[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Page 72837]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25451]



Notice of Lodging of Proposed National Resources Restoration 
Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation and Liability Act

    On October 13, 2016, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District 
of New Jersey in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Wyeth Holdings 
LLC, Civil Action No. 3:16-cv-07219-AET-LHG.
    The United States filed this lawsuit under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act on behalf of the 
United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration. In its complaint the United States alleges 
that Defendant Wyeth Holdings LLC is liable for damages for, injury to, 
destruction of, or loss of natural resources in connection with the 
American Cyanamid Superfund Site in the Township of Bridgewater and 
Borough of Bound Brook, New Jersey. The proposed Consent Decree 
resolves claims brought by the United States and related claims brought 
by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in a related 
action. In exchange for a covenant not to sue for injury to the Raritan 
River, Wyeth Holdings LLC agrees to remove the Weston Causeway Dam on 
the Millstone River; design a fish passage at the Island Farm Weir on 
the Raritan River; pay federal and state future oversight costs; 
reimburse federal and state assessment costs totaling $184,363; pay 
fish and habitat survey costs totaling $50,000; and fund the evaluation 
and monitoring of trust resources prior to and after removal of the 
Weston Causeway Dam.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant 
Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and 
should refer to United States v. Wyeth Holdings LLC, Civil Action No. 
3:16-cv-07219-AET-LHG, D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-07250/2. All comments must 
be submitted no later than sixty (60) days after the publication date 
of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail:

         To submit comments:                     Send them to:
By email............................  [email protected].
By mail.............................  Assistant Attorney General, U.S.
                                       DOJ-ENRD, P.O. Box 7611,
                                       Washington, DC 20044-7611.

    During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be 
examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of 
the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction 
costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, 
U.S. DOJ-ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611.
    Please enclose a check or money order for $21.50 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Robert E. Maher Jr.,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-25451 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]