[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 159 (Friday, August 16, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 49993-49994]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-19758]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 300

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-1986-0005; FRL-9846-3]


National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; 
National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Torch Lake Superfund 
Site

AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 is issuing a 
Notice of Intent to Delete the Quincy Smelter and Calumet Lake parcels 
of OU3 of the Torch Lake Superfund Site (Site), located in Houghton 
County, Michigan, 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). EPA with the concurrence of the State of 
Michigan, through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality 
(MDEQ), has determined that all appropriate response actions under 
CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five year reviews, at 
these identified parcels have been completed. However, this deletion 
does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
    This partial deletion pertains to the surface tailings and slag 
deposits of the Quincy Smelter and Calumet Lake parcels of OU3. The 
following parcels or areas will remain on the NPL and are not being 
considered for deletion as part of this action: Dollar Bay, Point 
Mills, Boston Pond, and North Entry.

DATES: Comments must be received by September 16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-1986-0005, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow online instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: Nefertiti DiCosmo, Remedial Project Manager, at 
mailto:dicosmo.nefertiti@epa.gov or Dave Novak, Community Involvement 
Coordinator, at novak.dave@epa.gov.
     Fax: Gladys Beard at (312) 697-2077.
     Mail: Nefertiti DiCosmo, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency (SR-6J), 77 West Jackson Boulevard, 
Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 886-6148 or Dave Novak, Community Involvement 
Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (SI-7J), 77 West 
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 886-7478 or toll free at 1 
(800) 621-8431.
     Hand delivery: Dave Novak, Community Involvement 
Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (SI-7J), 77 West 
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604. Such deliveries are only accepted 
during the docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements 
should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The normal business 
hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST, excluding 
federal holidays.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-SFUND-
1986-0005. 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 statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in the hard 
copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at:

 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5, 77 West Jackson 
Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604, Phone: (312) 353-1063, Hours: Monday 
through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST, excluding federal holidays.
 Lake Linden/Hubbell Public Library, 601 Calumet Street, Lake 
Linden, MI 49945, Phone: (906) 296-6211, Summer Hours: Tuesday and 
Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST; Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
EST, Winter Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST 
(when school is in session); Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 
p.m. EST
 Portage Lake District Library, 58 Huron Street, Houghton, MI 
49931, Phone: (906) 482-4570, Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:00 
a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST; Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST; and 
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nefertiti DiCosmo, Remedial Project 
Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (SR-6J), 77 West Jackson 
Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 886-6148, 
dicosmo.nefertiti@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 Quincy Smelter and Calumet Lake parcels of OU3 
of the Torch Lake Superfund Site without prior Notice of Intent for 
Partial Deletion because EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision 
and anticipates no adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for 
this deletion in the preamble to the direct final Notice for 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 
for 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

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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 and Regulations'' 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 25, 2013.
Susan Hedman,
Regional Administrator, Region 5.
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