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[Federal Register: October 14, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 198)]
[Page 55747]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



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

     In accordance with the policy of the Department of Justice, 28
U.S.C. 50.7, and pursuant to Section 122(d)(2) of the Comprehensive
Environmental Response Compsenation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9601
et seq., (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given that a proposed consent
decree in United States v. Akzo Nobel A.B., Civ. No. 1:99-CV-731, was
lodged with the United States District Court for the Western District
of Michigan, on September 22, 1999. The action was brought by the
United States against fourteen defendants seeking the performance of a
remedial action at the Bofors Noble Superfund Site in Muskegon,
Michigan, and reimbursement of response costs incurred in connection
with site.
     The settling parties are Akzo Nobel A.B., American Cyanamid
Company, Bissel, Inc., E.I. DuPont DeNemours and Company, Dow
Agrosciences LLC, Eli Lilly Company, General Electric Company, IBM
Corporation, Lomac, Inc., Mallinckrodt, Inc., Monsanto Company, Shell
Oil Company, Smithkline Beecham Corporation, and Union Carbide
     Under the proposed settlement, eight of the settlors will be
responsible for performing the response action at the Bofors Nobel
site. The remaining parties will contribute funds in the amounts set
forth in the proposed decree which will be used to finance the work,
reimburse response costs incurred by the United States Environmental
Protection Agency in connection with the site, and pay natural resource
damages arising from releases of hazardous substances at the site.
Under the proposed consent decree, the Environmental Protection Agency
will provide mixed funding, up to an amount of $7.2 million, to assist
in financing the remedial action at the site.
     The proposed consent decree may be examined at: (1) The Office of
the United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, The
Law Building, 330 Ionia Avenue, N.W., 5th Floor, Grand Rapids,
Michigan, 49503, (616-456-2404); (2) the United States Environmental
Protection Agency (Region 5), 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago,
Illinois 60604-3590 (contact Thomas Kruegar (312-886-0562); and, (3) a
copy of the proposed Consent Decree may be obtained by mail from the
Department of Justice Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, Ben
Franklin Station, Washington DC 20044. When requesting a copy, please
refer to United States v. Akzo Nobel, A.B. et al. D.J. Ref. 90-11-3-
191A, and enclose a check in the amount of $38.75 for the consent
decree only (155 pages at 25 cents per page reproduction costs), or
$251.50 for the consent decree and all appendices (1006 pages), made
payable to the Consent Decree Library.
Joel M. Gross,
Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environmental and Natural
Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 99-26822 Filed 10-13-99; 8:45 am]

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