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EPA announces the availability of the Removal Administrative Record for the International Chrome Site in Pasco County, Florida

Release Date: 03/02/2005
Contact Information:

For Immediate Release
March 2, 2005

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


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the Administrative Record for the International Chrome Removal Site in Pasco County, Florida is available for public review.  The site is located in a residential neighborhood.

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 2, 2005 and ends on March 31, 2005. Comments should be addressed to Terry Stilman, 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 International Chrome Facility began operation in November 1996. In January 2003, a Florida Department of Environmental Protection inspector discovered that the facility was closed and abandoned. During a July 29, 2003 inspection, a leaking drum of sodium cyanide was found by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Response. The operator agreed to properly remove all wastes and relocate the facility. In October 2003, the site was referred to EPA for assessment.