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

CourtJustice Department
Citation86 FR 71665
Publication Date17 December 2021
Record Number2021-27378
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 240 (Friday, December 17, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 240 (Friday, December 17, 2021)]
                [Pages 71665-71666]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2021-27378]
                Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the
                Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
                 On December 14, 2021, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed
                Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Southern
                District of Illinois in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Pharmacia
                LLC, et al., Civil Action No. 21-1681.
                 The United States filed a Complaint in this lawsuit under the
                Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
                (CERCLA). The United States' complaint names Pharmacia LLC and Solutia
                Inc. as defendants. The complaint requests recovery of oversight and
                other response costs that the United States incurred in connection with
                remedial efforts taken in Sauget Area 2 and an order requiring
                completion of remedial work selected in a Record of Decision for Sauget
                Area 2 located in Sauget, St. Clair County, Illinois. The defendants
                signed the proposed Consent Decree, agreeing to pay a total of $700,000
                in response costs and complete the work, estimated to cost $17.9
                million. In addition, two property owners in Sauget Area 2, the Village
                of Sauget and Eagle Marine Industries,
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                Inc., have signed the Consent Decree agreeing to provide access to the
                defendants to complete the work. Finally, 148 Settling Non-
                Participating Parties, each of which entered into settlements with
                Solutia and Pharmacia, have joined the Consent Decree agreeing to
                forego further litigation over their liability in Sauget Area 2. In
                return, the United States agrees not to sue the defendants under
                sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA related to this work.
                 The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on
                the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant
                Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and
                should refer to United States v. Pharmacia LLP, et al., D.J. Ref. No.
                90-11-2-06089/7. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty
                (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be
                submitted either by email or by mail:
                 To submit comments: Send them to:
                By email............................ [email protected].
                By mail............................. Assistant Attorney General,
                 U.S. DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611,
                 Washington, DC 20044-7611.
                 During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may
                be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: We will provide a paper copy of
                the proposed Consent Decree upon written request and payment of
                reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent
                Decree Library, U.S. DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-
                 Please enclose a check or money order for $116.75 (25 cents per
                page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a
                paper copy without Appendices C and E (the Record of Decision and
                signature pages of the Settling Non-Participating Parties listed in
                Appendix A), the cost is only $30.25.
                Patricia Mckenna,
                Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment
                and Natural Resources Division.
                [FR Doc. 2021-27378 Filed 12-16-21; 8:45 am]
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