[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 189 (Thursday, September 30, 1999)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 52664-52665]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-25433]



40 CFR Part 300


National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan; National 
Priorities List

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Deletion of the releases from the Taylor Borough Site (the 
Site) from the National Priorities List (NPL).


SUMMARY: The EPA Region III announces the deletion of the releases from 
the Taylor Borough Site in Taylor, Pennsylvania from the NPL. The NPL 
constitutes appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and 
Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), which EPA 
promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA). 
EPA and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) 
have determined that all appropriate CERCLA response actions have been 
implemented and that no further cleanup by responsible parties is 
appropriate. Moreover, EPA and PADEP have determined that remedial 
activities conducted at the Site to date have been protective of public 
health, welfare and the environment.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 30, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Comprehensive information on this release is available for 
viewing at the Site information repositories at the following 

U.S. EPA Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, 215-814-
Taylor Borough Municipal Building, 122 Union Street, Taylor, PA 18517.

Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1650 
Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, 215-814-3199.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The release to be deleted from the NPL is: 
Taylor Borough Site located in Taylor, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.
    A Notice of Intent to Delete the releases from this Site was 
published on August 19, 1999 (64 FR 45224). The closing date for 
comments on the Notice of Intent to Delete the releases was August 18, 
1999. EPA received two letters from citizens in regard to the notice 
during the comment period. One of the letters only requested that the

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releases from the Site not be deleted from the NPL, however, no other 
information was included with this request. The other letter requested 
information about what happens once the releases from the Site are 
deleted from the NPL and expressed concerns about the effects of the 
Site on the health of people who live in the vicinity of the Site. A 
response letter was sent to each of these citizens and a responsiveness 
summary was prepared in regard to these two letters. A copy of the 
responsiveness summary is in the Site administrative record.
    The EPA identifies releases which appear to present a significant 
risk to public health, welfare or the environment, and it maintains the 
NPL as the list of those sites. Releases on the NPL may be the subject 
of remedial actions financed by the Hazardous Substance Superfund 
Response Trust Fund (Fund). Pursuant to Sec. 300.425(e)(e) of the NCP, 
any release deleted from the NPL remains eligible for Fund-financed 
remedial actions in the unlikely event that conditions at the Site 
warrant such action.
    Deletion of a release from the NPL does not affect responsible 
party liability or impede agency efforts to recover cost associated 
with response efforts.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Chemicals, 
Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Intergovernmental relations, 
Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water 
pollution control, Water supply.

    Dated: September 22, 1999.
W. Michael McCabe,
Regional Administrator, USEPA Region III.
    For the reasons set out in the preamble, 40 CFR part 300 is amended 
as follows:


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

    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.

Appendix B--[Amended]

    2. Table 1 of appendix B to part 300 is amended by removing the 
site: Taylor Borough Dump, Taylor Borough, Pennsylvania.

[FR Doc. 99-25433 Filed 9-29-99; 8:45 am]