[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 48 (Wednesday, March 12, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 13967-13968]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05225]



40 CFR Part 300

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-1983-0002; FRL-9907-65-Region 1]

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; 
National Priorities List: Deletion of the O'Connor Superfund Site

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of intent.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 is issuing 
a Notice of Intent to Delete the O'Connor Superfund Site (Site) located 
in Augusta, Maine, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests 
public comments on this proposed action. 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 Maine, through the 
Maine Department of Environmental Protection, have determined that all 
appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, 
maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this 
deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.

DATES: Comments must be received by April 11, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-1983-0002, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov. Follow on-line instructions 
for submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected].
     Fax: 617 918-0373.
     Mail: Terrence Connelly, US EPA Region 1, Mailcode OSRR07-
1, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, MA 02109-3919.
     Hand delivery: US EPA Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, 
Suite 100, Boston, MA 02109-3912. Such deliveries are only accepted 
during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements 
should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-SFUND-
1983-0002. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any

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personal information provided, unless the comment includes 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 EPA will not know 
your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body 
of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov, your email address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any 
disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to 
technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA 
may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 
any defects or viruses.
    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 statue. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in the hard 
copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either 
electronically in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at: EPA 
Records and Information Center, 5 Post Office Square, First Floor, 
Boston, MA 02109-3912, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Lithgow 
Public Library, 45 Winthrop St., Augusta, Maine 04330, Monday-Thursday 
9:00 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terrence Connelly, Remedial Project 
Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, Mailcode 
OSRR07-1 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3912, (617) 918-1373, 
email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of 
this issue of the Federal Register, we are publishing a direct final 
Notice of Deletion of O'Connor, also known as the F. O'Connor Company, 
Superfund Site without prior Notice of Intent to Delete because we view 
this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipate no adverse comment. 
We have explained our reasons for this deletion in the preamble to the 
direct final Notice of Deletion, and those reasons are incorporated 
herein. If we receive no adverse comment(s) on this deletion action, we 
will not take further action on this Notice of Intent to Delete. If we 
receive adverse comment(s), we will withdraw the direct final Notice of 
Deletion, and it will not take effect. We will, as appropriate, address 
all public comments in a subsequent final Notice of Deletion based on 
this Notice of Intent to Delete. We will not institute a second comment 
period on this Notice of Intent to Delete. Any parties interested in 
commenting must do so at this time.
    For additional information, see the direct final Notice of Deletion 
which is located in the Rules section of this issue of the Federal 

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

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

    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.

    Dated: February 27, 2014.
H. Curtis Spalding,
Regional Administrator, Region 1.
[FR Doc. 2014-05225 Filed 3-11-14; 8:45 am]