[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 129 (Thursday, July 7, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 39335]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-13388]



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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to the Clean Air 
Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 
the Emergency Planning and Community Right To Know Act, and the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act

    Notice is hereby given that a consent decree in United States and 
the State of Delaware v. Formosa Plastics Corporation, Delaware, Civil 
Action No. 05-443 (D. Del.) was lodged with the court on June 28, 2005.
    The proposed consent decree resolves alleged violations of the 
Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and 
Recovery Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act 
and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and 
Liability Act that occurred at Formosa's Delaware City, Delaware PVC 
manufacturing facility. It requires the defendant to pay a civil 
penalty of $225,000 to the United States and $225,000 to the State; to 
meet detailed requirements designed to prevent future violations of 
each of the above statutes; to reduce emissions of vinyl chloride to 
the ambient Air to levels substantially below those otherwise allowed 
by law; and to carry out a supplemental environmental project that will 
protect against the chance of an accidental release of vinyl chloride 
gas.
    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, Environment and Natural Resources Division, PO Box 
7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 2004, and should refer 
to United States and the State of Delaware v. Formosa Plastics 
Corporation, Delaware, Civil Action No. 05-443 (D. Del.), DOJ Ref. 
 90-5-2-1-08297.
    The proposed consent decree may be examined and copied at the 
Office of the United States Attorney, 1007 North Orange Street, Suite 
700, Wilmington, DE 19899-2046; or at the Region III Office of the 
Environmental Protection Agency, c/o Joyce Howell, Senior Assistant 
Regional Counsel, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. During the 
public comment period, the amended 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 amended decree may also be obtained by 
mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. 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 No. (202) 514-0097, 
phone confirmation number (202) 514-1547. In requesting a copy from the 
Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $13.75 
(25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury.

Robert Brook,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 05-13388 Filed 7-6-05; 8:45 am]
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