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On April 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ordered Hunting Point Apartments, LLC, the owner of the Hunting Point on the Potomac apartment complex, and its contractor Chelsea Environmental, to stop work until they comply with Clean Air Act regulations regarding demolition and renovation activities involving asbestos-containing materials. EPA is also requesting certain information and sampling data related to alleged violations of the Clean Air Act from the renovation and removal work at the apartment complex. Specifically, EPA has required that the owners sample certain apartment units and common areas where asbestos-containing material was removed.
The alleged violations were discovered during a series of inspections conducted by EPA at the apartment complex starting in mid-January 2014 and continuing through March 2014. The EPA Order is a first step in addressing potential future risk of exposure from asbestos fibers and to ensure that any additional work at the apartment complex is done in accordance with local and federal regulations. For more information please see the Fact Sheet linked to below.
The Hunting Point on the Potomac apartment complex was built in the late 1940's and early 1950's and was originally comprised of three apartment buildings. The Virginia Department of Transportation purchased the property to construct the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, demolishing one of the buildings in the process. The Virginia Department of Transportation retained ownership of the two remaining building containing approximately 530 units.
On March 29, 2013, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) sold Hunting Point on the Potomac to the Hunting Point Apartments, LLC, which is managed by The Laramar Group, LLC headquartered in Chicago Illinois. The Laramar Group's primary business is the ownership and management of apartment complexes and they currently own other apartments in the D.C. area.
Concern is asbestos containing materials found during the apartment complex renovations.
EPA is hosting a public meeting for residents of Hunting Point on the Potomac apartment complex :
Residents Meeting Scheduled
WHEN: Wednesday December 10, 2014
WHERE: Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy, 530 S. St. Asaph Stree, Alexandria, VA
TIME: 6.30 pm - 8:30 9pm
Representatives from the EPA - ATSDR and Laramar will be available to answer questions.
EPA hosted public meetings for residents of Hunting Point on the Potomac apartment complex and other interested parties. The previous public meetings were held on:
Tuesday ,July 8, 2014
The Lyceum Lecture Hall
201 South Washinton Street
Alexandria , VA
Monday, April 28, 2014
The Lyceum - Lecture Hall
201 South Washington Street
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Lee Center Auditorium
1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, Va.
10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Representatives from other agencies including the Alexandria Health Department, the Virginia Department of Health, the City of Alexandria, and the ATSDR – part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were also available to answer questions, and representatives for the owners of the apartment complex attended .
Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Hungting Point Residents Factsheet(December 5, 2014) [PDF, 293 KB, 2 pages, About PDF]
- Hunting Point Residents Factsheet (July 7, 2014)[PDF, 74 KB, 2 pages, About PDF]
- EPA Approval of Non-Asbestos Related Renovations in Vacant Apartments (June 20, 2014)[PDF, 209 KB, 4 pages, About PDF]
- Hunting Point Residents Meeting Notification for April 28 ,2014[PDF, 158 KB, 1 pages, About PDF]
- Final CDC/ATSDR Letter Health Consultation on Hunting Point Site (April 21, 2014)[PDF, 6.21 MB, 6 pages,About PDF]
- Hunting Point Residents Factsheet (April 17, 2014)[PDF, 174 KB, 2 pages, About PDF]
- Hunting Point Residents Factsheet (April 2, 2014)[PDF, 240 KB, 2 pages, About PDF]
- EPA Administrative Order Issued to Hunting Point Apartments LLC & Chelsea Environmental[PDF, 1.54 MB, 20 pages, About PDF]
- EPA Letter Requiring Information Submittal to Hunting Point Apartments, LLC[PDF, 471 KB,8 pages, About PDF]
- EPA Letter Requiring Information Submittal to Chelsea Environmental [PDF, 303 kB, 5 pages, About PDF]
- All documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division
1650 Arch Street-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Call for an appointment.
- Submit a FOIA Request
Get instructions on how to submit a FOIA request. Additional fee for requests over 100 pages.
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