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National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan, National Priorities List

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION:

Notice of intent to delete the Sheller-Globe Corporation Disposal Superfund Site from the National Priorities List.

SUMMARY:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 is issuing a notice of intent to delete the Sheller-Globe Corporation Disposal Superfund Site (Site) located near Keokuk, Iowa, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this notice of intent. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found at appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the state of Iowa, through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.

In the “Rules and Regulations” Section of today's Federal Register, we are publishing a direct final notice of deletion of Sheller-Globe Corporation Disposal Superfund Site without prior notice of intent to delete because we view this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipate no adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for this deletion in the preamble to the direct final deletion. If we receive no adverse comment(s) on this notice of intent to delete or the direct final notice of deletion, we will not take further action on this notice of intent to delete. If we receive adverse comment(s), we will withdraw the direct final notice of deletion and it will not take effect. We will, as appropriate, address all public comments in a subsequent final deletion notice based on this notice of intent to delete. We will not institute a second comment period on this notice of intent to delete. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. For additional information, see the direct final notice of deletion which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.

DATES:

Comments concerning this Site must be received by August 24, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments should be addressed to: Diane Huffman, Community Involvement Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 7, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101 or at (913) 551-7003 or toll free at 1-800-223-0425.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

James Colbert, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. EPA Region 7, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101 or at (913) 551-7489 or toll free at 1-800-223-0425.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

For additional information, see the Direct Final Notice of Deletion which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.

Information Repositories: Repositories have been established to provide detailed information concerning this decision at the following addresses: U.S. EPA Region 7 Records Center, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101 or the Keokuk Public Library, 210 N. 5th Street, Keokuk, Iowa 52632.

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

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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.

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Dated: July 12, 2001.

William W. Rice,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 7.

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[FR Doc. 01-18317 Filed 7-24-01; 8:45 am]

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