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Notice of Lodging of Ninth Consent Decree in United States v. Nalco Chemical Company, et al., Under the Comprehensive Environment Response, Compensation and Liability Act

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Notice is hereby given that a proposed ninth Consent Decree in United States v. Nalco Chemical Company, et al., Case No. 91-C-4482 (N.D. Ill.) entered into by the United States on behalf of U.S. EPA and Amerock Corporation was lodged on June 23, 2000 with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The proposed Consent Decree resolves certain claims of the United States against the settling party under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq. relating to the Byron Salvage Superfund site in Ogle County, Illinois. The ninth Consent Decree is a past costs only settlement and provides for a payment of $300,000 to the Hazardous Substances Superfund.

The Department of Justice will receive comments relating to the proposed Consent Decree for 30 days following the publication of this Notice. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, Department of Justice, P.O. Box 7611, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044, and should refer to United States v. Nalco Chemical Company et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-687. The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, 219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, Illinois 60604; and the Region V Office of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604. A copy of the Consent Decree may also be obtained by request addressed to the Department of Justice Consent Decreed Library, P.O. Box 7611, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. In requesting a copy of the Consent Decree, please enclose a check in the amount of $5.00 (25 cents per page for reproduction costs), payable to the Consent Decree Library.

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Joel M. Gross,

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

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[FR Doc. 00-18214 Filed 7-18-00; 8:45 am]

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