[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 117 (Tuesday, June 18, 2013)]
[Page 36566]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14424]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2013-N118; FXHC11300300000-134-FF03E00000]

Notice of Availability of the Assessment Plan for the Sauget 
Industrial Corridor Sites, St. Clair County, Illinois

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), on behalf of the 
Department of Interior, as a natural resource trustee, announces the 
release of the Assessment Plan for the Sauget Industrial Corridor 
Sites. The Assessment Plan describes the activities that constitute the 
currently proposed approach of the natural resource trustees (USFWS, 
State of Illinois, and State of Missouri) for conducting the assessment 
of natural resources exposed to hazardous substances.

DATES: Submit written comments on the Assessment Plan on or before July 
18, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies of the 
Assessment Plan to:
     Annette Trowbridge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Regional Environmental Contaminants/NRDAR Coordinator, 5600 American 
Blvd. West, Bloomington, MN 55437-1458; or
     Mr. Tom Heavisides, Contaminant Assessment Section, 
Illinois Department of Natural Resources, One Natural Resources Way, 
Springfield, IL 62702-1271.
    You may download the Assessment Plan at http://www.fws.gov/midwest/es/ec/nrda/Sauget/index.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assessment Plan (Plan) was developed to 
assess injury to natural resources as a result of exposure to hazardous 
substances released to the environment through industrial practices. 
The Sauget Industrial Corridor Sites are located within the Villages of 
Sauget, Cahokia, and East St. Louis, in St. Clair County, Illinois. The 
Plan is being released to the public in accordance with the Natural 
Resource Damages Assessment Regulations found in the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) at 43 CFR part 11. In accordance with those 
regulations, since one or more natural resources located on the Sauget 
Industrial Corridor Sites have been contaminated with hazardous 
substances, the Trustees will be conducting a Type B assessment. The 
Plan is one of the first steps in the damage assessment process, the 
goal of which is to restore natural resources injured by the release of 
hazardous substances.
    The Plan has been developed within the authority provided by 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.).
    All written comments will be considered by the Trustees, and 
included in the Report of Assessment at the conclusion of the 
assessment process.
    Public Disclosure: Before including your address, phone number, 
email address, or other personal identifying information in your 
comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including your 
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any 
time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.


    This notice is provided pursuant to Natural Resource Damage 
Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) regulations (43 CFR 11.32(c)(1)).

    Dated: May 16, 2013.
Thomas O. Melius,
Regional Director, U. S. Fish & Wildlife, Region 3.
[FR Doc. 2013-14424 Filed 6-17-13; 8:45 am]