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AGENCY Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
ISSUE 01/25/2002
ACTION Miscellaneous

Notice of Deletion of Solvent Recovery Services Site from State Superfund Registry

The executive director of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC or commission) is issuing this notice of deletion of Solvent Recovery Services (the Site) from 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 was originally proposed for listing on the state registry on October 16, 1987. The Site, including all land, structures, appurtenances, and other improvements, is approximately five acres located at 5502 Highway 521, about 0.2 miles south of the intersection with Highway 6, in Arcola, Texas, Fort Bend County. 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.

Phase I of the Remedial Investigation (RI) was completed in 1990 and determined that the waste materials and soils contained elevated levels of several metals, and volatile and semi-volatile compounds. Removal actions were conducted in 1991 and all materials originally on-site were removed. The materials consisted of the concrete pad, and the waste consolidation area on the concrete pad, surrounding soils, two tanks of sludge, decontamination liquids, and several 55-gallon drums.

During Phase II of the RI, buried containers were discovered. The containers were removed and additional sampling of the remaining soils and sediments was conducted. A review of the results indicated that no surface or subsurface soils exceeded the residential cleanup levels.

The Site is appropriate for residential use according to regulations applicable to the Site as of October 10, 2001.

In accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §335.344(b), the commission held a public meeting to receive comments on the intended deletion of the Site on Thursday, December 6, 2001 at City Hall in Arcola, Texas. No comments regarding the proposed deletion were received at the public meeting.

The complete public file, including a transcript of the public meeting, may be viewed during regular business hours at the TNRCC Records Management Center, Records Customer Service, MC-199, Building E, First Floor, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas 78753, telephone numbers (800) 633-9363 or (512) 239-2920. Fees are charged for photocopying file information.

Pursuant to 30 TAC §335.344(c), the executive director has determined that the Site no longer presents an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or the environment due to the removal actions that have been performed at the Site.

A notice will be been filed in the real property records of Fort Bend County, Texas, stating that the Site has been deleted from the state registry.

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


Paul C. Sarahan

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Filed: January 15, 2002

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