Environmental Protection Agency.
Proposed deletion of the General Electric (GE) Wiring Devices Superfund Site from the National Priorities List.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region II office proposes to delete the GE Wiring Devices Superfund Site (Site), which is located in the municipality of Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comment on this action. The NPL constitutes 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, as defined by CERCLA; and therefore, further remedial measures pursuant to CERCLA are not appropriate.
We are publishing a direct final action along with this proposed deletion without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipates no significant adverse or critical comments. A detailed rationale for this approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no significant Start Printed Page 50171adverse or critical comments are received, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives significant adverse or critical comments, the direct final action will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting should do so at this time.
Comments concerning this action must be received by September 18, 2000.
Comments should be submitted to: Caroline Kwan, Remedial Project Manager, Emergency and Remedial Response Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, 290 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, New York 10007-1866.
Comprehensive information on this Site is available through the public docket contained at: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, Superfund Records Center, 290 Broadway, Room 1828, New York, New York 10007-1866, (212) 637-4308. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
Information on the Site is also available for viewing at the following information repository locations: The Press Office at the Mayor's Office, Casa Alcaldia de Juana Diaz, Calle Degetau, (787) 837-2185. Hours: 8 AM to Noon; 1 PM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Caribbean Environmental Protection Division, Centro Europa Building, 1492 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Suite 207, Santurce, Puerto Rico 00907, (787) 729-6951 Ext. 263. Hours: 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Kwan may be contacted at the above address, by telephone at (212) 637-4275, by FAX at (212) 637-4284 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
For additional information, see the Direct Final Action which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.Start Signature
Dated: July 28, 2000.
William J. Muszynski,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region II.
[FR Doc. 00-20726 Filed 8-16-00; 8:45 am]
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