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Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 In accordance with Departmental policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on December 21, 1993, proposed Consent Decrees in United States v. Jadco, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 3:92CV-293-MU, and United States v. Hoescht Celanese Corporation et al., Civil Action No. 3:93CV-412-MC, were lodged with the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. The Complaints, brought pursuant to Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9607, seek the recovery of past response costs incurred by the United States in connection with the Jadco-Hughes Superfund Site, North Belmont, North Carolina (the ``Site''). The Site is situated in Gaston County, North Carolina, approximately 12 miles west of Charlotte, North Carolina and occupies approximately 6 acres. The Site was used from 1971 until at least 1975 for recovery, storage and disposal of waste solvents and other hazardous substances. These hazardous wastes were stored on the Site in 55 gallon drums. In some areas of the Site, drums were stacked as many as three to a stack in deteriorating condition. The Consent Decree in United States v. Jadco, Inc. et al. provides that the Settling Defendants in that action will pay $227,453.24 in settlement of the United States' claims. The Consent Decree in United States v. Hoescht Celanese Corporation et al. provides that the Settling Defendants in that action will pay $555,000.00 in settlement of the United States' claims. The Department of Justice will receive, on or before February 23, 1994, comments relating to the proposed Consent Decrees. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530. Comments should refer to United States v. Jadco. Inc. et al., D.O.J. Ref. 90-5-1-1-3679A or United States v. Hoescht Celanese Corporation et al., D.O.J. Ref. 90-5-1-1-3679A. The proposed Consent Decrees may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, Western District of North Carolina, 401 West Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202; Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV, 345 Courtland Street, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30365; and at the Consent Decree Library, 1120 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005, (202) 624-0892. A copy of the proposed consent decrees may be obtained in person or by mail from the Consent Decree Library, 1120 G Street, NW., 4th floor, Washington, DC 20005. In requesting a copy, please refer to the referenced case and enclose a check in the amount of $4.50 for the United States v. Jadco, Inc. et al. Consent Decree and/or a check in the amount of $10.75 for the United States v. Hoescht Celanese Corporation et al. Consent Decree (25 cents per page reproduction costs), payable to the Consent Decree Library. John C. Cruden, Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 94-1516 Filed 1-21-94; 10:00 am] BILLING CODE 4410-01-M

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