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AGENCY Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
ISSUE 05/03/2002
ACTION Miscellaneous

Notice of Intent to Delete the Gulf Metals Industries Site from the State Superfund State Registry

The executive director of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC or commission) is issuing a notice of intent to delete the Gulf Metals Industries state Superfund site (the site) from the state registry. The state registry is a list of state Superfund 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 commission is proposing this deletion because the site has been accepted into the Voluntary Cleanup Program.

The site was originally proposed for listing on October 16, 1987 (12 TexReg 3858 - 3859). The site, including all land, structures, appurtenances, and other improvements, is approximately 16 acres located on Telean Street, northeast of the intersection of Mykawa Road and Almeda-Genoa Road, in Houston, Harris 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.

The site is a former sand and gravel pit that was used for disposal of hazardous materials, including oily sludges, from the 1950s through 1967. From 1965 through 1967, the site was operated as a commercial landfill for the disposal of metal slag and other foundry debris, including furnace sand and refractory brick. Use of the site as a disposal facility stopped in 1981.

The site respondents have satisfied the requirements of the administrative order for the remedial investigation/feasibility study. The site has been accepted into the TNRCC Voluntary Cleanup Program and is therefore eligible for deletion from the state registry as provided by 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §335.344(c).

In accordance with 30 TAC §335.344(b), the commission will hold a public meeting to receive comment on this proposed deletion. This meeting will not be a contested case hearing within the meaning of Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001. The meeting will be held on June 4, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 6320 Madden Lane (off Mykawa), Houston, Texas.

All persons desiring to make comments regarding the proposed deletion of the site may do so prior to or at the public meeting. All comments submitted prior to the public meeting must be received by 5:00 p.m., June 4, 2002, and should be sent in writing to Mr. Alonzo Arredondo, Project Manager, Remediation Division, Superfund Cleanup Section, MC-143, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P. O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 or by facsimile at (512) 239-2450. The public comment period for this action will end at the close of the public meeting on June 4, 2002.

A portion of the record for the site including documents pertinent to the executive director's proposed deletion is available for review during regular business hours at the Bracewell Branch Library, 10115 Kleckley Drive, Houston, Texas, telephone number (713) 948-9052. The complete public file may be obtained during regular business hours at TNRCC's Records Management Center, 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.

Persons with disabilities who have special communication or other accommodation needs who are planning to attend the meeting should contact the agency at (800) 633-9363 or (512) 239-2463. Requests should be made as far in advance as possible.

For further information about the public meeting, please call Joe Shields at (800) 633-9363.


Paul C. Sarahan

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Filed: April 23, 2002

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