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

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Environmental Protection Agency.


Deletion of the Brio Refining, Inc. Superfund Site from the National Priorities List.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 announces the deletion of the Brio Refining, Inc. Superfund Site (Site), located in Friendswood, Texas, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This action is being taken by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Texas, through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. Moreover, EPA and TCEQ have determined that with proper monitoring, operation and maintenance, this Site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment.


Effective Date: December 28, 2006.

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John C. Meyer, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. EPA Region 6 (6SF-LP), 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202-2733, (214) 665-6742 or 1-800-533-3508 (

Information Repositories: Comprehensive information about the Site is available for viewing and copying during central standard time at the Site information repositories located at: U.S. EPA Region 6 Library, 7th Floor, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733, (214) 665-6424, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; San Jacinto College, South Campus Library, 13735 Beamer Road, Houston, Texas, 77089, (281) 992-3416, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Central File Room Customer Service Center, Building E, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas, 78753, (512) 239-Start Printed Page 780952900, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The site to be deleted from the NPL is: Brio Refining, Inc. Superfund Site, Friendswood, Texas. A direct final deletion and a notice of intent to delete were published in the Federal Register on June 23, 2006 (71 FR 36015 and 36048). In these notices, EPA requested public comment on the proposed NPL deletion of the Site until July 24, 2006. During the 30-day comment period, EPA received correspondence offering critical comments. As a result of the critical comments, EPA published a Notice of Withdrawal of Direct Final Deletion of the Site on August 22, 2006. EPA evaluated the comments received and prepared a Responsiveness Summary and has concluded after a review of the comments that the Site does not pose a significant threat to public health or the environment. Copies of the Responsiveness Summary are available at the information repositories.

EPA identifies sites that appear to present a significant risk to public health or the environment and it maintains the NPL as the active list of these sites. As described in 40 CFR 300.425(e)(3), any site deleted from the NPL remains eligible for remedial action in the unlikely event that conditions at a site warrant such action. Deletion of a site from the NPL does not affect the liability of potentially responsible parties nor does it impede EPA 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: December 20, 2006.

Richard E. Greene,

Regional Administrator, Region 6.

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For the reasons set out in this document,

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

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Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(2); 42 U.S.C. 9601-9657; 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 under Texas (“TX”) by removing the entry for “Brio Refining, Inc.”.

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[FR Doc. E6-22298 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]