[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 248 (Thursday, December 27, 2001)]
[Notices]
[Page 66933]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-31784]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed Agreed Amendments to Consent Decree 
Pursuant to The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and 
Liability Act

    In accordance with the policy of the Department of Justice, notice 
is hereby given that proposed Agreed Amendments to Consent Decree in 
United State of America v. City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Civil Action 
No. 1:99 CV 388, were lodged with the United States District Court for 
the Western District of Michigan, Southern Division, on December 10, 
2001. The original consent decree, entered by the Court on August 10, 
2000, involved the settlement of claims brought by the United States, 
pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and 
Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., against 53 Settling Defendants 
for reimbursement of response costs and injunctive relief in connection 
with the Butterworth No. 2 Landfill Superfund Site (``Site'') located 
in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. The proposed amendments 
represent a settlement of claims by the United States against 18 
additional Settling Defendants and seeks to add them to the consent 
decree.
    Under this settlement with the United States, the 18 additional 
Settling Defendants will collectively pay $1,250,000 to the Settling 
Work Defendants who will then implement the entire remedy for the Site 
as set forth in the Record of Decision issued by the United States 
Environmental Protection Agency in March 1992 and as modified by an 
Explanation of Significant Differences dated October 23, 1998. The 18 
additional Settling Defendants will also pay $131,500 to the United 
States for past response costs incurred in connection with the Site.
    The Department of Justice will receive comments relating to the 
proposed amendments for a period of 30 days from the date of this 
publication. Comments should be addressed 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. City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, et. al., D.J. Ref. 90-11-2-145A.
    The proposed Agreed Amendments to Consent Decree may be examined at 
the office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of 
Michigan, 330 Ionia Avenue, N.W., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503; and at 
the Region 5 office of the Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West 
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604-3590. A copy of the proposed 
Agreed Amendments to Consent Decree may be obtained by mail from the 
Justice Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-
7611. In requesting a copy of the proposed amendments, please enclose a 
check in the amount of $3.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) 
payable to the Consent Decree Library and refer to United States v. 
City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, et. al., D.J. Ref. 90-11-2-145A. To 
obtain a copy of the original Consent Decree, please enclose a check in 
the amount of $33.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to 
the Consent Decree Library and refer to United States v. City of Grand 
Rapids, Michigan, et. al., D.J. Ref. 90-11-2-145A.

William D. Brighton,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 01-31784 Filed 12-26-01; 8:45 am]
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