Environmental Protection Agency.
Notice; request for public comment.
In accordance with Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (“CERCLA”), 42 U.S.C. 6922(h)(1), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement concerning the La Costex Refinery Superfund Site (Site). The Site is located on approximately 38.4 acres of which only approximately 10 acres were used for the facility operations in La Coste, Medina County, Texas.
The settlement requires the Settling Party, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., to pay a total of $100,000.00 for reimbursement of past response costs to the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue which includes, but is not limited to: (1) Any direct or indirect claim for reimbursement from the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund pursuant to Sections 106(b)(2), 107, 111, 112, and 113 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606(b)(2), 9607, 9611, 9612, or 9613; (2) any claims arising out of the response actions at or in connection with the Site; and, (3) any claims against the United States pursuant to Sections 107 and 113 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607 and 9613, relating to the Site.
For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75202-2733.
Comments must be submitted on or before November 29, 2006.
The proposed settlement and additional background information relating to the settlement are available for public inspection at 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75202-2733. A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Kenneth Talton, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75202-2733 at (214) 665-7475. Comments should reference the La Costex Refinery Superfund Site, La Coste, Medina County, Texas, EPA Docket Number 06-07-06 and should be addressed to Kenneth Talton at the address listed above.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Joseph Compton, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75202-2733 at (214) 665-8506.Start Signature
Dated: October 18, 2006.
Richard E. Greene,
Regional Administrator (6RA).
[FR Doc. E6-18202 Filed 10-27-06; 8:45 am]
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