Proposed Settlement Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act Regarding Regarding the Hilliard's Creek Site, the Route 561 Dump Site, and the U.S. Avenue Burn Site, Gibbsboro, New Jersey, 26631-26632 [E7-9014]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 90 / Thursday, May 10, 2007 / Notices the OEI Docket in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center. Dated: May 4, 2007. Peter W. Preuss, Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E7–9022 Filed 5–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8311–9] Correction to the Spring 2007 Regulatory Agenda Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Correction. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: On Monday, April 30, 2007, the Regulatory Agenda of the Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions for the Environmental Protection Agency was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 23156). The regulatory agenda entry for sequence number 2750, ‘‘Action on Petition to List Diesel Exhaust as a Hazardous Air Pollutant,’’ contains erroneous information. This notice corrects the information that was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 23191) under the heading of Abstract. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaime Pagan, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency (C304–01), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541–5340; fax number: (919) 541–5450; e-mail address: pagan.jaime@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes the semiannual regulatory agenda to update the public about: • Regulations and major policies currently under development; • Reviews of existing regulations and major policies; and • Rules and major policymakings completed or canceled since the last Agenda. The regulatory agenda entry in the proposed rule section for sequence number 2750, ‘‘Action on Petition to List Diesel Exhaust as a Hazardous Air Pollutant’’ (72 FR 23191) contains erroneous information. The Agency did not intend to announce a decision to deny the petition. This notice corrects the information that was provided under the heading of Abstract for the Action on Petition to List Diesel Exhaust as a Hazardous Air Pollutant. The following agenda item replaces in its VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 May 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 entirety the agenda item that was provided in the EPA’s Semiannual Regulatory Agenda for sequence number 2750, Action on Petition to List Diesel Exhaust as a Hazardous Air Pollutant: Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 112(b)(3). CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 63. Legal Deadline: Initial Action, Judicial, 5/30/07. As per 12/2005 Consent Decree, extended several times from original date of 6/12/2006. Final, Judicial 6/26/07, as per 12/2005 Consent Decree. Only required if Agency proposes to grant petition. Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act contains a mandate for EPA to evaluate and control emissions of HAP from stationary sources. Section 112(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act includes the original list of hazardous air pollutants (HAP). Section 112(b) of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to review the original list periodically and, where appropriate, revise the list by rule. In addition, under section 112(b)(3) of the Clean Air Act, any person may petition EPA to modify the list by adding or deleting one or more substances. On August 11, 2003, Environmental Defense submitted a petition to add diesel exhaust to the list of HAP. EPA is in the process of considering whether the Agency should take further action to address stationary diesel emissions and, if so, what actions may be appropriate. EPA intends to address this petition in the context of this process. The current deadline for signature of the Federal Register notice is May 30, 2007. (Received extension by litigants December 14, 2006; Received another extension by litigants March 14, 2007; Received another extension by litigants April 12, 2007.) Dated: May 3, 2007. Brian F. Mannix, Associate Administrator, Office of Policy, Economics & Innovation. [FR Doc. E7–9013 Filed 5–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8311–7] Proposed Settlement Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act Regarding Regarding the Hilliard’s Creek Site, the Route 561 Dump Site, and the U.S. Avenue Burn Site, Gibbsboro, New Jersey AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26631 Notice of proposed administrative settlement and opportunity for public comment. ACTION: SUMMARY: The United States Environmental Protection (‘‘EPA’’) is proposing to enter into an administrative settlement to resolve claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’). In accordance with Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement concerning the Hilliard’s Creek Site, the Route 561 Dump Site, and the U.S. Avenue Burn Site (collectively referred to as ‘‘the Site’’). Section 122(h) of CERCLA provides EPA with the authority to consider, compromise and settle certain claims for costs incurred by the United States. Notice is being published to inform the public of the proposed settlement and of the opportunity to comment. The Site is located in the Borough of Gibbsboro, Camden County, New Jersey. From 1851 to 1978 a paint and varnish manufacturing facility was operational there. As part of its operations, hazardous substances were generated, stored and utilized. The facility included areas used for unloading raw materials from railroad cars, raw materials tank farms including storage tanks constructed prior to 1908, storage areas for drummed raw materials, an industrial/domestic wastewater treatment and disposal system consisting of six unlined percolation/ settling lagoons, an extensive system of pipes for the transport of raw materials, and a drum cleaning area. The mixing and processing of raw materials took place in a number of specialized buildings within the facility. In 1978 Sherwin-Williams shut down the production at the Site. As a result of these operations and a release or threatened release of hazardous substances, EPA has undertaken response actions at or in connection with the Site under Section 104 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9604. Under the terms of the Agreement, Sherwin-Williams will pay a total of $385,000 to reimburse EPA for certain response costs incurred at the Site. In exchange, EPA will grant a covenant not to sue or take administrative action against Sherwin-Williams for reimbursement of past response costs pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA. The Attorney General has approved this settlement. EPA will consider any comments received during the comment period and may withdraw or withhold consent E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1 26632 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 90 / Thursday, May 10, 2007 / Notices to the proposed settlement if comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA’s response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, 290 Broadway—17th floor, New York, New York 10007–1866. Telephone: (212) 637–3111. DATES: Comments must be provided by June 11, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office, of Regional Counsel, 290 Broadway—17th Floor, New York, NY 10007 and should refer to: In the Matter of the Hilliard’s Creek Site, the Route 561 Dump Site, and the U.S. Avenue Burn Site, U.S. EPA Index No. CERCLA–02–2006–2026. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, 290 Broadway—17th Floor, New York, NY 10007, (212) 637–3216. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A copy of the proposed administrative settlement, as well as background information relating to the settlement, may be obtained in person or by mail from Carl R. Howard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, 290 Broadway—16th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Telephone: (212) 637–3216. Dated: May 1, 2007. William McCabe, Acting Director, Emergency and Remedial Response Division, Region 2. [FR Doc. E7–9014 Filed 5–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OW–2007–0064, FRL–8311–2] U.S. EPA’s 2007 National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards: Availability of Application and Nomination Information Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This Notice of Availability announces the availability of application and nomination information for the U.S. EPA’s 2007 Clean Water Act (CWA) Recognition Awards. The awards recognize municipalities and industries for outstanding and innovative technological achievements in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement programs. The awards are VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 May 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 intended to educate the public about the contributions wastewater treatment facilities make to clean water; to encourage public support for municipal and industrial efforts in effective wastewater management, biosolids disposal and reuse, and wet weather pollution control; and to recognize communities that use innovative practices to meet CWA permitting requirements. Nominations are due to EPA headquarters no later than June 29, 2007. DATES: Applications and nomination information can be obtained from the EPA regional offices and our Web site at http://www.epa.gov/owm/ intnet.htm. If additional help is needed to obtain the required documentation, see contact information below. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Hasselkus, Telephone: (202) 564–0664. Facsimile Number: (202) 501–2396. E-mail: hasselkus.william@epa.gov. Also visit the Office of Wastewater Management’s Web page at http://www.epa.gov/owm. The Clean Water Act Recognition Awards are authorized by section 501(a) and (e) of the Clean Water Act, and 33 U.S.C. 1361(a) and (e). Applications and nominations for the national awards are recommended by EPA regions. The framework for the annual recognition awards program is established by regulation 40 CFR part 105. State water pollution control agencies and EPA regional offices make recommendations to headquarters for the national awards. The programs and projects being recognized are in compliance with applicable water quality requirements and have a satisfactory record with respect to environmental quality. Municipalities and industries are recognized for their demonstrated creativity and technological achievements in five awards categories as follows: (1) Outstanding Operations and Maintenance practices at wastewater treatment facilities; (2) Exemplary Biosolids Management projects, technology/innovation or development activities, research and public acceptance efforts; (3) Pretreatment Program Excellence; (4) Storm Water Management Program Excellence; and (5) Outstanding Combined Sewer Overflow Control Programs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: May 3, 2007. Judy Davis, Deputy Director, Office of Wastewater Management. [FR Doc. E7–9026 Filed 5–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Public Information Collection Requirement Submitted to OMB for Emergency Review and Approval May 4, 2007. 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Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before May 16, 2007. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contacts listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Jasmeet K. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 90 (Thursday, May 10, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26631-26632]
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[FR Doc No: E7-9014]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8311-7]


Proposed Settlement Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act Regarding 
Regarding the Hilliard's Creek Site, the Route 561 Dump Site, and the 
U.S. Avenue Burn Site, Gibbsboro, New Jersey

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of proposed administrative settlement and opportunity 
for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The United States Environmental Protection (``EPA'') is 
proposing to enter into an administrative settlement to resolve claims 
under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and 
Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''). In accordance with 
Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, notice is hereby given of a proposed 
administrative settlement concerning the Hilliard's Creek Site, the 
Route 561 Dump Site, and the U.S. Avenue Burn Site (collectively 
referred to as ``the Site''). Section 122(h) of CERCLA provides EPA 
with the authority to consider, compromise and settle certain claims 
for costs incurred by the United States. Notice is being published to 
inform the public of the proposed settlement and of the opportunity to 
comment.
    The Site is located in the Borough of Gibbsboro, Camden County, New 
Jersey. From 1851 to 1978 a paint and varnish manufacturing facility 
was operational there. As part of its operations, hazardous substances 
were generated, stored and utilized. The facility included areas used 
for unloading raw materials from railroad cars, raw materials tank 
farms including storage tanks constructed prior to 1908, storage areas 
for drummed raw materials, an industrial/domestic wastewater treatment 
and disposal system consisting of six unlined percolation/settling 
lagoons, an extensive system of pipes for the transport of raw 
materials, and a drum cleaning area. The mixing and processing of raw 
materials took place in a number of specialized buildings within the 
facility. In 1978 Sherwin-Williams shut down the production at the 
Site.
    As a result of these operations and a release or threatened release 
of hazardous substances, EPA has undertaken response actions at or in 
connection with the Site under Section 104 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9604.
    Under the terms of the Agreement, Sherwin-Williams will pay a total 
of $385,000 to reimburse EPA for certain response costs incurred at the 
Site. In exchange, EPA will grant a covenant not to sue or take 
administrative action against Sherwin-Williams for reimbursement of 
past response costs pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA. The Attorney 
General has approved this settlement.
    EPA will consider any comments received during the comment period 
and may withdraw or withhold consent

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to the proposed settlement if comments disclose facts or considerations 
that indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or 
inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available 
for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Regional Counsel, 290 Broadway--17th floor, New York, New 
York 10007-1866. Telephone: (212) 637-3111.

DATES: Comments must be provided by June 11, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, Office, of Regional Counsel, 290 Broadway--17th Floor, New 
York, NY 10007 and should refer to: In the Matter of the Hilliard's 
Creek Site, the Route 561 Dump Site, and the U.S. Avenue Burn Site, 
U.S. EPA Index No. CERCLA-02-2006-2026.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Regional Counsel, 290 Broadway--17th Floor, New York, NY 
10007, (212) 637-3216.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A copy of the proposed administrative 
settlement, as well as background information relating to the 
settlement, may be obtained in person or by mail from Carl R. Howard, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, 290 
Broadway--16th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Telephone: (212) 637-3216.

    Dated: May 1, 2007.
William McCabe,
Acting Director, Emergency and Remedial Response Division, Region 2.
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