[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 117 (Friday, June 18, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Page 34163]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-13856]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7774-4]


Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Potomac 
Yard 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 the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended 
(``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i)(1), notice is hereby given of a 
proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs 
concerning the Potomac Yard CERCLA Removal Site in the City of 
Alexandria and Arlington County, Virginia, with Commonwealth Atlantic 
Land V Inc., the settling party. The administrative settlement was 
signed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), 
Region III's Regional Administrator on June 7, 2004, and is subject to 
review by the public pursuant to this document.
    EPA is proposing to enter into a settlement pursuant to section 
122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h). The proposed settlement resolves 
EPA's claim for past response costs under section 107 of CERCLA, 42 
U.S.C. 9607, against Commonwealth Atlantic Land V Inc. for response 
costs incurred at the Potomac Yard CERCLA Removal Site. The proposed 
settlement requires Commonwealth Atlantic Land V Inc. to pay $19,619.02 
to the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a 
covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to section 107(a) of 
CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), to recover past response costs.
    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 its 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, and at the following locations: Charles E. 
Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304-
2903, telephone number (703) 519-5900; Arlington County Library, Aurora 
Hills Branch, 735 18th Street South, Arlington, VA 22202, telephone 
number (703) 228-5715; and The James M. Duncan, Jr. Public Library, 
2501 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301, telephone number (703) 
838-4566.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 19, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to the Docket Clerk (3RC00), 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19103, and should reference the Potomac Yard CERCLA 
Removal Site, City of Alexandria and Arlington County, Virginia, and 
U.S. EPA Region III Docket No. CERC-03-2004-0173DC. 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 can 
be obtained from Suzanne Canning, Regional Docket Clerk (3RCOO), U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19103, telephone number (215) 814-2476.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gwen E. Pospisil, Senior Assistant 
Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Regional Counsel (3RC44), 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, 
telephone number (215) 814-2678.

    Dated: June 8, 2004.
Thomas Voltaggio,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 04-13856 Filed 6-17-04; 8:45 am]
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