Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 66042 [E8-26485]

Download as PDF 66042 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 216 / Thursday, November 6, 2008 / Notices removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for Hempstead Harbor in the County of Nassau, New York. Dated: October 16, 2008. Alan J. Steinberg, Regional Administrator, Region 2. [FR Doc. E8–26495 Filed 11–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8738–1] Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:11 Nov 05, 2008 Jkt 217001 Dated: October 28, 2008. Lawrence E. Starfield, Acting Regional Administrator (6RA). [FR Doc. E8–26485 Filed 11–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8738–4] Environmental Protection Agency EPA 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 concerning the Chief Supply/Greenway Superfund Site, near Haskell, Wagoner County, Oklahoma. The settlement requires the sixty-six (66) de minimis settling parties to pay a total of $178,442.00 as payment of response costs to the Hazardous Substances Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to sections 106 or 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 or 9607. For thirty (30) days beginning the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to this notice and 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, Texas 75202–2733. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement and additional background information relating to the settlement are available for public inspection at 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Kevin Shade, 1445 Ross SUMMARY: Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733 or by calling (214) 665–2708. Comments should reference the Chief Supply/ Greenway Superfund Site, near Haskell, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, and EPA Docket Number 06–07–07, and should be addressed to Kevin Shade at the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gloria Moran, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733 or call (214) 665–3193. New York State Prohibition of Marine Discharges of Vessel Sewage; Receipt of Petition and Final Affirmative Determination ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received from the State of New York requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Complex, New York. The waters of the proposed No Discharge Zone fall within the jurisdictions of the Town of Oyster Bay, the Town of Huntington, the Village of Bayville, the Village of Bayville, the Village of Centre Island, the Village of Cove Neck, the Village of Lattingtown, the Village of Laurel Hollow, the Village of Lloyd Harbor, the Village of Mill Neck, the Village of Oyster Bay Cove, the County of Nassau, and the County of Suffolk. These entities submitted an application prepared by Cashin Associates, P.C. for the designation of a Vessel Waste No Discharge Zone. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation certified the need for greater protection of the water quality. EPA published a Tentative Affirmative Determination on July 15, 2008, in the Federal Register. Public comments were solicited for 30 days and the comment period ended on August 14, 2008. Comments were received from three individuals, one stating that EPA should PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 not blame the boaters for water quality problems, one supporting the proposed NDZ and one who finds that pumpout facilities are sometimes inoperable and that fines should be levied against the marinas that cannot provide the pumpout service on which our determinations are based. Regarding the first comment of ‘‘blaming the boaters,’’ Section 312(f)(3) of the Clean Water Act allows States to prohibit the discharge of sewage, whether treated or untreated, from vessels for the greater protection and enhancement of water quality. EPA determines whether adequate facilities, for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of the sewage, are reasonably available. We have found the facilities in the proposed areas are reasonably available and recommend finalizing our determination. Regarding the third comment, the Clean Water Act Section 312(f) does not provide for the assessment of fines against marinas for inoperable pumpouts. In the past, when we have been made aware of inoperable or inaccessible pumpouts we have contacted the State agencies and requested their assistance in resolution of the matter. The situation has always been resolved as expeditiously as possible. EPA will continue to refer complaints about non-operational pumpouts to the appropriate State and local authorities when such complaints are received. Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received from the State of New York requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, pursuant to section 312(f)(3) of Public Law 92–500 as amended by Public Law 95–217 and Public Law 100–4, that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Complex and its harbors and creeks within the following boundary: South of a line drawn from Rocky Point on Centre Island in west to Caumsett State Park in the east. The Complex encompasses 6400 acres of open water and intertidal area. The waterbodies included in the Complex are Oyster Bay Harbor between Bayville Bridge and Plum Point on Centre Island, Mill Neck Creek to the west of Bayville Bridge, Cold Spring Harbor south of a line between Cooper bluff in Cove Neck and West Neck Beach in the Village of Lloyd Harbor, and Oyster Bay between Centre Island and the Lloyd Neck peninsula that connects Oyster Bay SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 216 (Thursday, November 6, 2008)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8738-1]


Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

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 concerning the Chief Supply/Greenway 
Superfund Site, near Haskell, Wagoner County, Oklahoma.
    The settlement requires the sixty-six (66) de minimis settling 
parties to pay a total of $178,442.00 as payment of response costs to 
the Hazardous Substances Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant 
not to sue pursuant to sections 106 or 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 or 
9607.
    For thirty (30) days beginning the date of publication of this 
notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to this 
notice and 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, Texas 75202-2733.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement and additional background 
information relating to the settlement are available for public 
inspection at 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. A copy of the 
proposed settlement may be obtained from Kevin Shade, 1445 Ross Avenue, 
Dallas, Texas 75202-2733 or by calling (214) 665-2708. Comments should 
reference the Chief Supply/Greenway Superfund Site, near Haskell, 
Wagoner County, Oklahoma, and EPA Docket Number 06-07-07, and should be 
addressed to Kevin Shade at the address listed above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gloria Moran, 1445 Ross Avenue, 
Dallas, Texas 75202-2733 or call (214) 665-3193.

    Dated: October 28, 2008.
Lawrence E. Starfield,
Acting Regional Administrator (6RA).
 [FR Doc. E8-26485 Filed 11-5-08; 8:45 am]
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