[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 120 (Thursday, June 23, 2005)]
[Page 36408]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-12389]



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

    In accordance with CERCLA Section 122(d)(2), 42 U.S.C. 9622(d)(2), 
and Departmental policy in 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on 
June 14, 2005, a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. National 
Railroad Passenger Corporation, et al., Consolidated Civil Action Nos. 
86-1094, 92-6119, 99-4835, was lodged with the United States District 
Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
    In this action, the United States sought: recovery of environmental 
response costs incurred and to be incurred by the United States, all in 
connection with the Paoli Railyard Superfund Site, located in Paoli, PA 
(``Site''). The Consent Decree requires settling defendant Penn Central 
Corporation, now known as American Premier Underwriters, Inc., to: (1) 
Pay the United States the sum of $5.9 million for response costs 
incurred, (2) pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency future costs 
in an amount not to exceed $37,500 annually, and (3) pay the U.S. 
Department of Interior the sum of $500,000 in settlement of natural 
resource damages claims.
    The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication comments relating to the 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, and should refer to 
U.S. v. APU, et al., D.J. Ref. 90-11-2-152C. The Consent 
Decree may also be examined at the Office of the United States 
Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, c/o Richard Metzinger, Jr., 
Assistant United States Attorney, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 
19106; and at U.S. EPA Region III, c/o Thomas Cinti, Senior Regional 
Counsel, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. During the public 
comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined on the 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, Washington, DC 
20044-7611, or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood 
([email protected]), 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 $4.50 for the Consent 
Decree (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. 

Robert Brook,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 05-12389 Filed 6-22-05; 8:45 am]