[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 41 (Monday, March 3, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9451-9452]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-5153]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Notice of Lodging of 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. David Bowen Wallace, et al., Civil Action No. 3-
93CV0838-P (consolidated with No. C:93-CV-0841-G) among the United 
States, the State of Texas, CTU of Delaware, Inc. (``CTU''), and the 
United Technologies Corporation (``UTC'') was lodged on February 18, 
1997, with the United States District Court for the Northern District 
of Texas, Dallas Division.
    On April 30, 1992, the United States and the State of Texas filed 
Complaints under Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 9607, 
as amended (``CERCLA'') against more than seventy defendants, including 
CTU and UTC, for reimbursement of response costs incurred and to be 
incurred by the United States and the State of Texas for response 
actions related to the release or threatened release of hazardous 
substances at the Bio-Ecology Superfund Site (``Site'') in Grand 
Prairie, Texas. The remediation of the Site was successfully completed 
in April 1993.
    Under the proposed Consent Decree, CTU and UTC have agreed to pay 
the EPA Hazardous Substances Superfund $1,600,000 or 14% of the 
$11,201,300 in response costs incurred at the Site. The Consent Decree 
resolves the liability of CTU and UTC subject to the reservations of 
rights set forth in the Consent Decree. As part of the Consent Decree, 
CTU and UTC have agreed to dismiss any remaining counterclaims against 
the United States, including those against EPA. When the payment by CTU 
and UTC is combined with the payments already received from previous 
settlement agreements, the United States will have recovered 
$10,642,842 or 95% of the total response costs at the Site.
    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 for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. 20530, and should refer to 
United States of America v. David Bowen Wallace et al., DOJ No. 90-11-
3-204A.
    The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the 
United States Attorney, United States Courthouse, 1100 Commerce Street, 
Room 16G28, Dallas, Texas 75242; the Region VI Office of the 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202; 
and at the Consent Decree Library, 1120 G Street, N.W., 4th Floor, 
Washington, D.C. 20005, (202) 624-0892. A copy of the proposed Consent 
Decree may be obtained in person or by mail from the Consent Decree 
Library, 1120 G Street, N.W., 4th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005. In 
requesting a copy please refer to the referenced case and enclose a 
check in

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the amount of $7.00 (25 cents per page), payable to the Consent Decree 
Library.
Joel M. Gross,
Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural 
Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 97-5153 Filed 2-28-97; 8:45 am]
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