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Proposed Past Cost Administrative Settlement Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act; In the Matter of M Metal Site, Indianapolis, Indiana

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice; request for public comment.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (“CERCLA”), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the M Metal site in Indianapolis, Indiana, with Indianapolis Power & Light Company “IPL”). The settlement requires IPL to pay $73,412.80 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund.

Under the terms of the settlement, IPL agrees to pay the settlement amount. In exchange for its payment, the United States covenants not to sue or take administrative action pursuant to section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), to recovery costs that the Start Printed Page 42858United States paid in connection with the Site through April 20, 2001. In addition, IPL is entitled to protection from contribution actions or claims as provided by sections 113(f) and 122(h)(4) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9613(f) and 9622(h)(4), for response costs incurred by any person in the Site through April 20, 2001.

For thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA's Region 5 Office at 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, and at the Indianapolis Public Library in Indianapolis, Indiana.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before September 14, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

The proposed settlement is available for public inspection at EPA's Record Center, 7th floor, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60604. A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Mark Geall, Associate Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA, Mail Code C-14J, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60604, telephone (312) 353-9538. Comments should reference the M Metal site, Indianapolis, Indiana, and EPA Docket No. V-W-01-C-649, and should be addressed to Mark Geall, Associate Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA, Mail code C-14J, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60604.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mark Geall, Associate Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA, Mail Code C-14J, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60604, telephone (312) 353-9538.

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Authority: The Comprehensive environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9601, et seq.

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Dated: July 19, 2001.

Douglas E. Ballotti,

Acting Director, Superfund Division.

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[FR Doc. 01-20505 Filed 8-14-01; 8:45 am]

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