[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 69 (Wednesday, April 10, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 21418]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08278]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
of 1980, as Amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.

    On March 27, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
consent decree (``Decree'') with the United States District Court for 
the Northern District of New York in the lawsuit entitled United 
States, State of New York and St. Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Alcoa Inc. and 
Reynolds Metals Co., Civil Action No. 7:13-cv-00337-NAM-TWD. The Decree 
resolves claims asserted under Section 107(a) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 
42 U.S.C. 9607(a), against Alcoa Inc. and Reynolds Metals Co. 
(``Defendants'') for natural resource damages resulting from the 
release of hazardous substances at or from the Alcoa and Reynolds sites 
located near the Town of Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York. The 
Decree provides for the Defendants to pay assessment costs, pay for 
natural resource restoration projects, purchase and transfer real 
property to be included in an existing State of New York Wildlife 
Management Area, pay for Tribal cultural restoration projects, and 
perform certain restoration projects. The Defendants' work and payment 
obligation under the Decree total approximately $19.4 million.
    Attachment A to the Decree is the St. Lawrence River Environment 
Natural Resource Damage Assessment: Restoration and Compensation 
Determination Plan and Environmental Assessment (``RCDP''). The RCDP 
describes the natural resource injuries and associated losses and 
outlines proposed restoration projects. Notice of the issuance of the 
RCDP was published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration in the Federal Register on April 4, 2013, triggering the 
public comment period for that document. 78 Fed. Reg. 20298 (April 4, 
2013).
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney 
General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer 
to United States, State of New York and St. Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Alcoa 
Inc. and Reynolds Metals Co., D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-558. All comments 
must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication 
date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by 
mail:

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     To submit comments:                     Send them to:
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By email.....................  pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov.
By mail......................  Assistant Attorney General,
                               U.S. DOJ-ENRD,
                               P.O. Box 7611,
                               Washington, DC 20044-7611.
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    During the public comment period, the Decree may be examined and 
downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the Decree 
upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail 
your request and payment to:

Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ-ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 
20044-7611.

    Please enclose a check or money order for $155.25 (25 cents per 
page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a 
paper copy of the consent decree without the appendices the cost is 
$4.75.

Brian Donohue,
Acting Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, 
Environment and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-08278 Filed 4-9-13; 8:45 am]
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