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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 January 5, 2005, a proposed consent decree in United States v. N.P. Industrial Center et al., Civil Action No. 00-CV-5119, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

In this action the United States is seeking response costs pursuant to the Compensation Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., in connection with the N.P. Industrial Center/United Knitting Machine Company property at the North Penn Area Six Superfund Site (“Site”), which consists of a contaminated groundwater plume and a number of separate parcels of property within and adjacent to the Borough of Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The proposed consent decree will resolve the United States' claims against N.P. Industrial Center, Inc. and United Knitting Machine Company, Inc. (“Settling Defendants”) in connection with the N.P. Industrial Center/United Knitting Machine Company property at the Site. Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, Settling Defendants will make a cash payment to the United States of $35,000.00 plus interest to address their liability for past response costs incurred by the United States at Settling Defendants' property and will receive a covenant not to sue by the United States for past response costs under section 107 of CERCLA.

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 Start Printed Page 3730Division, PO Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should refer to United States v. N.P. Industrial Center et al., D.J. Ref. 90-11-2-06024/8.

The proposed consent decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, 615 Chestnut Street, Suite 1250, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 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@usdoj.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 $4.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury.

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Robert Brook,

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

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[FR Doc. 05-1445 Filed 1-25-05; 8:45 am]

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