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National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Omaha Lead Superfund Site

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Final rule; partial deletion.

SUMMARY:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 announces the deletion of 117 residential parcels of the Omaha Lead Superfund site (Site or OLS) located in Omaha, Nebraska, 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 an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Nebraska, through the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, determined that all appropriate Response Actions under CERCLA were completed at the identified parcels. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under CERCLA. This partial deletion pertains to 117 residential parcels. The remaining parcels will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action.

DATES:

This action is effective July 21, 2020.

ADDRESSES:

EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-SFUND-2003-0010. All documents in the docket are listed on https://www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically https://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the site information repositories. Locations, contacts, and viewing hours of the Site information repositories are:

  • EPA Region 7, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219, open from 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays and facility closures due to COVID-19. We recommend that you contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section before visiting the Region 7 office.
  • W. Dale Clark Library, located at 215 S 15th Street, Omaha, NE 68102, open 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, excluding closures due to COVID-19.

The EPA has temporarily suspended many Regional Records Centers for public visitors to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19. In addition, many site information repositories are closed and information in these repositories, including the deletion docket, has not been updated with hardcopy or electronic media. For further information and updates on EPA Docket Center services, please visit us online https://www.epa.gov/​dockets.

The EPA continues to carefully and continuously monitor information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local area health departments, and our Federal partners so that we can respond rapidly as conditions change regarding COVID.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Elizabeth Hagenmaier, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7, SEMD/LMSE, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, KS 66219, telephone (913) 551-7939, email: hagenmaier.elizabeth@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The portion of the site to be deleted from the NPL are 117 residential parcels of the Omaha Lead Superfund site, Omaha, Nebraska. A Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion for this Site was published in the Federal Register on May 12, 2020 (85 FR 27979).

The closing date for comments on the Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion was June 11, 2020. No public comments were received, and EPA has determined it will proceed with the partial deletion.Start Printed Page 44003

EPA maintains the NPL as the list of sites that appear to present a significant risk to public health, welfare, or the environment. Deletion of a site from the NPL does not preclude further remedial action. Whenever there is a significant release from a site deleted from the NPL, the deleted site may be restored to the NPL without application of the hazard ranking system. Deletion of portions of a site from the NPL does not affect responsible party liability, in the unlikely event that future conditions warrant further actions.

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

  • Environmental protection
  • Air pollution
  • Chemicals
  • Hazardous substances
  • Hazardous waste
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Penalties
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Superfund
  • Water pollution control
  • Water supply
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Dated: June 29, 2020.

James Gulliford,

Regional Administrator, Region 7.

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[FR Doc. 2020-14441 Filed 7-20-20; 8:45 am]

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