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Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 12:13:52 -0400 (EDT)
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[Federal Register: May 10, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 89)]
[Notices]               
[Page 25069-25070]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr10my99-117]

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 
Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

    In accordance with Departmental policy, the Department of Justice 
gives notice that a proposed consent decree in the consolidated cases 
captioned  United States  v. Ford Motor Company, et al., Case No. 98-
73266 (E.D. Mich.) (formerly designated Case No. 98-60085) and Ford 
Motor Company, et al. v. United States, Case No. 98-71305 (E.D. Mich.) 
was lodged with the United States District Court for the Eastern 
District of Michigan on April 20, 1999, pertaining to the Willow Run 
Creek Superfund Site, located in Wayne and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan 
(the ``Site'').
    The proposed consent decree would resolve the United States' civil 
claims for past response costs relating to the Site under section 107 
of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act, as amended ``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9607, against the 
eight defendants named in Case No. 98-73266. The eight settling 
defendants are Ford Motor Company; General Motors Corporation; Chrysler 
Corporation; Chrysler Pentastar Aviation, Inc.; The Regents of the 
University of Michigan; Wayne County, Michigan; Ypsilanti Township, 
Michigan; and the Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority. As provided 
by the proposed consent decree, the eight settling defendants would pay 
a total of $1.10 million to the EPA Hazardous Substances Superfund.
    The proposed consent decree also would resolve CERCLA contribution 
claims for past and future response costs relating to the Site 
(including claims arising out of injury to, destruction of, of loss of 
natural resources at the Site) asserted against the United States. 
Under the proposed consent decree, the United States, on behalf of 
certain Settling Federal Agencies, would pay an additional $50,000 to 
the EPA Hazardous Substances Superfund, and would pay $450,000 to the 
plaintiffs in Case No. 98-71305.
    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 decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant 
Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resource Division, United 
States Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530, and should refer to 
United States v. Ford Motor Company, et al., Case No. 98-73266 (E.D. 
Mich.), and DOJ Reference No. 90-1-3-1753.
    The proposed consent decree may be examined at: (1) The Office of 
the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 211 W. 
Fort Street, Suite 2300, Detroit, MI 48226-3211; (2) the United States 
Environmental Protection Agency (Region 5), 77 West Jackson Boulevard, 
Chicago, IL 60604-3590 (contact Thomas Kenney (312-886-0708)); and (3) 
the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources 
Division Consent Decree Library, 1120 G Street, NW, 3rd Floor, 
Washington, DC 20005 (202-624-0892). A copy of the proposed consent 
decree may be obtained in person or by mail from the Consent Decree 
Library, 1120 G Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20005. In 
requesting a copy, please refer to the referenced case and DOJ 
Reference Number and enclose a check

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in the amount of $9.50 for the consent decree only (38 pages at 25 
cents per page reproduction costs), or $10.00 for the consent decree 
and all appendices (40 pages), made payable to the Consent Decree 
Library.
Joel M. Gross,
Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural 
Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 99-11664 Filed 5-7-99; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4410-15-M



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