Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), 61797 [2017-28143]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 249 / Friday, December 29, 2017 / Notices Please enclose a check or money order for $60.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $27.50. Henry S. Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–28141 Filed 12–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Coast Wood Preserving, Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–3– 835/3. 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: Send them to: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE By email ....... Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’) ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES To submit comments: By mail ......... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. On December 21, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California that would resolve the lawsuit entitled United States v. Coast Wood Preserving, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:17–cv–01720. The proposed Consent Decree was lodged in the related case State of California Department of Toxic Substances Control and Toxic Substances Control Account v. Coast Wood Preserving, et al., Civil Action No. CV–F–96–6055, which would also be resolved by the proposed Consent Decree. The Department of Justice has filed a motion requesting that these two cases be considered together by the court for purposes of settlement. This case involves claims under CERCLA relating to the costs of remediating soil and groundwater contamination at the Coast Wood Preserving Site in Ukiah, California (the ‘‘Site’’). Under the proposed Consent Decree, Coast Wood Preserving, Inc. agrees to conduct the remaining cleanup work at the Site, to pay $57,450 for EPA’s past response costs incurred in connection with the Site, and to pay any such costs EPA incurs in the future. In exchange, Coast Wood Preserving, Inc. receives a covenant not to sue under Sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA and Section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (‘‘RCRA’’). A group of current and former shareholders and employees of Coast Wood Preserving, Inc.—the Michael Logsdon Wood Trust, the Schmidt Wood Trust, Joyce Logsdon, Eugene E. Pietila, and Robert Schmidt— are also parties to the proposed Consent Decree, and also receive covenants not to sue under CERCLA and RCRA. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:09 Dec 28, 2017 Jkt 244001 Under section 7003(d) of RCRA, a commenter may request an opportunity for a public meeting in the affected area. During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: 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 $177.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $28.25. Henry S. Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–28143 Filed 12–28–17; 8:45 am] 61797 black manufacturing facilities located in Louisiana and Texas. The Consent Decree imposed various pollution control requirements on Defendant’s facilities, including requirements related to sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter emissions. At the Canal and Ville Platte facilities in Louisiana, these pollution control requirements included, among other requirements, installation of Wet Gas Scrubber (‘‘WGS’’) systems designed to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions, and Selective Catalytic Reduction (‘‘SCR’’) systems to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. The WGS systems are also expected to result in an ancillary reduction in particulate matter emissions. On May 5, 2017, the Court entered a First Modification of Consent Decree extending certain compliance deadlines in the Consent Decree. The parties have now agreed to further modify certain Consent Decree deadlines. The modification resolves issues regarding the feasibility of the affected deadlines and resolves a potential dispute between the parties concerning them. The modification does not change Defendant’s ultimate obligation to install and operate pollution controls at its facilities. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed further modification to the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality v. Cabot Corporation, Civil Case No. 13– 3095 (W.D. La.), D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2– 1–10355. 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: BILLING CODE 4410–15–P 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 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Modification of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On December 22, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed modification to a Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in United States and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality v. Cabot Corporation, Civil Case No. 13–3095 (W.D. La.). The original Consent Decree was entered on March 13, 2014, and resolved civil claims under the Clean Air Act at the Defendant’s three carbon PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By mail ......... During the public comment period, the proposed modifications to the Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/ consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the proposed modifications upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ– E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 249 (Friday, December 29, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    On December 21, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Eastern 
District of California that would resolve the lawsuit entitled United 
States v. Coast Wood Preserving, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:17-cv-01720. 
The proposed Consent Decree was lodged in the related case State of 
California Department of Toxic Substances Control and Toxic Substances 
Control Account v. Coast Wood Preserving, et al., Civil Action No. CV-
F-96-6055, which would also be resolved by the proposed Consent Decree. 
The Department of Justice has filed a motion requesting that these two 
cases be considered together by the court for purposes of settlement.
    This case involves claims under CERCLA relating to the costs of 
remediating soil and groundwater contamination at the Coast Wood 
Preserving Site in Ukiah, California (the ``Site''). Under the proposed 
Consent Decree, Coast Wood Preserving, Inc. agrees to conduct the 
remaining cleanup work at the Site, to pay $57,450 for EPA's past 
response costs incurred in connection with the Site, and to pay any 
such costs EPA incurs in the future. In exchange, Coast Wood 
Preserving, Inc. receives a covenant not to sue under Sections 106 and 
107 of CERCLA and Section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and 
Recovery Act (``RCRA''). A group of current and former shareholders and 
employees of Coast Wood Preserving, Inc.--the Michael Logsdon Wood 
Trust, the Schmidt Wood Trust, Joyce Logsdon, Eugene E. Pietila, and 
Robert Schmidt--are also parties to the proposed Consent Decree, and 
also receive covenants not to sue under CERCLA and RCRA.
    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. Coast Wood Preserving, Inc., D.J. 
Ref. No. 90-11-3-835/3. 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............................  [email protected].
By mail.............................  Assistant Attorney General, U.S.
                                       DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611,
                                       Washington, DC 20044-7611.
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    Under section 7003(d) of RCRA, a commenter may request an 
opportunity for a public meeting in the affected area.
    During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may 
be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: 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 $177.00 (25 cents per 
page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a 
paper copy without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is 
$28.25.

Henry S. Friedman,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-28143 Filed 12-28-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4410-15-P