[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 66 (Wednesday, April 7, 2010)]
[Page 17770]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-7825]



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

    Consistent with 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on April 
1, 2010, a Consent Decree in United States v. Exxon Mobil Corporation 
and Holcim (US) Inc., Civil Action No. 3:10-cv-00222-RET-CN, was lodged 
with the United States District Court for the Middle District of 
    In a complaint that was filed simultaneously with the Consent 
Decree, the United States sought from Exxon Mobil Corporation and from 
Holcim (US) Inc. costs incurred by the United States in response to the 
release or threatened release of hazardous substances at the Coastal 
Radiation Services Superfund Site in San Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 
Louisiana. (The United States alleges that Holcim is liable as a result 
of its acquisition of and merger with Ideal Basic Industries, formerly 
known as Ideal Cement Company.) The Site, located in part at 6745 Bayou 
Paul Road, San Gabriel, Louisiana, was contaminated with radioactive 
substances, primarily cesium-137 and thorium-232. The United States 
Environmental Protection Agency removed 111 tons of non-hazardous 
debris and 4,415 cubic yards of radioactive soil and debris. 
Demobilization was complete on January 4, 2004. As of October 31, 2007, 
EPA had unreimbursed costs of $7,542,587.
    Pursuant to the Consent Decree, Exxon Mobil Corporation will pay 
the United States $4,200,000 and Holcim (US) Inc. will pay the United 
States $600,000.
    The Department of Justice will receive comments relating to the 
Consent Decree for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this 
publication. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney 
General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, P.O. Box 7611, 
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, or submitted via 
e-mail to [email protected], and should refer to United 
States v. Exxon Mobil Corporation and Holcim (US) Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 
    The Consent Decree may be examined at the Offices of the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 
Texas. 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 number (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 $7.00 
(25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury.

Maureen M. Katz,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2010-7825 Filed 4-6-10; 8:45 am]