[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 55 (Tuesday, March 24, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 12296-12297]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-6143]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 300

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-1986-0005; FRL-8784-6]


National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; 
National Priorities List

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion of the Mouat Industries 
Superfund Site from the National Priorities List.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 is issuing 
a Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion of the surface and subsurface 
soils component of the Mouat Industries Superfund Site (Site) located 
in Columbus, Montana, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and 
requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated 
pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found 
at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and 
Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the 
State of Montana, through the Montana Department of Environmental 
Quality (MDEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions 
at these identified parcels under CERCLA, other than five-year reviews 
and operation and maintenance, have been completed. However, this 
deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. This partial 
deletion pertains to the surface and subsurface soils component of the 
Mouat Industries Superfund Site. The groundwater component will remain 
on the NPL and is not being considered for deletion as part of this 
action.

DATES: Comments must be received by April 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-1986-0005, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov. Follow on-line instructions 
for submitting comments.
     E-mail: hoogerheide.roger@epa.gov.
     Fax: (406) 457-5056.
     Mail: Roger Hoogerheide, Remedial Project Manager; U.S. 
EPA Montana Office; Federal Building, Suite 3200; 10 West 15th Street; 
Helena, MT 59626.
     Hand delivery: U.S. EPA Montana Office; Federal Building, 
Suite 3200; 10 West 15th Street; Helena, MT 59626. Such deliveries are 
only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and 
special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed 
information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-SFUND-
1986-0005. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The

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http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information 
unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-
mail comment directly to EPA without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured 
and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket 
and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic 
comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact 
information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you 
submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties 
and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to 
consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special 
characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or 
viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statue. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or are available for viewing and copying 
at the Site information repositories located at: U.S. EPA Montana 
Office, Federal Building, Suite 3200, 10 West 15th Street, Helena, MT 
59626, (406) 457-5000.
    Viewing Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays. 
Stillwater County Library, 27 North 4th Street; PO Box 266, Columbus, 
MT 59019-0266, 406-322-5009. Hours: (Library hours vary)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Hoogerheide, Remedial Project 
Manager, 8MO, hoogerheide.roger@epa.gov, U.S. EPA, Region 8--Montana 
Office, 10 W. 15th St., Suite 3200, Helena, Montana 59626, (406) 457-
5031 or 1-866-457-2690, extension 5031.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the ``Rules and Regulations'' Section of 
today's Federal Register, we are publishing a direct final Notice of 
Partial Deletion for the surface and subsurface soils component of the 
Mouat Industries Superfund Site without prior Notice of Intent for 
Partial Deletion because EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision 
and anticipates no adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for 
this partial deletion in the preamble to the direct final Notice of 
Partial Deletion, and those reasons are incorporated herein. If we 
receive no adverse comment(s) on this partial deletion action, we will 
not take further action on this Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion. 
If we receive adverse comment(s), we will withdraw the direct final 
Notice of Partial Deletion and it will not take effect. We will, as 
appropriate, address all public comments in a subsequent final Notice 
of Partial Deletion based on this Notice of Intent for Partial 
Deletion. We will not institute a second comment period on this Notice 
of Intent for Partial Deletion. Any parties interested in commenting 
must do so at this time.
    For additional information, see the direct final Notice of Partial 
Deletion which is located in the Rules section of this Federal 
Register.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 300

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Chemicals, 
Hazardous waste, Hazardous substances, Intergovernmental relations, 
Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water 
pollution control, Water supply.

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(2); 42 U.S.C. 9601-9657; E.O. 
12777, 56 FR 54757, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 351; E.O. 12580, 52 FR 
2923; 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 193.

    Dated: March 10, 2009.
Carol Rushin,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 8.
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