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[Federal Register: March 23, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 57)]
[Page 16293-16294]
 >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

     Notice is hereby given that a proposed consent decree, in United
States v. Petroleum Specialties, Inc., et al., Civil No. 99-72421 (E.D.
Mich.), was lodged with the United States District Court for the
Eastern District of Michigan on March 13, 2001, pertaining to the
Petroleum Specialties, Inc. Site (the ``Site''), located in Flat Rock,
Wayne County, Michigan. The proposed consent decree would resolve the
United States' civil claims against Sharon Fleischman, Fannie Robinson
and Rose Liebergott (collectively, the ``Settling Defendants''), under

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107(a) and 113(g) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42
U.S.C. 9607(a) and 9613(g), in connection with the Site.
     Under the proposed ability to pay consent decree, each Settling
Defendant will make payments totaling $25,000 to the United States
following entry of the proposed consent decree for federal Response
Costs incurred at the Site. The Consent Decree includes, inter alia, a
covenant not to sue by the United States under sections 106 and 107 of
CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, contribution protection as provided by
section 113(f)(2) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9613(f)(2), and reservations of
United States' rights for, among other things, failure to comply with
any requirement of the Consent Decree, claims for natural resource
damages, and claims for false certifications by Settling Defendants
under the Consent Decree.
     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 Resources Division, United
States Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530, and should refer to
United States v. Petroleum Specialties, Inc., et al., Civil No. 99-
72421 (E.D. Mich), and DOJ Reference No. 90-11-2-1374.
     The proposed consent decree may be examined at: (1) The Office of
the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Suite
2001, 211 West Fort Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226-3211 (313-226-
9790); and (2) the United States Environmental Protection Agency
(Region 5), 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604-3590
(contact: Diana Embil (312-886-7889)). A copy of the proposed consent
decree may be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, U.S.
Department of Justice, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611. In
requesting a copy, please refer to the referenced case and DOJ
Reference Number and enclose a check in the amount of $6.00 for the
consent decree and one appendix (24 pages at 25 cents per page
reproduction costs), made payable to the Consent Decree Library.

William Brighton,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and
Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 01-7191 Filed 3-22-01; 8:45 am]

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