[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 121 (Monday, June 24, 2002)]
[Notices]
[Page 42561]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-15878]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7236-7]


Notice of Proposed 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 purchaser agreement 
(``Purchaser Agreement'') associated with the Franklin Smelting Site in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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 would resolve certain potential EPA 
claims under section 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607, against PIDC Local 
Development Corporation (``Purchaser''). The settlement would require 
the Purchaser to, among other things, pay the sum of $5,000 to the EPA 
Hazardous Substance Superfund, provide an irrevocable right of access 
to EPA, and record notice of the agreement in the local land records. 
This Purchaser Agreement was negotiated and signed by the proposed 
purchaser prior to the enactment, in January 2002, of Public Law 107-
118, the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization 
Act.
    For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this 
notice, 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 July 24, 2002.

ADDRESSES: 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 Andrew S. Goldman 
(3RC41), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 Arch Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19103. Comments should reference the ``Franklin 
Smelting Site Prospective Purchaser Agreement'' and ``EPA Docket No. 
CERCLA-03-2001-0270,'' and should be forwarded to Andrew S. Goldman at 
the address below or through electronic mail at goldman.andrew@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew S. Goldman (3RC41), Sr. 
Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 
Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: (215) 814-2487.

    Dated: June 17, 2002.
Thomas C. Voltaggio,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 02-15878 Filed 6-21-02; 8:45 am]
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