[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 16 (Thursday, January 24, 2013)]
[Page 5176]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01414]




Proposed Settlement Agreement Pursuant to the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as 
Amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986; in 
Re: Bay State Plating and Polishing Inc., Superfund Site, Located in 
Lawrence, MA

AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of proposed settlement agreement; request for public 


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response 
Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is 
hereby given of a Proposed Settlement Agreement under Section 122(h) of 
CERCLA, between the United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency (``EPA'') and Pacific Mills Acquisition, LLC (the 
``Settling Party'') with respect to the Bay State Plating and Polishing 
Inc. Superfund Site (the ``Site''). EPA completed a removal action at 
the Site in 2005 incurring a total of approximately $600,500. Pursuant 
to the Proposed Settlement Agreement, the Settling Party agrees to pay 
EPA $300,000 in exchange for EPA to release a lien on property owned by 
the Settling Party. The Settling Party has demonstrated a limited 
ability to pay and this Proposed Settlement Agreement represents a fair 
and reasonable compromise of EPA's past costs.
    For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this 
notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the 
Proposed Settlement Agreement. EPA will consider all comments received 
and may modify or withdraw its consent to the Settlement Agreement if 
comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that 
the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's 
response to any comments received will be available for public 
inspection at 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: A copy of the Proposed Settlement Agreement may be obtained 
from Ann Gardner, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region I, 5 
Post Office Square, Suite 100, Mail Code OES 4-4, Boston, Massachusetts 
02109-3912, by calling (617) 918-1895 or by email at 
gardner.ann@epa.gov. Comments should be addressed to Ann Gardner at the 
above address and reference Bay State Plating and Polishing Inc. 
Superfund Site, U.S. EPA Docket No. CERCLA 01-2013-0009.

Protection Agency, Region I, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Mail Code 
OES 4-4, Boston, Massachusetts 02109-3912 or via email at 

    Dated: January 8, 2013.
James T. Owens, III,
Director, Office Site Remediation and Restoration, US EPA, Region I.
[FR Doc. 2013-01414 Filed 1-23-13; 8:45 am]