will be eligible for reimbursements totaling up to $4.5 million as it performs the work, drawing from a Site-specific special account funded by a prior settlement with other responsible parties. In return, the United States and the State agree not to sue Defendant under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA or under section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (‘‘RCRA’’). Pursuant to a prior consent decree, Defendant is also performing the on-land portion of the Site work. That consent decree was approved by the Court in the case named United States and the State of Wisconsin v. Northern States Power Co., Civ. Action No. 12–cv–00565–bbc. If successfully completed, work under the two consent decrees will complete the cleanup at the Site. E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    On January 9, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
consent decree with the United States District Court for the Central 
District of California in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Estate 
of Dorothy Medore, Civil Action No. 5:17-cv-00029.
    The consent decree would resolve claims against the Estate of 
Dorothy Medore under CERCLA Sec.  107(a), 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), for 
recovery of response costs in connection with the Banaire Enterprises 
and Banaire Radium Trailers Superfund Sites in Cabazon, California 
(``Sites''). The Banaire Enterprises Site consists of two parcels 
located at 49800 Bonita Avenue and 14993 South Broadway. EPA found 
radioactive contamination at both parcels. The Banaire Radium Trailers 
Site is located at 4972 Main Street. Trailers on the property contained 
radioactive airplane parts and waste solvents. From September 2013 to 
April 2014, EPA performed a cleanup at both Sites. EPA's response costs 
through September 30, 2015, are $2,983,852.79. The United States 
alleges that the Medore Estate is liable for these costs because it is 
an owner of Site property.
    The proposed Consent Decree with the Estate of Dorothy Medore would 
resolve the liability of the Estate by requiring the Estate to deposit 
an initial amount of $150,000 in an interest-bearing escrow account. 
Once the decree is entered, the amounts in escrow will be paid to the 
United States. The Estate also commits under the decree to inventory 
and appraise all remaining Estate property and to use best efforts to 
liquidate it. For real property, the Estate must provide EPA with 
notice of offers and EPA must approve the sale. If the Estate is not 
able to sell real property after using best efforts, the real property 
will be auctioned.
    When all Estate property has been liquidated, and the proceeds 
placed in the Estate's bank account, the Estate will petition the 
California probate court for permission to distribute Net Proceeds to 
the United States in satisfaction of Past Response Costs. At least 30 
days before filing the petition, the Estate will provide the United 
States with an accounting of the Estate's assets and its administration 
costs, including attorney's fees.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
and should refer to United States v. Estate of Dorothy Medore, D.J. 
Ref. No. 90-11-3-10880. 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 email............................  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: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. 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 $4.75 (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. 2017-00712 Filed 1-12-17; 8:45 am]
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