[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 81 (Thursday, April 28, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 22064]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-8478]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    In accordance with Departmental policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is 
hereby given that on April 6, 2005, a proposed Consent Decree in United 
States v. Sequa Corporation and John H. Thompson (E.D.Pa.), C.A. No. 
2:05-cv-01580-TON, was lodged with the United States District Court for 
the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
    In this action, the United States sought response costs incurred 
and to be incurred by the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), 
pursuant to section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 
9607, in connection the Dublin TCE Site, located in Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania. Further, the United States sought an order, pursuant to 
section 106 of CERCLA, requiring defendants to implement remedial 
measures to address groundwater contamination at the Site.
    Under the Consent Decree, defendants will implement the remedial 
measures required under the terms of the Consent Decree to address 
groundwater contamination. The Consent Decree provides, inter alia, 
that defendants will initially address groundwater contamination at the 
Site by implementing a technology known as in-situ chemical oxidation 
(``ISCO''), which is described in the Consent Decree and an attachment 
thereto. Defendants will implement other specified remedial measures, 
if EPA determines after a period of implementation that the ISCO has 
failed or will fail. In addition, defendants will pay EPA's 
unreimbursed past response costs in the amount of $252,254 and will pay 
future costs incurred by EPA in connection with the Site.
    The Department of Justice will receive, for a period of 30 days 
from the date of this publication, comments relating to the proposed 
Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Acting Assistant 
Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, PO 
Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and 
should refer to United States v. Sequa Corporation and John H. 
Thompson, DOJ Ref. No. 90-11-2-780/1.
    The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the 
United States Attorney, 615 Chestnut Street, Suite 1250, Philadelphia, 
PA 19106; and U.S. EPA Region 3, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania 19103. During the public comment period, the proposed 
Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of 
Justice Web site, http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/open.html. A copy of the 
proposed Consent Decree may be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree 
Library, PO Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-
7611 or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood 
(tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax number (202) 514-0097, phone 
confirmation number (202) 514-1547. In requesting a copy of the Consent 
Decree only from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in 
the amount of $22.50, or enclose a check in the amount of $53.00 for 
the Consent Decree and the Attachments thereto (.25 cents per page 
reproduction costs), payable to the U.S. Treasury.

Robert D. Brook,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 05-8478 Filed 4-27-05; 8:45 am]
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