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Download as PDF 78094 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Mariana Islands, while the exempt fuel is in the United States but outside these Territories. PART 86—CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM NEW AND IN-USE HIGHWAY VEHICLES AND ENGINES 3. The authority citation for part 86 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q. Subpart S—[Amended] 4. Section 86.1806–05 is amended by revising paragraph (d)(2) to read as follows: I § 86.1806–05 On-board diagnostics. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES * * * * * (d) * * * (2)(i) For interim non-Tier 2 and Tier 2 LDV/LLDTs and HLDT/MDPVs produced through the 2007 model year, upon a manufacturer’s written request, EPA will consider allowing the use of an on-board diagnostic system during the certification process that functions properly on low-sulfur gasoline but indicates sulfur-induced passes when exposed to high sulfur gasoline. After the 2007 model year, this provision can be used only for interim non-Tier 2 and Tier 2 LDV/LLDTs and HLDT/MDPVs introduced into commerce in American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, but this provision only can be used for such vehicles in any of those locations if low sulfur gasoline is determined by the Administrator to be unavailable in that specific location. (ii) For interim non-Tier 2 and Tier 2 LDV/LLDTs and HLDT/MDPVs, if vehicles produced through the 2007 model year exhibit illuminations of the emission control diagnostic system malfunction indicator light due to high sulfur gasoline, EPA will consider, upon a manufacturer’s written request, allowing modifications to such vehicles on a case-by-case basis so as to eliminate the sulfur induced illumination. After the 2007 model year, this provision can be used only for interim non-Tier 2 and Tier 2 LDV/ LLDTs and HLDT/MDPVs introduced into commerce in American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, but this provision only can be used for such vehicles in any of those locations if low sulfur gasoline is determined by the Administrator to be unavailable in that specific location. * * * * * I 5. Section 86.1845–04 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(3) to read as follows: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 § 86.1845–04 Manufacturer in-use verification testing requirements. (a) * * * (3) Upon a manufacturer’s written request, prior to in-use testing, that presents information to EPA regarding pre-conditioning procedures designed solely to remove the effects of high sulfur in gasoline from vehicles produced through the 2007 model year, EPA will consider allowing such procedures on a case-by-case basis. EPA’s decision will apply to manufacturer in-use testing conducted under this section and to any in-use testing conducted by EPA. Such procedures are not available for complete HDVs. After the 2007 model year, this provision can be used only for in-use vehicles in American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, but this provision only can be used for such vehicles in any of those locations if low sulfur gasoline is determined by the Administrator to be unavailable in that specific location. * * * * * 6. Section 86.1846–01 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(4) to read as follows: I § 86.1846–01 Manufacturer in-use confirmatory testing requirements. (a) * * * (4) Upon a manufacturer’s written request, prior to in-use testing, that presents information to EPA regarding pre-conditioning procedures designed solely to remove the effects of high sulfur in gasoline from vehicles produced through the 2007 model year, EPA will consider allowing such procedures on a case-by-case basis. EPA’s decision will apply to manufacturer in-use testing conducted under this section and to any in-use testing conducted by EPA. This provision does not apply to heavy-duty vehicles and engines. After the 2007 model year, this provision can be used only for in-use vehicles in American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, but this provision only can be used for such vehicles in any of those locations if low sulfur gasoline is determined by the Administrator to be unavailable in that specific location. * * * * * [FR Doc. E6–22310 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 [FRL–8262–9] National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List Update Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Deletion of the Brio Refining, Inc. Superfund Site from the National Priorities List. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 announces the deletion of the Brio Refining, Inc. Superfund Site (Site), located in Friendswood, Texas, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This action is being taken by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Texas, through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. Moreover, EPA and TCEQ have determined that with proper monitoring, operation and maintenance, this Site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment. DATES: Effective Date: December 28, 2006. John C. Meyer, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. EPA Region 6 (6SF–LP), 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202–2733, (214) 665–6742 or 1–800–533–3508 (meyer.john@epa.gov). Information Repositories: Comprehensive information about the Site is available for viewing and copying during central standard time at the Site information repositories located at: U.S. EPA Region 6 Library, 7th Floor, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733, (214) 665–6424, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; San Jacinto College, South Campus Library, 13735 Beamer Road, Houston, Texas, 77089, (281) 992–3416, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Central File Room Customer Service Center, Building E, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas, 78753, (512) 239– FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Rules and Regulations cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES 2900, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The site to be deleted from the NPL is: Brio Refining, Inc. Superfund Site, Friendswood, Texas. A direct final deletion and a notice of intent to delete were published in the Federal Register on June 23, 2006 (71 FR 36015 and 36048). In these notices, EPA requested public comment on the proposed NPL deletion of the Site until July 24, 2006. During the 30-day comment period, EPA received correspondence offering critical comments. As a result of the critical comments, EPA published a Notice of Withdrawal of Direct Final Deletion of the Site on August 22, 2006. EPA evaluated the comments received and prepared a Responsiveness Summary and has concluded after a review of the comments that the Site does not pose a significant threat to public health or the environment. Copies of the Responsiveness Summary VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 are available at the information repositories. EPA identifies sites that appear to present a significant risk to public health or the environment and it maintains the NPL as the active list of these sites. As described in 40 CFR 300.425(e)(3), any site deleted from the NPL remains eligible for remedial action in the unlikely event that conditions at a site warrant such action. Deletion of a site from the NPL does not affect the liability of potentially responsible parties nor does it impede EPA efforts to recover costs associated with response efforts. Dated: December 20, 2006. Richard E. Greene, Regional Administrator, Region 6. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300 78095 Appendix B—[Amended] Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Chemicals, Hazardous Waste, Hazardous substances, Intergovernmental relations, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water Pollution control, Water supply. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 For the reasons set out in this document, 40 CFR part 300 is amended as follows: I PART 300—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 300 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(2); 42 U.S.C. 9601–9657; E.O. 12777, 56 FR 54757, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p.351; E.O. 12580, 52 FR 2923, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p.193. 2. Table 1 of Appendix B to Part 300 is amended under Texas (‘‘TX’’) by removing the entry for ‘‘Brio Refining, Inc.’’. I [FR Doc. E6–22298 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 300

[FRL-8262-9]


National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; 
National Priorities List Update

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Deletion of the Brio Refining, Inc. Superfund Site from the 
National Priorities List.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 announces 
the deletion of the Brio Refining, Inc. Superfund Site (Site), located 
in Friendswood, Texas, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The 
NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 
1980, as amended, is appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the 
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). 
This action is being taken by EPA with the concurrence of the State of 
Texas, through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), 
because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under 
CERCLA have been completed. Moreover, EPA and TCEQ have determined that 
with proper monitoring, operation and maintenance, this Site poses no 
significant threat to public health or the environment.

DATES: Effective Date: December 28, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John C. Meyer, Remedial Project 
Manager, U.S. EPA Region 6 (6SF-LP), 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 
75202-2733, (214) 665-6742 or 1-800-533-3508 (meyer.john@epa.gov).
    Information Repositories: Comprehensive information about the Site 
is available for viewing and copying during central standard time at 
the Site information repositories located at: U.S. EPA Region 6 
Library, 7th Floor, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-
2733, (214) 665-6424, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 
p.m. to 4 p.m.; San Jacinto College, South Campus Library, 13735 Beamer 
Road, Houston, Texas, 77089, (281) 992-3416, Monday through Thursday 8 
a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Central File Room Customer 
Service Center, Building E, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas, 78753, 
(512) 239-

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2900, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The site to be deleted from the NPL is: Brio 
Refining, Inc. Superfund Site, Friendswood, Texas. A direct final 
deletion and a notice of intent to delete were published in the Federal 
Register on June 23, 2006 (71 FR 36015 and 36048). In these notices, 
EPA requested public comment on the proposed NPL deletion of the Site 
until July 24, 2006. During the 30-day comment period, EPA received 
correspondence offering critical comments. As a result of the critical 
comments, EPA published a Notice of Withdrawal of Direct Final Deletion 
of the Site on August 22, 2006. EPA evaluated the comments received and 
prepared a Responsiveness Summary and has concluded after a review of 
the comments that the Site does not pose a significant threat to public 
health or the environment. Copies of the Responsiveness Summary are 
available at the information repositories.
    EPA identifies sites that appear to present a significant risk to 
public health or the environment and it maintains the NPL as the active 
list of these sites. As described in 40 CFR 300.425(e)(3), any site 
deleted from the NPL remains eligible for remedial action in the 
unlikely event that conditions at a site warrant such action. Deletion 
of a site from the NPL does not affect the liability of potentially 
responsible parties nor does it impede EPA efforts to recover costs 
associated with response efforts.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Chemicals, 
Hazardous Waste, Hazardous substances, Intergovernmental relations, 
Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water 
Pollution control, Water supply.

    Dated: December 20, 2006.
Richard E. Greene,
Regional Administrator, Region 6.

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For the reasons set out in this document, 40 CFR part 300 is amended as 
follows:

PART 300--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 300 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(2); 42 U.S.C. 9601-9657; E.O. 
12777, 56 FR 54757, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p.351; E.O. 12580, 52 FR 
2923, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p.193.

Appendix B--[Amended]

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2. Table 1 of Appendix B to Part 300 is amended under Texas (``TX'') by 
removing the entry for ``Brio Refining, Inc.''.
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