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AGENCY Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
ISSUE 04/29/2005
ACTION Miscellaneous

Notice of Updates to the State Superfund Registry

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) is required under the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act, Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 361 (the Act) to identify, to the extent feasible, and evaluate facilities that may constitute an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or to the environment due to a release or threatened release of hazardous substances into the environment. The first identification of these sites was published in the January 16, 1987 issue of the Texas Register (12 TexReg 205). In accordance with the Act, §361.181, the commission must update the state Superfund registry annually to add new facilities in accordance with the Act, §361.184(a) and §361.188(a)(1) (see also 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §335.343) or to delete facilities in accordance with the Act, §361.189 (see also 30 TAC §335.344). The current notice also includes facilities where state Superfund action has ended or where cleanup is being adequately addressed by other means.

In accordance with the Act, §361.188, the state Superfund registry identifying those facilities that are listed and have been determined to pose an imminent and substantial endangerment in descending order of hazard ranking system (HRS) scores are as follows.

1. Col-Tex Refinery. Located on both sides of Business Interstate 20 (U.S. 80) in Colorado City, Mitchell County: tank farm and refinery.

2. J.C. Pennco Waste Oil Service. Located at 4927 Higdon Road, San Antonio, Bexar County: waste oil and used drum recycling.

3. Precision Machine and Supply. Located at 500 West Olive Street, Odessa, Ector County: chrome plating and machine shop.

4. Sonics International, Inc. Located north of Farm Road 101, approximately two miles west of Ranger, Eastland County: industrial waste injection wells.

5. Maintech International. Located at 8300 Old Ferry Road, Port Arthur, Jefferson County: chemical cleaning and equipment hydroblasting.

6. Federated Metals. Located at 9200 Market Street, Houston, Harris County: magnesium dross/sludge disposal, inactive landfill.

7. Texas American Oil. Located approximately three miles north of Midlothian on Old State Highway 67, Ellis County: waste oil recycling.

8. Niagara Chemical. Located west of the intersection of Commerce Street and Adams Avenue, Harlingen, Cameron County: pesticide formulation.

9. International Creosoting. Located at 1110 Pine Street, Beaumont, Jefferson County: wood treatment.

10. McBay Oil & Gas. Located approximately three miles northwest of Grapeland on Farm Road 1272, Houston County: oil refinery and oil reclamation plant.

11. Materials Recovery Enterprises. Located about four miles southwest of Ovalo, near U.S. 83 and Farm Road 604, Taylor County: Class I industrial waste management.

12. Toups. Located on the west side of Texas 326, 2.1 miles north of its intersection with Texas 105, in Sour Lake, Hardin County: fencepost treating facility and municipal waste.

13. Harris Sand Pits. Located at 23340 South Texas 16, approximately 10.5 miles south of San Antonio at Von Ormy, Bexar County: commercial sand and clay pit.

14. JCS Company. Located north of Phalba on County Road 2415, approximately 1.5 miles west of the intersection of County Road 2403 and Texas 198, Van Zandt County: lead-acid battery recycling.

15. Jerrell B. Thompson Battery. Located north of Phalba on County Road 2410, approximately one mile north of the intersection of County Road 2410 and Texas 198, Van Zandt County: lead-acid battery recycling.

16. Hayes-Sammons Warehouse. Located at Miller Avenue and East Eighth Street, Mission, Hidalgo County: commercial grade pesticide storage.

17. Jensen Drive Scrap. Located at 3603 Jensen Drive, Houston, Harris County: scrap salvage.

18. Baldwin Waste Oil Company. Located on County Road 44 approximately 0.1 mile west of its intersection with Farm Road 1889, Robstown, Nueces County: waste oil processing.

19. Hall Street. Located north of the intersection of 20th Street East with California Street, north of Dickinson, Galveston County: waste disposal and landfill/open field dumping.

20. Unnamed Plating. Located at 6816 - 6824 Industrial Avenue, El Paso, El Paso County: metals processing and recovery.

21. Tricon America, Inc. Located at 101 East Hampton Road, Crowley, Tarrant County: aluminum and zinc smelting and casting.

In accordance with the Act, §361.184(a), those facilities that may pose an imminent and substantial endangerment, and that have been proposed to the state Superfund registry, are set out in descending order of HRS scores as follows.

1. Kingsland. Located in the vicinity of the 2100 and 2400 blocks of Farm-to-Market Road 1431, Kingsland, Llano County: two groundwater plumes.

2. First Quality Cylinders. Located at 931 West Laurel Street, San Antonio, Bexar County: aircraft cylinder rebuilder.

3. ArChem Thames/Chelsea. Located at 13013 Conklin Lane, Houston, Harris County: chemical manufacturing and recycling.

4. Hicks Field Sewer Corporation. Located approximately 1.8 miles west of the intersection of U.S. Highway 81/287 and Farm-to-Market Road 156, Tarrant County: former sewage treatment facility.

5. Industrial Road/Industrial Metals. Located at 3000 Agnes Street in Corpus Christi, Nueces County: lead-acid battery recycling and copper coil salvage.

6. Poly-Cycle Industries, Inc., Tecula. Located northeast of Tecula on the southeast corner of the intersection of Farm-to-Market 2064 and County Road 4216, Cherokee County: lead-acid battery recycling.

7. Phipps Plating. Located at 305 East Grayson Street, San Antonio, Bexar County: metal plating.

8. James Barr Facility. Located in the 3300 block of Industrial Road, Pearland, Brazoria County: vacuum truck waste storage facility.

9. Pioneer Oil and Refining Company. Located at 20280 South Payne Road, outside of Somerset, Bexar County: oil refinery.

10. Voda Petroleum Inc. Located at 211 Duncan Street, Clarksville City, Gregg County: waste oil recycling facility.

11. Force Road Oil and Vacuum Truck Company. Located at 1722 County Road 573 (Alloy Road), approximately 1,300 feet east of the Brazoria-Fort Bend County Line, Brazoria County: oily wastewater disposal and oil recovery facility.

12. Marshall Wood Preserving. Located at 2700 West Houston Street, Marshall, Harrison County: wood treatment.

13. Avinger Development Company (ADCO). Located on the south side of Texas 155, approximately 1/4 mile east of the intersection with Texas 49, Avinger, Cass County: wood treatment.

14. Harvey Industries, Inc. Located at the southeast corner of Farm Road 2495 and Texas 31 (One Curtis Mathes Drive), Athens, Henderson County: television cabinets and circuit board manufacturing.

15. Hu-Mar Chemicals. Located north of McGothlin Road, between the old Southern Pacific Railroad tracks and 12th Street, Palacios, Matagorda County: pesticide and herbicide formulation.

16. American Zinc. Located approximately 3.5 miles north of Dumas on U.S. 287 and five miles east on Farm Road 119, Moore County: zinc smelter.

17. El Paso Plating Works. Located at 2422 Wyoming Avenue, El Paso, El Paso County: metal plating.

18. Spector Salvage Yard. Located at Jackson Avenue and Tenth Street, Orange, Orange County: military surplus and chemical salvage yard.

19. State Highway 123 PCE Plume. Located near the intersection of State Highway 123 and Interstate Highway 35 in San Marcos, Hays County: contaminated groundwater plume.

20. Tucker Oil Refinery/Clinton Manges Oil & Refining Company. Located on the east side of U.S. Highway 79 in the rural community of Tucker, Anderson County: oil refinery.

21. Rogers Delinted Cottonseed Company. Located at the intersection of State Highway 380 and Farm-to-Market Road 547, approximately one mile east of Farmersville, Collin County: former cottonseed delinting processing facility.

22. McNabb Flying Service. Located 1.5 miles northwest of Alvin, approximately one mile east of State Highway 6, at the intersection of Brazoria County roads 146 and 539, Brazoria County: aerial pesticide applicator.

23. Bailey Metal Processors, Inc. Located one mile northwest of Brady on Highway 87, McCulloch County: scrap metal dealer, primarily conducting copper and lead reclamation.

24. Poly-Cycle Industries, Jacksonville. Located on the south side of the city at 2505 South Jackson Street in Cherokee County: lead acid battery chips recycler and lead recovery.

Since the last Texas Register publication on September 24, 2004 (29 TexReg 9218), the TCEQ has determined that one facility, Bailey Metal Processors, Inc., McCulloch County, may pose an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or the environment, and in accordance with the Act, §361.184(a), has been added to the list of sites proposed to the state Superfund registry. Also, the TCEQ has determined that one site, Avinger Development Company (ADCO) was not being addressed adequately under the voluntary cleanup program, and in accordance with the Act, §361.189(c), was moved back to the state Superfund registry as a proposed site. No additional sites were proposed to the state Superfund registry.

To date, 34 sites have been deleted from the state Superfund registry in accordance with the Act, §361.189 (see also the Act, §361.183(a) and 30 TAC §335.344): Aztec Ceramics, Bexar County; Aztec Mercury, Brazoria County; Barlow's Wills Point Plating, Van Zandt County; Bestplate, Inc., Dallas County; Butler Ranch, Karnes County; Crim-Hammett, Rusk County; Double R Plating Company, Cass County; Gulf Metals Industries, Harris County; Hagerson Road Drum, Fort Bend County; Harkey Road, Brazoria County; Hart Creosoting, Jasper County; Hi-Yield, Hunt County; Higgins Wood Preserving, Angelina County; Houston Lead, Harris County; Houston Scrap, Harris County; Kingsbury Metal Finishing, Guadalupe County; LaPata Oil Company, Harris County; Lyon Property, Kimble County; Melton Kelly Property, Navarro County; Munoz Borrow Pits, Hidalgo County; Newton Wood Preserving, Newton County; Old Lufkin Creosoting, Angelina County; Permian Chemical, Ector County; PIP Minerals, Liberty County; Poly-Cycle Industries, Ellis County; Rio Grande Refinery I, Hardin County; Rio Grande Refinery II, Hardin County; Sampson Horrice, Dallas County; Solvent Recovery Services, Fort Bend County; South Texas Solvents, Nueces County; State Marine, Jefferson County; Stoller Chemical Company, Hale County; Thompson Hayward Chemical, Knox County; Waste Oil Tank Services, Harris County; and Wortham Lead Salvage, Henderson County.

The public records for each of the sites are available for inspection and copying during regular TCEQ business hours at the TCEQ Records Management Center, Building E, North Entrance, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas 78753, (800) 633-9363 or (512) 239-2920. Handicapped parking is available on the east side of Building D, convenient to access ramps that are located between Buildings D and E. There is no charge for viewing the files, however, copying of file information is subject to payment of a fee.


Paul C. Sarahan

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: April 19, 2005

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