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AGENCY Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
ISSUE 02/28/2003
ACTION Miscellaneous

Notice of Intent to Perform Removal Action at the Melton Kelly Property State Superfund Site

The executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) hereby issues public notice of intent to perform a removal action, as provided by Texas Health and Safety Code §361.133, for the Melton Kelly Property state Superfund site (the site). The site, including all land, structures, appurtenances, and other improvements, is approximately 46 acres located at County Road 3250 in Chatfield, Navarro 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 rural ranch where an illegal wire burning operation took place. Construction material was carted to the site and burned with the purpose of collecting the metal deposited after the burning of the material. The contaminants of concern are metals (principally arsenic, lead, copper, cadmium, barium, manganese, nickel, selenium, silver, and zinc). The groundwater and surface water have not yet been impacted.

The site is proposed for listing under 30 TAC Chapter 350, Subchapter F. In order to be sure that the metals do not impact the groundwater in the future, a removal of the metal contamination will be appropriate. A removal can be completed without extensive investigation and planning and will achieve a significant cost reduction for the site. The remedial objectives of the site can be achieved through a technically uncomplicated removal action. The removal action will consist of excavation of contaminated soils. Thus, a detailed and extensive design process is unnecessary in this case, and the significant costs associated with that process can be averted.

A portion of the record for this site is available for review during regular business hours at the Corsicana Public Library, 100 North 12th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110, (903) 654-4810. Copies of the complete public record file may be obtained during business hours at the commission's Records Management Center, Building E, First Floor, North Entrance, 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 Building D, convenient to access ramps that are between Buildings D and E.

For further information, please contact, Barry Lands, project manager, TCEQ, Remediation Division, at (512) 239-6547.


Paul C. Sarahan

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: February 18, 2003

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