[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 149 (Thursday, August 2, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 46009-46010]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18659]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 300

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-1999-0010-; FRL-9704-3]


National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; 
National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Eastland Woolen Mill 
Superfund Site

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 is issuing 
a Notice of Intent to Delete the following properties at the Eastland 
Woolen Mill Superfund Site (Site) located in Corinna, Maine, from the 
National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this 
proposed action.
    The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 
1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous 
Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of 
Maine, through the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, have 
determined that all appropriate response actions at these identified 
parcels under CERCLA, other than and five-year reviews, have been 
completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions 
under Superfund.
    This partial deletion pertains to all Site media (including soil 
and groundwater).

DATES: Comments must be received by September 4, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-1999-0010, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow on-line instructions 
for submitting comments.
     Email: hathaway.ed@epa.gov.
     Fax: 1-617-918-0372.
     Mail: Edward Hathaway, U.S. EPA Remedial Project Manager, 
5 Post Office Square (OSRR07-1), Boston, MA 02109-3912.
     Hand Delivery: Edward Hathaway, U.S. EPA Remedial Project 
Manager, 5 Post Office Square (OSRR07-1), Boston, MA 02109-3912. Such 
deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of 
operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of 
boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-SFUND-
1999-0010. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI, or otherwise protected, through http://www.regulations.gov or email. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov, your email address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any 
disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to 
technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA 
may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 
any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statue. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or on disk or physical copy at:

EPA Region 1 Record Center, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109. 
Phone: 1-617-918-1440. Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stewart Free Library, 8 Levi Stewart Drive, Corinna, ME 04928. Phone: 
1-207-278-2454. Hours: Tuesday: 9

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a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday: 1 p.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday: 1 p.m.-7 p.m.; Friday: 
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Hathaway, Remedial Project 
Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, OSRR07-1, 5 
Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3912 (617) 918-1372 email: 
hathaway.ed@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the ``Rules and Regulations'' Section of 
today's Federal Register, we are publishing a direct final Notice of 
Partial Deletion for the following properties at the Eastland Woolen 
Mill Superfund Site without prior Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion 
because EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipates 
no adverse comment.
    Properties owned by the Town of Corinna that include properties 
described in Quitclaim Deed dated August 18, 1997 and recorded in Book 
C6471, Page 278, also identified as Lot 118 in Tax Map 18 dated 2004 
and several additional properties that were part of the former Eastland 
Woolen Mill complex that were acquired due to a tax foreclosure. The 
tax foreclosure properties are described in the Penobscot County 
Registry of Deeds in Condemnation Order dated December 8, 1999 and 
recorded in Book 7251, Page 47, a portion of the property has been 
subdivided in accordance with a plan dated October 19, 2004 entitled, 
``Subdivision Plan for the Town of Corinna of Main Street Subdivision 
on Main Street, Hill Street & St. Albans Road in Corinna, County of 
Penobscot, Maine,'' recorded in said Registry in Plan File 2004, No. 
167 (the ``Subdivision Plan''). Specifically subdivision Lots 2, 3, 4, 
5, 6, 8, 9, 10, the portion of Subdivision Lot 1 north of the Central 
Maine Power property and a portion of Lot 54 on Tax Map 18, along with 
Lot 53 on Tax Map 18 are proposed for deletion. The portions of Main 
Street and Hill Street within the subdivision are also proposed for 
deletion. Lot 53 on Tax Map 18 is also recorded in Book 853, Page 391, 
as a warranty deed dated September 26, 1913 and is known as 
``Winchester Park''.
    Property owned by the State of Maine Department of Conservation 
identified in Release Deed dated December 5, 2003 Book 9114, Page 194, 
also identified in Tax Map 18 as Map 15 Lot 10 (which a portion of the 
State of Maine Department of Conservation recreational trail that runs 
through the Town of Corinna).
    Property owned by the State of Maine Department of Transportation 
described in a Notice of Layout and Taking dated May 3, 2000 and 
recorded in the Penobscot County Registry of Deeds in Book 7357, Page 
29, and being generally depicted on the Survey Plan Showing Property 
Subject to Proposed Environmental Covenants for Maine Department of 
Environmental Protection, Corinna, Penobscot County, Maine which is 
recorded in the Penobscot County Registry of Deeds as Plan File 2012 
No. 20, dated March 29, 2012, but excluding the portion of the Maine 
Department of Transportation property bounded by Town of Corinna 
Subdivision Lot 1; the East Branch of the Sebasticook River, Route 7, 
and Nokomis Road.
    Property owned by Central Maine Power identified in indenture dated 
May 2, 1956 and recorded in the Penobscot County Registry of Deeds in 
Book 1532, Page 228, and generally depicted as Central Maine Power 
Company land in the Town of Corinna tax records as Lot 4 on Tax Map 20.
    The properties proposed for deletion are shown in Figure 11 of 
Partial Deletion Technical Memorandum dated June 2012 and will be 
referred to hereafter as ``the properties proposed for deletion''. All 
Tax Map references are based on the Town of Corinna 2004 Tax Maps and 
the ``Survey Plan Showing Property Subject to Proposed Environmental 
Covenants for Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Corinna, 
Penobscot County, Maine'' which is recorded in the Penobscot County 
Registry of Deeds as Plan File 2012 No. 20, dated March 29, 2012.
    We have explained our reasons for this partial deletion in the 
preamble to the direct final Notice of Partial Deletion, and those 
reasons are incorporated herein. If we receive no adverse comment(s) on 
this partial deletion action, we will not take further action on this 
Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion. If we receive adverse 
comment(s), we will withdraw the direct final Notice of Partial 
Deletion and it will not take effect. We will, as appropriate, address 
all public comments in a subsequent final Notice of Partial Deletion 
based on this Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion. We will not 
institute a second comment period on this Notice of Intent for Partial 
Deletion. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time.
    For additional information, see the direct final Notice of Partial 
Deletion which is located in the Rules section of this Federal 
Register.

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: July 16, 2012.
Ira W. Leighton,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 1.
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