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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 April 28, 2009, a proposed consent decree in United States, et al., v. Occidental Chemical Corp., Pioneer Americas, LLC, Mariana Properties, Inc., Detrex Corp., Sound Refining, Inc. and SRI Acquisition Corp., No. 09-cv-5246, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

In this action the United States, State of Washington, Puyallup Tribe of Indians and Muckleshoot Indian Tribe sought natural resource damages for releases of hazardous substances into Commencement Bay, Washington. Under the consent decree, defendants will undertake a habitat restoration project in the Hylebos Waterway of Commencement Bay and reimburse $1,550,000 in natural resource damage assessment costs.

For thirty (30) days after the date of this publication, the Department of Justice will receive 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 pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611. In either case, the comments should refer to United States, et al. v. Occidental Chemical Corp., et al., No. 09-cv-5246, D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-2-1049/13.

During the comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/​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 (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 $24.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States 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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Maureen Katz,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-10548 Filed 5-6-09; 8:45 am]

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