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Proposed CERCLA Section 122(h) Administrative Agreement for Recovery of Past Costs for the Nelson Galvanizing Superfund Site, New York City, Queens County, NY

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Environmental Protection Agency.


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 proposed administrative agreement pursuant to section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), with John T. Sweeney, Nelson Foundry, Inc. and Nelson Galvanizing, Inc., for recovery of past response costs concerning the Nelson Galvanizing Superfund Site (“Site”) located at 11-02 Broadway, in the Long Island City area of Queens County, New York City, New York. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay $244,000 in reimbursement of EPA's past costs at the Site. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), in exchange for their payment of monies. For thirty (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 Start Printed Page 24741received 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 June 9, 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 Nelson Galvanizing Superfund Site, 11-02 Broadway, New York City, New York, Index No. CERCLA-02-2003-2011. To request a copy of the proposed settlement agreement, please contact the individual identified below.

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Michael A. Mintzer, Assistant Regional Counsel, New York/Caribbean Superfund Branch, Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 290 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, New York 10007-1866. Telephone: 212-637-3168.

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Dated: April 22, 2003.

William McCabe,

Acting Director, Emergency and Remedial Response Division, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2.

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[FR Doc. 03-11474 Filed 5-7-03; 8:45 am]