[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 159 (Wednesday, August 18, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44945-44946]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-21366]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    Notice is hereby given that on August 4, 1999 two proposed consent 
decrees in United States  v. Greenwood Chemical Company, Civ. Action 
No. 97-0147 (W.D. Va), were lodged with the United

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States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
    In this action, the United States is recovering past and future 
response costs, pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq. in 
connection with the Greenwood Chemical Company Superfund (``Site''), 
located in Albermarle County, Virginia.
    The consent decrees that were lodged would resolve the United 
States' claims against two of the four defendants. One defendant, High 
Point Chemical Corporation, will pay $4 million to settle claims 
against it. The second defendant, Clarence Hustrulid, will pay $100,000 
to resolve claims against him. In both cases, 90% of the money will be 
paid to the United States and the remaining 10% to the Commonwealth of 
Virginia, which is a co-plaintiff in the case.
    The consent decrees include covenants not to sue by the United 
States under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA, and under section 7003 of 
the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (``RCRA''), 42 U.S.C. 6973.
    The Department of Justice will receive for a period for thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication comments relating to the 
proposed consent decrees. Comments should be sent to the Assistant 
Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. 20530, and should refer to 
United States v. Greenwood Chemical Company, D.J. Ref. 90-11-2-679. 
Commenters may request an opportunity for a public hearing in the 
affected area, in accordance with section 7003(d) of RCRA.
    The proposed consent decrees may be examined at the Office of the 
United States Attorney, Thomas B. Mason Building, 105 Franklin Rd., SW, 
Suite One, Roanoke, VA 24011; at US EPA Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2029; and at the Consent Decree 
Library, 1120 G Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 624-
0892. A copy of the proposed consent decrees may be obtained in person 
or by mail from the Consent Decree Library, 1120 G Street, NW, 3rd 
Floor, Washington, DC 20005. In requesting a copy, please enclose a 
check in the amount of $14.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) 
payable to the Consent Decree Library.
Joel M. Gross,
Chief, Environmental Enforcement, Section Environment and Natural 
Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 99-21366 Filed 8-17-99; 8:45 am]
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