[Federal Register: October 5, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 193)]
[Page 58873-58874]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Availability of the Assessment Plan: Lawrenceville, IL 
Former Indian Refinery Natural Resource Damage Assessment

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of 30-day comment period.


SUMMARY: Notice is given that the document titled ``Assessment Plan: 
Lawrenceville, IL Former Indian Refinery NRDA'' (``The Plan'') is 
available for public review and comment. The U.S. Department of the 
Interior and the State of Illinois are Trustees for natural resources 
considered in this assessment, pursuant to subpart G of the National 
Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan and Executive 
Order 12580.
    Interested members of the public are invited to review and comment 
on the Plan.

DATES: Written comments on the Plan must be submitted by November 6, 

ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the Plan may be made to Mr. Tom 
Heavisides, Contaminant Assessment Section, Illinois Department of 
Natural Resources, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-
1271. This Assessment is also available on our Web

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site at: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/LawrencevilleNRDA/.

    Comments on the Plan should be sent to Tom Heavisides of the 
Illinois Department of Natural Resources at the address listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Trustees are following the guidance of 
the Natural Resource Damages Assessment Regulations found at 43 CFR 
part 11. The Trustees are undertaking an assessment of damages 
resulting from the suspected injury to natural resources at the Former 
Indian Refinery Site in Lawrence County, IL which have been exposed to 
hazardous substances released into the environment. It is suspected 
that this exposure has caused injury and resultant damages to trust 
resources. The injury and resultant damages will be assessed under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), as amended, and the Clean Water Act, as 
amended (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.). The Plan addresses the Trustees' 
overall assessment approach and utilizes existing data. Plan addenda 
may be prepared by the Trustees to provide public notice of additional 
data collection activities.
    All written comments will be considered by the Trustees and 
included in the Report of Assessment, at the conclusion of the 
assessment process.

    Dated: September 29, 2006.
Robyn Thorson,
Regional Director, Region 3.
 [FR Doc. E6-16465 Filed 10-4-06; 8:45 am]