[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 240 (Wednesday, December 13, 2000)]
[Pages 77876-77877]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-31725]




Notice of Proposed Prospective Purchaser Agreement Pursuant to 
the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability 
Act of 1980, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization 
Act of 1986

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice; Request for Public Comment.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a proposed Prospective Purchaser 
Agreement and Covenant Not To Sue, executed between the United States, 
on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), and 
Medure Development LLC (``Purchaser'') in accordance with the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 9601-9675, as amended (``CERCLA''). The proposed 
agreement will allow reuse of an abandoned industrial facility 
associated with the Metcoa Radiation Superfund Site (``Site'') in 
Pulaski, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, and will resolve certain

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potential EPA claims under Section 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607, 
against the Purchaser. The proposed agreement is now subject to public 
comment, after which the United States may modify or withdraw its 
consent if comments received disclose facts or circumstances indicating 
that the proposed agreement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate.
    The proposed agreement would allow the Purchasers to take title to 
a 21.74 acre property (``the Property'') located within the 
approximately 22.5 acre Site. The Property is located on Route 551 and 
Metallurgical Way, approximately one-half mile north of the center of 
the village of Pulaski, and Route 208 in Pulaski, Lawrence County, 
Pennsylvania. The Property formerly was occupied by the Metallurgical 
Corporation of America, which conducted a metal reclamation business 
there between 1976 and 1983. Response actions and long term remedial 
actions have been conducted or overseen by EPA, the Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (``NRC'') and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the Site 
since 1985. In 1997, EPA entered a Consent Decree with 187 parties, 
requiring them to conduct certain response actions to clean up the 
Site. In March 2000, EPA issued a notice of completion to the parties 
stating that the required response actions had been performed 
satisfactorily. Under the terms of the proposed agreement, the 
Purchaser is required to cooperate with and provide access to EPA for 
any response activities on the Property, and is subject to certain 
property use restrictions.
    For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this 
notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the 
proposed agreement. Comments should be submitted to Suzanne Canning, 
Regional Docket Clerk (3RC00), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, or by e-mail to 
canning.suzanne@epa.gov, and should refer to the ``Metcoa Radiation 
Superfund Site Prospective Purchaser Agreement'' and ``EPA Docket No. 
CERC-PPA-2000-0008.'' The proposed agreement and additional background 
information relating to it may be examined and/or copied at the above 
EPA office. A copy of the proposed agreement may be obtained by mail 
from Suzanne Canning at the above address.

Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 
1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; phone: (215) 814-3454.

    Dated: November 30, 2000.
Bradley M. Campbell,
Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 
[FR Doc. 00-31725 Filed 12-12-00; 8:45 am]