[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 11, 2002)]
[Page 76191]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-31245]



Notice of Lodging of De Minimis Consent Decrees Under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act

    Under 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on November 26, 
2002, two proposed de minimis consent decrees (``consent decrees'') in 
United States v. Abb, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. AMD02CV3858 were 
lodged with the United States District Court for the District of 
Maryland. One is a global de minimis consent decree for all settlors 
except Northrup Grumman Corporation (``global de minimis consent 
decree''). The other is the consent decree concluded with Northrup 
Grumman Corporation.
    In this action the United States sought cost recovery for costs 
incurred in connection with the Spectron, Inc. Superfund Site, located 
near Elkton, Maryland (the ``Site''). Under the terms of the consent 
decrees, the proposed settling parties, 477 potentially responsible 
parties and 15 federal agencies, would pay approximately $2.68 million 
to EPA to cover past and future response costs. All of the settling 
defendants contributed minor amounts of waste containing hazardous 
substances to the Site. Each party's payment to EPA consists of its 
proportional share of EPA's past costs ($1,108,922) and estimated 
future costs ($16,880,301), with a 100% premium on the estimated future 
    The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication comments relating to the consent 
decrees. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney 
General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, P.O. Box 7611, 
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should refer 
to United States Ev. Abb, Inc., et al, Civil Action No. AMD02CV3858, 
D.J. Ref. 90-11-2-482.
    The consent decrees may be examined at the Office of the United 
States Attorney, 101 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, 
and at U.S. EPA Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 19103-2029. A copy of either consent 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. In requesting a copy 
of either the global de minimi consent decree or the Northrup Grumman 
consent decree, minus appendices, please enclose a check in the amount 
of $7.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. 
Treasury. The appendices to both consent decrees are identical. In 
requesting the appendices, please enclose a check in the amount of 
$14.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost).

Robert Brook,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 02-31245 Filed 12-10-02; 8:45 am]