[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 38 (Friday, February 25, 2000)]
[Page 10108]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-4508]



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

    Notice is hereby given that a consent decree in United States v. 
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 00-109 (W.D. 
Pa.) was lodged with the court on January 19, 2000.
    The proposed decree resolves claims of the United States against 11 
defendants under Sections 106 and 107 of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as amended 
(``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. Secs. 9606 and 9607, for response costs and 
actions at the River Road Superfund Site in Mercer County, PA. The 
decree requires the defendants to perform the EPA-selected remedial 
action to address hazardous substance contamination at the site. That 
remedial action includes, inter alia: (i) Institutional restrictions to 
prevent use of on-site groundwater for drinking and prohibit disturbing 
the cap over the contamination, and (ii) continued operation and 
maintenance of the following previously installed features: a fence 
around the contamination, a clay cover complying with Pennsylvania's 
requirements for solid waste caps, a ground water dam to prevent 
contamination from reaching the nearby Shenango River, and a 
groundwater/leachate collection and treatment system. EPA estimates the 
cost of performing the ROD will be approximately $2.5 million.
    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, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, D.C. 20530, and 
should refer to United States v. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., et 
al., Civil Action No. 00-109 (W.D. Pa.), DOJ Ref. #90-11-2-1234/1. 
Commenters may request an opportunity for a public meeting in the 
affected area, in accordance with Section 7003(d) of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 
    The proposed consent decree may be examined and copied at the 
Office of the United States Attorney, 633 United States Post Office and 
Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; or at the Region III Office of the 
Environmental Protection Agency, c/o Thomas Cinti, Assistant Regional 
Counsel, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. A copy of the 
proposed consent decree may be obtained by mail from the Department of 
Justice Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box No. 7611, Washington, D.C. 
20044. In requesting a copy, please refer to the referenced case and 
enclose a check in the amount of $21.25 (25 cents per page reproduction 
costs), payable to the Consent Decree Library. A copy of the exhibits 
to the decree may be obtained from the same source for an additional 

Joel M. Gross,
Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural 
Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 00-4508 Filed 2-24-00; 8:45 am]