[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 138 (Wednesday, July 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 42310]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17501]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9700-8]


Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; City of 
Middletown, CT and RLO Properties, Inc., Omo Manufacturing Site, 
Middletown, CT

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of proposed settlement; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement 
for recovery of response costs under CERCLA, concerning the Omo 
Manufacturing Superfund Site in Middletown, Connecticut with the 
following settling parties: City of Middletown, Connecticut and RLO 
Properties, Inc. The settlement requires: (1) The City of Middletown, 
Connecticut to pay $2,800,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund in 
five equal payments, with interest, over time; and (2) RLO Properties, 
Inc. to provide EPA and its representatives and contractors access at 
all reasonable times to the Site and to any other property owned or 
controlled by RLO Properties, Inc. to which access is determined by EPA 
to be required for the implementation of the settlement.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with Section 122(i) of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act, 
as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. Section 9622(i), notice is hereby 
given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of response 
costs under CERCLA Section 122(h)(1) and 104(e)(6), concerning the Omo 
Manufacturing Superfund Site in Middletown, Connecticut with the 
following settling parties: City of Middletown, Connecticut and RLO 
Properties, Inc. The settlement requires: (1) the City of Middletown, 
Connecticut to pay $2,800,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund in 
five equal payments, with interest, over time; and (2) RLO Properties, 
Inc. to provide EPA and its representatives and contractors access at 
all reasonable times to the Site and to any other property owned or 
controlled by RLO Properties, Inc. to which access is determined by EPA 
to be required for the implementation of the settlement. The settlement 
includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to Sections 106 and 107(a) of 
CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, relating to the Site, and protection 
from contribution actions or claims as provided by Sections 113(f)(2) 
and 122(h)(4) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9613(f)(2) and 9622(h)(4). The 
settlement has been approved by the Environmental and Natural Resources 
Division of the United States Department of Justice. For thirty (30) 
days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will 
receive written comments relating to the settlement. The United States 
will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its 
consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or 
considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, 
improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received 
will be available for public inspection at 5 Post Office Square, 
Boston, MA 02109-3912.

DATES: Comments must be submitted by August 17, 2012 of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Cynthia Lewis, Senior 
Enforcement Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 5 Post 
Office Square, Suite 100 (OES04-3), Boston, MA 02109-3912 (Telephone 
No. 617-918-1889) and should refer to: In re: Omo Manufacturing 
Superfund Site, U.S. EPA Docket No. 01-2012-0040.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the proposed settlement may 
be obtained from Cynthia Lewis, Senior Enforcement Counsel, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 
(OES04-3), Boston, MA 02109-3912 (Telephone No. 617-918-1889); Email 
lewis.cindy@epa.gov).

    Dated: June 26, 2012.
James T. Owens, III,
Director, Office of Site Remediation and Restoration, Region 1.
[FR Doc. 2012-17501 Filed 7-17-12; 8:45 am]
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