[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 130 (Monday, July 9, 2007)]
[Pages 37220-37221]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-13204]




Proposed Settlement Agreement, Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'').

ACTION: Notice of proposed settlement agreement; request for public 


SUMMARY: In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as 
amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(i), notice is hereby given of a 
proposed administrative settlement pursuant to section 122(h)(1) of 
CERCLA. The proposed settlement is intended to resolve the potential 
liability under CERCLA of two (2) parties for response costs incurred 
by EPA or by the United States Department of Justice on behalf of EPA 
in connection with Operable Unit 4 (``OU4'') of the Palmerton Zinc Pile 
Superfund Site, Carbon County, Pennsylvania (``Site'') after January 1, 
2002, through August 23, 2006.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed settlement agreement must be 
received by August 8, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket No. CERC-03-2007-
0049-DC, by mail to the Docket Clerk (3RC00), United States 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2029; or by e-mail to 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Nadolski (3RC43), Office of 
Regional Counsel, United States

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Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania 19103-2029; telephone: (215) 814-2673; fax number (215) 
814-2603; e-mail address: nadolski.cynthia@epa.gov.


I. Additional Information About the Proposed Settlement Agreement

    Notice is hereby given that a proposed administrative agreement 
between the United States Environmental Protection Agency, CBS 
Operations Inc., and TCI Pacific Communications has been approved, 
subject to public comment, by the Department of Justice pursuant to 
Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA. The administrative agreement was signed by 
the Director of the Hazardous Site Cleanup Division, EPA Region III, on 
June 15, 2007. The settlement provides for recovery of 100% of the 
costs incurred by EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of 
EPA in connection with OU4 of the Site after January 1, 2002, through 
August 23, 2006, in the amount of $256,138.40.
    The Environmental Protection Agency will receive written comments 
on the proposed administrative settlement for a period of thirty (30) 
days from the date of publication of this Notice. EPA or the Department 
of Justice may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed settlement 
agreement if the comments disclose facts or considerations that 
indicate that such consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or 
inconsistent with the requirements of CERCLA. Unless EPA or the 
Department of Justice determines, based on any comments which may be 
submitted, that consent to the settlement agreement should be 
withdrawn, the terms of the agreement will be affirmed.

II. Additional Information About Commenting on the Proposed Settlement 

A. How Can I Get A Copy of the Settlement Agreement?

    A copy of the proposed Agreement for Recovery of Past Response 
Costs can be obtained from the United States Environmental Protection 
Agency, Region III, Office of Regional Counsel (3RC00), 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2029 by contacting Cynthia 
Nadolski, Senior Assistant Regional Counsel, at (215) 814-2673, or via 
e-mail at nadolski.cynthia@epa.gov. It is important to note that EPA's 
policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in 
paper, will be made available to the public unless the comment contains 
copyrighted material, CBI, or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute.

B. How and To Whom Do I Submit Comments?

    You may submit comments as provided in the ADDRESSES section. 
Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified 
comment period. Comments received after the close of the comment period 
will be marked ``late.'' EPA is not required to consider these late 
    If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name, mailing address, and e-mail address or other contact 
information in the body of your comment. This ensures that you can be 
identified as the submitter of the comment and allows EPA to contact 
you in case EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties 
or needs further information on the substance of your comment. Any 
identifying or contact information provided in the body of a comment 
will be included as part of the comment. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment.

    Dated: June 20, 2007.
James N. Webb,
Acting Director, Hazardous Site Cleanup Division, Region III.
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