[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 168 (Thursday, August 31, 2017)]
[Page 41414]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18504]



[FRL-9966-88-Region 2]

Proposed CERCLA Cost Recovery Settlement for the Wolff-Alport 
Superfund Site, Queens County, New York

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; request for public comment.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), 
notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
(``EPA''), Region 2, of a proposed cost recovery settlement agreement 
pursuant to CERCLA, with the City of New York (``Settling Party'') 
concerning the Wolff-Alport Superfund Site (``Site''), located in 
Queens County, New York.
    The Site includes portions of the former Wolff-Alport Chemical 
Company facility and nearby areas, including businesses, public 
sidewalks, city sewers, and nearby streets, where hazardous substances 
including radioactive contamination were disposed or have migrated. 
Settling Party is the owner of property which constitutes a portion of 
the Site.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 2, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement is available for public inspection 
at EPA Region 2 offices at 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007-1866. 
Comments should reference the Wolff-Alport Superfund Site, Queens 
County, New York, Index No. CERCLA-02-2017-2009. To request a copy of 
the proposed settlement agreement, please contact the EPA employee 
identified below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean Regna, Assistant Regional 
Counsel, New York/Caribbean Superfund Branch, Office of Regional 
Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 290 Broadway, 17th 
Floor, New York, NY 10007-1866. Email: [email protected]; Telephone: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Settling Party agrees to pay EPA 
$659,037.00 in reimbursement of EPA's past response costs paid at or in 
connection with the Site. The settlement includes a covenant by EPA not 
to sue or to take administrative action against the Settling Party 
pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), with regard to 
the response costs related to the work at the Site enumerated in the 
settlement agreement. For thirty (30) days following the date of 
publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating 
to the proposed settlement. EPA will consider all comments received and 
may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments 
received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the 
proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's 
response to any comments received will be available for public 
inspection at EPA Region 2, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007-

    Dated: August 23, 2017.
John Prince,
Acting Director, Emergency and Remedial Response Division, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2.
[FR Doc. 2017-18504 Filed 8-30-17; 8:45 am]