[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 186 (Monday, September 27, 2004)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 57664]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-21494]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 300

[FRL-7818-2]


National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; 
National Priorities List

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of intent for partial deletion of the Centre County 
Kepone Superfund Site from the National Priorities List.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region III, 
announces its intent to delete a portion of the Centre County Kepone 
Superfund Site (the Site), comprising approximately 8 acres to the 
north of Struble Road (referred to as the ``Administration Parcel''), 
from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comment on 
this action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found in Appendix B of 40 CFR part 
300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution 
Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 
through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection 
(PADEP), have determined that because no manufacturing operations ever 
occurred on the Administration Parcel and it is located upgradient from 
the contaminated portions of the Site, that this portion of the Site 
may be deleted from the NPL. The partial deletion pertains only to the 
Administration Parcel of the Site. The other portions of the Site will 
remain on the NPL, and response actions will continue. This action does 
not preclude further actions under Superfund.
    In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of today's Federal 
Register, EPA is publishing a direct final notice of deletion of the 
Administration Parcel of the Centre County Kepone Superfund Site 
without prior notice of intent to delete because EPA views this as a 
non-controversial revision and anticipates no adverse comment. EPA has 
explained its reasons for this deletion in the preamble to the direct 
final deletion. If EPA receives no adverse comment(s) on the direct 
final notice of deletion, EPA will not take further action on this 
notice of intent to delete. If EPA receives adverse comment(s), EPA 
will withdraw the direct final notice of deletion and it will not take 
effect. EPA will, as appropriate, address all public comments in a 
subsequent final deletion notice based on this notice of intent to 
delete. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this notice 
based on this notice of intent to delete. Any parties interested in 
commenting must do so at this time. For additional information, see the 
direct final notice of deletion, which is located in the Rules section 
of this Federal Register.

DATES: EPA will accept comments until October 27, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to: David Polish, 
Community Involvement Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region III, Mailcode 3HS43, 
1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2029, (215) 814-3327 
or 1-800-553-2509, polish.david@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Klanchar, Project Manager, U.S. 
EPA Region III, Mailcode 3HS22, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania 19103-2029, (215) 814-3218 or 1-800-438-2474, 
klanchar.frank@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For additional information, see the Direct 
Final Notice of Deletion, which is located in the Rules section of this 
Federal Register.
    Information Repositories: Repositories have been established to 
provide detailed information concerning this decision at the following 
addresses: U.S. EPA Region III Library, U.S. EPA, Region III, 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2029, (215) 814-5000, Monday 
through Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Schlow Memorial Library, 118 South 
Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801, (814) 237-6236, Monday through 
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. 
to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday (during school year) 1:30 
p.m. to 5 p.m.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Chemicals, 
Hazardous waste, Hazardous substances, Intergovernmental relations, 
Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water 
pollution control, Water supply.

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(2); 42 U.S.C. 9601-9657; E.O. 
12777, 56 FR 54757, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 351; E.O. 12580, 52 FR 
2923; 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 193.

    Dated: September 14, 2004.
Andrew Carlin,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
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