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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 June 29, 2009, a proposed Consent Decree in United States of America v. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 09-CV-2902, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

In this action the United States sought to recover from the defendants response costs incurred by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) in responding to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances at or from the Heleva Landfill Site, located in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania (the “Site”). The Consent Decree memorializes the settlement that requires the settling parties, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. as successor in interest to AT&T Inc., Olin Corporation, and Pfizer Inc., to reimburse EPA's past and future response costs related to the Site.

The Consent Decree requires the settling parties to pay to the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund the principal sum of $603,047.49 plus interest, in two installments. The first payment of $433,553.75 is due within forty-five (45) days of entry of the Consent Decree. The second payment of $169,493.74, plus interest, is due within two hundred and seventy (270) days of entry of the Consent Decree. The Consent Decree also requires that the settling parties pay future response costs incurred by EPA.

The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environmental 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 of America v. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 09-CV-2902 (E.D. Pa.), D.J. Ref. 90-11-2-684/1.

The Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 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 Decree, may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site,​enrd/​Consent_​Decrees.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 (, 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 $9.25 (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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Maureen Katz,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-16308 Filed 7-9-09; 8:45 am]