[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 233 (Monday, December 6, 1999)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 68052-68053]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-31278]



40 CFR Part 300


National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; 
National Priorities List

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of deletion of the Baxter/Union Pacific Railroad Tie 
Treating Site, Laramie, Wyoming from the National Priorities List 


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the 
deletion of the Baxter/Union Pacific Railroad Tie Treating Site (Site) 
in Laramie, Wyoming, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL 
is appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and 
Hazardous Substance Contingency Plan (NCP), promulgated by EPA pursuant 
to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended. EPA, in 
consultation with the State of Wyoming, has determined that the Site 
meets the criteria of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 
Deferral Policy, making it eligible for delisting pursuant to 
Sec. 300.425 of the NCP. The Site is currently being addressed under 
RCRA, with permits and orders in place to ensure Site contamination is 
cleaned up.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 6, 1999.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Jaramillo, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Region VIII, 999 18th Street, Suite 500, Mail code: 
8ENF-T, Denver, CO 80202, telephone (303) 312-6203.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Site to be deleted from the NPL is: The 
Baxter/Union Pacific Railroad Tie Treating Plant Site, in Laramie, 
    A Notice of Intent to Delete for this Site was published on 
September 23, 1999 (64 FR 51496). The closing date for comments on the 
Notice of Intent to Delete was October 26, 1999. Five comments were 
received during the comment period, all in support of the proposed 
deletion. In response, EPA would like to thank all those who commented. 
EPA now publishes this Notice of Deletion as the final step in removing 
the site from the NPL.
    EPA identifies sites that present a significant risk to public 
health and the environment and maintains the NPL as

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a list of those sites. 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 in the future, NCP 
Sec. 300.425(e)(3). Deletion of a site from the NPL does not affect the 
responsible party of liability or impede agency efforts to recover 
costs associated with response efforts.

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.

    Dated: November 19, 1999.
Jack W. McGraw,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region VII.

    For reasons set out in the preamble 40 CFR part 300 is amended as 


    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., p. 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 the 
site ``Baxter/Union Pacific Tie Treating, Laramie, WY.''

[FR Doc. 99-31278 Filed 12-3-99; 8:45 am]