[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 32 (Wednesday, February 16, 2000)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7871-7872]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-3671]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-6538-3]


Notice of Proposed Prospective 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 prospective purchaser 
agreement (``Purchaser Agreement'') associated with the Avtex Fibers 
Superfund Site (``Site'') in Front Royal, Virginia, 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 will 
resolve certain potential EPA claims under sections 106 and 107 of 
CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, against the Industrial Development 
Authority of the Town of Front Royal and the County of Warren, d/b/a 
Economic Development Authority (``EDA''), (``Purchaser'') and the Lord 
Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District, who will enforce, in 
perpituity, a conservation easement in relation to the Purchaser 
Agreement. The property subject to the Purchaser Agreement comprises 
the 500 acre manufacturing site bordering the east bank of 
the Shenandoah River and an additional tract of land on the west bank 
of the Shenandoah River opposite the

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manufacturing site, located in Warren County, Virginia, both within and 
without the boundaries of Front Royal, Virginia.
    Re-development and reuse of this property includes such proposed 
uses as a soccer complex, a commercial and light industrial park, a 
nature conservancy and recreation areas.
    For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this 
document, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the 
proposed 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 March 17, 2000.

AVAILABILITY: The proposed Purchaser Agreement and additional 
background information relating to the proposed 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 proposed Purchaser Agreement may be obtained from Suzanne Canning, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Docket Clerk (3RC00), 
1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Comments should reference the 
``Avtex Fibers Superfund Site Prospective Purchaser Agreement'' and 
``EPA Docket No. CERC-PPA-99-07,'' and should be forwarded to Suzanne 
Canning at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne R. Walters, (3RC41), Senior 
Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 
Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: (215) 814-2699.

    Dated: February 7, 2000.
Bradley M. Campbell,
Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 00-3671 Filed 2-15-00; 8:45 am]
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