[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 109 (Thursday, June 7, 2007)]
[Page 31608]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-2819]



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

    In accordance with Department of Justice policy, notice is hereby 
given that on May 22, 2007, a proposed consent decree (``Consent 
Decree'') in United States v. Capital Tax Corporation, et al., Civil 
Action No. 04-cv-04138, was lodged with the United States District 
Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
    The Consent Decree would resolve claims against two of the four 
defendants--Steve Pedi and Frank Pedi (``Pedi Defendants'')--for (i) 
unreimbursed past response cost incurred by the United States related 
to the removal action at the National Lacquer and Paint Superfund Site 
(``Site'') in Chicago, Illinois; (ii) penalties and punitive damages 
for failure to comply with Environmental Protection Agency orders 
related to the Site; and (iii) fraudulent transfers of real property. 
Under the Consent Decree, the Pedi Defendants would pay a total of 
$330,000 in past response costs by December 31, 2007. This amount was 
determined based on Steve Pedi's ability to pay a judgment as 
calculated by a Department of Justice financial analyst.
    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 No. 7611 
Washington, DC 20044-7611, and should refer to United States v. Capital 
Tax Corporation, et al., Civil Action No. 04-cv-04138, D.J. Ref. 90-11-
    The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United 
States Attorney, 219 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 
60604, and at U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 
60604-4590. 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 $7.75 (31 pages at 25 
cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury.

William D. Brighton,
Environmental Enforcement Section, Environmental and Natural Resources 
[FR Doc. 07-2819 Filed 6-6-07; 8:45 am]