[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 17 (Wednesday, January 28, 2009)]
[Page 4975]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-1776]



Notice of Lodging of Settlement Agreement

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Justice proposes 
to enter into a settlement agreement with Shell Oil Company and Motiva 
Enterprises, LLP (collectively, ``the Shell entities'') regarding a 
portion of the Southeast Federal Center in Washington, DC.
    The United States alleges that the Shell entities are liable to the 
United States for damages and cleanup costs incurred in connection with 
benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene contamination found in and 
around soil and groundwater beneath a portion of the Southeast Federal 
Center. The United States alleges that the contamination originated 
from leaking underground storage tanks located at a former filling 
station adjacent to the contamination. Under the settlement agreement, 
the Shell entities will pay $2.1 million to the United States and will 
monitor groundwater in accordance with a plan previously approved by 
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
    The Department of Justice will receive, for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of this publication, comments relating to the 
settlement agreement. 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. Motiva Enteriprises, LLP, D.J. Ref. 90-7-1-
    The Settlement Agreement may be examined at the General Services 
Administration, National Capital Region, 7th and D Streets, SW., Suite 
7048, Washington, DC 20407. Visitors should make an appointment with 
Kathleen Ryan by calling (202) 708-5155. During the public comment 
period, the settlement agreement, may also be examined on the following 
Department of Justice Web site, http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the settlement agreement 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 $23.50 (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 Brook,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. E9-1776 Filed 1-27-09; 8:45 am]