[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 81 (Monday, April 28, 2014)]
[Pages 23372-23373]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09531]



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

    On April 21, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Western 
District of Washington, in the lawsuit entitled United States v. The 
State of Washington, Department of Natural Resources, Civil Action No. 
    This Consent Decree settles claims under Sections 106 and 107 of 
CERCLA against the State of Washington acting through its Department of 
Natural Resources (``DNR''). The claims involve the Asarco Tacoma 
Smelter and Sediments/Groundwater Operable Units of the Commencement 
Bay Nearshore/Tideflats Superfund Site. Under the terms of the 
settlement, DNR agrees to pay $93,595.38 in past costs and assume 
future work, primarily long term operation and maintenance associated 
with underwater property it owns that is adjacent to the former Asarco 
Tacoma Smelter.
    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. The State of Washington, D.J. Ref. No. 

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3. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after 
the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either 
by email or by mail:

         To submit comments:                     Send them to:
By email............................  [email protected].
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 at this Justice Department 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, 
U.S. DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611.
    Please enclose a check or money order for $117.50 (25 cents per 
page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Susan M. Akers,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-09531 Filed 4-25-14; 8:45 am]