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10754 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

46 / Friday, March 9, 2007 / Notices

Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA chat will reduce the costs of additional Ottawa County, Oklahoma, EPA Docket
94105; phone: (415) 972–3909; fax: response actions for the Site. The Number 06–12–06 and should be
(415) 947–3570; e-mail: purpose of this Settlement Agreement is addressed to Kenneth Talton at the
berninger.stephen@epa.gov. to encourage the sale of the chat in the address listed above.
Dated: February 28, 2007. St. Joe Chat Pile, by resolving certain FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Keith Takata,
liabilities of those with interests in the James Costello (6RC–S), U.S. EPA
chat or in the property containing the Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas,
Director, Superfund Division, Region IX.
chat, thereby helping free the chat for Texas 75202–2733 at (214) 665–8045.
[FR Doc. E7–4274 Filed 3–8–07; 8:45 am] sale.
BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Dated: March 1, 2007.
Under the settlement, settlors (chat
owners and property owners) agree to Richard E. Greene,
execute an agreement for the sale of the Regional Administrator, Region 6.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION chat pile (if they own an interest in the [FR Doc. E7–4283 Filed 3–8–07; 8:45 am]
AGENCY chat), to provide access, and to refrain BILLING CODE 6560–50–P
[FRL–8286–4] from activities that would inhibit sales.
The settlement also includes settlors’
Notice of Proposed Administrative agreement not to sue the United States ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Settlement Pursuant to the regarding any direct or indirect claim AGENCY
Comprehensive Environmental for reimbursement from the EPA
Response, Compensation, and Liability [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2007–0162; FRL–8118–6]
Hazardous Substance Superfund
Act pursuant to Internal Revenue Code, 26 Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and
AGENCY: Environmental Protection U.S.C. 9507, through CERCLA Sections Status Information
Agency (EPA). 106(b)(2), 111, 112, and 113, any claim
under CERCLA Sections 107 or 113, or AGENCY: Environmental Protection
ACTION: Notice; request for public Agency (EPA).
under any citizen suit provision of
comment. CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9659, the Resource ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Conservation and Recovery Act, 42
U.S.C. 6972, the Clean Air Act, 42 SUMMARY: Section 5 of the Toxic
Comprehensive Environmental
Response, Compensation, and Liability U.S.C. 7604, the Clean Water Act, 33 Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires
Act of 1980, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’), U.S.C. 1365, or any other similar statues any person who intends to manufacture
42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., and the authority or other applicable environmental laws. (defined by statute to include import) a
of the Attorney General of the United In return, subject to reservations and new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on
States to compromise and settle claims limitations, the United States covenants the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and
of the United States, notice is hereby not to sue or take civil judicial or comply with the statutory provisions
given of a proposed administrative administrative action against the settlors pertaining to the manufacture of new
settlement resolving, subject to pursuant to Sections 106 and 107 of chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and
reservations and limitations, liability CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606, and 9607, or 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to
that owners of the St. Joe Chat Pile and other applicable law, for liability of publish a notice of receipt of a
of the underlying property located in response actions and/or claims for premanufacture notice (PMN) or an
Ottawa County, Oklahoma, might natural resource damages arising from application for a test marketing
otherwise incur under CERCLA Sections the sale of the chat. exemption (TME), and to publish
106 or 107, 42 U.S.C. 9606, or 9607, For thirty (30) days following the date periodic status reports on the chemicals
arising from the sale of chat on the of publication of this notice, the Agency under review and the receipt of notices
property in question. The settlement is will receive written comments relating of commencement to manufacture those
entered into by the United States on to the settlement. The Agency will chemicals. This status report, which
behalf of the U.S. Environmental consider all comments received and covers the period from December 18,
Protection Agency (EPA). may modify or withdraw its consent to 2006 to February 2, 2007, consists of the
Chat is a gravel-like mine refuse or the settlement if comments received PMNs and TMEs, both pending or
mine tailings that is generally disclose facts or considerations which expired, and the notices of
contaminated with the hazardous indicate that the settlement is commencement to manufacture a new
substances lead, cadmium and zinc. inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. chemical that the Agency has received
Approximately 49 million cubic yards The Agency’s response to any comments under TSCA section 5 during this time
of chat, including the St. Joe Pile, received will be available for public period.
pollute the Tar Creek Superfund Site inspection at 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, DATES: Comments identified by the
(Site). The Site is located in an Texas 75202–2733. specific PMN number or TME number,
approximately 40-square-mile area in DATES: Comments must be submitted on must be received on or before April 9,
northern Ottawa County, Oklahoma. or before April 9, 2007. 2007.
The Site was mined for lead and zinc ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement ADDRESSES: Submit your comments,
ore from the late 1800’s through the and additional background information identified by docket identification (ID)
early 1970’s, and chat is part of the relating to the settlement are available number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2007–0162, by
waste material left behind by the mining for public inspection at 1445 Ross one of the following methods.
and milling activity. EPA has Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. A • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://
determined that one of the best ways to copy of the proposed settlement may be www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line
jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES

address contaminated chat piles on the obtained from Kenneth Talton (6SF– instructions for submitting comments.
Site is to sell and remove the chat for TE), U.S. EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross • Mail: Document Control Office
use in a manner that will not present a Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733 at (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention
threat to human health or to the (214) 665–7475. Comments should and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental
environment. Sale and removal of the reference the Tar Creek Superfund Site, Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania

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