[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 23 (Friday, February 4, 2005)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 5949]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2059]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 300

[FRL-7868-5]


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of intent to delete the Southern Maryland 
Wood Treating Superfund Site from the National Priorities List.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III is 
issuing a notice of intent to delete the Southern Maryland Wood 
Treating Superfund Site (Site) located in Hollywood, Maryland from the 
National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this 
notice of intent. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 
300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution 
Contingency Plan (NCP). EPA and the State of Maryland, through the 
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), have determined that all 
appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, 
this deletion does not preclude future actions under CERCLA.
    In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of today's Federal 
Register, EPA is publishing a direct final rule of deletion of the 
Southern Maryland Wood Treating Site without prior notice of intent to 
delete because EPA views this as a noncontroversial deletion and 
anticipates no adverse comment. EPA has explained its reasons for this 
deletion in the direct final rule of deletion. If EPA receives no 
adverse comment(s) on this notice of intent to delete or the direct 
final rule of deletion, EPA will not take further action. If EPA 
receives adverse comment(s), EPA will withdraw the direct final rule 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 of intent to delete. Any parties interested in 
commenting must do so at this time. For additional information, see the 
Direct Final Rule of Deletion which is located in the ``Rules and 
Regulations'' section of this Federal Register.

DATES: Comments concerning this Site must be received by March 7, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to: Robert Sanchez, 
Remedial Project Manager, U.S. EPA Region III (3HS23), 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029, (215) 814-3451.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Sanchez, Remedial Project 
Manager, U.S. EPA Region III (3HS23), 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 
PA 19103-2029, (215) 814-3451 or 1-800-553-2509.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For additional information, see the Direct 
Final Notice of Deletion which is located in the ``Rules and 
Regulations'' 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, Regional Center for Environmental 
Information (RCEI), 1650 Arch Street (2nd Floor), Philadelphia, PA 
19103-2029, (215) 814-5254, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 
and in Maryland at the St. Mary's County Library, 23250 Hollywood Road, 
Leonardtown, MD 20650 (301) 475-2846, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 
4 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: January 26, 2005.
Richard J. Kampf,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 05-2059 Filed 2-3-05; 8:45 am]
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