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Proposed CERCLA Section 122(h)(1) Administrative Agreement for Recovery of Response Costs for the City Chemical Corporation Site, Hudson County, Jersey City, NJ

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice; request for public comment.


In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (“CERCLA”), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), Region II, of a Start Printed Page 1187proposed administrative agreement pursuant to section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), for recovery of response costs concerning the City Chemical Corporation site (“Site”) located in Hudson County, Jersey City, New Jersey. The settlement requires the settling parties, City Chemical Corporation and Peter Wolpert, the former Site-operators, and City Chemical, LLC, City Chemical Corporation's corporate successor, to pay $300,000 in reimbursement of EPA's response costs at the Site. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a), in exchange for their payment of monies. For 30 days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the settlement. EPA will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA Region II, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007-1866.


Comments must be submitted on or before February 10, 2003.


The proposed settlement is available for public inspection at EPA Region II offices at 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007-1866.

Comments should reference the City Chemical Corporation Site located in Hudson County, Jersey City, New Jersey, Index No. CERCLA-02-2002-2032.

To request a copy of the proposed settlement agreement, please contact the individual identified below.

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Frances M. Zizila, Assistant Regional Counsel, New Jersey Superfund Branch, Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 17th Floor, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007-1866. Telephone: 212-637-3135.

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Dated: December 23, 2002.

George Pavlou, Director,

Emergency & Remedial Response Division.

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[FR Doc. 03-393 Filed 1-8-03; 8:45 am]