[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 208 (Tuesday, October 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64215-64216]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25566]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    On October 21, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District 
of Oregon in a lawsuit entitled United States v. Justine V.R. Russell, 
in her capacity as Personal Representative of the Estate of Roger 
Milliken, Dr. Ora K. Smith, and Sue Beauregard Rife, in her capacity as 
Personal Representative of the Estate of William A. Bowes, Civil Action 
No. 2:14-cv-01660-SU.
    The United States filed this lawsuit under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, 
(``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et

[[Page 64216]]

seq. The United States' complaint names Justine V.R. Russell, in her 
capacity as Personal Representative of the Estate of Roger Milliken, 
Dr. Ora K. Smith, and Sue Beauregard Rife, in her capacity as Personal 
Representative of the Estate of William A. Bowes, as defendants. The 
complaint requests recovery of costs that the United States incurred 
responding to releases and the threat of releases of hazardous 
substances at and from the New York Mine Complex Site, the Ajax and 
Magnolia Mines Site, and the Independence Mine Group Site (also known 
as the Cougar Mine Site or Cougar Complex Site) in northeastern Oregon 
(collectively the ``Historic Oregon Sites''). All of the defendants 
signed the Consent Decree. The defendants agreed to pay a total of 
$1,200,000.00 of the United States' response costs. In return, the 
United States agrees not to sue the defendants under sections 106, 107, 
and 113 of CERCLA with regard to the Historic Oregon Sites.
    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. Justine V.R. Russell, in her capacity 
as Personal Representative of the Estate of Roger Milliken, Dr. Ora K. 
Smith, and Sue Beauregard Rife, in her capacity as Personal 
Representative of the Estate of William A. Bowes, Civil Action No. 
2:14-cv-01660-SU, D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-10258/1.
    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..............................  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 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 $4.75 (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. 2014-25566 Filed 10-27-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4410-15-P