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Proposed Agreement Pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for the Marina Cliffs/Northwestern Barrel Site

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”).

ACTION:

Notice; request for public comment on proposed CERCLA section 122(h)(1) agreement with Towne Realty, Inc. for the Marina Cliffs/Northwestern Barrel Superfund Site.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with section 122(i)(1) of the comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1984, as amended (“CERCLA”), notification is hereby given of a proposed administrative agreement concerning the Marina Cliffs/Northwestern Barrel hazardous waste site in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin (the “Site”). EPA proposes to enter into this agreement under the authority of section 122(h) and 107 of CERCLA. The proposed agreement has been executed by Towne Realty, Inc. (the “Settling Party”).

Under the proposed agreement, the Settling Party will pay $850,000 in two installments to the trust fund established to pay for response costs to be incurred by other potentially responsible parties (“PRPs”) under cleanup orders issued by EPA at the Site. EPA and these PRPs have incurred and will incur response costs mitigating an imminent and substantial endangerment to human health or the environment present or threatened by hazardous substances present at the Site.

For thirty days following the date of publication of this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency will receive comments relating to this proposed agreement. EPA will consider all comments received an may decide not to enter this proposed agreement if comments disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the proposed agreement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate.

DATES:

Comments on the proposed agreement must be received by EPA on or before January 5, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

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 Marina Cliffs/Northwestern Barrel Site, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. EPA Docket No. V-W-03C-758.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Thomas J. Krueger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, C-141J, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604-3590, (312) 886-0562.

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. Additional background information relating to the settlement is available for review at the EPA's Region 5 Office of Regional Counsel.

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Authority: The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9601-9675.

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William E. Muno,

Director, Superfund Division, Region 5.

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[FR Doc. 03-30160 Filed 12-3-03; 8:45 am]

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