[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 250 (Friday, December 29, 2006)]
[Page 78466]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-9919]



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

    Notice is hereby given that on December 21, 2006 a proposed Consent 
Decree ``Consent Decree'' in United States v. Ashland Inc. et. al, 
Civil Action No. 06-1378 was lodged with the United States District 
Court for the District of Kansas.
    In this action the United States sought recovery of costs incurred 
by the Environmental Protection Agency in responding to the release and 
threat of release of hazardous substances at the Chemical Commodities 
Inc. Superfund Site in Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas. Under the 
Consent Decree, the Defendants and Settling Federal Agencies will 
reimburse the Untied States and each other for the past costs incurred 
through December 31, of 2000.
    The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Consent 
Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, 
Environment and Natural Resources Division, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. 
Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should refer to 
United States. v. Ashland, Inc. D.J. Ref. 90-11-3-1686. The Consent 
Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, 
District of Kansas, Suite 1200, 301 No. Main Street, Wichita, Kansas. 
During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may also be 
examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, to http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Consent 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 
([email protected]), fax no. (202) 514-0097, phone confirmation 
number (202) 514-1547. In requesting a copy for the Consent Decree 
Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $9.00 (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.

Robert E. Maher, Jr.,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 06-9919 Filed 12-28-06; 8:45 am]