Proposed Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as Amended, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), Part of PCB Treatment Inc. Superfund Site, 62853-62854 [E7-21894]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 7, 2007 / Notices bear labels that comply with the new requirements. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Nesci, Field and External Affairs Division (FEAD), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 308– 8059; fax number: (703) 308–2962; email address: nesci.kimberly@epa.gov or Nancy Fitz, FEAD, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–7385; fax number: (703) 308–2962; e-mail address: fitz.nancy@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general. You may be affected by this action if you are a pesticide registrant. This action may be of particular interest to those persons who are required to register pesticides. Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be interested in this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2007–0946. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment’’ (71 FR 47330) (FRL 80762) that established standards for pesticide containers and containment structures. Among other things, the final rule established requirements for label language to include the following: A statement identifying the container as refillable or nonrefillable; instructions to facilitate the removal of pesticides from containers prior to disposal or recycling; and, for nonrefillable containers, instructions for managing the container. This notice provides instructions to pesticide registrants on revising their product labels in order to implement the new requirements. Most registrants may be able to make the necessary label amendments by notification; however, in some cases an application for amendment and EPA approval may be required. By August 17, 2009, all pesticide products distributed or sold by a registrant must have labels that comply with the new requirements (40 CFR 156.159).The Agency is releasing this PR Notice as a final document and not for comment because it implements final regulations currently in place. The container and containment rule was released for public comment before the final rule was published. III. Do PR Notices Contain Binding Requirements? The PR Notice discussed in this document is intended to provide guidance to EPA personnel and decision makers and to pesticide registrants. While the requirements in the statutes and Agency regulations are binding on EPA and the applicants, this PR Notice is not binding on pesticide registrants. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Pesticide labels, Pesticide labeling, Pesticide containers, Pesticide containment. Dated: October 29, 2007. Debra Edwards, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E7–21860 Filed 11–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S II. What Guidance Does this PR Notice Provide? On August 16, 2006, the Agency published a Final Rule titled ‘‘Pesticide VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 Nov 06, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62853 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8492–9] Proposed Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as Amended, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), Part of PCB Treatment Inc. Superfund Site Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement with Anthony Prunsky for recovery of past response costs concerning part of the PCB Treatment Inc. Superfund Site located at 45 Ewing Street, Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas, also known as the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas. The settlement requires Mr. Prunsky to pay to the Hazardous Substance Superfund the Net Sale Proceeds it receives through the sale of the 45 Ewing Street Property ($62,000) less the closing costs, taxes owed to Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas and attorneys fees. The settlement requires Mr. Prunsky to pay $5000.00 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). 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 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 the EPA Region VII office located at 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 7, 2007. ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement is available for public inspection at the EPA Region VII office, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from the E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 62854 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 7, 2007 / Notices Regional Hearing Clerk, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, (913) 551– 7567. Comments should reference the PCB Treatment, Inc. Superfund Site, EPA Docket No.07–2007–0009 and should be addressed to Audrey Asher, Senior Assistant Regional Counsel, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey Asher at telephone: (913) 551– 7255; fax number: (913) 551–7925; Email address: asher.audrey@epa.gov. Dated: October 23, 2007. Cecilia Tapia, Director, Superfund Division, Region VII. [FR Doc. E7–21894 Filed 11–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY The National Environmental Policy Act and Collaboration Council On Environmental Quality. ACTION: Notice of Availability, Collaboration in NEPA—A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has published ‘‘Collaboration in NEPA—A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners.’’ Designed to assist Federal agencies in more effective use of collaboration throughout the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, the handbook is a product of an interagency work group. Public comments were solicited and the handbook was finalized after considering the comments received. ‘‘Collaboration in NEPA’’ is available from CEQ and can be accessed at http://www.NEPA.gov under the heading ‘‘Current Developments.’’ Electronic or facsimile requests are preferred because Federal agencies often experience mail delays as a result of security screening. Requests can be submitted via electronic mail to hgreczmiel@ceq.eop.gov with the subject line ‘‘NEPA Modernization (Collaboration-NEPA).’’ Fax requests to ‘‘NEPA Modernization (CollaborationNEPA)’’ at (202) 456–0753. Requests can also be mailed to NEPA Modernization (Collaboration-NEPA), Attn: Associate Director for NEPA Oversight, 722 Jackson Place, NW., Washington, DC 20503. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Horst Greczmiel at (202) 395–5750. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 Nov 06, 2007 Jkt 214001 The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) established a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Task Force and is implementing recommendations to modernize the implementation of NEPA and make the NEPA process more effective and efficient. More information about the task force is posted on the task force Web site at http://ceq.eh.doe.gov/ntf. CEQ requested public comments on the proposed handbook on March 26, 2007, 72 FR 14103. Comments received are posted at http://ceq.eh.doe.gov/ntf/ implementation.html. The handbook suggests ways in which Federal agencies can use collaboration and environmental conflict resolution strategies when preparing NEPA analyses and documentation. Collaboration is encouraged during the NEPA process as a whole and toward that end the handbook emphasizes engaging a balanced set of affected and interested parties in seeking agreement at one or more stages of the NEPA process by cultivating shared vision, trust, and communication. Acknowledging that collaboration during the NEPA process can vary considerably depending on the phase of the process and the roles by the lead agency assigns to each party, the handbook notes that providing opportunities for participation on the part of stakeholders, supplemented with outreach efforts, may be appropriate. The phases for collaboration outlined in the handbook begin with the assessment and planning phase, often referred to as ‘‘conflict’’ or ‘‘situation’’ assessments, when agencies clarify the issues and assess the opportunity for collaboration. This is followed by the convening and initiation phase when the lead agency brings parties together to inform them about the process and to develop a plan for how they can work together. Sharing interests, exchanging information, and identifying gaps in knowledge is then followed by the phase where participants seek agreement through deliberation and negotiation. That is often considered the heart of the collaborative process. The fifth and final phase is the decisionmaking and implementation phase. ‘‘Collaboration in NEPA’’ links those phases for collaboration to the stages of the NEPA process, including developing the proposed action, establishing the purpose and need, conducting scoping, developing alternatives, and analyzing impacts. The handbook concludes with a discussion of the challenges facing collaboration and providing tools for practitioners such as strategies for preventing conflicts, attitudes and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 behaviors to enhance collaboration, case studies, a compendium of resources, and examples of memoranda of agreement. In response to comments on the draft handbook the final handbook was improved in several ways. The discussion of collaboration at the various stages of the NEPA process was consolidated and the guide that provides examples and identifies options and tools for collaboration was augmented. Appendices were reorganized, references and case studies updated, roles of the lead agencies and applicants clarified, and the compendium of resources expanded. November 1, 2007. James L. Connaughton, Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality. [FR Doc. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8492-9]


Proposed Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement Under Section 
122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and 
Liability Act, as Amended, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), Part of PCB Treatment 
Inc. Superfund Site

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as amended 
(CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed 
administrative settlement with Anthony Prunsky for recovery of past 
response costs concerning part of the PCB Treatment Inc. Superfund Site 
located at 45 Ewing Street, Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas, also 
known as the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, 
Kansas. The settlement requires Mr. Prunsky to pay to the Hazardous 
Substance Superfund the Net Sale Proceeds it receives through the sale 
of the 45 Ewing Street Property ($62,000) less the closing costs, taxes 
owed to Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas and 
attorneys fees. The settlement requires Mr. Prunsky to pay $5000.00 to 
the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant 
not to sue the settling parties pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 
42 U.S.C. 9607(a). 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 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 the EPA Region VII office located at 901 N. 5th Street, 
Kansas City, Kansas.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 7, 2007.

ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement is available for public inspection 
at the EPA Region VII office, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, 
Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. A 
copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from the

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Regional Hearing Clerk, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, (913) 
551-7567. Comments should reference the PCB Treatment, Inc. Superfund 
Site, EPA Docket No.07-2007-0009 and should be addressed to Audrey 
Asher, Senior Assistant Regional Counsel, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas 
City, Kansas 66101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey Asher at telephone: (913) 551-
7255; fax number: (913) 551-7925; E-mail address: asher.audrey@epa.gov.

    Dated: October 23, 2007.
Cecilia Tapia,
Director, Superfund Division, Region VII.
[FR Doc. E7-21894 Filed 11-6-07; 8:45 am]
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