Pollution control; consent judgments: Picher Industries, Inc.,

[Federal Register: December 30, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 250)]


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Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)

In accordance with Departmental policy at 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on December 15, 1999, a proposed consent decree in United States v. Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc. Civil Action No. CIV 99- 712-S, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. The proposed Consent Decree resolves the liability of Eagle-Picher under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA at the Eagle-Picher Henryetta Superfund Site (``Site'') located in Henryetta, Oklahoma. Under the terms of the Consent Decree, Eagle-Picher has agreed to an Allowed Environmental Claim in its Bankruptcy proceeding in the amount of $5.0 million for reimbursement of response costs.

For a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication, the Department of Justice will receive written comments relating to the proposed consent decree from persons who are not parties to the action. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530, and should refer to United States v. Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc. DOJ #90-11-3-1724/1.

The proposed consent decree may be examined at the offices of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1200 West Okmulgee, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 74401, and at the office of the United Stats Environmental Protection Agency, Region VI, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202 (Attention: Jon Weisberg, Assistant Regional Counsel). A copy of the consent decree may also be obtained by mail from the Department of Justice Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC. 20044. Copies of the decree may be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library. Such requests should be accompanied by a check in the amount of $5.50 (25 cents per page reproduction charge for decree, payable to ``Consent Decree Library''. When requesting copies, please refer to United States v. Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc. DOJ #90-11-3-1724/1. Joel Gross, Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

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