[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 109 (Thursday, June 7, 2007)]
[Pages 31609-31610]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-2817]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Residential Lead-
Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act

    Notice if hereby given that on May 14, 2007, a proposed consent 
decree inUnited States v. Linder & Associates, Civil Action No. 07-3152 
MMM (FMOx), was lodged with the United States District Court for the 
Central District of California.
    The consent decree settles claims against the management company of 
residential properties containing approximately 500 units located in 
Los Angeles, Victorville, North Hills and Inglewood, California. The 
claims were brought on behalf of the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, (``HUD''), and the Environmental Protection Agency, 
(``EPA'') under the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act 
42 U.S.C. 4851 et seq. (``Lead Hazard Reduction Act''). The United 
States alleged in the complaint that the defendant failed to make one 
or more of the disclosures or to complete one or more of the disclosure 
activities required by the Lead Hazard Reduction Act.
    Under the consent decree, Linder will certify that it is complying 
with residential lead paint notification requirements. The defendant 
has inspected all of its non-studio apartments for lead-based paint and 
will inspect 254 studio units within thirty (30) days of entry of the 
consent decree. Linder has agreed to abate any lead found to be in fair 
or deteriorating condition and will apply interim controls to any paint 
found to be in intact condition. All window units will be replaced in 
every unit found to contain lead, regardless of whether it is a studio 
unit or not. The timing of window replacement varies from four (4) to 
six (6) years, depending on whether the unit is a studio unit and 
whether the unit houses a child or children under six years of age.
    In addition, the defendant will pay an administrative penalty of 
$7,700 to the United States and $2,300 in costs to the State of 
    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 and either e-mailed 
to[email protected] or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. 
Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should refer 

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States v. Linder & Associates, D.J. 90-5-1-1-07223/1.
    The proposed consent decree may be examined at the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, Office of General Counsel, 451 7th St., 
NW., Room 9262, Washington, DC 20410; at the office of the United 
States Attorney for the Central District of California, 300 North Los 
Angeles Street, Room 7516, Los Angeles, California 90012; and at U.S. 
EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105. 
During the public comment period, the consent decree may also be 
examined on the following Department of Justice Web site,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 from the Consent Decree 
Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $10.25 (25 cents per 
page reproduction costs), payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if by e-mail 
or fax, forward a check in the amount to the Consent Decree Library at 
the stated address.

Karen Dworkin,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 07-2817 Filed 6-6-07; 8:45 am]