Georgia-Pacific Hardwood Site; Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina; Notice of Amended Settlement, 4464-4465 [2014-01585]

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[FR Doc. 2014–01533 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9905–84–Region 4; CERCLA–04– 2008–3774] Georgia-Pacific Hardwood Site; Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina; Notice of Amended Settlement Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of amended settlement. AGENCY: Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has amended a settlement entered into with Castpa, LLC and W.C. Development, Inc. that addresses past costs concerning the Georgia-Pacific Hardwood Site located in Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina. The Agency had previously entered into a settlement in 2008 addressing costs from a fund-lead Removal Action taken by EPA at the Site. The amendment to the settlement reduces the past cost owed to the Agency based on an ability to pay by the settling parties. DATES: The Agency will consider public comments on the amended settlement until February 27, 2014. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the amended settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the amended settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. ADDRESSES: Copies of the amended settlement are available from the Agency by contacting Ms. Paula V. Painter, Environmental Protection Specialist using the contact information provided in this notice. Comments may also be submitted by referencing the Site’s name through one of the following methods: • Internet: www.epa.gov/region4/ superfund/programs/enforcement/ enforcement.html • U.S. Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Superfund Division, Attn: Paula V. Painter, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, • Email: Painter.Paula@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula V. Painter at 404/562–8887 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2014 / Notices Dated: September 23, 2013. Anita L. Davis, Chief, Superfund Enforcement & Information Management Branch, Superfund Division. [FR Doc. 2014–01585 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9905–82–OA] Request for Nominations of Experts To Augment the Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee for the Review of the EPA’s Draft Toxicological Review of Benzo[a]pyrene Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office requests public nominations of scientific experts to augment the SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (CAAC) for the review of the EPA’s draft Toxicological Review of Benzo[a]pyrene in Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). DATES: Nominations should be submitted by February 18, 2014 per the instructions below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this Notice and Request for Nominations may contact the Designated Federal Officer for the review, as identified below. Nominators unable to submit nominations electronically as described below may contact the Designated Federal Officer for assistance. General information concerning the EPA SAB can be found at the EPA SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The SAB (42 U.S.C. 4365) is a chartered Federal Advisory Committee that provides independent scientific and technical peer review, advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the technical basis for EPA actions. As a Federal Advisory Committee, the SAB conducts business in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and related regulations. The SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (CAAC) is a subcommittee of the SAB that provides advice through the chartered SAB regarding assessments of environmental chemicals available on EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). The SAB and the CAAC, augmented with ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Jan 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 additional experts, will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. The National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) in the EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) develops toxicological reviews/assessments for various chemicals for IRIS. NCEA has developed a draft IRIS assessment for benzo[a]pyrene and has asked the SAB to peer review the draft document. The SAB Staff Office is seeking experts to augment the SAB CAAC for this peer review. Benzo[a]pyrene is a five-ring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon that is relatively insoluble in water and has low volatility. It is ubiquitous in the environment primarily as a result of incomplete combustion emissions. Natural sources of benzo[a]pyrene include forest fires and volcanoes, and anthropogenic sources include stoves/ furnaces burning fossil fuels (especially wood and coal), motor vehicle exhaust, and various industrial combustion processes. Major sources of occupational exposure involve production of aluminum, coke, graphite and silicon carbide, as well as coal tar distillation. Major sources of nonoccupational exposure involve tobacco products and diet (e.g., barbequed or charred meats). NCEA’s draft Toxicological Review of Benzo[a]pyrene (August 2013) is an update to a 1987 IRIS assessment for benzo[a]pyrene. The draft assessment and proposed charge questions may be found at the following URL: http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ fedrgstr_activites/ IRIS%20BaP?OpenDocument. The 1987 benzo[a]pyrene assessment currently posted to the IRIS database includes an oral cancer risk estimate (oral slope factor) and a cancer descriptor. For the reassessment, NCEA evaluated epidemiological data, experimental animal data, and other relevant data from studies of noncancer and cancer effects of benzo[a]pyrene. The 2013 draft assessment contains a qualitative characterization of the hazards for benzo[a]pyrene, including a cancer descriptor of the chemical’s human carcinogenic potential, cancer risk estimates for oral, inhalation and dermal exposure, and noncancer toxicity values for chronic oral (reference dose) and inhalation (reference concentration) exposure. This assessment includes the IRIS Program’s first dermal slope factor. The dermal analysis was included in consideration of EPA’s need to estimate the potential for skin cancer from dermal exposure, especially in children exposed to contaminated soil. [Note: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4465 NCEA posted the 2013 draft assessment and draft charge questions on the IRIS Web site (http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/ iris_drafts/ recordisplay.cfm?deid=66193) on August 21, 2013, which initiated a public comment period that ended on November 21, 2013. Additionally, on December 12–13, 2013, NCEA held a public meeting to obtain stakeholder and public feedback on the draft charge and the draft benzo[a]pyrene toxicological assessment. As a result of the comments received during the public comment period and the discussions at the December meeting, the August 2013 draft versions of these documents may be revised prior to their submission to the SAB CAAC panel for peer review.] Technical Contact for EPA’s Draft Assessment: For information concerning the EPA draft assessment, please contact Dr. Samantha Jones, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code 8601P, Washington, DC 20460, phone (703) 347–8580 or via email at jones.samantha@epa.gov. Request for Nominations: The SAB Staff Office is seeking nominations of nationally and internationally recognized scientists with demonstrated expertise and research to augment the CAAC for the peer review of the benzo[a]pyrene toxicological review. The SAB Staff Office seeks experts in one or more of the following areas, with a particular focus on benzo[a]pyrene: epidemiology with expertise in PAHs and benzo[a]pyrene; developmental toxicity and neurotoxicity; reproductive toxicity (both male and female); immunotoxicity; genotoxicity; cancer biology; dermal toxicity and carcinogenicity, including toxicokinetic considerations (e.g., dose metrics, extrapolation from animals to humans); and quantitative risk assessment, including dose-response modeling expertise. Questions regarding this review should be directed to Stephanie Sanzone, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB Staff Office, by telephone/ voice mail at (202) 564–2067, by fax at (202) 565–2098, or via email at sanzone.stephanie@epa.gov. Process and Deadline for Submitting Nominations: Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified individuals in the areas of expertise described above for possible service on the augmented CAAC panel identified in this notice. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9905-84-Region 4; CERCLA-04-2008-3774]


Georgia-Pacific Hardwood Site; Plymouth, Washington County, North 
Carolina; Notice of Amended Settlement

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of amended settlement.

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SUMMARY: Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States 
Environmental Protection Agency has amended a settlement entered into 
with Castpa, LLC and W.C. Development, Inc. that addresses past costs 
concerning the Georgia-Pacific Hardwood Site located in Plymouth, 
Washington County, North Carolina. The Agency had previously entered 
into a settlement in 2008 addressing costs from a fund-lead Removal 
Action taken by EPA at the Site. The amendment to the settlement 
reduces the past cost owed to the Agency based on an ability to pay by 
the settling parties.

DATES: The Agency will consider public comments on the amended 
settlement until February 27, 2014. The Agency will consider all 
comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the amended 
settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which 
indicate that the amended settlement is inappropriate, improper, or 
inadequate.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the amended settlement are available from the 
Agency by contacting Ms. Paula V. Painter, Environmental Protection 
Specialist using the contact information provided in this notice. 
Comments may also be submitted by referencing the Site's name through 
one of the following methods:
     Internet: www.epa.gov/region4/superfund/programs/enforcement/enforcement.html
     U.S. Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Superfund 
Division, Attn: Paula V. Painter, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, 
Georgia 30303,
     Email: Painter.Paula@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula V. Painter at 404/562-8887


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    Dated: September 23, 2013.
Anita L. Davis,
Chief, Superfund Enforcement & Information Management Branch, Superfund 
Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-01585 Filed 1-27-14; 8:45 am]
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