Superfund program: National oil and hazardous substances contingency plan— National priorities list update,

 
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[Federal Register: December 30, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 250)]

[Proposed Rules]

[Page 73460]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 300

[FRL-6515-9]

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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

SUMMARY: The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to delete the Monticello Radioactive Contaminated Properties Site (Site), located in Monticello, Utah, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution and Contingency Plan (NCP), which EPA promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA). This action is being taken because EPA, with the preliminary concurrence of the State of Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ), has determined that responsible parties have implemented all appropriate response actions required and that no further response at the Site is appropriate.

A detailed rationale for this Proposal to Delete is set forth in the direct final rule which can be found in the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register. The direct final rule is being published because EPA views this deletion action as a noncontroversial revision and anticipates no significant adverse or critical comments. If no significant adverse or critical comments are received, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives significant adverse or critical comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting should do so at this time.

DATES: Comments concerning this action must be received by EPA by January 31, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to: Mr. Jerry Cross (8EPR-F), Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, 999 18th Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colorado 80202-2466, telephone (303) 312-6664.

Information repositories: Comprehensive information on the Site is available for viewing and copying at the Site information repositories at the following locations: U.S. Department of Energy Grand Junction Project Office Public Reading Room, 2597 B\3/4\ Road, Grand Junction, Colorado 81503, (970) 248-6344; Monticello City Offices, 17 North First East Street, Monticello, Utah 84535, (435) 587-2271.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jerry Cross (8EPR-F), Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, 999 18th Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colorado 80202-2466, telephone (303) 312-6664; Mr. Joel Berwick, Project Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, 2597 B\3/4\ Road, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81503, (970) 248-6020; Mr. David Bird, Project Manager, State of Utah Department of Environmental Quality, 168 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84116, (801) 536- 4219.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For additional information, see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register.

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.

Dated: December 15, 1999. William P. Yellowtail, Regional Administrator, Region 8.

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