[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 67 (Wednesday, April 8, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 18780-18781]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-07950]



40 CFR Part 300

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-1991-0006; FRL-9925-83-Region 8]

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan 
National Priorities List: Deletion of the Midvale Slag Superfund Site

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 
announces the deletion of the Midvale Slag Superfund Site (Site), 
located in Salt Lake County, Utah, from the National Priorities List 
(NPL). 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 Utah, through the Utah Department of Environmental Quality 
(UDEQ), have determined that all

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appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, 
maintenance and five-year reviews of the Site, have been completed. 
However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under 

DATES: This action is effective April 8, 2015.

    Docket: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket 
ID No. EPA-HQ-SFUND-1991-0006. All documents in the docket are listed 
on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the 
index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., Confidential 
Business Information or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted 
material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly 
available docket materials are available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at Ruth Tyler Branch Library, 8041 
South Wood, Midvale, UT 84047; Phone: (801-944-7641); Hours: M-Th: 9 
a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erna Waterman, Remedial Project 
Manager, U.S. EPA Region 8, Mail code: 8EPR-SR, 1595 Wynkoop Street, 
Denver, CO 80202-1129; Phone: (303) 312-6762; Email: 
[email protected]. You may contact Erna to request a hard copy of 
publicly available docket materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The site to be deleted from the NPL is: 
Midvale Slag Superfund Site (Site), located in Salt Lake County, Utah. 
A Notice of Intent to Delete for this Site was published in the Federal 
Register (80 FR 6496) on February 5, 2015.
    The closing date for comments on the Notice of Intent to Delete was 
March 9, 2015. One public comment was received. The comment requested 
that the Site not be deleted over concerns that water quality in the 
Jordan River would not be protected from the potential release of 
hazardous substances from the Kennecott North and Kennecott South 
Sites. The EPA believes the deletion action is appropriate as the 
remediation goals for this Site have been met and the water monitoring 
data shows that the Jordan River is not being adversely affected by 
this Site. A responsiveness summary was prepared and placed in both the 
docket, EPA-HQ-SFUND EPA-HQ-SFUND-1991-0006, on www.regulations.gov, 
and in the local repository listed above.
    EPA maintains the NPL as the list of sites that appear to present a 
significant risk to public health, welfare, or the environment. 
Deletion from the NPL does not preclude further remedial action. 
Whenever there is a significant release from a site deleted from the 
NPL, the deleted site may be restored to the NPL without application of 
the hazard ranking system. Deletion of a site from the NPL does not 
affect responsible party liability in the unlikely event that future 
conditions warrant further actions.

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.

    Dated: March 26, 2015.
Shaun L. McGrath,
Regional Administrator, Region 8.

    For the reasons set out in this document, 40 CFR part 300 is 
amended as follows:


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

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(2); 42 U.S.C. 9601-9657; E.O. 
13626, 77 FR 56749, 3 CFR 2013 Comp., p. 306; 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 to Part 300--[Amended]

2. Table 1 of Appendix B to part 300 is amended by removing the entry 
``UT Midvale Slag, Midvale.''

[FR Doc. 2015-07950 Filed 4-7-15; 8:45 am]