[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 117 (Friday, June 18, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32869-32870]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-15545]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-6363-3]


Proposed Administrative Settlement Under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; Elizabethtown 
Landfill De Minimis Settlement

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The United States Environmental Protection Agency is proposing 
to enter into a de minimis settlement pursuant to section 122(g)(4) of 
the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability 
Act of 1980, as amended, (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(g)(4). This proposed 
settlement is intended to resolve the liability under CERCLA of one de 
minimis party for response costs incurred by the United States 
Environmental Protection Agency at the Elizabethtown Landfill Superfund 
Site, West Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

DATES: Comments must be provided on or before July 19, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to the Docket Clerk, United 
States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, and should refer to: In Re: 
Elizabethtown Landfill Superfund Site, West Donegal Township, Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, U.S. EPA Docket No. III-99-013-DC.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Cardamone, Associate 
Regional Counsel, (215) 814-2477, United States Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, (3RC44), 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103.
    Notice of De Minimis Settlement: In accordance with section 
122(i)(1) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(i)(1), notice is hereby given of a 
proposed administrative settlement concerning the Elizabethtown 
Landfill Superfund Site in West Donegal Township, Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania. The administrative settlement was signed by the United 
States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III's Regional 
Administrator on April 7, 1999, and is subject to review by the public 
pursuant to this document. The agreement has been approved by Attorney 
General, United States Department of Justice or her designee. Listed 
below, is the party who has executed binding certifications of its 
consent to participate in the settlement:

National Standard Company

    This party agreed to pay $549,316.23 to the United States 
Environmental Protection Agency subject to the contingency that the 
Environmental Protection Agency may elect not to complete the 
settlement based on matters brought to its attention during the public 
comment period established by this document.
    EPA is entering into this agreement under the authority of sections 
122(g) and 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(g) and 9607. Section 122(g) of 
CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(g), authorizes early settlements with de minimis 
parties to allow them to resolve their liabilities under, inter alia, 
section 107 of

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CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607, to reimburse the United States for response 
costs incurred in cleaning up Superfund sites without incurring 
substantial transaction costs. Under this authority the Environmental 
Protection Agency proposes to settle with potentially responsible 
parties at the Elizabethtown Landfill Superfund Site who are 
responsible for less than one percent of the volume of identified 
hazardous substances at the Site.
    The de minimis party listed above will be required to pay its 
volumetric share of the Government's past response costs and the 
estimated future response costs at the Elizabethtown Landfill Superfund 
Site.
    The Environmental Protection Agency will receive written comments 
to this proposed administrative settlement for thirty (30) days from 
the date of publication of this document. A copy of the Administrative 
Order on Consent can be obtained from the Environmental Protection 
Agency, Region III, Office of Regional Counsel, (3RC44), 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103 by contacting Margaret 
Cardamone, Associate Regional Counsel, at (215) 814-2477.
Stanley L. Laskowski,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 99-15545 Filed 6-17-99; 8:45 am]
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