[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 8 (Friday, January 11, 2013)]
[Pages 2396-2397]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00358]

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[FRL-9769-5; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2011-0895]

Draft Research Report: Investigation of Ground Water 
Contamination Near Pavillion, WY

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period.


SUMMARY: EPA is announcing an extension to the public comment period 
for the external review of the draft research report titled, 
``Investigation of Ground Water Contamination near Pavillion, 
Wyoming.'' The draft research report was prepared by the National Risk 
Management Research Laboratory, within the EPA Office of Research and 
Development, and EPA Region 8. This draft research report is not final 
as described in EPA's Information Quality Guidelines, and does not 
represent and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or 
views. During the extended public comment period, the EPA will post 
additional technical information on the web. This will include 
additional details on how the study was conducted, recent information 
from Phase V sampling, and responses to issues commonly raised by 
stakeholders. The EPA also intends to meet with key stakeholders during 
this period. The Agency will continue to review the status of its work 
on Pavillion in light of the additional information posted in the 
record and public comments that are received, and will examine a number 
of options going forward.

DATES: The public comment period began December 14, 2011, and ends 
September 30, 2013. Comments should be submitted to the docket or 
received in writing by the EPA by September 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The draft ``Investigation of Ground Water Contamination near 
Pavillion, Wyoming.'' is available via the Internet on the EPA Region 8 
site at: http://www.epa.gov/region8/superfund/wy/pavillion/EPA_ReportOnPavillion_Dec-8-2011.pdf.
    Comments may be submitted electronically via http://www.regulations.gov, by email, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand 
delivery/courier. Please follow the detailed instructions provided in 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
    Additional Information: For information on the docket, 
www.regulations.gov, or the public comment period, please contact the 
Office of Environmental Information (OEI), Mail Code: 2822T, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone: 202-566-1752; facsimile: 202-566-1753; 
or email: [email protected].
    For information on the draft report, please contact Rebecca Foster, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, P.O. Box 1198, Ada, OK 74821; 
telephone: 580-436-8750; facsimile: 580-436-8529; or email: 
[email protected].


I. Information About Pavillion Ground Water Investigation

    Pavillion, Wyoming is located in Fremont County, about 20 miles 
northwest of Riverton. The concern at the site is potential ground 
water contamination, based on resident complaints about smells, tastes, 
and adverse changes in water quality of their domestic wells. In 
collaboration with ORD, Region 8 has been conducting a ground water 
investigation. The purpose of this ground water investigation is to 
better understand the basic ground water hydrology and how the 
constituents of concern may be occurring in the aquifer. More 
information is available at http://www.epa.gov/region8/superfund/wy/pavillion/.

II. How To Submit Comments to the Docket at http://www.regulations.gov

    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2011-
0895, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected].
     Facsimile: 202-566-1753.
     Mail: Office of Environmental Information Docket (Mail 
Code: 2822T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. The telephone number is 202-566-1752. 
If you provide comments by mail, please submit one unbound original 
with pages numbered consecutively, and three copies of the comments. 
For attachments, provide an index, number pages consecutively with the 
comments, and submit an unbound original and three copies.
     Hand Delivery: The OEI Docket is located in the EPA 
Headquarters Docket Center, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public 
Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public 
Reading Room is 202-566-1744. Deliveries are only accepted during the 
docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be 
made for deliveries of boxed information. If you provide comments by 
hand delivery, please submit one unbound original with pages numbered 
consecutively, and three copies of the comments. For attachments, 
provide an index, number pages consecutively with the comments, and 
submit an unbound original and three copies.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2011-0895. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the 
specified comment period. It is the EPA's policy to include all 
comments it receives in the public docket without change and to make 
the comments available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal information provided, unless comments include information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit 
information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through 
http://www.regulations.gov or email. The http://www.regulations.gov Web 
site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means that EPA will not 
know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the 
body of your comments. If you send email comments directly to the EPA 
without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your email address 
will be automatically captured and included as part of the comments 
that are placed in the public docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit electronic comments, the EPA recommends that 
you include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comments and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If the EPA cannot read 
your comments due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, the EPA may not be able to consider your comments. 
Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters and any 
form of encryption and be free of any defects or viruses. For 
additional information about EPA's public docket, visit the EPA Docket 
Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material,

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will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket 
materials are available either electronically at http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI Docket in the EPA 
Headquarters Docket Center.

    Dated: January 7, 2013.
Lek G. Kadeli,
Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator.
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