[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 193 (Monday, October 6, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 60185]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23774]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed Settlement Agreement under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

    On September 29, 2014, a proposed Consent Decree was lodged with 
the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma 
in the case entitled U.S. v. Blackwell Zinc Company, Inc., et al., Case 
No. 5:14-cv-01050-M (W.D. Okla.).
    The Consent Decree resolves claims in a Complaint filed the same 
day under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., relating to the 
Blackwell Zinc Superfund Site located in Blackwell, Kay County, 
Oklahoma (the ``Site''). The Complaint seeks the recovery of response 
costs at the Site against Blackwell Zinc Company, Inc. and the 
Blackwell Industrial Authority (``Settling Defendants'') and a 
declaratory judgment for future response costs. Under the proposed 
Consent Decree, Settling Defendants will pay EPA $547,931.39 in past 
response costs, i.e., costs incurred through August 31, 2013, as well 
as EPA's costs at the Site costs incurred after August 31, 2013 and 
through September 1, 2023.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
and should refer to U.S. v. Blackwell Zinc Company, Inc., et al., Case 
No. 5:14-cv-01050-M (W.D. Okla.), D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-08495. 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:

 
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            To submit comments:                     Send them to:
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By email..................................  pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov.
By mail...................................  Assistant Attorney General,
                                            U.S. DOJ--ENRD,
                                            P.O. Box 7611,
                                            Washington, DC 20044-7611.
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    During the public comment period, the proposed 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 proposed 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 $8.75 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Maureen Katz,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-23774 Filed 10-3-14; 8:45 am]
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