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AGENCY Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
ISSUE 12/16/2005
ACTION Miscellaneous

Notice of Intent to Perform Removal Action at the Harvey Industries Proposed State Superfund Site

The executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) hereby issues public notice of intent to perform a removal action, as provided by Texas Health and Safety Code, §361.133, for the Harvey Industries proposed state Superfund site. The site, including all land, structures, appurtenances, and other improvements, is approximately 87.79 acres located at the southeast corner of the intersection of FM 2495 and State Highway 31, in Athens, Henderson County, Texas. The site also includes any areas where hazardous substances have come to be located as a result, either directly or indirectly, of releases of hazardous substances from the site.

The Harvey Industries proposed state Superfund site is a former television cabinets and circuit board manufacturing facility. The facility was in operation from approximately 1955 - 1992. In 1972 the facility began the process of converting a clay pit located on the west side of the site into a landfill. The landfill is reported to have received office wastes, plant cafeteria wastes, cardboard, particle board, vinyl, wood, sawdust, metal cans, dried paint wastes, and incineration ash.

Prior investigations conducted at this site indicated the on-site landfill is generating landfill gas at rates that are causing significant methane accumulation in the subsurface. The landfill gas was found to have migrated outside of the boundaries of the landfill. Methane concentrations above 25% of the lower explosive level were measured 50 feet from the on-site warehouse buildings. To mitigate the migration of the landfill gas to off-site and on-site facilities, the TCEQ is conducting an immediate action to protect human health and the environment.

A portion of the record for this site, including documents pertinent to the removal action, is available for review during regular business hours at the Henderson County Library, 121 South Prairieville, Athens, Texas 75751. Copies of the complete public record file may be obtained during business hours at the commission's Records Management Center, Building E, North Entrance, First Floor, Room 190, 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 is available on the east side of Building D, convenient to access ramps that are between Buildings D and E.

For further information, please contact the project manager, Fay Duke, TCEQ Remediation Division, at (800) 633-9363, extension 2443.

TRD-200505618

Stephanie Bergeron Perdue

Acting Deputy Director, Office of Legal Services

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: December 6, 2005



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