[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 125 (Monday, June 30, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 36696-36698]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15256]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 300

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-1989-0007; FRL-9912-80-Region 5]


National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; 
National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Naval Industrial 
Reserve Ordnance Plant (NIROP) Superfund Site

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: EPA Region 5 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete Operable 
Unit 2 (OU2) of the Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant (NIROP) 
Superfund Site (Site), located in Fridley, Minnesota, 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 Minnesota, through the Minnesota Pollution 
Control Agency (MPCA), has determined that all appropriate response 
actions under CERCLA at the OU, identified herein, other than 
operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. 
However, this partial deletion does not preclude future actions under 
Superfund.
    EPA divided the NIROP Site into three portions, known as OUs, for 
ease of addressing its contaminant issues. This partial deletion 
pertains to the OU2 portion of NIROP, which includes all the 
unsaturated soils within the legal boundaries of the NIROP Superfund 
Site exclusive of unsaturated soils underlying the former Plating Shop 
Area (see Site Map in the SEMS ID 446572 document listed in the 
Deletion Docket for OU2). The following areas will remain on the NPL 
and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action: OU1 
and OU3. OU1 includes the contaminated groundwater within and 
originating from the NIROP Superfund Site. OU3 includes all the 
unsaturated soils underlying the former Plating Shop Area.

DATES: Comments must be received by July 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-1989-0007, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow online instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: Sheila Desai, Remedial Project Manager, at 
desai.sheila@epa.gov or Theresa Jones, Community Involvement 
Coordinator, at jones.theresa@epa.gov.
     Fax: Gladys Beard at (312) 697-2077.
     Mail: Sheila Desai, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency (SR-6J), 77 West Jackson Boulevard, 
Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 353-4150 or Teresa Jones, Community 
Involvement Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (SI-7J), 
77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 886-0725 or toll 
free at 1-(800) 621-8431.
     Hand delivery: Teresa Jones, 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-
1989-0007. 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.
     The Navy has set up an online repository for the NIROP 
Superfund Site at the link below. Please click on the Administrative 
Record File link to see all the documents. http://go.usa.gov/DyNY
     The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency also has an 
information repository for the NIROP Superfund Site at their offices: 
520 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155. Call 651-296-6300 or toll-free 
at 800-657-3864 to schedule an appointment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila Desai, Remedial Project 
Manager, Environmental Protection Agency (SR-6J), 77 West Jackson 
Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 353-4150, desai.sheila@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 OU2 of the NIROP 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 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 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

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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: June 10, 2014.
Susan Hedman,
Regional Administrator, Region 5.
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