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


[Federal Register: October 7, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 194)]

[Rules and Regulations]

[Page 53847-53848]

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40 CFR Part 300


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of deletion for the Naval Security Group Activity Superfund Site from the National Priorities List.

SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the deletion of the United States Navy, Naval Security Group Activity Superfund Site (Site) located in Sabana Seca, in the Municipality of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, 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 Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board have determined that the Site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment and, therefore, no further response actions pursuant to CERCLA are appropriate.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 7, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul G. Ingrisano, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, 290 Broadway--18th Floor, New York, NY 10007-1866, (212) 637-4337.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Site to be deleted from the NPL is: the United States Navy, Naval Security Group Activity Superfund Site, Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico.

A Notice of Intent to Delete for this Site was published on July 30, 1998 (63 FR 40687). The closing date for comments on the Notice of Intent to Delete was August 31, 1998. EPA received no comments.

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. As described in Sec. 300.425(e)(3) of the NCP, any site deleted from the NPL remains eligible for remedial actions in the unlikely event that conditions at the site warrant such action in the future. Deletion of a site from the NPL does not affect responsible party liability or impede agency efforts to recover costs associated with response efforts.

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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.

Dated: September 17, 1998. William J. Muszynski, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region II.

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 follows:

    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 2 of Appendix B to Part 300 is amended by removing the site, ``Naval Security Group Activity, Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico.''

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