Notice is hereby given that a proposed consent Decree in United States of America v. Wellsford, Civ. Action No. 05-4158 was lodged on August 4, 2005, with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
In the Complaint filed in this matter, the United States alleges that Wellsford, Inc. (“Wellsford”) is liable for response costs pursuant to Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), 42 U.S.C. 9607 for its involvement with the Recticon/Allied Steel (“Site”) in Parkerford, Pennsylvania. The proposed Consent Decree would resolve the United States' claims set forth in the Complaint through the payment of $20,000, an agreement by Wellsford to exercise due care and not exacerbate existing contamination, and the filing of deed restrictions that provide EPA and its representative access to property and protect the remedy.
The Department of Justice will receive comments relating to the proposed Consent Decree for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication. Comments should be addressed to the Acting Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044 and should refer to United States et al. v. Wellsford, Inc., DJ No. 90-11-2-902/2.
The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Pennsylvania, 615 Chestnut Street, Suite 1250, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4476, and at the Region 3 Office of the Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. During the public comment period, the decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/open.html. A copy of the 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 (email@example.com), 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 $11.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury. The check should refer to United States et al. v. Wellsford, Inc., DJ No. 90-11-2-902/2.Start Signature
Robert D. Brook,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 05-16347 Filed 8-17-05; 8:45 am]
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