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AGENCY Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
ISSUE 12/23/2005
ACTION Miscellaneous

Notice of Intent to Perform Removal Action at the Hicks Field Sewer Corporation State Superfund Site, Saginaw, Tarrant County, Texas

The executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) hereby issues public notice of intent to perform a removal action for the Hicks Field Sewer Corporation state Superfund site (the site), as provided by Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §361.133. The site, including all land, structures, appurtenances, and other improvements, is approximately 3.8 acres located approximately 1.8 miles west of the intersection of United States Highway 81-287 and Farm-to-Market Road 156 in Saginaw, Tarrant County, Texas. The site also includes any areas where hazardous substances have come to be located as a result of, either directly or indirectly, releases of hazardous substances from the site.

The facility operated from the early 1970s to mid-1994, providing sewage treatment services for a nearby industrial park. A metal finishing facility operated in the industrial park from the early 1970's until it ceased operations in early 1981. The metal finishing facility discharged pretreated process rinse waters containing metals. Investigation of the plant indicates that the chemicals of concern at the site are arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and zinc. The media of concern is soil.

The site is proposed for listing under THSC, Chapter 361, Subchapter F. The removal action is being conducted so that the metals do not impact the groundwater in the future, and to prevent runoff of contaminants into the nearby stream. A removal can be completed without extensive investigation and planning that will achieve a significant cost reduction for the site and will help protect human health and the environment. The removal action will consist of excavation of contaminated soils. Thus, a detailed and extensive design process is unnecessary in this case, and the significant costs associated with that process can be averted.

A portion of the records for this site is available for review during regular business hours at the John E. Keeter Public Library, 355 West McLeroy Boulevard, Saginaw, Texas 76179, (817) 232-2100. Copies of the complete public record file may be obtained during business hours at the commission's Records Management Center, Records Customer Service, Building E, First Floor, MC 199, 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 Kristian A. Mauricio, TCEQ Project Manager, Remediation Division, at (800) 633-9363, extension 2493, or Bruce McAnally, TCEQ Community Relations Coordinator at (800) 633-9363, extension 2141.


Stephanie Bergeron Perdue

Acting Deputy Director, Office of Legal Services

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: December 13, 2005

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