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Notice of Lodging of Settlement Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and the Resource Conservation And Recovery Act




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Notice of Lodging of Settlement Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and the Resource Conservation And Recovery Act

Maureen Katz
December 20, 2010

[Federal Register: December 20, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 243)]
[Notices]               
[Page 79391]
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 and the 
Resource Conservation And Recovery Act

    Notice is hereby given that on December 14, 2010, a proposed 
Wheeler Pit Consent Decree and Settlement Agreement (``Wheeler Pit 
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 Wheeler Pit 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 Wisconsin. The Settlement Agreement 
resolves claims and causes of action of the Environmental Protection 
Agency (``EPA'') and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 
against Old GM under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9601-9675 with 
respect to the Wheeler Pit Superfund Site in Rock County, Wisconsin 
(the ``Wheeler Pit Site'').
    Under the Wheeler Pit Settlement Agreement, Old GM will make a cash 
payment of $385,991 to Wisconsin for remediation at the Wheeler Pit 
Site. EPA will also receive an allowed general unsecured claim with 
respect to unreimbursed past response costs for remediation at the 
Wheeler Pit Site for $95,045.
    The Department of Justice will receive, for a period of thirty days 
from the date of this publication, comments relating to the Wheeler Pit 
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 Wheeler Pit 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 Wheeler Pit 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 Wheeler 
Pit 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 $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. 2010-31868 Filed 12-17-10; 8:45 am]
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