[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2001)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 57685-57686]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-28630]



40 CFR Part 300


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of deletion of the Aladdin Plating Superfund Site from 
the National Priorities List.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III announces 
the deletion of the Aladdin Plating Superfund Site (Site), located in 
Scott and S. Abington Townships, Lackawanna County, Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania, from the National Priorities List (NPL).
    The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as 
amended (CERCLA), is appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the 
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). 
EPA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania 
Department of Environmental Protection, have determined that the site 
no longer poses a significant threat to public health or the 
environment and that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have 
been completed. Semi-annual monitoring of nearby residential, annual 
monitoring of on-site wells, and five-year reviews to ensure that the 
site remains protective of public health and the environment will 
continue to be conducted.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 16, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Comprehensive information on this site is available for 
viewing at the Site Information Repositories at the following 
locations: U.S. EPA, Region III, Regional Center for Environmental 
Information, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, (215) 
814-5254 or (800) 553-2509, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 
Scott Township Municipal Building, Route 437, Olyphant, PA 18447, (570) 
254-6969; South Abington Township Building, 104 Shady Lane, Montdale, 
PA 18410, (570) 586-2111.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick McManus (3HS21) , Remedial 
Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 
Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029; (215) 814-3198 or 1-800-553-
2509; e-mail address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The site to be deleted from the NPL is:
    Aladdin Plating Site, Scott Township, Lackawanna County, 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
    A Notice of Intent to Delete for this site was published in the 
Federal Register on September 17, 2001 (66 FR 48018). The closing date 
for comments on the Notice of Intent to Delete was October 17, 2001. 
EPA received one comment from three residents that live adjacent to the 
site. This comment is addressed in the Responsiveness Summary which has 
been placed in the Deletion Docket. In response to this comment, EPA 
has agreed to increase the frequency of sampling of residential wells 
adjacent to the Site from annual to semi-annual.
    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 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. Section 300.425(e)(3) of 
the NCP states that Fund-financed actions may

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be taken at sites deleted from the NPL. Deletion of a site from the NPL 
does not affect responsible party 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, Water pollution 
control, Water supply.

    Dated: November 7, 2001.
James W. Newsom,
Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region III.

    For the reasons set out in this document, 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 under Pennsylvania (``PA'') by removing the entry for ``Aladdin 
Plating, Scott Township''.

[FR Doc. 01-28630 Filed 11-15-01; 8:45 am]