[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 97 (Wednesday, May 19, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Page 28887]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-11342]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7664-4]


Notice of Proposed Purchaser Agreement Pursuant to the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 
1980, as Amended

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 Whitmoyer 
Laboratories Superfund Site, Myerstown, Lebanon County, 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 sections 106 and 107 of 
CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606, 9607, against the Jackson Township and Jackson 
Township Recreational Authority (collectively, the ``Purchaser''). The 
settlement would require the Purchaser to, among other things, use the 
Property as a recreational green space in accordance with use 
restrictions to preserve the protective site features and the 
monitoring, routine maintenance and reporting requirements set forth in 
the Purchaser Agreement.
    For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this 
notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the 
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 June 18, 2004.

ADDRESSES: The Purchaser Agreement and additional background 
information relating to the 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 Purchaser 
Agreement may be obtained from Patricia C. Miller (3RC41), Senior 
Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 
Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Comments should reference the 
``Whitmoyer Laboratories Superfund Site, Prospective Purchaser 
Agreement'' and ``EPA Docket No. CERC-03-2004-0003 PP'' and should be 
forwarded to Patricia C. Miller at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia C. Miller (3RC41), Senior 
Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 
Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: (215) 814-2662.

    Dated: May 10, 2004.
Donald S. Welsh,
Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 04-11342 Filed 5-18-04; 8:45 am]
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