[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 28, 2012)]
[Page 71017]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28777]



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

    On November 21, 2012, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District 
of Massachusetts, Eastern Division, in the lawsuit entitled United 
States v. Brown Shoe Company, Inc. and Brown Group Retail, Inc. Civil 
Action No. 1:12-cv-12177-NMG.
    The Consent Decree resolves the United States' claims for 
reimbursement of response costs against Brown Shoe Company, Inc., and 
Brown Group Retail, Inc. associated with the Whitman Cistern Site in 
Whitman, Massachusetts pursuant to section 107(a) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended, 42 
U.S.C. 9607(a) (``CERCLA''). Brown Shoe Company, Inc., and Brown Group 
Retail, Inc. agree to pay $450,000 of the United States' response 
costs. In return, the United States agrees not to sue the defendants 
for past response costs under section 107 of CERCLA.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant 
Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and 
should refer to United States v. Brown Shoe Company Inc. and Brown 
Group Retail, Inc. D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-09664. All comments must be 
submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of 
this notice. Comments may be submitted by either email or mail:

          To submit comments:                     Send them to:
By email...............................  pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov
By mail................................  Assistant Attorney General,
                                          U.S. DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611,
                                          Washington, DC 20044-7611.

    During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be 
examined and downloaded for free at the following Department of Justice 
Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. We will 
provide a paper copy of the Consent Decree upon written request and 
payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: 
Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, 
Washington, DC 20044-7611.
    Please enclose a check or money order for $4.50 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Ronald Gluck,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-28777 Filed 11-27-12; 8:45 am]