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AGENCY Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
ISSUE 07/05/2002
ACTION Miscellaneous

Notice of Deletion of Gulf Metals Industries Site from the State Superfund Registry

The executive director of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (commission) is issuing this notice of deletion of the Gulf Metals Industries 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 (12 TexReg 3858). The site, including all land, structures, 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. 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 site is a former sand and gravel pit that was used for disposal of hazardous materials, including oily sludges, from the 1950s - 1967. From 1965 - 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 commission's Voluntary Cleanup Program and is therefore eligible for deletion from the state registry as provided by 30 TAC §335.344(c)(5).

In accordance with §335.344(b), the commission held a public meeting to receive comments on the intended deletion of the site on June 4, 2002, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 6320 Madden Lane, Houston, Texas. 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. Fees are charged for photocopying file information.

In accordance with Texas Health and Safety Code, §361.188(d), a notice will be filed in the real property records of Harris 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 Mr. Joe Shields, Community Relations, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, telephone numbers (800) 633-9363 or (512) 239-0666.

TRD-200203982

Paul Sarahan

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Filed: June 25, 2002



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