Dassault Falcon Jet
(Formerly: Atlantic Aviation)
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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Luis A. Pizarro
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Mail code: 3LC20
Philadelphia, PA 19103
phone: (215) 814-3444
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Delaware DNREC Project Contact
Mr. Matthew Higgins
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 739-3689
- Atlantic Aviation Corporation (AAC) and EPA have worked cooperatively to complete the requirements for RCRA Corrective Action at the facility located on a portion of the New Castle County Airport. Past releases due to operator error at the facility occurred in an area of the site known as the "Fuel Tank Farm", which includes four underground storage tanks (USTs). Activities were undertaken immediately after each event to contain and cleanup the releases.
- in the area of the fuel spill in 1996. The results verified that the groundwater concentrations of volatile organic compounds/semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs/SVOCs) were below applicable levels, namely Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) and Risk Based Concentrations (RBCs). However, the sampling did reveal elevated levels of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs) in the immediate area of the Fuel Tank Farm where the release occurred. Any further investigation or remediation needed concerning this issue has been deferred to DNREC's Underground Storage Tank Branch for oversight. For more information about the investigations, please see the "Site Investigation - Atlantic Aviation Fuel Farm" dated July 1996.
- Based on the field investigation and information submitted by the facility concerning past waste practices, EPA has determined that no further corrective action is necessary at this time under the federal RCRA Corrective Action program at the facility. The public comment period on the draft proposal ended on February 26, 2001 and no comments were received. Recently, the entire facility was sold by AAC to Dassault Falcon Jet - Wilmington Corporation, effective October 23, 2000. However, AAC retains the environmental liability for the site.
- The AAC facility is located along the east corner of the New Castle County Airport in New Castle, Delaware. AAC had operated at the airport for more than 30 years and offered flight support, flight services and aircraft services. The company leased the property from the Delaware River and Bay Authority, which consists of four hangers and an underground storage tank (UST) farm.
- In December of 1999, the Atlantic Aviation administration offices moved from the New Castle County Airport to the Christiana Executive Campus located in Newark, Delaware. More recently, the entire facility was sold by AAC to Dassault Falcon Jet - Wilmington Corporation, effective October 23, 2000. This was an asset purchase and AAC retains the environmental liability for the site.
- No further work under RCRA Corrective Action is necessary at this time. Issues related to the Fuel Tank Farm have been deferred to DNREC's UST Branch.
- The main contaminants in the groundwater and soil in the area of the Fuel Tank Farm are total petroleum hydrocarbons. Based on the information gathered to date, there are no known or reasonably suspected contamination at any other areas of the facility.
- EPA solicited comments from the public on the proposal that no further RCRA Corrective Action activities were necessary at this time at the AAC facility.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 8pp, 35 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF, 8pp, 48 KB, About PDF]
- 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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- The facility is under continued use.
- The EPA is dedicated to providing you with timely and accurate information about our work at this site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact EPA Project Manager:Mr. Luis A. Pizarro (215) 814-3444.