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Notice of Administrative Settlement Agreement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as Amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION:

Notice; request for public comment.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with sections 122(a)(1) and 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9604(a)(1) and 9622(h)(1), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement agreement concerning the Coeburn Town Dump Site, Coeburn, Wise County, Virginia (Proposed Settlement). The Proposed Settlement with the Town of Coeburn (Settling Party) has been approved by the Attorney General, or his designee, of the United States Department of Justice. The Proposed Settlement was signed by the Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region III, on June 26, 2003, pursuant to section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622, and is subject to review by the public pursuant to this notice.

The Proposed Settlement resolves EPA's claim for past response costs under section 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607, against the Settling Party and requires the Settling Party to implement post removal site controls at the site in exchange for a limited covenant for past response costs.

For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the Proposed Settlement. EPA will consider all comments received and may withdraw or withhold consent to the Proposed Settlement if such comments disclose facts or considerations which indicate the Proposed Settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any written comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before November 17, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

The proposed settlement agreement is available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. A copy of the proposed settlement agreement may be obtained from, Regional Docket Clerk (3RC00), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; telephone number (215) 814-2489. Comments should reference the “Coeburn Town Dump Site” and “EPA Docket No. 01-66-DC” and should be forwarded to Lydia Guy at the above address.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ami Y. Antoine (3RC43), Sr. Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: (215) 814-2497.

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Thomas Voltaggio,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.

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[FR Doc. 03-26324 Filed 10-16-03; 8:45 am]

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