[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 20, 2012)]
[Pages 69620-69622]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28223]




Casmalia Disposal Site; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Administrative 
De Minimis Settlement

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; request for public comment.


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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended 
(CERCLA) and section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
(RCRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of a proposed administrative de 
minimis settlement concerning the Casmalia Disposal Site in Santa 
Barbara County, California (the Casmalia Disposal Site). Section 122(g) 
of CERCLA provides EPA with the authority to enter into administrative 
de minimis settlements. This settlement is intended to resolve the 
liabilities of 290 settling parties for the Casmalia Disposal Site 
under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA and section 7003 of RCRA. These 
parties are identified below. These parties have also elected to 
resolve their liability for response costs and potential natural 
resource damage claims by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service 
(USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 
These 290 parties sent 22,841,618 lbs. of waste to the Casmalia 
Disposal Site, which represents 0.004 (0.4%) of the total Site waste of 
5.6 billion pounds. This settlement requires these parties to pay over 
$2 million to EPA.
    Settling Parties: Parties that have elected to settle their 
liability with EPA at this time are as follows: A Finkl & Sons Co., 
AAMCO Transmissions Incorporated, Abbott Laboratories, Ace Orthopedic 
Manufacturing, Inc., Active Magnetic Inspection, Inc., Acton-Agua Dulce 
Unified School District, Adventist Health, All Diameter Grinding Inc., 
Allied Pacific Metal Stamping, Alloys Cleaning Inc., Alzeta 
Corporation, Ambassador Auto, Amercom-Atlantic Research Corp, American 
Chemical Etching, American Magnetics Corporation, American Rubber 
Manufacturing, American Security Products Co., Anacapa Marine Services, 
Analogy Devices, Inc as Successor to Precision Monolithics, Analytical 
Systems, Division of Marion Labs, Anja Engineering Corporation, Antioch 
Unified School District, Apex Drum Company, Inc., APL Limited, Aratex 
Services, Inc., ARB, Inc., Architectural Plywood Inc., Arlon Products, 
Arnco, Asbury Oil Co., Associated Spring Corporation, Astro Plating, 
Atlas Radiator Service, Autologic Inc., Avantek,Babcock Inc., BASF 
Corporation, Bausch & Lomb, Beauman Trust/John L. Hunter & Associates, 
Better Bilt Aluminum, Big Creek Lumber Company, Blount International, 
Bonita Packing Co., Brown and Caldwell, Brunswick Corporation, Cal 
Doran, California Acrylic Industries, California Oil Recyclers, Calnap 
Tanning Co, Calstar Motors, Inc., Cal-Tron Plating, Caputo Associates, 
Cargill, Inc., Carter Precision Parts, Inc., Carter-Wallace Inc., 
Cascade Die Casting Group, Inc., Cate School, Certified Grocers, Chase 
Packaging Corporation, Chemrex Coatings Corporation, Children's 
Hospital of Los Angeles, CHM Manufacturing West, Inc., Chrome Nickel 
Plating, Circle Seal, City of Barstow, City of Buena Park, City of 
Chino, City of Costa Mesa, City of Glendale, City of Hope National 
Medical Center, City of Manteca, City of Ontario, City of Port Hueneme, 
City of San Rafael, City of Santa Fe Springs, Commercial Plating and 
Engineering Corporation, Inc., Concorde Interstate Battery Co., Connor 
Spring Manufacturing, Continental Heat Treating, Continental 
Manufacturing Co., Cook Paint Company, Cool Transports, Inc., Coral 
Chemical Company, Costco, County of Nevada, Crest Beverage, LLC, 
Crossfield Products Corporation, Crown Disposal Inc., Custom Chemical 
Formulators, Inc., Dayton-Granger, Inc., Del Mar Window Coverings, 
DeVincenci Metal Products, Inc., Disk Media, Inc., Downey Grinding, 
DuBois Chemicals, Dunn School, DV Industries, Inc., Dynacast Inc., 
Dynatech Corporation, Dynatem/R C Circuits, Eaz-Lift Spring 
Corporation, El Paso Electric Co., Electrolurgy, Inc., Electron Plating 
III, Inc., Electronic Chrome Co., Inc., Entenmann's/Orowheat, Eva 
Fkiaras, Evans Tank Lines, Exel Corp./Exel Microelectronics, Inc., 
Fabri Cote, Farmers Insurance Company, Feather River Forest Products 
Company, Federal Manufacturing Corporation, Fibre Container 
Corporation, Fifield Land Company, Film Salvage Company, Fontana Wood 
Preserving, Inc., Formica Corporation, Frito-Lay, Inc, Fritz Burns 
Foundation, FUJI Hunt USA, Future Foam, Gaehwiler M. Construction Inc., 
Garner Glass Company, GCG Corporation, General Chemical Corporation, 
Geophysical Service, Inc., Glenair, Inc., Gold Fields Operating 
Company, Golden State Foods Corporation, H.A. Luallen, Inc., H.G. 
Fenton Company, Hannibal Industries, Harbor Diesel and Equipment,Inc, 
Hartson's Ambulance Service, Hermetic Seal Corporation, Hill 
Refrigeration Corporation, Hi-Rel Connectors, Inc., Holt Inc., Hosokawa 
Micron International, Inc., House of Packaging, Humana, Inc., Hyundai 
Electronics America, International Rectifier Corporation, Irv Guinn, 
J.B. Dewar, Inc., James Jones Company, Johnson Controls, Inc, Kern High 
School District, Kern Oil & Refining Company, Keystone Automotive 
Industries, Inc., Kingsbacher-Murphy, Wesco Division, Lamsco West Inc., 
Layne Western, Leisure Village Association, Inc., Libby Owens Ford Co, 
Liquid Investment, Inc., Loctite Corporation, Lompoc Unified School 
District, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Lucas Valley Properties, 
Inc., Macklanburg-Duncan Company, MAPO, Maruichi America Corp, 
McDermott, Inc., MDT Biologic Company, Meggitt-USA, Mestek, Inc., MH 
Golden, Micro Metallics Corp, Micro Power Systems, Mid-State Industrial 
Insulation, Inc., Moshe Silagi, NCR Corporation, Neal Feay Company, 
Nelson Name Plate Company, NH3 Service Company, Inc., Norac Company, 
Nor-Cal Frozen Foods, Nortek Inc, Northern California Power Agency, 
Norton & Son of California, Nova Transportation Corp, Ojai Oil Company, 
O'Neil Data Systems, Inc., Orange Heights Orange Association, Oregon 
State University, Pacific Southwest Mortgage, Pacific Holding Company, 
Packaging Industries, Park Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Pebble 
Beach Company, Petaluma Joint Union High School District, Peterson 
Tractor Company, Pictsweet Company, Plastic Dress-Up Company, Polycore 
Electronics, Inc., Polymetrics Inc., Precision Tube Bending, Quest 
Diagnostics, Ramona's Mexican Food Products, RBC Bearings, Redman 
Equipment & Manufacturing Co, Redwood General Tire, Regillus Homeowners 
Association, Relton Corporation, Replacement Parts Manufacturing, 
Republic Fasteners Mfg. Corp, Reuland Electric Company, Reynolds & 
Reynolds Company, Richmond Honda, Rolls Scaffold & Equipment Inc., Rose 
Hills Memorial Park, Royal Paper Box Company, Royal Rubber & 
Manufacturing Company, S&K Plating, Inc., S. J. Amoroso Construction 
Co., Inc., SAE International, San Francisco Newspaper Agency, San 
Ysidro Ranch, Sandberg Furniture Mfg, Inc., Santa Barbara Metropolitan, 
Santa Clara Unified School District, Santa Clara Valley Water District, 
Santa Maria Ford, Santa Maria Valley Warehouse, Sav-On Plating, 
Schlumberger Well Service, Sealright Co., Inc., Sepulveda Building 
Materials, Sheller-Globe Corporation, Sierra Aluminum Company, Sierra 
Circuits, Inc., Signet Armorlite, Inc., Smith Brothers Crane Rental, 
Inc., Snap-on Industrial, Southern California Gardeners' Federation, 
Inc., Speedy Circuits, Inc., Stabile Plating Co. Inc., State of Hawaii, 
State of Oregon Department of Corrections, State of Oregon Department

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of Environmental Quality, Steiny and Company, Inc, Suburban Motel, 
Sullivan Standard, Sumiden Wire Products, Tailored Masonry of 
California, TCR Industries, Inc., Tension Envelope Corporation, 
Terminal Freezers, Inc., Textile Rubber, Textured Coatings of America, 
The Gainey Vineyard, The Kingsfords Product Company, Thomas Printing 
Ink, Thomson-CSF Components Corporation, Three D Service Company, 
Toby's Automotive, Trailer Train Co., Cal Pro Divison, Trident Plating 
Inc, Tri-Ex Tower Corporation, Trimm Industries, Truck Rail Handling, 
Inc., U.S. Chrome Corporation of California, U.S. Circuit, Inc., 
Universal Punch Corporation, University of Oregon, V&M Plating Company, 
Valley Circuits,Van Nuys Plating, Inc., Ventura County Star Free Press, 
Votaw Precision Technologies, Inc., W.A. Kruger Co., W.M. Lyles Co., 
W.R. Hatch Company, Wallenius Lines, Waltco, Wareham Development 
Corporation, Wells Fargo Bank, Western Digital Corporation, Western 
Metal Lath, William S. Hart Union High, School District, Wilsey Foods, 
Inc., Windowmaster Products, Inc., Woodward & Clyde Consultants, World 
Airways, Zep Manufacturing Co., Zephyr Mfg. Company.

DATES: EPA will receive written comments relating to the settlement 
until December 20, 2012. EPA will consider all comments it receives 
during this period, and may modify or withdraw consent to the 
settlement if any comments disclose facts or considerations indicating 
that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate.
    Public Meeting: In accordance with section 7003(d) of RCRA, 42 
U.S.C. 6973(d), commenters may request an opportunity for a public 
meeting in the affected area. The deadline for requesting a public 
meeting is December 4, 2012. Requests for a public meeting may be made 
by contacting Karen Goldberg by email at goldberg.karen@epa.gov, or by 
facsimile at (415) 947-3570. If a public meeting is requested, 
information about the date and time of the meeting will be published in 
the local newspaper, The Santa Maria Times, and will be sent to persons 
on the EPA's Casmalia Site mailing list. To be added to the mailing 
list, please contact: Jackie Lane at (415) 972-3236 or by email at 
lane.jackie@epa.gov. A copy of the settlement document may be obtained 
by calling (415) 369-0559 extension 10, and leaving a message with your 
name, phone number, and mailing address or email address.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to Karen Goldberg, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street (mail 
code RC-3), San Francisco, California 94105-3901, or may be faxed to 
her at (415) 947-3570 or sent by email to goldberg.karen@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information about the 
Casmalia Disposal Site and about the proposed settlement may be 
obtained on the EPA-maintained Casmalia Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/region09/casmalia or by calling Karen Goldberg at (415) 

    Dated: September 27, 2012.
Jane Diamond,
Director, Superfund Division, U.S. EPA Region IX.
[FR Doc. 2012-28223 Filed 11-19-12; 8:45 am]