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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 13:51:23 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to the
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[Federal Register: July 2, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 127)]
[Notices]               
[Page 36042]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr02jy99-93]                         

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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, 28 CFR 50.7, and Section 
111 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622, notice is hereby given that on June 11, 
1999, a proposed De Minimis Consent Decree in United States  v. BASF 
Corporation, successor to Cook Paint and Varnish Company., Civil Action 
No. 99-72978, was lodged with the United States District Court for the 
Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division. This consent decree 
represents a settlement of claims of the United States against BASF 
Corporation for reimbursement of response costs and injunctive relief 
in connection with the Metamora Landfill Superfund Site (``Site'') 
pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and 
Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.
    Under this settlement with the United States, BASF Corporation, 
successor to Cook Paint and Varnish Company, will pay $487,206 in 
reimbursement of response costs incurred by the United States 
Environmental Protection Agency at the Site.
    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 of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. 20530, and should refer to 
United States v. BASF Corporation., D.J. Ref. 90-11-3-289/3.
    The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the 
United States Attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern 
Division, 211 West Fort Street, Suite 2300, Detroit, MI 48226, at the 
Region 5 Office of the Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson 
Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604-3590. and at the Consent Decree 
Library, 120 G Street, N.W., 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 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, N.W., 
3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005. In requesting a copy, please enclose 
a check in the amount of $5.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) 
payable to the Consent Decree Library.
Joel Gross,
Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and 
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 99-16909 Filed 7-1-99; 8:45 am]
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