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

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Under 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on June 17, 2004, a proposed consent decree in United States v. Dart Container Corporation of Pennsylvania, et al., Civil Action No. 04-2208, was lodged with the United State District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

In this action the United States is seeking response costs pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., in connection with the Walsh Landfill (a/k/a the Welsh Road and Barkman Landfill) Superfund Site (“Site”), the Honey Brook Township, Chester and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania (“Site”). The proposed consent decree will resolve the United States' claims against Dart Container Corporation of Pennsylvania, Penguin Industries, Inc., and Reeves Brothers, Inc. (“Settling Defendants”) in connection with the Walsh Landfill Superfund Site. Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, the Settling Defendants will pay $413,206.00 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund in reimbursement of response costs, to address their liability for the Site and will receive a covenant not to sue by the United States with regard to 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 proposed consent 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, and should refer to United States v. Dart Container Corporation of Pennsylvania, et al., D.J. Ref. 90-11-2-612/4.

The proposed consent decree may be examined at the Clerk's Office, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Courthouse, Room 2609, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1797, and at U.S. EPA Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. During the public comment period, the proposed 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 proposed consent decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, PO Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611 or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdaoj,gov), fax no. (202) 514-0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514-1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $5.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury.

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Robert D. Brook,

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

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[FR Doc. 04-14887 Filed 6-30-04; 8:45 am]

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