National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Union Chemical Co., Inc. Superfund Site, 47842-47843 [2018-20532]

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AGENCY: DATES: USPS Contact Information * ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 600 Basic Standards For All Mailing Services 8.1 3.0 Basic Eligibility Standards for Parcel Select Parcels BILLING CODE 7710–12–P The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 announces the deletion of the Union Chemical Co., Inc. Superfund Site (Site) located in South Hope, Maine, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Maine, through the Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. 8.0 * [FR Doc. 2018–20587 Filed 9–20–18; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: Commercial Mail Parcel Select * Ruth B. Stevenson, Attorney, Federal Compliance [Revise the text of 3.4 to read as follows:] All First-Class Package Service— Commercial parcels must bear an Intelligent Mail package barcode (IMpb) prepared under 204.2.0. Unless otherwise excepted, mailpieces not meeting the requirements for use of unique Intelligent Mail package barcodes or extra services barcodes as outlined in section 204.2.1.8 and Publication 199: Intelligent Mail Package Barcode (IMpb) Implementation Guide for: Confirmation Services and Electronic Verification System (eVS) Mailers, will be assessed an IMpb noncompliance fee. Detailed specifications are available on PostalPro at http://postalpro.usps. com. * * * * * 250 * 2100, Washington, DC 20260– 2100.* * * * * * * * We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 111 to reflect these changes. * * * * [Revise 608.8.1 by adding Enterprise Analytics text, alphabetically to read as follows:] * * * Enterprise Analytics, US Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This action is effective September 21, 2018. ADDRESSES: Docket: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket Identification No. EPA–HQ–SFUND– 1989–0011. All documents in the docket are listed on the http:// www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be E:\FR\FM\21SER1.SGM 21SER1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2018 / Rules and Regulations publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the site information repository. Location, contacts, phone numbers and viewing hours for the site information repository are: U.S. EPA Region 1, Superfund Records Center, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, MA 02109; Phone: (617) 918–1440; Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: Closed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terrence Connelly, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, Mailcode OSRR07–1, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109; (617) 918–1373; email: connelly.terry@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The site to be deleted from the NPL is: Union Chemical Co., Inc. Superfund Site, South Hope, Maine. A Notice of Intent to Delete for this Site was published in the Federal Register (83 FR 34508) on July 20, 2018. The closing date for comments on the Notice of Intent to Delete was August 20, 2018. Two public comments were received. One commenter argued against deletion because they believe that groundwater contamination is being left behind inappropriately under EPA’s 2013 technical impracticability determination and proposed Site deletion, and that the implementation of the Declaration of Environmental Covenant (deed restriction) on the Site properties was done without public oversight. The second commenter voiced the belief that the deletion was a political decision ultimately directed from the White House. In response, EPA notes that the chain of events leading to the proposed deletion began several years ago, when after multiple remedial attempts from 1996 to 2005, EPA determined in 2013 that it was technically impracticable to restore groundwater at the Site to drinking water quality. In a 2013 Record of Decision Amendment (ROD Amendment), EPA waived the requirement to meet groundwater cleanup standards due to technical impracticability because (1) the original groundwater pump-and-treat remedy had reached the limits of its effectiveness, (2) three additional innovative in situ technologies had proven unsuccessful in attaining the groundwater cleanup standards, and (3) a technical evaluation of cleanup alternatives indicated that no technology was available for achieving VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 Sep 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 groundwater cleanup standards in a reasonable timeframe (in this case, under 300 years) due to Site-specific hydrogeological and contaminant conditions. The 2013 ROD Amendment also adjusted the institutional control requirements of the remedy selected in the 1990 Record of Decision (ROD) with more specifics on the land use controls to be included in the deed restriction for the Site properties. Before the ROD Amendment was finalized, EPA presented about the revised site remedy in several meetings to the Town of Hope community. EPA received concurrence from the State and only positive comments from the public on the ROD Amendment. Consistent with the requirements of the ROD and ROD Amendment, MEDEP, working with the Maine Attorney General’s Office and EPA, drafted and recorded the Declaration of Environmental Covenants. Upon the recording of the deed restriction, the Site became eligible for deletion, leading EPA to issue the Notice of Intent to Delete the Site. A responsiveness summary was prepared and placed in the docket, EPA–HQ–SFUND–1989–0011, on www.regulations.gov, and in the Superfund Records Center listed above. EPA maintains the NPL as the list of sites that appear to present a significant risk to public health, welfare, or the environment. Deletion from the NPL does not preclude further remedial action. Whenever there is a significant release from a site deleted from the NPL, the deleted site may be restored to the NPL without application of the hazard ranking system. Deletion of a site from the NPL does not affect responsible party liability in the unlikely event that future conditions warrant further actions. 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 6, 2018. Alexandra Dunn, Regional Administrator, Region 1. 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[FR Doc No: 2018-20532]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 300

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-1989-0011; FRL-9983-87--Region 1]


National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; 
National Priorities List: Deletion of the Union Chemical Co., Inc. 
Superfund Site

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 announces 
the deletion of the Union Chemical Co., Inc. Superfund Site (Site) 
located in South Hope, Maine, from the National Priorities List (NPL). 
The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 
1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous 
Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of 
Maine, through the Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP), have 
determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other 
than operation and maintenance, monitoring, and five-year reviews, have 
been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions 
under Superfund.

DATES: This action is effective September 21, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Docket: EPA has established a docket for this action under 
Docket Identification No. EPA-HQ-SFUND-1989-0011. All documents in the 
docket are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov website. Although 
listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., 
Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure 
is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted 
material, is not placed on the internet and will be

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publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket 
materials are available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the site information repository. 
Location, contacts, phone numbers and viewing hours for the site 
information repository are:
    U.S. EPA Region 1, Superfund Records Center, 5 Post Office Square, 
Suite 100, Boston, MA 02109; Phone: (617) 918-1440; Monday-Friday: 9:00 
a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: Closed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terrence Connelly, Remedial Project 
Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, Mailcode 
OSRR07-1, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109; (617) 918-1373; 
email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The site to be deleted from the NPL is: 
Union Chemical Co., Inc. Superfund Site, South Hope, Maine. A Notice of 
Intent to Delete for this Site was published in the Federal Register 
(83 FR 34508) on July 20, 2018.
    The closing date for comments on the Notice of Intent to Delete was 
August 20, 2018. Two public comments were received. One commenter 
argued against deletion because they believe that groundwater 
contamination is being left behind inappropriately under EPA's 2013 
technical impracticability determination and proposed Site deletion, 
and that the implementation of the Declaration of Environmental 
Covenant (deed restriction) on the Site properties was done without 
public oversight. The second commenter voiced the belief that the 
deletion was a political decision ultimately directed from the White 
House.
    In response, EPA notes that the chain of events leading to the 
proposed deletion began several years ago, when after multiple remedial 
attempts from 1996 to 2005, EPA determined in 2013 that it was 
technically impracticable to restore groundwater at the Site to 
drinking water quality. In a 2013 Record of Decision Amendment (ROD 
Amendment), EPA waived the requirement to meet groundwater cleanup 
standards due to technical impracticability because (1) the original 
groundwater pump-and-treat remedy had reached the limits of its 
effectiveness, (2) three additional innovative in situ technologies had 
proven unsuccessful in attaining the groundwater cleanup standards, and 
(3) a technical evaluation of cleanup alternatives indicated that no 
technology was available for achieving groundwater cleanup standards in 
a reasonable timeframe (in this case, under 300 years) due to Site-
specific hydrogeological and contaminant conditions. The 2013 ROD 
Amendment also adjusted the institutional control requirements of the 
remedy selected in the 1990 Record of Decision (ROD) with more 
specifics on the land use controls to be included in the deed 
restriction for the Site properties. Before the ROD Amendment was 
finalized, EPA presented about the revised site remedy in several 
meetings to the Town of Hope community. EPA received concurrence from 
the State and only positive comments from the public on the ROD 
Amendment. Consistent with the requirements of the ROD and ROD 
Amendment, MEDEP, working with the Maine Attorney General's Office and 
EPA, drafted and recorded the Declaration of Environmental Covenants. 
Upon the recording of the deed restriction, the Site became eligible 
for deletion, leading EPA to issue the Notice of Intent to Delete the 
Site.
    A responsiveness summary was prepared and placed in the docket, 
EPA-HQ-SFUND-1989-0011, on www.regulations.gov, and in the Superfund 
Records Center listed above.
    EPA maintains the NPL as the list of sites that appear to present a 
significant risk to public health, welfare, or the environment. 
Deletion from the NPL does not preclude further remedial action. 
Whenever there is a significant release from a site deleted from the 
NPL, the deleted site may be restored to the NPL without application of 
the hazard ranking system. Deletion of a site from the NPL does not 
affect responsible party liability in the unlikely event that future 
conditions warrant further actions.

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 6, 2018.
Alexandra Dunn,
Regional Administrator, Region 1.

    For reasons set out in the preamble, 40 CFR part 300 is amended as 
follows:

PART 300--NATIONAL OIL AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES POLLUTION 
CONTINGENCY PLAN

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1. The authority citation for part 300 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(d); 42 U.S.C. 9601-9657; E.O. 13626, 
77 FR 56749, 3 CFR, 2013 Comp., p. 306; 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 to Part 300--[Amended]

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2. Table 1 of appendix B to part 300 is amended by removing the listing 
under Maine for ``Union Chemical Co., Inc''.

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