[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 150 (Friday, August 3, 2001)]
[Notices]
[Page 40724]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-19391]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to the Clean Water 
Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; and the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

    Consistent with Departmental policy, 28 C.F.R. 50.7, notice is 
hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree United States, et al. v. 
Montrose Chemical Corporation of California, et al., No. CV 90-3122-R 
(C.D. Cal), was lodged on July 19, 2001 with the United States District 
Court for the Central District of California. The consent decree 
resolves claims under Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 9607, as 
amended, brought against defendants Montrose Chemical Corporation of 
California (``Montrose''), Aventis CropScience USA, Inc. (``Aventis''), 
Chris-Craft Industries, Inc. (``Chris-Craft''), and Atkemix Thirty 
Seven, Inc. (``Atkemix-37'') (collectively, the ``DDT Defendents''), 
for response costs incurred and to be incurred by the United States 
Environmental Protection Agency in connection with responding to the 
release and threatened release of hazardous substances at residential 
properties located in (1) the area of Los Angeles County bounded by 
Normandie Avenue, New Hampshire Avenue, Torrance Blvd., and Del Amo 
Blvd., and (2) the area of Los Angeles County bounded by Denker Avenue, 
Del Amo Blvd. Western Avenue and Torrence Blvd.
    The proposed consent decree provides that the DDT Defendants will 
allow materials excavated from the above-described areas to be placed 
on their property in storage cells. Defendants also pay $250,000, plus 
the actual costs of constructing the on-property storage cells (up to 
$356,000), and will operate and maintain the storage cells for four 
years. The consent decree includes a covenant not to sue by the United 
States under Sections 106 and 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 
9607, 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 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, 
U.S. Department of Justice, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044; and 
refer to United States, et al. v. Montrose Chemical Corporation of 
California, et al., No. CV 90-3122-R (C.D. Cal), and DOF Ref #90-11-3-
511\3.
    The proposed settlement agreement may be examined at the Office of 
the United States Attorney. Central District of California, Federal 
Building, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; and the 
Region IX Office of the Environmental Protection Agency, 75 Hawthorne 
Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. A copy of the proposed Consent Decree 
may be obtained by mail from the Department of Justice Consent Decree 
Library P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044. In requesting a copy 
please refer to the referenced case and enclose a check in the amount 
of $10.75 (25 cents per page reproduction costs), payable to the 
Consent Decree Library.

Ellen M. Mahan,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 01-19391 Filed 8-2-01; 8:45 am]
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