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[Federal Register: September 10, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 175)]
[Notices]
[Page 47666-47667]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr10se97-72]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-5891-1]


Notice of Proposed CERCLA Section 122(h)(1) Administrative Cost
Recovery Settlement

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposal of CERCLA section 122(h)(1) administrative cost
recovery settlement for the Automatic Die Casting Site.

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SUMMARY: U.S. EPA proposes to address the potential liability of
Rauckis Investment Company and Construction Management, Inc.
(``Settling Parties'') under the Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 as amended (``CERCLA''), 42
U.S.C. 9601 et seq., for past costs incurred in response to the release
or threatened release of hazardous substances at or from the Automatic
Die Casting Site (``the Site'') located in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
The U.S. EPA proposes to address the potential liability of the
Settling Parties by execution of a CERCLA section 122(h)(1)
Administrative Order on Consent (``AOC'') prepared pursuant to 42
U.S.C. 9622(h)(1). The key terms and conditions of the AOC may be
briefly summarized as follows: (1) The Settling Parties agree to pay
$65,000 to the Hazardous Substances Superfund; (2) The Settling Parties
agree not to assert any claims or causes of action against the United
States, or its contractors or employees, with respect to past response
costs or the AOC; and (3) U.S. EPA affords the Settling Parties a

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covenant not to sue for recovery of past response costs pursuant to
section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), and contribution
protection as provided by CERCLA sections 113(f)(2) and 122(h)(4), 42
U.S.C. 9613(f)(2) and 9622(h)(4), conditioned upon satisfactory
completion of obligations under the AOC. The Site is not on the NPL,
and no further response activities at the Site are anticipated at this
time. The AOC was signed by the Director, Superfund Division, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, Region V, on August 28, 1997.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed AOC must be received by U.S.
EPA October 10, 1997.

ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement and the Agency's response to any
comments received will be available for public inspection at U.S. EPA
Records Center Room 714, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois
60604. A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from U.S. EPA
Office of Regional Counsel, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago,
Illinois 60604. Comments should reference the Automatic Die Casting
Site, St. Clair Shores, Michigan, and EPA Docket No. V-W-97-C-428 and
should be addressed to Mr. T. Leverett Nelson, U.S. EPA Office of
Regional Counsel, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. T. Leverett Nelson, U.S. EPA Office of Regional Counsel, 77 West
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, at (312) 886-6666.

William E. Muno,
Director, Superfund Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Region 5.
[FR Doc. 97-23976 Filed 9-9-97; 8:45 am]
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