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AGENCY Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
ISSUE 01/19/2001
ACTION Miscellaneous

Public Notice

The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC or commission) is required under the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act, Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 361, as amended (the Act), to annually publish a state registry that identifies facilities that 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 most recent registry listing of these facilities was published in the November 24, 2000, issue of the Texas Register (25 TexReg 11756).

Pursuant to §361.184(a), the commission must publish a notice of intent to list a facility on the state registry of state Superfund sites in the Texas Register and in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the facility is located. With this publication, TNRCC hereby gives notice of a facility or area that the executive director has determined eligible for listing, and which the executive director proposes to list on the state registry. By this publication, TNRCC also gives notice pursuant to the Act, §361.1855, that it proposes a land use other than residential as appropriate for the facility identified as Kingsbury Metal Finishing, Inc. (the site). The TNRCC proposes a portion of the site as commercial/industrial. Determination of future land use will impact the remedial investigation and remedial action for the site.

This publication also specifies the general nature of the potential endangerment to public health and safety or the environment as determined by information currently available to the executive director. This notice of intent to list this facility was also published on January 19, 2001, in the Seguin Gazette.

The facility proposed for listing is the Kingsbury Metal Finishing, Inc. at 1720 Farm-to-Market Road 1104, Kingsbury, Texas. This site is approximately 14.94 acres located approximately 0.75 mile southeast of Kingsbury, Texas. The entrance to the site is Latitude 29° 38' 29.42"N and Longitude 97° 48' 55.05"W.

Kingsbury Metal Finishing Company was a electroplating facility that began business in May 1986. The facility was composed of four primary areas, the main processing building, the wastewater treatment area, the discharge area covered with fill, and the outdoor storage area. The main process building contains approximately 30 plating process tanks filled with mixed plating waste. The wastewater treatment area contains approximately seven tanks and 19 drums. Within the site are residentices.

A public meeting will be held Thursday, February 22, 2001, 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 205 North River, 1st Floor, Seguin, Texas. The purpose of this meeting is to obtain additional information regarding the site relative to its eligibility for listing on the state registry, identify additional potentially responsible parties, and obtain public input and information regarding the appropriate use of land on which the facility subject of this notice is located. The public meeting will be legislative in nature and not a contested case hearing under the Texas Administrative Procedure Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001).

Written comments may also be submitted to the attention of Ms. Carol Dye, Project Manager, TNRCC, Superfund Cleanup Section, Remediation Division, MC-143, P. O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, telephone number (512) 239-1504. All comments must be received by the commission on or before February 22, 2001.

The executive director of TNRCC prepared a brief summary of the commission's records regarding this site. This summary and a portion of the records for this site, including documents pertinent to the executive director's determination of eligibility, are available for review at the Guadalupe County Public Library, 707 East College, Seguin, Texas, Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed Sunday. Copies of the complete public record file may be obtained during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at the TNRCC Records Management Center, Building D, Room 190, 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.

Handicapped parking is available on the east side of TNRCC Building D, convenient to access ramps that are between Buildings D and E.


Margaret Hoffman

Director, Environmental Law Division

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Filed: January 10, 2001

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