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Notice of Lodging of Settlement Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

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Notice of Lodging of Settlement Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

Maureen Katz
December 20, 2010

[Federal Register: December 20, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 243)]
[Notices]               
[Page 79393-79394]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 
Notice of Lodging of Settlement Agreement Under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

    Notice is hereby given that on December 14, 2010, a proposed 
Garland Road Consent Decree and Settlement Agreement (``Garland Road 
Settlement Agreement'') in the bankruptcy matter, Motors Liquidation 
Company, et al., f/k/a General Motors Corp., et al., Jointly 
Administered Case No. 09-50026 (REG), was lodged with the United States 
Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The Parties to 
the Garland Road Settlement Agreement are debtors Motors Liquidation 
Corporation, formerly known as General Motors Corporation, Remediation 
and Liability Management Company, Inc., and Environmental Corporate 
Remediation Company, Inc. (collectively, ``Old GM''); the United States 
of America; and the State of Ohio. The Settlement Agreement resolves 
claims and causes of action of the Environmental Protection Agency 
(``EPA'') and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (``Ohio EPA'') 
against Old GM under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9601-9675 with 
respect to the Garland Road Landfill Superfund Site in Miami County, 
Ohio (the ``Garland Road Site'').
    Under the Garland Road Settlement Agreement, Old GM will make a 
cash payment of $6,732,895 to Ohio EPA for remediation at the Garland 
Road Site. EPA will receive an allowed general unsecured claim of 
$2,505,547 for estimated future oversight costs and for unreimbursed 
past response costs at the Delphi Harrison Site. Ohio EPA will receive 
an allowed general unsecured claim for $134,326 for unreimbursed past 
response costs at the Delphi Harrison Site.
    The Department of Justice will receive, for a period of thirty days 
from the date of this publication, comments relating to the Garland 
Road Settlement Agreement. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
and either e-mailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. 
Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044-7611, and 
should refer to In re Motors Liquidation Corp., et al., D.J. Ref. 90-
11-3-09754. Commenters may request an opportunity for a public meeting 
in the affected area, in accordance with Section 7003(d) of RCRA, 42 
U.S.C. 6973(d).
    The Garland Road Settlement Agreement may be examined at the Office 
of the United States Attorney, 86 Chambers Street, 3rd Floor, New York, 
New York 10007, and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel 
Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. 
During the public comment period, the Garland Road Settlement Agreement 
may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, 
http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. Copies of the Garland 
Road Settlement Agreement may also be obtained by mail from the Consent 
Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, 
DC 20044-7611 or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood 
(tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514-0097, phone confirmation 
number (202) 514-1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree 
Library, please enclose a check in the amount of

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$5.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. 
Treasury or, if by e-mail or fax, please forward a check in that amount 
to the Consent Decree Library at the stated address.

Maureen Katz,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2010-31808 Filed 12-17-10; 8:45 am]
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