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National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List Update

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION:

Notice of deletion of the Gurley Pit Superfund Site from the National Priorities List.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the deletion of the Gurley Pit Superfund Site (Site), located two miles north of Edmondson, Arkansas, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended. The EPA and the State of Arkansas, through the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, have determined that the Site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment and, therefore, no further remedial measures pursuant to CERCLA are appropriate.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

November 6, 2003.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ernest R. Franke, Remedial Project Manager (RPM), U.S. EPA Region 6 (6SF-AP), 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202-2733, (214) 665-8521 or 1-800-533-3508 (franke.ernest@epa.gov).Start Printed Page 62748

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The site to be deleted from the NPL is: Gurley Pit Superfund Site, Edmondson, Arkansas.

A Notice of Intent to Delete for this Site was published in the Federal Register on July 28, 2003 (68 FR 44270). The closing date for comments on the Notice of Intent to Delete was August 27, 2003. No comments were received, and, therefore, EPA has not prepared a Responsiveness Summary.

The EPA identifies sites that appear to present a significant risk to public health, welfare, or the environment and maintains the NPL as the list of those sites. Any site deleted from the NPL remains eligible for Fund-financed remedial actions in the unlikely event that conditions at the site warrant such action. Section 300.425(e)(3) of the NCP states that Fund-financed actions may be taken at sites deleted from the NPL. Deletion of a site from the NPL does not affect responsible party liability or impede agency efforts to recover costs associated with response efforts.

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

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Dated: September 30, 2003.

Lawrence Starfield,

Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 6.

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For the reasons set out in the preamble,

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PART 300—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 300 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 42 U.S.C. 9601-9657; 33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(2); E.O. 12777, 56 FR 54757, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p.351; E.O. 12580, 52 FR 2923, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 193.

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Appendix B—[Amended]

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2. Table 1 of Appendix B to part 300 is amended by removing the entry for the Gurley Pit site in Edmondson, Arkansas.

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[FR Doc. 03-27849 Filed 11-5-03; 8:45 am]

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