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Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)

On November 26, 2012 the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska in the lawsuit entitledUnited States and State of Nebraskav.Aaron Ferer & Sons, Company,Civil Action No. 8:12-cv-00406.

The Complaint states claims on behalf of the United States and the State of Nebraska against Aaron Ferer & Sons, Company, under CERCLA Section 107 as the former owner and operator of a lead processing facility that contaminated the Omaha Lead Site in Omaha, Nebraska. Aaron Ferer & Sons, Company, is resolving its liability for a payment of $500,000, $20,000 of which is being paid to the State of Nebraska. Aaron Ferer & Sons, Company is receiving a covenant-not-to-sue from the United States and the State of Nebraska.

The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer toUnited Statesv.Aaron Ferer & Sons, Company,D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-07834/3. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail:

During the public comment period, the consent decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: We will provide a paper copy of the consent decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611.

Please enclose a check or money order for $4.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury.

Robert E. Maher, Jr., Acting Deputy Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division.