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AGENCY Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
ISSUE 04/22/2005
ACTION Miscellaneous

Notice of Intent to Propose City View Road Groundwater Plume Site for Listing on the Texas Superfund Registry and Opportunity for Citizens to Request Public Meeting

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) is required under the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act, Health and Safety Code, Chapter 361, as amended (the Act), to annually publish a state registry that identifies facilities that 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 most recent registry listing of these facilities was published in the September 24, 2004, issue of the Texas Register (29 TexReg 9218).

In accordance with the Act, §361.184(a), the commission must publish in the Texas Register and in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the facility is located a notice of intent to list a facility on the state registry of state Superfund sites. With this publication, the TCEQ hereby gives notice of an area that the executive director has determined is eligible for listing, and which the executive director proposes to list on the state registry. This publication also specifies the general nature of the potential endangerment to public health and safety or the environment as determined by information currently available to the executive director. This notice of intent to list this facility was also published on April 22, 2005, in the Midland Reporter Telegram.

The facility proposed for listing is the City View Road Groundwater Plume Site (the site) located in Midland, Midland County, Texas. The geographic coordinates of the site are 31 degrees 59 minutes 25.91 seconds North Latitude and -102 degrees 2 minutes 43.79 seconds West Longitude. The description of the site is based on information available at the time the site was evaluated with the Hazard Ranking System. The Hazard Ranking System is the principal screening guide used by the TCEQ to evaluate potential, relative risk to public health and the environment from releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances. The description may change as additional information is gathered on the sources and extent of contamination. The site was evaluated to have a Hazard Ranking System score of 7.06.

The site is located northwest of the intersection of Interstate Highway 20 and State Highway 158 in the City View Road area in Midland, Texas. The groundwater at the site is contaminated with perchloroethylene (also known as tetrachloroethylene), petroleum hydrocarbons, and additives. The source of perchloroethylene is unknown and the area of the contaminated plume is not completely defined. The impacted water wells are clustered near Cloverdale Road, Fairgrounds Road, and City View Road. The site is comprised of private homes, trailers, and a few scattered small businesses.

The City View Road groundwater plume was discovered in 2003 during an investigation of a crude oil spill from a pipeline leak. Water sample analysis indicated the presence of benzene contamination. During All American Pipeline's investigation in June and July of 2003, wells exhibited detectable concentrations of methyl ethyl ketone, perchloroethylene, carbon disulfide, tetrahydrofuran, and trichlorofluromethane.

A public meeting may be requested regarding the proposed listing of the City View Road Groundwater Plume site on the state Superfund registry. The public meeting must be requested by submitting a written request by 5:00 p.m., on May 26, 2005. Interested parties may submit a written request for a public meeting or may submit written comments to the commission relative to the proposed listing of the site to the attention of Mr. Subhash C. Pal, P.E., Project Manager, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Remediation Division, MC 143, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 or facsimile at (512) 239-2450.

If a public meeting is requested regarding the proposed listing of this facility on the state registry, the commission shall publish general notice of the date, time, and location of the public meeting in the Texas Register and in the Midland Reporter Telegram. The public meeting notice shall be provided not later than the 31st day before the date of the meeting. If a public meeting is requested, it will be legislative in nature and not a contested case hearing under the Texas Administrative Procedure Act (Government Code, Chapter 2001).

A portion of the record for this site, including documents pertinent to the executive director's determination of eligibility, is available for review at the Midland College Library, Murray Fasken Learn Resource Center, 3600 North Garfield, Midland Texas, during regular business hours. Copies of the complete public record file may be obtained during regular business hours at the commission's Records Management Center, Records Customer Service, Building E, First Floor, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas 78753, (800) 633-9363 or (512) 239-2920. Photocopying of file information is subject to payment of a fee. Parking for persons with disabilities is available on the east side of Building D, convenient to access ramps that are between Buildings D and E.

For further information about this site or the proposed listing, please call John Flores, TCEQ Community Relations Section, at (800) 633-9363, extension 5674.


Paul C. Sarahan

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: April 12, 2005

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