[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 117 (Friday, June 18, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 32870]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-15547]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-6363-4]


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 amend a de minimis settlement which was entered on June 27, 1996, 
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 amendment is intended to 
resolve the liability under CERCLA of one additional 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-96-10-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 amendment to an administrative settlement concerning the 
Elizabethtown Landfill Superfund Site in West Donegal Township, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The amendment to the administrative 
settlement was signed by the United States Environmental Protection 
Agency, Region III's Regional Administrator on October 26, 1998, and is 
subject to review by the public pursuant to this Notice. The agreement 
has been approved by the Attorney General, United States Department of 
Justice or her designee. Listed below, is the party who was added to 
this agreement under the amendment and has executed binding 
certifications of its consent to participate in the settlement:

Pennsylvania Department of Health

    This party agreed to pay $117,062 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 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 .39 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 proposed 
amendment to the Administrative Order on Consent, as well as 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. 99-15547 Filed 6-17-99; 8:45 am]
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