[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 85 (Friday, May 2, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24109-24110]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-11485]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-5819-9]


Notice of Proposed Administrative Order on Consent for Removal 
Action Under Sections 104, 106(a), 107, and 122 of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, Regarding the 
Vanguard Vinyl Siding, Inc. Site, Gloucester City, New Jersey

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of proposed administrative order on consent for removal 
action and opportunity for public comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended 
(``CERCLA''), 42 USC Sec. 9622(i), the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency (``EPA'') Region II announces a proposed Administrative Order on 
Consent for Removal Action under sections 104, 106(a), 107, and 122 of 
CERCLA, relating to the Vanguard Vinyl Siding, Inc. Site (``Site''), 
Gloucester City, New Jersey. This Site is not on the National 
Priorities List established pursuant to section 105(a) of CERCLA. This 
notice is being published to inform the public of the proposed Order 
and of the opportunity to comment.
    The Administrative Order on Consent for Removal Action (the 
``Order''), is being entered into by GAF Corporation (``GAF'') and EPA.
    The Site occupies approximately two acres in an industrial section 
of Gloucester City, New Jersey, near the Delaware River.
    GAF commercially produced asbestos-containing insulating products 
at the Site from 1967 to October 1971. In 1981, GAF sold the Site to 
Vanguard Vinyl Siding, Inc. The Site was abandoned in 1985 and is 
currently unoccupied.
    The objective of this Order is to eliminate the threat of contact 
with asbestos posed at the Site. Under the Order, GAF will remediate 
three sources of asbestos on Site.
    The first source of asbestos contamination at the Site is the 
asbestos that was stabilized during an initial removal action 
undertaken by EPA. This asbestos is currently double-bagged and staged 
inside a building on the Site. The second source of asbestos 
contamination is the asbestos materials inside a 10,000 gallon tank 
located in a courtyard. The third source is the asbestos contaminated 
soil in the courtyard.
    GAF will dispose of the double-bagged asbestos currently staged 
inside the on-site building. GAF will also remove and dispose of the 
tank in the courtyard, or, will remove the asbestos from the tank, 
decontaminate the tank, and dispose of the asbestos. GAF will sample 
soil in the courtyard and surrounding the tank to determine the extent 
of soil containing more than 1 percent asbestos (``asbestos 
contaminated soil''). GAF will either: (1) Excavate, remove, and 
dispose of, or, (2) cap, asbestos contaminated soil situated in the 
courtyard. GAF will backfill any excavated areas with clean fill.
    Under this Order, GAF agrees to reimburse EPA's past response costs 
in the amount of one hundred seventy-eight thousand dollars 
($178,000.00). GAF will also reimburse EPA for future response costs, 
if any.

DATES: EPA will accept written comments relating to the proposed 
settlement for a period of thirty days from the date of publication of 
this notice.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to: Delmar Karlen, Chief, New Jersey 
Superfund Branch, Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 290 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10007-1866. 
Comments should reference the Vanguard Vinyl Siding, Inc. Site and EPA 
Index No. II-CERCLA-96-0107. For a copy of the Order, contact the 
individual listed below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl R. Howard, Assistant Regional 
Counsel, New Jersey Superfund Branch, Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 290 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 
10007-1866; Telephone: (212) 637-3216.


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    Dated: April 17, 1997.
William J. Muszynski,
Acting Regional Administrator.
[FR Doc. 97-11485 Filed 5-1-97; 8:45 am]
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