[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 212 (Wednesday, November 1, 2000)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 65271]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-27780]



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 Publicker Industries Inc. Superfund 
Site from the National Priorities List (NPL).


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the 
deletion of the Publicker Industries Inc. Superfund Site (Site) in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from the National Priorities List (NPL). The 
NPL constitutes 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 (CERCLA), as amended. 
EPA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania 
Department of Environmental Protection, have determined that the 
remedial action for the Site has been successfully implemented under 
CERCLA. For this Site, the selected remedy is protective of human 
health and the environment as long as the property is used only for 
industrial purposes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 1, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Comprehensive information on this Site is available for 
viewing at the repository at the following location: U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Region III, Regional Center for Environmental 
Information, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. 
Telephone (215) 814-5254.

Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19103. Telephone 215-814-5719.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The site to be deleted from the NPL is: 
Publicker Industries Inc. Superfund Site.
    EPA published a Notice of Intent to Delete (NOID) the Publicker 
Industries Inc. Superfund Site from the NPL on July 20, 2000 in the 
Federal Register (65 FR 45013). The closing date for comments on the 
NOID was August 21, 2000. EPA did not receive any comments on the 
proposed deletion. Therefore, no responsiveness summary is necessary 
for attachment to this Notice of Deletion.
    EPA identifies sites that appear to present a significant risk to 
public health, welfare, or the environment and it maintains the NPL as 
the list of these sites. As described in Sec. 300.425(e)(3) of the NCP, 
sites deleted from the NPL remain eligible for remedial actions in the 
unlikely event that future conditions at the site warrant such action.
    Deletion of a site from the NPL does not affect responsible party 
liability or impede EPA efforts to recover costs associated with 
response efforts.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Chemicals, 
Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Intergovernmental relations, 
Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water 
pollution control, and Water supply.

    Dated: October 6, 2000.
Bradley M. Campbell,
Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region III.

    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., 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 for ``Publicker Industries Inc.,'' Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[FR Doc. 00-27780 Filed 10-31-00; 8:45 am]