[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 221 (Monday, November 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 68483]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27061]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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

    On November 5, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
consent decree with the United States District Court for the Eastern 
District of Missouri in the lawsuit entitled United States and State of 
Missouri v. Cyprus Amax Minerals Company and Missouri Lead Smelting 
Company, Civil Action No. 14-1876-HEA.
    The United States and the State of Missouri sued the defendants 
under Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9607, section 
311 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1321, and MO. REV. STAT. Sec.  
644.096 of the Missouri Clean Water law for recovery of natural 
resource damages resulting from releases of hazardous substances from 
the Buick Mine and Mill and the Buick Smelter, located near the town of 
Bixby in Southeast Missouri's Viburnum Trend. The consent decree 
resolves the action. Under the decree, defendants Cyprus Amax Minerals 
Company and Missouri Lead Smelting Company will pay $7,284,677.00 in 
natural resource damages. In return, the United States, by and through 
the Fish Wildlife Service of the United States Department of the 
Interior, and the Department of Agriculture, Forest Service; and the 
State of Missouri, will grant covenants not to sue the defendants for 
natural resource damages, subject to the terms of the decree.
    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 United States v. Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, D.J. 
Ref. No. 90-11-3-09424/2. 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 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 $5.50 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Susan Akers,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-27061 Filed 11-14-14; 8:45 am]
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