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

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In accordance with Departmental policy and 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed consent decree in United States v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Corning, Inc. and First Piedmont Corp., Civil Action No. 4:01CV00062, was lodged on October 30, 2001 with the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. The consent decree resolves the United States' claims against defendants with respect to past costs incurred in response to contamination at the First Piedmont Rock Quarry (Route 719) Site in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, pursuant to Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9607.

Under the consent decree, defendants will pay the United States $973,095 in reimbursement of past response costs incurred in connection with the Site. Said amount will be paid within thirty (30) days after entry of the consent decree by the Court. As part of the proposed settlement, defendants will receive a covenant not to sue for and contribution protection for past response costs.

The Department of Justice will receive, for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication, comments relating to the proposed consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. 20530, and should refer to United States v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Corning, Inc. and First Piedmont Corp., DOJ reference number 90-11-3-07144.

The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, 105 Franklin Road, S.W., Suite One, Roanoke, Virginia; and the Region III Office of the Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A copy of the proposed decree may be obtained by mail from the Department of Justice Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044. In requesting a copy, please refer to the referenced case and enclose a check in the amount of $4.75 ($.25 per page for production costs), payable to the Consent Decree Library.

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Robert D. Brook,

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

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[FR Doc. 01-28365 Filed 11-9-01; 8:45 am]