[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 229 (Thursday, December 2, 2021)]
[Pages 68523-68524]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-26171]



Notice of Lodging of Proposed Stipulation and Settlement Under 
the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability 

    On November 15, 2021, a proposed Stipulation Resolving the General

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Unsecured Claim of the United States Environmental Protection Agency 
(``Stipulation'') was lodged in the United States Bankruptcy Court for 
the District of Delaware in In re Exide Holdings, Inc., et al., Case 
No. 20-11157 (CSS).
    The proposed Stipulation resolves a proof of claim filed by the 
United States, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 
against Debtor Exide Technologies, LLC under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) with 
respect to the Portland Harbor Superfund Site (``Portland Harbor'') in 
Portland, Oregon; the Wiley's Bridge Lead Site (``Wiley's Bridge'') in 
Reading, Pennsylvania; the Brown's Battery Breaking Superfund Site 
(``Brown's Battery'') in Shoemakersville, Berks County, Pennsylvania; 
and the Reading Battery and Residential Sites (``Reading'') in Reading, 
    The proposed Stipulation provides EPA with an allowed claim of 
$17,569,392.16 allocated among the following sites: (a) $825,000 for 
Portland Harbor; $4,273,189.16 for Wiley's Bridge; (c) $471,203 for 
Brown's Battery; and (d) $12,000,000 for Reading.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the Stipulation. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney 
General, Environment and Natural Resources Division and should refer to 
In re Exide Holdings, Inc., et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-2-07802/8. All 
comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the 
publication date of this notice.
    Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail:
    To submit comments: Send them:
    By email to: [email protected].
    By mail to: Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ--ENRD, P.O., Box 
7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611.
    During the public comment period, the Stipulation may be examined 
and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of 
the Stipulation 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 $2.00 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Jeffrey Sands,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2021-26171 Filed 12-1-21; 8:45 am]