[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 69 (Monday, April 12, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 17664]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-8948]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-6322-6]


Atlantic Wood Industries, Inc. Superfund Site CERCLA Sec. 122(h) 
Administrative Settlement; Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement 
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.

ACTION: Notice; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as 
amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a 
proposed administrative cost recovery settlement concerning the 
Atlantic Wood Industries, Inc. Superfund Site, Portsmouth, Virginia 
(Proposed Settlement). The Proposed Settlement with Atlantic Wood 
Industries, Inc. and the United States Department of the Navy (Settling 
Parties) has been approved by the Attorney General, or her designee, of 
the United States Department of Justice. The Proposed Settlement was 
signed by the Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA), Region III, on April 1, 1999, pursuant to 
section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), and is subject to review 
by the public pursuant to this document.
    The Proposed Settlement resolves EPA's claim for past response 
costs under section 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607, against the Settling 
Parties, and requires the Settling Parties to pay to the EPA Hazardous 
Substance Superfund $864,000 in reimbursement of Past Response Costs, 
which had totaled 1,133,287.51. This sum includes $700,000 
reimbursement for Removal and RI/FS Oversight/Response Costs and 
$164,000 reimbursement for other non-oversight response costs. Atlantic 
Wood Industries, Inc. and the Navy have agreed among themselves that 
they will each pay 50% of the $864,000.
    For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this 
document, EPA will receive written comments relating to the proposed 
settlement. EPA will consider all comments received and may withdraw or 
withhold consent to the proposed settlement if such comments disclose 
facts or considerations which indicate the proposed settlement is 
inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any written 
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 provided on or before May 12, 1999.

ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement agreement is available for public 
inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 
1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. A copy of the proposed 
settlement agreement may be obtained from Suzanne Canning, Regional 
Docket Clerk (3RC00), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; telephone number (215) 814-2476. 
Comments should reference the ``Atlantic Wood Industries, Inc. 
Superfund Site'' and ``EPA Docket No. III-98-014-DC'' and should be 
forwarded to Suzanne Canning at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Hayden (3RC44), (215) 814-
2668, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.

    Dated: April 1, 1999.
Thomas Voltaggio,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 99-8948 Filed 4-9-99; 8:45 am]
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