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Fact Sheet

February 2012

Class III Permit Modifications Proposed, Exline, Inc. Facility, Salina, Saline County, Kansas


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 invites the public to comment on the proposed draft permit modifications for the Exline, Inc. (Exline) facility in Salina, Kansas.

The comment period begins February 13, and ends March 29, 2012. A formal public hearing has not been scheduled, but will be held if there is sufficient public interest. Comments or requests for a hearing should be submitted by March 29, 2012, and should be sent to:

Lisa Gotto
U.S. EPA Region 7
901 N. Fifth St.
Kansas City, KS 66101


The Exline facility has been operating at the present location since 1942. During historic operations, the facility repaired industrial engines and engine parts. Part of these operations included chrome plating activities.

Tanks and containers used to manage chrome plating wastes at the facility were removed under a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) closure plan. The RCRA program regulates facilities that generate, treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste.

Because hazardous wastes remain on-site in soils and ground water, Exline is required to maintain a RCRA post closure permit which requires them to identify releases of hazardous waste and, if necessary, perform corrective action.


The current RCRA post closure permit for Exline was issued November 2002. In December 2009, the permit was modified to require cleanup of hazardous soil contamination at several locations. The permit also required the facility to establish Institutional Controls (ICs) to prevent unacceptable exposures to any contamination remaining on-site above residential-use levels. The current IC requirements include an obligation to enter into the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Environmental Use Control (EUC) program.

EPA, KDHE and Exline have agreed to alternate ICs, which are detailed in the permit modification, in lieu of requiring Exline to enter into KDHE’s EUC program. 


EPA encourages the public to review the Administrative Record and comment on the proposed permit modifications. A formal public hearing has not been scheduled, but will be held if there is sufficient public interest. Comments or requests for a hearing should be submitted to Lisa Gotto by March 29, 2012.

Guidelines for Commenting:

EPA will make final decisions on the permit modifications only after the public comment period ends and all comments are reviewed.

Individuals may join the mailing list by submitting a request to the EPA contact listed on page one of this fact sheet. Joining the mailing list will allow an individual to receive any updated information directly throughout the clean-up process.


The Administrative Record is available at the following locations during normal business hours:

The Salina Public Library
301 W Elm St.
Salina, Kansas

Kansas Department of Health
and Environment
Bureau of Waste Management
1000 SW Jackson St.
Topeka, Kansas

EPA Records Center
901 N. Fifth St.
Kansas City, Kansas
(913) 551-7166

For more information contact:

Beckie Himes
Community Involvement Coordinator
Office of Public Affairs
EPA Region 7
901 N. Fifth St.
Kansas City, KS 66101
Toll-free: 800-223-0425, x7253
email: himes.beckie@epa.gov


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