[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 117 (Wednesday, June 18, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 34633-34634]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14233]



40 CFR Part 300

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-1999-0013; FRL-9912-53-Region 2]

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; 
National Priorities List: Deletion of the Federal Creosote Superfund 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 announces 
the deletion of the Federal Creosote Superfund Site (Site) located in 
the Borough of Manville, New Jersey, 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 New Jersey, through the New Jersey Department of Environmental 
Protection, have determined that all appropriate response actions under 
CERCLA, other than long-term groundwater monitoring, and five-year 
reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude 
future actions under Superfund.

DATES: This action is effective June 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-1999-0013, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov. Follow on-line instructions 
for submitting comments.
     Email: puvogel.rich@epa.gov: Rich Puvogel, Remedial 
Project Manager; seppi.pat@epa.gov: Pat Seppi, Community Involvement 
     Fax: (212) 637-4429.

Rich Puvogel, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, Emergency & Remedial Response Division, 290 Broadway, 19th 
Floor, New York, NY 10007-1866;
Pat Seppi, Community Involvement Coordinator, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Public Affairs Division, 290 Broadway, 26th Floor, 
New York, NY 10007-1866.
     Hand delivery: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
Emergency & Remedial Response Division, 290 Broadway, 19th Floor, New 
York, NY 10007-1866.
    Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours 
of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of 
boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-SFUND-
1999-0013. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or email. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov, your email address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any 
disk or CD-ROM you submit. 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. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 
any defects or viruses.
    Docket: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket 
Identification No. EPA-HQ-SFUND-1999-0013. 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.

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Locations, contacts, phone numbers and viewing hours are:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, Superfund Records 
Center, 290 Broadway, Room 1828, New York, New York 10007-1866, (212) 
637-4308, Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
and at
Manville Public Library, 100 South 10th Avenue, Manville, New Jersey 
08835, (908) 722-9722, Hours: Mon. through Fri.: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 
p.m.; Fri.: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sat.: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rich Puvogel, Remedial Project 
Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, 290 Broadway, 
19th Floor, New York, New York 10007-1866, (212) 637-4410, or email 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The site to be deleted from the NPL is: 
Federal Creosote Superfund Site, Manville, New Jersey. A Notice of 
Intent to Delete for this Site was published in the Federal Register at 
79 FR 12436 on March 5, 2014.
    The closing date for comments on the Notice of Intent to Delete was 
April 4, 2014. One comment was received. The comment suggested that a 
process be established to protect against potential future exposures to 
subsurface contaminants brought to the surface by redevelopment 
activities. Deed notices apply adequate restrictions on properties to 
protect against redevelopment activities that have the potential to 
deposit contaminated subsurface soils on the land surface. Deed 
notices, a required component of the selected remedy, have been 
implemented at the Federal Creosote Superfund Site. The selected 
remedy, which adequately protects human health and the environment, has 
been fully implemented and therefore satisfies the deletion criteria of 
the National Contingency Plan.
    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: June 1, 2014.
 Judith A. Enck,
Regional Administrator, Region 2.

    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.

Appendix B to Part 300--[Amended]

2. Table 1 of Appendix B to part 300 is amended by removing the entry 
for ``NJ'', ``Federal Creosote'', ``Manville Borough''.

[FR Doc. 2014-14233 Filed 6-17-14; 8:45 am]