[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 80 (Monday, April 26, 2004)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 22453]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-9286]



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.

DATES: Effective Date: April 26, 2004.

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 Thursday, 10 
a.m.-8 p.m., and Friday 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 
a.m.-5 p.m.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, 502 8th Street, 
Huntington, WV 25701, (800) 822-8413 or (304) 399-5388. Hours of 
Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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 Operable Unit 10 (OU-10) South Acids Area, Cooling 
Tower Area, and Toluene Storage Areas; the Expanded Site Investigation 
1 (ESI-1) Magazine Area; the ESI-4 Red Water Outfall Sewer; the ESI-6 
Motorpool/Maintenance Area; and the ESI-7 Former Sewage Treatment 
    A Notice of Intent to Delete for this site was published March 3, 
2004 (69 FR 9988). The closing date for comments on the Notice of 
Intent to Delete was April 2, 2004. 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: April 15, 2004.
Richard J. Kampf,
Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
Region III.
[FR Doc. 04-9286 Filed 4-23-04; 8:45 am]