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EPA Announces Availability of Administrative Record forFar Star Drum Dump Site in Shelbyville, Tenn.

Release Date: 10/18/2004
Contact Information: Laura Niles, (404) 562-8353,
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the Administrative Record for the Far Star Drum Dump Site in Shelbyville, Bedford 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 or clean up 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 October 18, 2004 and ends on November 18, 2004.  Comments should be addressed to Terrence Byrd, 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 site is located at 979 Horse Mountain in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee. The site encompasses approximately 10 acres of a 60-acre parcel of land.  Residential homes are located to the south and east of the property, and a community park is located on the west side of the property.  The Far Star Company recycled cassette tapes, compact discs, and vinyl phonograph record components during the 1990s.  A large number of abandoned drums, many of which were unlabeled, corroded, and/or leaking, were left on the site.