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AGENCY Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
ISSUE 06/22/2007
ACTION Miscellaneous

Notice of Intent to Perform Removal Action at the Tenaha Wood Treating State Superfund Site, Shelby 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, as provided by Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §361.133, for the Tenaha Wood Treating state Superfund site (the site). The site is comprised of approximately six acres and is located south of the city limits of Tenaha, at 275 County Road 4382 in Shelby 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.

Wood treating operations were conducted at the site from approximately 1970 to 1985. The contaminants of concern in soil and sediments at the site include arsenic, chromium, copper, dioxins, and pentachlorophenol (PCP).

The site is proposed for listing under THSC, Chapter 361, Subchapter F. The immediate action is appropriate to remove contaminated soil that is an ongoing source of contamination to surface water, and is appropriate to protect human health and the environment. A removal can be completed without extensive investigation and planning and will achieve a significant cost reduction for the site. The remedial objectives of the site can be furthered through a technically uncomplicated removal action. The removal will consist of the excavation and disposal of contaminated soils from the former process areas and areas of known contamination.

A portion of the records for this site is available for review during regular business hours at the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, 619 Tenaha Street, Center, Texas 75935, telephone (936) 598-5522.

The complete public file may be obtained 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. Photocopying of file information is subject to payment of a fee. Parking is available for persons with disabilities on the east side of Building D, convenient to access ramps that are between Buildings D and E.

For further information, please contact Omar Valdez, TCEQ Project Manager, Remediation Division, at 1-800-633-9363, extension 6858, or Crystal Taylor, Community Relations Coordinator, at 1-800-633-9363, extension 3844.


Mary R. Risner

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: June 12, 2007

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