[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 222 (Monday, November 17, 2008)]
[Page 67883]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-27215]

[[Page 67883]]



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

    Notice is hereby given that on October 31, 2008, a proposed 
Settlement Agreement in United States v. Vertac Chemical Corp., et al., 
Civil Action No. LR-C-80-109, was lodged with the United States 
District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.
    Plaintiff the United States of America (``United States''), on 
behalf of the Administrator of the United States Environmental 
Protection Agency (``EPA'') and defendant Hercules Incorporated 
(``Hercules'') and defendant Uniroyal Chemical Ltd. (``Uniroyal'' n/k/a 
Chemtura Canada Co./Cie.) (collectively referred to as the 
``Defendants'') have entered into a Settlement Agreement, Stipulated 
Order and Judgment (``Settlement Agreement'') to settle the United 
States' claims against Defendants for the recovery of response costs 
from June 1, 1998 through September 1, 2008, in connection with the 
Vertac Inc. Superfund Site (``Vertac Site'') in Jacksonville, Arkansas, 
and the Jacksonville Municipal Landfill Superfund Site (``Jacksonville 
Site'') also in Jacksonville, Arkansas (collectively, the ``Sites''), 
under the Comprehensive, Environmental, Response, Compensation and 
Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9601, et seq. The proposed 
Settlement Agreement provides for the payment of $14,494,921.86 by 
defendant Hercules, and the payment of $380,11.92 by defendant 
    The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication comments relating to the 
Settlement Agreement. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant 
Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
U.S. Department of Justice, and either e-mailed to [email protected] or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, NW., Washington, DC 
20044-7611, and should refer to United States v. Vertac Chemical Corp., 
et al., DOJ. Ref. 90-7-1-18B.
    The Settlement Agreement may be examined at the Office of the 
United States Attorney, Western District of Arkansas, 425 West Capitol 
Avenue, Suite 500, Little Rock, AR 72201-3452, and at the offices of 
EPA, Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202-2733. During the public 
comment period, the Settlement Agreement, may also be examined on the 
following Department of Justice Web site, to http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Settlement Agreement 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 $2.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) 
payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if by e-mail or fax, forward a check 
in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the stated address.

Thomas A. Mariani, Jr.,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
 [FR Doc. E8-27215 Filed 11-14-08; 8:45 am]