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EPA announces the availability of the Removal Administrative Record for Altamount Road Drums Emergency Response

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 Altamount Road Drums Emergency Response in Greenville, South Carolina 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 28, 2005 and ends on April 28, 2005. Comments should be addressed to Rick Jardine, 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.

On October 20, 2004, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) identified seven 55-gallon drums on an undeveloped lot in a heavily used area of Greenville, SC. Some of the drums had been overturned by unknown persons, and at least one was leaking at the time of the DHEC inspection.