Environmental Protection Agency.
Proposed rule; notice of intent.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region IX is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete portions of the El Toro Marine Corp Air Station Superfund Site (Site) located in Irvine, California, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of California, through the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, have determined that all appropriate response actions at these identified parcels under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
This partial deletion pertains to all Site media, including soil and groundwater, of parcels I-A, II-A, III-A, II-J, II-Q, II-S, II-T, III-C, I-C, II-U, I-B, I-E, I-G, I-H, I-I, I-J, I-L, I-M, I-P, II-G, II-I, II-P, III-D, I-K, I-N, I-O, I-S, II-E, II-L, II-M, II-R, I-Q, I-R, II-B, II-K, and II-O. The remaining areas of the Site will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action. Maps identifying the area to be deleted and the area of the Site to remain on the NPL are available for review in the partial deletion docket.
Comments must be received by December 19, 2013.
Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-SFUND-1990-0010, by one of the following methods:
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow on-line instructions for submitting comments.
Fax: (415) 947-3528.
Mail: Mary Aycock, U.S. EPA Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, Mail Code SFD-8-1, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Hand delivery: Mary Aycock, U.S. EPA Remedial project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, Mail Code SFD81, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-SFUND-1990-0010. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or email. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statue. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at:
Superfund Records Center, Mail Stop SFD-7C, 95 Hawthorne Street, Room 403, San Francisco, CA 94105. Phone: (415) 820-4700. Hours: Mon. thru Fri.—8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Heritage Park Regional Library, Reference Section, 14361 Yale Street, Irvine, CA 92714. Phone: (949) 936-4040. Hours: Mon. thru Thu.—10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat.—10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun.—12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mary Aycock, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, Mail Code SFD81, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA Start Printed Page 6936194105, (415) 972-2389, email: Aycock.Mary@epamail.epa.gov.
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In the “Rules and Regulations” Section of today's Federal Register, we are publishing a direct final Notice of Partial Deletion for portions of the El Toro Marine Corp Air Station Superfund Site without prior Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion because EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipates no adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for this partial deletion in the preamble to the direct final Notice of Partial Deletion, and those reasons are incorporated herein. If we receive no adverse comment(s) on this partial deletion action, we will not take further action on this Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion. If we receive adverse comment(s), we will withdraw the direct final Notice of Partial Deletion and it will not take effect. We will, as appropriate, address all public comments in a subsequent final Notice of Partial Deletion based on this Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion. We will not institute a second comment period on this Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time.
For additional information, see the direct final Notice of Partial Deletion which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.
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Dated: October 22, 2013.
Regional Administrator, Region IX .
[FR Doc. 2013-27723 Filed 11-18-13; 8:45 am]
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