Federal Register: November 4, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 213)
DOCID: FR Doc 03-27676
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Environmental Protection Agency
FRL ID: [FRL-7582-7]
ACTION: Superfund; response and remedial actions, proposed settlements, etc.:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice; request for public comment.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Pellestar Site, Negaunee, MI
DATES: Comments must be submitted to U.S. EPA on or before December 4, 2003.
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement which includes compromise of past response costs incurred in connection with the Pellestar site in Negaunee, Michigan with the following settling parties: Carpenter Technology Corporation; Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company; General Motors Corporation; Howmet Corporation; Ispat Inland Inc.; Technology Development Corporation and its subsidiaries, including Pellet Technology Corporation; and TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Inc. The settlement requires the settling parties to perform a removal action at the site and reimburse U.S. EPA for its costs incurred after April 1, 2003 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. Past costs (U.S. EPA costs incurred prior to April 1, 2003) in the amount of $118,328 are being compromised in consideration of the settling parties' commitment to perform the removal and pay all costs after April 1, 2003. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency 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 the site record repository in the Negaunee Public Library, 319 W. Case in Negaunee, Michigan, and at the U.S. EPA Record Center, Room 714, U.S. EPA, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois.
Pellestar Site, MI,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Mr. Jerome Kujawa, U.S. EPA Office of
Regional Counsel (C14J) at 77 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago, IL 60604 or at tel.
Dated: October 22, 2003.
William E. Muno,
Director, Superfund Division, Region 5.
[FR Doc. 0327676 Filed 11303; 8:45 am]
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