Environmental Protection Agency.
Proposed rule; notice of intent to delete the Southern Maryland Wood Treating Superfund Site from the National Priorities List.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III is issuing a notice of intent to delete the Southern Maryland Wood Treating Superfund Site (Site) located in Hollywood, Maryland from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this notice of intent. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). EPA and the State of Maryland, through the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under CERCLA.
In the “Rules and Regulations” section of today's Federal Register, EPA is publishing a direct final rule of deletion of the Southern Maryland Wood Treating Site without prior notice of intent to delete because EPA views this as a noncontroversial deletion and anticipates no adverse comment. EPA has explained its reasons for this deletion in the direct final rule of deletion. If EPA receives no adverse comment(s) on this notice of intent to delete or the direct final rule of deletion, EPA will not take further action. If EPA receives adverse comment(s), EPA will withdraw the direct final rule of deletion and it will not take effect. EPA will, as appropriate, address all public comments in a subsequent final deletion notice based on this notice of intent to delete. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this notice of intent to delete. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. For additional information, see the Direct Final Rule of Deletion which is located in the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register.
Comments concerning this Site must be received by March 7, 2005.
Written comments should be addressed to: Robert Sanchez, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. EPA Region III (3HS23), 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029, (215) 814-3451.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Robert Sanchez, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. EPA Region III (3HS23), 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029, (215) 814-3451 or 1-800-553-2509.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
For additional information, see the Direct Final Notice of Deletion which is located in the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register.
Information Repositories: Repositories have been established to provide detailed information concerning this decision at the following addresses: U.S. EPA Region III, Regional Center for Environmental Information (RCEI), 1650 Arch Street (2nd Floor), Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029, (215) 814-5254, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and in Maryland at the St. Mary's County Library, 23250 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650 (301) 475-2846, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300
- Environmental protection
- Air pollution control
- Hazardous waste
- Hazardous substances
- Intergovernmental relations
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
- Water pollution control
- Water supply
Dated: January 26, 2005.
Richard J. Kampf,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 05-2059 Filed 2-3-05; 8:45 am]
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