[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 205 (Wednesday, October 24, 2007)]
[Page 60391]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-5256]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)

    Notice is hereby given that on September 28, 2007, a proposed 
Consent Decree (Decree) in United States v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and 
Company, et al., Civil Action No. 07-CV-1304-MLB, was lodged with the 
United States District Court for the District of Kansas.
    In this action, the United States, on behalf of the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA), seeks recovery of response costs incurred and 
to be incurred from E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, NL Industries, 
Inc., and Sunoco, Inc. (Settling Defendants) relating to releases of 
hazardous substances at the Waco Subsite of the Cherokee County 
Superfund Site in Cherokee County, Kansas, and at the Waco Designated 
Area of the Jasper County Superfund Site in Jasper County, Missouri. 
The Decree provides that Settling Defendants will perform the remedy 
selected by EPA for the areas of the Waco Subsite and Waco Designated 
Area owned or operated by the Settling Defendants or their 
predecessors. This work is estimated to cost $3.09 million. In 
addition, the Settling Defendants agree to pay EPA's future oversight 
costs, and $23,288 in past costs.
    The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication comments relating to the 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 to 
United States v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, et al., D.J. Ref. 
    The Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States 
Attorney, 1200 Epic Center, 301 N. Main, Wichita, Kansas 67202. During 
the public comment period, the 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 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 $65.75 
(.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 Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 07-5256 Filed 10-23-07; 8:45 am]