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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-1259



Proposed Settlement under the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act

[29 Pa.B. 4138]

Crown Industries HSCA Site

Lackawaxen Township, Pike County

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), under the authority of the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (35 P. S. §§ 6020.101--6020.1304) (HSCA), has entered into a proposed consent adjudication regarding the Department's costs incurred for response activities at the Crown Industries HSCA Site (Site). This proposed consent adjudication has been entered into with Schilberg Integrated Metals Corporation (SIMCO), a defendant in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection v. Crown Recycling and Recovery, Inc., et al., 92-429-CP-MG (PA Environmental Hearing Board).

   The Site was utilized as a metal processing facility and metal salvage yard from the early 1960's until approximately 1988. During that time frame the Site became contaminated with various contaminants, most notably heavy metals, dioxin and PCBs. To address the threat posed by onsite contamination, the Department has conducted two interim responses and a remedial response at the Site.

   The settlement referenced above would resolve certain potential claims of the Department solely against SIMCO for reimbursement of response costs incurred by the Department in addressing the release or threat of release of hazardous substances at the Site. The claims originated under the authority of the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act 35 P. S. §§ 6020.101--6020.1304). Under the terms of the consent adjudication, SIMCO will pay the Department $700,000 over a period of 5 years in reimbursement of past response costs.

   This notice is provided under Section 1113 of HSCA (35 P. S. § 6020.1113) and 25 Pa. Code § 1021.120(d). The proposed consent adjudication is subject to final approval by the Department and the Environmental Hearing Board. The Environmental Hearing Board may schedule a hearing prior to taking action on the proposed consent adjudication. Under 25 Pa. Code § 1021.120(d), any appeal of the proposed consent adjudication must be to Commonwealth Court within 30 days of the date of the Environmental Hearing Board's action. The proposed consent adjudication containing the specific terms of the proposed settlement is available for public review and comment. The proposed consent adjudication can be examined from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Department's Northeast Regional Office at 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790. Persons wishing to examine the proposed consent adjudication should contact Woodrow Cole at (570) 826-2511 or through the AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD). The proposed consent adjudication is also available at the office of the Environmental Hearing Board, 2nd Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8457, and may be reviewed by any interested party on request during normal business hours. Interested parties may telephone the Environmental Hearing Board at (717) 783-3483 or through the AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD). Under Section 1113 of HSCA (35 P. S. § 6020.1113), a public comment period on the proposed consent adjudication will extend for 60 days from today's date. Persons may submit written comments regarding the proposed consent adjudication to the Department by September 29, 1999, by submitting them to Woodrow Cole at the above address.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-1259. Filed for public inspection July 30, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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