[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 12, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 1804]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-556]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-6217-5]


Notice of Proposed Purchaser Agreement Pursuant to the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 
1980, as Amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended by the Superfund 
Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 
9601-9675, notice is hereby given that a proposed purchaser agreement 
(``Purchaser Agreement'') associated with the O'Brien Machinery 
Superfund Site, Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania was executed 
by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice 
and is now subject to public comment, after which the United States may 
modify or withdraw its consent if comments received disclose facts or 
considerations which indicate that the Purchaser Agreement is 
inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Purchaser Agreement would 
resolve certain potential EPA claims under section 107 of CERCLA, 42 
U.S.C. 9607, against Serena, Inc. (``Purchaser''). The settlement would 
require the Purchaser to, among other things, (1) perform the response 
action set forth in the Scope of Work attached as Exhibit 3 to the 
Purchaser Agreement, (2) perform the following property revitalization 
activities: conduct a controlled demolition of existing structures at 
the Site; remove the debris; and redevelop the property for residential 
housing.
    For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this 
document, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the 
Purchaser Agreement. The Agency's response to any comments received 
will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 
19103.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 11, 1999.

AVAILABILITY: The Purchaser Agreement and additional background 
information relating to the Purchaser Agreement are available for 
public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 
III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. A copy of the Purchaser 
Agreement may be obtained from Thomas A. Cinti (3RC42), Assistant 
Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
    Comments should reference the ``O'Brien Machinery Superfund Site, 
Prospective Purchaser Agreement'' and ``EPA Docket No. III-98-073-DC,'' 
and should be forwarded to Thomas A. Cinti at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Cinti (3RC42), Assistant 
Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: (215) 814-2634.

    Dated: January 4, 1999.
W. Michael McCabe,
Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 99-556 Filed 1-11-99; 8:45 am]
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