[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 207 (Monday, October 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 63918]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25477]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL 9918-47-Region 2]


Proposed CERCLA Section 122(h) Cost Recovery Settlement for the 
Hooker Chemical/Ruco Polymer Superfund Site, Located in Hicksville, 
Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice; request for public comment.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as 
amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency (``EPA''), Region II, of a proposed cost recovery 
settlement agreement pursuant to Section 122(h) of CERCLA, with 
Occidental Chemical Corporation (``Settling Party'') for the Hooker 
Chemical/Ruco Polymer Superfund Site (the ``Site''), located in 
Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York. The Settling 
Party agrees to pay EPA $722,250 in reimbursement of past response 
costs related to EPA oversight of response actions performed by the 
Settling Party at the Site.
    The settlement includes a covenant by EPA not to sue or to take 
administrative action against the Settling party pursuant to Section 
107(a) of CERCLA, with regard to the past response costs and future 
response costs as defined in the settlement agreement. For thirty (30) 
days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive 
written comments relating to the settlement. EPA will consider all 
comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the 
settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that 
indicate that the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper or 
inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available 
for public inspection at EPA Region II, 290 Broadway, New York, New 
York 10007-1866.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 26, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement is available for public inspection 
at EPA Region II offices at 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007-
1866. Comments should reference the Hooker Chemical/Ruco Polymer 
Superfund Site, located in Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau 
County, New York, Index No. CERCLA-02-2014-2017. To request a copy of 
the proposed settlement agreement, please contact the EPA employee 
identified below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Argie Cirillo, Assistant Regional 
Counsel, New York/Caribbean Superfund Branch, Office of Regional 
Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 290 Broadway--17th 
Floor, New York, New York 10007-1866. Telephone: 212-637-3178.

    Dated: October 14, 2014.
Walter Mugdan,
Director, Emergency and Remedial Response Division, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Region 2.
[FR Doc. 2014-25477 Filed 10-24-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P