[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 70 (Monday, April 13, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 19660]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08427]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[9926-13-Region 9]


San Gabriel Valley Area 2 Superfund Site; Proposed Notice of 
Administrative Settlement

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended by the Superfund 
Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9600 et 
seq., notice is hereby given that a proposed Agreement and Covenant Not 
to Sue (Prospective Purchaser Agreement) associated with the San 
Gabriel Valley Area 2 Superfund Site was executed by the United States 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 25, 2015. The proposed 
Prospective Purchaser Agreement would resolve certain potential claims 
of the United States under sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 
9606 and 9607(a) against Reichhold LLC, a Delaware corporation (the 
Purchaser). The Purchaser plans to acquire Reichhold, Inc.'s chemical 
plant, comprising approximately 8.878 acres, located at 237 South Motor 
Avenue, Azusa, California, within the Baldwin Park Operable Unit (BPOU) 
of the San Gabriel Valley Area 2 Superfund Site. The proposed 
settlement would provide the following benefit to EPA: The purchaser 
will pay $800,000 in cash, to be held in reserve in a special account 
for future cleanup work at the BPOU, as needed. Reichhold, Inc., is not 
a signatory to the Prospective Purchaser Agreement. The Purchaser is 
not directly affiliated with Reichhold, Inc.
    For 30 calendar days following the date of publication of this 
notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the proposed 
settlement. EPA's response to any comments received will be available 
for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 75 
Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 13, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The proposed Prospective Purchaser Agreement is available 
for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 75 
Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. The document can be accessed 
through the Internet on EPA Region 9's Web site located at: http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/brown/ppa.html.
    A copy of the proposed settlement may also be obtained from Janet 
A. Magnuson, Assistant Regional Counsel, (ORC-3), Office of Regional 
Counsel, U.S. EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco 94105. 
Comments should reference ``Reichhold, LLC PPA, San Gabriel Valley Area 
2 Superfund Site'' and ``Docket No. 2015-04'' and should be addressed 
to Janet A. Magnuson at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Magnuson, Assistant Regional 
Counsel (ORC-3), Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA Region IX, 75 
Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105; phone: (415) 972-3887; fax: 
(415) 947-3570; email: [email protected].

    Dated: March 31, 2015.
Enrique Manzanilla,
Superfund Division Director, U.S. EPA Region IX.
[FR Doc. 2015-08427 Filed 4-10-15; 8:45 am]
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