[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 75 (Thursday, April 18, 2002)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 19130-19131]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-9216]



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 Austin Avenue Radiation Site from the 
National Priorities List.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the 
deletion of the Austin Avenue Radiation Site in Delaware County, 
Pennsylvania from the National Priorities List (NPL).
    The NPL is 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, as amended (CERCLA). 
The EPA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania 
Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), 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.

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 18, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Comprehensive information on the 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, Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM; Lansdowne Borough 
Library, 55 South Union Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050, (610) 623-0239.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Turner, On-Scene Coordinator 
(3HS31), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III, 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029, telephone: 215-814-3216, e-mail 
address: turner.david@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The site to be deleted from the NPL is: 
Austin Avenue Radiation Site located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
    A Notice of Intent to Delete for the Site was published in the 
Federal Register on February 19, 2002 (67 FR 7324). The closing date 
for comments on the Notice of Intent to Delete was March 21, 2002. EPA 
received no comments during the comment period; therefore, EPA has not 
prepared a Responsiveness Summary.

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    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 actions. Section 300.425(e)(3) of 
the NCP states that Fund-financed actions may 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 substances, Hazardous waste, Intergovernmental relations, 
Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water 
pollution control, Water supply.

    Dated: April 2, 2002.
Thomas C. Voltaggio,
Acting Regional Administrator, 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, ``Austin Avenue Radiation Site, Delaware County, 

[FR Doc. 02-9216 Filed 4-17-02; 8:45 am]