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Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, And Liability Act

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Notice is hereby given that on November 29, 2007, a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Creftcon Industries, Civil Action No. 07-07812, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

The consent decree resolved claims brought by the United States, on behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) under sections 106 and 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, and section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6973, related to the releases and threatened releases of hazardous substances at the Puente Valley Operable Unit of the San Gabriel Valley Area 4 Superfund Site (“Site”) in Los Angeles County, California.

The proposed Consent Decree requires Defendant to reimburse the United States $1,750,000 and DTSC $12,000, to resolve defendant's liability for past costs, future costs, and work associated with the remedial action required for the Site set forth in EPA's 1998 Interim Record of Decision.

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, and either e-mailed to or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should refer to United States v. Creftcon Industries, D.J. Ref. 90-11-2-354/20.

The Consent Decree may be examined at U.S. EPA Region IX at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, to​enrd/​Consent_​Decrees.html. A copy of the 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 (, 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 $12.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if by e-mail or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the stated address.

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Henry S. Friedman,

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

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[FR Doc. 07-6029 Filed 12-11-07; 8:45 am]