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AGENCY Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
ISSUE 01/23/2004
ACTION Miscellaneous

Notice of Deletion of Kingsbury Metal Finishing, Inc. Proposed State Superfund Site from the State Superfund Registry

The executive director (ED) of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) is issuing this notice of deletion of the Kingsbury Metal Finishing, Inc. (the Site) from its proposed-for-listing status on the state Superfund registry. The state Superfund registry lists the contaminated sites which may constitute an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or the environment due to a release or threatened release of hazardous substances into the environment.

The Site was originally proposed for listing on the state Superfund registry in the January 19, 2001 issue of the Texas Register (26 TexReg 844). The site, including all land, structures, appurtenances, and other improvements, is located approximately 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Farm-to-Market (FM) Road 1104 with US Highway 90, at 1720 FM 1104, approximately 3/4 mile southeast of Kingsbury in Guadalupe County, Texas. The site also included any areas where hazardous substances had come to be located as a result, directly or indirectly, of releases of hazardous substances from the site.

Kingsbury Metal Finishing Company was an electroplating facility that began business in May 1986. The facility included four primary areas: the main processing building; the wastewater treatment area; the discharge area covered with fill; and the outdoor storage area. The main process building contained approximately 30 plating process tanks filled with mixed plating waste. The wastewater treatment area contained approximately seven tanks and 19 drums. The plating process tanks containing mixed plating waste, and wastewater treatment tanks and drums containing wastewater and sludge were removed by TCEQ.

As a result of the removal actions that have been performed at the site, the ED has determined that it no longer presents an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or the environment. Therefore, no further action is necessary at the site and the site is eligible for deletion from the state registry as provided by 30 TAC §335.344(c).

The site is appropriate for residential use according to 30 TAC Chapter 350, Texas Risk Reduction Program Rule.

In accordance with 30 TAC §335.344(b), the commission held a public meeting on December 11, 2003, at the Seguin City Hall Council Chambers, 205 North River, Seguin, Texas, to receive comments on the intended deletion of the Site. Comments which were received into the record were addressed at the public meeting by the commission. The complete public file, including a transcript of the public meeting, may be viewed during regular business hours at the commission's Records Management Center, Building E, First Floor, Records Customer Service, MC 199, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas 78753, (800) 633-9363 or (512) 239-2920. Fees are charged for photocopying file information.

All inquiries regarding the deletion of the site should be directed to Janie Montemayor, Community Relations, (800) 633-9363 or (512) 239-3844.

TRD-200400165

Paul Sarahan

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: January 9, 2004



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