[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 70 (Monday, April 13, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 19659]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08429]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9926-12-Region-1]


Proposed CERCLA Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on 
Consent for Removal Action: Former Synergy Site, Claremont, New 
Hampshire

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of proposed settlement; request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement 
agreement and order on consent for conducting removal action at the 
Former Synergy Superfund Site in Claremont, New Hampshire with the 
settling party, AmeriGas Propane, L.P. The proposed settlement calls 
for AmeriGas Propane, L.P. to conduct the removal action and allows the 
settling party to submit a claim(s) for reimbursement to the Hazardous 
Substance Superfund (``Fund'') for its necessary costs incurred in 
completing the removal action, but in no event shall settling party's 
total claim(s) against the Fund under the proposed settlement exceed 
the sum of $1,500,000; any costs incurred beyond this sum shall be 
assumed by AmeriGas Propane, L.P. In addition to conducting the removal 
action, AmeriGas Propane, L.P. will create a contingency fund of 
$75,000 for the City of Claremont, New Hampshire to use for future 
contingencies related to the site. In exchange, EPA will provide 
AmeriGas Propane, L.P. with a covenant not to sue or take 
administrative action against it, or its related corporate entities for 
the work and future response costs incurred at the site. The settlement 
has been approved by the Environmental and Natural Resources Division 
of the United States Department of Justice. For 30 days following the 
date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written 
comments relating to the settlement. The United States will consider 
all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the 
settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which 
indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. 
The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for 
public inspection at 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3912.

DATES: Comments must be submitted by May 13, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to RuthAnn Sherman, Senior 
Enforcement Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 5 Post 
Office Square, Suite 100 (OES04-2), Boston, MA 02109-3912 (Telephone 
No. 617-918-1886) and should refer to: In re: Former Synergy Superfund 
Site, U.S. EPA Docket No: 01-2015-0027.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the proposed settlement may 
be obtained from RuthAnn Sherman, Senior Enforcement Counsel, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 
(OES04-2), Boston, MA 02109-3912; (617) 918-1886; 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to sections 111(a)(2), 112, and 
122(b)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and 
Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9611(a)(2), 9612, and 9622(b)(1), in 
this proposed administrative settlement agreement and order on consent 
for removal action concerning the Former Synergy Superfund Site in 
Claremont, New Hampshire, the settling party, AmeriGas Propane, L.P. 
may submit a claim for reimbursement to the Hazardous Substance 
Superfund for its necessary costs incurred in completing the removal 
action, but in no event shall settling party's total claim(s) against 
the Fund under the proposed settlement exceed the sum of $1,500,000. 
EPA's total contribution will be no more than $1,500,000; any costs 
incurred beyond this sum shall be assumed by AmeriGas Propane L.P. In 
addition to conducting the removal action, the settling party shall 
create a contingency fund of $75,000 to the City of Claremont, New 
Hampshire to provide for future contingencies related to the site. In 
exchange, EPA will provide AmeriGas Propane, L.P. with a covenant not 
to sue or take administrative action against it, or its related 
corporate entities, under sections 106 and 107(a) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act for the work and 
future response costs incurred at the site. The settlement has been 
approved by the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the 
United States Department of Justice.

    Dated: April 1, 2015.
Nancy Barmakian,
Acting Director, Office of Site Remediation and Restoration.
[FR Doc. 2015-08429 Filed 4-10-15; 8:45 am]
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