Pollution control; consent judgments: Colorado Organic Chemical Co., Inc., et al.,

 
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[Federal Register: August 4, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 149)]

[Notices]

[Page 41591-41592]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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

Notice is hereby given that on July 23, 1998 seven proposed consent decrees in United States, et al. v. Colorado Organic Chemical Company, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 98-D-1600, were lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

In this action, the United States and the State of Colorado sought recovery of approximately $21 million in response costs incurred in relation to the Sand Creek Industrial Site located in Commerce City, Colorado under Section 107(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. The seven proposed consent decrees provide for an immediate recovery of $1,796,425.00 for the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund and $80,500.00 for the State of Colorado. Two proposed consent decrees provide for further reimbursement resulting from the sale of real property and potential insurance coverage. The settling defendants include: Colorado Organic Chemical Company, Inc.; Phillip C. Mozer; Chem-Real Investment Co.; Ronald L. Seigneur, as current trustee for the Phillip C. Mozer Trust; Gasamat Oil Corporation of Colorado; Asamera Oil (U.S.), Inc.; Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company f/k/a Burlington Northern Railroad Company; BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc. f/k/a Browning Ferris Industries of Colorado, Inc.; Robert S. Calvert; Shell Oil Company f/k/a Shell Chemical Corporation; and L-C Corporation.

The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the proposed consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530, and should refer to United States, et al. v. Colorado

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Organic Chemical Company, Inc. et al., D.J. Ref. 90-11-3-1697.

The proposed consent decrees may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, 1961 Stout Street, 11th Floor, Drawer 3608, Denver, CO 80294; at U.S. EPA Region VIII, 999 18th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202; and at the Consent Decree Library, 1120 G Street, NW., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 624-0892. A copy of the proposed consent decrees may be obtained in person or by mail from the Consent Decree Library, 1120 G Street, NW., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. In requesting a copy, please enclose a check in the amount of $57.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the Consent Decree Library. Joel M. Gross, Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

[FR Doc. 98-20683Filed8-3-98; 8:45 am]

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