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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]
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 Harvey 
& Knott Consent Decree and Settlement Agreement (``Harvey & Knott 
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 Harvey & Knott 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''); and the United 
States of America. The Settlement Agreement resolves claims and causes 
of action of the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') against Old 
GM under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9601-9675 with respect to the 
Harvey & Knott Drum Superfund Site in New Castle County, Delaware (the 
``Harvey & Knott Site'').
    Under the Harvey & Knott Settlement Agreement, Old GM will make a 
cash payment of $2,484,816 to EPA for remediation at the Harvey & Knott 
Site. EPA will also receive an allowed general unsecured claim $377,063 
for estimated future oversight costs at the Harvey & Knott Site.
    The Department of Justice will receive, for a period of thirty days 
from the date of this publication, comments relating to the Harvey & 
Knott 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 Harvey & Knott 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 Harvey & Knott 
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 Harvey & Knott 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 $5.00 (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. 2010-31803 Filed 12-17-10; 8:45 am]
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