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46121 - 46122 Federal Register / Vol. 56, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 10, 1991 / Rules and Regulations

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 300
[FRL-3993-9]

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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.
ACTION:  Notice of deletion of sites from the National Priorities List.

SUMMARY:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the deletion of four sites from the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is Appendix B to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) which EPA promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended. The sites are: (1) Union Scrap Iron and Metal in Minneapolis, Minnesota; (2) Wedzeb Enterprises in Lebanon, Indiana; (3) Jibboom Junkyard in Sacramento, California; and (4) Lansdowne Radiation in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. EPA, in consultation with all concerned States (Minnesota, Indiana, California, and Pennsylvania), has determined that all appropriate Fund-financed response under CERCLA has been implemented and that no further response action by responsible parties is appropriate. EPA has concluded that conditions at the sites are protective of public health, welfare, and the environment. All four States have concurred on the deletion of the sites from the NPL.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

September 10, 1991.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

William O. Ross
Environmental Protection Agency
401 M St., SW (Mail Code--OS-220W)
Washington, DC 20460
(703) 308-8335

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under section 105(b) of CERCLA, EPA has established the NPL as a list of priorities among known or threatened releases throughout the United States for potential response action. Sites on the NPL may be the subject of Hazardous Substance Superfund (Fund) financed remedial actions. Sites are deleted from the NPL when all appropriate response actions have been implemented or investigation of the site has shown that the site poses no significant threat. Any sites deleted from the NPL remain eligible for Fund-financed remedial action in the event that conditions at the site are later found to warrant such action. Section 300.425(e)(3) of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) provides that whenever there is a significant release from a site deleted from the NPL, the site shall be restored to the NPL without application of the Hazardardous Ranking System. Deletion of a site from the NPL does not affect responsible party liability or impede Agency efforts to recover costs associated with response efforts. Specific information about each site follows.

Union Scrap Iron and Metal

The Union Scrap Iron and Metal site is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. EPA published a Notice of Intent to Delete the Union Scrap Iron and Metal site from the NPL on September 25, 1990 (55 FR 39179). EPA also published a notification in a local newspaper on September 30, 1990. The comment period ended on October 25, 1990. EPA received two written comments, one of which raised procedural questions regarding the effect of the NPL deletion, and another which expressed concern about several areas of contamination near the site. EPA provided detailed responses to these comments in a responsiveness summary, which is contained in the Deletion Docket. Entries in the Deletion Docket may be reviewed at the U.S. EPA Region V office in Chicago, Illinois, and at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency office in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Wedzeb Enterprises

The Wedzeb Enterprises site is located in Lebanon, Indiana. EPA published a Notice of Intent to Delete the site on March 5, 1991 (56 FR 9187). EPA also published a notification in a local newspaper on March 21, 1991. The comment period ended on April 4, 1991. EPA received no comments. Entries in the Deletion Docket may be reviewed at the EPA Region V office in Chicago, Illinois, and at the Lebanon, Indiana Public Library and the Lebanon, Indiana Mayor's office.

Jibboom Junkyard

The Jibboom Junkyard site is located in Sacramento, California. EPA published a Notice of Intent to Delete the site from the NPL on May 24, 1989 (54 FR 22455). EPA published a notification in a local newspaper on May 25, 1989. The comment period ended on June 26, 1989. EPA received two responses during the comment period. The California Department of Health Services, Toxic Substances Control Division, stated that based on data from EPA's monitor well sampling in April 1989, the conditions at the site do not appear to have adversely impacted the groundwater at the site, and that the Department supports EPA's intention to delete the site from the NPL. The Sacramento County Environmental Management Department also stated that it had reviewed the Notice of Intent to Delete and had no comments. EPA did not provide a responsiveness summary because it was not required. No responses were necessary due to the nature of the comments received. Entries in the Deletion Docket may be reviewed at the U.S. EPA Region IX office in San Francisco, California and at the Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.

Lansdowne Radiation

The Lansdowne Radiation site is located in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. EPA published a Notice of Intent to Delete the site on March 18, 1991 (56 FR 11391). EPA also published a notification in two local newspapers on March 27, 1991. The closing date for comments was April 26, 1991. EPA received two comments. One of the comments approved of the site deletion. The second comment, expressed by telephone, opined that the site should not be deleted at this time because the caller believed that not enough time had transpired since the completion of the cleanup to assure that the cleanup was adequate. EPA has reviewed the record on the site and has concluded that the site has been completely remediated such that the properties are now appropriate for unlimited access and unrestricted use and that these conditions will not be affected merely by the passage of time. EPA provided detailed responses to these comments in a responsiveness summary, which is contained in the Deletion Docket. The responsiveness summary and entries in the Deletion Docket may be reviewed at the U.S. EPA Region III office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and at the Lansdowne Public Library and the Lansdowne Borough Municipal Building in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

Hazardous waste.

PART 300--[AMENDED]

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

Authority: Section 105, Pub. L. 96-510, 94 Stat. 2764, 42 U.S.C. 9605 and sec. 311(c)(2), Pub. L. 92-500 as amended, 86 Stat. 865, 33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(2); E.O. 12316, 46 FR 42237, E.O. 11735, 38 FR 21243.

Appendix B--[Amended]

2. The first table in appendix B is amended as follows:

a. Remove NPL Rank 383 from Group 8 (Union Scrap Iron and Metal Co.) and redesignate 384 through 1072 as 383 through 1071;

b. Remove newly redesignated NPL Rank 928 from Group 19 (Wedzeb Enterprises, Inc.) and redesignate newly redesignated 929 through 1071 as 928 through 1070;

c. Remove newly redesignated NPL Rank 1035 (Jibboom Junkyard) and redesignate newly redesignated 1036 through 1070 as 1035 through 1069;

d. Remove newly redesignated NPL Rank 1067 (Lansdowne Radiation Site) and redesignate newly redesignated 1068 through 1069 as 1067 through 1068;

e. The heading "Group 9 (HRS Scores 42.33-41.69) " is revised to read "Group 9 (HRS Scores 42.33-41.60); "

f. The heading "Group 10 (HRS Scores 41.60-39.92 " is revised to read "Group 10 (HRS Scores 41.59-31.89); "

g. The heading "Group 11 (HRS Scores 39.89-38.20) " is revised to read "Group 11 (HRS Scores 39.86-38.20);"

h. The heading "Group 13 (HRS Scores 37.63-35.94) " is revised to read "Group 13 (HRS Scores 37.62-35.79);"

i. The heading "Group 16 (HRS Scores 34.21-33.74) " is revised to read "Group 16 (HRS Scores 34.21-33.73);"

j. The heading "Group 17 (HRS Scores 33.73-32.89) " is revised to read "Group 17 (HRS Scores 33.73-32.87);"

k. The heading "Group 18 (HRS Scores 32.87-31.94) " is revised to read "Group 18 (HRS Scores 32.77-31.94);"

l. The heading "Group 19 (HRS Scores 31.94-30.93) " is revised to read "Group 19 (HRS Scores 31.94-30.93);" and

m. The heading "Group 20 (HRS Scores 30.90-29.88) " is revised to read "Group 20 (HRS Scores 30.83-29.85);"

Dated: August 30, 1991.

Don. R. Clay,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.

[FR Doc. 91-21666 Filed 9-9-91; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE: 6560-50-M

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