[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 159 (Thursday, August 18, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 48590]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-16347]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of a Consent Decree Pursuant to the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act

    Notice is hereby given that a proposed consent Decree in United 
States of America v. Wellsford, Civ. Action No. 05-4158 was lodged on 
August 4, 2005, with the United States District Court for the Eastern 
District of Pennsylvania.
    In the Complaint filed in this matter, the United States alleges 
that Wellsford, Inc. (``Wellsford'') is liable for response costs 
pursuant to Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9607 for its 
involvement with the Recticon/Allied Steel (``Site'') in Parkerford, 
Pennsylvania. The proposed Consent Decree would resolve the United 
States' claims set forth in the Complaint through the payment of 
$20,000, an agreement by Wellsford to exercise due care and not 
exacerbate existing contamination, and the filing of deed restrictions 
that provide EPA and its representative access to property and protect 
the remedy.
    The Department of Justice will receive comments relating to the 
proposed Consent Decree for a period of thirty (30) days from the date 
of this publication. Comments should be addressed to the Acting 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044 and 
should refer to United States et al. v. Wellsford, Inc., DJ No. 90-11-
2-902/2.
    The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the office of the 
United States Attorney for the District of Pennsylvania, 615 Chestnut 
Street, Suite 1250, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4476, and at the Region 3 
Office of the Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19103. During the public comment period, the decree 
may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, 
http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/open.html. A copy of the 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 $11.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) 
payable to the U.S. Treasury. The check should refer to United States 
et al. v. Wellsford, Inc., DJ No. 90-11-2-902/2.

Robert D. Brook,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 05-16347 Filed 8-17-05; 8:45 am]
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