[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 14, 2017)]
[Page 52744]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24592]



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

    On November 7, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Northern 
District of Ohio in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Dover 
Chemical Corporation, Civil Action No. 5:17-cv-02335.
    The proposed consent decree resolves claims by the United States in 
the associated complaint under the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'') against Dover 
Chemical Corporation (``Dover Chemical'') for response actions and past 
and future response costs relating to Operable Unit 2 of the Dover 
Chemical Corporation Superfund Site in Dover, Ohio. Under the proposed 
consent decree, Dover Chemical agrees to perform the remedial actions, 
estimated to cost $7.4 million, selected by EPA. Dover also agrees to 
pay past and future response costs incurred by the United States. The 
proposed consent decree includes a covenant not to sue Dover Chemical 
under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA or under section 7003 of the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (``RCRA''), conditioned upon the 
satisfactory performance by Dover Chemical of its obligations under the 
proposed consent decree.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the Acting 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
and should refer to United States v. Dover Chemical Corporation, D.J. 
Ref. No. 90-11-3-11517. 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-

    Under Section 7003(d) of RCRA, a commenter may request an 
opportunity for a public meeting in the affected area.
    During the public comment period, the consent decree may be 
examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. 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 $51.00 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper 
copy without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $8.75.

Randall M. Stone,
Acting Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, 
Environment and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-24592 Filed 11-13-17; 8:45 am]