Avionics Specialties Inc.
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EPA Project Manager
Ms. Donna McCartney
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
Mail Code: 3LC20
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone: (215) 814-3427
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Ms. Jutta Schneider
P.O. Box 10009
Richmond, VA 23240-0009
- Cleanup Status:
Corrective Action Underway
- Human Exposure Controls: TBD
- Groundwater Controls: TBD
In Spring 2012 EPA entered into two consent orders with the current and prior owners and operators of this Facility. These consent orders require the current owner (Avionics) to provide access to the site and to continue the sampling of offsite residential drinking water wells and operation and maintenance of carbon filters that were installed in 2007. The prior owner (TDY Industries, L.L.C) is required to complete a RCRA Facility Investigation (RFI) and Corrective Measures Study(CMS), and to implement any Interim Measures that are identified as necessary to protect human health and the environment.A Draft RFI Work Plan and Description of Current Conditions Report were submitted by TDY in July 2012. EPA met with TDY in January 2013 to discuss the draft documents and the overall strategy for completing the investigation work required for this facility. Revised documents were submitted in May and on June 4, 2013 EPA issued approval and asked TDY to proceed with the fieldwork. Based on the schedule included in the final RFI Work Plan, the investigation work will be completed at the facility between June and August 2013. EPA expects to receive a report describing the findings of this investigation work and proposed next steps for the project in the fall of 2013.
The Facility contains a vacant manufacturing plant and occupies approximately 12 acres adjacent to the southwest corner of the Charlottesville-Albemarle County Airport. The plant was constructed in 1954 and the Facility was operated by Teledyne from 1966 to 1992 and by Avionics from 1993 until 2010 as a manufacturer of aircraft parts and components. The Facility consists of four vacant buildings, including a manufacturing building, an adjacent office building, a parts finishing and testing building and a chemical storage garage. The area surrounding the Facility and airport is primarily rural. A residential subdivision (Walnut Hill) is located approximately 800 feet northwest of the Facility.
Wastes generated at the Facility during its history of operations included spent solvents, residual industrial liquids and aluminum polishing washwater.
Contaminants detected in soil and groundwater at the Facility include tetrachloroethene (PCE), 1,1,1-trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA), trichloroethene (TCE), 1,1-dichloroethene and 1,1-dichloroethane.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Avioincs Corrective Action Project Fact Sheet #1 [July 2013 - PDF, 1 page, 132 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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- The site's future use 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: Ms. Donna McCartney (215) 814-3427.