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Sycamore Removal Site, Hollywood, CA; Notice of Proposed Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of proposed settlement.


This notice announces the availability for review and comment of a proposed administrative settlement agreement under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (“CERCLA”), between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), and 953 N Sycamore (LA), LLC (“Sycamore LLC”), regarding the Sycamore Superfund Removal Site in Hollywood, California. The Settlement Agreement requires the purchaser to conduct a removal action to address soil and soil gas contamination at the Sycamore Site.


Comments must be received on or before August 25, 2017.


Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R09-SFUND-2017-03, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia Start Printed Page 34656submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit​dockets/​commenting-epa-dockets.

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Taly Jolish, Assistant Regional Counsel, Office of Regional Counsel (ORC-3), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105; tel: (415) 972-3925; fax: (415) 947-3570;

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Sycamore LLC is agreeing to perform a removal action to clean up soil and soil gas contaminated with chlorinated volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene, and cis-1,2-dichloroethylene, and with aromatic VOCs, including benzene, toluene, and xylene. The removal action will reduce the risk to future users of the property and the surrounding community from exposure to contamination primarily caused by historical dry cleaning operations at the property. Under the terms of the settlement, Sycamore LLC will complete the removal action and pay EPA's costs for oversight of the cleanup activities. In exchange, Sycamore LLC will receive a covenant not to sue from the United States.

EPA will consider all comments submitted by the date set forth above and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate.

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Dated: July 14, 2017.

Enrique Manzanilla,

Director, Superfund Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9.

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[FR Doc. 2017-15729 Filed 7-25-17; 8:45 am]