[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 211 (Thursday, October 31, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 65210]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25987]

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40 CFR Part 300

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-1990-0010; FRL-9900-30-Region 9]

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; 
National Priorities List: Deletion of the Sola Optical USA, Inc. 
Superfund Site

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 announces 
the deletion of the Sola Optical USA, Inc. Superfund Site (Site) 
located in Petaluma, California, from the National Priorities List 
(NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and 
Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the 
State of California, through the California Regional Water Quality 
Control Board--San Francisco Bay Region, have determined that all 
appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, 
this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.

DATES: This rule is effective October 31, 2013.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket 
Identification No. EPA-HQ-SFUND-1990-0010. All documents in the docket 
are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed 
in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., 
Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure 
is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted 
material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available 
only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are 
available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or 
in hard copy at the site information repositories.
    Locations, contacts, phone numbers and viewing hours are:

Superfund Records Center, 95 Hawthorne St., Room 403, Mail Stop SFD-7C, 
San Francisco, CA 94105, (415) 536-2000, Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 
Petaluma Public Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma CA 94952, 
(707) 763-9801, Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tues, 
Wed: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dante Rodriguez, Remedial Project 
Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, SFD-8-2, 75 
Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, (415) 972-3166, email 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The site to be deleted from the NPL is: Sola 
Optical USA, Inc. Superfund Site, Petaluma, California. A Notice of 
Intent to Delete for this Site was published in the Federal Register on 
July 24, 2013.
    The closing date for comments on the Notice of Intent to Delete was 
August 23, 2013. One set of public comments containing 15 comments was 
received, inquiring about the technical details of EPA's site 
investigation and remediation. EPA explained its technical rationale 
for all the questions raised, demonstrating that its investigation, 
remediation, and monitoring thereof justify the deletion of the Site. A 
responsiveness summary was prepared and placed in both the docket, EPA-
HQ-SFUND-1990-0010, on www.regulations.gov, and in the local 
repositories listed above.
    EPA maintains the NPL as the list of sites that appear to present a 
significant risk to public health, welfare, or the environment. 
Deletion from the NPL does not preclude further remedial action. 
Whenever there is a significant release from a site deleted from the 
NPL, the deleted site may be restored to the NPL without application of 
the hazard ranking system. Deletion of a site from the NPL does not 
affect responsible party liability in the unlikely event that future 
conditions warrant further actions.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Chemicals, 
Hazardous waste, Hazardous substances, Intergovernmental relations, 
Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water 
pollution control, Water supply.

    Dated: October 22, 2013.
Jared Blumenfeld,
Regional Administrator, Region 9.

    For reasons set out in the preamble, 40 CFR part 300 is amended as 


1. The authority citation for part 300 continues to read as follows:

    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 removing ``CA'', 
``Sola Optical USA, Inc., ``Petaluma''.

[FR Doc. 2013-25987 Filed 10-30-13; 8:45 am]