[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 189 (Thursday, September 29, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 60493]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-25082]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9473-2]


Settlement Agreements for Recovery of Past Response Costs; 
Granite Timber Post and Pole Site, Philipsburg, Granite County, MT

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice and Request for Public Comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of Section 122(i)(1) of 
the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability 
Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i)(1), notice is hereby given 
of two Settlement Agreements under Section 122 (h)(1) of CERCLA, 42 
U.S.C. 9622 (h)(1), between the United States Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) and Margery Metesh (Settling Party) and Mark Metesh 
(Settling Party), regarding the Granite Timber Site (Site), located 5 
miles south of Philipsburg and 0.5 miles west of Montana Highway 10A in 
Granite County, Montana. The Settlement Agreements propose to 
compromise a claim the United States has at this Site for Past Response 
Costs, as those terms are defined in the Settlement Agreements. Under 
the terms of the Settlement Agreements, the EPA and the Settling 
Parties agree that the Settling Parties have no ability to pay and the 
Settling Parties agree not to assert any claims or causes of action 
against the United States or its contractors or employees with respect 
to the Site. Additionally, Margery Metesh (Settling Party) agrees to 
file a deed record notice concerning a building on a small portion of 
the Site property. In exchange, the Settling Parties will be granted a 
covenant not to sue under section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), 
with regard to reimbursement of Past Response Costs.
    Opportunity for Comment: For thirty (30) days following the 
publication of this notice, the EPA will consider all comments received 
and may modify or withdraw its consent to that portion of the 
Settlement Agreement, if comments received disclose facts or 
considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, 
improper, or inadequate. The EPA's response to any comments received 
will be available for public inspection at the Superfund Record Center, 
EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, 3rd Floor, in Denver, Colorado.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 31, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The Settlement Agreements and additional background 
information relating to the settlement are available for public 
inspection at the Regional Records Center, EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop 
Street, 3rd Floor, in Denver, Colorado. Comments and requests for a 
copy of the Settlement Agreement should be addressed to Virginia 
Phillips, Enforcement Specialist (8ENF-RC), Technical Enforcement 
Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1595 Wynkoop Street, 
Denver, Colorado 80202-1129, and should reference the Granite Timber 
Site in Philipsburg, Montana.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Phillips, Enforcement 
Specialist, (8ENF-RC), Technical Enforcement Program, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 
80202-1129, (303) 312-6197.

It Is So Agreed:

Andrew M. Gaydosh,
Assistant Regional Administrator, Office of Enforcement, Compliance and 
Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8.
[FR Doc. 2011-25082 Filed 9-28-11; 8:45 am]
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