[Federal Register Volume 68, Number 73 (Wednesday, April 16, 2003)]
[Notices]
[Page 18641]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 03-9342]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7483-8]


Joyce National Powder Company Superfund Site, CERCLA Section 
122(h) Administrative Settlement; Notice of Proposed Administrative 
Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, As Amended

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as 
amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a 
proposed administrative cost recovery settlement concerning the Joyce 
National Powder Company Superfund Site, Eldred Township, McKean County, 
Pennsylvania (Proposed Settlement). The Proposed Settlement with Robert 
F. Gustke and Paul G. Modie (Settling Parties) has been approved by the 
Attorney General, or her designee, of the United States Department of 
Justice. The Proposed Settlement was signed by the Regional 
Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 
III, on March 17, 2003, pursuant to section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 
9622(h), and is subject to review by the public pursuant to this 
notice.
    The Proposed Settlement resolves EPA's claim for past response 
costs under section 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607, against the Settling 
Parties, and requires the Settling Parties to pay to the EPA Hazardous 
Substance Superfund $190,000 in reimbursement of Past Response Costs, 
which had totaled $676,147.37. Settling Parties agreed that Robert F. 
Gustke will pay $165,000 and Paul G. Modie will pay $25,000. The 
Settling Parties will receive a Covenant Not to Sue for present and 
future liabilities at this Site.
    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 provided on or before May 16, 2003.

ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement agreement is available for public 
inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 
1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. A copy of the proposed 
settlement agreement may be obtained from Suzanne Canning, Regional 
Docket Clerk (3RC00), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; telephone number (215) 814-2476. 
Comments should reference the ``Joyce National Powder Company Superfund 
Site'' and ``EPA Docket No. CERCLA-03-2003-0036DM'' and should be 
forwarded to Suzanne Canning at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey M. Casaletto (3RC42), (215) 
814-2647, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.

    Dated: April 9, 2003.
James W. Newsom,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 03-9342 Filed 4-15-03; 8:45 am]
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