[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 179 (Monday, September 16, 2002)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58424-58425]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-23473]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7376-9]


Proposed Administrative Settlement Under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; Amchem CERCLA 
Removal Site

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: 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 Amchem CERCLA Removal Site, Ambler, 
Pennsylvania. The administrative settlement was signed by the United 
States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III's Regional 
Administrator on August 28, 2002, and is subject to review by the 
public pursuant to this document.
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to enter 
into a settlement pursuant to section 122(h) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as 
amended, (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h). The proposed settlement resolves 
EPA's claim for past response costs under section 107 of CERCLA, 42

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U.S.C. 9607, against the Union Carbide and Henkel Corporations for 
response costs incurred at the Amchem CERCLA Removal Site, located in 
Ambler, Pennsylvania. The proposed settlement requires the Union 
Carbide and Henkel Corporations, collectively, to pay $62,500 to the 
EPA Hazardous Substance Fund.
    The Union Carbide and Henkel Corporations, as the Settling Parties, 
have executed binding certifications of their consent to participate in 
this settlement. Union Carbide and Henkel Corporations have agreed to 
pay the $62,500, collectively, subject to the contingency that EPA may 
elect not to complete the settlement based on matters brought to its 
attention during the public comment period established by this 
document.
    For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this 
notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the proposed 
settlement. EPA will consider all comments received, and may withdraw 
or withhold consent to the proposed settlement if such comments 
disclose facts or considerations which indicate the proposed settlement 
is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any 
written 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 October 16, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to the Docket Clerk, United 
States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, and should reference Amchem CERCLA 
Removal Site, Ambler, Pennsylvania, U.S. EPA Docket No. CERCLA 03-2002-
0106. The proposed settlement agreement is available for public 
inspection at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 
III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. A copy of the 
proposed settlement agreement can be obtained from Lydia Guy, Regional 
Docket Clerk (3RCOO) Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 
Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, telephone number (215) 
814-2489.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles B. Howland, Senior Assistant 
Regional Counsel, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Regional Counsel (3RC44) 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania 19103, telephone number (215) 814-2645.

Donald S. Welsh,
Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 02-23473 Filed 9-13-02; 8:45 am]
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