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EPA Project Manager
Mr Leonard Hotham
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
Mail Stop: 3LC30
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Email: : firstname.lastname@example.org
Maryland Department of Environment
Ms Barbara Brown
Environmental Restoration & Redevelopment Program
Maryland Department of the Environment
1800 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone : (410) 537-3493
- TRB-MCB 5601 Eastern Avenue, LLC. has purchased the property during April 2014. The new owners wish to enter the MDE’s Voluntary Cleanup Program, and are going to perform site characterization work to address data gaps and gather data preparatory to applying to the program.
- PEMCO has elected to enter the facility into the Maryland Department of the Environment's Voluntary Cleanup Program ("VCP") and EPA's RCRA Facility Lead Agreement ("FLA") program. The Company has conducted a site investigation in support of its participation in both programs and is currently preparing a risk assessment. Once EPA/state complete their review of the existing data, an environmental indicator determination will be prepared and posted to this website. It is anticipated that the property will be sold and redeveloped for mixed residential and commercial uses.
- PEMCO has been in discussions with numerous neighborhood organizations regarding the closure and proposed redevelopment of the site. A Public Involvement Plan was developed as part of the EPA-approved Site Characterization Work Plan in accordance with the FLA requirements.
- EPA and MDE requested further evaluation of shallow groundwater flow and the potential for off-site migration of constituents of potential concern. In response, the installation of a groundwater monitoring well (MW-12) on February 1, 2013 was completed. The new well will help establish groundwater flow direction at the Site, and subsequent monitoring and analysis of groundwater in the well will help delineate any contaminants
- PEMCO Corporation recently announced that it is closing its Baltimore facility that manufactures inorganic pigments and specialty glass (frit) that are used to produce porcelain enamel and ceramic glaze coatings. The facility has been in operation since the early 1920's. The PEMCO site is an approximately 20-acre parcel located in a mixed residential, commercial/industrial zone in eastern Baltimore City, Maryland. The property is zoned heavy industrial. The site currently includes several one- and two-story buildings totaling approximately 196,000 square feet. Approximately half of this space is used for manufacturing with the remainder used for office, storage and laboratories. The site also includes an approximately four-acre landfill that was used as a disposal area for off-specification frit from plant operations. PEMCO ceased using the landfill in 1979. The landfill area has been covered with a vegetated soil cap. The anticipated redevelopment of the site will result in demolition of all existing structures on the property.
- The contaminants of concern are primarily VOCs in the soils.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposure[ 8 pp, 550 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [ 11pp, 61 KB, 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 - RCRA
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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- Future site use is to be deterimined.
- 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 the EPA Project Manager:Mr Leonard Hotham (215)-814-5778.