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Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980

 

On August 28, 2013 the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois in the lawsuit entitled United States v. The Sherwin-Williams Company, Civil Action No. 3:13cv03304.

The United States filed this lawsuit under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The complaint requests recovery of costs that the United States incurred and/or will incur in the future responding to releases of hazardous substances at the Eagle Zinc Superfund Site in Montgomery County, Illinois. The Sherwin-Williams Company agrees to pay $1,350,000 of the United States' response costs. In return, the United States agrees not to sue the defendants under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA or under section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

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 Sherwin-Williams Company, D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-08502/2. 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:

To submit comments: Send them to:
By e-mail pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov.
By mail Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611.

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: 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 $4.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Maureen Katz,

Assistant Chief Management, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

[FR Doc. 2013-21452 Filed 9-3-13; 8:45 am]

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