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ASARCO/Encycle (Corpus Christi) related documents


EPA Region 6 has created this page to help people locate information about the ASARCO/Encycle property in Corpus Christi, Texas. The ASARCO/Encycle site is approximately 108 acres, bordered by the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to the north and Up River Road to the south. The Dona Park community is located immediately south of the Up River Road. On December 9, 2010, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) provided the community with an update of the planned demolition activities at the former Encycle/Texas, Inc. facility. The facility originally produced high-grade zinc for American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) from 1941 to 1985. Between 1988 and 2002, Encycle managed a commercial waste-management facility at the site, treating primarily inorganic hazardous and non-hazardous materials for recycling, reclamation, and volume reduction. The facility remained a wholly owned subsidiary of ASARCO. In October 1999, ASARCO and Encycle entered into a consent decree with the United States and the State of Texas to resolve violations at the ASARCO/Encycle facility. Under the consent decree, Encycle agreed to operate the facility in compliance with TCEQ regulations, renew its permit, and clean up contamination by closing permitted and unpermitted solid-waste-management units. Encycle ceased operations in 2003 and began facility-closure activities continuing until 2005, when Encycle filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and vacated the property. Site closure activities are being overseen by a court-appointed bankruptcy trustee. Under the bankruptcy settlement agreement, TCEQ is the lead oversight agency and is to consult with EPA regarding site closure activities.

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There were approximately 24 boxes of documents which were scanned, turned into PDFs and uploaded to this site. A Cross Reference file from paper archives: NEIC/EPA Files Management System 2000 Archive Inventory should show the "VP Document Number" which was also scanned and is displayed in the links below. Many of the attached PDFs are several hundred pages long, and may take several minutes to load, even with high speed internet.

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Summary Report - Quantity Totals (pounds) using MMT Ticket Date (1993-1997) [vp0059-fb-0231]
Report on Material Movement Ticket, Waste Receipts for 1993 - 1997 [vp0059-fb-0230]
Waste Receipt Reports for 1993 - 1997 [vp0059-fb-0236]
Quantity Totals by Generator/Date Received for 1993 [vp0059-fb-0237]
Monthly Waste Receipt Summary for year 1993 [vp0059-fb-0235]
Quantity Totals by Generator/Date Received for 1994 [vp0059-fb-0238]
Monthly Waste Receipt Summary for year 1994 [vp0059-fb-0234]
Quantity Totals by Generator/Date Received for 1995 [vp0059-fb-0239]
Monthly Waste Receipt Summary for year 1995 [vp0059-fb-0233]
Quantity Totals by Generator/Date Received for 1996 [vp0059-fb-0240]
Monthly Waste Receipt Summary for January 1996 [vp0059-fb-0232]
Quantity Totals by Generator/Date Received for March 1993 - March 1995 [vp0059-fb-0241]
Quantity Totals by Generator/Date Received for 1997 [vp0059-fb-0243]
Waste Characterization Questionnaire for Company Name's beginning with letter A - D [vp0059-fb-0273]
Waste Characterization Questionnaire for Company Name's beginning with letter E - G [vp0059-fb-0274]
Waste Characterization Questionnaire for Company Name's beginning with letter H - N [vp0059-fb-0275]
Waste Characterization Questionnaire for Company Name's beginning with letter P - S [vp0059-fb-0276]
Waste Characterization Questionnaire for Company Name's beginning with letter T - Z [vp0059-fb-0277]
Waste Characterizations from 1995 [vp0059-fb-0017]
Waste Characterizations from 1990 [vp0059-fb-0179]
Waste Characterizations from 1993 [vp0059-fb-0180]
Waste Characterizations from 1993-1994 [vp0059-fb-0181]
Waste Characteristic Questionnaire East Side Plating [vp0059-fb-0187]
Waste Characteristic Questionnaire [vp0059-fb-0188]
Waste Characterization Questionnaire, shipping reports, RMA Leachate Calculations [vp0059-fb-0146]
Bill of Lading for 1996: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec [vp0059-fb-0143 thru 0155]
Bill of Lading for 1997: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec [vp0059-fb-0255 thru 0263]
Bill of Lading for shipments of Cadmium Sponge Metal Concentrate [vp0059-fb-0001]
Bill of Lading for shipments of Chromium Concentrate and Lead [vp0059-fb-0002]
Bill of Lading for shipments of Nickel [vp0059-fb-0003]
Bill of Lading for shipments of crushed glass [vp0059-fb-0004]
Bill of Lading for shipments of Iron Concentrate [vp0059-fb-0005]
Bill of Lading after shipping hazardous waste liquid [vp0059-fb-0013]
Bill of Lading for shipments of Sodium Hydroxide [vp0059-fb-0015]
Bill of Lading after shipping Lead Sulfate [vp0059-fb-0017]
Bill of Lading for shipments Zinc Concentrate [vp0059-fb-0027]
Analysis Reports, Waste Description, Material Safety Data Sheets [vp0059-fb-0278]
More Analysis Reports, Waste Description, Material Safety Data Sheets [vp0059-fb-0279]
EPA and Texas Water Commission Response to Encycle/Asarco Settlement Statement [vp0059-fb-0052]
Enforcement Orders,settlement agreement, and other coorespondence [vp0059-fb-0053]
Generator List by Company [vp0059-fb-0054]
Product Managment Program Plan [vp0059-fb-0057]
DOJ Encycle Draft Complaint [vp0059-fb-0059]
Notice of Inspection and Request for Information [vp0059-fb-0060]
Laboratory data, doucment number and company name [vp0059-fb-0062]
List of Document Requests [vp0059-fb-0063]
EPA Response to Request for Info from Brown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline - 3/96 [vp0059-fb-0064]
EPA Response to Request for Info from Brown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline - 4/96 [vp0059-fb-0065]
EPA Request for Info from Encycle pursuant to section 3007 of RCRA [vp0059-fb-0066]
Covington & Burling Response to EPA request for Informaion under section 3007 of RCRA [vp0059-fb-0067]
EPA Information Request Letter Blended Waste Streams [vp0059-fb-0081]
Spent Tin Plating Laboratory Data [vp0059-fb-0082]
Laboratory Data Moen [vp0059-fb-0083]
Generator Dale Electronics [vp0059-fb-0084]
List of Load Date and Destination [vp0059-fb-0085]
Laboratory Data Analysis [vp0059-fb-0088]
Waste Analysis Plan [vp0059-fb-0191]
Monthly Waste Receipt Summaries 1991 [vp0059-fb-0174]
Waste Analysis Plan, Secondary Materials Management Program, RFI Constituents for soils and groundwater [vp0059-fb-0149]
Shipment Analyticals from 1993 [vp0059-fb-0177]
Shipment Analyticals from 1993 thru 1996 [vp0059-fb-0176]
Interim Waste Analysis Plan [vp0059-fb-0153]
Draft Interim Waste Analysis Plan (WAP) [vp0059-fb-0151]
Generator Preacceptance Documents Waste Receive January 1996 [vp0059-fb-0192]
Permit for Solid Waste Mgmt,Class 1 Permit Modification, Permit to Dispose of Waste [vp0059-fb-0195]
Laboratory data [vp0059-fb-0196]
Laboratory data and Waste Characteristic Questionnaire [vp0059-fb-0199]
Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater in 1989 [vp0059-fb-0203]
Bevil Memo from Asarco Land Disposal Restric-ion Standards [vp0059-fb-0209]
Precautionary manifest Sample of Shipment Made from Encycle to Cyprus [vp0059-fb-0210]
Two F006 letters to generators in August 1997 [vp0059-fb-0211]
Bin designation drawings or sketches for alphabet and numbered storage buildings [vp0059-fb-0212]
Bill Tiddy's sketch of numbered storage building [vp0059-fb-0213]
BIN Decontamination Plan and Operating Plan [vp0059-fb-0253]
Waste Order or Material Movement Ticket and Laboratory data [vp0059-fb-0215]
Encycle Texas Organizational Chart January 1998 [vp0059-fb-0216]
Blank form of Material Acceptance Profile [vp0059-fb-0217]
Monthly Waste Receipt Summary for January 1992 to December 1992 [vp0059-fb-0218]
Encyle Organization Chart [vp0059-fb-0220]
Laboratory Results and shipping manifest [vp0059-fb-0221]
Marking Reports and Laboratory Analyticals of metals [vp0059-fb-0222]
Table of Glover Matte & East Helen Baghouse Dust Shipments [vp0059-fb-0223]
DOT Waste Order and laboratory data [vp0059-fb-0224]
Laboratory data report for heavy metals [vp0059-fb-0225]
TCEQ analytical data report heavy metals [vp0059-fb-0226]
Traffic patterns diagram for truck uploading area [vp0059-fb-0227]
Process and sites diagram [vp0059-fb-0228]
Denver Meeting in 1998, settlement negotiations, compliance schedule and solid waste definition dilema [vp0059-fb-0243]
Settlement Negotiations, Interim Authorized Units, Sham Recycling Modeling Assumptions [vp0059-fb-0254]
Settlement Negotiations, Sham Recycling Tables [vp0059-fb-0127]
Recycling of Wastewater Treatment Sludges From Electroplating Operations F006 and Recovery of nickel [vp0059-fb-0050]
Emergency Evacuation Plan,Contingency Plan and Notification [vp0059-fb-0172]
Photos of Warning Signs [vp0059-fb-0173]
Frequency Reports from 1992, List of Generator Register Numbers and Tx Waste Codes [vp0059-fb-0247
Procedure to decontaminate operational units [vp0059-fb-0249]
Memoradum setting out responsibilities and scheduling fo joint EPA/TNRCC handling [vp0059-fb-0251]

DOCUMENTS ADDED ON 10/12/2011:
Weight Bill from Glover Matt, Jan97 [vp0059-fb-0280]
Bill of Lading for Glass & Lead,Feb 1997 [vp0059-fb-0281]
Bill of Lading,Glass & Lead,March 1997 [vp0059-fb-0282]
Bill of Lading: April97, May97, June97, July97, Aug97, Sept97, Oct97, Nov97, Dec97 [vp0059-fb-0283 thru 0291]
Railcar Shipping & lab analysis: Jan92, Feb92, Mar92, Apr92, May92, Jun92, Jul92, Aug92, Sep92, Oct92, Nov92, Dec92 [vp0059-fb-0292 thru 0303]
Railcar Shipping & lab analysis: Jan93, Feb93, Mar93, Apr93, May93, Jun93, Jul93, Aug93, Sep93, Oct93, Nov93, Dec93 [vp0059-fb-0304 thru 0315]
Bill of Ladings from 1992 - 1994 [vp0059-fb-0316]
Railcar Shipping & lab analysis: Jan94, Feb94, Mar94, Apr94, May94, Jun94, Jul94, Aug94, Sep94, Oct94, Nov94-Dec94 [vp0059-fb-0317 thru 0327]
Railcar Shipping & lab analysis: Jan95, Feb95, Mar95, Apr95, May95, Jun95, Jul95, Aug95, Sep95, Oct95, Nov95, Dec95 [vp0059-fb-0328 thru 0339]
Settlement Negotiations,Decon Requirements [vp0059-fb-0341]
Settlement Negotiations and Proposed SEP for City of East Helena POTW [vp0059-fb-0342]
Decon Operation Plan [vp0059-fb-0343]
Notice of Violation,Document Requests [vp0059-fb-0344]
Fax Cover Sheets [vp0059-fb-0345]
Waste Generator List [vp0059-fb-0346]
TNRCC regulatory status of solids [vp0059-fb-0349]
Waste Receive and Processed Summary,1993-1997 [vp0059-fb-0350]
TNRCC internal letters and questionnaires [vp0059-fb-0351]
Sample waste analysis plan,draft material tracking SOP [vp0059-fb-0353]
Settlement negotiations,material tracking,AMS procedure,9/17/98 [vp0059-fb-0354]
Precious metal,acceptance justification [vp0059-fb-0358]
Phone numbers and names [vp0059-fb-0361]
Section 3007 request,7/20/ 98,response [vp0059-fb-0364]
Proposed 3007,questions [vp0059-fb-0365]
TNRCC,PMP,letters,reconsideration [vp0059-fb-0366]
Document request EN 7,EN 8,April 1998 [vp0059-fb-0367]
CACI MMT bar graphs [vp0059-fb-0368]
Waste received 1993 1997 tables from CACI data [vp0059-fb-0370]
Environmental Mangement Systems Audits [vp0059-fb-0373]
impermissible dilution [vp0059-fb-0375]
Correspondence and Altrista Zinc classification [vp0059-fb-0376]
Shipments of regulated material to Asarco Smelters from E/TI Summary and Bin contents [vp0059-fb-0377]
Shipments to smelters El Paso and East Helena 1992 to 1997 [vp0059-fb-0378]
Operating plan draft 08/98 [vp0059-fb-0379]
Baghouse Dust Disposal [vp0059-fb-0380]
Water processing MMT table worksheets [vp0059-fb-0381]
CACI data, report study [vp0059-fb-0384]
Environmental Management System [vp0059-fb-0385]
Shipments to smelters El Paso and East Helena 1992 - 1997 [vp0059-fb-0386]
Consent decree comment correspondence [vp0059-fb-0387]
Correspondence, Operating Plan Outline, waste analysis plan, sampling procedures [vp0059-fb-0389]
RCRA civil penalty calculations settlement penalty amount [vp0059-fb-0390]
Telephone memo, CM&E log, inspection report, log book, correspondence, manifest, chain of custody [vp0059-fb-0091]
Monthly waste receipt and shipment summary, correspondence, manifest, chain of custody [vp0059-fb-0092]
Manifest, chain of custody, and notice [vp0059-fb-0093]
Manifest, chain of custody, sampling analysis [vp0059-fb-0094]
PMP letters, email, correspondence, notes, permit HW-50221-001 [vp0059-fb-0095]
Documents provided to DOJ: Incompatibilities between Encycle and Daviti Cahill, Product Bin Summary, notes, and permit HW-50221-001 [vp0059-fb-0096]
Covington & Burling Letters [vp0059-fb-0382]

DOCUMENTS ADDED ON 10/14/2011:
Inspection report, daily truck logs, waste receipt summary [vp0059-fb-0157]
TNRCC documents: Report / Study | Questionnaire | Sampling Analysis [vp0059-fb-0158]
Permit 00314, TNRCC Correspondence | Notice | Memorandum [vp0059-fb-0159]
Resume´of metallurgist [vp0059-fb-0162]
Hazardous waste manifest [vp0059-fb-0163]
Texas Water Commission Solid Waste Determination [vp0059-fb-0164]
Documents requested in 1996 [vp0059-fb-0165]
Photographs of Asarco/Encycle Facility [vp0059-fb-0166]
Photographs Log Field Notebook [vp0059-fb-0167]
Receipt for Samples and Documents - Chain of Custody [vp0059-fb-0168]
Log Book and Field Notes [vp0059-fb-0169]
Photograph Log from EPA inspection [vp0059-fb-0170]
Inspection Report [vp0059-fb-0171]
Railcar Shipping & lab Analysis: Jan92, Feb92, Mar92, Apr92, May92, Jun92, Jul92, Aug92, Sep92, Oct92, Nov92 , Dec92 [vp0059-fb-0440 thru 0451]
Railcar Shipping & lab Analysis: Jan93, Feb93, Mar93, Apr93, May93, Jun93, Jul93, Aug93, Sep93, Oct93, Nov93 , Dec93 [vp0059-fb-0452 thru 0463]
Material Movement Tickets, Daily Batch Process: Jan95, Apr95, Jul95 , Oct95 [vp0059-fb-0498 thru 0501]
Material Movement Tickets, Daily Batch Process: Feb96, May96, Aug96 , Nov96 [vp0059-fb-0502 thru 0505]
Material Movement Tickets, Daily Batch Process: Mar97, Jun97, Sept97 , Dec97 [vp0059-fb-0506 thru 0509]
OSHA records and notes, drawings, and blueprint [vp0059-fb-0624]
RCRA Inspection Report,May 1996 [vp0059-fb-0625]
Evaluation summary of shipment testing activities [vp0059-fb-0626]
Request for information, Covington & Burling - July 1998 [vp0059-fb-0629]
Legal documents for consent decree - April 1999 [vp0059-fb-0631]
Photographs of Asarco/Encycle Facility on Jan 15 1998 [vp0059-fb-0632]
Waste Manifests [vp0059-fb-0633]
TNRCC Hazardous Waste Inspection Report 1996 for non-permitted facilities [vp0059-fb-0634]
TNRCC Hazardous Waste Inspection Report 1996 for non-permitted facilities [vp0059-fb-0635]
TNRCC RCRIS compliance monitoring & enforcement log,summary of alleged violations [vp0059-fb-0636]
TNRCC RCRIS compliance monitoring & enforcement log,summary of alleged violations [vp0059-fb-0637]
TNRCC RCRIS compliance monitoring & enforcement log,summary of alleged violations [vp0059-fb-0638]
Railcar Shipping,Lab Analysis: Jan94, Feb94, Mar94, Apr94, May94, Jun94, Jul94, Aug94, No Sep94, Oct94, Nov94 , Dec94 [vp0059-fb-0464 thru 0475]
Railcar Shipping,Lab Analysis: Jan95,No Feb-Mar Apr95, May95, Jun95, Jul95, Aug95, Sept95, Oct95, Nov95 , Dec95 [vp0059-fb-0476 thru 0485]
Railcar Shipping,Lab Analysis: Jan96, Feb96, Mar96, Apr96, May96, Jun96, Jul96, Aug96, Sept96, Oct96, Nov96 , Dec96 [vp0059-fb-0486 thru 0497]
Material Movement Ticket: Feb93, Nov93, Apr-Aug93, May93, Feb93 con't [vp0059-fb-0559 thru 0563]
Material Movement Ticket: Mar94, Jun94, Aug93 con't, Aug93 con't, Mar94 con't , Jun94 con't , Nov93 con't , Sept94 , Dec94 [vp0059-fb-0564 thru 0572]
Settlement negotiations, 2/1998, process diagram [vp0059-fb-0140]
Permit Application, RCRA investigation report [vp0059-fb-0160]
Texas final regulations and report [vp0059-fb-0161]
Work plan, Amendment,Permit TX0003191 [vp0059-fb-0156]
OSHA files, Department of Labor citation, laboratory data [vp0059-fb-0623]

DOCUMENTS ADDED ON 10/20/2011:
Correspondence with TNRCC, waste analysis plans, and sampling analysis - 1994 [vp0059-fb-0639]
Correspondence with TWC, Solid Waste Inspection Reports - 1991,1992 [vp0059-fb-0640]
Correspondence with TWC in 1991, Solid Waste Inpsection Reports [vp0059-fb-0641]
Decontamination plan, 1998 [vp0059-fb-0642]
Unit tables title page with no data [vp0059-fb-0643]
Equipment decontamination requirements tables [vp0059-fb-0644]
Wastewater treatment system equipment, materials stored [vp0059-fb-0645]
accumulation inventory tickets, process decontamination forms, shipping authorization forms, and draft operating plans [vp0059-fb-0647]
Draft material tracking system procedure, draft decontamination procedures [vp0059-fb-0648]
SHAM recycling analysis,SHAM recycling model assumptions [vp0059-fb-0649]
MMT Data, electronic disc, response [vp0059-fb-0652]
Criteria for liquid feedstocks [vp0059-fb-0653]
EPA response to feedstock acceptable criteria, USA civil action H-99-1136 [vp0059-fb-0659]
Waste analysis plan [vp0059-fb-0693]
Hand-written log book - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0001]
log book cover, no data [vp0059-fb-0002]
Document Request - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0003]
Negotiation presentation, waste analysis plan - 1998 [vp0059-fb-0006]
Waste Analysis Summary, traffic map, loading and unloading areas, contingency plan [vp0059-fb-0008]
Ion chromatography,sample extraction [vp0059-fb-0010]
Review and total metals analysis - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0011]
Total metals determination,1996 [vp0059-fb-0012]
TCLP test data - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0013]
Total as Equivalents, Oxides, Samples, Total Recovery - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0014]
TCLP and test data - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0015]
TCLP,metals results - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0016]
KOH fusion failure - 1996, cylindrical graphic crucibles [vp0059-fb-0017]
TCLP, AA metals hydride [vp0059-fb-0018]
Screening ICAP metals - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0019]
ICAP sample and laboratory QC results [vp0059-fb-0020]
Sodium peroxide and method development - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0021]
Crucible blanking, laboratory QC tests, KOH fusion - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0022]
KOH fusions, crucible blanking effienciency, and total metals [vp0059-fb-0023]
Sodium peroxide fusion, metal analysis, and crucible blanking efficiency [vp0059-fb-0024]
Sodium peroxide fusion and total metals data - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0025]
Consent decree - 1998-99 [vp0059-fb-0661]
Press releases - 1999 [vp0059-fb-0662]
Comments on Consent Decree - 1999 [vp0059-fb-0663]
Project plan/HASP - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0664]
Sampling plan and QA Project Plan - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0665]
NEIC draft laboratoy report (multiple years) [vp0059-fb-0670]
Operation Summary (multiple years) [vp0059-fb-0671]
Addendum Report - 1998 [vp0059-fb-0672]
Mercury analysis - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0026]
ICAP metal results - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0027]
Total metals results - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0028]
Sampling and sample analyses - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0030]
Sampling and sample analyses - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0031]
Sampling and sample analyses - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0032]
binded log book - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0033]
EPA Notice of Violation Letter - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0034]
TNRCC Permit TX00003191 [vp0059-fb-0034]
Request for imformation - 1996 [vp0059-fb-0038]
project Q23 tags [vp0059-fb-0059]
Sampling Procedures, permits, Hazard Communication Program [vp0059-fb-0004]

DOCUMENTS ADDED ON 12/14/2011:
Trip Report - May 27-28, 1998 to discuss Operational Plan [ 9155063.pdf]
Draft Penalty Discussion Outline for 05/07/1998 [ 9155066.pdf]
Settlement Statement and proposed penalty calculation - 06/08/1998 [9158908.pdf]
Asarco Encycle facility Hazardous Waste Generator List - 02/12/1998 [9158909.pdf]
LITS Regional Weekly Report regarding Hazardous Waste Generator List - [9158909b.pdf]
Penalty Proposal, Final Complaint,Analytical Reports Evaluation [9158936.pdf]
Evaluation Summary Table of pre-acceptance testing activity [9213078.pdf]
Request for Interpretations of Regulatory Status of F006 Recycling Claims - [9213494.pdf]
Attachment 3, questionairre on Region's Position on Regulatory Status of F006 Wastes [9213494b.pdf]
Summary of wastewater treatment plant sludge from hydrometallurgical processes [vp-0059-fb-0132]
Consent Decree from 10-02-1198 [vp-0059-fb-0141]
Consent Decree from 04-28-1998 [ vp0059-fb-0154]
Scheduling Memo for Consent Decree [vp-0059-fb-0647]
Outline of Draft TRs for Consent Decree [vp-0059-fb-0647b]
Request for Information [vp-0059-lb-0038]

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