[Federal Register Volume 68, Number 54 (Thursday, March 20, 2003)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 13633-13634]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 03-6459]



40 CFR Part 300


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of deletion of a portion of the former Nansemond 
Ordnance Depot Site from the National Priorities List.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III announces 
the deletion of a portion of the former Nansemond Ordnance Depot site 
(Nansemond) 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 Commonwealth of 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 response action is 

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 20, 2003.

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

Tidewater Community College (Frederick Campus) Library, Information 
Desk, 7000 College Drive, Portsmouth, Virginia 23703. (757) 822-2130. 
Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 8 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 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 
a.m.-5 p.m.

Project Manager, U.S. EPA Region III (3HS13), 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029. (215) 814-3357.

    The portion of the site to be deleted from the NPL is the soil in 
the Impregnation Kit Area. The Impregnation Kit Area (also known as the 
``Impregnite Kit'' or ``XXCC3'' area) is an approximately 300,000 
square foot, rectangular area in the southwestern portion of Nansemond, 
about 1000 feet from the Nansemond River. Only soil in this area is 
being deleted from the NPL; ground water beneath the Impregnation Kit 
Area will not be deleted at this time.
    A notice of intent to delete this portion of the site was published 
January 21, 2003 (68 FR 2726). The closing date for comments on the 
notice of intent to delete was February 20, 2003. EPA received no 
    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: March 7, 2003.
Donald S. Welsh,
Regional Administrator, Region III.

    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 1 of Appendix B to part 300 is amended by revising the 
entry for VA, Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot, Suffolk to read as 

Appendix B to Part 300--National Priorities List

                                       Table 1.--General Superfund Section
                 St.                            Site name                 City/county             Notes(a)
                                                  * * * * * * *
VA..................................  Former Nansemond Ordnance     Suffolk...............  P

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    (a) * * *
    P = Sites with partial deletion(s).
[FR Doc. 03-6459 Filed 3-19-03; 8:45 am]