[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 151 (Monday, August 5, 1996)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 40523-40524]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-19708]


40 CFR Part 300


National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan 
National Priorities List Update

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of deletion of the Bio-Ecology Systems Superfund Site 
from the National Priorities List.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the 
deletion of the Bio-Ecology Site in Grand Prairie, Texas, from the 
National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is Appendix B of 40 CFR part 
300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution 
Contingency Plan (NCP), which EPA promulgated pursuant to Section 105 
of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA). EPA and the State of Texas 
have determined that all appropriate Fund-financed responses under 
CERCLA have been implemented and that no further cleanup by responsible 
parties is appropriate. Moreover, EPA and the

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State of Texas have determined that remedial actions conducted at the 
Site to date have been protective of public health, welfare, and the 

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 5, 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ernest R. Franke, Remedial Project 
Manager, US EPA, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733, 
(214) 665-8521.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The site to be deleted from the NPL is the 
Bio-Ecology Systems Site, Grand Prairie, Texas. A Notice of Intent to 
Delete for this site was published in the Federal Register on May 6, 
1996, (60 FR 422). The closing date for public comment was June 5, 
1996. EPA received no comments during the comment period.
    EPA identifies sites which appear to present a significant risk to 
public health, welfare, or the environment and maintains the NPL as a 
list of the most serious of those sites. Sites on the NPL may be the 
subject of remedial response actions financed using the Hazardous 
Substance Response Trust Fund (Fund). Any site deleted from the NPL 
remains eligible for Fund-financed remedial actions in the unlikely 
event that conditions at the site warrant such action. Section 
300.425(e)(3) of the NCP, provides that in the event of a significant 
release from a site deleted from the NPL, the site shall be restored to 
the NPL without application of the Hazard Ranking System. Deletion of a 
site from the NPL does not affect responsible party liability or impede 
agency efforts to recover costs associated with response actions.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

    Environmental protection, Hazardous waste.
    Dated: July 23, 1996.
Jane N. Saginaw,
Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6.
    For the reasons set out in the preamble, 40 CFR part 300, is 
amended as follows:


    1. The authority citation for part 300 continues to read as 

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(2); 42 U.S.C. 9601-9657; E.O. 
12777, 56 FR 54757, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., 351; E.O. 12580; 52 FR 2923, 
3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 193.

Appendix B--[Amended]

    2. Table 1 of Appendix B to part 300 is amended by removing BIO-
ECOLOGY SYSTEMS Superfund Site, Grand Prairie, Texas.

[FR Doc. 96-19708 Filed 8-2-96; 8:45 am]