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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 March 29, 2007, a proposed consent decree with defendant MidAmerican Energy Company was lodged in the civil action United States v. MidAmerican Energy Company, Civil Action No. 07-2019, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.

In this action the United States sought, pursuant to Sections 106 and 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), 42 U.S.C. 9606 & 9607, to recover costs incurred in response to releases of hazardous substances at the Waterloo Coal-Gas Superfund Site (“the Site”) in Waterloo, Iowa, and to require defendant MidAmerican to implement EPA's selected remedy at the Site.

The proposed consent decree will resolve the United States' claims against defendant MidAmerican. Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, defendant MidAmerican will implement the remedy for the Site as required in the proposed consent decree, and pay $87,117.25 to the United States.

In return, the United States will grant MidAmerican a covenant not to sue under CERCLA with respect 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, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should refer to the proposed consent decree with defendant MidAmerican Energy Company in United States v. MidAmerican Energy Company, D.J. Ref. 90-11-08733.

The proposed consent decree may be examined at the office of the United States Attorney, 401 First Street, SE., Suite 400, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1825. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/​enrd/​Consent_​Decrees.html and may be obtained upon request from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611 or by faxing a request to Tonia Fleetwood, fax no. (202) 514-0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514-1547. In requesting a copy please refer to the referenced case and enclose a check in the amount of $26.75 (25 cents per page reproduction costs), payable to the U.S. Treasury.

Public comments may be submitted by e-mail to the following e-mail address: pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov.

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Robert Maher,

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

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[FR Doc. 07-1925 Filed 4-18-07; 8:45 am]

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