[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 10 (Friday, January 14, 2022)]
[Pages 2456-2457]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-00645]



Notice of Lodging of Proposed Joint Stipulation and Order 
Modifying the Consent Decree With Central Sprinkler Corporation Under 
the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability 

    On January 10, 2022, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Joint Stipulation and Order Modifying the Consent Decree with Central 
Sprinkler Corporation (``CD Modification''), with the United States 
District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in the lawsuit 
entitled United States v. Parker Hannifin Corporation and Central 
Sprinkler Corporation, Civil Action No. 2:05-cv-1351.
    The CD Modification modifies a 2005 Consent Decree entered into 
between the United States and Central Sprinkler Corporation (``Central 
Sprinkler''), relating to Operable Unit 3 (OU3) at the North Penn Area 
6 Superfund Site in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (the ``Site''). The 
2005 Consent Decree addresses one of the source locations in OU3: 
Property located at 451 North

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Cannon Avenue, Lansdale, Pennsylvania (the ``Central Sprinkler 
Parcel''). Among other provisions, the 2005 Consent Decree requires 
Central Sprinkler to implement a remedy selected for the Central 
Sprinkler Parcel in a 2000 Record of Decision (ROD). Since then, EPA 
has issued an Amendment to the ROD as it relates to the Central 
Sprinkler Parcel. In addition, Central Sprinkler has completed soil 
remediation obligations at Operable Unit 2 (OU2).
    The proposed CD Modification: (i) Requires implementation of the 
OU3 remedy as amended by the ROD Amendment and makes related revisions; 
(ii) updates notice, reporting, and payment requirements; (iii) updates 
access and use requirements; (iv) adds Central Sprinkler's corporate 
successor as a defendant; and (v) provides Central Sprinkler and its 
successor a Site-wide covenant not to sue based on completion of soil 
remediation actions at OU2.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed CD Modification. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
and should refer to United States v. Parker Hannifin Corporation and 
Central Sprinkler Corporation, D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-2-06024/10. 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 CD Modification 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 CD Modification 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 $24.25 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper 
copy without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $6.75.

Jeffrey Sands,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2022-00645 Filed 1-13-22; 8:45 am]