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AGENCY Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
ISSUE 08/24/2007
ACTION Miscellaneous

Notice of Deletion of the Former Aluminum Finishing Company Proposed State Superfund Site from the State Superfund Registry

The executive director (ED) of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is issuing this notice of deletion of the Aluminum Finishing Company Site (the Site) from its proposed for listing status on the state registry, the list of state Superfund sites. The state registry lists the contaminated sites which 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 Site is being deleted from the state registry because it will be addressed under the agency's Voluntary Cleanup Program.

The Site was originally proposed for listing on the state registry in the May 19, 2006, edition of the Texas Register (31 TexReg 4253). The Site is approximately 0.2 acres located at Ardmore Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas. In addition, the Site included any areas where hazardous substances came to be located as a result, either directly or indirectly, of releases of hazardous substances from the Site.

The facility, formerly known as the Aluminum Finishing Company, is located in a mainly residential area on a corner lot at 6006 Ardmore, Houston, Texas. Metal plating operations were conducted on the Site from March 1981 through June 1993 where nuts and bolts were electroplated with cadmium and coated with chromium. The cleaning solution was sodium cyanide that was neutralized with sulfuric acid. The plating sludge was stored on-site in metal tanks. The substances generated by the electroplating processes on-site include cadmium, chromium, and cyanide. Data collected in February 1992, November 1994, and January 1997, revealed elevated levels of cadmium, chromium, lead, arsenic, and cyanide in on-site soils.

In accordance with 30 TAC §335.344(b), the TCEQ held a public meeting to receive comments on the intended deletion of the Site on July 12, 2007 at the Emancipation Community Center, located at 3018 Dowling, Houston, Texas 77004. Comments which were received into the record were addressed at the public meeting by the TCEQ. The complete public file, including a transcript of the public meeting, may be viewed during regular business hours at the commission's Records Management Center, Building E, First Floor, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas 78753, telephone numbers (800) 633-9363 or (512) 239-2920. Photocopying of file information is subject to payment of a fee.

All inquiries regarding the deletion of the Site should be directed to Ms. Crystal Taylor, Community Relations, telephone numbers 800-633-9363 or (512) 239-3844.

TRD-200703608

Mary R. Risner

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: August 14, 2007



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