[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 159 (Thursday, August 16, 2012)]
[Page 49459]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20088]



Notice of Extension to Public Comment Period for Consent Decree 
Lodged Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, 
and Liability Act

    On May 17, 2012, the United States published a notice that a 
proposed Consent Decree had been lodged with the United States District 
Court for the District of Massachusetts in United States v. Bayer 
CropScience Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-10847 and 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Bayer CropScience Inc. et al., Civil 
Action No. 1:12-cv-10849, related to natural resource damages claims of 
the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts against Bayer 
CropScience Inc. and Pharmacia Corporation in connection with the 
Industri-plex Superfund Site, located in Woburn, Massachusetts. 77 FR 
29361. That notice indicated that the Department of Justice would 
receive comments concerning the settlement for a period of 30 days from 
the date of the notice. In response to a comment submitted during the 
intital comment period that requested additional information concerning 
the settlement and that the comment period be extended, the United 
States is posting information related to the settlement at the 
following Web site, http://www.fws.gov/newengland/, and is extending 
the public comment period. The Department of Justice will receive for a 
period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication any 
additional 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, and should refer to United States v. Bayer 
CropScience Inc., D.J. Ref. 90-11-2-228/7. Comments may also be 
submitted by email to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov. A copy of the 
comments should be sent to Donald G. Frankel, Senior Counsel, 
Environmental Enforcement Section, Department of Justice, Suite 616, 
One Gateway Center, Newton, MA 02458 (donald.frankel@usdoj.gov).
    During this extended public comment period, the Consent Decree may 
be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.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 emailing a request to ``Consent Decree Copy'' 
(EESCDCopy.ENRD@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514-0097, phone confirmation 
number (202) 514-5271. In requesting a copy of the Consent Decree from 
the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of 
$5.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. 
Treasury (if the request is by fax or email, forward a check to the 
Consent Decree library at the address stated above).

Ronald G. Gluck,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-20088 Filed 8-15-12; 8:45 am]