[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 116 (Thursday, June 18, 2009)]
[Pages 28954-28955]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-14289]



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

    Notice is hereby given that on June 3, 2009, a proposed Consent 
Decree in United States v. General Electric Co., Civil Action No. 1:09-
cv-00545, was lodged with the United States District Court for the 
District of New Mexico.
    The Consent Decree resolves the United States' claims against 
General Electric Company (``GE'') at the South Valley Superfund Site 
located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Those claims were brought under 
Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation 
and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 107. The Site consists of several 
industrial facilities, including an aircraft manufacturing plant 
currently owned and/or operated by GE and formerly owned and/or 
operated by the United States Air Force (``USAF''), the United States 
Department of Energy (``DOE''), and others.
    The Consent Decree requires that GE pay a lump sum of $257,670.00 
to reimburse the United States for past response costs, a lump sum of 
$71,715 toward the United States' future response costs, and interest 
accrued on these two sums during the period from November 1, 2002 to 
the date of entry of the Consent Decree. The Consent Decree also 
memorializes the obligation of the USAF and DOE to pay a lump sum of 
$2,605,330.00 in reimbursement for past response costs and a lump sum

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of $725,126.00 toward future response costs.
    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 to 
United States v. General Electric Co., D.J. Ref. 90-11-2-443A.
    The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United 
States Attorney, District of New Mexico, 201 3rd Street, NW., 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102, and at U.S. EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross 
Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202. 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 by mail, from 
the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of 
$25.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. 

Maureen Katz,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. E9-14289 Filed 6-17-09; 8:45 am]