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Federal Register Notice

15287 - 15288 Federal Register / Vol. 58, No. 53 / Monday, March 22, 1993 / Rules and Regulations


40 CFR Part 300

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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.
ACTION:  Notice of deletion of the Woodbury Chemical Company Site from the National Priorities List (NPL).


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the deletion of the Woodbury Chemical Company Superfund Site (Site) in Commerce City, Colorado, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended. EPA and the State of Colorado have determined that all appropriate response actions have been implemented at the Site and that no further cleanup by responsible parties is appropriate. Moreover, EPA and the State of Colorado have determined that remedial activities conducted at the Site are protective of public health, welfare, and the environment.


March 22, 1993.


Ms. Laura Williams (8HWM-SR)
Remedial Project Manager
U.S. EPA, Region VIII
999 18th Street, suite 500
Denver, Colorado 80202-2466
(303) 293-1531


Mr. Patrick Bustos (8OEA)
Office of External Affairs
U.S. EPA, Region VIII
999 18th Street, suite 500
Denver, Colorado 80202-2466
(303) 294-1139


Comprehensive information on this Site is available at the following addresses:

EPA's Region VIII Administrative Records Center
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VIII
999 18th Street, 5th floor
Denver, Colorado 80202-2466
(303) 293-1807
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Colorado Department of Health, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80222
(303) 692-3300
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Adams County Public Library, Commerce City Branch
7185 Monaco Street
Commerce City, Colorado 80022
(303) 287-0063
Hours: Mon and Th 1 p.m.-8 p.m., Tues, Wed, Fri, and Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


The Site to be deleted from the NPL is:

Woodbury Chemical Company Superfund Site, Commerce City, Colorado.

A Notice of Intent to Delete for this Site was published December 29, 1992 (57 FR 61867). The closing date for comments on the Notice of Intent to Delete was January 29, 1993. Of the two written comment letters submitted during the Woodbury comment period, one voiced strong support in favor of EPA's proposed deletion of the Woodbury Site. In its response, EPA agreed that the Site should be deleted.

The second comment letter was from a corporation which owns property near the Woodbury Site. The commenter was primarily concerned with the action levels specified in the 1985 Record of Decision (ROD) and the potential migration of remaining contaminants in Site soils to the ground water aquifer below its property. In its response, EPA directed the commenter to the Deletion Docket which includes the 1989 ROD that superseded the 1985 document. The 1989 ROD specified individual action levels for ten chemicals of concern. The Technical Summary Report documents that cleanup activities for the entire Woodbury Site complied with all ten action levels and that the cumulative health risk associated with the remaining soils is less than one in one million (1x10-6). This adherence to the 1989 action levels ensured that the ground water aquifer below the Woodbury Site will not be affected by former Site contaminants. EPA's detailed response to these comments can be found in the Responsiveness Summary filed in the EPA, Region VIII Deletion Docket. The Technical Summary Report is also included in the Deletion Docket.

EPA identifies sites that appear to present a significant risk to public health, welfare, or the environment and maintains the NPL as the list of those sites. Sites on the NPL may be the subject of Hazardous Substance Response Trust Fund (Fund-) financed remedial actions. Any site deleted from the NPL remains eligible for Fund-financed remedial actions in the unlikely event that future conditions at the site warrant such action. Section 300.425 (e)(3). Deletion of a site from the NPL does not affect responsible party liability or impede agency efforts to recover costs associated with response efforts.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

Air pollution control, Hazardous waste.

Dated: March 10, 1993.

Jack W. McGraw,
Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VIII.

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


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

Authority: 42 U.S.C. 9601-9657; 33 U.S.C. 1321 (c)(2); 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--[Amended]

2. Table 1 of appendix B to part 300 is amended under Colorado by removing the site for "Woodbury Chemical Company Site, Commerce City,"; and by revising the total number of sites, "1,080" to read, "1,079".

[FR Doc. 93-6529 Filed 3-19-93; 8:45 am]


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