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EPA announces the availability of the Administrative Record for the Vance Tank Road Battery Site in Bristol, Tennessee

Release Date: 03/28/2005
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March 28, 2005

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

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)       announced today that the Administrative Record for the Vance Tank Road Battery Site in Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee 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:

Avoca Branch Library
1550 Volunteer Parkway
Bristol, TN 37260
Attn: Rebecca Berry                            

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 28, 2005 and ends on April 28, 2005. Comments should be addressed to Glenn Adams, 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 Vance Tank Road Battery Site is located at 1896 and 1912 Vance Tank Road in Bristol, Tennessee. The site was operated as a battery cracking business from 1948 until 1959. Batteries were collected from businesses in the region and brought to the site where they were cracked open for the lead. The lead from the batteries was sold to a scrap metal facility. The debris from the battery cracking operation was disposed of at the scrap metal facility and on site.