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[Federal Register: September 23, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 184)]
[Page 51544-51545]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]




Proposed CERCLA Prospective Operator Agreement for the Bofors 
Nobel Site

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposal of CERCLA Prospective Operator Agreement for the 
Bofors Nobel Site.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et 
seq., as amended, notice is hereby given that EPA proposes to enter 
into a prospective operator agreement (``POA'') for the Bofors Nobel 
Site (``the Site'') located in Muskegon, Michigan, that has been 
executed by Camus Water Technologies LLC (``Camus''). The proposed POA 
has been submitted to the Attorney General for approval. The proposed 
POA would resolve certain potential claims of the United States under 
sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, against Camus. 
Under the proposed POA, Camus would receive access to operate the 
groundwater treatment plant located at this NPL Site. Camus will treat 
contaminated groundwater that is extracted as part of the remedial 
action EPA has selected for the site. Camus may also make treated 
groundwater available to Sun Chemical of Michigan LLC (``Sun'') and 
Lomac LLC (``Lomac'') for use as process water. Sun and Lomac are 
located in the immediate vicinity of the groundwater treatment plant. 
The proposed POA would protect Camus from CERCLA liability for already 
existing contamination at the Site as long as Camus does not exacerbate 
such contamination.

DATES: Comments on the proposed POA must be received by EPA on or 
before October 25, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed POA should be addressed to Thomas 
J. Krueger, Office of Regional Counsel (C-14J), U.S. EPA, Region 5, 77 
West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas J. Krueger, Associate Regional 
Counsel, at (312) 886-0562. A 30 day period, commencing on the date of 
publication of this document, is open for comments on the proposed POA. 
Comments should be sent to the addressee identified in this document. A 
copy of the proposed POA is available for review at U.S. EPA Region 5, 

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West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Please contact Thomas 
Krueger (312) 886-0562, prior to visiting the Region 5 office.
William E. Muno,
Director, Superfund Division, Region 5.
[FR Doc. 99-24838 Filed 9-22-99; 8:45 am]

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