[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 65 (Tuesday, April 6, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 16751]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-8462]



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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

    Notice is hereby given that a consent decree in United States v. 
Berks Associates, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 91-4868 (E.D. Pa.) was 
lodged with the court on March 16, 1999.
    The proposed decree resolves claims of the United States against 44 
de-minimis parties under Sections 106 and 107 of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended 
(``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, for response costs and actions 
at the Douglassville Disposal Superfund Site in Berks County, PA. Each 
of the participating Settling Defendants sent one percent or less of 
the hazardous wastes found at the Site. The decree obligates the 
Settling Defendants, collectively, to reimburse to the United States a 
total of $8.9 million in past costs and anticipated future response 
costs. Of this amount, $3.2 million represents recovery of past costs 
and $5.7 million represents recovery of future costs.
    The Department of Justice will receive, for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication, comments relating to the 
proposed consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant 
Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530, and should refer to United 
States v. Berks Associates, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 91-4868. 
(E.D. Pa.), DOJ Ref. # 90-11-2-303.
    The proposed consent decree may be examined at the United States 
Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
Consent Decree Library, 1120 G Street, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 
20005, (202) 624-0892. A copy of the proposed consent decree may be 
obtained in person or by mail from the Consent Decree Library, 1120 G 
Street, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. In requesting a copy, 
please refer to the referenced case and enclose a check in the amount 
of $8.00 (25 cents per page reproduction costs, excluding attachments), 
payable to the Consent Decree Library.
Joel M. Gross,
Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural 
Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 99-8462 Filed 4-5-99; 8:45 am]
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