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Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

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Under section 122(d)(2) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), 42 U.S.C. 9622(D)(2), AND 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on January 11, 2002, a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Franc Motors, et al., Civil Action No. 3:02CV71(AWT), was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

In this action, the United States sought recovery of over $1.6 million of costs incurred by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in conducting a removal action at the National Oil Service Superfund Site in West Haven, Connecticut. The United States filed its complaint pursuant to section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), seeking recovery of over $1.6 million. The complaint named 8 defendants which arranged for the disposal of waste oil at the Site. The proposed Consent Decree resolves the United States' cost recovery claims against all of those defendants. Under the proposed Decree, the settling defendants collectively agree to pay $305,127.14 in partial reimbursement of the United States' 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 decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, PO Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, Start Printed Page 8320and should refer on its face to United States v. Franc Motors, et al., D.J. Ref. 90-11-3-07333/3.

The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, Connecticut Financial Center, New Haven, CT, and at the Region 1 office of the Environmental Protection Agency, One Congress Street, Boston, MA. A copy of the proposed Consent Decree may also be obtained by faxing a request to Tonia Fleetwood, Department of Justice Consent Decree Library, fax no. (202) 616-6584; phone confirmation no. (202) 514-1547. There is a charge for the copy (25 cents per page reproduction cost). Upon requesting a copy, please mail a check payable to the “U.S. Treasury,” in the amount of five dollars ($5.00) to the Consent Decree Library, U.S. Department of Justice, PO Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611. The check should refer to United States v. Franc Motors, et al., D.J. Ref. 90-11-3-07333/3.

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Ronald G. Gluck,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-4311 Filed 2-21-02; 8:45 am]