[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 189 (Monday, September 30, 2002)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 61273]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-24765]



40 CFR Part 300


National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; 
National Priorities List Update

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of deletion of the Gould Site from the National 
Priorities List.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 10, 
announces the deletion of the Gould Site which is located in Portland, 
Oregon, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is appendix B 
of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances 
Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), which EPA promulgated pursuant to 
section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, 
and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended. EPA and the State of 
Oregon have determined that the Site poses no significant threat to 
public health or the environment and, therefore, no further remedial 
measures pursuant to CERCLA are appropriate.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 30, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beverly Gaines, EPA Point of Contact, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 
Mail Stop ECL-110, Seattle, WA 98101, (206) 553-1066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The site to be deleted from the NPL is: 
Gould Site, Portland, Oregon.
    A Notice of Intent to Delete for this site was published in the 
Federal Register on August 23, 2002 (67 FR 54602). The closing date for 
comments on the Notice of Intent to Delete was September 23, 2002. EPA 
received one comment letter. The comment letter received by EPA asked 
about dioxin contaminants that were injected into the dry wells at the 
Chipman site adjacent to the Gould Site. The Oregon Department of 
Environmental Quality (DEQ) is currently conducting an Remedial 
Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) at the Rhone Poulenc (formerly 
Chipman Chemical) site. Contaminant sources, such as dry wells, sumps 
and drainage pathways were characterized during two large soil sampling 
events completed in December 2000 and December 2001. DEQ is currently 
working with Rhone Poulenc to evaluate the risks to human health and 
the environment from contaminants (including 2,3,7,8-tetrachloro-
dibenzo-p-dioxin (dioxin)) released to soil and groundwater. This 
information will be used to evaluate, design, and implement cleanup 
activities at the site.
    For more information on the status of the Rhone Poulenc 
investigation, consult the DEQ Web site (http://www.deq.state.or.us/wmc/psrasp/ActiveSites.htm) and query Rhone Poulenc or contact the DEQ 
project manager, Eric Blischke at (503) 229-5648.
    EPA identifies sites that appear to present a significant risk to 
public health, welfare, or the environment and it maintains the NPL as 
the list of those sites. Any site deleted from the NPL remains eligible 
for Fund-financed remedial actions in the unlikely event that 
conditions at the site warrant such action. Section 300.425(e)(3) of 
the NCP states that Fund-financed actions may be taken at sites deleted 
from the NPL. Deletion of a site from the NPL does not affect 
responsible party liability or impede Agency efforts to recover costs 
associated with response efforts.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

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

    Dated: September 24, 2002.
Randall F. Smith,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10.

    1. For the reasons set out in the preamble, 40 CFR part 300 is 
amended as follows:


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

    Authority: 42 U.S.C 9601-9657; 33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(2); 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--[Amended]

    2. Table 1 of appendix B to part 300 is amended by removing the 
entry for the ``Gould, Inc., Portland, OR.''

[FR Doc. 02-24765 Filed 9-27-02; 8:45 am]