The expected Cabot-Koppers Consent Decree was lodged with the United States District
Court, Northern District on February 7, 2013. The US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
has placed a notice in the Federal Register on February 13, 2013 to alert and give
the public an opportunity to review the decree. The notice begins a 30-day public
comment period which will end on March 15, 2013.
Public comments on the Consent Decree should be addressed to:
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division and should
refer to the United States of America V. Beazer East, Inc. Action no. 1:13cvs29-SPM-GRJ;
D.J. Ref. NO. 90-11-2-622/1.
Comments may be submitted by email or by mail.
By email, send public comments to email@example.com.
By mail, send comments to: Assistant Attorney General, U. S. DOJENRD, P.O. Box 7611,
Washington, DC 20044-7611
When the public comment period ends, the USEPA and the USDOJ will collectively review
the comments and prepare a response to them as necessary for the presiding judge’s
consideration. The presiding federal judge will decide whether to enter or decline
to enter the consent decree. The presiding judge may, but is not required to, have
a hearing in open court concerning the consent decree.
Once a consent decree is entered, the remediation work will begin according to the
schedule established in the consent decree and the Statement of Work (which is an
appendix to the consent decree). Links to view and download the Consent Decree and
associated documents are provided below. Alternatively, the Consent Decree may be
viewed at the information repository at the Alachua County Public Library, located
at 401 E. University Avenue in Gainesville, Florida 32601, for public review.
Consent Decree Documents: