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Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”).
Notice; request for public comment on proposed de minimis settlement.
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 response costs concerning the Chemical Recovery Systems Superfund Site in Elyria, Ohio. EPA proposes to enter into this agreement under the authority of sections 122(g) and (h) and 107 of CERCLA. In addition to the review by the public pursuant to this document, the agreement has been approved by the United States Department of Justice. The proposed agreement has been executed by the following eighty three (83) de minimis parties:
Aexcel Corporation (f/k/a DeSantis Coatings)Start Printed Page 50145
Alcoa Building Products, Inc. (f/k/a Stolle Corporation)
American Colors, Inc.
American Greetings Corporation
Auto & Industrial Finishes, Inc.
BASF Corp. (Limbacher Paint & Color Works, Inc.)
Bayer Polymers, LLC (f/k/a Mobay)
Benjamin Moore (f/k/a Technical Coatings, Inc.)
Berenfield Containers, Inc.
Borden Chemical, Inc.
Borg Warner, Inc. (Borg-Warner Corporation)
Bosch Rexroth Corp. (Mannesman Rexroth/Rexroth Corp.)
Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC (Firestone Tire & Rubber)
Browning Ferris Industries of Ohio, Inc.
Bucyrus International, Inc. (Bucyrus Erie)
Bud Industries, Inc.
Chemical Distributors, Inc.
C L Holdings, Inc. (f/k/a Conneaut Leather, Inc.)
Crown Beverage Packing, Inc; Crown Cork & Seal Co., Inc.; and Level 3 Communications, Inc.; (f/k/a Continental Can Company, Inc.)
Cytec Olean, Inc. (f/k/a Conap, Inc.)
CWM Chemical Service, LLC (f/k/a Chemtrol)
DaimlerChrysler Corp. (Chrysler Plastic Products)
Dorn Color, Inc.
Dow Corning Corporation
Eastman Kodak Company
FBC Chemical Corporation
Ferriot Inc. (f/k/a Ferriot Brothers, Inc.)
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. (Painesville Nuclear Plant)
Foseco Metallurgical, Inc.
Franklin International (Franklin Chemical/Glue)
General Electric Company
Great Lakes Terminal & Transportation Corp. of Pennsylvania
Hasbro, Inc. (Kenner Toys)
Honeywell International, Inc. (Sinclair & Valentine)
Hoover Company, The
Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (Ohio Brass)
Hukill Chemical Corporation
Ingersoll-Rand (Clark Equipment Company)
International Paper (Masonite/Marlite)
ITW Food Equipment Group, LLC (Hobart Corp.)
J C Whitlam Manufacturing Company
Kalcor Coatings Company
Liberty Solvents and Chemicals
Mahoning Paint Company
Marconi Communications, Inc. (Lorain Products)
Miller Studio, Inc.
Moen, Inc. (Stanadyne, Inc.)
Molded Fiber Glass Companies
Neville Chemical Company
Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp. (TRW, Inc.)
Ohio Dept. of Transportation
Parker Hannifin Corp., Nichols Airborne Division (Airborne Manufacturing)
Pfizer (Parke-Davis & Co./Warner Lambert, LLC)
Philip Services Corp. (Nortru, Inc.)
Plas-Tanks Industries, Inc.
Quality Synthetic Rubber, Inc.
R. W. Beckett Corporation
Rexam Beverage Can Americas (National Can)
Robertson Ceco Corporation (f/k/a H. H. Robertson Co.)
Ruscoe Company, The (W.J. Ruscoe Co.)
Scott Fetzer Company, The (Quikut)
Shell Oil Company (Shell Chemical Co.)
Taylor Metal Products Corp.
Technical Products, Inc.
Tecumseh Products Company
Temperature Control Company
ThermaTru Corp. (Lake Shore Industries)
Thomas Steel Strip Corp.
U S Chemical & Plastics
Viacom, Inc. (Luxaire, Inc.)
Wooster Brush Company, The
This settlement agreement requires the settling parties to pay a total of $651,200 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement also includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a).
For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlements. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlements if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlements are inappropriate, improper, or inadequate.
Background: Additional background information on the Site is available for public inspection at the following locations: Elyria Public Library, 320 Washington Ave., Elyria, OH 44305. Records Center, U.S. EPA, Region 5, 7th Floor, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3590.
Comments on the proposed agreement must be received by EPA on or before September 19, 2003.
Comments should be addressed to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604-3590, and should refer to: In the Matter of Chemical Recovery Systems Site, U.S. EPA Docket No. V-W-03-C-750.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Thomas C. Nash, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, C-14J, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604-3590, (312) 886-0552.
A copy of the proposed administrative settlement agreement may be obtained in person or by mail from the EPA's Region 5 Office of Regional Counsel, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604-3590.Start Signature
Dated: August 7, 2003.
Director, Superfund Division.
[FR Doc. 03-21349 Filed 8-19-03; 8:45 am]
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