Superfund; response and remedial actions, proposed settlements etc.: Caldwell Systems, Inc., Site, NC,


[Federal Register: February 8, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 25)]


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Caldwell Systems, Inc., Superfund Site; Notice of Proposed De Minimis Settlements

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency.

action: Notice of proposed de minimis settlements.

summary: Under section 122(g)(4) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has offered approximately 500 de minimis parties at the Caldwell Systems, Inc. Site located in Lenoir, North Carolina, an opportunity to enter into an Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) to settle claims for past and future response costs at the Site. The original settlement offer contained a cost matrix with a weight assigned to each party along with a payment amount for each party. The original cost matrix is no longer accurate because of volumetric challenges. These challenges were reviewed and it was determined that the volumes attributed to some of these parties were incorrect. These parties received letters indicating their new weight and payment amounts, if any, and these letters are attached to the original cost matrix. Additionally, the State of North Carolina has a separate AOC. The following list of 359 parties have returned signature pages accepting EPA's settlement offer:

A.E.P. Industries, Inc., A.G. Industries, AVX, Acme Printing, Acme Transformer, Aeroquip, Alcatel Telecommunications Cable aka Alcatel/ Celwave, Alexvale Furniture Company, Allied Colloids, Inc., Allied Towing Corporation, Amerada Hess Corporation, American Can Company, American Cyanamid fka Cyanamid c/o Margaret Tribble, American National Can Company fka Stroh Container Division, American Roller Bearing of North Carolina, Ametek, Inc-Lamb Electric Division, Amoco Oil, Amoco Oil Co. aka Southeast Terminals, Andrex Industries, Inc., Arrow Automotive Industries, Asplundh Manufacturing, Aus-Ben Industries, Austex Corp. fka Diamond G. Printed Sportswear, Auto Alignment, Inc., B&W Metal Fabrication, BP Oil, Inc.-Gulf Products Division, Babcock & Wilcox, Baker Furniture, Baker Furniture Company, Balcrank Products, Ball Glass Container Corporation, Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc., aka Bassett Furniture aka Bassett Upholstery, Belding Corticelli Thread Company, Betz Labs, Binswanger Southern, Black & Decker, Blackman-Uhler Chemical, Borden Chemical Company, Bowater, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Bradington-Young, Inc., Bristol Myers Products, Burlington Industries, CM Furniture, Inc., Cabinet Makers, Inc., Capitol Ford, Inc., Cardinal Steel Drum, Caribbean Gulf Refining Company, Carolina Enterprises, Carolina Mirror Corporation, Cellu Products aka Sealed Air Corp., Champion Parts Rebuilders, Inc., Champion Products, Inc., S.E., Channel Master, Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, Chemical Coatings Corporation, Chemical Leaman Tank Lines, Chemprene, Inc. aka Hercules Products, Cheaspeake Finished Metals, Chevron USA, Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Citgo Petroleum, City Chevrolet, City Motors, City of Lincolnton, City of Raleigh, City of Raleigh- Transportation Dept., Clark Hurth Components aka Clark Equipment Company, Clayton Marcus Company, Coats North America fka American Thread, Collins & Aikman, Comm Scope Company, Inc., Conoco, Inc., Controls Corporation aka Fasco Industries, Converters Ink Company, Conwed Fibers aka Conwed Corporation, Cooper Industries Energy Services aka Cooper Energy Service, Cooper Lighting aka Metalux Lighting, Cornell Dublier Electronics, Corning, Inc. fka Corning Glass Works, Council Business Furniture, Inc., Crain Industries aka Crain Carolina, Crawford Door Company, Crown Central Petroleum, Crown Cork & Seal Co., Cryovac Division, Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems, Dale Electronics, Damon Clinical Laboratories-WCBS, Dana Corporation, Dar-Ran Furniture Industries, Data General, Dexter Packaging Products aka Dexter Corp.-Midland Division, DuPont Spruance Fibers Plant, Duff Norton Company, Duracell, Durham County General Hospital, EZ Painter Corporation aka EZ Painter (A Newell Company), E-Z Go Textron, Eagle-Pontiac-GMC aka Royal Pontiac-GMC- Isuzu, East Carolina Heat Treat aka East Carolina Metal Treating, Eaton Corporation, Eaton Cutler Hammer, Ecusta Corporation, Emerson Electric Company, Emhart Packaging Group, Empak, Inc., Empire Furniture Co., Encas Labs, Environmental Enterprises, Inc., Environmental Wastewater Services, Ericsson Radio Systems, Inc. fka Anaconda Wire and Cable, Esstar Corporation aka Amstar Corporation, Ethan Allen, Excello Corporation-Micromatic Operation, Exide Electronics, F.M.C. Corporation, Fairfield Chair Company, Farval aka Farval Cleveland Gear, Federal Paper Board, Fermenta Animal Health, Fiber Controls, Fieldcrest Mills, Fina Oil and Chemical Company, Firetrol, Inc., First National Bank, Flint Ink aka Flin Ink, Forest City Tool, GSX Services, Inc., Gage Carolina Metals, George A. Goulston Company, Inc., Georgia Bonded Fibers, Gilbarco, Inc., Glaxo, Inc., Glenoit Mills, Inc., Glidden Co. aka Glidden Coatings & Resins, Goodman Conveyor Company, Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Great Lakes Chemical Corp., Great Lakes Research Corp., Green Ford Isuzu, Greenwood Mills, Greet Laboratories, Inc., Grinnell Sales & Supplies aka I.T.T. Grinnell, Gulf State Paper Company, HBD Industries aka Carolina Rubber Hose Co., Halliston Mills, Inc., Hanes Knitwear, Hanes Printables, Inc., Harley Corporation, Hastings Company, Hekman Furniture Company, Henry-Link Corporation, Hickory Springs, Hickory Vinyl, Highway Transport, Inc., Holtrachem, Inc., Hooker Furniture Co., Hunt Mfg., Hydro-Agra North America, Inc. aka Transnitro, Inc., Ingersoll Dresser Pump Company aka Dresser Industrial-Worthington Pump Division, Ingersoll Rand, Intercraft Industries, International Flavors & Fragrances, International Paper aka Masonite Corporation, Ivac Corporation, J.H. Craver & Sons, Inc., J.P. Stevens & Company, Inc., aka West Point Stevens, James River Dixie Products aka James River Dixie Northern, Jepson Burns Corporation, John Boyle Company, Johnson Controls, Inc. aka Hoover Universal, Inc., Jordan Oil Company aka Union Oil Company, Kendrick Paint & Body, Kewaunee Scientific, Klingspor Abrasives, Koch Refining aka Koch Fuel, Kohler Company, Kollmorgen Corp.-Industrial Drive Division, Koopers Company, Kramer Chemicals, Inc. aka Kramer Environmental, Lackawanna Leather Co., Lancaster Synthesis aka Fairfield Chemical Company, Inc., Leathercraft, Lenoir Mirror Company, Liggett Group, Inc. aka Liggett Meyers Tobacco Co., Liquid Air Company aka Air Liquide America, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., Lyon Shaw, Inc., M.A. Bruder & Sons, Inc., M.P.I. Labels of Charlotte, Maintenance Supply Company, Inc. aka Maintenance Supply Service Corp., Mallinckrodt, Inc., Manville Packaging Division, Marsh Furniture Company, Mayes Brothers Tool Mfg. Co., Merck Sharpe & Dohme, Metro Machine Company, Microm Corp., Midland Brake, Inc., Miller Brewing Company, Miller Desk Company, Inc., Miller Oil Company, Milliken Chemicals Corporation, Mine Safety Appliance Company, Mitsubishi Semiconductor of America, Modern Chevrolet Company, Monarch Color Corporation, Morganite, Inc., Morganton Chair, Mr. Frank Bell, Mueller Company, NCNB, NI-Industries, Nap Consumer Electronics, Neptco, Inc., New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection-Division of Waste Management, News & Observer, Niemand Industries, Inc., North Carolina Department of Corrections, North Carolina Department of Transportation, North East Solvents Reclamation Corp., Northern Telecom, Norton Company, Nova Enterprises aka Nova Kitchen & Bath, OH Materials, Occidental Chemical, Ohio Electric Motors, Onan Power Electronics-ADC Magnetics, Onedia Molded Plactics Corporation, Overnite Transportation, PPG Industries, Inc., Pac-Fab, Inc., Package Prodcuts Specialty aka Package Products Co., Pampco, Inc., Paramount Packaging, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Pelton and Crane, Penn Engineering, Pennsylvania House Furniture, Phillips Petroleum Company, Piedmont Airlines, Plastic Packaging Company, Pneumafil Corp., Polymer Industries, Primary Oil & Energy Corp., Printpack, Inc., Prodelin, Prodelin, Inc. aka M/A Com Prodelin, Inc., Progressive Furniture Co., Purolator Products Co., RR Donnelly and Sons, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Radiator Specialty, Raleigh Community Hospital, Ranbar Technology, Inc. aka BBT, Inc. c/o Ball Chemical Company, Raychem, Rea Magnet Wire, Reliance Electric aka Reliance Universal, Rental Uniform Service, Rex Rosenlaw, Reynolds Metal Company, Rheem

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Manufacturing Company, Rice's Toyota, Robert Bosch Power Tool Corp., Rospatch, SAFT Americas, Inc., Sam Moore Furniture, Sandoz Chemicals aka Sodyeco, Inc., Sandvik, Inc., Schlage Lock, Schwitzer Turbocharger, Sealed Air Corporation, Seaman Corporation-shelter Rite, Shell Oil Company, Sherwin Williams Co., Shuford Mills, Inc., Sicpa fka Strahan Ink Pacquer Co., Siemans-Allis, Simpson Industries, South Carolina Department of Corrections, Southchem, Inc., Sherrill Furniture Company, Southeastern Transformer Co., Inc., Southern Facilities, Southern Furnitire, Southern Resin, Spindale Mills Inc. aka New Cherokee, Sprague Electric Co., Square D Company, St. Regis Paper Company, Stabilus aka Gas Spring Company, Stanadyne-Washington, Stanadyne-Sanford, Standard Products Co., Standex, Stanley Furniture aka Raleigh Road Furniture, Star Enterprises, State Industries, Inc.-Water Systems, Stauffer Chemical Company-Furnace Plant, Stockhausen, Stroh Brewing Company, Style Upholstery, Sulzer Ruti, Inc., Sun Chemical Corporation aka Sun Chemical Corporation aka Gen. Printing Ink, Sun Refining & Marketing Company, Superior Cable Company, Superpac, Inc., T&S Brass & Bronze, T.I. Industries-Indiana Marketing, Technibilt Division of Whittaker Co., Technographics Decotone U.S., Inc., Ted Nelson Company, Teledyne-Lewisburg, Tenneco Oil Company, Terrell Machine Company, Texaco, Texas City Refining, Thayer Coggins, Inc., Therm-o-disc, Inc., Thomasville Furniture, Thonet Industries, Tidewater Regional Transit, Tietex Corporation, Timken Company, Tracor Aerospace, Inc., Transcontinental Gas Pipeline, Triad Terminal Oil Company, Trion, Inc., Tritac, Union Oil Company-Southeast Terminals, Unitex Chemical Company, Unocal, VME Americas, Inc., Varco Pruden, Vaughan Furniture Company, Vaughn Bassett-Elkin Division, Vermont American Corporation, Vic Bailey, Virginia Department of Highways & Transportation, W.P. Hickman Company, Wake Medical Center, Walter Kidde Company, Warlick Paint Company, Washington Post, Waster Resources of Tennessee, Wayne Dalton Corporation, Weber USA, Wellington Hall, Ltd., Wells Aluminum S.E., Inc., West Vaco-Chemical Division, St. John's Department, Westclox, Western Branch Diesel, Inc., Western Publishing Co., Weyerhaeuser, Whittaker Corporation, William M. Wilson's Sons, Inc., Winston Container Co., and Yieldhouse.

EPA will consider public comments on the proposed settlements for thirty days. EPA may withdraw from or modify the proposed settlements should such comments disclose facts or considerations which indicate the proposed settlements are inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. Copies of the proposed settlements are available from: Ms. Paula V. Batchelor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV, Program Services Branch, Waste Management Division, 61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, (404) 562-8887.

Written comments may be submitted to Ms. Annette Hill at the above address within thirty (30) days of the date of publication.

Dated: January 22, 1999. Franklin E. Hill, Chief, Programs Services Branch, Waste Management Division.

[FR Doc. 99-2987Filed2-5-99; 8:45 am]