[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 75 (Wednesday, April 20, 2005)]
[Pages 20598-20599]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-7931]



Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean 
Water Act

    Under 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on April 7, 2005, a 
proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Air Products and Chemicals, 
et al., Civil Action JH-88-365 (D. Md.), was lodged with the United 
States District Court for the District of Maryland.
    This Consent Decree obligates the 40 settling defendants at the 
Maryland Sand and Gravel Superfund Site (the ``Site'') to implement the 
Record of Decision for the third operable unit at the Site. This is the 
third consent decree in this action for remedial action at the Site. 
EPA estimates that the work to be performed under the decree will be 
approximately $23 million. In the decree, the United States covenants 
not to sue the settling defendants under Section 106 and 107 of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, for the third operable unit, 
subject to certain standard reopeners for new information or unknown 
    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, Environment and Natural Resources Division, P.O. Box 
7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, U.S. 
Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should refer to 
United States v. Air Product and Chemicals, Inc., et al., Civil Action 
No. JH-88-365 (D. Md.), DOJ 90-11-225A.
    The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United 
States Attorney, District of Maryland, 36 South Charles Street, 
Baltimore, MD, 21201, and at U.S. EPA Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029. During the public comment period, the 
Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of 
Justice Web site, http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/open.html. A copy of the 
Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree 
Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice,

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Washington, DC. 20044-7611 or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia 
Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514-0097, phone 
confirmation number (202) 514-1547. In requesting a copy from the 
Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $198.00 
(25 cents per page) payable to the U.S. Treasury.

Robert Brook,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 05-7931 Filed 4-19-05; 8:45 am]