[Federal Register: July 17, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 136)]
[Page 39072]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Availability, Final Restoration Plan

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), on behalf of the 
Department of the Interior (DOI), National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), and New York State Department of Environmental 
Conservation (New York), as natural resource trustees, announces the 
release of the Final Restoration Plan (RP) for the Mattiace 
Petrochemical Superfund Site (Site). The Final RP presents the selected 
restoration alternative, consisting of a single restoration project 
that compensates for impacts to natural resources caused by contaminant 
releases associated with the Site.

ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the RP may be made to: U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, New York Field Office, 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, NY 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Karwowski, Environmental 
Contaminants Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field 
Office, 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, NY 13045.
    Interested parties may also call Ken Karwowski at 607-753-9334 or 
e-mail him at Ken_Karwowski@fws.gov for further information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: During the period of March 1996 through 
December 2000, natural resource damage settlements were achieved for 
the Mattiace Petrochemical Superfund Site. NOAA and the State of New 
York were settling Trustees with the DOI. A variety of hazardous 
chemicals were discharged from the Site into Glen Cove Creek, located 
in the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York. Chemical releases 
and remedial activities at the Site adversely affected natural 
resources such as anadromous, catadromous, euryhaline, and marine 
finfish; shellfish; invertebrates; waterfowl; other migratory birds; 
and reptiles. The funds available from the settlement for restoration 
activities total approximately $155,000.
    The RP is being released in accordance with the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 
1980, as amended, commonly known as Superfund (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), 
the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Regulations found at 43 CFR part 
11, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Final RP is 
intended to describe the Trustees' selected alternative to restore 
natural resource injuries associated and affected by the Site.
    The RP describes a number of habitat restoration and protection 
alternatives and discusses the environmental consequences of each. The 
restoration effort with the greatest potential to restore natural 
resources and services that were injured by contaminants or remedial 
activities is preferred. Based on an evaluation of the various 
restoration alternatives, the selected alternative consists of a single 
restoration project involving tidal marsh/wetland restoration and 
    Copies of the RP are available from the Service's New York Field 
Office at 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, NY 13045. Additionally, the RP is 
available for viewing at the following Web site: http://nyfo.fws.gov/ec/MattiaceFRP.pdf.
 No written comments on the Draft Restoration Plan 

were received for consideration in the final restoration plan/
environmental assessment.

    Author: The primary author of this notice is Ken Karwowski, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office, 3817 Luker Road, 
Cortland, NY 13045.

    Authority: The authority for this action is the CERCLA of 1980, 
as amended, commonly known as Superfund (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), 
and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Regulations found at 43 
CFR part 11.

    Dated: June 19, 2007.
Marvin E. Moriarty,
Regional Director, Region 5, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. 
Department of the Interior, DOI Designated Authorized Official.
 [FR Doc. E7-13840 Filed 7-16-07; 8:45 am]