[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 244 (Thursday, December 23, 2021)]
[Page 72998]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-27879]



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

    On December 20, 2021, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Northern 
District of Illinois in the lawsuit entitled United States v. H. Kramer 
& Co., et al., Case No. 1:21-cv-6749.
    The United States filed a Complaint in this lawsuit under Section 
107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9607. The Complaint seeks reimbursement of 
more than $2.189 million in costs that the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency (``EPA'') incurred for environmental cleanup-related 
response activities relating to the Pilsen Area Soil Site in Chicago, 
Illinois. The three defendants in the lawsuit are H. Kramer & Co., BNSF 
Railway Company, and the City of Chicago.
    When the Complaint was filed, the United States also lodged a 
proposed Consent Decree that would settle the claims asserted in the 
Complaint on agreed terms and conditions. The defendants would pay the 
United States a total of $1.95 million in settlement of the United 
States' claims for recovery of EPA's unreimbursed past costs.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
and should refer to United States v. H. Kramer & Co., et al., D.J. Ref. 
No. 90-11-3-12477. 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 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 proposed Consent Decree 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 proposed 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 $5.75 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Patricia A. McKenna,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2021-27879 Filed 12-22-21; 8:45 am]