Safety Kleen Systems, Inc. (Baltimore)
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EPA Project Manager
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
Mail Stop: 3LC30
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
The Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. facility received a Final Decision for No Further Action (NFA) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on April 2, 2012. The decision to issue an NFA at the Facility was due to an Environmental Indicator Inspection Report, dated August 2010, which revealed that there are no known or suspected human health exposures or groundwater issues, therefore, there is no threat to human health or the environment. A public notice was posted in The Daily Record newspaper on February 22, 2012 and was followed by a thirty (30)-day comment period that ended on March 22, 2012. The Final Decision and Response to Comments became effective April 2, 2012.
On August 18, 2010, EPA classified the site as meeting Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control Indicator EI 750. On December 15, 2011, EPA classified the site as meeting Human Health Environmental Indicator EI 725 (site currently protective of human health). Based on available data, there are no imminent threats to human health and the environment.
The Safety-Kleen facility is located at 1448 Desoto Road in an industrial park in southwestern Baltimore, Maryland. Safety-Kleen leases its space from Merritt Properties, who owns the industrial park. The facility is surrounded by moderate industrial facilities, except for residential properties to the south. Interstate 95 runs approximately 400 feet to the northwest of the facility.
The facility began activities regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1985, according to the February 28, 1985 Notification of Hazardous Waste Activity. According to the files at USEPA Region III and MDE offices, Safety-Kleen has been the only owner of the facility.
Activities at this facility include the leasing and servicing of Safety-Kleen parts cleaning equipment, mineral spirits, and immersion cleaners. In addition, Safety-Kleen sells perchloroethylene to dry cleaning establishments.
This facility operates as a storage and transfer facility that accepts and stores wastes generated by their clients, primarily engaged in the automotive, mechanical repair, and dry cleaning industries. The wastes are either maintained in storage units at the facility or transferred from truck to truck. Additionally, the facility generates hazardous wastes during drum cleaning. All hazardous wastes stored at the facility are eventually removed and taken to other Safety-Kleen treatment and recycling facilities. The facility uses three Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs); one is permitted to store parts washer solvents (hazardous waste), one stores parts washer solvent (product), and the third stores waste oil.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Final Decision and Response to Comments [PDF, 2 pages, 681 KB, About PDF]
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis [PDF, 6 pages, 49 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 8 pages, 49 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater [PDF, 10 pages, 79 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
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- The site's use is is yet to be determined.
- 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:Leonard Hotham (215)-814-5778 .