2018-15241. National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant Superfund Site  

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    AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Proposed rule; notification of intent.

    SUMMARY:

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete Operable Unit 3 (OU3) of the Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant (NIROP) Superfund Site (Site), located in Fridley, Minnesota, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. 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). EPA and the State of Minnesota, through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), have determined that all appropriate response actions at the OU, identified under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this partial deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. This partial deletion pertains to the OU3 portion of the NIROP Site, which includes all the unsaturated soils underlying the former Plating Shop Area of the NIROP Superfund Site.

    DATES:

    Comments must be received by August 16, 2018.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-SFUND-1989-0007, by mail to Randolph Cano, NPL Deletion Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 (SR-6J), 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604. Comments may also be submitted electronically or through hand delivery/courier by following the detailed instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the Rules section of this issue of the Federal Register.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Randolph Cano, NPL Deletion Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 (SR-6J), 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 886-6036, email: cano.randolph@epa.gov.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    In the “Rules and Regulations” section of this issue of the Federal Register, we are publishing a direct final Notice of Partial Deletion for OU3 of the NIROP Superfund Site without prior Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion because EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipates no adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for this partial deletion in the preamble to the direct final Notice of Partial Deletion, and those reasons are incorporated herein. If we receive no adverse comment(s) on this partial deletion action, we will not take further action on this Notification of Intent for Partial Deletion. If we receive adverse comment(s), we will withdraw the direct final Notice of Partial Deletion, and it will not take effect. We will then, as appropriate, address all public comments in a subsequent final Notice of Partial Deletion based on this Notification of Intent for Partial Deletion. We will not institute a second comment period on this Notification of Intent for Partial Deletion. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time.

    For additional information, see the direct final Notice of Partial Deletion which is located in the “Rules and Regulations” section of this issue of the Federal Register.

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    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
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    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(d); 42 U.S.C. 9601-9657; E.O. 13626, 77 FR 56749, 3 CFR, 2013 Comp., p. 306; E.O. 12777, 56 FR 54757, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 351; E.O. 12580, 52 FR 2923, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 193.

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    Dated: June 25, 2018.

    Cathy Stepp,

    Regional Administrator, Region 5.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-15241 Filed 7-16-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
07/17/2018
Department:
Environmental Protection Agency
EntryType:
Proposed Rule
Action:
Proposed rule; notification of intent.
Document Number:
2018-15241
Dates:
Comments must be received by August 16, 2018.
Pages:
33176-33176 (1 pages)
Docket Numbers:
EPA-HQ-SFUND-1989-0007, FRL-9980-69-Region 5
SectionNoes:
Topics:
Air pollution control, Chemicals, Environmental protection, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Intergovernmental relations, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control, Water supply
PDF File:
2018-15241.pdf
CFR: (1)
40 CFR 300