Pollution control; consent judgments: Occidental Chemical Corp. et al.,


[Federal Register: July 28, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 144)]


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Notice of Lodging of Consent Decrees Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

In accordance with Departmental policy, 28 CFR 50.7, and 42 U.S.C. 9622(d), notice is hereby given that a proposed consent decree in United States and State of New York v. Occidental Chem. Corp. and Olin Corp., Civil No. 79-987C was lodged with the United States District Court for the Western District of New York on July 19, 1999. The decree resolves claims against Occidental Chemical Corporation and Olin Corporation under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (``CERCLA'') for injunctive relief, cost recovery and natural resource damages in connection with the 102nd Street Site in Niagara Falls, New York. Pursuant to the decree, defendants will compensate the Superfund for $6.075 million, plus interest, for past United States' response costs, and reimburse future costs. Defendants are required to complete implementation of the remedial action at the Site and thereafter, perform operation and maintenance at the Site. The decree also requires the defendants to pay $518,864 for past assessment costs and natural resource damages.

The Department of Justice will receive, for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication, comments relating to the proposed decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530, and should refer to United States and State of New York v. Occidental Chem. Corp. and Olin Corp., DOJ Ref. #90-11-2-951.

A copy of the proposed consent decree may be obtained in person or by mail from the Consent Decree Library, 1120 G Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 624-0892. In requesting copies please refer to the referenced case, specify the decree you would like to receive, and enclose a check payable to the Consent Decree Library in the amount of $23.25 (25 cents per page reproduction costs). Joel M. Gross, Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

[FR Doc. 99-19207Filed7-27-99; 8:45 am]