Armstrong World - Lancaster Plant
EPA Project Manager
Mr. Grant Dufficy - 3LC30
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone: (215) 814-3455
This facility is enrolled in the One Clean-up Program. This program provides a streamlined approach for Pennsylvania facilities with corrective action obligations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to complete Federal corrective action and, concurrently, receive a liability release from Pennsylvania.
The Armstrong facility is physically located on approximately 67 acres at the intersection of Liberty and Charlotte Streets in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. However, the address has recently been changed to 1067 Dillerville Road in anticipation of closing and divesting of two-thirds of the property. The facility has been used for the manufacture of floor coverings and the associated coatings, adhesives, and waxes since 1911 (some information found in PADEP and USEPA files indicated 1908). Armstrong World Industries is the only known owner of the site. Use of the site prior to 1911 was unknown. Current manufacturing processes include mixing, coating, curing, polymerization, calendaring, grinding, and printing. The production use of materials containing trichloroethene (TCE) was discontinued in 1996.
There are more than 400 buildings on the property. The property is surrounded by a fence and the main entrance is guarded 24 hours a day. Penn Central Railroad tracks border the site to the north. Along the southwestern boundary are Reading Railroad tracks. Beyond those tracks is primarily industrial usage. To the south and east usage is primarily residential and commercial.
According to Armstrong’s November 18, 1980 Part A Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Part A Permit Application, the facility generated the following quantities of hazardous wastes:
S01 (container) – 82,500 gallons
S02 (tank) – 540,000 gallons
T01 (treatment tank) – 144,000 gallons/hour
T04 (treatment other – capability for solidifying) – 3,300 gallons/day
T04 (treatment other – distillation of scrap chlorinated solvents) – 1,500 gallons/day
T04 (treatment other – addition of heat sensitive catalyst to scrap coating waste) – 600 gallons/day
T04 (treatment other – addition of chemicals to neutralize scrap coating waste) – 300 gallons/day
T04 (treatment other – curing of scrap waste in microwave oven) – 240 gallons/day
T04 (treatment other – curing of scrap waste in “hot rooms”) – 500 gallons/day
Armstrong was issued Hazardous Waste Permit No. PAD001307792 on September 22, 1993 for the operation of a hazardous waste storage facility. The permit was issued based on information submitted in the permit application dated April 29, 1983 as modified by subsequent amendments on May 10, 1990 and January 27, 1992. The permit was effective on September 28, 1993 and was set to expire on September 27, 2003.
- Some of the site's key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis [PDF, 138 KB, 3 pages About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 1155 KB, 19 pages About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination -Groundwater Migration [PDF, 1331 KB, 17 pages About PDF]
- Environmental Covenant- PADEP Deed Restriction on Roto Parcel[PDF, 664 KB, 14 pages About PDF]
- Environmental Covenent - PADEP Deed Restriction on Hospital Parcel[PDF, 503 KB, 11 pages About PDF]
- Property Deed Notice for Franklin & Marshall College Parcel [PDF, 325 KB, 9 pages 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
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Armstrong World - Lancaster Plant
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For more information about EPA’s corrective action webpage, including Environmental Indicators, please visit our site at: www.epa.gov/reg3wcmd/correctiveaction.htm