[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 20 (Wednesday, January 30, 2002)]
[Notices]
[Page 4430]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-2233]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7135-6]


Proposed Administrative Settlement Under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
enter into an Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs pursuant to 
Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 
9622(h)(1). This proposed settlement is intended to resolve the 
liability under CERCLA of St. Jude Polymer Corporation for past 
response costs incurred by the United States Environmental Protection 
Agency and the United States Department of Justice in connection with 
the Metropolitan Mirror and Glass, Inc. Superfund Site, located in 
Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

DATES: Comments must be provided on or before March 1, 2002.

ADDRESS: Comments should be addressed to Suzanne Canning, Docket Clerk, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19103, and should refer to the Metropolitan Mirror and 
Glass Site, Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joan A. Johnson (3RC41),215/814-2619, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania 19103.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of the past response costs 
settlement: In accordance with Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 
122(h)(1), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative 
settlement concerning the Metropolitan Mirror and Glass, Inc. Site in 
Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The administrative 
settlement is subject to review by the public pursuant to this Notice. 
This agreement is also subject to the approval of the Attorney General, 
United States Department of Justice or his designee.
    Pursuant to the proposed administrative settlement, St. Jude 
Polymer Corporation (St. Jude), the settling respondent, has agreed to 
pay $5,000 to the Hazardous Substances Trust Fund subject to the 
contingency that EPA may elect not to complete the settlement if 
comments received from the public during this comment period disclose 
facts or considerations which indicate the proposed settlement is 
inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. This amount to be paid by St. 
Jude will be applied towards past response costs incurred by EPA and 
the United States Department of Justice in connection with the Site.
    EPA is entering into this agreement under the authority of Section 
122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h). As part of this cost recovery 
settlement, EPA will grant St. Jude a covenant not to sue or take 
administrative action against St. Jude for reimbursement of past 
response costs pursuant to Section 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607, with 
regard to the Site.
    The Environmental Protection Agency will receive written comments 
relating to this settlement for thirty (30) days from the date of 
publication of this Notice. A copy of the proposed Agreement for 
Recovery of Past Response Costs can be obtained from Joan A. Johnson, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, Office of Regional 
Counsel, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103 or by 
contacting Joan A. Johnson at (215) 814-2619.

    Dated: January 17, 2002.
Thomas C. Voltaggio,
Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
Region III.
[FR Doc. 02-2233 Filed 1-29-02; 8:45 am]
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