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EPA announces the availability of the Removal Administrative Record for the Dobbs/Jackson Abandoned Drum Site in Atlanta, Georgia

Release Date: 03/04/2005
Contact Information:

For Immediate Release
March 4, 2005

Contact: Laura Niles Phone: (404) 562-8353

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the Administrative Record for the Dobbs/Jackson Abandoned Drum Site in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia is available for public review.

The Administrative Record file includes documents that form the basis for selection of the removal action. A removal is a short-term cleanup intended to stabilize a site that poses an imminent and substantial threat to human health or the environment. Documents in the record may include, but are not limited to, preliminary assessment and inspection reports, test results, and the Action Memorandum. All interested persons are encouraged to review and comment on the documents.

The documents will be available for public review during normal business hours at the following location:

U.S. EPA Records Center - Region 4
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center - 11
th Floor
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3104
Attn: Debbie Jourdan

EPA will accept comments regarding the Administrative Record during the public comment period which begins on March 4, 2005 and ends on April 4, 2005. Comments should be addressed to Kevin S. Misenheimer, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 4, ERRB, 11th Floor, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, GA 30303-3104. At the end of the 30-day comment period, a written response to all pertinent comments will be prepared in a responsiveness summary and placed in the file.

The Dobbs/Jackson Abandoned Drum Site consists of a drum abandoned on a ball field off of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue in Atlanta. Information reported to EPA stated that a drum was located along a path that children used to walk to school. The drum was turned on its side and appeared to be full. Although the drum contents were unknown, markings on the drum indicated that it contained flammable materials.