[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 104 (Monday, June 1, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Page 29752]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-14335]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    In accordance with Departmental policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is 
hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Decker 
Manufacturing Corporation, Civil Action No. 1:98-CV-404, (W.D. 
Michigan) entered into by the United States and Decker Manufacturing 
Corporation, was lodged on May 14, 1998, with the United States 
District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The proposed 
Consent Decree will resolve claims of the United States against Decker 
Manufacturing Corporation for recovery of response costs incurred by 
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the Albion-Sheridan 
Township Landfill Superfund Site in Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan 
pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and 
Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq. (``CERCLA`''). The settlement 
requires Decker Manufacturing Corporation to make payment of $250,000 
to the United States following entry of the proposed Consent Decree.
    The Consent Decree includes a covenant not to sue by the United 
States under Sections 106(b) and 107(c)(3) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606(a) 
and 9607(c)(3), for potential violations through November 12, 1997, of 
an administrative order issued to Decker, and others, by U.S. EPA at 
the Site. The Consent Decree also includes a covenant not to sue by the 
United States under Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), for 
recovery of past response costs at the Site.
    The Department of Justice will receive, for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of publication, comments relating to the proposed 
Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney 
General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, United 
States Department of Justice, P.O. Box 7611, Ben Franklin Station, 
Washington, D.C. 20044-7611, and should refer to United States v. 
Decker Manufacturing Corporation, Civil Action No. 1:98-CV-404, and the 
Department of Justice Reference No. 90-11-2-1109/1.
    The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the 
United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, 333 Ionia 
Avenue, NW, Suite 501, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503; the Region 5 
Office of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West 
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604-3590; and at the Consent 
Decree Library, 1120 G Street, N.W., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, 
telephone no. (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, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. In requesting a copy, 
please refer to DJ #90-11-2-1109/1, and enclose a check in the amount 
of $6.50 (25 cents per page for reproduction costs), payable to the 
Consent Decree Library.
Joel M. Gross,
Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural 
Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 98-14335 Filed 5-29-98; 8:45 am]
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