[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 240 (Friday, December 13, 2002)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 76683-76684]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-31240]



40 CFR Part 300


National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan; National 
Priorities List Update

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of partial deletion of the West Virginia Ordnance Works 
Site from the National Priorities List.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III announces 
the partial deletion of portions of the West Virginia Ordnance Works 
(WVOW) site from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL 
constitutes appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil 
and Hazardous Substances 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 State of West Virginia have determined that all appropriate 
responses under CERCLA have been implemented at the portions of the 
site being deleted from the NPL and that no further cleanup by 
responsible parties is appropriate. Moreover, EPA and the State of West 
Virginia have determined that response actions conducted at the site to 
date remain protective of public health, welfare, and the environment.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 13, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Comprehensive information on this release is available for 
viewing at the site information repositories at the following 

Mason County Public Library, 508 Viand Street, Point Pleasant, WV 
25550, (304) 675-0894; Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday, 10 
a.m.-5 p.m.
U.S. EPA Region III Library, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-
2029, (215) 814-5254; Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, 502 8th Street, 
Huntington, WV 25701, (800) 822-8413 or (304) 529-5388; Hours of 
Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Project Manager, U.S. EPA Region III (3HS13), 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029, (215) 814-3362.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The portions of the site to be deleted from 
the NPL are the OU-11 Sellite Plant, the OU-12 North and South 
Powerhouses and Vicinity, the ENV-6 Wetlands Mitigation area, ESI-3 
Tract 21, the ESI-5 Refueling Depot, and the ESI-9 Main and Outgoing 
Classification Yards.
    A Notice of Intent to Delete for this site was published October 
22, 2002 (67 FR 64846). The closing date for comments on the Notice of 
Intent to Delete was November 21, 2002. EPA received no comments.
    EPA identifies releases which appear to present a significant risk 
to public health, welfare, or the environment, and it maintains the NPL 
as the list of those releases. Releases on the NPL may be the subject 
of remedial actions financed by the Hazardous Substance Superfund. Any 
release 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 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 

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, 
Hazardous waste, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Superfund.

    Dated: December 2, 2002.
Donald S. Welsh,
Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 

    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.

    2. Table 2 of appendix B to part 300 is amended by revising the 
entry for WV, Ordnance Works (USARMY), Point Pleasant to read as 

Appendix B to Part 300--National Priorities List

                  St                          Site name               City/County               Notes (a)
                                                  * * * * * * *
WV...................................  West Virginia Ordnance   Point Pleasant.........  P
P=Sites with partial deletion(s).

[FR Doc. 02-31240 Filed 12-12-02; 8:45 am]