[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 141 (Friday, July 23, 1999)]
[Page 39991]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-18867]




Proposed Settlement, Clearwater Finishing Site, Clearwater, Aiken 
County, South Carolina

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of proposed settlement.


SUMMARY: Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation 
and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) proposes to enter into a ``prospective purchaser 
agreement'' (PPA) concerning property owned by the Aiken County 
Forfeited Land Commission (FLC) in Aiken County, South Carolina. EPA 
proposes to enter into the PPA with the Clearwater Development 
Corporation, Inc., (CDC). The PPA concerns the acquisition by the CDC 
of certain real property presently owned the FLC in Clearwater, Aiken 
County, South Carolina.
    The real property in question consists of a 64.39 acre tract 
located at U.S. Highway One and State Road #126 (also known as 
Belvadere Road), Clearwater, Aiken County, South Carolina. The Property 
is the subject of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the FLC and 
CDC. Pursuant to the PPA, the Settling Respondent agrees to conduct 
further environmental assessment at the Site pursuant to a Voluntary 
Contract with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental 
Control. The PPA will also settle and resolve, subject to reservations 
and limitations contained in the PPA, the potential liability of the 
Settling Respondent for the Existing Contamination as defined in the 
PPA at the Property which may otherwise result from Settling Respondent 
becoming the owner of the property. The CDC will be protected from 
CERCLA liability for past costs which may arise from their 
participation in the acquisition of the Property, as described above.
    EPA will consider public comments on the proposed settlement for 
thirty (30) days. EPA may withdraw from or modify the proposed 
settlement should public comments disclose facts or considerations 
which indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper or 
    Copies of the proposed settlement are available from: Ms. Paula V. 
Batchelor, Waste Management Division, U.S. EPA, Region 4, Atlanta 
Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8909.
    Written comments may be submitted to Ms. Batchelor within thirty 
(30) calendar days of the date of publication.

    Dated: July 14, 1999.
Anita Davis,
Acting Chief, Program Services Branch, Waste Management Division.
[FR Doc. 99-18867 Filed 7-22-99; 8:45 am]