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EPA announces the availability of the Removal Administrative Record for the Union Timber Corporation Site in Homerville, Georgia

Release Date: 03/28/2005
Contact Information:

March 28, 2005 

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

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the Removal Administrative Record for the Union Timber Corporation Site in Homerville, Clinch 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 locations:

Clinch County Library 
507 W. Dame Street
Homerville, Georgia 31634
Attn: Jane Welch

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 James Webster, 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.

Union Timber is a former wood treating facility that was regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The facility treated posts and poles using creosote and pentachlorophenol from 1972 to 1988. The site consists of about 10 acres located south of Highway US 84-West, approximately one mile west of Homerville, Georgia. Land use in the immediate vicinity of the site is mixed commercial and residential, and woodlands and wetlands lie immediately south of the site.