National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List, 60786-60787 [E7-21098]

Download as PDF 60786 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 207 / Friday, October 26, 2007 / Rules and Regulations EPA-APPROVED MICHIGAN REGULATIONS—Continued Michigan citation Title * R 336.1912 ........................ * * Abnormal conditions, startup, shutdown, and malfunction of a source, process, or process equipment, operating, notification, and reporting requirements. * * * * * * * BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 [EPA–HQ–SFUND–1989–0007; FRL–8485–3] National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of partial deletion of sites from the Otis Air National Guard Base/ Camp Edwards Superfund Site from the National Priorities List. rmajette on PROD1PC63 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA New England Region (EPA) announces the deletion of 61 source area sites on the Otis Air National Guard Base/Camp Edwards Superfund Site from the National Priorities List (NPL). All 61 source area sites as listed in Table 1 were originally proposed for deletion (72 FR 41976) August 1, 2007, and encompass a total acreage of 482.1 acres. A source area site is defined by: soil; structures, if present; and does not include any contaminated groundwater plume that may be below the site. Otis Air National Guard Base/ Camp Edwards is a Federal Facility Superfund Site known locally as the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR), so this notice will use MMR as the abbreviation to describe the entire Superfund Site. The United States Air Force is the lead agency at the MMR Superfund Site. This partial deletion pertains to only the surface area of sites investigated (and in some cases cleaned-up) for soil contamination, and does not pertain to any of the 12 groundwater plumes associated with MMR Superfund Site. All other sites (including all contaminated groundwater plumes on the Site) not included in this notice will remain on the NPL. In the northern half of the MMR, there are source area sites 17:00 Oct 25, 2007 * 7/26/95, as corrected 6/1/07. * [FR Doc. E7–20935 Filed 10–25–07; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 State effective date Jkt 214001 * EPA approval date * * 10/26/07 [Insert page number where the document begins]. * and groundwater plumes associated with an investigation and cleanup program known as the Impact Area Groundwater Study Program which is being conducted under the authority of Safe Drinking Water Act Administrative Orders. These sites and groundwater plumes are not the subject of this partial deletion. DATES: This partial deletion of the 61 source area sites on MMR is effective on October 26, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Lim, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (HBT), Boston, Massachusetts 02114–2023, (617) 918–1392, Fax (617) 918–1291, email: lim.robert@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Otis Air National Guard Base/Camp Edwards is a Federal Facility Superfund Site known locally as the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR), so this notice will use MMR as the abbreviation to describe the entire Superfund Site. MMR is located in portions of the towns of Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee, and Sandwich. This partial deletion pertains to the soil and, if present, structures at 61 sites ranging in size from half an acre to 80.7 acres. The total proposed area is 482.1 acres. Table 1 identifies structures as being present with an asterisk next to the site name. There would be 19 source area sites remaining. Even though some of the sites appear to be above contaminated groundwater plumes, this partial deletion does not include any plumes of contaminated groundwater because data shows that the sites are not related to the plumes. Currently eleven groundwater pump and treat cleanup remedies will continue operating until cleanup goals are met. In the northern half of MMR, there is a separate, ongoing investigation and cleanup program known as the Impact Area Groundwater Study Program (IAGWSP). These sites and groundwater plumes are not the subject of this Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Comments * * * On August 1, 2007, EPA published a Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion in the Federal Register (72 FR 41976). EPA did not receive any comments on this proposal; therefore a Responsiveness Summary has not been prepared. EPA identifies sites that appear to present a significant risk to public health, welfare, or the environment and maintains the NPL as the list of those sites. Any site deleted from the NPL remains eligible for Fund-financed actions in the unlikely event that conditions at the site warrant such action. Section 300.425(e)(3) of the NCP states that Fund-financed actions may be taken at sites deleted from the NPL. Deletion of a site from the NPL does not affect responsible party liability or impede Agency efforts to recover costs associated with response efforts. This partial deletion does not alter the status of all the remaining sites and groundwater plumes of the MMR Site which are not proposed for partial deletion and remain on the NPL. TABLE 1.—LIST OF SITES FOR PARTIAL DELETION CS–1 * CS–1 (CG) * CS–2 CS–2 (CG) * CS–3 * CS–3 (CG) * CS–4 * CS–4 (CG)/ FS–1 (CG) * CS–5 * CS–5 (CG) * CS–6 */FS–22 CS–6 (CG) * CS–7 * CS–7 (CG) * CS–8/FS–21 * CS–8 (CG) CS–9 CS–12 * CS–14 * CS–15 CS–16/ CS–17/ DDOU * CS–22 CY–1 * CY–3 FS–2 FS–17 FS–18 * FS–19 FS–20 * FS–2 (CG) FS–3 * FS–4 FS–7 FS–9 * FS–13 FS–14 FS–15 LF–1 (CG) LF–2 (CG) LF–3 LF–3 (CG) LF–4 LF–5 LF–6 SD–2/FS–6/ FS–8 SD–3/FTA–3/ CY–4 FS–16 * CS–11 * Key: CS = Chemical Spill. CY = Coal Yard. E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 FS–23 FS–25 * FS–26 (CG) FS–27 60787 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 207 / Friday, October 26, 2007 / Rules and Regulations DDOU = Drum Disposal Operable Unit. FS = Fuel Spill. FTA = Fire Training Area. LF = Landfill. SD = Storm Drain. G = U.S. Coast Guard. * Includes structure(s) at site. requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control, Water supply. Dated: September 25, 2007. Robert W. Varney, Regional Administrator, EPA New England. Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Intergovernmental relations, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping Appendix B—[Amended] PART 300—[AMENDED] 2. Table 2 of appendix B to part 300 is amended by removing the entry for ‘‘Otis Air National Guard (USAF), Falmouth’’ and adding in its place the entry for ‘‘Otis Air National Guard Base/ Camp Edwards’’ to read as follows: 1. The authority citation for part 300 continues to read as follows: Appendix B to Part 300—National Priorities List I For the reasons set forth in the preamble title 40 part 300 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows. I List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300 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. I TABLE 2.—FEDERAL FACILITIES SECTION State Site name * MA ............... * * * Otis Air National Guard Base/Camp Edwards ................... * * City/County * Notes a * * * Sandwich, Falmouth, Bourne, Mashpee ............................ P * * * * ***** P = Sites with partial deletion(s). * * * * * SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. E7–21098 Filed 10–25–07; 8:45 am] I. Background BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FR Doc. 07–1435 of March 30, 2007 (72 FR 15198) contained a technical error that this rule serves to identify and correct. In amending subpart E of part 482, we inadvertently omitted existing §§ 482.60, 482.61, 482.62, and 482.66. Our intention was to retain these sections, which address psychiatric hospitals and ‘‘swing-bed’’ hospitals, without change. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Part 482 [CMS–3835–F2] II. Summary of Errors in the Regulations Text Medicare Program; Hospital Conditions of Participation: Requirements for Approval and ReApproval of Transplant Centers To Perform Organ Transplants In amending subpart E of part 482, we inadvertently omitted existing §§ 482.60, 482.61, 482.62, and 482.66. Our intention was to retain these sections, which address psychiatric hospitals and ‘‘swing-bed’’ hospitals, without change. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendment. AGENCY: On March 30, 2007, we published a final rule entitled ‘‘Medicare Program; Hospital Conditions of Participation: Requirements for Approval and ReApproval of Transplant Centers to Perform Organ Transplants.’’ The effective date was June 28, 2007. This correcting amendment corrects a technical error identified in the March 30, 2007 final rule. DATES: Effective Date: This correcting amendment is effective October 26, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeannie Miller, (410) 786–3164. rmajette on PROD1PC63 with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:06 Oct 25, 2007 Jkt 214001 III. Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking and Delayed Effective Date We ordinarily publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to provide a period for public comment before the provisions of a notice such as this take effect in accordance with section 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). We also ordinarily provide a 30-day delay in the effective date of the provisions of a rule in accordance with section 553(d) of the APA (5 U.S.C. 553(d)). However, we can waive both the notice and comment procedure and the 30-day delay in effective date if the Secretary finds, for PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 good cause, that a notice and comment process and a 30-day delay in effective date are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest, and incorporates a statement of the finding and the reasons therefore in the notice. We find for good cause that it is unnecessary to undertake notice and comment rulemaking because this final rule merely provides technical corrections to the regulations. We are not making any changes to our existing regulations, but reinstating provisions that have previously been approved and were unintentionally omitted from the final rule that appeared in the March 30, 2007 Federal Register (72 FR 15198). Therefore, we believe that undertaking further notice and comment procedures to incorporate these corrections into the update notice is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Further, we believe a delayed effective date is unnecessary because this correcting amendment merely reinstates provisions already approved and in effect. Therefore, we find good cause to waive notice and comment procedures, as well as the 30-day delay in effective date. List of Subjects in 42 CFR Part 482 Grant programs—health, Hospitals, Medicare, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Accordingly, 42 CFR chapter IV is corrected by making the following correcting amendments to part 482. I E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1

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[FR Doc No: E7-21098]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 300

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-1989-0007; FRL-8485-3]


National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; 
National Priorities List

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of partial deletion of sites from the Otis Air National 
Guard Base/Camp Edwards Superfund Site from the National Priorities 
List.

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SUMMARY: EPA New England Region (EPA) announces the deletion of 61 
source area sites on the Otis Air National Guard Base/Camp Edwards 
Superfund Site from the National Priorities List (NPL). All 61 source 
area sites as listed in Table 1 were originally proposed for deletion 
(72 FR 41976) August 1, 2007, and encompass a total acreage of 482.1 
acres. A source area site is defined by: soil; structures, if present; 
and does not include any contaminated groundwater plume that may be 
below the site. Otis Air National Guard Base/Camp Edwards is a Federal 
Facility Superfund Site known locally as the Massachusetts Military 
Reservation (MMR), so this notice will use MMR as the abbreviation to 
describe the entire Superfund Site. The United States Air Force is the 
lead agency at the MMR Superfund Site.
    This partial deletion pertains to only the surface area of sites 
investigated (and in some cases cleaned-up) for soil contamination, and 
does not pertain to any of the 12 groundwater plumes associated with 
MMR Superfund Site. All other sites (including all contaminated 
groundwater plumes on the Site) not included in this notice will remain 
on the NPL. In the northern half of the MMR, there are source area 
sites and groundwater plumes associated with an investigation and 
cleanup program known as the Impact Area Groundwater Study Program 
which is being conducted under the authority of Safe Drinking Water Act 
Administrative Orders. These sites and groundwater plumes are not the 
subject of this partial deletion.

DATES: This partial deletion of the 61 source area sites on MMR is 
effective on October 26, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Lim, Remedial Project Manager, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 
(HBT), Boston, Massachusetts 02114-2023, (617) 918-1392, Fax (617) 918-
1291, e-mail: lim.robert@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Otis Air National Guard Base/Camp Edwards is 
a Federal Facility Superfund Site known locally as the Massachusetts 
Military Reservation (MMR), so this notice will use MMR as the 
abbreviation to describe the entire Superfund Site. MMR is located in 
portions of the towns of Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee, and Sandwich.
    This partial deletion pertains to the soil and, if present, 
structures at 61 sites ranging in size from half an acre to 80.7 acres. 
The total proposed area is 482.1 acres. Table 1 identifies structures 
as being present with an asterisk next to the site name. There would be 
19 source area sites remaining. Even though some of the sites appear to 
be above contaminated groundwater plumes, this partial deletion does 
not include any plumes of contaminated groundwater because data shows 
that the sites are not related to the plumes. Currently eleven 
groundwater pump and treat cleanup remedies will continue operating 
until cleanup goals are met. In the northern half of MMR, there is a 
separate, ongoing investigation and cleanup program known as the Impact 
Area Groundwater Study Program (IAGWSP). These sites and groundwater 
plumes are not the subject of this Notice of Intent for Partial 
Deletion.
    On August 1, 2007, EPA published a Notice of Intent for Partial 
Deletion in the Federal Register (72 FR 41976). EPA did not receive any 
comments on this proposal; therefore a Responsiveness Summary has not 
been prepared.
    EPA identifies sites that appear to present a significant risk to 
public health, welfare, or the environment and maintains the NPL as the 
list of those sites. Any site deleted from the NPL remains eligible for 
Fund-financed actions in the unlikely event that conditions at the site 
warrant such action. Section 300.425(e)(3) of the NCP states that Fund-
financed actions may be taken at sites deleted from the NPL. Deletion 
of a site from the NPL does not affect responsible party liability or 
impede Agency efforts to recover costs associated with response 
efforts. This partial deletion does not alter the status of all the 
remaining sites and groundwater plumes of the MMR Site which are not 
proposed for partial deletion and remain on the NPL.

              Table 1.--List of Sites for Partial Deletion
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CS-1 *                    CS-12 *                FS-17
CS-1 (CG) *               CS-14 *                FS-18 *
CS-2                      CS-15                  FS-19
CS-2 (CG) *               CS-16/CS-17/DDOU *     FS-20 *
CS-3 *                    CS-22                  FS-23
CS-3 (CG) *               CY-1 *                 FS-25 *
CS-4 *                    CY-3                   FS-26 (CG)
CS-4 (CG)/FS-1 (CG) *     FS-2                   FS-27
CS-5 *                    FS-2 (CG)              LF-1 (CG)
CS-5 (CG) *               FS-3 *                 LF-2 (CG)
CS-6 */FS-22              FS-4                   LF-3
CS-6 (CG) *               FS-7                   LF-3 (CG)
CS-7 *                    FS-9 *                 LF-4
CS-7 (CG) *               FS-13                  LF-5
CS-8/FS-21 *              FS-14                  LF-6
CS-8 (CG)                 FS-15                  SD-2/FS-6/FS-8
CS-9                      FS-16 *                SD-3/FTA-3/CY-4
CS-11 *
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Key:
CS = Chemical Spill.
CY = Coal Yard.

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DDOU = Drum Disposal Operable Unit.
FS = Fuel Spill.
FTA = Fire Training Area.
LF = Landfill.
SD = Storm Drain.
G = U.S. Coast Guard.
* Includes structure(s) at site.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

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

    Dated: September 25, 2007.
Robert W. Varney,
Regional Administrator, EPA New England.

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For the reasons set forth in the preamble title 40 part 300 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations 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 2 of appendix B to part 300 is amended by removing the entry 
for ``Otis Air National Guard (USAF), Falmouth'' and adding in its 
place the entry for ``Otis Air National Guard Base/Camp Edwards'' to 
read as follows:

Appendix B to Part 300--National Priorities List

                  Table 2.--Federal Facilities Section
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       State              Site name         City/County        Notes a
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MA.................  Otis Air National   Sandwich,          P
                      Guard Base/Camp     Falmouth,
                      Edwards.            Bourne, Mashpee.
 
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P = Sites with partial deletion(s).

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