Proposed CERCLA Administrative De Minimis Settlements:


Federal Register: January 7, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 5)


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Operating Industries, Inc., Superfund Site, Monterey Park, CA;

Notice of Proposed CERCLA Administrative De Minimis Settlement

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; request for comment.

SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 122(i)(1) of the Comprehensive

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Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i) and Section 7003(d) of the Resource

Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6973, notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement with 275 de minimis settling parties for recovery of response costs concerning the Operating Industries, Inc., Superfund Site in Monterey Park,

California. The settlement is entered into pursuant to Section 122(g) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(g) and it requires the settling parties to pay $17,027,998 to the United States Environmental Protection Agency

(Agency). The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to Sections 106 or 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a) or 9606, and Section 7003(d) of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6973. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco,

CA 94105.

DATES: Pursuant to Section 122(i)(1) of CERCLA and Section 7003(d) of

RCRA, EPA will receive written comments relating to this proposed settlement on or before February 7, 2011. Pursuant to Section 7003(d) of RCRA, commenters may request an opportunity for a public meeting in the affected area. If EPA receives a request for a public meeting within thirty (30) days following the publication of this Notice, EPA will hold a public meeting at a date and location to be determined.

ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement is available for public inspection at EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Keith Olinger, EPA

Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, SFD-7-5, San Francisco, CA 94105, telephone number 415-972-3125. Comments should reference the Operating

Industries, Inc., Superfund Site in Monterey Park, California and EPA

Docket No. 2010-04 and should be addressed to Keith Olinger at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Magnuson, Assistant Regional

Counsel (ORC-3), Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA Region IX, 75

Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105; phone: (415) 972-3887; fax:

(415) 947-3570; e-mail:

Dated: January 7, 2010.

Jane Diamond,

Director, Superfund Division, U.S. EPA, Region IX.

Parties to the Proposed Settlement: ABM Janitorial Services, Inc., as successor-in-interest to American Building Maintenance Company,

Agrex, Inc., Agri-Chemical & Supply, Inc., Air System Components, Inc.

(fka Lau Industries, Inc.) and Ruskin Company, Lau Division, Akzo Nobel

Coatings, Inc. (as successor to Reliance Universal, Inc.), Al Asher &

Sons Inc., Al Larson Boat Shop, Alcan Packaging Food and Tobacco Inc.,

Alhambra Valley Properties, Alladin Plastics, Inc., Allan Aircraft

Supply Co., LLC, Allegiance Corporation, Allen Telecom, Inc., Angelica

Corporation, Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel, LLC, Arrow Electronics,

Inc., Associated Plating Company, Astro Pak Corporation, Authentic

Specialty Foods, Inc., dba La Victoria Foods, Avalon Glass & Mirror

Co., Avery Dennison Corporation, Aviall, Inc., Axis Petroleum Company,

B-J Management, Inc., Baker Hughes Incorporated, Baker Hughes Oilfield

Operations, Inc., BakerCorp, Baldor Electric Company, as successor by merger to Reliance Electric Company (fka Reliance Electric Industrial

Company), Beazer East, Inc., Bell Industries, Inc., Beren Corporation,

Beylik Drilling, Inc., Big Penny Car Wash General Partnership, Bimbo

Bakeries USA, Inc., Bimbo Foods, Inc., successor-in-interest to George

Weston Bakeries, Inc., Blount, Inc., successor-in-interest to Omark

Industries, Inc., Bodycote Thermal Processing, Inc., Bragg Investment

Company, Inc., Brea Olinda Unified School District, Bridgford Foods

Corporation, Bristow Group Inc., Burmar Metal Finishing Corp., dba

Barron Anodizing, Cackle Fresh Egg Farms, Inc., Califone International,

Inc., California Amforge Corp., California Department of

Transportation, Cargill, Incorporated, Carrier Corporation, Carrier

Service, Inc., Casa De Cadillac, Cast-Rite International, Inc. and

Cast-Rite Corporation, Castrol Industrial North America, Inc., Cenveo

Corporation, Certance, LLC, Certified Caterers Corp., Chem Arrow

Corporation International, City of Long Beach, City of Paramount, City of Santa Monica, Clean Harbors, Inc., and its operating subsidiaries, and in its capacity as indemnitor for Safety Kleen (Los Angeles), Inc.,

Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc., Closetmaid Corporation, Collins Food

Service, Inc., ConAgra Grocery Products Company, LLC, ConocoPhillips

Company, Continuous Coating Corporation, Coscol Petroleum Corporation,

Cosho, Inc., successor of Barr, Inc., County Sanitation District No. 2 of Los Angeles County, Crowley Marine Services, Inc., Cunico

Corporation, Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc., Dal-Tile

International, Inc., Dart Transportation Service, Del Monte

Corporation, Dexter 1994, LLC, Dickies Industrial Services, Inc., DII

Industries, LLC, Dilo, Inc., Dolores Canning Co. Inc., Dominguez

Properties, Dowell Schlumberger, Inc., Downey Glass Co. Incorporated,

Dyanco, Inc., Econolite Control Products, Inc., Ed Anglemyer & Sons,

Inc., Ed Butts Ford, Inc., El Monte Plastics, Inc., El Paso Energy

E.S.T. Company as Trustee for EPEC Oil Company Liquidating Trust,

Elixir Industries, EPEC Polymers, Inc., Essex Chemical Corporation,

Evans Tank Line, Inc., Exxon Mobil Corporation, First Student, Inc. and

First Transit, Inc., as successors to Laidlaw Transit, Inc. and Laidlaw

Transit Services, Inc., Food 4 Less of Southern California, Inc.,

Freeport-McMoran Corporation, Gannett Flagstaff Broadcasting, Inc.,

Gasket Manufacturing Co., GCG Corporation, General Steamship

International, Ltd., Genlyte Thomas Group LLC, as successor-in-interest to Lightolier, Inc., Geo Drilling Fluids, Inc., George O. Ladner, Jr.,

Trustee, Trepanier Trust, Georgia-Pacific, LLC, on behalf of Unisource

Worldwide, Inc., Gillespie Furniture Co., Glendale Adventist Medical

Center, Goodrich Corporation, Goulds Pumps, Inc., Grand-Way Fabri-

Graphics Inc., Grayson Service, Inc., H.B. Fuller Company, Hacienda

Golf Club, Handy & Harman, Hanson Aggregates LLC, fka Hanson Aggregates

West, Inc., Harbour Auto Spa, Haskel Hall, Inc., Helium Leak Testing,

Inc., Hexcel Corporation, Hexion Specialty Chemical Co., Inc., fka

Borden, Inc., Hillcrest Beverly Oil Corporation, Hollingsead

International, Inc., Home Furnishing Acquisition Corporation, as successor to Hoyne Industries, Inc., Hood Corporation, Hosokawa Micron

International Inc., Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Howard Supply Company,

Hugh J. Resins, Inc., IMO Industries, Inc., ITT Industries, Inc., nka

ITT Corporation, J. C. Garet Inc., J. Colavin & Son, Inc., Jacob Stern

& Sons, Inc., Jas. D. Easton, Inc., John W. Potter, Inc., Joslyn

Manufacturing Company, LLC, Kao Brands Company, Kellogg Brown & Root,

Inc., Kenneth W. Jones and Coastal Drilling Company, Key Energy

Services, Inc., Kruse and Son, Inc., L & N Uniform Supply, LLC, L-3


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Inc., La Cienega Partners Limited Partnership, Lakeside Car Wash,

Latshaw Enterprises, Inc., Lennox Car Wash, Linde, LLC, Lonesome Dove

Petroleum Co., Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, LSG Sky Chefs USA, Inc., as successor to Caterair International Corporation, Lynco Grinding

Company, Inc., M & R Industries, Inc., Mac's Radiator Service,

Manufacturers Service, Inc., Marco Manufacturing, Inc., Maruichi

American Corp., Master Products Manufacturing Company, Inc., Master

Protection Corporation, Matson Terminals, Inc., McGregor II, LLC,

McKesson Corporation, Metal Improvement Company, LLC, Montebello Car

Wash, Inc., Mortell Company, Morton International, LLC, successor-in- interest to Morton International, Inc., MPC Industrial Products, Inc., by Paul Queyrel, President, National Plant Services, Inc., Nellcor

Puritan Bennett, LLC, Nestle Waters North America Inc. for Arrowhead

Drinking Water Co., New Bristol Farms, Inc., Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Company, Inc., Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

(successor to Lucas Western), O'Donnell Oil Company, nka O'Donnell Oil,

LLC, Olin Corporation, Oltmans Construction Co., Optical Coating

Laboratory, Inc., Orange County Water District, Pacific Bell Telephone

Company, Pacific Towboat & Salvage Co., Pactiv Corporation/A&E

Plastics, Inc., Pagengruppen AB, Palisades Gas and Wash, Inc.,

Palmcrest North Convalescent Hospital, Paramount Interests, Inc.,

Parker-Hannifin Corporation, as indemnitor for Steel Forming Inc. dba

Commercial Metal Forming, fka Orange County Metal Works aka Orange

County Machine Works, PCC Technical Industries, Inc., Penske Truck

Leasing Co., L.P., Pentrate Metal Processing, Pioneer Natural Resources

Company, PolyOne Corporation, Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Harbor

Department, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Inc., Pro-Line Corp.

Quemetco, Inc., R.H.S. Carpet Mill, Inc., R.R. Donnelley & Sons

Company, Rangers Die Casting Co., Ray's Car Wash, Raytheon Company,

Republic Services, Inc. (two generators), Ringsby Truck Lines, Inc.,

Riviera Rolls Royce, Robert Ruehman, Inc., Royalweve Carpet Mills, Inc. and Norman A. Subotky, San Gabriel Valley Water Company, Sanitek

Products, Inc., Santa Fe Braun, Inc., Scope Products, Inc., Scott

Technologies, Inc., Seattle Systems, Inc. and Trulife, Inc., Shepherd

Financial Services, LLC, Shuttle Bus Leasing, Siemens Water

Technologies Corp., Sika Corporation, Southern California Drum Co.,

Southwest Trails, Spectrolab, Inc., SSA Marine, Inc., Standridge

Granite Corporation, Standun, Inc., Sullair Corporation, Sunkist

Growers, Inc., Sunset Pipeline and Terminalling, Inc., SVG, Inc.,

SWECO/Emerson Electric Co., TCI Pacific Communications Inc., TDY

Industries, Inc., Teberg Oil Company, Texaco, Inc., The Boeing Company,

The Dow Chemical Company, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, The

Hearst Corporation, The Nehms Company, Inc., The Valspar Corporation,

The Wackeen Family Trust, as the distributee of the assets of Ronald

Moran Cadillac, Inc., a dissolved California Corporation, Thomas &

Betts Corporation, Thrifty Payless Inc., successor to Thrifty

Corporation, Toko Line (U. S. A.), Ltd., Torrance Car Wash, Tri-J Metal

Heat Treating Co., TRW Automotive, Inc., Tube City IMS Corporation,

Tulip Corporation, Tyco Healthcare Group, LP, Union Development

Financial, Inc., Union Pacific Railroad Company, Unisys Corporation,

United Drill Bushing Corporation, United Rentals, Inc., United States

Steel Corporation and its subsidiaries, Universal City Studios, LLLP, a

Delaware limited liability limited partnership (fka Universal City

Studios LP, Universal City Studios LLC, and Universal City Studios,

Inc., and Universal Studios, Inc.), URS Corporation, Valero Energy

Corporation for and on behalf of its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, Valley Metal Treating, Inc., Valley Presbyterian Hospital,

Venture Shipping (Managers) Ltd., Virco Mfg. Corporation, Vista Paint

Corp., Vista-Kraft, Inc., Wash Multifamily Laundry Systems, LLC,

Waterman Supply Company, Inc., Wei-Chuan USA, Inc., West Chemical

Products, Inc./Penetone Corp., Western Methods Machinery Corporation,

Western Waste Industries, Williams Production RMT Company, Wilsey

Bennett, Inc., Wilsonart International, Inc., Wolf Tank Lines, Inc.,

Young's Market Company, LLC, Younger Mfg. Co., Your Man Tours, Inc.,

Zeneca Inc., as successor-in-interest to Stuart Pharmaceutical Co.

FR Doc. 2010-33283 Filed 1-6-11; 8:45 am