[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 111 (Monday, June 9, 2008)]
[Pages 32601-32602]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-12758]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Judgment Pursuant to Resource 
Recovery and Conservation Act

    Notice is hereby given that on May 14, 2008, a proposed Consent 
Judgment in United States v. Asti Holding Corp., et al., Civil Action 
No. CV-02-4749, was lodged with the United States District Court for 
the Eastern District of New York.
    The proposed Consent Judgment will resolve the United States' 
claims under Section 9006 of the Resource Recovery and Conservation 
Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6991e, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency against Asti Holding Corp., JP Christy, Inc. a/k/a 
``P.J. Christy, Inc.'', Venice Equities Inc., EM-ESS Petroleum Corp., 
Northland Marketing Corp., Wheatley Petroleum LLC; 2800 Sunrise 
Bellmore Corp.; Hartplace Realty, Inc.; Capri Holding Corp.; Benevento 
Holding Corp.; 122-05 Merrick Corp.; 1676 Flatbush Realty LLC; Brescia 
Holding Corp.; Ancona Holding Corp.; Bari Holding Corp.; Plus 
Petroleum, Ltd.; Vidoge, Inc.; Mat Mac Realty; Pisa Holding Corp.; 
Siena Holding Corp.; 1206 Bellmore Avenue Realty Corp.; 1303 Webster 
Avenue Realty LLC; Cosenza Holding Corp.; and Joseph Macchia, Jr. 
(collectively ``defendants''). The United States alleges that 
defendants violated the regulations governing underground storage tanks 
(``USTs''), set forth at 40 CFR part 280, at the following twenty-five 
facilities, which were automobile fueling stations with USTs that 
defendants have owned and/or operated: (1) 644 Bushwick Avenue, 
Brooklyn, New York; (2) 122-

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21 Rockaway Boulevard, South Ozone Park, New York; (3) 169 Third 
Avenue, Brooklyn, New York; (4) 586 South Conduit Avenue, Brooklyn, New 
York; (5) 784 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, New York; (6) 126 Fourth 
Avenue, Brooklyn, New York; (7) 1463 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New 
York; (8) 4090 Boston Road, Bronx, New York; (9) 117-01 Springfield 
Boulevard, Cambria Heights, New York; (10) 9702 Foster Avenue, 
Brooklyn, New York; (11) 2800 Sunrise Highway, Bellmore, New York; (12) 
2425 Merrick Road, Bellmore, New York; (13) 243-02 South Conduit 
Avenue, Rosedale, New York; (14) 253 Elmont Road, Elmont, New York; 
(15) 122-05 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, New York; (16) 1676 Flatbush 
Avenue, Brooklyn, New York; (17) 1525 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, New 
York; (18) 402 Rosevale Avenue, Ronkonkoma, New York; (19) 175 Targee 
Street, Staten Island, New York; (20) 81-02 Atlantic Avenue, Ozone 
Park, New York; (21) 153-17 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, New York; 
(22) 327 Hamilton Avenue, Brooklyn, New York; (23) 1206 Bellmore 
Avenue, Bellmore, New York; (24) 1303 Webster Avenue, Bronx, New York; 
and (25) 910 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, New York.
    The Consent Judgment requires defendants to pay a civil penalty of 
$650,000, which was calculated after conducting an ability-to-pay 
analysis. The Consent Judgment also provides for injunctive relief to 
be implemented over the next five years at defendants' facilities, 
consisting of maintenance of ongoing compliance with the UST 
regulations, and submission of reports demonstrating such compliance.
    The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication comments relating to the 
proposed Consent Judgment. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
and either e-mailed to the [email protected] or mailed to 
P.O. Box 7611, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and 
should refer to United States v. Asti Holding Corp., et al., Civil 
Action No. CV-02-4749, D.J. Ref. No. 90-7-1-07305.
    The proposed Consent Judgment may be examined at the Office of the 
United States Attorney, Eastern District of New York, One Pierrepont 
Plaza, 14th Fl., Brooklyn, New York 11201, and at the United States 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, 290 Broadway, New York, New 
York 10007-1866. During the public comment period, the proposed Consent 
Judgment may also be examined on the following Department of Justice 
website, http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decree.html. A copy of the 
proposed Consent Judgment may 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. If requesting a copy of the proposed Consent 
Judgment, please so note and enclose a check in the amount of $3.00 (25 
cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury.

Ronald Gluck,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. E8-12758 Filed 6-6-08; 8:45 am]