[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 131 (Friday, July 8, 2011)]
[Pages 40393-40394]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17178]



Notice of Lodging of Consent Decrees

    Notice is hereby given that on July 1, 2011, two proposed Consent 
Decrees were lodged with the United States District Court for the 
Central District of California. The Consent Decrees were lodged in the 
case United States et al. v. Seachrome Corporation, Civil Action No. 
11-0382 (C.D. Cal.) (consolidated with, inter alia, Civil Action No. 
02-4565 (C.D. Cal.)).
    The United States of America (``United States''), on behalf of the 
Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency 
(``EPA''), and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control 
(``Department'') filed a complaint pursuant to Section 107 of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9607, seeking reimbursement 
of response costs incurred or to be incurred for response actions taken 
in connection with the release or threatened release of hazardous 
substances at the South El Monte Operable Unit of the San Gabriel 
Valley Area 1 Superfund Site in South El Monte, Los Angeles County, 
California (the ``South El Monte O.U.''). The United States' and 
Department's suit was consolidated with existing lawsuits also related 
to the South El Monte O.U.
    Under the first proposed Consent Decree, Aerojet-General Corp., a 
potentially responsible party with respect to the South El Monte O.U., 
will pay a total of about $6.8 million to the United States, the 
Department, and certain plaintiffs in the consolidated lawsuits. Under 
the second Consent Decree, Mammoet Western, Inc., Time Realty 
Investments, and Tonks Properties, potentially responsible parties with 
respect to the South El Monte O.U., will collectively pay a total

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of $545,000 to EPA and certain plaintiffs in the consolidated lawsuits. 
In exchange for the payments, the plaintiffs covenant not to sue each 
settling defendant under Section 106 or 107 of CERCLA.
    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 Decrees. 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 et al. v. Seachrome Corp. (C.D. Cal.), D.J. 
Ref. 90-11-2-09121/5.
    The proposed Consent Decrees may be examined at EPA's Regional 
Office, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105. During 
the public comment period, the Consent Decrees may also be examined on 
the following Department of Justice Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the proposed Consent Decrees 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 
No. (202) 514-1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree 
Library, please enclose a check 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, in the following amount (25 cents per 
page reproduction cost): $6.50 for the Aerojet Consent Decree (without 
attachments) or $8.75 for the Mammoet Consent Decree (without 

Henry S. Friedman,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-17178 Filed 7-7-11; 8:45 am]