Proposed Agreement and Covenant Not To Sue Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as Amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986; In Re: Tin Corporation Superfund Site, Operable Unit Number One, Texas City, TX, 43145 [05-14733]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 26, 2005 / Notices water supplies under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and setting food tolerance limits as mandated by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) requested the SAB to provide advice on scientific issues underlying the Agency’s assessments of the carcinogenic potential of arsenic compounds. In response to EPA’s request, the SAB Staff Office formed a SAB Review Panel for Arsenic. Background information on the formation of the SAB Arsenic Panel can be found in the Federal Register Vol. 70, Number 35, page 8803–8804. This panel will provide advice and recommendations to EPA through the Chartered SAB and comply with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and all appropriate SAB procedural policies. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the SAB Arsenic Review Panel will hold a public teleconference and a face-to-face meeting. The purpose of the August 11, 2005 public teleconference is for the SAB Arsenic Review Panel to discuss the draft charge questions and the agenda for the September face-to-face meeting. The purpose of the September 12–13, 2005 face-to-face meeting is for the Arsenic Review Panel to discuss its response to the Agency’s charge. Availability of Meeting Materials: A final roster of the SAB Arsenic Review Panel, meeting agendas, and charge questions to the SAB will be posted on the SAB Web site (http://www.epa.gov/ sab/) prior to the meeting. EPA’s ‘‘Toxicological Review of Inorganic Arsenic’’ and related background information on inorganic arsenic may be found at: http://www.epa.gov/ waterscience/sab/. The technical contact for the above information on inorganic arsenic is Dr. Elizabeth Doyle, (202) 566–0056, of the Office of Water. EPA’s assessment for organic arsenic, entitled ‘‘Science Issue Paper: Cancer Mode of Action of Cacodylic Acid (Dimethylarsinic Acid, DMAV)’’ and Recommendations for Dose Response Extrapolation’’ and other related background information on organic arsenic may be found at: http:// www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/reregistration/ cacodylic_acid/. The technical contact for the above information on organic arsenic is Dr. Anna Lowit, (703) 308– 4135, of the Office of Pesticide Programs. Procedures for Providing Public Comment: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office accepts written public comments and will accommodate oral public comments, whenever VerDate jul<14>2003 23:45 Jul 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 possible. Requests to provide oral comments at August 11 public teleconference or the September 12–13 meeting must be made in writing (email, fax or mail) and received by Mr. Miller no later than August 4 and September 2, respectively. Oral Comments: For the teleconference, oral comments will be limited to no more than five minutes per speaker or organization. For the face-to-face meeting, opportunities for oral comments will be limited to no more than ten minutes per speaker or organization. Speakers should bring at least 75 copies of their comments and presentation slides for distribution to the reviewers and public at the meeting. Written Comments: Written comments should be received in the SAB Staff Office so that the comments may be made available to the committee for their consideration. Comments should be supplied to the DFO at the address/ contact information noted above in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat, WordPerfect, Word, or Rich Text files (in IBM-PC/Windows 98/ 2000/XP format). 43145 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (‘‘Purchaser’’). The Purchaser plans to acquire approximately 140 acres of property known as the Tex Tin Corporation Superfund Site, Operable Unit Number One (‘‘Site’’), that is currently owned by the Tex Tin Site Custodial Trust. The Purchaser intends to use the property to construct support facilities for the Texas City deep-water terminal at Shoal Point, now under construction, approximately 1.5 miles from the Site. Under the Proposed Agreement, the United States grants a Covenant Not to Sue to the Purchaser with respect to existing contamination at the Site in exchange for the Purchaser’s agreement to pay $1,000,000 to the Trustee of the Tex Tin Custodial Trust. The Trustee will pay any outstanding liens on the property and any other expenses required by the Custodial Trust Agreement, and pay the balance of the purchase price left after payment of Trust expenses to EPA. In addition, the Purchaser agrees to provide an irrevocable right of access to representatives of EPA. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency’s response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202. [FRC–7943–6] DATES: Proposed Agreement and Covenant Not To Sue Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as Amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986; In Re: Tin Corporation Superfund Site, Operable Unit Number One, Texas City, TX Comments should be addressed to James Bove, Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VI, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Mail code 6RC–S, Dallas, Texas 75202, and should refer to: In re: Tex Tin Superfund Site, Operable Unit One, Docket No. 6–10–05. Dated: June 19, 2005. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Acting Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 05–14732 Filed 7–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed agreement; request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’, 42 U.S.C. 9601, et. seq., notice is hereby given of a proposed Agreement and Covenant Not to Sue between the United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’) and Phoenix International Terminal, LLC PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments must be submitted on or before August 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: A copy of the proposed Agreement and Covenant Not to Sue can be obtained from Patrice Miller, Cost Recovery Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VI, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 200, Mail code 6RC–S, Dallas, Texas 75202, (214) 665–6712. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: July 15, 2005. Richard Greene, Regional Administrator, Region VI. [FR Doc. 05–14733 Filed 7–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–M E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRC-7943-6]


Proposed Agreement and Covenant Not To Sue Pursuant to the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
of 1980, as Amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act 
of 1986; In Re: Tin Corporation Superfund Site, Operable Unit Number 
One, Texas City, TX

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of proposed agreement; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response 
Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA'', 42 U.S.C. 
9601, et. seq., notice is hereby given of a proposed Agreement and 
Covenant Not to Sue between the United States, on behalf of the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and Phoenix International 
Terminal, LLC (``Purchaser''). The Purchaser plans to acquire 
approximately 140 acres of property known as the Tex Tin Corporation 
Superfund Site, Operable Unit Number One (``Site''), that is currently 
owned by the Tex Tin Site Custodial Trust. The Purchaser intends to use 
the property to construct support facilities for the Texas City deep-
water terminal at Shoal Point, now under construction, approximately 
1.5 miles from the Site. Under the Proposed Agreement, the United 
States grants a Covenant Not to Sue to the Purchaser with respect to 
existing contamination at the Site in exchange for the Purchaser's 
agreement to pay $1,000,000 to the Trustee of the Tex Tin Custodial 
Trust. The Trustee will pay any outstanding liens on the property and 
any other expenses required by the Custodial Trust Agreement, and pay 
the balance of the purchase price left after payment of Trust expenses 
to EPA. In addition, the Purchaser agrees to provide an irrevocable 
right of access to representatives of EPA. For thirty (30) days 
following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will 
receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will 
consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent 
to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations 
which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or 
inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be 
available for public inspection at 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 25, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to James Bove, Assistant 
Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VI, 1445 
Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Mail code 6RC-S, Dallas, Texas 75202, and 
should refer to: In re: Tex Tin Superfund Site, Operable Unit One, 
Docket No. 6-10-05.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the proposed Agreement and 
Covenant Not to Sue can be obtained from Patrice Miller, Cost Recovery 
Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VI, 1445 Ross 
Avenue, Suite 200, Mail code 6RC-S, Dallas, Texas 75202, (214) 665-
6712.

    Dated: July 15, 2005.
Richard Greene,
Regional Administrator, Region VI.
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