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

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Consistent with Section 122(i) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), and 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on June 12, 2003, a Partial Consent Decree among the United States, Blackman Uhler, Clariant Corp., and Southwire was docketed with the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia in the matter of United States v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 1:02-CV-109-1 (M.D. Ga.) (Docket No. 60).

In that action, the United States seeks to recover from various Defendants, pursuant to Sections 107 and 113(g)(2) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (“CERCLA”), 42 U.S.C. 9607 and 9613(g)(2), the costs incurred and to be incurred by the United States in responding to the release and/or threatened release of hazardous substances at and from the Stoller Chemical Company/Pelham Site (“Site”) in Pelham, Mitchell County, Georgia.

Under the proposed Partial Consent Decree, Defendants Blackman Uhler, Clariant Corp., and Southwire collectively will pay $247,000 to the Hazardous Substances Superfund in reimbursement of the costs incurred by the United States at the site.

The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should refer to United States v. American Cyanamid, et al., (M.D. Ga.) (Partial Consent Decree with Blackman Uhler, Clariant Corp., and Southwire, DOJ Ref. No. 90-11-3-07602).

The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, Middle District of Georgia, Cherry St. Galleria, 4th Floor, 433 Start Printed Page 65319Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201 ((478) 752-3511), and at EPA Region 4, Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303 (contact Elizabeth Davis, Esq. (404) 562-9696). During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site http://www.usdoj.gov/​enrd/​open.html. A copy of the Partial Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611 or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514-0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514-1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please refer to United States v. American Cyanamid, et al., (M.D. Ga.) (Partial Consent Decree with Blackman Uhler, Clariant Corp., and Southwire, DOJ Ref. No. 90-11-3-07602), and enclose a check in the amount of $6.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury.

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W. Benjamin Fisherow,

Deputy Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment & Natural Resources Division.

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[FR Doc. 03-28930 Filed 11-18-03; 8:45 am]

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